In Lineage II, the highly anticipated MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), players fight for control over any and every piece of the virtual world they occupy.
Set in a medieval-style fantasy world inhabited by different races of beings, players can enter a stunningly complex game that has attracted a subscriber base of 14 million to date.
The story so far
In a war torn land spanning two continents, trust is a rare commodity as three kingdoms vie for power and betrayal is just another means for survival. Here, the young king Raoul has successfully quenched a civil war and established the newest kingdom of Aden. Trouble brews in the Southern region of the continent, where Elmore, a military superpower expands his territory. Across the ocean, to the West, Gracia is currently embroiled in a chaotic battle among blood relatives who want to assume the throne.
In each of these kingdoms, the delicate balance of power threatens to be upset by internal strife as ambitious personalities become increasingly independent and restless.
This is the story you have been thrust into. Welcome to the chaotic world of Lineage II.
Here, you have the power to seize your own destiny and to rise or fall by your own wit, cunning and skill.
Far from being an end in itself, creating a character in Lineage II is merely the means for you to impose your will upon this world.
Among all the races, Humans were once considered the weakest; however, they have since cultivated their own destiny to become the most influential of the races. Ever adaptable and persistent, they have a balanced set of capabilities to handle all types of professions. Secondary classes for Humans are Knight, Warrior, Rogue, Cleric, and Wizard.
Elves worship Eva, the goddess of water and have slim features and long ears. They are characterized by their pure and innocent beauty. Once the most powerful of races, they have lost a significant amount of their old power and influence in the world. Now, they reside in the forest regions of Aden. Secondary classes for Elves include Elven Knight, Elven Scout, Elven Wizard, and Elven Oracle.
On the other hand, Dark Elves follow Shilen, the goddess of death who was the former goddess of water before she fell from grace. After their crushing defeat at the hands of humans, the dark elves began to learn the black arts to gain the power of Gran Kain and Shilen to take revenge on Humans. They are similar in appearance to Elves but are generally taller, with dusky skin and silvery hair. Dark Elves evolve into Palus Knight, Assassin, Dark Wizard, and Shillien Oracle classes.
Orcs, the race of fire, serve the god Pa'agrio. They are the most physically powerful among all the races. They once scored a significant victory against the Elves to claim vast territories but have since been defeated by the Elf-Human alliance and are now living in the arctic territory located in the northern part of the continent. Orc secondary classes consist of Orc Raider, Monk, and Orc Shaman.
The Dwarves are the race of earth. As such, they are renowned and valued for their ability like to create things. They possess strong physical powers and excellent manual dexterity in addition to being considered the “businessmen” of Lineage II. The Dwarf classes are divided into Scavengers, who find and retrieve raw materials, and Artisans, who manufacture products out of raw materials.
The game of your life
With over 14 million subscribers worldwide, Lineage II has a dedicated fan base that continues to grow each day. In the US, subscription to Lineage II costs $15 USD a month to play but for the SEA market, AsianMedia will use a prepaid card system that will enable more players to get in on all the action.
Lineage II will feature the combat and player vs. player (PvP) battles that gamers expect. But beyond mere hack and slash combat, the game also features intriguing and highly sophisticated political, economic, and social systems that add new dimensions to the game’s power struggles which are not found in other MMORPGs.
Lineage II features the undisputed best third-person 3D graphics for an MMORPG. Game play is seamless amidst a backdrop of stunning visuals thanks to the Unreal 2.0 Engine developed by Epic Games.
Since announcing their partnership with Korean gaming giant NCsoft to house Lineage II servers in the Philippines and distribute the game in South East Asia, Asian Media Development Group (Asian Media) has been deluged with inquiries about the popular online game.
Now, a new chapter unfolds for gamers in SEA with the open beta launch of Lineage II slated sometime within the third quarter of the year. But in the meantime, while the official South East Asian website for Lineage II is under construction, you can check out more of what has attracted so many novice and veteran gamers alike to the breathtaking world of Lineage II by visiting the North American Lineage II website at www.lineage2.com.
Get ready for the game of your life.