Wednesday, June 27, 2007

1st Throne: The Kamael

Riritia, a huge fan of Lineage II, posted translations of the next expansion of Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne, 1st Throne: The Kamael. Some of the details are:




  • New Playable Race: The Kamael

  • New Island: Soul Island (Kamael)

  • New Continent: Novy Continent

  • New Nation: Garcia

  • New underwater dungeon

  • Transformation feature

  • L2 gods will make an appearance



And lots more...




Read the full translation here: 1st Throne: The Kamael.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

1st Throne: The Kamael - New Territories

Here's a video I found showing the new territories in Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne, 1st Throne: The Kamael.





Tuesday, June 19, 2007

AsianMedia serves up great online gaming with Lineage II’s Philippine servers



ASIAN MEDIA Development Group (AsianMedia) jumps headlong into the big leagues with the much anticipated Triple-A online game, Lineage II™ on its new Philippine server.

AsianMedia acquired distribution rights in South-East Asia for the medieval fantasy MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) from Korean gaming giant NCsoft. With Lineage II™, regional gamers are finally getting what they have long been seeking – a challenging and immersive online game that delivers premium content.

AsianMedia President, Felizardo de la Merced stated that “AsianMedia is committed to raising the bar for online games within the region by providing top-rate content with the IT infrastructure to back it up.”

The company expects the burgeoning market for online games within the region to generate annual revenues of US$141 million by 2010.


Building the foundation for great online gaming
AsianMedia has made substantial investments to house top-of-the-line gaming infrastructure for Lineage II in the Philippines, which will serve as the hub for the hundreds of thousands of gamers expected within the South-East Asian region.

AsianMedia recently chose HP as its technology provider to ensure the highest satisfaction for Lineage II gamers in the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia. HP will provide AsianMedia with an online gaming infrastructure solution consisting of ProLiant and BladeSystem servers, StorageWorks data and network storage solutions, networking products, and services.

Information and Communications Technology Head, Apol Salud points out that Lineage II will be the first MMORPG to use HP’s Blade Server in the Philippines. “HP blade servers will allow AsianMedia to provide virtually unlimited expansion for Lineage II in terms of capacity of gamers and game content, while minimizing the amount of downtime for maintenance and upgrades,” he says.

“The Lineage II servers are also tightly integrated with Telco grade network equipments from Cisco Systems to increase its efficiency in handling large amounts of data traffic,” continues Apol.

“This allows ‘direct peering’ with our partner telecommunication companies such as PLDT DSL, Globe DSL, Telekom Malaysia, and SingTel so, in effect, our servers’ capacity for high volume traffic matches that used by the telcos themselves,” he adds.

“We have a true ‘world server’ capable of maintaining the highest quality of service and performance, whether it is accommodating a single user or 100,000 concurrent users,” Mr. Salud states.

To complement its gaming infrastructure, AsianMedia has also set up a 24/7 customer service center using Dell servers to address regional and local gamers’ concerns.


Delivering the goods to gamers
AsianMedia Chief Operating Officer, Ronald Allan Aquino is confident that Lineage II will quickly win the hearts and minds of gamers throughout the South-East Asian region.

“We have a great product in Lineage II and we’ve done everything we can to ensure that we provide the best gaming experience possible to those who log in to our servers to play,” says Aquino.

“This is the kind of game where you simply cannot afford to be lagged if you expect to get anywhere in PvP (Player-versus-Player) or PvE (Player-versus-Environment) scenarios. We are indeed fortunate to be working with only the best IT solution providers so our gamers can have the same great experience whether they’re in Malaysia, Singapore or the Philippines,” he adds.

Lineage II has drawn millions of loyal fans worldwide with its combination of fantasy combat and the unique social/political/economic power struggles developed through the community and by the in-game actions of individual gamers.

Gamers may play alone or as part of a group to fight monsters and complete quests for new skills, experience points, and items. Lineage II also features siege warfare; but to make sure PvP stays under control, the design includes a Karma system that provides negative consequences for killing other players when they do not fight back.

Lineage II features greatly improved third-person 3D graphics thanks to the Unreal Engine developed by Epic Games.


About AsianMedia
Established in 1999, Asian Media Development Group, previously known as AMDG, built up a nationwide sales and distribution network for licensed PC games which penetrated more than 90% of internet cafes in the Philippines. Expanding into the online gaming market in 2007, the company adopted a vibrant new logo and re-emerged as AsianMedia to reflect its commitment to providing the best online gaming experience for regional gamers. To learn more, visit AsianMedia.ph.


