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  1. On Wednesday there was a new update in Korea - 전란의 서막 /"Prelude to War": http://lineage2.plaync.com/update/history/2018/181212_prologue/intro Here are the patch notes: http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update/view?articleId=637479
  2. Prelude to War

    Here you go: http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update/view?articleId=636407&query=혈맹원&searchType=content (변경 후 means "after the change") This was on September 12, 2018, so we should definitely get this on May 15.
  3. Prelude to War

    if you look at it from a gameplay point of view, you are certainly right. Then there is the financial aspect. NCWest is generating its revenue by fostering inequality. Fafurion will certainly increase the gap between the Haves and the Have Nots - only very few players will be able to hunt in the new areas, and those few will get there equipment that will put them even more ahead of the majority on the server, who will sooner or later quit in despair. On the other hand, the new Cursed Sword mechanics will lead to a mass quit anyway. After a few weeks only a few dozen top players will be left, and their bots at the Fairy Settlement etc. (the Cursed Swords are only dropped by characters of lvl 95 and above, so Ertheia bots are not a target). But since most of NCWest's revenue is coming from precisely those top players, Juji probably won't notice much of a difference on his spreadsheet. If anything, because of the great reduction in player numbers the servers will run more stable
  4. Prelude to War

    For Antharas it says 삭제/"completely removed": http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update/view?articleId=638995 (point 4 in the [사냥터]/Hunting Grounds section)
  5. Prelude to War

    It was more an accident. The entrance tunnel to Antharas' Lair has collapsed. So far rescue teams have not yet penetrated to the inner part to verify the well-being or otherwise of the Land Dragon. Possibly Antharas got killed and eaten by Ishika, whom you can reach magically each Wednesday and Thursday
  6. Prelude to War

    Today there was a major update in Korea, with a new daily one-hour instance on the Isle of Souls that costs an entry fee of 150,000 adena for players of lvl 107~120, with monsters of lvl 112. The duration of the instance can be extended in hourly intervals to a maximum of 6 hours with a Time Recharge Stone. In Antharas' Lair the new Boss Ishika appears twice per week at 22:00, with the spawn area becoming a battle ground like during sieges. Last hit party resp. Command Channel gets the looting rights. Dragon Valley gets upgraded to lvl 119~120, all old monsters there and in Antharas' Lair, including Antharas herself, are being removed. Expand Invetory, Expand Trade etc. are now skills which are learned at lvl 20. The old Expand Inventory that was paid for is being removed, the expended adena is returned to the character. Patch notes: http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update/view?articleId=638995
  7. Reward Buff in HellBound

    Exactly. You gamble with your SP for more SP (or no SP ): http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/헬바운드#hd96370 Abdullah, on Naia it's daylight at the moment, so I can't check myself. But read Theorn's dialogue screen when he is there. It's explained fairly well.
  8. Prelude to War

    And in Korea tomorrow all lvl 1~85 quests, including Class Change Quests, will be changed: http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update/view?articleId=638953 One week later, on May 2, the Exalted quests will be changed: http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update/view?articleId=638955 Stay tuned!
  9. Don't worry. When it's no longer 24/7 but 0.5/7 even the thickest brick will realize that it's more cost-efficient to buy NCoins than paying for the electricity a computer consumes while displaying dead corpses 10 hours per day About the Rules of Conduct you are right. Since as of May deliberate and organised harassment will be politically wanted and built into the system, they should remove the first rule from said Rules. But I guess they need to put that up in order to get the Teen rating and be able to skim off children's pocket money. It will be tacitly understood that the first rule is just there for legal reasons and doesn't really apply. Like with the rule that Europeans are not permitted to participate in contest-like events like "Paint a Lineage 2 Pumpkin for Halloween", which isn't actually applied either.
  10. Actually it will be fixed next month. You may want to read up on the new Cursed Sword mechanics that will be implemented with the Fafurion update: https://forums.lineage2.com/topic/9857-prelude-to-war/?tab=comments#comment-75807 As Juji used to say, you are already dead
  11. Young man, you are jumping to conclusions. NCsoft never said that looped macros are an afk option. On the contrary. If you scroll up a bit in this thread you will see that the administration has been saying since March 2018, i.e. since more than a year, that looped macros are not an afk option. Please wrap your head around that fact that this is NCsoft's game. It is not what you want it to be but what NCsoft says it is. Neutron, Conguero and countless GMs said repeatedly that farming players for drops from involuntary Karma is OK. If this makes you unhappy, just go away and play something else.
  12. Yeti Mode

