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« on: February 22, 2005, 06:34:58 AM »

...bought Lineage 2.

So I'm in EB burning off some store credit.  After being very impressed with the free Anarchy Online trial, I decided it was time to open another account, this one a pay-to-play with all the expansions.  My free account would remain, well, free.  I'd use it to farm missions, mule items, or double-box if I needed it.

Anyway, I'm in EB.  Digging through the disorganized PC games.  I find a single copy of AO: Shadowlands and a single copy of AO: Alien Invasion.  Sweet.  I'm set.

Then I remember I need the Civ3 Conquests expansion.  I grab that.

Oh!  And look, a UT2k4 special edition!  What's this?  New vehicles?  New Onslaught maps?  Hey, it's only $20.  That gets added to the stack.

Then I see this fat platinum-colored box in the back.  I flip it over so I can read it.  LINEAGE II -- COLLECTOR'S DVD EDITION.  Ugh.  Korean MMOs = the suck.

Then I see a little tag.  EB Games' President's Day Sale!  Lineage II and Lineage II Collector's Edition -- Only $10!

I look at the back of the box.  It's fat and heavy, maybe there's something cooler than the game in it.

That's when I see it:

Contains 22" tall 3D Paper (R) collectible figurine that is fun and challenging to assemble.

The picture depicts a hot swedish/elvish chick.

Yeah, I gotta buy this.

So now I've got a copy of Lineage II staring at me as I fondle, erm, I mean, assemble this neat-o little model.

What do I do?  Play frisbee with the DVDs?  Try to microwave the box with the discs in it and see what happens?  Or do I install it and try it for the hell of it?

Is this game any good at all?  It's one of, if not the most popular MMORPG in the world, yet I've never found an English speaking person who'll vouch for it.
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2005, 06:42:22 AM »

All the reviews I read say the game redefines grind.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2005, 07:02:06 AM »

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All the reviews I read say the game redefines grind.
Yeah, that's what I heard to.

But the figurine was too tempting to pass up.

Too bad I had to buy a shitty game along with it.   :?
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2005, 10:49:46 AM »

It's more of a grind than anything other MMO I've played.  And since "grinding" isn't your thing, you'll probably dislike it.  Though, you did get a cool figurine with it, so hey, that's not too bad.

But might as well tinker around with it for that free month.  Hey, you never know!
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2005, 12:13:10 PM »

Lineage 2 Dark elven females: Hottest MMOL female character.

Lineage 2 Dwarves: Strangest difference between the sexes bar none.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2005, 01:41:45 PM »

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Lineage 2 Dark elven females: Hottest MMOL female character.

But they run funny!

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Lineage 2 Dwarves: Strangest difference between the sexes bar none.


The whole character design of that game is out of whack.   they basically decided to try and appeal to every market (American, Korean, European, etc) with one or two character designs, and ended up with a mish-mash of stuff that doesn't exactly look cohesive at all.  

As for the game, I really tried to like it and even bought the game after playing in the beta, but in reality it was just so punishing in it's grind and such.  Not to mention the numerous international bot farmers that were ruling the areas and attacking anything in their radius.  It's worth trying out since you have a free month, but don't expect anything as absorbing and forgiving as WoW.
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2005, 02:59:08 PM »

My lineage 2 box didn't come with a hot chick figurine  :cry:

L2 does redefine grind tho, I played for the month of open beta and month after release then sold my acct for 260 bucks.

First MMO i've played that rapidly deteriorated over time instead of gradually improving.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2005, 03:50:36 PM »

I cant wait for your "I'm quitting Lineage 2 thread"  :lol:

We should expect it in a day or two.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2005, 06:10:27 PM »

Dude, what the fuck is wrong withyou? burn it now before it curses you or something.
no good can possibly come from this.
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2005, 07:15:04 PM »

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Dude, what the fuck is wrong withyou? burn it now before it curses you or something.
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Dude.  22" elven female figurine.

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I cant wait for your "I'm quitting Lineage 2 thread"  :lol:

We should expect it in a day or two.


I wouldn't even bother posting that.
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2005, 09:30:59 PM »

*high pitched anime chick elven voice* "HEEEEYA!" (repeated 43 billion times) = enough cash for a level 10 warhammer by the time your level 20.

This results in rich chineese farmers and suicidal white collar cubicle workers.

BURN THE 22" ELF!
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2005, 05:58:33 PM »

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Dude.  22" elven female figurine.

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I cant wait for your "I'm quitting Lineage 2 thread"  :lol:

We should expect it in a day or two.


I wouldn't even bother posting that.


Just don't roll a character on a RP server as I hear from a good source that they are ghey.  :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2005, 08:23:34 PM »

that goes without saying.
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2005, 04:35:26 AM »

Oh well this is interesting.  Apparently there are 'independent' Lineage 2 servers much like there are for UO.  They all feature greatly increased rates of experience, money, and skill gain.  Most are even the current version, which includes the epic castle sieges Lineage 2 touted but were not included on release.

Apparently they're even better-policed for bots then the official servers are too...  :?
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2005, 05:32:17 PM »

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Oh well this is interesting.  Apparently there are 'independent' Lineage 2 servers much like there are for UO.  They all feature greatly increased rates of experience, money, and skill gain.  Most are even the current version, which includes the epic castle sieges Lineage 2 touted but were not included on release.

Independent and free servers, no? I'm impressed they cracked the server code that quickly.

Then again, Lineage 2 has been out in Korea for years now...
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