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March 10, 2003 12:00 am ET - research by october
LoA SpotLight: The Road to Ruin
Prince Drad has been playing Lineage since Depardieu beta days, just before Pay to Play went into effect. Hailing from Quake II, and a clan called Ruin, this pledge leader has been around for a very long time indeed.

Lineage was not an instant love for our dear prince. When Quake II lost her flavor and Drad found himself searching for a new home, it took more than a second glance for Aden to catch his eye. But when she did, and when he stared into her cool gaze ... in Aden, he saw his Ruin.

Drad now lives in the Lands of Aden. Tiring of Dark Knights and Invisible enemies, and tiring even more of steep death penalties for unjust causes (such as lag and disconnection), he set his jaw and made a hard decision. Yes, he would bring Ruin to Aden's fresh new dimension. Let it begin!

Drad learned a few things on Depardieu. Burned out on hours of discussions in halls with nobles and dignitaries, haggling about who would rule which castle for how long, this prince learned he is more a man of action and less of words. He learned he does not take well to orders. That he couldn't give a flip about diplomacy. He learned he was ready to operate lean and mean.

This is a prince who is ready to rise on his own merits, and to spread Ruin throughout the land.

When asked if he found it hard to leave his riches on Dep, he replied not at all. "I didn't have billions. I gave things to my son, so I can get them back easily enough, but 1.8 million was fairly easy to walk away from."

Drad finds himself more than equal to his Depardieu counterparts. He has already surpassed himself in level of experience as well as in level of enjoyment. And yet he has mellowed in his years of rule. Where he used to revel in ending the Red, he now plays on a warning system (depending on mood and seriousness of infraction).

1: verbal warning
2: shots fired
3: ended over and over until you are level 10 and deleted and remade with new name

(skip to 2 if he is cranky)

When asked if he's learned any tricks along the way to Ruin, I thought I detected a sly smile under that mop of royal red hair.

He replied, "Take a beagle along on your hunt if you want to be alone and not have your drops stolen."

I patiently awaited the secret to a beagle's ability to clear the screen. Could it be that they are so fast that an enemy freeze-locks when attacked? No, it was something much more simple.

"They are so yappy," Drad continued. "I don't think anyone likes to hunt near them because of the noise."


March 10, 2003 01:36 am ET (#2)
Loyal Fan

510 posts

wow scary --; o.o...

March 10, 2003 03:15 am ET (#3)
Loyal Fan

1155 posts

Uh oh! I better /sound off =) the beagles

March 10, 2003 04:55 am ET (#4)
Loyal Fan

120 posts

gogogo drad!

March 10, 2003 05:55 am ET (#5)
Loyal Fan

9 posts

lol who is this guy is he lvl 50 if not then why u wasting yourtime writing
about him. maybe october is in love with him + your article really suk bad
nobles & dignitaries, plz your so lame

March 10, 2003 07:22 am ET (#6)
Loyal Fan

34 posts

stfu infrared800
Edit: i might get banned but ho well.. it was worth it

March 10, 2003 08:53 am ET (#8)
Loyal Fan

127 posts

infared800.... i dont think thibz is flaming you personally, anyway his reply to you doesnt differ much from the way you replied to this spotlight.
There are more decent ways to express your criticism, and maybe then youll even be taken seriously!

I like the article and the fact that it isnt about someone turning 50 like most other spotlights.

March 10, 2003 09:13 am ET (#9)
Loyal Fan

24 posts

This article is completely useless. The pledge is not one of the strongest, err sorry it is not even a medium one, it is just a substandard one. I did enjoy his Beagle comment, but unless the writer of the article was paid a huge amount of adena for writing it, I can't see why this appeared here.

P.S. it could also be that the writer is in that pledge, in which case, his ethics are very misplaced.

March 10, 2003 09:39 am ET (#10)
Loyal Fan

131 posts

Strelok, you better mind your manners. Here over at Lineage Compendium, they do their work for FREE! If you don't like the articles, leave. Personally, I enjoyed it very much. Great job LC!

March 10, 2003 10:08 am ET (#11)
LC Reporter

15 posts

LC feels there is more flavor to the lineage community than just lvl 50+ people. lvl 50+ is cool, and we always love to spotlight such achievements, but it isn't the only achievement in game. personally, i could sit and listen to some of these two-year-plus lin veterans for hours.

March 10, 2003 10:23 am ET (#12)
LC Admin

864 posts

Level 50 is not the only purpose of Lineage.

Making friends, winning castles, a good fight, hunting an area until you're an expert on it, making +ed items, being a regular chatter on global, mastering a boss and more -- There are a lot of other things to do. The spotlight section is to meet the other people who play this game. We use the main news page for amazing accomplishments.

