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   Mar 2002
March 31, 2002 09:50 pm ET - research by amateras
Belt of Soul
A new item was spotted on Korean Test server by Lineage Playforum ( Roughly translated it is called the Belt of Soul. It looks like +25 HP and +25 MP. The one pictured came from some kind of event on test server, but there is no information on where it would normally be found.
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March 30, 2002 07:35 am ET - research by Mr. Noodle
little things
Another chapter of The Windmills of Eva has been updated. Victory! But whose? Elindare says “In death I only grow stronger! My armies will swell and devour you! While you are here…on this crusade…who protects your home? Yes, young fools! Grant me death, and with it, your destruction!” What could this mean? Everythime we kill Elindare she gets a little bit stronger? and they Who does protect heine when we are off in the sewers hunting down Elindare. Oooohhhh.
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March 29, 2002 03:46 pm ET - research by NCsoft - Austin
Introducing LinWeb

Want to show off your +9 rapier to your friends anytime of the day or night, without logging into Lineage? Curious to know who took over Windawood castle on your server and raised the tax rates sky high? Want to plan your siege in advance? You can do all of this and more using LinWeb – the newest addition to the Lineage website. Currently in beta testing stages, LinWeb allows you to review your character statistics, inventory, and spells and reveal that information to your friends using a web browser. You can also adjust your privacy controls to make your character information public – and then give out your character URL to your friends. The information is near real-time (once per hour) and available any time of day or night!


Additionally, we’ve updated the Lineage castle control map – an interactive map that allows you to view the current castle owners on any US Lineage server. You can check the current tax rate, last siege, and upcoming siege times as well.
Both of these areas are currently in beta testing stages and may be removed from external testing if necessary. If you do encounter a bug using these areas of the website, please email with the following information:

1. Date/time of error
2. Error message received if any
3. An exact description of the error
4. Browser type (Internet Explorer? Netscape?) and version #. You can find this information in the “About” section of your web browser’s help menu. Note: certain aspects of LinWeb will not work with Netscape 4.0.
5. Operating System (Windows? Macintosh?)
6. The character name and server (not your password!!) of the error occurrence.

The LinWeb Character information pages are located at
LinWeb Castle Control Maps are located at
hello, Linspatz here. I thought I would be one of the frist players to share his char with the rest of the world. Yes you heard me right, I am sharing not only my ac level hp. I am sharing my stats and inv and spells. though i am a knight.Click here to see Knight Yes knight is my chars name
Amer here -- this is a really cool idea NC! Integration with the web! (And the US leads the way in Lineage innovation.) It's so modern!! And no more headache of keeping siege page up to date. I have taken it offline and replaced with the LinWeb Castle Control map. I too will follow Linspatz's lead and reveal my weakling mage to the world. Click here to see Amer Yes amer is my chars name. (lol)
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March 28, 2002 05:20 pm ET - research by amateras
STANDING is first level 52 mage in the world
On the Korean servers, STANDING has emerged as the first level 52 mage. In fact, he's a STR mage. He plays *hard core* too. It took him about 40 days (keep in mind, as a mage) to get from 49-50. And then about 70 days to get from 50-52. How you may ask? He put in the hours. In fact, he put in 20 hours a day to get from 49-50 and got almost no sleep!

No bugbears, using a Staff of Force and Staff of Mana on Giran 4f, he just hunted and hunted and hunted. He allocated his level 51 and level 52 points to STR, so now, with full enchants, he has 32 STR.

Just to reiterate the bonuses, since people forget ^^
  • all characters get +1 to stat starting at level 51 and every level after that
  • level 50 bonus is not a stat bonus, it is different for each class:
    • knight - ability to cast level 1 spells
    • prince - the CHA stays the same, but can have CHA x 3 members in their pledge. (Normally, a prince can only have CHA x 2 members in their pledge)
    • elf - their random teleport spell will act like an approximate blessed random teleport scroll or ring of teleport control. it brings you near where you were trying to go.
    • mage - ability to make magic scrolls (but this has not been implemented yet, so it may have changed by the time of implementation)
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    March 28, 2002 05:12 pm ET - research by amateras
    Playforum ( reported the strangest finding from the Japanese servers. I'm not sure how authentic this screenshot is, but this was supposedly on the Japanese servers:
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    March 28, 2002 10:26 am ET - research by Moesti, Cristha02
    The Windmills of Eva event refers to a female shadowy figure giving the ratmen their new powers and scolding Baell Zaer for his ineffective attacks on Aden. It appears this female is Elindare, last seen from the Lord British/Heine event of months past.

