Posts Tagged ‘Lineage’

NCSoft Q1 2012: Aion/Lineage Up, Lineage 2 Down

NCSoft has published their first quarter finances, and as always there is good news and bad news. Quarterly sales were up, although profits were down nearly 20% due to increased labor cost, royalty expenses, and other factors. Korea grew due with sound in-game item sales, while Japan dropped. Aion and Lineage performed strongly. Lineage 2 […]

NCSoft Q4 Finances: Sales/Profit Down

NCSoft has posted their fourth quarter finances. Sales were hit with a 6% loss since the last quarter, with operating profit reportedly taking a 51% hit and net income down 42% since last quarter. NCSoft attributes the decline in sales and profits due to scaled back in-game item sales. Year over year sales from 2011 […]

Dr. NCSoft Prescribes Extra Lineage II Server

Lineage II’s free to play launched almost as expected: the servers were steamrolled by the Persian Army sized group of newcomers, and naturally players experienced problems reliably logging in and staying logged in last night. In preparation for the transition, NCSoft opened a brand new server (Shilen) and today revealed yet another new server, Magmeld. […]

Mark Your Calendars: Lineage II Free To Play

What do Lineage II and Ragnarok Online have in common? Nothing. Last month, NCSoft announced that Lineage II will mark the next product in their line to make the great transition to free to play, and what a transition it promises to be. Dubbed “Play Your Way,” players can still opt to pay a subscription […]

14 Minutes Of Lineage Eternal

NCSoft last week announced Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance. Although you won’t be fighting back hordes of sparkling vampires, the game promises massive battles, siege warfare, destructible environments, and more. The game is presented in the original Lineage isometric view, etc. The trailer shows off some amazing concepts. Large scale battles, the destruction engine, boss creatures, […]

NCSoft Third Quarter Finances: Profit/Revenues Down

NCSoft has released its financial documents for the third quarter, and the report starts with “Revenue and Operating Income came down due to soft promotions for in-game items sales versus Q2.” In fact, the publisher is reporting a 22% loss quarter over quarter and 32% year over year loss in operating profit, as well as […]

NCsoft Q2 Release: Profits Up, Aion/Lineage 2 Down

The first thing you’ll notice about NCsoft’s quarterly report for the second quarter of 2011 is a massive spike in sales from Lineage. NCsoft attributes this to strong item sales promotions. As of now, Lineage is the company’s best source of income, despite the game’s removal from its Western presence just a couple of months […]

NCsoft Q1 2011 Finances In: Profits Up!

It’s that time of the year already, the first quarter financial reports are starting to stream in. Last year wasn’t so great for NCsoft, considering they lost a $28 million lawsuit against Richard Garriot. Sales of Aion, Lineage, and City of Heroes went down, while Lineage 2, Guild Wars, and NCsoft’s other titles saw a […]

What Happened This Week: 5/1-5/14 Edition

I have a question for all of you who read this introductory paragraph. Have you ever rage-quit an MMO? I haven’t. I’ve quit more MMOs in the past than I can count, but they’ve never been out of a fit of rage. Single player games, yes, I’ve stopped playing because every time I played I […]

Lineage Shutting Down In NA: Pick Up Your Package

[Update: 5/18] I’ve been seeing a lot of searches pointing to this page by players who want to know if their accounts will work on the Korean version when the North American servers shut down. Simple answer is no, your account will not work on the Korean version.] Writing this article, I’m reminded of a few […]