NCsoft Customer Service has implemented a change to the current chat ban tool, enabling Customer Service to ban a player from global chat without affecting their ability to chat locally, whisper, or chat with pledgemates or hunting party members. Additionally, there is a new address to send Lineage money order payments.
Chat Banning Tool
A change has been implemented that allows us to ban players using offensive language and phrasing in the global chat system. A player that has been banned from global chat may continue playing Lineage and is still able to chat locally and with party and pledge members. This tool has been introduced to prevent customers from affecting all players online should they choose to use inappropriate language in global chat. Chat bans last:
1st offense – 3 days
2nd offense – 7 days
3rd offense – permanent
It is still possible for players who abuse other modes of chat to be banned from using all chat forms. However, we believe that the new system is more appropriate for our customer base.
For those who wish to pay for their subscriptions with a money order, please note the new address to send your monthly payment:
6801 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Bldg. 1, Ste. 102
Austin, TX 78731
You can find our address, and answers to most billing questions, on our website in our new Billing FAQ!
Basically, you can purchase a blank scroll at Oren (levels 1-3). You can then assign this scroll to be any level 1-3 spell, at the cost of the spells HP/MP when you create the scroll. The scroll can then be used by anyone, with no HP/MP cost whenever they want. For example, in the image above, a mage created a scroll of Blessed Armor at a cost of 20 MP to the mage. She then handed it to the knight, which used it at a cost of nothing.
The only restriction is that the mage must be Spell Level x 8, as you can see in the chart below.
No teleport of any kind allowed in boss or dragon areas. No rotc, No blessed scroll of teleport, no teleport home, no mass teleport, nothing at all. If you want to leave, you either walk out or die and restart.
Ivory Tower Inn bug fixed (you couldn't use it until now)
Blank Scroll use levels changed to spell level x 8.
Oren town sells map (previously unavailable)
Boss monster strength and drops adjusted. (Baphomet, Dragons, Phoenix, Death Knight and others are stronger now).
Sounds like Ant Queen got much stronger. If NC posts any confirmation of this, I will append to this post. Here are three accounts of Ant Queen attacks I got in my email this morning:
Cant00n: Me and about 25 other BB summon mages when down to have a
nice little duel with ant queen. We all summon, put our BBs on her and expect
her only to last about 10min like normal all hoping we'll get the good drop.
That was 6 hours ago, we're still at it while I write this and frankly where
going nowhere. If BBs could attack dragons I'm sure the damage we've done
to Ant Queen is enough to kill... 5 fafu... that how long and how hard we've
been hitting her. After 3 hours we came to the concusion that maybe it was
just our BBs that didn't do damage. Still having hope for the b-zel we all
e-bolt like mad... many of us fall as she turns her attention from our BBs
to us. After 1 hour of e-bolting still nothin. Theres like 50 summon mages
here. BBs are running all over the place. And still she is killing us. Just
wondering is this normal? Cuz I killed her wit 5 other summon mages in 2 min
before dex/ac update... Just though i should send this to Lineage Comp. I
must go back now ;) I still have hope.
Scaleb: Ant Queen is now much harder to kill – Takes hours with 20+ BBs, and various high lvl knights and elves attacking her. Yesterday (or maybe the day before) all it took was an elf or two, and a summon mage or 2….
Teapot: These are pictures of our attempt to kill ant for 6hours +..
Here is a summary of the icons for the new magic. On the left is all 10 levels of mage spells. On the right is the new window for elves (notice that the tabs where level 7-10 for mages normally appear are red and the spells are different. So basically, an elf can learn all level 1-6 magic and then 5 levels of elven magic. (Not pictured in the elven window is the level 1 and 2 elf spells, of which there are 5).
May 30, 2002 02:29 pm ET - research by atdt01410, Jailrune, ForNamomo
Two visitors on our site, atdt01410 and JailRune have posted a translation of elven magic as comments, I thought it was worthy of news. We're going to double check it all, so corrections might be made. (Thanks atdt01410 and Jailrune!)
resist magic (5/0)
+10% to MR for 1 hour
body to mind (0/5)
teleport to mother tree (5/0)
teleport to mother tree
clear mind (15/0)
+5 to WIS for 30 minutes
resist element (10/0)
+10% to elemental resistance for 1 hour
return to nature (20/0/1)
break summon or tame
blood to soul (0/50)
resist fire (15/0)
for 1 hour, increased fire resistance
fire weapon (10/0)
for 10 min, increased melee damage
resist water (15/0)
for 1 hour, increased water resistance
resist wind (15/0)
for 1 hour, increased wind resistance
wind shot (20/0)
increase in bow hit and damage
wind walk (15/0)
for 30 min, increased walking speed
resist earth (15/0)
for 1 hour, increased earth resistance
earth skin (10/0)
for 1 hour, increased AC entangle (20/0/1)
for 3 min, decreased walking speed
erase magic (50/0/2)
erases magical effects
summon fire elemental (30/0/2)
for 1 hour, summon fire elemental
bless of fire (30/0)
for 30 min, party gets increased melee damage
summon water elemental (30/0/2)
for 1 hour, summon water elemental
nature touch (30/0)
heal all HP
summon wind elemental (30/0/2)
for 1 hour, summon wind elemental
eye of the storm (30/0)
for 30 min, party gets increased missile hit rate and damage
summon earth elemental (30/0/2)
for 1 hour, summon earth elemental
earth bind (30/0)
for 1 minute, target cannot attack
area of silence (100/0/5)
no magic can be used for 1 minute in the same screen as the caster
summon flame elemental (50/0/3)
for 1 hour, summon flame elemental
burning weapon (20/0)
for 10 min, increased fire melee damage
summon ice elemental (50/0/3)
for 1 hour, summon ice elemental
nature blessing (20/0)
heal all of party's HP
call of nature (120/0/3)
ressurects target with full HP and 0 MP
summon storm elemental (50/0/3)
for 1 hour, summon storm elemental
storm shot (20/0)
for 10 min, increased missile hit rate and damage
storm walk (10/0)
teleport to any location on the screen
summon iron elemental (50/0/3)
for 1 hour, summon iron elemental
May 30, 2002 02:00 pm ET - research by NC - Austin
We are currently investigating two issues occurring after the latest publish. The first issue involves pets collection of stackable items. If a pet is carrying an item that can be stacked in its inventory and its inventory is filled to 8 slots, the pet will drop additional stacked items to the ground rather than adding to stacks. For example, if a pet is carrying one fur and has seven inventory slots filled with other items, it will not pick up any additional fur. The second issue involves disrupted display/visibility of prince and princess characters for some players.