    She is being sighted on Heine 3f, and based on reports we are receiving, she's very strong. We have no precise information, but from what we can tell, she hits *very* hard and uses magic.

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    March 27, 2002 07:21 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Lineage China
    We are pleased to announce the Lineage is now being offered to the Chinese market. NCsoft today announced the opening of its Chinese homepage (at and the start of Lineage beta service on the Chinese mainland. For more details, visit our press releases!
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    March 27, 2002 07:01 pm ET - research by amer
    Vengeance of the Black Knights
    It's kind of fun to read little stories like this event so far, and then go into the game and see it happening! I'm glad that Lineage US is now showing its own uniqueness.
    Smoke curled lazily from the fireplace of the hidden barracks. The silence of
    the night was eerie, betraying the insidious nature of the training area. 
    Inside, a group of Black Knights gathered around a table discussing the latest
    news from the territory of Heine. 
    “But this will disrupt our plans,” one Knight exclaimed. 
    “Nonsense,” replied another. “That witch Elindare is not a concern of ours. Our
    mission can progress. Her presence is irrelevant.” 
    “Irrelevant?” roared the first Knight, temper flaring. “Her very existence
    threatens the safety of Aden!” 
    “I was just thinking-“ began a third. 
    “ENOUGH!” shouted Kurtz, the leader of the Black Knights heavy fist crashing to
    the table. “You fight…you kill. You don’t ever THINK!” 
    The normally brave Knights quivered before his anger. 
    “Our mission proceeds. If anyone opposes us…they die.” 
    At a secret dock, workers busily hammered the planks of a frigate as other
    scurried through the riggings. The repairs were going slowly. 
    “Kurtz won’t be happy,” one of the workers thought. “Not happy at all.” 
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    March 27, 2002 06:54 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Korea
    Korean Live Server updates - 3/27
    Official Korean site reports ( the following changes being made to live Korean servers:

  • The encumberance (weight) bar is now updated more frequently to reflect any effects of the STR spell.
  • Potions of bravery and elven wafers do not "time stack" any more. To compensate for this, braves and wafer weight has been reduced by 40%. ("Time stack" is our term for hasting multiple times at once and having the effect last multiple times longer).
  • To match the change made to haste for the players, you cannot "time stack" haste on summoned or tamed mops any more.
  • Monster AI has been altered. If a monster has high INT and is being seriously hurt, it will use healing potions if it has any.
  • The delay between the animation of the freeze spell and the effect of the freeze spell has been cleaned up.
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    March 26, 2002 08:46 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    ratman quest unfolds
    The official site updated the Ratman story and a new under-boss has been appearing around the entrance to the Heine Dungeon. (Thanks to pulju for the screenshot.)

    An excerpt:

    Baell Zaer directed the Ratmen from the safety of the ruins of the lighthouse, shouting orders to his troops. It was quite easy to be brave so far from the fighting. Finally summoning the courage to enter the battle, he discovered that even princes and elves had traveled from afar to partake in combat against his forces.

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    update: I walked around Heine dungeons for awhile. It looks like the mysterious female in the story has granted lightning spell and curse: poison to all the ratmen. In addition, just outside the lighthouse, every 2 minutes, a group of around 6 ratmen spawn at once and shout "Attack!". Sometimes (the theory is every 1-2 hours) Baell Zaer spawns with them. Baell Zaer is harder to kill. I was in the group of people who fought him and I managed to score an n-zel off of him. The ratman drops seem unaltered, but it has been a long time since I have fought ratmen.
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    March 26, 2002 07:26 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    EOB - episode 16
    NCSoft recently posted episode 16:

    You'll need to view the comics.

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    March 26, 2002 07:23 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Korea
    Korean Test server updates 3/25
    Official Korean site reports ( the following changes being made to test server:

  • Fortune teller viewing time limited to 20 seconds.
  • You cannot bookmark the places that the fortune teller takes you to any more.
  • To match the change made to haste for the players, you cannot "time stack" haste on summoned or tamed mops any more. ("Time stack" is our term for hasting multiple times at once and having the effect last multiple times longer).
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    March 26, 2002 04:13 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    The North American Lineage servers will be brought down for an unscheduled maintenance at 10:00 AM Central time on Wednesday, March 26th for approximately 30 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience this downtime may cause.
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    March 26, 2002 07:08 am ET - research by AcidTrance, speedlab
    Maxim gives Lineage a nod

    Maxim (one of the best magazines in the world -- for the articles, of course) feature a little blurb on Lineage in its April 2002 issue. It's not a review, but more of just a "check this out" column. Welcome Maxim subscribers! (Thanks speedlab for the article scan)

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    March 25, 2002 07:23 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Publish Announcement
    The following changes will be published on Tuesday March 26 at 10:00am central US time:

    Added two NPCs. Korah (Singing Island) and Kohath (Hidden Valley). These NPCs will instruct players on the use of potions and will trade a lesser healing potion for fur brought to them.

