First revealed last year at G*Star, Lineage II’s upcoming mega expansion, Goddess of Destruction, is right upon the doorsteps of the Korea server. To celebrate its imminent arrival and Lineage II’s 7th anniversary, NCsoft held a small preview party for a crowd of about 200, although it was said that only 100 people will be invited including foreign press.
Just to let you know, Goddess of Destruction is now nearing the end of development and currently undergoing balancing adjustments. It was slated to be released this month, but unfortunately was delayed. Well, let’s join the party!
|↑ The preview party is held underground. It should be an internet cafe.|
|↑ Guests arriving at the venue and making their way down.|
|↑ Pretty Korean girl spotted!
|↑ Popular Korean girl group, Secret, performing for the excited crowd.|
|↑ The location is actually an underground lounge, hence beverage and food is served.|
|↑ Who is the one playing?|
|↑ The latest CG trailer (top of this post) can be seen in full 3D.|
|↑ And yes, one of the male attendees proposed to his girl… The girl must definitely be a gamer as well.|
|↑ The presentation is about to start.|
|↑ Statues of players with the highest experience points just outside town. There is only 1 starting town after the Goddess of Destruction’s attack. Guess which race’s town is the only surviving one?|
|↑ Inside the town museum, there are statues of players honored for achievements such as highest number of deaths, most number of revives, richest and more.|
|↑ The entire sky is dyed in a creepy red…. Halloween came early?|
|↑ A new trade system, or rather an auction house.|
|↑ New training grounds even for high level characters, such as this level 95.|
|↑ Mobs of around level 80+ will in a group. A healer class is recommended.|
|↑ New expressions are also added (refer to skill window on the left).|
|↑ New skills as well… The most important part of this update is explained below.|
In this first part of the major expansion, the sub name for it is actually “Awakening”. Yeah, exactly the same as TERA Korea’s recent major update. Looks like everyone was asleep before… Back on topic, upon reaching level 85 and completing the “Awakening” quests, players will be able to choose a 2nd class from the level 80 advance class list and train it to level 99, similar to the main class. So yea, this will be like Guild Wars’ 2nd profession system. Players can switch freely between the 2 classes, but in-depth details about the restrictions are not available yet.
Upon awakening, players will also get access to a special racial cape (above) and a horse mount (different look according to race). They will also get the ability to use the… hyper-jump feature, which will get them to places at a much faster speed. Refer to the 2 videos below for more visual information.
Please note that some information might be wrongly translated, changed when localized for the English servers and some new features might not be mentioned in this post. I seek your kind support to see this post as a brief teaser only. Thank you!