We are working to resolve both of these issues, and will be posting more information as soon as it becomes available
Name: Life Stream
Cost: 50 MP/0 HP/1 magic gem
Duration: 10 minutes
Target: Affects whole party.
Effect: Increases HP regeneration rate of party for the duration
Cost: 33 MP/10 HP/1 magic gem
Duration: 3 minutes
Effect: No magic can be cast in the affected area for the duration.
Name: Inner Sight
Cost: 55 MP/10 HP/1 magic gem
Duration: 10 seconds
Effect: Broadens caster's sight. Sees through all obstacles.
Name: Decay Potion
Cost: 60 MP/20 HP/2 magic gem
Duration: 1 minute
Effect: Target cannot use any potions for the duration.
Name: Absolute Barrier
Cost: 80 MP/10 HP/3 magic gems
Duration: 30 seconds
Effect: Places an invincible barrier around the caster, but caster cannot move.
Name: Change Position
Cost: 100 MP/20 HP/3 magic gems
Effect: Swaps positions between caster and PC
Name: Greater Mass Teleport
Cost: 120 MP/30 HP/5 magic gems
Target: Within 8 cells of the caster
Effect: Mass teleport on all PCs within an 8 cell area, regardless of pledge.
XDaComeOn is the thirteenth level 50 knight in the USA, the eleventh level 50 player on Dep (all eleven are knights) and the fifteenth level 50 player in the USA. Congratulations XDaComeOn!
XDaComeOn, a CON knight, has over 600 HP *and* a STR ammy. He also has an unreal amount of MP for a knight: 68. In addition, he switches between a +9 Katana, a +9 Rapier and a +8 blessed Tsurugi. With DEX update, he has -61 AC and he uses an MR set to hunt DVC and Fire Valley (FV)
He died 3 times at level 49 (losing 13% each time), so it took him 2 months to get from 49-50. He estimates hitting level 52 at about the end of June.
Obsidean, a STR knight, has a +8 b-tsu and -54 AC and hunted MLC 7f and Fire Valley. He also has a PK count of 21.
We will be bringing down the North American Lineage servers at approximately 6:15 PM Central US time on Wednesday, May 29th to remove the recently published experience changes as well as the death penalty reduction changes. We have opted to do this in response both to address our own concerns with the system design as well as in response to the high volume of customer feedback we’ve received in the last few hours. The overall system (including both the death penalty and exp. changes) was originally intended to offset connectivity issues in the US market by reducing the experience loss due to character death, while the exp change was included to balance the resulting ease in leveling as well as to limit ‘farming’ of low level monsters in cases where no risk was involved to the character. We are striving to create a system that is both fun for our customers and fair to characters of all levels, and we don’t feel that the current system achieves that goal.
As we will be working to revise the system in the next few weeks, we are very interested in your feedback. We’d like to encourage everyone to visit the Lineage test server and provide feedback on the official Lineage message boards and through our Customer Support emails. We apologize for the disruption this has caused the North American Lineage community, and we will provide updated information on this system change in the near future.
The following update was added to the publish today:
Experience gain from monsters has been changed in the following manner:
If a monster is roughly two thirds of the player's level or higher (not exactly two-thirds), then the player will gain
100% experience from killing it. If the monster is less than two third's of the player's level (again, not exactly
two-thirds), then the player will receive some or none of the experience.
Example: A level 30 player can kill roughly level 20 monsters and above and receive experience. If the creature is
below level 20, each level down will reduce the experience gain another 10%. So a roughly level 19 creature would yield
90% experience, 18 yield 80%, down to eventually zero.
Creatures that are grey colored on their name will not yield experience.
The following items will be published on May 29 at 10:00am Central US time:
Fixed a bug that was displaying the name of tamed monsters mistakenly if they had been polymorphed. For example, if you used a maple wand on a tamed zombie and changed it to a bugbear, the name would still display “zombie”.
Fixed a bug that a player kept on restarting at the same spot where he or she died when equipped with certain specific items.
Fixed a targeting bug with the fog in Lair of Valakas
Fixed a bug that allowed the player to delete items with the spacebar key
Fixed a bug where summoned monsters and pets were not receiving the loot from monsters they killed, even if the summoned monster or pet had room in their inventory for the items.
