Thursday, December 20, 2007

L2-SEA Launch: Placard Contest

Speak out loud your love for the game through Lineage II Placards!


Mechanics


  • Open to all Lineage II - South-East Asia players with an existing game account
  • Registration starts at 11:00am ACT and ends at 2:00pm ACT
  • Players will make a placard inspired by Lineage II with any materials with the restriction of sharp blades, pyrotechnics, and other harmful substances
  • Each placard will be tagged with a number after registration
  • Judging starts from 3:00pm ACT to 4:00pm ACT
  • Contestants must display their placards in a prominent position and walk around the entire event ground during the judging period for the roaming judges
  • Restrictions:
    • Artwork cannot contain copyrighted and trademarked (registered or unregistered) materials not limited to logos, names, and brand names
    • Excessive violence is not allowed
    • Pornography is not allowed
    • Foul language is not allowed (acronyms like WTF are allowed)
    • Racist and political content or themes are not allowed
    • Sexually offensive content or themes are not allowed in any form
  • Placards will be judged on the following criteria:
    • 40% Originality
    • 30% Craftsmanship
    • 30% Overall Impact


Prizes


  • 1st Place
    • Three Thousand Pesos (PhP3,000.00) Cash
    • 1x Lineage II Gift Pack
    • 1x Top Grade Lifestone (Level 58)
    • 1x Commodore's Hat
  • 2nd Place
    • Two Thousand Pesos (PhP2,000.00) Cash
    • 1x Lineage II Gift Pack
    • 1x Top Grade Lifestone (Level 58)
    • 1x Commodore's Hat
  • 3rd Place
    • One Thousand Pesos (PhP1,000.00) Cash
    • 1x Lineage II Gift Pack
    • 1x Top Grade Lifestone (Level 58)
    • 1x Commodore's Hat
  • 4th to 10th Place
    • 1x Lineage II Gift Pack
    • 1x Enchant Weapon A (scroll)
    • 1x Commodore's Hat


* This contest is available at SM Mall of Asia only.

L2-SEA Launch: L2 Inspired Head Gear Contest

Create your Lineage II inspired headgear! The best hoods worn at the event will win cool Lineage II prizes!


Mechanics


  • To join, players must choose a headgear in-game and recreate it in-real-life
  • Participants will register at the headgear contest booth and give the following information
    • Name
    • Server
    • Username/Account ID
    • Character Name
    • Address
    • Mobile #
    • Email Address (used on your L2-SEA Account)
  • Registration is open from 11:00am ACT to 2:00pm ACT (SM MoA); 5:00pm ACT to 7:00pm ACT (Baguio City; Cebu City; Davao City)
  • Judging of headgears will be done by the roaming judges throughout the event, so make sure you wear those hats at all times
  • Costume parts from cosplay participants are not eligible to participate in this contest
  • Headgears will be judged based on the follwing criteria:
    • 40% Accuracy
    • 30% Craftsmanship
    • 20% Creativity
    • 10% Overall Appeal


Prizes

  • 1st Place
    • Three Thousand Pesos (PhP3,000.00) Cash
    • 1x Lineage II Gift Pack
    • 1x Top Grade Lifestone (Level 58)
    • Commodore's Hat
  • 2nd Place
    • Two Thousand Pesos (PhP2,000.00) Cash
    • 1x Lineage II Gift Pack
    • 1x Top Grade Lifestone (Level 58)
    • Commodore's Hat
  • 3rd Place
    • One Thousand Pesos (PhP1,000.00) Cash
    • 1x Lineage II Gift Pack
    • 1x Top Grade Lifestone (Level 58)
    • Commodore's Hat
  • 4th to 10th Place
    • 1x Lineage II Gift Pack
    • 1x Enchant Weapon A (scroll)
    • Commodore's Hat


* This contest is available in the Philippines only.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

L2-SEA Launch: Battle Tournament

Do you think you got what it takes to be the best player in Lineage II - South-East Asia? Form a team and show everybody how to play the best game in South-East Asia - the hardcore way!


