Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Lineage II: The Kamael - The 1st Throne

This April 11, 2007 Wednesday, Korean Time, Throne 1: The Kamael will be released on the Korean Public Test Servers. The Kamael is the first "Throne" for Lineage II's Saga 2: The Chaotic Throne. If you are confused, you can read my earlier post about it by clicking HERE.

The difference with Interlude? Simple:



Sage 2: The Chaotic Throne

  • Interlude

  • Throne 1: The Kamael



Clear? Good. Well there is not much info about The Kamael except that this will be the chapter (if you will) wherein they will introduce the new race for the game. If you watched the Interlude CG Movie, then you've notice the one-winged being at the last part of the movie - that's the new race.

This was confirmed, or rather, mentioned by a Lineage II developer from the interview The Making of Interlude, where Mr. Developer said that they listened to the suggestions of the players.

Discussions on the US Lineage II boards goes on that the developers tried to make the "Giants" race playable but the balancing issues it will introduce outweighs the game's stabilitity and fun, so there will be only one race.

In that interview, they also mentioned about inter-server warfare. Though not confirmed, it is rumoured that the said feature will be included with Throne 1. There is another feature waiting to be implemented - the "Fortresses" and is also rumoured to be included with Throne 1. Not much info is available except that it will be used for later Throne expansions, maybe, just maybe, it is related with the inter-server warfare feature or... drum rolls please...

The "National Wars" as D34dly refers to it. To explain, it is a feature wherein different Lineage II regions will be able to compete with each other, so it will be L2-US vs L2-EU vs L2-SEA vs L2-KR vs L2-JP vs L2-CN and so on.

But here's another bit of info, while there will be a new playable race, there will also be a new non-playable race. No one knows for sure if the "Kamael" race is the playable or non-playable race, but common notion is that the Kamael is the non-playable race, while... drum rolls again.... the "Garcia", the playable race.

Confusing? Yah. Let's just wait one more day (as of the time of this writing) to know the whole story. But before you go, hey, watch this teaser trailer of The Kamael - The 1st Throne.

Click Here, since it's in Korean, the closest translation is:


As for the translation of the flash it goes something like this:
-They tried to overthrow the gods
-And tragedy befell them for their ambition
-Now their forgotten "Wings of Desire" will shine upon the world
-On April 11th they will awaken


From Thirsty of L2-US Boards.

And here are some arts for you:
From Lineage II


From Lineage II


From Lineage II


From Lineage II


Saga 2: The Chaotic Throne is like Lineage III already, but a loyal Lineage II fan asked me if there is any truth about Lineage III, now that got me to thinking, and I have to research more about it.

Interlude Launch Events

Adventurers' Guides and Event Gatekeepers are back in the towns of Aden and Elmore to help new and veteran players experience Interlude.

From April 11 to 24, all players can take advantage of special event teleport locations, and characters under level 25 can receive special weapons for no charge from April 11 to May 8.


Event Gatekeepers

Speak to the special Event Gatekeepers in the towns of Aden and Elmore to teleport to nearby hunting grounds for a discounted price.

Adventurers' Guides

The Adventurers' Guides are stationed in Gludin Village, the Town of Gludio, and the starting villages to assist new players.

If you are a character level 6 or above, you can acquire a special novice adventurer's weapon. Speak with the Adventurers' Guide to receive an exchange certificate for the special weapon. Speak to her again to choose your weapon, and you can exchange for a different weapon of the same level at any time.

Any character with a PK count of one or more is not eligible to receive a certificate.

Apprentice Adventurer's Items

Name P. Atk M. Atk Grade Type
Apprentice Adventurer's Staff 23 22 No Grade Blunt
Apprentice Adventurer's Bone Club 24 17 No Grade Blunt
Apprentice Adventurer's Knife 21 17 No Grade Dagger
Apprentice Adventurer's Cestus 29 17 No Grade Fist
Apprentice Adventurer's Bow 49 17 No Grade Bow
Apprentice Adventurer's Long Sword 24 17 No Grade Sword

At level 20, you can acquire the special traveler's weapon after completing your first class transfer. Talk to the Adventurers' Guide to obtain the exchange certificate for the traveler's weapon. Speak to her again to choose your weapon, and you can exchange for a different weapon of the same level at any time.

Traveler's Items

Name P. Atk M. Atk Grade Type
Traveler's Mace 41 43 D Grade Blunt
Traveler's Dark Elven Bow 105 32 D Grade Bow
Traveler's Long Bow 105 32 D Grade Bow
Traveler's Staff 50 43 D Grade Blunt
Traveler's Bastard Sword 51 32 D Grade Sword
Traveler's Spellbook 41 43 D Grade Etc
Traveler's Jamadhar 62 32 D Grade Fist
Traveler's Tomahawk 51 32 D Grade Blunt
Traveler's Poniard Dagger 45 32 D Grade Dagger
Traveler's Pike 51 32 D Grade Polearm

All of these weapons are not tradeable, so you cannot drop them, exchange them or store them. Be careful not to delete these weapons, because you cannot get a new one!

What is a new character?

If you have a number of characters between levels 6 and 24, the character that first reached level 6 is considered the new character on the account.

If any one of your characters is above level 25, you cannot participate in the Adventurers' Guide portion of the event.



Source: http://lineage2.com/archive/2007/04/interlude_3.html