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Wednesday, September 18, 2002

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Lineage II Interview
9:24 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

GameSpy has posted the results of a recent interview with the Korean branch of NCsoft, makers of the online MMORPG Lineage: The Blood Pledge. The focus of the interview is on their next project, Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle, an MMORPG NCsoft is hoping will be even more popular than their first runaway success.

Though the races have yet to be finalized, NCsoft notes that they currently have humans, elves, and dark elves up and running, with orcs and dwarves to follow. Players will also be able to customize their characters cosmetically and develop them via a skill system that utilizes skill points earned through completing quests.

Perhaps taking a page from the folks at Shadowbane Lineage II will also feature siege warfare. NCsoft stresses that 3D structuring will play a great role during siege combat, with players having to take into consideration height differences and building structures. They also note some interesting tactics that may be used:

That said, however, I can tell you that a wide array of systems are being prepared, such as aerial battles astride wyvern, dwarves summoning siege weapons, breaking down ramparts, scouting and sniping atop high watchtowers, etc.
Though plans for a Mac version have yet to be announced, it should be noted that Lineage II will be running off of the Unreal engine - the same one powering Unreal Tournament 2003. In the meantime, more information and screenshots can be found at the GameSpy preview.

GameSpy - Lineage II Interview
Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle

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