Monday, June 18, 2007

Official Lineage II South-East Asia Pre-CBT Website Now Up

Long-time fans of the Triple-A MMOG from NCsoft - Lineage II, requested for a website and forums they can all go to and mingle with their fellow fans since the public first heard about the agreement between NCsoft and AsianMedia - to publish Lineage II in South-East Asia, primarily for Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore.

At long last, it is here. AsianMedia just launched a few hours ago the Pre-Closed Beta Test website of Lineage II South-East Asia (L2-SEA). The CBT form is up and working, the forums is now open to the public, and there is even a page for iCafe Owners to sign-up their Cafe branch/chain to be come an Affiliate or Partner for L2-SEA.

'nuff words... go visit the official Pre-CBT Website of Lineage II South-East Asia -> AsianMedia.ph/lineage2/.





Saturday, June 16, 2007

Lineage II South-East Asia Closed Beta Test Contest


All the contests are now over. The winners are:
YOUr Lineage L2-SEA CBT giveaway contest Winners;
gameshogun.ws Blognet L2-SEA CBT giveaway Winners.





gameshogun.ws Blognet is giving away 25 L2-SEA CBT Invites! Just answer 5 simple questions and you will get a chance to win one of the 25 invites we will give away to the top 25 entries with the most correct answers!!

The L2-SEA CBT invites was provided by AsianMedia, the only NCsoft authorized publisher of Lineage II&#00AE; in South-East Asia.

Just download this Word 2007 or Word 2003 document for the questions. Answer as many correct answers as you can then send the file back to [email protected] Deadline of entries is on Friday, July 8, 2007. Submitting five times will get you disqualified, do not spam us with your entries because ONLY your FIRST submission will be considered.



Note: These files were compressed using 7-zip. These can be extracted using 7-zip, WinRAR, or any extraction application that supports 7-zip (or .7z).



Additional information: 7-zip is a freeware product that does the compression job better and more effectively than its shareware predecessors like WinRAR. It has become the compression format of choice in the gaming community, resulting to its shareware counterparts to support extraction of the .7z compression format. You should test it yourself and see with your own eyes, then make that switch!! Get 7-zip here.


Also posted on: The Gaming Realm (NOTE: YOUr Lineage is part of the gameshogun.ws Blognetwork, all entries from these blogs are counted together, you do not need to submit twice).



Saturday, June 09, 2007

Anticipation heats up for Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne

A new saga unfolds as 'Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne' arrives in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines simultaneously with the rest of the world. The much anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), created by Korean gaming giant NCsoft and distributed in the South-East Asian region by Asian Media Development Group (AsianMedia) has a plethora of new features designed to appeal to the franchise’s millions of fans as well as those entering the world of Lineage II™ for the first time.


The first saga of Lineage II, called 'The Chaotic Chronicle' recently came to its conclusion with the end of its last chronicle, 'Oath of Blood'. Currently, Lineage II fans are whetting their appetite for the game with 'Interlude,' a transitional expansion between the old set of chronicles (The Chaotic Chronicle) and the new saga (The Chaotic Throne). The medieval fantasy MMORPG has drawn millions of loyal fans attracted to Lineage II’s combination of fantasy combat and the unique social/political/economic power struggles developed through the community and by the in-game actions of individual gamers.

Gamers may play alone or as part of a group to fight monsters and complete quests for new skills, experience points, and items. Lineage II also features siege warfare; but to make sure PvP stays under control, the design includes a Karma system that provides negative consequences for killing other players when they do not fight back.

Lineage II features greatly improved third-person 3D graphics thanks to the Unreal Engine developed by Epic Games.



Making sense of The Chaotic Throne

Lead Game Designer of Lineage II, Jae-Hyuk Han, in an interview for MMORPG.com, reveals that 'The Chaotic Throne' will not merely be a continuation of the previous chronicles but a bold new gaming experience for both new and old fans of Lineage II. 'In the previous Chronicles, we focused on general MMORPG content such as PvE, PvP, Castle Sieges, etc. Starting with Interlude, we are considering larger scale content based on the foundation that we have made so far,' he says. Chronicles are large-scale updates to Lineage II done every half year which gamers may download for free in the form of a patch. Each chronicle also adds a great deal of new content to the game, including new skills, quests, areas and items.