The Bless of Eva potion has been extended to last 30 minutes
The weight of wisdom potions has been reduced.
Scroll of identify will now identify a dog’s name and level when identified.
Players can now destroy items via the in-game trashcan (Can not delete dog collars with new trash can feature)
Guides will not create additional rabbits once they’ve already created some within one minute.
Players can no longer “give” items to vendor NPC’s. Selling is still possible.
Full inventory monsters will drop loot on the ground rather than let it disappear.
Tamed and summoned monsters will now have a hit point bar over their head.
Players should receive an additional 1 AC point at the following levels:
After much delay, we have added an Elven Item Creation guide. We tried to capture the "big picture" with this one, so you can see everything on one screen (and hopefully it will fit on a piece of paper).
I'd love some feedback on it - I hope it is useful.
Mamamia is the fourth player in the USA to hit level 51. Congratulations Mamamia!
With -5x AC, +7 Tsu, +9 Rap, this latest level was gained hunting DVC 2-4f. He is a CON 18 knight, and for his first stat, he picked STR. With Orc Ammy, he has over 650 HP, room for plenty of damage by muryans, ettins and skeletons.
CORPS is the eleventh level 50 knight in the USA, the ninth level 50 player on Dep (all nine are knights) and the fourteenth level 50 player in the USA. Congratulations CORPS!
CORPS, a str knight (Dep), just turned lvl 50 and answered some questions.
CORPS new morph and a DK in the picture for luck ^^
SoulScream: How long have you been lvling this char?
CORPS: Forever! (She's afk so often that estimating how long she's
been lvling it is sorta difficult)
S: How many times have you died?
C: Nine times at lvl 49 (One delvl!) and 12 times total.
S: Where do you usually hunt?
C: FV and Desert.
S: How long until lvl 51?
C: Should be there in under a month.
S: Is there anything special you'd want to announce?
C: I would like to thank all the nice mages that healed me, it's thanks to
them that I got to 50 so fast.
Dlirk always gets into expos. He's like the Lineage community's official insider to game exhibitions. Here is the report on Lineage that he emailed me. ^^
Lineage at E3
I went up to the booth where I met Susan Kath, she gave me a lineage hat and
said she knew who I was, I’m Dlirk, by the way. My mom told her I had been
playing lineage since it started, about 5 years ago, she then asked me if I
would like to meet Jake Song. I said that I would and a few moments later I
shook hands with Jake.
I asked him about items like wands of wishing being removed, they were very
fun items I told him. He replied that they are still in the game, monsters
just don’t drop them. He also said that Lineage II takes place around 150
years before Lineage I and there is very little connecting Lineage I and II,
remember this line folks.
He said the dragons were given elements for no real reason and that it does
not really follow the lineage history. He said that the dragons wanted a
more civilized world than the giants provided but there is no reason for
them having elements, it is more of a game discretion. My mom then told him
that he is to blame for me spending so many hours playing. He agreed that
it was his fault.
We were then led into a small room with a big computer in the corner. A
guy in there showed me everything I wanted to see in lineage. I got to see
demons fight the new beleth. The new Beleth womped demon like a girl with a
skinned knee. He showed me the newly redone hidden valley and singing
island with new monsters, a new low level quest involving a low level drake
on singing island. I also got to see all the new monsters and the animation
is really cool.
I saw the new mage and knight and the knight had really cool animations
with a dagger, sword, and two-handed sword. He kind of got mad when I said
a knight would have to be really strong to use a katana in one hand. The
dagger thrust with the knight looked really cool. The snowman is great, he
pecks at you with his nose.
The guy then tried to kill Valakas with the +100 Doomblade he had, but
after it didn’t die in 5 hits he gave up and clicked the dragon which showed
what items he was carrying, wow I want that hack.
I also saw a few more servers but they don’t seem to be released yet, I saw
another non-pk server, another test server and 2 more pk servers, and then
there was the e3 server. I asked if they would add a new hunting area
strictly for level 48-50+ and he said he didn’t know. What keeps strong
players playing, that is what he asked me.
I then got to see lineage II and it had this cool zoom out feature where
you can see the whole map for miles, really easy to find monsters, then he
made the sprite he had, have an elven torso and elven legs. He also made it
lay down on the ground and do a battle taunt, yet he was unable to cast a
spell or slash, because he didn’t have those animations. I asked him if
Lineage II ties into the story of Lineage I, he said it did a lot, and I got
confused cause remember what Jake said? He said it’s establishing the
ruling class in Lineage II… And then we were out of time and I left.
Some side notes include. He also said that IK was brought on board because
of his work with Lvault.com. Beleth killed a snow golem in 2 hits. When
asked about the Destroy, better known as Disintegrate spell, he said he
doubted it would ever be added, then he blasted a chicken with it. He also
didn’t seem to know about unicorn horns when I asked him about them. I
don’t really see why they don’t add doom blades normally to the server
because it was only 16/16 and did not have the instant kill feature, sure it
had +5 to stats but peh.
Bookmarks that are still functioning near the Valakas Lair entrance will be disabled today (Friday May 24) at 11:30am US Central time on Test Server. They will also be disabled in Depardieu and Ken Rauhel on Tuesday May 28 during the 10:00am US central time server maintenance. If your bookmark(s) no longer work in this area, you will need to re-create them in a spot that will allow bookmarks.