    The magic gem requirements for the spells paralyze, create zombie & slow have been corrected.

    Strange ratmen have been reported near Heine.

    Mac client changes:
    Added view menu for setting various sizes within windowed mode
    Animations now update while Lineage is minimized into the "dock"
    Fixed problem with using scrollbar in the inventory window after map window is opened.

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    March 25, 2002 03:32 pm ET - research by FistOfPower, Carrington
    Ratman event started on test server?
    FistOfPower found ratmen screaming Attack! outside of the entrance to Heine caves.. Has the event started?

    click on the image for a close up in a new window

    Carrington found this Ratman in Heine 1f:

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    March 24, 2002 06:58 pm ET - research by amer
    Events coming soon?
    The Lineage History section of the official website was recently updated with two stories. Last time this happened, we had an event, so this might be a preview of an event to come. The first story appears to be a preview for (or background on) Episode 11. The second story seems like some kind of Ratman event. Here is an excerpt:

    They scurry in the dark, furtive and nervous. Their very movement betrays their cowardly nature. Quick to bully the weaker, even quicker to run when confronted. The Ratmen of the Heine region have been an affliction since before recorded history. A young warrior or novice mage rarely has trouble dispatching even a group of Ratmen.

    To

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    March 22, 2002 04:50 am ET - research by Chama
    Val end on japan server
    Valakas got ended on the Japanese server, Canopus. A large ammount of mages decided that it was time to be frist people to kill him. All tha mages morphed ghast and all of them died a lot. In the middle of their fight Valakas froze. The frozen Valakas did not take any damage durning the time he was frozen. After he unfroze the mages quickly ended him. I belive freezing bug is why Valakas was taken off us servers.
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    March 21, 2002 05:33 pm ET - research by Tiamat
    Greater Haste spell
    Care of elf.24cc, the upcoming Greater Haste spell has been revealed!

    It is a level 7 spell, costs 80 MP and 30 HP, but it is a haste which lasts 30 minutes.

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    March 21, 2002 04:38 am ET - research by SirWilsonF
    more monster data
    The Taiwanese Lineage service ( has a monster guide that actually lists the STR, DEX, CON, INT, WIS and MR% of all monsters!

  • Taiwan Lineage Monster Guide

    So, we altered our own Monster Guide to incorporate this data. Obviously it should be noted that this is the Taiwanese data, and our data could be different. But for "educational purposes" we provide them in our Monster Guide for your convenience.

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    March 20, 2002 09:17 pm ET - research by NCsoft - Austin
    Maintenance March 21st
    The North American Lineage servers will be brought down for an unscheduled maintenance at 2:00 PM Central time on Thursday, March 21st for approximately one hour. We will be replacing some router hardware at that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this downtime may cause.
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    March 20, 2002 06:30 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Internet Provider Maintenance
    The co-location facility where the Lineage servers are located will be performing maintenance sessions on March 24th and March 28th 2002 between Midnight and 7:00 AM CST. Lineage players may potentially notice brief connection issues during these time periods, as the maintenance will affect both hardware and software involved in internet traffic control.
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    March 20, 2002 09:22 am ET - research by NCsoft - Austin
    Macintosh Beta Completion


    The Lineage team would like to thank all who participated in the Lineage Macintosh beta test. You helped in successfully porting the world’s most popular online role-playing game to the Mac!

    The Lineage Macintosh beta test officially ends Wednesday, March 20, 2002. All current Mac beta accounts will become active Lineage accounts and will begin the 30-day free trial period, part of our regular service, on Thursday, March 21.


  • Any characters built on Mac accounts during the beta test will remain intact. There will be no character wipe.
  • Current Mac users must apply payment to their account on or before Saturday, April 20, 2002 in order to continue service after this date.
  • To apply payment to an account, visit the Account Management section of the Lineage website to update your payment information.
  • Accounts opened on March 21, 2002 and later will include the normal 30-day free trial period.
  • Accounts that have not applied payment by April 20, 2002 will become inactive on that date. To reactivate the account, simply visit the “Account Mgmt.” section of the Lineage website and enter payment information.
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    March 19, 2002 08:14 pm ET - research by amateras
    Korean Test server updates 3/18
    Some updates from Playforum on Korean Test servers (,

