Just thought I would mention this here since its an opportunity to play Lineage 2 like it was in the beginning and because I'm sure there are a lot of people on these forums who would respect this!
Lineage 2 has been in decline for some time now. The GoD expansion brought some unfavorable extensions that have changed the game completely, and it was simply not liked by a vast part of the player base. The plague of bots on NCWest servers is probably not helping the case either. It's a shame, because it was once a great game. In a unique sense. I'm sure you know what I mean. We all loved them dwarves, orcs and elves. The music of Talking Island Village, or low-level PvP around Gludin. Lineage 2 has given me, maybe some of you as well, an impossible standard for other MMO's, and I was not able to enjoy any other ones. This game has been part of my life for quite some time now. It was the first MMO I played, too. I've played since C3, and my most fond memories are of a certain retail server, with clans that resembled Bunnies, Broken Hearts and a Mafia I'm sure all of you have certain good memories of the game too.
I've made countless comebacks to the game. There is something about it that just does make you want to come back. Whether for GoD, or whether for Private Servers (mostly Interlude). But it's a known fact, how Private Servers work a lot of the time. There may be an alternative, however.
Some of you may have heard of a development of a certain official project, namely Lineage 2 Classic. It has been up in Korea for some time now, and in Russia for 4 (or 5?) months. It is loosely based on early Chronicles (C1 and C2) of Lineage 2, incorporated with the current aspects - such as visually attractive interface.
More about it can be found here: http://boards.rochand.com/viewforum....86181a9e02a229
or here: https://4gameforum.com/threads/ncsof...-server.22445/
There are also countless Facebook pages about the subject, too.
Lineage 2 Classic, is a..hmm.. challenging place. But I don't want to describe it as "hardcore". Even though you may want to. I want to describe it as rewarding. Every level matters. Every little thing matters. Even the smallest deeds will make you happy. Obtaining the Devotion Set will put a smile on your face, and changing to your First Profession will make you fist-pump. The game no longer begins on 85 (except when you eventually did hit 85 in GoD, you realize that it is hardly a beginning), but on 1. It's great comeback to the open-world of Lineage 2 to enjoy with your friends - which is, as I said, rewarding.
I have something to offer for you, as a fellow Lineage 2 player. The initial development of the Classic server in EU has began, and the Innova staff has released a website, where they mean to collect the votes, as to judge the interest in Lineage 2 Classic. It would be amazing to once again play on a populated Lineage 2 server, with Lineage 2 being all it's meant to be about.
The registration website is here: https://eu.4game.com/lineage2classic/Linkback: https://l2topzone.com/forum/l2-general-discussion/37/official-lineage-2-classic-server-could-happen-l2-innova/23364/