Some changes to Lineage Compendium I thought I'd mention:
There has been some confusion about the rules for comments, people getting banned, posts getting deleted, etc. We have made them a little bit more clear. The moderator is BigPope. Any questions you have about the rules can be directed to him in an email at email@example.com. It's no big deal, really, just trying to have some good discussion on the news.
Many people wonder about who we are. We added an about page (last link, all the way at the bottom of the menu). We tried to think of the basic questions people ask and answered them. If you have more, let us know and we'll add to the page. ^^
We added a Top 50 Players in the LC/LinWeb sharing. Pretty self-explanatory. :)
Also added is a Top 20 Pledges. This deserves some explanation. Obviously, not every member of the pledge is present in LinWeb. So, what we do is take the whole pledge, and count everyone who is not sharing as 0 points. We count everyone who is sharing by their rating. Then we take the average. To give bonus to large pledges (and make up for missing people), we multiply the average by the size of the pledge to the 0.8 power. It's a weird formula, but it kind of works. If you have better ideas, I want to hear them. :) How do you raise your pledge rating? Add people! Every person that isn't added is being counted as a level 1 newbie, so adding more members from your pledge should help.
Finally, the LINDX. It's like the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, etc. It represents the average ratings of each server. Some cross-server competition. :)
Looks like Dep server has the first +9 b-tsurugi in the USA. This fine weapon belongs to Startsnow of the PornStarPledge. This weapon went from +5 to +7 on a b-dai, and then 2 n-dais to finish the job.
A: So +5 to +7 on b- then n- and n-.
A: What were you thinking to do +8 or +9?
S: hmm.. this is my only tsu and when i'm doing it , i feel no regret if i blew it
A: yeah, huge sacrifice if you blew it!
S: yes. but i struggle for about half hour before i click ...
A: wow. balls. very nice work. where did you get the btsu?
S: from Faf
A: direct drop?
A: ha! pledge hunt of faf?
A: did you die?
S: yup , once
A: well, worth it huh!
S: ^^ for some reason , i think this sword meant to be mine coz in 24 hours i made it from 7 ~ 9 t.t
A: did you ever use rap?
A: what +?
A: vs undead, do you think +9 rap is better than +9 btsu?
S: i still think +9 rap is better ...
A: so you don't think that b- does undead damage like rap?
S: hmm.. i think it effect , but i don't know how much
A: ok, interesting
S: im not like other ppl said... blessed char...
A: why, have you been very unlucky so far?
S: well , many ppl said i'm blessed char coz the +9rap i made is also my only rap......
A: wait, you made a +9 rap on first try?
A: well, congratulations on your +9 btsu!
Melantus stopped by the IRC to visit and let us know why Test server was down:
Extended the Bless of Eva potion to last 30 minutes
Reduced the weight of wisdom potions
Fixed a naming bug when taming polymorphed monsters
Can no longer delete dog collars
By the way, you'll notice that all the May 10th updates, like DEX/AC, are in now. ^^
Q: Hey Melantus, does the dex/ac update affect monsters too? That is, will they have boosted AC based on their DEX?
A: Nope. Monsters dont gain exp and not this ac dex bonus.
The lineage.com site has a new look to it. In addition, a flash presentation which has all the screenshots we posted yesterday as well as two new ones (looks like undead mage and undead knight) is available by clicking on the image to the right.
It appears that they have a bulk of the client completed, but haven't made a decision if it they will finish it up and won't be able to make that decision until Fall 2002. We've known about a console version since February 2002, but not which consoles.
Nothing was mentioned about support for other consoles, so don't count them out just yet. :)
I made some improvements to the LinWeb sharing system:
Best PvP weapon category now incorporates player's STR into the damage calculations as described by our STR page.
Best PvP weapon category includes damage bonus of weapons is included.
Best PvP weapon category includes arrow damage on bows, but not base damage since it's not included in the damage inflicted in the game. (Note that DEX affects damage for all weapons, but we didn't include it because it's a smaller effect than DEX and we don't quite understand it yet)
LinWeb sharing page now allows you to update your LinWeb data yourself. Just go to the page, type in your name, choose your server and click Update. This will pull down the latest stats for your character. However, you can only do this once per hour to avoid abuse. (There will still be nightly updates anyway, but if you want to update your data after you're done for the night or something and see your new rank, you can do that).
LinWeb sharing page now allows Searching/Jumping by name. Just type in the name in the name field and it will jump forward to that name. You could also just type in "J" and jump to the Js.
NC is planning big graphics changes for Lineage in 2003. (Yes, the original one). To get you "in the mood" they offer this little flash slideshow as well as a short 38-second movie. It depicts a siege. It's quite cool.
Greater Haste book now drops from certain monsters. Greater Haste lasts 30 minutes, but can only be cast on yourself.
Mana potions added as a drop from monsters. Mana potions will accelerate your mana regeneration for 10 minutes, based on your WIS.
Summon and tame have been changed to limit to CHA/6 monsters. However, mage and prince classes get a +1 bonus and elf class gets a +2 bonus. So, a CHA 12 mage would be able to summon/tame a maximum of 3 monsters. A CHA 11 elf would be able to also tame up to 3 monsters.
In addition, the monsters that can be summoned have changed:
Level 28: Werewolf (no change)
Level 32: Skeleton -> Lizardman
Level 36: Spartoi -> Ratman
Level 40: Bugbear (no change)
Level 44: Bugbear -> Skeleton Guard
Level 48: Bugbear -> King Bugbear
Level 52: Bugbear -> Ettin
Heine housing is available for purchase.