  • A new item has been added, its called a Greater Haste Potion. Basically it is a green pot, except instead of lasting 8 minutes, it lasts 30. However, it costs almost 8x more than a green. They are also considering adding a new level 7 spell called "Greater Haste" to the game. This new Greater Haste Potion weighs 14 (greens on US servers currently weigh 13).
  • Korean Test servers now have a fortune teller on Hidden Valley and Singing Island. (The US had them first and now they are getting it).
  • Potions of Bravery and Elven Wafers now do not "time stack". That is, if you take 10 braves at once, it will not last 10x longer than one brave - you basically just wasted 9 braves. However, to make up for them, they are now lighter (braves went from 18 to 9, wafers went from 8 to 5).
  • There was some kind of delay bug with Fruit of Ent and it wasn't healing as much as a Greater Healing Potion (clear). That was fixed.
  • Haste potions time has decreased to 5 minutes on test.
  • Haste spell time has increased to 5 minutes on test.
  • Haste no longer "time stack" anymore just like braves.
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    March 19, 2002 01:21 am ET - research by amer
    EOB - episode 15
    NCSoft just posted episode 15:

    You'll need to view the comics.

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    March 19, 2002 12:33 am ET - research by SuperQQ
    first +10 weapon!
    SuperQQ has made history in the USA by creating the first +10 weapon on the live US servers. He only blew 1 +6rap, 2 +7rap, 2 +8rap in total, and his +9 rap went to +10 on first try! How lucky is that?

    Congratulations SuperQQ!

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    March 18, 2002 08:02 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Publish Update 3/19/02
    The following changes will be published on 3/19/02 during the 10:00 am Central US time Server Maintenance:
  • The "cancel button" art of the Harbor Master has been fixed
  • New NPCs will appear in the new player areas to actively offer their help to players. They will be able to provide assistance to new players in a variety of ways.
  • Training dummies will now give experience faster, to the same limit of level 5.
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    March 18, 2002 05:56 pm ET - research by Mr. Noodle

    A few days ago we got an update to Singing Island and Hidden Valley. This updated added in New NPC's This include the Enchanter NPC's and SOSC NPC's that they told us about and some other NPC's that include information about the game. These NPC's talk out loud saying they can answer our questions. There are 2 Enchanter NPC's in both towns one enchants your armor for 100 adena and the other enchants your weapon for 100 adena. They both take the form of a Air Necromancer. The morphing NPC is called a gypsy and only morphs seven morphs. None of they are any good. Lycanthrope, Aarachnevil, Ghoul, Ghast, Atuba Orc, Skeleton Axeman, and Troll. These morphs last 30 minutes like normal morphs and cost only 100 adena. After the update I was informed that the dummies on test server now give a lot more exp then they did before. I tested them and they seem to give 8~10 exp a kill they used to just give 2 exp. The dummy update isn't on the live servers yet though.

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    March 16, 2002 05:37 pm ET - research by Mr. Noodle
    Pr0fessi0nal hits level 51 on dep
    The first level 51 player in Lineage is a knight on Dep who was just level 50 a month and a half ago. In fact, he's on his own schedule of when he called level 51. (He'll be level 52 in 1.5 months, so check here again for that). He also died once, but still managed to get up to 51 quickly.

    His AC has improved by -3 and he was given an option to add a point to a stat. He chose STR. He also was kind enough to do a morph test with me (for specific results, please see the Morph guide), and the demon is pretty much really cool looking. It isn't slow, but it's not fastest either. In fact, he still uses skeleton morph to hunt.

    He had discussed Cray's test with the Monitors and was told that they would make a note of his request (If you recall on his level 50 announcement, he wanted a fair shot to get a dragon slayer). He hopes that fixing Cray's test is seriously being taken into consideration by NC. He also had a few suggestions - to prevent Cray's tomb campers from getting Cray's quest, he feels it should have a minimum level requirement and be always available, so that it's not a prize for the campers, but a prize for hard work. Good idea. ^^

    Congrats Pr0!

    lol123 is the really Pr0fessi0nal I talked to him in game about it.
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    March 16, 2002 04:09 pm ET - research by Tiamat
    Lineage news
    Translated from There's a tower called Tower of Oren in Episode 11, to be released to the Korean Test servers in May. It introduces new magic, all the empty spell slots will be filled up by new spells, all classes that can learn spells can go to Tower of Oren and learn it. Elves can use Elf-specialized spells and elven magic uses the 4 elements: Water, Wind, Earth, Fire. There are also class-specialized spells.

    Episode 12 introduces City of Aden. After episode 12, Lineage dones't end -- it will develop in its own way. Lineage Part Two has six episodes.

