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Lineage II to see a huge update and go 'Truly Free'


8:00 PM on 11.01.2011



It seems that more and more, MMOs are adopting the free-to-play model every week. City of Heroes and DC Universe Online have already done so and by the end of the year Lineage II will be in the same boat. They aren't exactly calling it "free-to-play," since that usually implies various levels of membership for the playerbase. Lineage II is going "Truly Free," meaning that you will have absolutely no restrictions while paying nothing at all.

You can, however, choose to buy booster packs of items from the L2 Store with "NCoin," the currency. If you're currently a paid subscriber you will become a Free member once the change happens and any extra paid time will be converted to NCoin. More information can be read over on the official FAQ page.

Along with this new subscription model, Lineage II will be bringing a huge content update titled Goddess of Destruction. NCSoft is claiming that players will be able to experience more than 400 hours with this new update as they level up from 1-99. 

I'm quite surprised that every single player will have the same access with no tiered membership. I can only hope that more MMOs adopt this policy over the now-traditional free-to-play model, especially since it will likely attract more new players by not starting them at a disadvantage. Is this "Truly Free" model significant enough to get you guys to try out Lineage II if you haven't already?








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