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Tuesday, February 26, 2002

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Lineage Episode X Meets OS X
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The newest article now posted at Apple's Games web site takes a look at the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Lineage: The Blood Pledge, which today launches its tenth free episode for the title. The game is currently available for Mac OS X in a beta form, though at 404 MB, it's a large download, and those without a broadband Internet connection might want to opt to have a free CD sent to them.

Ellen Beeman takes a look at the game's feature set and chats with Jake Song, programmer and CCO for NCsoft. Here's an interesting quote from Song on their flexibility with the game's fans:

If there are any issues or specific requests from the Mac community, I'm willing to modify things. I'm very open about this. Lineage is not a fixed world. It will change; it's interactive development. We're always getting feedback from the user community, and improving, adding more content, changing game balance. There's a new episode every quarter. So I think people should try Lineage on the Mac, and then keep playing!
Beeman also takes a look at Lineage's four character classes, major locations, and gameplay details. For more from Song, be sure also to check out IMG's recent interview.

In related news, the Lineage web site was updated recently with information on the launch of Episode 10 for the game. The servers will be down for around two hours this morning (10:00 CST) to upgrade them with the new world and game changes. Mac users who have recently connected to the game should not need to upgrade anything to play afterwards, though there could be another small patch coming down the road.

The Lineage web site has undergone a minor change in that you'll be able to access it through www.lineage.com (formerly www.lineage-us.com). Check it out for the latest news on the game or to see the changes in Episode 10.

IMG Interview: Lineage's Jake Song
IMG Preview: Lineage: The Blood Pledge
Apple: Welcome to Lineage
Lineage: Episode X Publish
Lineage: Next Episode X

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