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.

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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)

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@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?

Was going to be a reply.

I understand why you all feel like this project is not moving forward. But as we have stated from the very beginning that this was a hobby and was not being rushed. My job has gotten very busy these last few months with massive growth and changing technologies. I have been getting home completely beat at night. It is hard to get home from a job where I sit all day looking at a computer screen and sit down and have the mental clarity to program effectively.

And to Tyler’s”never want to release something”. I have run 3 very successful servers in the past. I learned from each of those instances and do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past. There is nothing more frustrating than getting something you love going out there and spending all your time baby sitting it, managing people drama, changing passwords because people share, looking for hackers and exploiters, making drop changes, etc etc etc.

I would much rather invest the time in the beginning and greatly reduce the time I spend after we push it live. So much of the work over the last year has been writing administration tools for the server. Content editing, creation, deletion is almost instant now. We can easily tweak items to bring balance without having to greatly change the source code and push another jar file. While this may not seem that time involved, it was a pain in the ass and consumed far more time than I would have liked. Every code change in the source code has the potential for adding more bugs. The more we can pull out of the source and make dynamic, the more consistent and stable the server will and can be.

We are currently running the server on google cloud services with on-demand resource allocation. Setting all that up, getting it to run on a docker container with an underlying linux OS took time as well. There have been pieces of the project that have just taken more time than expected.

We appreciate the eagerness to play. We want to see you guys play as well as play ourselves. But this isn’t a job. I invest time when I have free time and do not want to neglect my family etc. So please, continue to have patience. We will keep updating the blog as we make progress.

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Kilroy was here.
We can call it an analophor. No, its not a scientific way to describe a sex toy.…
Love the kids in the back seat analogy.. or is that a metaphor? Hmmm, I'm too lazy to check…
Oh I know, and I hope my message did not come across heavily. Just wanted you all to know the…
Well, I know I want to see this server happen. I actually try not to comment a lot anymore…
Sorry if I came off negative, just excited to see what youre cooking up is all. Thanks GM.

Progress

Quick short post, but wanted to share some personal excitement.

Finally got it to compile and run on linux. This is running on google cloud. Was able to connect etc etc. Took me quite a while to track down all the issues and get all the java support files etc hooked in and working. After I was able to connect, this is how I felt…..

 

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You are the man! Now, save us from the shitty server we are currently playing on and…
lol awesome!

Busy, busy, busy.

Still here, work is just really busy at the moment. Moving to the cloud, changing processes, end of year processing. I am looking at Jan for some time to invest heavily again into L1. Sorry for all the delays, but this is why we did not want to make any promises are hard dates. Don’t want lineage to become a job/chore. Loving something brings the best out of it. Don’t want to rush it either. Will definitely keep you all updated as we make progress.

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We love Legends. ^_^
Glad to hear that you have that feeling towards the asshats. Will be nice to play on a server were…
In the past, when I ran servers I tried to make everyone happy and put up with a lot of…
Breaks out paper and pen, and starts to plan out stat/class combos, as well as gear.... Also,…
Puddles the people you are talking about are the same ones that will be coming to this server. Guaranteed.
I felt like Tom Hanks character when he was seeing Wilson sink to the bottom of the ocean.…

*Peeking Around Corner*

Yup, still at it. I have not invested a TON of time in the last month – month and a half but I have been working. Currently I am working on getting the server up and running on a linux server so I can be gone the days of Windows hosting. Once I have it up and running. I am going to look into putting it up (most likely on google cloud platform, gotta check pricing etc) onto a server. The good part about google cloud is I can pay for it per minute per use. So while I am working I can stop it, and I dont get billed. And GCE (google cloud environment) offers some of the best anti-ddos, uptimes, load balancing, etc etc etc. So hopefully keep downtime to a minimum. Will update this post as I make progress.

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I been playing ocean wars and it has a periodical event. Were during the week each day there are certain…
Any word? Something to look forward to?
Easter Event Hypu :) Kappa
been playing a priv live korean client vary fun but mannnnnnnn its 90% korean lang plez SAVE us ........
I am ready to play also. been playing face book games to pass the time. Will keep waiting.
-.- ready to play
Polymorphs are 100% tied to sprite frames. We can't even add polymorphs reliably. I have learned how to "skin" your…
Ah alrighty. Side note for Mythics LoA: I don't know if it is something you can do…
Sadly that is not up to me. I don't own it nor have permission to do anything.
I volunteer as GM on Anarchy if you would like someone to be there for the few remaining people that…

Still Here

GMMyth has been without internet as he has been in the process of moving. I have been on and off lately. I do not have an ETA at this time, but I am still working on it when I have some free time. Please be patient with us. I don’t want to rush to publishing what we have and it fail because of bugs\issues\bad management tools.