    Lineage Part Two and Lineage II are NOT the same things, they're different MMORPG. Lineage II and Lineage Part II don't use the same 3D engine. Lineage 2 takes place 150 years before Lineage Part One (what we are playing right now.) You will not be able to transfer items/characters between Lineage and Lineage II.

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    March 14, 2002 07:53 pm ET - research by Mr. Noodle
    World Of Lineage
    After a month and a half in the making, the new World of Lineage is now up and running. Yammie has left WoL to a new owner, Evil. It has a new design and some fancy new features. Currently some links are dead but they say it will get fixed soon. We at Lineage Compendium think you should all go check it out.

    World Of Lineage
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    March 14, 2002 11:18 am ET - research by amer
    The Korean Lineage site now provides a link to, a place to get merchandise (like all those models announced earlier). I'm not sure we can order them in the US, but perhaps it is a preview of items that may one day become available.
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    March 14, 2002 03:23 am ET - research by Mr. Noodle
    White Day Mistake

    Awile ago i accedently post this following images saying it was for Easter. I am wrong its about a korean holliday White Day. I hope you will all forgive me for my mistake I am very sorry. Also here is what the mail paper actullay looks like.

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    March 13, 2002 10:17 pm ET - research by amateras
    Lineage Info
    Here are some random things found on an update at theKorean Lineage website:
  • Episode 11 will be mainly for mages. it will contain
    • New Magic.
    • New Magic System
    • A guy name Orin (could be Orim) will sell tons of magic.
  • The last of the originally planned episodes of Lineage, Episode 12, should come by the end of this year.
    Corrections (care of NC - USA):
  • "Episode 12 will complete the conversion of Lineage into a 3D game instead of 2D."
    This is incorrect. Episode 12 will not convert Lineage from 2D to 3D.
  • "Lineage 2 (a completely different game) will only have 6 episodes"
    This is also incorrect. There is no set number of episodes for Lineage II.
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    March 13, 2002 02:55 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Korea
    test server updates of 3/13
    Official Korean site announced updates for 3/13 to the Korean Test servers:
  • Green potions weight lowered.
  • More level up bonuses:
    • Knight gets +1 to hit every 3 levels.
    • Elf/Prince gets +1 to hit every 5 levels.
    • Knight gets +1 damage every 10 levels.
    • Elf gets +1 damage with bow every 10 levels.
  • Based on your class, MR will now start at different percents. Currently, it is based on your WIS. Now, it will be based on WIS and class:
    • Elf starts with extra 25%.
    • Mage starts with extra 15%.
    • Prince starts with extra 10%.
  • For mages, based on your INT, the MP necessary to cast spells has changed. For example, an INT 18 mage will now get 20% discount on casting level 6 magic.
  • The damage bonus for STR and the hit bonus for DEX has been slightly modified.
  • When using a mana staff, if you don't inflict damage on the target, you will now be unable to drain mana on that hit.
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    March 13, 2002 05:04 am ET - research by NCsoft - Austin
    Reseting Servers On Wednesday
    We will be resetting the US Lineage servers Wednesday, March 13th at 10:00 am central US time. We estimate that the servers will be down for a brief time, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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    March 12, 2002 08:10 pm ET - research by Mr. Noodle
    I was looking around on the internet and found this 2 month old interview over at Electric Playground. They interviewed David Swofford and Kyuho Kim. They touched on the subjects of Lineage, Lineage II, and Taba Rosa. Talk about Lineage going to console gaming also was discussed. Go read the whole interview over at
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    March 11, 2002 09:23 pm ET - research by Mr. Noodle
    Party/Pet HP Bar

    A recent update on korean test has changed the way that the dog/party hp bar looks. Unstead of just a red bar it now has a black border and looks a little cooler. It also happens to be a little larger so you can more accurately displayed.

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    March 11, 2002 09:19 pm ET - research by Lineage Webszone
    +7 Leather Jacket
    Oh the korean servers a player made a +7 leather jacket. talk about a waste of money. I find this to be really quite funny because Leather Jackets blow after 4.
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    March 11, 2002 06:33 pm ET - research by NCsoft - Austin
    Published Update
    The following changes will be published on 3/12/02 during the 10:00 am Central US time Server Maintenance:
  • Heine and Giran guards will now accept declarations of war
  • Dragon Scale Mail is now renamed to Dragon Scale Armor
  • The new player areas have received:
    • A polymorpher NPC
    • A weapon Enchanter NPC
    • An armor Enchanter NPC
  • The effects from these NPCs are temporary and last 30 minutes.
  • Seadancers no longer assist other creatures. The sea dancers will attack only if attacked themselves.
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    March 11, 2002 05:13 pm ET - research by Mr. Noodle
    City of Heros
    Cryptic Studios and NCsoft are now partners in the making of a superhero mmorpg City of Heroes.
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    March 09, 2002 06:55 pm ET - research by Mr. Noodle
    Korean servers got an update to prepare them for whiteday. The event includes a special letter for the occasion and an candy basket. I wonder if we will get this holiday update.