    That's right. We haven't even gotten the Lineage 2 Assist app, which was introduced in 2015: http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/리니지2+어시스트
  13. Yeti Mode

    Yesterday the so-called "Yeti Mode" was introduced in Korea, which allows you to play the game from a mobile telephone once you have started it on your PC: http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update/view?articleId=638863 http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/예티(Yeti) For fat-fingered people there is a special Yet User Interface (which can be turned off): Mouse- resp. mousewheel-clicks are replaced by gestures: About halfway down here there are two embedded videos: https://www.plaync.com/yeti
  14. Hicc is talking about the birthday gift long-time veterans get being tied to the character and not to the player. If for example somebody played a Scavenger in 2004 but changed to a Doombringer as his new main character in 2008, when the Kamael came out, he can not claim the 15 year loyalty gift on his current main character, only the one for 11 years, even though the person behind the character has been a loyal customer for 15 years, paying a monthly subscription for 7 out of those 15 years.
  15. Yeti Mode

    Yes. When you first log into the game, you get the normal screen; the resolution can be lowered to reduce the data usage of your telephone: http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/예티(Yeti)#hd112780 In the lower right corner you get the normal User Interface, which leads you to your macros. Then you can switch to the Yeti User Interface: There is a keypad function (the keyboard icon in the white circle all the way on the right), which allows you to enter text and adjust your macros.
  16. I totally agree. The main problem is that the game is 15 years old. The routines for the database backup probably stem from Lineage 1, i.e. they were written 20 years ago. You simply can't compare the programming back then to a state-of-the-art smartphone game, not to mention that the game itself is not as simple as it was 15 years ago. In Open Beta there was not even B-Grade around, so backing up the data from the player character server was an easy thing to do. In the meantime we have tons of additional items being introduced: S-Grade, R-Grade, not to mention all the garbage that comes in via the L2Store - Artifacts, Circlets, whatnot. I suspect that in the last Wednesday maintenace they changed the backup routine from writing everything onto the backup drive every half hour to backing up gloves at xx:05, boots at xx:10 etc., which caused the lag spikes in 5 minute intervals. But all that is just band aid. The only thing that could solve the problem would be a complete redesign of the game from zero, i.e. developing a completely new game. Even though lore, quests and the graphic style already exist, that would be an investment which NCsoft is obviously not willing to make. They prefer to work on things like Project TL (formerly called "Lineage Eternal") instead. Whether this is wise or unwise is debatable, but I am sure they have marketing experts in Seoul who have made an informed decision about the long-term prospects of every game in the company's portfolio. The question is, what can Juji on his own, working with the servers he got, do now, with the Anniversary Event starting tomorrow? A birthday is supposed to be a joyous occasion. Lag makes people angry. The best solution would be to cancel Oriana's Lucky Draw and simply give out GM buffs on Fantasy Island on April 28. But I suspect that Coin Boxes will be sold in the L2Store. So this is not an option. The second best solution is to restart the servers at random intervals to get rid of the afk Coin farmers and the player-run afk Coin shops. People not being able to farm Coins by simply logging in would also boost the sale of Coin Boxes from the L2Store. Happiness all around
  17. Anniversary event

