The folks at NCsoft were kind enough to give us a heads up: there's some great new content coming to Lineage II! An all new, all free expansion to the game called Gracia Part 2 is coming soon to the game and we have a chance to look inside two of the new areas being added to the gameworld! Or should I say, being added near the gameworld? Pailaka and Kamaloka are the two new areas in question, and they're unique instanced content for players of a wide level range.
Pailaka in particular sounds very interesting - it's a series of solo instances intended to challenge and reward players who take on big tasks on their own. We have extensive details from the developers below the cut, and lots of images of the new content in our gallery below. Go check out the pretty pictures, or read all about it!
Exclusive Lineage II Feature
With the latest free expansion for Lineage 2, Gracia Part 2, there have been several additions for players to experience increasingly rich game content. Specifically, two new areas have been added for a wide range of players including three new Pailaka zones and one new Kamaloka zone. All of these new instances offer a wide range of game play, for both grouped and solo players, which will challenge both their fighting prowess and strategic thinking to overcome obstacles along the way.
Here's what players have to look forward to in this latest update:
The new Pailaka zones offer players a one-time, solo experience in three separate instances. Areas to explore include ancient Elven temples taken over by powerful elemental spirits, a sunken shipwreck with valuable cargo aboard and investigating the Varka Silenos Barracks and uncovering a mystery surrounding a powerful weapon they are attempting to harness. Players will always have to be on guard in these exciting new regions. Through each one of the Pailaka instances, players will experience fierce battles, both of mind and might. To the victors go great rewards -- XP and SP; to the fallen only a desire to return and conquer the enemies that lie within. Players have to remember, time is against them, so they have to think fast and act even faster!
Level 36-42 Pailaka – Forgotten Temple
The Forgotten Temple was once a magical place where Elves used the volatile magic of both fire and water to suppress the Orcs. However, the delicate balance was shattered due to neglect of the temple and the instability of the Kamaloka dimension. Now the Elves are being threatened by a mysterious creature that has taken control and holds power over both fire and water elements. Players must venture in, solve the mystery behind who is controlling these elements for evil, and defeat them.
Level 61-67 Pailaka – Devil's Isle
A ship carrying important cargo sank in the area of Devil's Isle. Players must find the wreck and recover the valuable cargo. Then they must defeat other creatures attempting to recover the cargo, and find their way through the maze- like labyrinth to the goal before their enemies do!
Level 73-77 – Pailaka Varka Silenos Barracks
After discovering that the Varka Silenos are attempting to use a dragon as a weapon, players must battle their way into the Varka Silenos Barracks. Once in, they must get to the bottom of the conspiracy, fight through waves of troops, and ultimately defeat the Varka Silenos leader and decide the fate of the dragon.
Each of the instances in Pailaka represents distinct challenges for players that will truly test both their visceral and cerebral skills. Players will not be able to rely solely on their weapon or ingenuity to guide them through these instances! Grit and determination are keys to unlocking the riches that await players at the end of each Pailaka.
A new Kamaloka has also been discovered in the world of Lineage 2 that players from level 24 to 85 enter at their own risk. Kamaloka – Labyrinth of the Abyss is a dimensional rift that, once a day, players can venture into with a party and battle with increasingly hostile enemies for the promise of riches and glory. Players must fend off waves of creatures and fight their way upward through platforms of monsters as they progress to battle the boss that has taken over the dimensional rift. But adventurers must be quick! Access to this Kamaloka only lasts for a short time, so the battles must be fast and fierce if they want to ascend to the top platform to fight the final boss.