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Lineage 2 going free-to-play later this year

NCSoft's grind-athon Lineage II is jumping on the free-to-play MMO bandwagon "later this year," switching alongside the launch of the 'Goddess of Destruction' free expansion.

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Grind-athon Lineage II is jumping aboard the free-to-play MMO bandwagon, developer and publisher NCSoft has announced. The switch will be made when the 'Goddess of Destruction' free expansion launches "later this year," and a surprisingly large amount will be free.

"Character creation, races, classes, skills, zones, bosses, quests, clans, crafting, warehouse, auction house, chat, mail, forums, customer support, and so on" will all be free for everyone to play under the 'Truly Free' model, NCSoft says.

However, "to accelerate their character's progression," players will be able to buy items after converting real cash money to the virtual NCoin. These'll include "supplies," cosmetic vanity items, promo items, and, of course, XP boosts--sure to be popular in such a grind-heavy game.

Existing Lineage II subscribers will have their remaining game time converted to the NCoin when the free-to-play switch is made.

Point your peepers at NCSoft's FAQ for more information on how a 'Truly Free' Lineage II will work.

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    November 2, 2011 6:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Lineage 2 going free-to-play later this year.

    NCSoft's grind-athon Lineage II is jumping on the free-to-play MMO bandwagon "later this year," switching alongside the launch of the 'Goddess of Destruction' free expansion.

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      November 2, 2011 6:53 AM

      I might try it again. It wasn't the best MMO but I had lot of fun for the first few months.

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      November 2, 2011 6:30 PM

      may be the most heavy GRIND game ever... There are worse, but not that you paid for.. I was shocked people where still paying for it with teh quality of the F2P offereings out there. Just goes to show how attached people get to stuff they spent more time on then most peoples marriges last. Always liked the designe of the monsters, world.. to bad a level in that game si 10+ in most others.

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      November 3, 2011 10:16 AM

      waiting for rift f2p... Iv always wanted to try that one but am not going to pay for it.

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