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PITER    1

Hi guys, I would like to know about the answer of some doubts I have. Feel free to give your opinion.

I would like the staff of lineage answers this questions too (Please)

I play lineage since 2006 and I am in love with this game still today.

I want you to answers this questions individually.

1) Why does not lineage have a x64 bit version ? it was abandoned by NCSoft after 15 years of existence?

2) Will this game be closed someday ? I mean, will servers close ?

3) I know the bots failed the economy of the game but will there be a way to put classic together the live servers again ?

4) Why are the players leaving the game or playing the classic servers ?

5) Can I invest NCoin without having the same fear my other friends have? (the game be closed)

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AllCom    7

Ask any one age of 16 - 28 if know what l2 is and you will see how few are the one that know that is a game.

Invest in Ncoins when NC don't invest on l2.

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mixa    361

L2 is on its last legs, We're still waiting for the final merger yet, which will probably bring some fun for a few months and then the stagnation will take over again and that's about it.

The L2 servers will eventually be closed when the player base drops below 1000 or the money that player base brings has dropped below certain point. This has already happened here to L1, MxM and some other games. That's well within the expected parameters.

Not sure about the classic servers, but these are very wicked and may collapse sooner than expected or last for years to come.

In the end, the choice is yours.

Good luck!

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PITER    1

Lineage can't die, they must do something to bring new players here and start the economy again, investing in anti-bots with IA or firing the corrupted GMs that allow players to use bots or giving them itens. I know lots of friends that stopped playing because of the corruption and bots in the game.

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PITER    1

we live all day long reporting bots and the GMs just do nothing. the bots keep connected for months and the GMS do nothing but corruption.

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Morello    2

My 2 cents:

1) Why does not lineage have a x64 bit version ? it was abandoned by NCSoft after 15 years of existence?

Good question. Technically speaking it is not complicated to do it, but it requires updating the technology ( compiler version, operating system version, database version and other technical elements of the game. ) That effort may not be justified because the game doesn't need to run in 64bits for good performance (and the game also doesn't need to access more than 4Gb of RAM - it currently uses less than 1Gb while running). So, the costs easily outweights the benefits in this case. It would be fun though to have it running faster.

2) Will this game be closed someday ? I mean, will servers close ?

I believe so, given its reaching the end of its lifecycle. As we don't see incentives for new players to join the game. Lineage has put a dent in the history of NCSoft as the its first successful game and has helped NCSoft to build a great company on top of this platform, however, the decisions made on not upgrading / improving the game, clearly points to an end.

3) I know the bots failed the economy of the game but will there be a way to put classic together the live servers again ?

For bots: There are many gaming companies investing in adding Machine Learning capabilities to track and identify groups of players with similar behaviors ( like, same players walking through the same map coordinates, performing the same moves, within the same time interval between moves - among other data points analysed - which would clearly point to botting - simply because the same human being cannot performe such repetitions by him/her self. It indicates a scripting or other type of automation ...). It is also clear that NCSoft will not implement this kind of solution because instead, it chose to use XIGNCODE3, which works on the client side detecting interference on the game as additional potential harmful software installed on the user machine that can be used to tamper with game protocols.

I didn't get what you meant with  "a way to put classic together with the live servers". Classic is a different storyline, with the classic experience on L2. As if at a given point, the storyline was branched out to a parallel universe with a different future/evolution.   ( Which could be a fascinating way of rewriting the game and bring more fun and new players - but in order to prove that, the number of paying players must make sense from a business model perspective. )

4) Why are the players leaving the game or playing the classic servers ?

I'll talk for myself: Toxic environment. Corruption. Harassment. Lack of support when something wrong happens. Botting. Messed game economy (no good drops because of bots  / prices high because of bots - as an alternative to fight against cheating / game requires to waste lots of hours to complete missions and acquire good items. Even with Macro system, I don't want to have to worry about leaving my computer on 24/7 because of a stupid game. I have a life to live. Besides that, I used to play to have fun and forget about my real world problems. When I noticed the game was making me more stressed, I decided it was time to quit.

Also, I believe many people started playing Classic because it was a "reset". A new challenge to conquer a new world, faster than others. Some people like that challenge.

5) Can I invest NCoin without having the same fear my other friends have? (the game be closed)

Invest NCoins thinking about what you can gain TODAY. Don't think about tomorrow nor about the future. If there is nothing you can gain TODAY, then I don't see a  point of wasting money with a game that will come to an and without giving any real benefit TODAY. (Just my thoughts - you may think different, but it's my honest opinion.)

Morello

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sharkman    11

If I was you I'd quit this game is basically done. having to spend over 100 dollars to get a upgrade in damage or survivability by 1% is not worth it if you ask me. With the possibility of gambling laws coming in to take out loot boxes this game wont last long. I'm sure you wouldn't want to spend 300 dollars worth of coin for a +12 AMa weapon is alot for ppl.

 

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valor    0

I remember back in 2009 Aion cried for 64 bit server and client because of siege too much lags and that was pay to win model

when it was released in 64bit version no much players left and it was for nothing. it may helps with siege or heavy latency events but only for short time

yes Aion is not open world map or sandbox like L2, and it got so many instances and world instance but the fundamental principle still the same 

 

 

 

 

as the future for L2 if it still have demands for it, upgrading into the new Unreal Engine will bring back and gather new players at least I hope it will be. now that required a lot more work and resources to be done, new HD textures, new 3D mesh and models and so on. Open world rpg always been my fav since tes4

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