March 10, 2003 10:32 am ET (#13)
Loyal Fan

31 posts

I think some of you guys are a little closed minded. I enjoy reading spotlights on all sorts of different people. I could care less what level they are and I'm sure many others see it the same. Sometimes their experiences (no matter how long they be) are far more interesting than a spotlight on someone for hitting the big 5 0. For those who made comments along the lines of "this is stupid", I want you to know... I am very thankful that I'm not as narrow-minded and self-centered as you. Good work, October. I found the spotlight very interesting =)

March 10, 2003 12:24 pm ET (#14)
Loyal Fan

24 posts

I have nothing again LC and or Spotlights in general, but I would much rather hear about FC or 2Soon or Mercs or someone that has somehow distinguished themselves. And no I am not in either of those pledge, as the matter of fact I have repeatedly battled different people from those pledges.

XCollicoX my manners are just fine, I think we are still entitled to our own opinions. The writer felt like the prince deserved the spotlight, I feel that he didn't.

Amer I donít care about what level, but I feel that people in Spotlight should have something to teach, which is why Beagle was a fine comment.

March 10, 2003 12:49 pm ET (#15)
Loyal Fan

12 posts

yay.. itd be more interesting if loa was any good

March 10, 2003 01:16 pm ET (#16)
Loyal Fan

70 posts

mogs a pusy cat lol

March 10, 2003 01:58 pm ET (#17)
Loyal Fan

17 posts

HEY hey i've seen them around.. kinda.. well 1 or 2 of them..
1: verbal warning
2: shots fired
3: ended over and over until you are level 10 and deleted and remade with new name
wouldn't that be exaggerating? i don't feel threatened by it at all.. then again i'm a nice guy..
anyhoo.. good job making it onto the LC spotlight.. i wanna be there one day..

March 10, 2003 02:09 pm ET (#18)
Loyal Fan

7 posts

i would love so see some of the levels of their members and some of the items. i enjoyed learning of his background but i would be too embarrassed to hunt with beagles in OWL

March 10, 2003 02:46 pm ET (#19)
Loyal Fan

111 posts

You should understand that Lineage can't be all about all the "upper class". There's gotta be a way for the newcomers to feel like they mean something and have a prospect of having a great future in lineage.

On another it me..or there just doesn't seem to be much news from NC lately......

March 10, 2003 06:54 pm ET (#20)
Loyal Fan

63 posts


March 10, 2003 07:40 pm ET (#21)
Loyal Fan

35 posts

Nice article I enjoyed it. For all those people who thinks this was a waiste you shouldn't be flaming it, you aren't forced to come to this site and read the article. They sound like a very interesting pledge but definatelly not a mainstream pledge like Best of Lineage, Mercs, FirstClass

March 11, 2003 02:16 am ET (#22)
Loyal Fan

86 posts

"3: ended over and over until you are level 10 and deleted and remade with new name" but in the pic hes lawful? is this dude a pker or what? maybe i missed something? prince pker? i dont think so? ok im confused?

March 11, 2003 05:02 am ET (#23)
Prince Drathen
Loyal Fan

223 posts

Personally, I've never liked the Spotlights/articles that are written like stories. And there's no real way to tell who will have a castle and for how long. That depends on the players. I think there should be some sort of requirement to get a Spotlight, but I can't imagine what it should/would be.

March 11, 2003 10:34 am ET (#24)
Loyal Fan

146 posts


March 11, 2003 03:43 pm ET (#25)
Loyal Fan

120 posts

im in his pledge,meet me in game

ugh....cant even replay to this...

anyway he got a spotlight,so what?
there are no rules about spotlights,anyone can get them and he got it,dont be jealous

March 11, 2003 05:12 pm ET (#26)
Loyal Fan

221 posts

~_~ scary prince, lucky i dun play loa, or else i have to type /sound off, and leave it off forever...beagle's sound is really annoying ~_~

March 11, 2003 06:46 pm ET (#27)
Loyal Fan

6 posts

oi~!..Drad here (but go by many names)

ok some clarification.. I have played every character in this game for over 2 years, I chose the prince to take pics of, cause I wanted elf to stay in hunt mode...
the warning was directed to drop/mop thiefs, and was a comment made in my elf mindset. hope that makes sence. Prince has not yet been chaotic, but there's still hope.
As for interviewer being in love with me ??? are u insane ???
But rare is a question asked within my earshot, that I wont offer an answer for.. and perhaps with all the typing I do, chatting, answerring n00b questions at momma tree, perhaps the interviewer saw me as interesting enough to be interviewed..
Sure we're not a mainstream pledge like ones mentioned above.. btw FC on LoA is disbanded. BUT the few people we do have are always there to help each other out, like any other pledge.

