I’m still workin!

I got pulled off from lineage work for about a week a half to work on a kitchen remodel. But I will be back on it very soon. I have made some really good progress and I foresee things rolling through a lot faster now that I am over this hurdle!

 

Just wanted to give you guys some news.

Comments
Answered with a new post.
So, summons. They are going to need some love, too. Old problems range from…
realistically, when will this server be available to play?
More news!
I doubt they will promise a test server before they announce it ...
Significant progress = test server soon?
That kitchen though.
Sounds good!

Status

I know you all haven’t heard from me in a bit. Wanted to give a quick update on where I am and what I am working on.

BUGS! Squash the bug. So we have been trouble shooting an issue with high XP values flipping to negatives. We have isolated the cause and are trying to find a solution. Lots of debugging being added. Hopefully figure it out this evening.

[Edit 6/8/2018]
We have found the bug! Bosses and mobs can now have extremely high HP and XP values. No more negative xp. This bug has thwarted us for months. I wrote an entirely new custom Debugger just to track the damn thing down. All credit goes to Mythic though, he was able to figure out the issue. I am not going to say what the issue was because the more info about bugs the more options for possible exploitation. But, it was a heck of a bug!

New Skill Code: Work continues, I feel I am making significant progress with it. Some of the more tedious bits are done with it, now i am working out the damage/buff/debuff logic based on the new tables. Will let everyone know as soon as its in game and actually fires a spell off.

Will follow up when something changes.

Comments
I live for these updates! Seriously, save me from WoW... I actually think WoW is great, but it's no Lineage.…
Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking out the door. Baby…
Thanks for heads up and cant wait, great job guys.

Project expectations and pseudo deadlines.

This was originally going to be a reply to a post from a user, but I decided it was too long and should be its own post.

I agree a good job isn’t do. We have fallen well behind our internal schedules. We made it a point to never give false expectations. However, there was an insinuated time frame that we are well beyond. While that does suck, the size and scope of the work we took on, really pushed our time frame. We decided early on we would rather it take longer up front and have less issue and not get burn out once we go live. We should not have “teased” about the project until we had a lot more done. But, much like you guys enjoy hearing about what we have in store…hearing you guys have interest help keep us motivated and engaged. So it was as much a teasing tool as a motivation tool. I still feel good about the progress we have made. Life, just gets busy sometimes. Imagine if we would have gone into beta or even early launch and Harvey hit so I was out and down. Etc etc….our goal is to have a borderline autonomous server. To get what we wanted, we had to have great tools for admin purposes and lots of automation setup on the front end. SO much of that work has been done. But most, if not all, of that is something you guys will never really see outside of blog posts. So the 2 years feels like an unbelievable stretch, but it honestly isn’t horrible for what we have accomplished. Myth and I have been discussing an alpha date and what I think is a reasonable goal. At this point, us going into alpha is being completely held up by me. The skill overhaul is a huge bit of code to redo. I am completely reworking how skills work. Both player and monster, proc weapons, world effects, etc. The code for spells and skills is sooooooo massive and branch after branch of “if elseif else then”. The changes I am making will implement a completely database driven system. Allowing for rapid deployment of skill tweaks and balancing. Previously, balancing a skill like Counter Barrier took code changes and lots of restarts and compiles. The new skill code will allow for tweaks to the database and reloads of the skills without even needing a reboot. We can run alpha and make changes on the fly and see their output in real time. While some will see how valuable this is, not everyone can appreciate the time and effort this takes…and that is ok. Its a video game. It isn’t that serious. But we have stated from the get-go, our goal was to be as transparent as possible. I am doing my very best to continue that trend. I hope to have some news for you guys soon, until then I look forward to reading your comments!

 

 

Comments
I normally don't comment, just wanted to say thanks for all the work and effort you guys are putting into…
Im excited to see it work out! most of us have waiting since live NA went down for a good…
Keep up the good work! Making sure things are just right is very much appreciated. I am sure it…
No apology needed. Id say the same thing.
Thanks for the update, sorry to be negative.
Well I can only say that it sounds awesome. Making changes on the fly with no restarts is a dream…

Moved in – Mostly

I am in the new house, about 50% unpacked. PC setup, bed, kitchen etc. I had some things I had to tend to for the insurance policy (limbs, fix fence, etc) that took some time. I should be back working on lineage stuff in the next few weeks once things normalize. Still really hectic surprisingly. So ready for some down time. Will update you all soon.

Comments
Posting a reply as a full post Tyler.
@Ping, First off, we dont "deserve" anything...we dont pay for this...theres been zero expectations set by the GMs...so I get…
GMs are doing a great job. Let's be more supportive.
I'm thinking it will launch the day of my death =( *goes back to chanting PATIENCE PATIENCE*
So, no jokes aside, what are we looking at for a realistic timeline for this server to become a reality?
My wedding is in less than two weeks! It's not been a good few months for lineage productivity for either…

Quick Update

The lease back for the previous owner got pushed back to the end of the month. We move in March 1st. So once I am all moved in and setup I will begin work on things again.

