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One more Lineage 2?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Artchem, Apr 5, 2019.

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  1. Artchem

    Artchem Community manager Innova Group

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    Hello, guys! How are you? Have you heard the latest news?

    Today, in Russian region, a new project was announced, which will be released in this spring. It is called “Lineage 2 Essence”, also known as “Aden” in Korea, Japan and Taiwan. What’s so special about this project? Well, it’s a familiar world of Lineage 2, which based on oldschool chronicles. In that game developers have placed emphasis on PvP-component. L2 Essence is really different from our Lineage 2 EU and Lineage 2 Classic EU.

    It has a play-to-free model. There are one of the fastest character development among both L2 EU versions and auto-fight option. Players don’t have to spend a lot of time in the game and can play without party or clan, even if they choose a healer, because special self-buffs and attacking skills are available for all characters. A clan will be required, if a player wants to fight to kill raid bosses in the open world. Olympiad is held every day except Sunday and a list of heroes is updated every week. In addition, players get special L-сoins during monster’s hunt, which can be spent on different items in a special in-game store.

    What do you think about L2 Essence? Would you like try or not? Share your thoughts, fears and arguments.

    I have prepared for you a little poll. I’ll glad, if you respond on a few questions: https://gamesforyou.typeform.com/to/ITZTSc

    P.S. Please, don’t forget to be friendly and respectful with your opponents in comments. Thank you.
     
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  2. Anax_

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    Yes, for the love of god, yes! But please have it with a subscription model, since this type of server allows for a player to progress solo without the need for boxes.

    1 player = 1 account = 1 subscription

    That is the ultimate dream
     
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  3. Suchy

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    Here u go - new server for you guys
     
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  4. AquaMarine

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    isnt its better to focus on fixing Skelth and possibility for us to play at high end content instead of divide your team force for other project ?
     
  5. Yolai

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    ppl have to realise this has nothing to do with classic and its not a f2p classic server. f2p brings always the heavy p2w items in the store especially when its advertised as epic pvp experience.

    this said an aden server is maybe something for ppl who got bored of classic,live servers, NA, l2 in general and im sure the first months will be full with ppl. but looking at NA how the ppl reacted to the first p2w items and knowing that a f2p model never works without an ingame store im not sure if u guys can keep the population steady (if u decide to open an aden server ofc)
     
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  6. Jad o

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    I do not think this is the kind of server people want to play long term.

    The gameplay this offers, is not what long time fans of L2 love about the game, but then again, neither have been any of the recent patches to classic server.
    It seems Korean developers are very much out of touch what people in the west love about this game, it's open world PvP and fighting over exp zones, that made this game so epic throughout the years.

    I think a new L2 classic server would be the best option, but you are better off releasing the game with the 1.5 or even 1.0 patch before ruining it with secret of the empire or any update since 2.0 really.

    With every patch, more instances are added, things like PK'ing almost made impossible, changes implement that are developed for a cash-shop f2p model, when Innova runs a subscription based models where players should be able to farm easily.
    In the current game version, late game content resolves around killing raid bosses every single day, getting exp from clan arena and instances. Back in the day it was all about grinding and you would fight in IT, FotG, Loa, TOI....

    Oh well, more on topic, a PVP fueled server might be interesting and fresh for a little while - but it has nothing to do with Lineage 2, so I can't see it being a long term succes.
     
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  7. Jad o

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    I can't seem to edit my post, but I'd like to point out, if anything, from the launch of NA classic it clearly shows that western interest in L2 classic is still very substantional. They announced it as a 1.5 project, and so many people gathered to enjoy classic experience. In the end it wasn't 1.5 at all, and their servers are a bot-infested pay 2 win failure.

    But this should give faith that Innova were to release a properly moderated L2 classic server, it could be huge.
    One thing you would benefit from is lowering subscription to be equal to russian servers, because it's always felt pretty stupid to pay more than 2x the ammount for an otherwise completly equal service. I am sure that server would be big enough to make it worth your while.
     
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  8. Vizard

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    I was going to post a long wall of text here, but it's not worth it.
    Don't even dare to call it Lineage 2


    And where are my Wolves and Dragons?
     
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    Is this a PVP server?


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  11. BLlZER

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    This is a bad idea for normal users like us, the server will become a p2w system and in couple years its gonna be sadly unplayeble.
    However, initially it's gonna be a fun opportunity for some people who want different kind of server.
     
  12. Mast3rplan

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    Well something new is always better than nothing new.
    I'd prefer a new normal classic without skelth mistakes and done for a p2p system,since more we go on here more we realize that we cant play new content because we are not chars boosted with shop items,and it seems nothing can be done about this on this version,so probably having this "thing" to try could save us from boredom.
    But if u plan to put p2w items,dont even bother yourself,server will die as first one will appear.
     
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  13. 21st_

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    free to play and l2store like god its very good would definitely play there.
     
  14. Furniture

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    More options is always good but the way shop is handled will make or break it. So in the end it'll be a f2p server with mandatory cash shop items that have expire time and end up more expensive than a sub or cash shop with rng boxes or some sort of mandatory purchases that are required to stay competitive or to overcome blocks placed there for the sake of having to pay to pass them. If the idea for the shop fits into any of these criteria, maybe just skip it, because the server will die after a few months. Also, maybe next time mention how the server is different from normal l2 classic servers? You added a poll without actually explaining the options? What? No mention of anything at all from this vid for example . Its wildly different.
    If you do end up opening it, advertise it as a curated experimental pvp oriented experience with no risk of shutting down unexpectedly. Anything else and you'll end up dissing the player base.
     
  15. DatScion

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    its a great idea , especially because alot of private server went with free npc buffs / pay for 3rd prof buffs model.

    Tho i see a big problem in its f2p model , as we see that every f2p model in ncsoft is highly p2w.

    I think people rather want a p2p version of Essence , where they can get the rare buffs/items for L-сoins and not for heavy payments.
    Some buffs are rly op ( like perma mana for nukers , so it seems very unbalanced if someone throws in alot of money)

    The idea with high lvl epics and daily olympiad and no instances is a rly good choice too it will bring alot of pvp everyone was looking for.

    hope to see smth like this soon cuz there is nothing to do atm , also im sure that russian and european community could build a very success featured server on their own, if they are asked to
     
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  16. TigrisOfSouls

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    As long as there's no P2W, go for it yeah.
    Otherwise P2P.
     
  17. Anax_

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    Pay to play and maybe have 1 subscription give you access to both the PvP server as well as Skelth. It would give new players the ability to try out the new PvP version as well as try out Skelth for a more hardcore experience.
     
  18. AquaMarine

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    free2play server w/out pay2win items in shop...
    wake up already !
     
  19. TigrisOfSouls

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    That's all you had to say in your post?


    As long as we dont have any balance-breaking items we are good, although it's very unlikely to have a balanced F2P server.
     
  20. CDVM

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    Just open a new classic server, get back all the players that left for NA and maybe in 8 monts open the essence server and the arena server (what happened with that? Lul)
     
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