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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 4:45PM (Unverified) said

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downloading this now

what restrictions do free players have?

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 5:04PM Sam not Spam said

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http://truly-free.lineage2.com/trulyfree
"No Account Restrictions: All players can now go from a level 1 neophyte to a level 99 deity with no restrictions on where they may go or what they may do in-game. Everyone is equal in the transformed world of Lineage II: Goddess of Destruction!"

Keep in mind; EVERYONE is a free player now. The store will sell boosters, convenience items, etc.

More reading for you:
http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/46/feature/5761/Lineage-2-F2P-and-Goddess-of-Destruction-QA.html

http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=28149&storypage=1
"NCsoft: As we've been monitoring the latest MMO conversions from subscription to free-to-play over the past year or so, it became obvious to us that we needed something different that would help us to stand out among a myriad of F2P games. Our Truly Free model allows players to access the Lineage II game world for free without having to worry about what account type they are, nor will they need to deal with the limitations placed on free players of traditional F2P MMO games. Our approach more closely mirrors the Freemium model, as players will be able to buy items to help their game progression from the L2 store, but all these items are optional."
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 7:11PM (Unverified) said

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@Sam not Spam awesome thnaks
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 4:48PM Sam not Spam said

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Should mention that they decided against the hybrid model, going purely for free to play with microtransactions. I've been following this for a while, sub' in earlier this month, and have enjoyed it. Several friends and forum buddies of mine will be trying it out, especially since they're redoing the early experience, speeding leveling, etc.

No subscription fee? Alleviating grind for lower levels? Two of the biggest objections to the game that I've traditionally had just went out the window.

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 4:54PM (Unverified) said

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO thanks. I played this game in 1985 and hated it's terrible, grindy badness. I won't get back on that truck for a million turnips.

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 5:40PM VikingGamer said

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I remember playing centipede and galaga in 1985. Do you mean perhaps 2005?

Even before today they had made it much faster to level over the years and now, specifically with goddess they made it considerably easier. for example, the academy levels for clans used to go up to 40, as of today it goes up to 76. It is expected that a player will be able to level from 1-85 in 3-4 month casually. It is now post 85 that will take a while.
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 5:42PM Utakata said

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1985? I don't think Commodore 64's where even out then. O.O
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 3:09AM pcgneurotic said

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@Utakata

They'd been out for 3 years by then - I was the proud 12 year-old owner of a C64 and an official Commodore tape deck too!
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 4:07PM Utakata said

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@pcgneurotic

Well...yes, I confirmed that with Wiki. Maybe I should of researched that a bit for posting. Though I was using them extensively around '86 to '88. Either way though, I highly doubt one could run Lineage II on one, let alone the game existing back then. :)
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 5:03PM Hmrhand said

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Lineage II is a very different game than it was in 1985. It's worth another look.

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 5:52PM Sam not Spam said

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@Hmrhand
Agreed. Really, if you don't like a MMO, wait a while and check it out again. It might get worse by your tastes, but it could get better, too. They change and evolve over time ^_^
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 6:14PM Lucidus said

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@Hmrhand I should hope a game would improve in 26 years...
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 5:52PM DancingCow said

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Their "truly" free-to-play model does look a hell of a lot more palatable than other free-to-play or freemium games.

But I look at the videos and... am very turned off by the graphic style. That over-the-top, baroque-asian hurts my eyes.

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 6:15PM Lucidus said

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@DancingCow iirc, the boobies bounce quite nicely. So, there's that.
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 11:22PM Nadril said

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@DancingCow To be fair L2 was probably one of the first games to really use that style in an MMO. It's been copied a ton.
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Posted: Dec 1st 2011 3:16PM DancingCow said

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Huh? So what if it's been copied?

Doesn't change the fact that I think it looks hideous.
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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 6:05PM yeppers said

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Downloaded and installed. However, I can't get past a lame GameGuard error to try it out. Looks like it's going to be a prompt uninstall... oh well.

The videos I've seen of the game look really dated. Have they been updating the graphics?

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 6:05PM (Unverified) said

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What's the PVP like? I haven't played since launch and that was only for a month. I'm really only interested in pvp so I'm hoping it's worthwhile and not very restrictive in terms of when/where/who.

Good to see it go F2P though.

Posted: Nov 30th 2011 6:07PM Sam not Spam said

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Posted: Nov 30th 2011 8:52PM BubleFett said

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