You can now find dragon scales rarely lying around the dragon's lair. (You don't need to kill the dragon to get them).
This was posted at http://www.gamespydaily.com, hopefully we get some cool Lineage II news within the next few days. ^^
In case you don't recall, NC Soft and Cryptic Studios recently announced that they will be showing off their upcoming super hero flavored MMORPG, City of Heroes at E3. Cryptic says that they'll show the game to various media and industry professionals behind closed doors beginning tomorrow. They'll be walking folks through a 15 minute demo of the game, and answering whatever questions they are ready to at this point in development. NCSoft will also show other undisclosed properties to the media, though what these titles are has not been disclosed.. it wouldn't be much of a stretch to expect them to show off something from Lineage II, but don't quote me on that..
May 21, 2002 11:42 pm ET - research by BloodKnight, rgamcdou, punker, and many others
Forged hits level 50
Forged is the tenth level 50 knight in the USA, the first 50+ character on Test server and the thirteenth level 50 player in the USA. Congratulations Forged!
I know, I can see it already: "Test doesn't count, test is easy, test is lame, blah blah." We've heard it all before. Yes, test gets better drops, yes, there is more money on test, yes, the average person has more money, more pots, more armor, better weapons on test. However, killing a monster still gives the same experience. To level to 50 on test takes just as many DV skels as on the regular servers, so regardless of your feelings towards certain parts of Test, it is still a huge task to level to 50.
Forged, a STR Knight, reached level 50 a few hours ago. He started Test when it was last wiped earlier this year, but didn't take it seriously until his friends moved there. He spent only 2.5 weeks at level 49. He spent anywhere from 8-16 hours per day playing. (!)
He hunts in FV beach (which is apparently where most of the 50+ people are hunting these days)
His LinWeb is open to all to see (Forged). But quick summary: AC -60, +9 Tsurugi, 516HP, ROTC, ROPC.
His goal is to reach level 52 before a server wipe. How does he feel about a server wipe? "Doesn't really matter. Means I'll finally break my Lineage addiction. The whole point of this server is to have fun."
Thin is the ninth level 50 knight in the USA, the eighth level 50 player
on Dep (also the eighth Knight on Dep - all characters on Dep 50+ are knights) and the twelfth level 50 player in the USA. Congratulations Thin!
Thin, a STR Knight, reached level 50 just a few hours ago. He created Thin in December 2001, and levelled up to 50 in just 6 months, 2.3 of which were spent at level 49. He died a total of around 8 times total (twice at 49).
He hunts in Dragon Valley and Dragon Valley Caves with a +8 rap and -45 AC with 45% MR, also for only about 4-5 hours a day. He uses werewolf morph in the daytime (fastest swing) but skeleton morph at night (the higher framerate of the werewolf morph could potentially slow your computer down at night).
He has a PK count of 0.
No plans to get to 51+. In fact, he wants to concentrate on improving his AC/MR with his mage for now.
The US servers will conduct their tuesday maintenance at 10:00am on Tuesday May 21. The servers will be unavailable for a brief time during this maintenance.
During the US server maintenance at 10:00am on Tuesday May 21st, we will be resetting dogs with negative alignment to 0 (zero). This does not correct the issue preventing dog alignment from increasing toward positive during hunting. Players should note that a dog’s alignment will still not adjust to positive if moved into the negative range. We are working to resolve this issue and will update a fix as soon as possible.
May 20, 2002 03:48 pm ET - research by NCsoft Corp.
NCsoft Announces New CI
A Representation of NCsoft’s Determination to Become a Global Online Game Publisher [May 20, 2002] NCsoft Corp. (President Kim Taek Jin) today announced a new corporate identity to express its determination to leap into a global online game publisher. The changed CI depicts eternal joy that games bring through the alphabet letters N and C in a graphic representation of game blocks. The blocks are connected geometrically to symbolize eternal enjoyment. The colors orange and violet represent NCsoft’s intention to form a relationship of trust with customers. "This year marks the 5th anniversary of NCsoft’s establishment. If the last five years were dedicated to developing highly-polished games, the next five years will be spent in striving to become a global online game publisher that gamers can fully trust and chose. Our new CI represents our aspirations,” said president Kim Taek Jin of NCsoft.
May 20, 2002 05:32 am ET - research by FirstLove Pledge
For the curious, here is a 5 minute video of FIRSTLOVE pledge on Dep server attempting to kill Antharas. They used many, many mages e-bolting him nonstop until he burrowed. Then he came back, and sent him back down again. The video ends with Antharas burrowed into the ground and the person who sent me this told me that they failed in the end.
Please do not post these links to any message boards or link from any web pages. You are welcome to download it from this site or its mirrors, but if you want to distribute it, please host it yourself. If there is any abuse, we will be forced to remove the link. Thanks for respecting our bandwidth.
Okay, so more boredom = more new features. I added something called the "Best of LinWeb". Basically, it takes all of the LinWeb characters that everyone has chosen to share and ranks them against each other in different categories:
We received an email titled "Lineage News letter[episode11 info.]" and in it was an interview (in Korean) with Ju-Hyung Jang, team lead for Lineage. What follows is a translation of this interview. Please note that we paraphrased and that this is an unofficial translation, so don't go complaining to NC if we at LC made a mistake. ^^
When do you expect episode 11 to be published to the Korean Test servers?