I have been working on the admin tools for Myth when I find time so he can keep adding/modifying/fine tuning etc.

Will post as soon as I am back up and running.

Comments
An optimal dream server takes time t0 get ready. Also remember they work on this in their spare time, and…
Starting to think this whole thing is one elaborate troll lol. Its been two years (Weekly Status Update 5/16/2016) and…
Newer clients have alot of animations but this is very good to have.
99% sure lineage doesnt utilize your GPU lol.
Out of curiosity will you be implementing a swing lag fix server side of will i have to do the…
ok. thank you.
Just so we're clear here, you can run lineage 1 on *almost* any PC since like 2004. I think most…
Im like 99% on board with your comment re: PC Specs. The very small part I disagree with is the…
Yup, I run it on windows 10. My pc is wayyyyyy over powered for lineage. Almost…
Honestly any modern computer would run lineage just fine (probably any modern smart phone could in terms of computing power…

Legends Update

So you all haven’t heard from me in a while. I am currently in the middle of buying a house and moving. So it has been a rough couple of months (anyone who has bought a house, its a pita). We should be closing next Tuesday. Once we are moved and settled in I should have more time to devote to getting the alpha/beta going. Sorry for the late update, life just got busy!

Comments
Learn to read ... he said when he is done moving and settled in he will have time to work…
Alpha/Beta? When?
Would also like to sign up for alpha/beta testing
where do i sign up for alpha and beta?
Sweet. Good to hear the armored polar bears haven't gotten you. Honestly they are just looking for you.…
Yeah sure. Will have to refresh myself but should be able to help you get going.
Woo house buying! I haven't had to deal with it myself, but I know my parents had a ton of…

Harvey.. Oy

So most of you know I live in houston texas. Harvey has come and gone but man it wrecked a lot. I have not put ANY time into lineage recently. Work is till crazy and thanks to Harvery, it was compounded! But no flood damage to my home or vehicles, thank God.

 

Will follow up once I start back coding again. Thank you all for the patience.

Comments
Yep Chocolate Cakes were insane :P
I was the only damage dealer for Valakas and Lindy. Granted Valakas was due to Chocolate Cakes, but I had…
You did not solo Valakas silly.. you used 2 acc's to duo Lindvior. Which is impressive enough in itself I…
Ready to test some builds.
I know people have asked before but would you like help with tedious stupid stuff? I know people would love…
I remember when you guys did LoA that you guys removed all the useless junk drops which is part of…
Just to address some of the comments made: 1.) We are still working, but mostly on less…
i would love to have an updated server to play and pass the time waitong for the ultimate server you…
Still hyped. You cannot sway me!
I haven't really looked into newer versions of lineage/not sure where this server is at, but do Illusionists have more…

Few Month Hiatus

Sorry for the lack of posts, but wanted to let you know what was going on. At my full time job we lost 2 employees and have been going through hiring a temp while we look for perm replacements. This has consumed a lot of my time and I am putting in 50-60 hour weeks. It will probably be like this for the next few months. With the extra hours I get home exhausted. I know this comes with a lot of disappointment but if I try to push myself to do both I will burn out horribly.

 

Thank you all for your patience and continued interest in the project. Will keep you all updated as things unfold.

Comments
You must not know NBK/Orim from Legends of Aden/Anarchy then.
I don't really see how Armando is worse than anyone else.
Am I a bad person hoping Irma hits Miami hard because I suspect Armando lives there?
Lineage M is a p2w mobile game. It plays for you. It bastardizes what Lineage is meant to be.
LineageM. 150 years from now that game will still be in production. Meaning, not finished/playable.
I tried Lineage Mobile, hoping it could hold me over till Mythic launches. But ugh, I don't know if I'd…
As is Total War Warhammer! and very soon Total War Warhammer 2!!
@admin if you bring up a really cheap test server, I'm very willing to play it due to my incredible…
Never mind my last post. I was able to find the server files. Would you happen to know…
In the meantime, Citadel is fun.

Teaser

I have made some good progress on rebuilding the skills table and all the code behind to implement it (well I have the classes setup and am starting to cleanup and replace)

Comments
@PUDDLES dude this server will never gonna open rofl, ppl come here to read lineage 1 fantasy.
Ok, summoning up my armored polar bears and search and destroy carrier pidgeons. They are being ordered to look…
I'm teased. About time to release a video. Of.... something. Anything will do. As long as…
Reread my comment. It didn't come out as it was intended. Highlander 2 is always 'left-off' any discussions…
Just look at this version of lineage as Highlander 2. It will be called Lineage. It will look…
Nope. This is a custom lineage server. We are balancing and changing as we see fit. The essence and soul…
Are you taking into consideration any of the updates and balance changes korea has made?