How the Gracia Epilogue Affects Lineage II
Date: 11-18-2009 Views:
KeyWords: Gracia Epilogue, Lineage II, update, expansion
- Summary: By improving the hunting grounds and related quests, and making leveling more efficient in various areas of the Lineage II world (Aden), players can get much more use out of said areas, by more easily farming items and experience from the mobs and quests there.
|How the Gracia Epilogue Affects Lineage II|
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From November 17 on, Lineage players will be able to access to the newest chapter of the Lineage II MMORPG with the Gracia Epilogue update. The Gracia Epilogue features the final chapter of the Gracia Storyline, and brings with it re-worked hunting grounds and plenty of new game-enhancing features. NCsoft is also offering account re-activation for previous accounts in good standing, allowing players a chance to re-immerse themselves in the world of Aden and explore all the new facets of the game.
Lineage II has been running for over five years, with regular updates and added content behind it, making it one of the more well-known MMORPGs out today. The Gracia Epilogue update is no exception this time around, offering 36 new quests, updated content, and a new instance called the "Delusion Chamber," available for level 80-85 players.
Newer players can also enjoy the update with an improved version of the "Mithril Mines" dungeon, which features new content for higher-level players, essentially drawing veteran to the new players for an easier and more enjoyable dungeon-crawl experience.
Some of the other features Gracia Epilogue improves on are:
The massive size of the patch really hits home how much work NCsoft is putting into Lineage II to make it a more enjoyable experience for new players and veterans alike.
By improving the hunting grounds and related quests, and making leveling more efficient in various areas of the Lineage II world (Aden), players can get much more use out of said areas, by more easily farming items and experience from the mobs and quests there.
Improving and enhancing classes and skills also aid in the fighting process, as does the improved and easier-to use Skill Enchanting system, providing players with stronger attacks, skills, and bonuses at lower mana costs, to allow them to take on much stronger foes than would ordinarily be possible.
Improving Vitality also lends much to this. Leveling has been made progressively easier since Gracia's introduction. Vitality points are consumable points that awards players bonus experience when they kill monsters. The more Vitality a player has, the more experience they are awarded upon a kill, however Vitality is spent when monsters are killed too, so the bonus experience steadily decreases the more you fight.
By increasing the amount of experience rewarded from Vitality boosts with the Gracia Epilogue patch, and reducing the amount of Vitality consumed by high-level players, combined with the improved skills, classes, and enchantments, leveling up in Lineage II has never been easier. This, in turn, allows players to dive right into the heart of Lineage II and enjoy higher-level content much faster than before, without the tedious grinding that bogs down many an MMORPG.
Here is the official summary of the actual patch notes, detailing the many changes Gracia Epilogue brings with it: http://www.lineage2.com/epilogue/patch-notes.html.