We are trying for end of May.
Oren has been called the "mage update". Will it be mostly new spells?
There will be major updates on high level magic attacks as well as new elven magics, which use the 4 elements that
will be different from the mage spells. The elven spells will be geared towards making an elf and their pledgemates
stronger, not necessarily attack spells.
Will there be a new area and a new dungeon?
There will be a huge ivory tower at the center of the new region. Right next to the tower will be the new town. There will also be new monsters, new items and an ice dungeon. The snow queen will be the new boss for this area.
What is the Oren update in terms of the story of Lineage?
Oren is Aden's center of magic. The Ivory Tower produced many of Aden's high level mages. All teleport NPCs are also from the Ivory Tower. Oren will be the coldest place in all of Aden and will debut snow-covered ground, even though it is right next to the Lair of Valakas.
What is the Ivory Tower?
The Ivory Tower has two faces. One is the lower part of the tower, which includes the town, a place where rare magic items are traded. The support for the new magics will be added here. The other face, the higher levels of the tower are a sort of dungeon. As you get higher in the tower, there will be monsters that will make you wonder if you're even in a tower any more.
Can you tell us about any unique monsters?
The dungeon boss, Snow Queen and the tower boss, Demon, will drop the new items.
What kind of elven magics will be added?
There are five levels (10, 20, 30, 40, 50). There will be basic magic that low level elves can learn. When they hit 30, they can try the third level of elven magic, but they will have to choose an element at that time. That element path will allow you to learn as many magic as you like, within that element. For example, fire magic is good for attacking, which is something a sword elf would use. Water magic will be good for spells like healing, wind magic will improve attributes like dexterity and earth magic will give you more protection. You choose the style yourself.
When the update comes, sounds like the elven characters will get major advantages. Will there be balancing issues?
Yes, there will be advantages to being an elf. However, it does not make them the strongest class. This will definitely help the situation where less players are playing elves. Winning a 1:1 does not mean your class is the strongest. Even if you aren't good at PvP, you could be good at hunting or having different kinds of fun. There will be other benefits, for example, for being prince or knight. We hope to bring fun for every class, while still focusing on balance issues.
The Korean test server has new dungeons for newbies. What are the goals of these areas?
You can use the teleport NPC to get into the dungeon. The dungeons seem different, but they are connected in the middle. In the middle hallway, the door is locked. You need to find the key to unlock this door by killing the boss. However, if you have your side's key (mages/princes), you still need the help of the other side (knights) to fully unlock the door. This way, no matter how hard you play, you can't visit the other side without cooperation from the other newbies.
We've heard all your complaints about the LinWeb sharing. It's out-of-date, it's ugly, it doesn't have enough info, all the characters are broken, blah blah.
So, we revamped it. This is just a beginning (we have oh-so-many good ideas), but for now, you can see all the available links and the players level too. If the player ever gets deleted, their LinWeb share on Compendium will disappear within 1 day. We will add HP, MP, AC and class soon too. The updates are done daily, so there may be a 1 day lag in the LC info. Hope this is better :)
update: You can now view and sort by HP, MP, AC, level, class and server.
Melantus posted this earlier this morning on the lineage.com forums:
I was about to post some information about the next episode today, but
there was a small delay and I need to wait a little before posting that
information up. We should have it up by early next week (the information, not
the actual publish. that comes later ^^).
Community Coordinator - Lineage
NCInteractive - Austin
Sorry to waste everyone's time with a personal note to all my friends out there.
I finally got it. I levelled on nothing but those green freaks from 35 -> 46 and I can finally stop. It's taken me about 6 months of determination, and I'm done. Thank God I can finally play Lineage like a normal person now. I thought I was Sisyphus, condemned to hunt endlessly for a drop that would never come.
I may be stupid, but I'm a stupid person with Blood of Ogre!
May 13, 2002 06:13 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
lineage.com Message Boards update
One of the primary goals of the official Lineage message boards is to
provide a friendly and cooperative atmosphere in which Lineage players
can interact with each other, chat, and offer feedback on the game. As
such, they have always been a part of the overall Lineage service and
subject to the Rules of Conduct and Terms Agreement. In the past, the
link between the message boards and the game accounts operated manually
- if an account was blocked from the Lineage service, we manually
removed it from the message boards as well. However, beginning on
Tuesday, May 14th, this process will become automated. If a game
account is restricted from logging in to Lineage due to status as an
inactive, temporarily, or permanently banned account, access to the
Lineage message boards will be restricted as well. Additionally,
accounts that are removed from the message boards due to rules
violations will be removed from the game as well.
As always, in the event that an account is restricted from access by
NCsoft, the account owner will be informed via email. If this is a
temporary restriction, the account will automatically be returned to
access at the end of the decided period. If, for any reason, you are
unable to access the game and have a question about the reason, we urge
that you contact Lineage Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, message board accounts assigned to unused game accounts will no
longer remain available indefinitely. If a game account has been
inactive for any reason for a period of 60 days, its message board
account will be deleted. Should the account be reactivated, a new
message board account name may be assigned to the account using the
Account Management section of the Lineage website.
May 13, 2002 01:00 pm ET - research by NC - Austin
5/14 - US Server Weekly Maintenance
The US Lineage Servers will be reset for a brief time on Tuesday May 14 at 10:00am Central US time. The “In Testing” information will not be published at this time on Tuesday, but will be published at a time soon to follow. More details on that publish announcement will follow in this News section.
