Lineage II is ready to celebrate its 12th anniversary in a big way throughout the month of April. Several events, contests, sales and more are planned for players. To start things off, special server settings have been put in place that include no experience loss on death, free teleports and a vitality bonus increase.
Any potential players who have not tried out Lineage II Classic after March 23rd will be able to check out the game's latest updates for a week without cost and can take advantage of a month's subscription for half off.
The Lineage 2 team has unveiled the details behind a trio of servers that will be merging into a single unitl. Shilen, Magmeld and Bartz will be merging into a new server called Freya. The server merge is planned for April 13th and there are numerous FAQs to read regarding character and clan names, how to prepare for the merger, the merger process and much more.
For the first time, Lineage 2 Classic players in the EU will be able to take part in a castle siege event and work to capture one of four strongholds. Clans will take part in massive PvP action to take control of a stronghold and all the resources and wealth they provide.
Fans of hardcore Lineage II action will want to check out tomorrow's launch of the EU server. The launch on Tuesday will be for those players owning a founder's pack that comes with either 1- or 3-months of subscription time as well as other in-game perks. The L2 EU Classic server will open for everyone on December 29th.
The Lineage 2 Classic EU Facebook page has been updated with a notice to players that both the Early Access and full launch of the game will be delayed for a week. Citing that the build as it is will not be ready for the originally planned December 15th launch, the team said it would utilize the extra time to work on numerous translation and technical issues.
The Lineage II Classic EU server prepares for launch, the development team is beginning to consider how to name this throwback to an earlier time. Players have from now through December 8th to determine the theme for the server name followed by picking a name that supports that theme at a later date.
European players will have an opportunity to check out the classic Lineage 2 server that will be opening this fall courtesy of 4Game. The EU version follows the classic versions previously launched in Russia and Korea. Lineage 2 Classic EU will be subscription-based at 10 Euro per month.
Lineage II is now a Steam title thanks to today's launch. Players will now have access to Steam unique badges and achievements by using the Steam version of NCSoft West's title.
A new Lineage II page has turned up on Steam that indicates that the venerable title will be arriving there beginning on November 12th. Because of the launch on Steam, players will gain access to badges, emoticons, and trading cards.