Thanks everyone. Will keep you updated as new things come out.

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Wanted to add some information. So most of the lineage servers out there (to my knowledge) run on windows virtual private servers. I am going to be running it on a linux box with as many access holes closed. Wont even have SSH enabled. Will all be managed via host controls. So for someone to get in, they would have to hack the provider. Thankfully those companies put a lot of money into threat prevention.

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Points at closet. Knocks... KNocks... KNOCKS!!!
Thanksgiving event hypu!!!
Halloween event? J/K.
Interested in learning more of the project and what players that are unfamiliar with the game can expect to see.
And we are still here, too. Not going anywhere.
Nice vary nice .. Can't wait with the down fall of the server i was on {there just till your…
I am still alive I think. Been a crazy few months. GF is at an internship in San Diego, so…

Happy Monday

So, much like last week I do not have much to report. Myth is back from vacation and I am on the tail end of recovering from my back going out. Been taking pain medication since last week so have not been myself.

Myth and I have a meeting this week to recap and find out where we are and see if my 2-3 week Alpha proposal is doable. We will be looking at current state, wrapping up remaining bugs, and discussing what needs to be done before we start letting people log in. Currently the server is running on a small machine sitting in my wiring closet. When we move to alpha I will have to grab some virtual server hosting and get the system setup.

We will make a follow up post once we meet and get a game plan going. We have both been beyond busy so Lineage time has been limited.

Thanks all and talk to you soon.

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Royal is always my go to, but since normally they are quite useless, i never get to play them except…
Myth and I have a meeting tonight. Will have some info for you all in the next few days.
If they are running the 3.63 client then fire elf got their assists that nc put out (dancing blaze will…
@JPSHROUD, there has been a lot of chatter on this blog relating to balancing. Its a lot to read,…
We are still here every day. Hear lots of comments on Teamspeak3 relating to the server.…
Are there plans to balance out less popular options for classes, ie: Fire Elf, Melee Mage, and such?
Still trying to wrap my head around how elemental affinity will work for an illusionist. Are you going to…
Yes, hoover around 15 feet UNDER the radar. Hate to see all this work go down the drain.…
Trying to stay off NC's radar. So facebook page probably isnt the best idea.
That is cool i know websites can take time to put together. What about a face bookbook page have you…

New Post This Evening

I’m at work at the moment and Myth is on vacation camping. I will post a little bit tonight about what is going on. We’re still here.

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Breakable weapons wouldn't be an issue if whetstones weren't such an annoyance to use. If possible, maybe making the whets…
Unbreakable weapons is a balance issue. I love unbreakable weapons in a game, but also think there are already…
One thing about lineage that always frustrated me was loosing an item when enchanting over safe. you put all that…
Whats the word on the next set of things to look forward to? Do you guys plan…
We are very happy ^_^ Something to look forward to. Jumping up and down for joy…
Wow, now thats a post. If I had to make an educated guess, Id say alpha is probably 2-3 weeks…
To the Big Guy in the sky, Please let alpha/beta start soon. Boredom has set…
lol
Oh look, they are alive. Its ok guys, call off the search parties. They are alive and well.

Still Grinding Away

We have been fairly quiet as of late, but this isn’t a sign that we aren’t working. We have been hard at it. Unfortunately we are working on the less fun parts of the project, getting shops fixed and updated. Correcting NPC translations/names. Cleaning up drop lists and spawn data, etc etc.

I have been working primarily on fixing various bugs that have cropped up from switching over to the new client, but everything is going well, and pulling in customization/recoding work I did on the previous server.

I have had a lot of private messages and emails asking “WHEN IS THE ALPHABETAOPENCOMEON”….Hopefully soon we will have more information regarding the alpha. But at this exact moment, there is still a bit too much to get done to make any commitments to dates. But I assure you all, its coming. Both Myth and I have a passion for Lineage that no other game can compete with. Mythic LoA will be awesome 😀

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We are still a little ways out from alpha testing. My job has gotten busy these last few weeks so…
We want testing.
Awesome! Really appreciate all the effort you guys are putting into this project. Enjoy the updates and excited for testing.…