Currently we are in Hunt Mode (Prince/Princess have houses). we are slowly getting bigger, but not huge, with people coming and going all the time... most that join, stay.. and prosper as we all do, together.
Finally as for the beagle.. you will never see a beagle on this prince. again, it was an observation I made while hunting with my elf.. I accidentally tamed a beagle.. and for a laugh I thought to lvl him up in the desert with my dobe, and later added a husky...
Anyway.. hunting desert. I see a scorp come in and I shot arrows at it.. dogs go in, and start chewing.. out of the corner of my screen a mage w skel guards comes into view.. he turns and quickly runs off... not paying much attention to it, I continued hunting..
After an hour or so, I realized that everyone that happened into my screen while beagle was chewing, tuned around and b-lined it as far away from me as possible. this is when I realized, it was the dog. I didnt have to worry about mop thiefs, the horrid yapping sound of the beagle chased them all away for me.. :) thus renderring the warning system irrevelent.
ok, enough typing.. editing will never happen, if I got lost on a train of thought, or went off on a tangent, and never returned to the point...
Oh well! "Adapt 0.0"

March 11, 2003 09:49 pm ET (#28)
Loyal Fan

10 posts

/sound off for the beagles. Or just kill them O.o

March 12, 2003 12:01 am ET (#29)
Loyal Fan

75 posts

thats funny, but they are annoying as ****

March 12, 2003 11:37 pm ET (#30)
Loyal Fan

22 posts

hehe collico i heard u got hacked or something like. that is that true?

March 13, 2003 12:49 am ET (#31)
Loyal Fan

102 posts


March 13, 2003 06:47 pm ET (#32)
Loyal Fan

444 posts

i dont get it...
people flame the special spotlights for being dumb and then say flame the 50+ spotlights because "its not a big acheivement anymore".

March 13, 2003 06:47 pm ET (#33)
Loyal Fan

444 posts

i dont get it...
people flame the special spotlights for being dumb and then say flame the 50+ spotlights because "its not a big acheivement anymore".

March 16, 2003 01:20 pm ET (#34)
Loyal Fan

351 posts

you're right 87, they complain for the sake of complaining to feel like they are "being heard".

March 18, 2003 04:45 pm ET (#35)
Loyal Fan

77 posts

Well, I for one say, "Way to go, neighbor!!"
I'm still working on getting that block party together - lol.

To everyone else: sure, his BP may not be huge or grand or even mildly feared as an Anti-PK BP, but who cares, he is a character in this vast world of ours and he makes an impact on our server, regardless of how small. As for being deserving of the time to interview ó I say, "Yes." It is up to the reporters in LC to interview whomever they wish. Just because you don't know him doesn't mean he shouldn't get an interview. Half of the people in Aden are unsung heroes. How many of you know me and my BP (HoG)? Probably not a whole heck of a lot, but that doesn't mean we are not having an impact on the game.

Overall, some of these complaints are a bit unfounded. The opinions would certainly change if the complainers were given a Spotlight, hehe.


*EDIT* He owns Giran currently - my mistake.

March 19, 2003 09:12 am ET (#36)
Loyal Fan

120 posts

we lost it in the alst min~.~

damn prince that came from no where
think he had coi...but not sure

March 19, 2003 11:21 am ET (#37)
Loyal Fan

6 posts

They snuck into the castle, and came out in force.

At the last second the tower fell,
the prince got the crown,
we got teleported into town,
the chat window showed "The Siege is over!"


Still, tons of fun for a tuesday afternoon. :-)

March 20, 2003 10:07 pm ET (#38)
Loyal Fan

99 posts

i want to play LoA.. but i can't leave Ken.. too attached to my char.. T.T

2.shots fired
3.repeated ending until lv 10 and deleted and remade
4.still repeated ending until drop all item and quit

March 21, 2003 05:14 am ET (#39)
Loyal Fan

7 posts

Drad rules :)

March 21, 2003 02:54 pm ET (#40)
Loyal Fan

18 posts

It says they are a she twice and a he twice. Pick one. :P

March 22, 2003 07:19 pm ET (#41)
Loyal Fan

144 posts

damm i thought this was with the getting by the aid of friends spotlight...
never noticed lol
anyway i actually agree with 87 on this one...
People always complain complain complain!
Amer said they want to do it more random cause everyone complains when they pick the big guys...
Let the newb alone......
specialy if he beat 2 years of lvling for a few months on loa and all his cash must mean he aint all THAT good... ^^
anyway Beagle comment was hilarious... but i dun mind them much

o and tarrasque october the she was talking about the land ADEN meaning the cold stare of the wicked witch of the west stealing out players....

March 24, 2003 11:42 pm ET (#42)
Loyal Fan

722 posts

oo nice articale :D i like how it ended :D

March 26, 2003 11:24 am ET (#43)
Loyal Fan

6 posts


HE - referrs to the human that sits behind the screen.

SHE referrs to the game.(lineage in this case)

March 29, 2003 04:59 pm ET (#44)
Loyal Fan

444 posts

he can pk with his lvl 49 elf LEXX

March 29, 2003 07:31 pm ET (#45)
Loyal Fan

1 posts

My uncle lexx is a p i m p. Artical was great. Brought a smile to my face. I think he is a good as candidate for lin spotlight. He knows more about the game then me and my 3 muts. Keep up the good work drad!

March 31, 2003 01:13 am ET (#46)
Loyal Fan

7 posts

His elf wears panties! o.o I saw it! I venz'd to pledge house and he was cross dressing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Ballistic

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