A new Lineage 2 server has been launched called Lineage 2 Essence. This server has everything you love from Lineage 2 but with more of an emphasis on PvP and raids. In the press release announcing the launch of the server the developers said they focused on the following features.
Accelerated leveling and auto-hunting function
Independence from other players
No need to have multiple accounts for the comfortable play
90 levels, 6 races and 34 classes
Massive sieges for the whole server
Daily Olympiad and Weekly Hero Status
Raid Bosses in an open world are designed for a party or clan as well as for solo players
Levels of some Raid Bosses have been increased
Lineage II Essence can be found on the 4game platform which is also host to Classic Lineage II servers, normal Lineage II servers, Ragnarok Online, and other MMOs. The platform has 50 million users across the world. However, the Lineage II servers are all listed as European servers. So, it isn’t very clear if Lineage II Essence is for Europe only or not.
The official website for Lineage 2 Essence isn’t much to look at right now but they do have a handy chart that shows the differences between the three different game modes that are available. I’ve included a screenshot of it below but it’s actually interactive so if you want to know more you should head over to the site.
Source: Press Release
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Today marks the start of something new, yet old. It’s the official Lineage 2 Classic launch, which comes with a set of patch notes so massive they actually require a table of contents and should provide more than enough information about what the self-described “punishingly difficult” MMORPG has to offer.
Checking in at a whopping 68 pages, the patch notes offer a complete rundown of everything in Lineage 2 Classic, from classes to items to quests to UI and everything in between. The notes even offer full instructions on reaching new class transfer quests and detail one-time “Newbie Quests” for each race that provide some pretty significant rewards.
Of particular interest to players is the VIP Program section, which outlines how players who buy and spend NCoin get rewarded. There are a total of four tiers to this VIP system, which can be achieved from spending as little at 80 NCoin to as much as 4,000 NCoin within a 30 day period or less.
Earning these tiers will get your character a variety of boons including increased item drop rates, XP bonuses, and even lowered XP loss and a PvE damage increase at Tiers 3 and 4. Those same Tiers also will get free Silver Coin drops from monsters, which can be spent in the L2 Store to purchase crafting materials and cosmetics.
As for maintaining these Tiers, that does require a level of NCoin spending, which is outlined in the appropriate section of the patch notes. You can read over everything here and even take a look at a preview of mostly everything in Lineage 2 Classic in this livestream video.
…hmmm…we are almost certain there will be a number of impressions made by players regarding this game’s business model and its VIP Tiers. We certainly hope players who spend money don’t get too much of an advantage, because a sandbox environment will certainly feel those impacts far more directly than a “typical” MMO.
Source: official site
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The end of the year has come and that means it’s time to take a look back at the year that has been. It certainly hasn’t been an easy one. We’ve had a decline in the number of new games releasing and we’ve had to say goodbye to some fan favorites.
But it has also been a good year. This year we saw a number of MMOs release expansions, and we watched as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds soared in popularity.
Only time can tell if 2017 will be a good year or a bad year.
However, you can decide what was the best this year. It’s time for MMOGames’ 4th annual Best of the Year Awards as voted for by you the reader. This year we have 10 different categories for you to vote on ranging from mobile games to MMO expansions.
Every year we see the release of more and more mobile games and it looks like the trend is going to continue next year as many eastern titles get mobile versions. But before we get to Black Desert Online M, Tera M, or any of the other MMORGs adding M to their name we want to know what you think of the games we have now. Which game would you say was the best Mobile game of 2017?
To place your vote just scroll through the games listed below and click on the button marked Vote. If you’d like to vote for a game that isn’t listed let us know in the comments and we will quickly get it added. Make sure you visit each page to vote for your favorite games in each category they’re nominated in. Come back every day until January 3rd when the voting ends for another chance to vote. No logging in required.
In the end all the winners will be featured in the Reader’s Choice Best of 2017 Awards along with all the bragging rights that come along with it. Who wins is entirely up to you, so be sure to share this within your circle of friends, your guilds, and the communities for the games you loved this year.
Remember, voting ends on January 3rd and you’re able to vote once a day which means you can vote for more than one game if you like. What you do with your votes is entirely up to you.
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