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    March 09, 2002 06:11 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    EOB - episode 14
    NCSoft just posted episode 14:

    You'll need to view the comics.

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    March 08, 2002 06:55 pm ET - research by amer
    Taiwan Flash movie
    Taiwan Lineage gets episode 10 on March 12, and Taiwanese Lineage has created a little Flash intro for it. It's neat! Just execute it ( is the Taiwanese Lineage service) and watch - it's in Chinese, but it has pretty colors ^^.

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    March 08, 2002 05:53 pm ET - research by amateras
    Poseidon is level 61 now.

    Poseidon (Korean servers) is now level 61. With the new DEX-based AC bonus that is on the Korean servers right now, his overall AC is -73.

    A recap of the points he has chosen: Since he is level 61, he has had 11 points he could distribute. He has added 7 to his STR and 4 to his CON. His overall STR (with enchantments/items) is 30 and his overall CON is 22. He also noted some kind of carrying capacity bug, that NC is working to resolve.

    He wants to 1:1 Antharas when he reaches level 65.

    For the curious, Poseidon was using a +8 tsurugi (it's 1-handed in Korea) on Jan. 24 (the last time we heard from him). We don't know if that has changed. His AC has not changed since Jan 24, just the dex bonus on top of -65 AC. It should be noted that his MR set is now at -69 AC with the dex bonus.
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    March 07, 2002 07:13 pm ET - research by Tiamat
    scandal in HK
    We are reposting verbatim what you can read for yourself at *hasted* Antharas?!

    Until now (Hong Kong Time 5-Feb 0:00) we still do not receive the reply from the Hong Kong Gamania( about the follow-up to the case. Therefore according to the information published by the official and collected from some experience players, we make the following conclusion:
    1. Around 27-Feb 9:30pm, there were a lot of players made up a Anthras team and fought with Antharas.
    2. In the middle of fight, the Hong Kong Lineage Staff or GM changes the settings of the system. It makes succubuses and succubus queens suddenly appear on DV 7/F. If this is real, there is no differences between summoning them directly or changing the settings (indirectly), thought the GM may escape from the rule of GM and it sounds better to the players.
    3. The official said "Those succubuses and succubus queens will drop different items from the one in different floor", but they did not said "Those monsters will drop better items" directly. So very likely they will drop worthless items or even no items. If this is real, we are very angry with the Hong Kong official since they use those words to divert players' view.
    4. The Hong Kong official said Antharas will attack succubuses and succubus queens, it may make some players feel that they can pick up the valuable items from the succubuses and succubus queens by just standing aside. We should notice that 1)as stated as above, they very like drop worthless items or even no items. 2) when Antharas kill those monsters, the items will go into the Antharas body.
    5. After the incident, the Hong Kong official rollback the so-called "new system settings", so we think they are removing the evidence. Not only players cannot check whether succubuses and succubus queens are on DV 7/F, also they cannot check whether they have better drops.
    6. The Hong Kong official claims they have the new systems setting mainly due to the case of items duping. As we know the case was happened over half year ago and all the accounts involved directly or indirectly were banned. There is no affection to the current game play right now. Also the similar duping cases also happened in the other countries' servers, and they did not do anything special to change the game settings. If this is real, we thought the official is using the duping case to divert players' view.
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    March 07, 2002 05:05 pm ET - research by amateras
    Korean Test server update
    Lineage Playforum ( reports the following update made to test server:

    Princes cannot be deleted from your account if:

  • The prince has a pledge
  • The prince owns a house or castle.

    Princes need to get rid of the house, castle or pledge before they can be successfully deleted.

