Today I would like to talk a little bit about the game that I use to play and that I like very much. The name of the game is Lineage II Revolution. It is a MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) and it is a fantasy game published by Netmarble.
I discovered this game thanks to my brother in law when I was 10 years old and I used to play it on the Pc. Now is different, after a lot of expantions Lineage II become Lineage II revolution that is the one that I am playing now and it’s on the phone not on the Pc as before.
This is the trailer of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAKfQBNzjbI
Lineage II is a role playing game sets in a fantasy world in wich you have to improve your pg alone and also with other people that could be your friends or your clan.
Let’s start the game:
This is the start page, you have many servers mine is Hardin01.
These are my pg, the first one is a mystic specialized spelsinger, the second one is a warrior that is not specialized because is level 22 and you can specialized your pg when you are level 31.
These are the different classes of the game:
The classes that are more valued are tank because attracts the enemies and healer because can heal the member of the party.
Every pg has Hp (health points) that is the life, Mp (mana points) that is the energy that you use for make magic and the Pc (power combat) that is the power that the player has based on all the characteristics that it has.
So the game consists to level up the pg through many things:
1. Quests that are divided in main quest, daily quest, weekly quests, clan hall solo quests and clan hall quests.
2. Dungeon: every dungeon gives you different rewards that could be experience, money, equipment, runes, magical herbs, equipment for your pets. All this things can help you to improve the stats of the player.
There are many kind of equipments diversified for each class and also divided in PvP (Player vs Player) and PvE (Player vs Environment).
The blue equipment is the PvP one. As you can see there are a lot of things in the inventory. I am not going to explain everythings because it will be too complicated, but as you can see in one of the pictures there are also crystals that improve your equipment and each one has different characteristics for example evasion, physical attack, curacy, hp regeneration etc..
You can earn this characteristics also with the monster codex. Every monster that you kill release a monster core and collecting them you can receive better skills.
Every player has different pets and also these pets have equipments and characteristics that help you to be powerful.
During the game you have the possibility to join one clan. With the clan you can face dungeon or boss that you cant do alone. I think that the possibility of sharing the experiences in the game with other players to help each other is one of the best things because you can also talk during the game through applications like Discord or Skype and organize clan events or dungeons and also talk about your business if you want!
The clan has a clan hall in which you can have daily rewards, do feasts and there is also the fire place that gives you experience (more people there are in the fire place more experience you gain).
For example this is my clan and my clan hall :):
The game is actually free but as always there is a shop where you can buy with adena, red diamonds, blue diamonds and friendship points. There are people that usually buy somethings in the shop, according to me is not useful I use to spend time and game to improve.
About PvP there is the Arena where you fight with other players and every time that you win you earn honor points and collecting them you can level up the honor rank that gives you statistics bonus.
In addiction to the arena there are also the open siege, the fortress siege and castle siege.
In the open siege you fight 30 players vs 30 players. In the fortress siege you fight with your clan vs another clan to conquerer a fortress. I don’t know what happens in the castle siege because is closed now.
This is more or less the game that I play, we can talk about it more deeply but in this post blog it will be complicated.
In class there were other students who talked about other games like City Skylines, WOW, One hour One Life, Dark Souls and Senua’s Sacrifice. The more similar game to Lineage was WOW in fact while Eirik was talking I found a lot of things in common with the game that I play.
But the most interesting one was Senua’s Sacrifice, I have never listened about it and all the characteristics that this game has are very beautiful. I love the idea of the representation of yourself with the player and with all her difficulties. I like also the graphic and the sounds that are more realistics.
This is the game trailer:
At the end I really appreciate the comments of the players who said that this game helped them to realized how the people that suffer of psychosis live their life and how it is hard or how this game helped them to face up to their fears caused by something happened in the past. I would like to try this game sooner or later.
Also the warnings that the games give you before start to play are really shocking. That give you the chance to think also about how this game can influence you emotionally. This is a topic that is more discussed today, a lot of people have denunced games for the impact that this gives to people and mostly to children. People said that games that talk about wars in which you have to fight and to shoot other people in some way influenced who plays this game. In some way it could be true but as some studies said, people that expressed for example violence after playing this game have some violent characteristics in their genes, so the problem is not only of the game itself.
At the end I think that games in some way are expressions of ourselves, you will put something of you in every players that you create and also is a kind of escape from the reality, sometimes everyone needs to escape and games as movies are good ways to do it.