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Posted: Feb 8th 2010 5:34PM Thac0 said

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You cant pay me to play that game!

Posted: Feb 8th 2010 5:41PM Seraphina Brennan said

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I'll give you a cookie! :3
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Posted: Feb 8th 2010 6:20PM Thac0 said

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Hmmmm maybe for a cookie
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Posted: Feb 8th 2010 7:09PM (Unverified) said

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That was my first thought too. If they want people to touch that infamous grief and grind fest, they're going to have to offer monetary incentives.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2010 5:47PM Daelen said

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Level 40 in 14 days, thats funny =)

Posted: Feb 9th 2010 4:29PM Angelworks said

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The joke for anyone reading this who hasn't played the game of course is level 40 would take the better part of half a year or more to reach grinding around the clock (unless they've fixed this recently).
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Posted: Feb 8th 2010 5:57PM (Unverified) said

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Lineage 2 is a game I never got around to playing. FFA PvP combined with the typical Asian grindfest has never appealed to me. But, hey, I've got nothing to lose but some free time, and I have far too much of that lately. Downloading now. Here goes nothing.

Posted: Feb 8th 2010 6:37PM Scuffles said

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Meh hasn't anyone told them Free play till level X is the new 14day trial

Posted: Feb 8th 2010 6:42PM (Unverified) said

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after quitting aion (subbed for 1 month) why shall i want to try lineage 2? is there a reason?

this is an honest question.

Posted: Feb 8th 2010 7:22PM hmmdar said

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If you didn't mind the grind of Aion and like FFA pvp you might like L2. But if not I would suggest staying away from it.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2010 6:55PM GenericPerson said

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I stopped playing right after they release the second chapter. There was just way to much senseless grinding for me. I did really enjoy the castle sieges though, that was the only time I truly had fun playing this game.

Posted: Feb 8th 2010 8:05PM (Unverified) said

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I actually bought this about a year ago and gave it a whirl. Well, I gave it about 5 minutes because when I logged in with my new toon there were over a dozen gold sellers sitting in the spawn area. That gave me all the insight I needed and I immediately canceled.

Posted: Feb 8th 2010 8:06PM SkuzBukit said

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Unfortunately this trial will finally enable there to be four times as many bots as players instead of just two.

I played it for a short time but the bot infestation put me off & everytime I've reactivated it was only worse than before.

Posted: Feb 8th 2010 9:55PM cerebrix said

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and thousands of chinese farmers rejoice!

Posted: Feb 9th 2010 12:05AM Shadbox said

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And they are asking themselves why ppl keep playin in private servers... epic fail

Posted: Feb 9th 2010 2:48PM 1pcgamer said

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Not sure I ever want to play this grindfest ever again. But downloading it, cuz I'm open-minded & it might've changed in the years since I last tried it.

However, one game that's for sure exciting & holding much interest is Warhammer Online & it even has an endless FREE Trial!: http://www.warhammeronline.com/trial/

Posted: Feb 9th 2010 4:39PM Angelworks said

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You should at least give it a whirl - I spent a year playing it. Its PVP/Player faction system is second to none, however the amount of effort you have to put into the game to get anything cool is really epic (not in a good way).

Good example - (I really don't know if they fixed this or changed this - like most I'll have to go back and try it again) but we figured you'd have to have a bot or a paid chinese player playing your toon around the clock for the better part of a year and a half to get to max level. I've heard from friends who still play - past level 70 the amount of exp to level gets insane.

For NCSoft - seriously - get someone to sit down and make some serious design changes to it. The game is probably savable if you added quest based progression, easier reward system, a sane crafting system and a much much much more mild leveling curve (make it so it maybe takes a month to reach max level if you work hard at it). I know design work is expensive, but Lineage is worth saving I think (its got good story, wonderful graphics etc). As it stands - its really free to play quality at this point - I honestly believe the only people paying to play it anymore are the super hardcore.

Posted: Apr 24th 2010 6:22PM (Unverified) said

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(make it so it maybe takes a month to reach max level if you work hard at it).

it does mate. I have a trial account now, actually i made 3, and within one day of hard grinding im at 36, 34 and 34, tomorrow all will be 40, thats what 2 days to 40?

1-20 is very easy now, they added a quest so u can do this in 1 hour even less, and the addition of vitality for "casual" players so that if they spend a day or so offline, when they login they gain 100%, 200%, etc. more exp the longer they have been logged out for a short while.

Still of course there's a grind, and NCSOFT are clamping down on the bots so expect to see more noobies around, but still dont be fooled you must play a good 2-3hours a day to get anywhere anytime soon....

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