Lineage II players are a devoted lot. Lineage II has always been a hard-core PvP-heavy MMO that makes no compromises for the casual player who wants to be hand-held through scripted content. Instead Lineage II is all about players slaughtering each other, battling for control of mighty castles and wending their way through intricate inter-clan politicking that takes place as much on message boards and Web sites as it does on the battlefields of Aden.
Those who thrive on this sort of intense rivalry (and there are plenty of them in both Asia and English-speaking regions) have enjoyed massive content updates approximately every six months almost as large in size as another MMO's full-blown commercial expansion. According to NCSoft representatives who recently stopped by GameSpy HQ to show off The Kamael, this latest free addition to the game will dwarf previous expansion by adding three things Lineage II players have been after for a while: a new race, new account options and all-new ways to kill each other.