Stratics:Lineage is currently undertaking a project which involves the
community of Lineage, and is seeking volunteers to help with this. The
hopes that we have for this, is that Stratics will be able to provide both
important information provided by NCInteractive, as well as provide more
information regarding the community on a more personal level. Currently,
our project plans are to conduct interviews with Pledge Prince's and
Princess's as well as three of their members. This interview will then be
posted on our Stratics site, as well as a brief editorial on the pledge from
what our interviewer has learned from dealing 1 on 1 with its' members. We
feel this will improve people's ability to choose a pledge that is more
suitable for them, thereby cutting back on the amount of people who join a
pledge, only to find out that it is not quite what they were looking for.
If anyone is interested in helping with this, please email
LineageReporter@hotmail.com and we will schedule an interview. Please
remember that we would like to have the leader of the pledge as well as, but
no more than, three members of the pledge, present at the interview. Thank
May 12, 2002 03:29 pm ET - research by HKLineage.com
HKLineage.com captured a video where a single level 40 knight manages to 1:1 Valakas in skel morph, with haste, brave, dex, strength and clears for about 40 seconds.
Please do not post this link to any message boards or link from any web pages. You are welcome to download it from this site, but if you want to distribute it, please host it yourself. If there is any abuse, we will be forced to remove the link. Thanks for respecting our bandwidth.
May 12, 2002 12:57 am ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
Test Server Update
The update of changes to the Lineage test server (scheduled for May 10th) has been delayed while we resolve late-breaking issues with the changes. These changes will be posted to the test server as soon as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Coming soon (May 28, 7PM CST), Lineage Compendium, Lineage Stratics and NC - Austin, have arranged for a dev chat on the Stratics IRC network.
Developers from NC - Austin will do a 1 hour moderated chat session and try to answer as many questions as they can cram into 1 hour on Lineage. It should be a lot of fun, so everyone should try to make it. ^^
May 10, 2002 04:32 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
5/10 publish announcement to US Test Server
NOTE: This is a list of potential changes for Lineage. There is the possibility that these items will not be published to the US servers as they are listed here, or that they might not be published at all. The changes listed here are still in testing, and are subject to change or removal from the list.
A bug has been fixed involving restarting after death and the items: Elven Short Sword of Constitution, Elven Short Sword of Dexterity, Elven Short Sword of Magic Power.
Fixed a targeting problem with the fog in the Lair of Valakas.
Poison will no longer give a penalty to the caster if it is cast upon a “pink” flagged player.
Ghast’s poison now removes Ghoul’s poison, meaning if you are poisoned by a Ghoul, and then by a Ghast, that the Ghast’s poison will remove/overwrite the Ghoul’s poison effects.
Dogs which are over level 25 will now have one hour haste effect after every time they achieve the next level.
Fixed a bug that prevented Elves from shooting arrows properly.
Players can now destroy items from the interface by dragging them into the trash can (trash can on the item window) or by hitting the delete key on the item. This method will not destroy entire stacks of items. Multiple items selected with the shift key will not be destroyed all at once, but rather one at a time.
Scroll of Identify will now identify a dog’s name and level when used on a dog collar.
Tamed and summoned monsters will have a Hit Point bar over their head.
AC bonus modifier based upon Dexterity:
Players should receive an additional 1 AC point at the following levels:
gain -1 AC
7 - 9
every 8 levels
10 - 12
every 7 levels
13 - 15
every 6 levels
16 - 17
every 5 levels
every 4 levels
Players can no longer drag and drop items to an NPC.
When auto-looting, pets and summoned monsters will now drop items over the limit allowed in their inventory. Thus if a pet is at ‘full’ inventory and tries to pick up additional items, it will drop any those items to the ground.
Two new dungeons are being added to the newbie areas, Singing Island and Hidden Valley. These dungeons will be connected to each other.
Scroll of Return to Hidden Valley/Singing Island will now work from anywhere in Aden.
Summon Monster spell modified:
Level 44 changed from Scorpion to Skeleton Guard
Level 48 changed from Skeleton Guard to King Bugbear
Level 52 changed from King Bugbear to Ettin
Area damage spells will now auto-target characters that have "gone pink" in addition to the designated target on PK servers.
A bug was fixed where you could not get your total amount of dogs (CHA/6 + class bonus) from the kennel.
A bug was fixed in the naming of tamed monsters.
update: Lineage Webszone has more information on the new dungeon, the keys and their relationship to each other. Here is a page with the details, but be warned, this link is a spoiler to a new quest, so if you want to discover everything on your own, don't click here:
For US servers, peak load (the highest number of people on at once) is down to 1700 from 2000, but daily access (the number of logins in one day) is up to 5500 from 4800. And a new figure "monthly access", which is presumably the number of people who log in during a month, is 16,300.
DREAMWORKS is the seventh level 50 knight in the USA, the sixth level 50 player
on Dep and the ninth level 50 player in the USA. Congratulations DREAMWORKS!
DREAMWORKS reached level 50 2 weeks ago, and I finally was able to get a hold of
him today. He died 7 times at level 49, which extended the amount of time, before
this new update. However, he is still happy with the new death penalty update since
people don't have to lose so much experience any more.
