New Lineage Patch Hits Test Servers this Week

The newest Lineage patch will be hitting the test servers later this week, and NCsoft is inviting players to try out the new content and features before they go live. You can read the patch notes after the jump.

The updated ant cave dungeon will have 10 floors and contain enemies ranging in level from 12 to the upper 50s. Players will be able to participate in pet races and death match mini-games. Experience penalties for deaths have been changed, and a new alliance system has been implemented.

Double Exp/Drops Replace Lineage Christmas Event

According to a post by NCsoft Community Relations Manager Nyx, the global Christmas event that was planned in Lineage has been canceled due to some critical errors that cannot be fixed in time. Instead, double exp and drops will be offered in the game for two weeks from Dec. 23 to Jan. 6.

"The event will remain on PTS if you have not gotten a chance to see any of it (Rudolph and Santa are *very* cute!). We will try to bring you this event in the future when the bugs are ironed out," Nyx said. NCsoft's Frostradamus chimed in to confirm that it was "a time constraint thing" and "had a lot to do with the version difference between Korea and the US."

Lineage Thanksgiving Event Begins Nov. 25

NCsoft has announced that the Lineage Thanksgiving event is scheduled to begin on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. PST and will run through Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. The event itself is pretty simple; all players will earn double experience and all polymorphs will be unlocked.

Community Relations Manager Nyx actually gave players the opportunity to vote whether the event would give double experience or double drops in a thread on the official forums. Double experience won with a vote of 52 to 21.

Cavern of Chaos Halloween Event Begins Today

After posting three hints about the Lineage in-game Halloween event, they big day has finally arrived. The Cavern of Chaos event kicks off today once server maintenance is complete and will run through Nov. 4. Community Relations Manager Nyx has also announced that the Lineage team will be hosting a screenshot contest early next month in case you want to use your Halloween event items in your submissions.

In case you missed them, here are the links to the three Cavern of Chaos hints that have been posted this month: hint #1, hint #2, and hint #3.

Third Halloween Hint Suggests In-Game Prizes

NCsoft has published the third hint for the the upcoming in-game Halloween event, which is a costume party at the Cavern of Chaos from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4. According to the scroll, "trinkets will be available as a prize to those willing to pay the extra price. Special exclusive items will be available just for this event. And a mysterious pumpkin-headed stranger is rumored to have items that would even make Evert jealous."

You can view an image of the scroll after the jump. For more information, check out the first and second hints that have been released over the past couple weeks.

2nd Hint Gives More Details about Halloween Event

Last week, the Lineage team posted a hint about the upcoming in-game Halloween event, which is a costume party at the Cavern of Chaos from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4. The second hint has been revealed and provides no concrete answers, but does say attendance is free. However, participation in the other activities will require an additional fee that "will be easily obtained through your normal activities."

One of the prizes will let you summon "guests" to the Cavern of Chaos, but the hint warns players to choose their guests with care. Check out the image of the second scroll after the jump and keep an eye on the Lineage site for more hints leading up to the event.

Lineage Costume Party to Kick Off on Oct. 28

The Lineage team has posted a hint about the upcoming Halloween event in the game's official forums. A scroll has been slipped under players' doors that cordially invites them to attend a costume party at the "Cavern of Chaos" from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4.

Nyx, a member of the NCsoft community relations team, said the hints have only just begun. Keep an eye on the official site for more information on the costume party as the date approaches. An image of the scroll can be found after the jump.

Double Experience Weekend Begins July 24

Everyone loves double experience, right? Well, Lineage players can rejoice because they're going to get the chance to level a little quicker next weekend.

From 9 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 24 to 9 a.m. on Monday, July 27, players on all servers will get double exp. So mark your calendars and try to log in if you can to enjoy the free bonus!

Boss Island Event Now on PTS, Goes Live Aug. 7

The Boss Island Event is scheduled to go live in Lineage on Aug. 7 and will run through Aug. 17. If you want to check it out before then, the event just hit the test server today. Information on how to connect to the test server can be found in this thread on the official forums.

Information the the Boss Island event can be found here or after the jump. Keep an eye out for the Mysterious Old Man, the Mysterious Crafter and the Bored Looking Boy to get items such as the Carrot Key and Fancy Island Belts, or to get transported to Bunny Isle or the Boss Islands.

Karma Event Runs through July 8

A karma event is currently under way in Lineage which allows players to enjoy double karma from monsters and increased fragment drop rates through July 8. Here's the details straight from the official announcement:

  • All karma giving monsters in the Temple of Shadows, Desire Cave, and Sanctuary of Evil will give twice as much karma for defeating them.
  • Fragments of Blood Stone and Fragments of Soul Stone drop rates have been increased off of the enemies that normally drop them.
  • Fragments of Blood Stone and Fragments of Soul Stone can now be found off of the occasional rabbit or deer wandering around Aden.