On 26 March, Tencent Games will open its first ever Pay-to-Play game server under its wings. The Lineage “Reminiscence” server will not be Free-to-Play, but instead requires players to purchase a Growth Fruit from the item mall (web and in-game) to activate 30 days worth of game time. Free to-Play players from the other servers may also purchase a Growth Fruit to experience the new server.
Then, there is the Linage App, which is only available on Android systems for now. Players who have activated the Growth Fruit may tie up to three characters to the app. In the app, there are convenience functions such as EXP and item farming, with everything going back to the characters. Hence, players can just log into their PC to level up, participate in castle siege and other “heavy” features.
Using the Lineage app, players may also manually play the game and even enter instanced dungeons. The mobile UI is really well designed (as seen below), with all essential function buttons such as targeting and skills all available. According to reports, Free-to-Play players who used a Growth Fruit and tied their characters to the mobile app will stay permanently as a Pay-to-Play player.