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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:54AM UnknownVoice said

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For those interested MMOculture has a bit more info as well as screenshots.

From everything it seems that Lineage Eternal is more like a true successor to Lineage 1, which is exactly what I wanted.


Can't be more hyped for this even if I tried.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 8:04AM pcgneurotic said

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Nice! At last, a new game mechanic enters the fray! :)

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 8:29AM Ardwulf said

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I smell another step backward.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 10:13AM Mikkhail said

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@Ardwulf Haters gonna hate ...
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 1:21PM (Unverified) said

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@Mikkhail And sheep will always shovel out money to play crap supported by companies that cannot even police bots and farmers on their own servers.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 8:31AM Braiks said

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So it will be more like the first Lineage. I'm very excited :)

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:04AM The Ogre said

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A Diabloesque camera view to make sure you can't see any details or small enemies and a gimmicky, mouse gestures-based combat system? No sale.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:16AM UnknownVoice said

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@The Ogre
you can toggle and change camera angles, etc both with hotkeys and mouse, not to mention there's what they call a "Smart view" option which can automatically adjust camera depending on factors like the player and monster locations and movement directions, etc.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:25AM alimantando said

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How is their bot detection code coming along?

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 9:36AM Utakata said

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@alimantando

...well....they'll have to make the game first.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 10:27AM (Unverified) said

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Sounds like the perfect sort of mechanic to implement on an iPad.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 10:42AM Resurge said

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@(Unverified) ^^what he said ...i would bet money this comes out on Ipad/iphone/android ...oooor maybe Kinect/PS Move. The gesture thing plus the isometric view ..it's pretty obvious.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 10:44AM (Unverified) said

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This is one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard of.

I guess its good for the amount of bot spammers and farmers in the game that will infest it months after launch though. GG NCSOFT!

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 11:11AM UnknownVoice said

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For those interested, yes this is sequel to lineage 1.

The game is set 200 years after the Lineage 1 with a corrupt and powerful dark empire and its evil ruler holding the world in its iron grip. However unknown events cause the Empire to crumble and lead to people revolting, at which point the game starts.

The game also will contain the familiar L2 towns, going by the concept art and possibly dragons.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 11:14AM Dukeun said

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I would like to know how TERA was dubbed the "stolen Lineage 3 project," and now this Lineage 1(.8 Eternal) is also known as "Lineage 3." I think someone jumped the gun on that on. I still can't wait to play it though.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 2:00PM DemonXaphan said

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@Dukeun Short summary is that the devs of Blue Hole stole code of L3 when they worked at NCSoft East and then L3 had to be scrapped. Now NCSoft had this code that was no good, they are putting it toward this game.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 2:07PM UnknownVoice said

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@DemonXaphan

Wrong. Seriously Stop spreading the misinformation.

BlueHole consists of people who worked in NCSOFT. They took parts of unfinished game's code(unconfirmed to even have anything to do with Lineage) with themselves and reworked it to TERA.

Lineage Eternal has been in the works for last three years, it has NOTHING to do with the stolen project nor Tera nor bluehole. Its an entirelly new engine game in lineage franchise, set 200 years after Lineage I
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 2:50PM Dukeun said

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@DemonXaphan I wasn't really saying TERA is Lineage 3, or how that mess of who did what; I was saying in a less obvious way that just because Lineage Eternal is the third game in the series does not make it Lineage 3, and yes there is a difference. People will get their hopes up/crushed because someone jumps to say it's one thing when it might be the other. That is why I put Lineage 1.8 Eternal (the point eight eternal in parentheses) because it looks like a complete revamped version of Lineage 1.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 2:58PM UnknownVoice said

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@Dukeun

It continues lineage world lore(L2 being prequel and LE being sequel), it is set after L1 and it improves upon both games, while being more similar to the first.

For all intents and purposes it is the "third game in the franchise". :)

Just because it is different from the second part of franchise, does not make it NOT the third part of franchise or "not L3". It is the practical "Lineage Three" even if it does not have the number in it.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 3:11PM Yarr said

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@UnknownVoice - Wrong, or at least half right. 3 of Bluehole Studio's top people went to jail for trying to sell stolen Lineage 3 code to Japanese companies. That is a fact and they were prosecuted and convicted by the Korean government. As part of that trial Bluehole Studio was supposed to start over from scratch on the code for TERA (which is questionable if they did or didn't), and had to pay NCSoft several million dollars (US) in damages, which they have yet to do.

Last thing I've seen in translated reports about this from Korea is NCSoft may file further lawsuits against Bluehole Studio, or it might have meant the Korean government may take further action against them, the article wasn't real clear on who was doing what. With the Korean release, big initial interest, and then "crash and burn" of TERA in Korea, the big question is what happens now? If Bluehole can't pay up and didn't make enough to pay their development costs, perhaps NCSoft will end up owning them due to the damages owed and possible further legal action?
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