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    March 06, 2002 10:43 pm ET - research by SirWilsonF
    interesting Taiwan Lineage event
    SirWilsonF found this little tidbit on the official Taiwan Lineage site:

    Not to be confused with Hong Kong Lineage, Taiwan Lineage has as many servers as Korean Lineage. They also have an event up until April 20th. According to the announcment (, many Taiwan players are level 49. As a result:

  • The first 100 players to get to level 51 during this time will get a gold ring. Yes, a real gold ring made of the purest gold, not an in-game ring.
  • If you get to level 50, you will receive a certificate for your achievement.
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    March 06, 2002 09:19 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Macintosh Client Patch
    At 10:00 AM Central US time on Thursday, March 7th, we will be patching some changes to the Macintosh client. These changes do not require a server reset and will include the following:

    Changes and Fixes (Macintosh)

  • Support for windowed mode . Press cmd-return to toggle between fullscreen and windowed mode.
  • Right mouse button and mouse wheel function the same as the PC version

    Bug fixes:

  • Pressing the control key in the title screens no longer crashes the game.
  • Disconnects are detected and reported to the user.
  • Players can now quit out of pledges.
  • Mail sent from the Macintosh client is now readable on all platforms.
  • Pressing CTRL-P will take a screenshot and place the file on the desktop.
  • Fixed some random spurious crashes.
  • Game music is fully utilized.
  • When deleting a bookmark, backspace can be used as an alternate to the delete key.
  • Emblems uploaded from the Mac no longer swap red and blue colors
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    March 06, 2002 05:50 pm ET - research by amateras
    Korean Server publish
    PlayForum reports ( that the live Korean servers just got new updates:
  • Green price is now 200 (from 500), weight is now 8 (from 13) and duration has been slightly reduced.
  • Drag and drop disabled for dropping items onto each other. Only /trade works.
  • Yelling disabled. Using ! to preface your speech will appear as normal talk with no range and no directional arrow.
  • Tamed monsters now do not have an "alert" option.
  • Tamed monsters cannot attack town NPCs.
  • Added a new category of fireworks.
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    March 04, 2002 03:12 pm ET - research by amateras
    more Korean Test updates from last week
    This went along with the green price change (from Playforum:
  • Green Potions weight reduced from 13 to 8.
  • Bugbear's "alert" command has disappeared.
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    March 04, 2002 02:25 pm ET - research by amateras
    Korean Live server publish on 3/2
    This weekend, the Korean Live servers got a new update ( announcement):
  • Orange Potion base price increased from 125 to 200. Clear Potion base price increased from 500 to 600.
  • There is an AC bonus now based on your DEX (see earlier Lineage Compendium news post). Basically, if you have a DEX 18 character, you get -1 AC every 4 levels.
  • Purple time (the time your name is purple when you hit a player) has been increased from 15 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Baphomet now yells and teleports players from his room at the same time. (He previously yelled, then teleported)
  • No sieges can be scheduled between 6am and 12pm.
  • Eva's Shield bug fixed. (You would take more damage if you were wearing the Eva's shield than if you were not)
  • Fixed bug where if your dogs had trouble getting to the monster you were fighting, they would attack the nearest player.
    update: In this Playforum article,, it appears that players are also reporting the disabling of the wheel mouse. Not sure to what degree..
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    March 04, 2002 11:11 am ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Mac Beta Status
    As we continue to test and update the Lineage Macintosh client, we are continuing with the Macintosh Beta period. We appreciate all of the help that Macintosh users have given in helping beta test this product, and the Macintosh tester accounts will be credited with additional free play time as we continue the test period.
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    March 04, 2002 12:27 am ET - research by anonymous
    new NPC
    No information on this NPC. Just that its part of the Korean Test server update. Maybe it will come soon to the US, maybe never. My personal opinion - that it is part of the amulet event in Japan.

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    March 03, 2002 05:36 pm ET - research by Tiamat
    news from
  • Not sure on which Korean server this is occurring on, but it looks like there is a DEX/level bonus on AC:
    DEXgain -1 AC
    7 - 9every 8 levels
    10 - 12every 7 levels
    13 - 15every 6 levels
    16 - 17every 5 levels
    18every 4 levels
  • We found more information about those amulets we posted a few days earlier. It appears that each amulet was part of an event on the Japanese servers. You must go pray at a lawful temple, then find the secret merchant, and exchange gems for an amulet (the gems are the regular gems -- like a plain old diamond). It doesn't appear that the amulets have any function, but they do have cool names (Amulet of Luck, Amulet of Truth, Amulet of Miracle, etc)
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    March 03, 2002 04:24 pm ET - research by Extacy
    LC Zoo on test server
    Our pledge on test server was bored. With the leadership of Extacy, inspiration of Crippler and teamwork from a bunch of people (a list I don't have), they made a Public Zoo in Giran.

    Overall, pictured are: 2 dark elders, ogre, cockatrice, beholder, ghast lord, fire golem, troll, crocodile, basilisk and turtle dragon. Not pictured but brought to town and locked up before were: 2 dwarf guards, taurverus, cyclops, griffon and imp elder.

