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Lineage 2: The Numbers Don't Lie

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,610MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

NCSoft has sent us some amazing stats about Lineage II: Truly Free. From what we can see, the transition from a traditional subscription-based MMO to a free to play title has been awesomely successful. 

Check it:



  • NCSoft has almost quadrupled its revenue in two months


  • The concurrent player base as increased more than 800%


  • The number of servers more than doubled to accommodate the influx of new players.


  • More than a quarter of a million players have enjoyed the Path to Awakening service, which provides helpful buffs, items and advice to accelerate new characters towards the level cap.


  • A surge of activity in forums as well as Facebook, where Likes soared to more than 280,000 thanks to an active and still growing community

Get started on your 'truly free' journey on the Lineage II site.

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  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    Get started on your 'truly free' journey

    NCSoft has almost quadrupled its revenue in two months

    I'm sorry, truly what again? image

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  • MajinashMajinash st louis, MOPosts: 1,320Member

    I'm really happy to see Lineage2 doing well again.  I re-downloaded the game again and tried to play, however... it has just changed too much for me.

     

    All the people I used to play with are gone, the community I knew have either quit or maybe moved to new servers, and all the core gameplay has changed.  That and none of the people I currently game with ever played L2, so I can't drag them back with me.

     

    Without some people I know to get back into the game, I'm afraid I'm just going to have to pass this up.  Which is sad really, as I find Lineage2 was the second best PvP MMO i've played.

     

    Best wishes to everyone who is playing on the newly populated servers with lots of familar faces.

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  • AethaerynAethaeryn Kitchener, ONPosts: 1,973Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Zekiah

    Get started on your 'truly free' journey

    NCSoft has almost quadrupled its revenue in two months

    I'm sorry, truly what again? image

    You are free to spend the way you want!  That is true freedom!

    Wa min God! Se æx on min heafod is!

  • smh_alotsmh_alot Area 51Posts: 976Member
    I dunno. Figures like that are to be expected in the first months after going F2P or freemium, due to people being curious, but I wonder how it'll be after those first try out months. Also, Lineage had something like 1-2 million people playing it at its peak (mostly Koreans or South East Asians, but still). If those figures include Korea, then 250-300k isn't that enormously high. I guess Aion has taken over the prime spot from the Lineage line of MMO's in Korea.
  • 77lolmac7777lolmac77 Herp Derp, PAPosts: 496Member
    Lets see if people attack these numbers the way Bioware's were.

    Wait, NCsoft is making Guild Wars 2...

    These numbers are fact, nothing to see here
  • Maki2Maki2 Milky WayPosts: 43Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by 77lolmac77

    Lets see if people attack these numbers the way Bioware's were.



    Wait, NCsoft is making Guild Wars 2...



    These numbers are fact, nothing to see here


     

    ArenaNet is making Guild Wars 2.

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  • 77lolmac7777lolmac77 Herp Derp, PAPosts: 496Member
    publishing gw 2, pardon me
  • obiiobii WienPosts: 779Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by 77lolmac77

    Lets see if people attack these numbers the way Bioware's were.



    Wait, NCsoft is making Guild Wars 2...



    These numbers are fact, nothing to see here

    Depends what do the numbers say.

    4 times the revenue .. uhu

    8 times the former playerbase aha

    250k have tried it?

    Except that it is more profitable to go f2p that subscription based you cannot say anything.

     

    Go f2p is what I can say!


  • Originally posted by Maki2



    Originally posted by 77lolmac77



    Lets see if people attack these numbers the way Bioware's were.







    Wait, NCsoft is making Guild Wars 2...







    These numbers are fact, nothing to see here





     

    ArenaNet is making Guild Wars 2.

    Arena Net is a wholly owned subsidiary of NCSoft http://www.arena.net/aboutus/ 

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by 77lolmac77

    Lets see if people attack these numbers the way Bioware's were.



    Wait, NCsoft is making Guild Wars 2...



    These numbers are fact, nothing to see here

    So was it GW2 fans that were "attacking the numbers" for Bioware? Well I am truly sorry that people on the internet made you feel bad. Maybe you should snuggle up under a blanket and have a hot chocolate, that might help you feel better.

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

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  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Aethaeryn

    Originally posted by Zekiah

    Get started on your 'truly free' journey

    NCSoft has almost quadrupled its revenue in two months

    I'm sorry, truly what again? image

    You are free to spend the way you want!  That is true freedom!

    ^

    Yeah, heaven forbid if someone turns a profit nowadays.

  • IstafeinIstafein New York, NYPosts: 70Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by MMOGamer71

    Originally posted by Aethaeryn


    Originally posted by Zekiah

    Get started on your 'truly free' journey

    NCSoft has almost quadrupled its revenue in two months

    I'm sorry, truly what again? image

    You are free to spend the way you want!  That is true freedom!

