I saw a while ago on that discussion about griefing in MMORPGs that some of you guys played Lineage 2.
I just picked up the game myself, and I was wondering if any of you still play, and on what server.
I just created my first character (An Orc by the name of Noacyl) on Lionna, but I don't really know anyone on there yet so it's kinda lonely
switched to coh beta and retail, more fun than l2, but only killing gets boring after a while, they do have a great community though, and city of villains looks like it might fix a lot of coh's shortcomings
wow conquers all though
I will say this though, the art style is wonderful and the creature and armor design is some of the best I've seen.
My advice would be to find a clan with some guys that you can get a long with and hunt with them, because going around soloing by yourself will wear you down. I never did participate in a castle seige, but I heard it was by far the best part of the game, too bad you need to be around level 40 to be effective though.
Another thing is, find a "quest" where you can kill monsters for items that you can redeem for adena or other items. This way you aren't wasting your time just killing stuff. There is a nice spider quest on Talking Island that you might be able to do. You kill spiders for 'Spider Husks' (I think) which you can either turn in for arrows (I think) or healing potions. Take the potions because you can turn around and sell them for around 600 adena, which turns a good profit. There are others, but I can't remember them.
And if you get desperate, you can always buy 1 million adena off of eBay and twink out your Orc (which might make the game enjoyable).
that's what i kept hearing when i'd targetted a monster, and then some idiot melee-guy ran at it to attack it.
But then again, maybe, if most of the "disgruntled fans" chose something else than the usual rifleman + fencer/tk/cm templates, and didn't afk-grind their way to mastery, then they'd actually have fun for once.
The thing is I hadn't explored the game to any great depths however, while a friend of mine had. The PvP aspect is quite exciting, and the castle sieges look fun as hell. The quests I did do were pretty fun as well.
Tis certainly a fun RPG if you get into the intricacies of it, but from what I've heard it just doesn't stand up to other MMORPGs such as WoW, EQ2, SWG, or CoH. I have a friend who was hardcore into the first Lineage game, but when the second one came out, he played it about a month before going back to playing the first one.