    See, fun in Lineage without killing. It's such a peaceful game!

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    March 02, 2002 11:54 pm ET - research by Princeomagic
    Dragon drops
    Pictured here is DiceMake's +5 Green Dragon Scale Mail, Crystal Plate Mail, +0 blessed Tsurugi, Amulet of Strength and Amulet of Intelligence:

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    March 02, 2002 08:53 pm ET - research by Lineage01
    Dep Antharas killing - screenshots
    We were sent these screenshots of the pledge hunt which brought down Antharas. As you can see in the second screenshot, a GM arrived to congratulate the group.

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    March 02, 2002 04:24 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    EOB - episode 13
    NCSoft just posted episode 13:

    You'll need to view the comics.

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    March 02, 2002 12:46 pm ET - research by Laura
    +10 rapier on US Test server
    Proof that +10 is possible in the USA! Behold, a screenshot of the first (or so we know of) +10 weapon, which happens to be a rapier, on the US servers. Made by "Quit" on test. He states that it was his only rapier and he + to 10 using straight n-dais.

    Just a reminder for those who don't read the message boards, it was posted a few weeks ago that once you get near +9, there is a possibility of +0 (for those of you who experience the "Nothing happens" message when you dare to enchant your +9 weapons or armors) in addition to the +1 (+2/+3 with blessed scrolls) or evaporation of your item.

    Apologies to BoNeS who reported this to me earlier, but I didn't post it. Sorry BoNes! -amer

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    March 02, 2002 01:42 am ET - research by Laura/EdgyAsHell
    YubGiChaRyuk hits level 50 on dep!!
    YubGiChaRyuk is the third level 50 knight in the USA, the second level 50 player on Dep and the fifth level 50 player in the USA. Congratulations YubGiChaRyuk!

  • YubGiChaRyuk is a STR 20 knight (like all level 50 knights thus far). He bought a STR ammy (4.5 mil) and is actually a STR 21 knight.
  • His knight is 6 months old and he was at 49.2x on Feb 10. Which means he gained about 7x% in 18 days (!!). He plays 6-9 hours per day typically. He's currently on break, so he plays 10 hours per day now.
  • He has -5x AC and a +9 kat at 514HP. He hunted Giran 4f up until they removed dungeon bookmarking on Feb 26. Then, he hunted MLC 6f with his brother, DaGreatLove, a mage.
  • He died 3 times at level 49. Ouch.

    He'd like to thank:

    Congratulations YubGiChaRyuk!

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    March 01, 2002 05:04 pm ET - research by EdgyAsHell
    Antharas killed on Dep?
    In a continuation of yesterday's battle, Antharas was allegedly killed today on the Dep server.

    At this time, we have some unconfirmed details that it was done by a group of people, 25-40 in strength (with a large percentage being mages in Ghast morph). Based on a few short interviews, they did not use all high-level players, instead tried to avoid being hit at all (Sounds good to me). Also interesting was that they believe Antharas is healed by eruption! It seems they attempted to stay a full screen away from Antharas at all times and use spells that have a full screen attack length and do not use the earth element. Support21 was reported to have globalled the good news.

    Lineage Compendium congratulates all of you involved! If you have any screenshots of a dead Antharas, please email us - then I can take the question mark off the topic. :)

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    March 01, 2002 04:13 pm ET - research by Melantus
    dog change
    From Melantus on the message boards:
    We are going to change it so that you can control a dog
    two levels higher then yourself, to give a buffer for when the
    dog advances a bit faster then the owner. the owner will still
    need to make an effort to gain some levels too, and stay within 
    two levels of the dog.
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    March 01, 2002 04:02 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Unscheduled Maintenance
    We will be bringing the Lineage servers down for an unscheduled maintenance at 3:15 PM Central US time on Friday, March 1st. During this time, we will be publishing some fixes and changes to Antharas.
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    March 01, 2002 01:16 pm ET - research by NCSoft - Austin
    Lineage Story Request
    This week's Lineage Story: The new Episode 10 lands

    We are asking players to send us a story, based upon the topic given above. The story can be told in a fictional sense, or it can be simply a recount of an exciting or interesting adventure you had with friends. Send your story to Lineage Stories We will review the stories, and post one out of the collection that we receive for each topic. After a week, we will post a new topic for a new story.

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    March 01, 2002 12:35 pm ET - research by amer
    New Items on Korean Test servers
    In a recent Korean publish, discovered some new item bitmaps (this means that the data files were transferred, not that the items are actually in the game). Most people guess that these are some kind of elemental amulets.

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