He hunts in the 4th floor of Dragon Valley Caves with a +9 rap and -59 AC. (He
seemed to hint that he had improved it since then.) DREAMWORKS works 8-10 hours
per day at DVC 4f, which appears to be the standard committment necessary to
get to level 50 for now.
DREAMWORKS, a CON knight, plans to add +1 to STR until he gets the DK morph at
level 52 and then 2 points to DEX to take advantage of the DEX/AC bonus, when it
comes to the US servers. So, clearly, level 54 at least is where he's headed.
No PK count for now, but he does go to every siege and he does participate in
fights on Dep. That's probably for the best, as you would want to stay at full lawful
too if you had these items:
A few weeks ago, Briel from HKLineage.com mapped sound files to each of the new spells from Korean test server. We thought you might like to take a listen. (Sound files converted to MP3 for your convenience.)
This applies to Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5. You can check for the latest patches at http://www.windowsupdate.com, some of these viruses spread without even warning you. Thanks.
addendum: By the way, you can't get this from visiting websites. You spread it by reading *your* email and your mail program automatically opening attachments and then sending itself to *my* email.
May 06, 2002 09:13 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
Elven Short Sword Issue
We are currently receiving reports that players dying while equipped with Elven Short Swords of Spell Power do not change location when restarting after death. We are currently working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible, however we do recommend that until this is resolved, if your character is equipped with an Elven Short Sword of Spell Power, you place the sword in storage and use an alternate item while hunting.
May 06, 2002 06:04 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
Publish Announcement - update
The following update was added to the list for tomorrow:
The length of time a player will remain chaotic for attacking another player or their pets is increased from 30 seconds to 2 minutes (note that the same situations and circumstances for going temporarily chaotic apply and have not been changed).
May 06, 2002 03:27 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
The following changes will be published during the Tuesday May 7th maintenance, at 10:00am US central time:
Two new NPC’s have been added to Giran named Druid, and Heine named Druid. These NPC’s will provide a cancellation of spells on the player, for a fee. This cancellation will cancel all spells on the player, both harmful and beneficial.
Experience penalties for death have been reduced. Players of all levels, including very high levels, will notice a significant reduction in experience loss after a death. -- [follow up from Melantus: The loss at level 50 is going to be roughly 1 percent. The maximum loss allowed will be 5 percent, regardless of level. The reason a higher level could be a lower precentage then a lower level is because there is also an exact number amount limit, so it is either 5 percent or that number, whichever comes first.]
Hired Orc Mercanaries’ alignment has been set to 0 (zero).
May 03, 2002 04:22 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
Boss Spawn Time Change
In the latest change to various monster types (Baphomet, Beleth, Necromancer, Giant Ant Queen, Death Knight, Phoenix, Dragons), one of the assets that was potentially changed is spawn time. The spawn time on creatures such as Baphomet was increased, and loot items were improved to offset this.
Please do not email Support regarding the spawn times of these creatures. They are not broken, but are changed to reflect their added and improved loot items.
May 03, 2002 03:02 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
LinWeb search tool
Looking for LinWeb character information on friends, pledgemates, or even enemies? Explore the new LinWeb search tool at http://www.lineage.com/linweb_search.html and look up any Lineage character or pledge! You may view available public information on any character or pledge on the North American Lineage servers, or present your own information to the public.
The underwater level of Heine Dungeon (Heine 4f) is really a difficult place to map. In addition, it is the largest floor of any dungeon in Lineage. In fact, Heine 4f is larger than the entire city of Giran - which explains why there are no maps of it available on any fansites. Until today.
After lots of tedious work, the people at Lineage Compendium would like to present the first ever (that we know of!) map of Heine 4f. Complete with a marker of where the Fafurion cave entrance is. Enjoy!
I got some good news and bad news for you today. Frist i will start with the bad
Today Mel posted that along with the last update You can now no longer bookmark the area around Fire Valley that is near Valakas Lair. This was the place where i always teleported in to start my Fire Valley Hunts :(
And for the good?
Melantus did a interview on MarkeeDragon fan site. Which seems to be a fansite for UO games. Markee Dragon A little snippet from the interview that i really enjoyed.
"Neutron: What is your favorite site on the web concerning mmorpg games?
Melantus: www.lineagecompendium.com is a very good site. :)"
Mel is a fan of the site ^^
I thought i would add that i can see the names of the 48 people that voted that they hated me most. and well, You gunna get banned! Mwahahahah(j/k)
And soren if you read this. For shame. For shame. voting that you hate me.
May 01, 2002 11:08 am ET - research by amer, MageOfEvil
High levels unite!
Well, looks like Beleth, Baphomet, DK and Ant Queen levels have changed. We can't find anywhere yet that gives us information on what level they are now, so I ask for your help in determining their level.
MageOfEvil reports that Beleth and DK both have Gold names to level 48, and DK has Gold name to level 49. This means that Beleth is somewhere between level 51 and 57 now, and DK is somewhere between level 52 and 57.
We need *your* help in determining his level. If you are level 42+, my request is that you swing by Bapho, Beleth, DK, Caspa group, Necromancer, Dark Elder or Ant Queen, and snap a screenshot and email it in. The name will either be red or gold. If we get enough different screenshots, we will know for sure what level each boss is, and also be the first to have their exact "new" level. I'll post results in this news so we can keep track of the results.
This new chart summarizes the results so far. Just one screenshot can narrow it down to a few levels, so please, if you are in the levels listed in the "need help from" column, just go take and send in a SS. :)