Mechanics


  • Open to all players in groups of five (5) with characters at least level 20
  • Open to a maximum of eight (8) teams with groups of five (5) members each. Registration is on a first come, first served basis
  • Registration starts at 11:00am ACT and closes at 3:00pm ACT
  • Briefing starts at 3:30pm ACT while the tournament proper starts at 4:00pm ACT
  • A fifteen (15) minute allowance will be allotted for teams past 3:30pm ACT. All teams who are not present at the tournament area past 3:45pm ACT will be immediately disqualified
  • Registrants must fill in the following data when signing up:
    • Name
    • Server
    • Username/Account ID
    • Character Name
    • Address
    • Mobile #
    • Email Address (used on your L2-SEA Account)
    • Preferred Job Class
    • Character Level
    • Team Name
  • Party Composition: Teams will be subject to the following with regards to the composition of each group of five (5):
    • Characters classified by their levels will be counted as follows:
      • S-Grade 75-80: 80 Points
      • A-Grade 60-74: 30 Points
      • B-Grade 52-59: 20 Points
      • C-Grade 40-51: 10 Points
      • D-Grade 20-39: 5 Points
    • Parties of five (5) cannot exceed one hundred (100) points
      • Example #1: 230 Points (ineligible)
        • 1x Level 75 Necromancer = 80 points
        • 1x Level 75 Paladin = 80 points
        • 1x Level 74 Hawkeye = 30 points
        • 1x Level 59 Bishop = 20 points
        • 1x Level 59 Prophet = 20 points
      • Example #2: 100 Points (Qualified)
        • 1x Level 74 Spell Howler = 30 points
        • 1x Level 74 Hawkeye = 30 points
        • 1x Level 59 Bishop = 20 points
        • 1x Level 51 Overlord = 10 points
        • 1x Level 51 Warlord = 10 points
  • Participants must field at least three (3) but not more than five (5) members or lose eligibility to participate
  • All parties can field only one (1) healer class character (Shillien Elder, Elder, and Bishop)
  • Demonic Swords (Akamanah, Zarische) and Hero haracters are prohibited to be used in the tournament
  • The tournament will follow a single-round elimination death-match format
  • Each round will run for ten (10) minutes or until one side is completely wiped out
  • If there are still surviving members on both sides after ten (10) minutes have elapsed, the team with the most number of surviving members will be declared as the winner
  • If both sides have an equal number of surviving members, the team with the highest level average will be declared as the winner
  • The losers of the semi-final round will battle for 3rd place
  • All participants must obey the game marshals at any given time during the tournament especially during the briefing of instructions during the trounament proper. Failure to do so will amount to the following penalties:
    • 1st Offense: One character penalty for the current round
    • 2nd Offense: One character penalty for the current round
    • 3rd Offense: Team is disqualified
  • Players are expected to carry themselves in a respectable and sportsman-like manner. Any player caught trash-talking and/or using vulgar language in-game or otherwise will be penalized by immediate disqualificiation of his/her team
  • The decisions of the marshals preceding the tournament are final


Prizes


  • Grand Champion
    • Five Thousand Pesos (PhP5,000.00) Cash
    • 5x Lineage II Gift Packs
    • 5x Top Grade Lifestone (Level 58)
    • 5x Commodore's Hat
  • 2nd Place
    • Three Thousand Pesos (PhP3,000.00) Cash
    • 5x Lineage II Gift Packs
    • 5x Top Grade Lifestone (Level 58)
    • 5x Commodore's Hat
  • 3rd Place
    • Two Thousand Pesos (PhP2,000.00) Cash
    • 5x Lineage II Gift Packs
    • 5x Top Grade Lifestone (Level 58)
    • 5x Commodore's Hat



* This event is available at SM Mall of Asia (Megapolitan Manila) only.

L2-SEA Launch: Clan Rally

Gather your clan members in celebrating the launch and Lineage II will sponsor your clan's gimmick for the night!

Read on for the mechanics and prizes

Mechanics


  • Open to all clans with at least Clan Level 3 (CL3)
  • Participating clans must make and bring a clan flag based on their clan logo to the event with the following dimensions and format:
    • Dimension: 17x22 inches
      • Width: 17 inches
      • Height: 22 inches
    • Format: Vertical
    • Paper or Cloth
  • Clans without a flag will not be eligible for the Clan Rally contest
  • Clan Flag Restrictions
    • Must not contain copyrighted, trademarked (registered or not) logos, emblems, and graphic materials
    • No offensive graphical content
    • No pornography
    • No fould language
    • Must not have racist, political, religious, and sexist themes
  • Clans must submit their flags to the registration booth to be displayed on a center-piece in the event area
  • Clans must have a Clan Shout (Greetings, Cheer, BattleCry) - Clan Members will shout out when called to the stage
  • The Clan Shout must be submitted during registration, printed out on a letter-size (short) bond paper
  • Clan Shout Restrictions
    • Must not contain copyrighted slogans
    • No sexual innuendos
    • No foul language
    • Must not have racist, political, and sexist themes
  • Clans must submit their roster who are present in the event to the Clan Rally booth. The roster submitted is final and no changes will be honoured once it is approved
  • Members can only be registered on one clan and only once
  • For the roster to be approved, a call-out/headcount will be done to confirm the validity of the roster
  • Each clan member must fill in the following data during registration:
    • Name
    • Server
    • Username/Account ID
    • Clan Name
    • Character Name
    • Address
    • Mobile #
    • Emai Address (used on your L2-SEA Account)
  • Registration closes at exactly 4:00pm ACT. Late registrants will not be accomodated.
  • Clan members will be verified and tallied after registration is closed
  • Clans must be at the event grounds from 6:00pm ACT onwards
  • Criteria:
    • 60% Clan Attendance
    • 20% Clan Flag
    • 10% Audience Impact of Clan Shout
    • 10% Originality of Clan Shout


Prizes


  • 20x Enchant Weapon A (scroll)
  • Ten Thousand Pesos (PhP10,000.00) cash


* Currently open for all Philippine venues only.
* Additional details will be provided later for the Singapore-Malaysia Launch at Kuala Lumpur.