    Here is a rough translation: https://forums.lineage2.com/topic/12411-korean-15th-anni-event-details/?tab=comments#comment-90732
  18. No matter what they do, the problem is always the number of items and/or players on the server. Each non-stackable item (weapon, armor, Venir Talisman, Soul Crystal ...) has its own individual serial number which must be written by the server onto the backup drive at regular intervals. With an event like Oriana's Lucky Draw every player keeps 3 characters logged in, and new non-stackable items (Brooch Jewels, Boss Jewelry etc.) are given out. In other words, during the 15th Anniversary the servers will be killed from both sides; an overload of players and an overload of items. Since the script for the event is already written and rewards can't be changed to harmless stackable consumables, the only way to avoid lag is to cut down the number of players. The simplest method, one that can be implemented by Juji on his own, is to restart the servers at random times to get rid of the afk Coin farmers.
  19. Korean 15th Anni Event details

    On the bottom of the first page you linked Korean players could leave a Happy Birthday message, then 150 heroes and heroines from Live and Classic were selected from among the congratulators and got a real-life cake sent to their residential address as given when creating their account. On the second page there are the details of the 15th Anniversary Gift Pack every player got. In the pack there was Memorial Talisman which increased exp and SP while hunting by 15%, and a 15th Anniversary Memorial Cube you could click 15 times, at most once per day, to obtain a 15th Anniversary Memorial Box, from which you could get with 100% probability 1 Dandy Homerun Ball and 2 Buff Boxes from which you could get 1 or 2 Anniversary Buffs. With a certain probability you could get either 2 Shiny Dragon Exp Potions, 2 Freya's Wind Scrolls, 4 Star Candies or 2 Mini Cakes which give you for 30 minutes +30% exp/SP plus +30% Vitality Bonus plus +15% P.Atk./P.Def./M.Atk./M.Def. The third page is about how to use the Anniversary Buff from the Cube. That is a kind of GM-Buff where you could choose the Harmony (Berserker/Magician/Knight). From the Event NPC you could buy daily quests, both for field hunting and in instances (like during the Red Libra event). Then there is a Magic Number fireworks thing remotely similar to Oriana's Lucky Draw, only that you always get Coins, albeit in a random quantity, for which you could purchase items of your choice (1 day Sayha's Talisman, 1 day Greater Jewel, 7 day Fishing Rod, non-tradeable Blessed Scroll of Resurrection/Escape, a gamble box with good rewards). There was also Boss Cake Raid twice per day outside of the North Gate of Aden where you could get, simply for participating, the firecrackers you need to get your Magic Number as well as a Mini Cake. Middle reward given out randomly was a gamble box with Scrolls of Blessing, Agathions etc., and top reward given to the player who did the most hits on the Boss Cake was, depending on the day, a lvl 5 Jewel Box, Talisman Box, Seed Bracelet etc. Hitting the Boss Cake is done with a Magical Book which inflicts randomly 1~6 hits
  20. Korean 15th Anni Event details

    On this forum you can only send PMs if your own inbox is empty. Don't ask me why.
  21. There is the blue font for the log-in message and the warning when the server will be brought down for maintenance in 30 minutes, 15 minutes ... Maybe Juji could use that. I myself am one of those people who have World Chat turned off And yes, the lag-spikes seem to be gone. But that might also have something to do with less people being online (not even 2000 on Naia as I am typing this).
  22. I may be wrong, but it seems to me that since yesterday's maintenance there is a lag spike - real lag as in skills not executing, character not moving, not just item lag - exactly every 5 minutes, i.e. at xx:00, xx:05, xx:10 etc.
  23. Option to disable PvP

    Exactly. Quite the opposite; since you don't have to press the Control key any more, it will make PvP/PK easier: https://forums.lineage2.com/topic/9857-prelude-to-war/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-87750 As bdorzok004 pointed out, with the upcoming update Lineage 2 is converted into a PvP game.
  24. Forums posting is up but...

  25. Prelude to War

    Those Iss changes were implemented on January 23: http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update/view?articleId=638035 Since our cut-off point is January 2, they will not be part of the upcoming update.