    ^

    Yeah, heaven forbid if someone turns a profit nowadays.


     

    Amen, man.^

    I think it's great. People like to spend money the way they like instead of being tied to a subscription, and this kinda shows that. 

    I'm happy to see L2 doing well!

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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,300Member Uncommon

    "The concurrent player base as increased more than 800%"

    PLAYERBASE..? What are they talking about? Lineage II is back to it's dark ages of 2008 again. Everywhere you look you see BOTS BOTS BOTS. I bet less than 10% of the PLAYERBASE is legit :'(

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  • makiimakii noPosts: 280Member

    The game is FULL OF BOTS , FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLL, All channels are spammed with gold sellers. Gms dont bann botters.

    THeres like 5% real players. many duo or quatriple account, since you can open as many clients as possible. I stopped playing at lvl 67. To much grind for me.

     

    Besides: lvl 85-99 is now like lvl 1-85(old times).

  • Dren_UtogiDren_Utogi OuterSpacePosts: 1,713Member Uncommon

    bots . gold farmer . I stopped playing. It was great to play around in the world, but nothing has changed.

    reviews are !@#$ing stupid. Play what you love.

  • SwampDragonsSwampDragons KavlingePosts: 324Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by makii

    THeres like 5% real players.

    lol there are many cheaters that is true but that number is pulled right from your dark place.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,995Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by SwampDragons

    Originally posted by makii

    THeres like 5% real players.

    lol there are many cheaters that is true but that number is pulled right from your dark place.

    I don't know what the real percentage, but there really does appear to be a lot of bots, more often than not I felt like the only "live" player in an entire field of avatars...but who knows, maybe they all thought I was a bot too.image

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  • odinsrathodinsrath louisville, KYPosts: 814Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Majinash

    I'm really happy to see Lineage2 doing well again.  I re-downloaded the game again and tried to play, however... it has just changed too much for me.

     

    All the people I used to play with are gone, the community I knew have either quit or maybe moved to new servers, and all the core gameplay has changed.  That and none of the people I currently game with ever played L2, so I can't drag them back with me.

     

    Without some people I know to get back into the game, I'm afraid I'm just going to have to pass this up.  Which is sad really, as I find Lineage2 was the second best PvP MMO i've played.

     

    Best wishes to everyone who is playing on the newly populated servers with lots of familar faces.

    i agree ..i re-loaded it and it didnt have the same feel to it..it just seems like another run of the mill f2p mmo..and alot has changed

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  • ThaneUlfgarThaneUlfgar Akron, OHPosts: 283Member

    If it truly is, I'm glad to see this game doing well. From what I've seen of it, it looks like a good game. I've never tried it, but I have always wanted to.

  • uohaloranuohaloran ., GAPosts: 811Member

    Hey, free-to-play done right is okay with me.  I do wish there were another moniker for it, though.

  • mugengaiamugengaia Vienna, VAPosts: 347Member

    Well it does have crap load of content...so for a f2p game, I think it's well worth the try or even playing for a while.

    I mean, last I heard, the game has become a lot more noobie friendly, which is alo main reason hardcore players left, because L2 hasn't really been L2 since C5.

    GRIND sucks? You wanna be max level in a month?
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  • TyvolusNextTyvolusNext Gimpy, NVPosts: 192Member

    good for NCSoft.  this is a great game, that never took off in the west like it could have.  The F2P model for this game is the BEST I have ever seen and I think SOE should take a serious look at this to see where EQ could be if they implemented something similar and did away with their flawed interpretation of F2P.

  • AnthonyMSAnthonyMS Crofton, MDPosts: 33Member

    Sorry, L2 was pure P2W Cash Shop when I played it. I also was disappointed that they have NCoins for L2 and PP (Paragon Points) for CoX (City of Heroes/Villains). Why? Because (PC-wise) it's SC (Station Cash) for DCUO, Clone Wars, Free Realms, and EQ2 (and potentially EQ when they make it F2P later this year). You can also subscribe to ALL of them with All Access for $20 per month.





     



     

  • TyvolusNextTyvolusNext Gimpy, NVPosts: 192Member

    Originally posted by 77lolmac77

    Lets see if people attack these numbers the way Bioware's were.



    Wait, NCsoft is making Guild Wars 2...



    These numbers are fact, nothing to see here

    I hope you are kidding right now.  NCSOFT and bioware/EA are noth PUBLICLY traded companies.  the ignorant people who attacked biowares numbers obviously never owned a share of stock in their lives...kinda like you.  Maybe you should educate yourself on the laws, rules and requirements PUBLICLY traded companies are bound to by the SEC. 

  • ChinaCatChinaCat Mars Hotel, CAPosts: 670Member

    These results don't surprise me at all.  It's an awesome game.

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    what a long, strange trip it's been". -Hunter

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