Lineage II - South-East Asia Commercial Launch!

The much awaited Lineage II - South-East Asia (L2-SEA) Commercial Launch is a month away! It will be on Saturday, 12th January 2008, simultaneously launching in three countries in the ASEAN region - Singapore, Philippines, and Malaysia!!


The venues for the celebrations are:

  • Megapolitan Manila - SM Mall of Asia
  • Baguio City*
  • Cebu City*
  • Davao City*
  • Kuala Lumpur*

* Details will be provided later.

Early Bird Rewards (Available at All Launch Venues)
  • Open to the first fifty (50) Registrants for Megapolitan Manila and Kuala Lumpur
  • Open to the first thirty (30) Registrants for Baguio City, Cebu City, and Davao City
  • Entries to be filled out upon registration are the following:
    • Name
    • Server
    • Username/Account ID
    • Character Name
    • Address
    • Mobile #
    • Email Address (used on your L2-SEA Account)


Prizes:
  • 1x Lineage II Gift Pack
  • 1x Enchant Armour A (scroll)

(In-Game Prizes will be given after the event with coordination with the L2-SEA GameMasters [GMs])

Monday, December 17, 2007

NCsoft Reveals The Kamael, the Largest Lineage II Expansion

Epic Game adds All-New Race, Lands, Fortress Battles

AUSTIN, Texas, December 13, 2007–NCsoft® today announced the release of Kamael, the newest and largest addition to the Lineage® II franchise. At more than 1 Gigabyte, Kamael is the largest expansion ever for the massively multiplayer online PC game and adds an entirely new playable race, new lands, ongoing fortress battles, instanced dungeons and new account services to the game, which has continued to increase in depth and story.

The huge Kamael expansion is free to all current Lineage II subscribers. Lineage II is known as the gaming market’s premier player-versus-player (PvP) MMO, and since its launch in late 2003, has reached more than 17 million players worldwide.


The main feature of the expansion is a new playable race called the Kamael, one-winged soldiers who control a form of dark magic and are presented in different class paths based on gender, with both male and female characters possessing distinct combat abilities. The ultimate goal of the Kamael warriors, born on the Isle of Souls, is to earn a second wing and reach the powerful “final form.”

Adding to the intrigue and massive battles Lineage II is known for are clan-based, daily fortress battles. Smaller in scale to the enormous castle sieges, the fortress battles will allow smaller clans to gain a foothold on territory and elevating their clan in the larger political and military background.

Highlights for veteran players of the game include the addition of lands for those above level 70, Hellbound and the Isle of Prayer. Also coming soon, highly-requested game features such as character server transfers, name changes and gender changes will become available for purchase.

Newer players will enjoy new items and enhancements that will aid the solo play experience for those at lower levels, helping to make Lineage II more accessible without diluting the challenge for which the game is well known.

“The Kamael expansion is so epic that it is hard to pin down which feature is the most exciting,” said Tim Tan, NCsoft’s North American producer of Lineage II. “The new Kamael race is very unique and adds a new world of playability to the game. The new high-level lands will benefit our longtime players seeking harder challenges, while the new-player and soloing features will make getting to the heart of the game easier for more players. The sheer amount of content in this expansion is unbelievable and I really look forward to seeing the players’ response.”

Additional new features include a set of instanced dungeons and new item slots and items that include new more powerful weapons and armor. Instanced dungeons provide players a place where they can hunt by themselves, untouched by players or creatures. There are two different kinds of Instanced Dungeons: one that requires a quest to enter, and the other that requires the acquisition of a castle or fortress to enter.

Also, when players tackle particularly challenging adventures or overcome monstrous bosses, they can capture the moment on video with the game’s newly polished record and replay system that allows players to speed up or slow down their footage when they view their captured battles.

Lineage II is available digitally in The Epic Collection edition, which includes the original game plus all five expansions in one box at the PlayNC® online store for an estimated street price of US$29.99. To purchase the game or other Lineage II merchandise, go to the PlayNC store at: https://store.plaync.com.

To find out more please visit the Lineage II web site at: www.lineage2.com.

The game is rated Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.


About NCsoft
NCsoft North America is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation. NCsoft, with its own development and publishing offices in Texas and California, also works with other NCsoft subsidiaries and third party developers throughout North America to develop and publish innovative online entertainment software products. The company has successfully launched multiple online titles and continues to support its franchises that include Lineage®/Lineage II, City of Heroes®/City of Villains®, Guild Wars®/Guild Wars Factions®/Guild Wars Nightfall®, Guild Wars: Eye of the North™, Dungeon Runners and Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa®. More information about NCsoft can be found at http://www.PlayNC.com.

NCsoft, the interlocking NC logo, PlayNC, Lineage, City of Heroes, City of Villains, Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Guild Wars Nightfall, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, Dungeon Runners, Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.