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General => FAQ => Topic started by: L2Blaze on August 17, 2018, 02:03:52 pm

Title: Story of L2Blaze.NET
Post by: L2Blaze on August 17, 2018, 02:03:52 pm
Time has changed, many players have passed and not everyone remember whole story of L2Blaze.net and Lineage2. This why it is time to remember how everything started and where we are now.

Year 2008: The Idea
Idea of project born at 2008 when Lineage2 was fresh and one of most popular game. At 2009 when world of Lineage2 was not crowd of many servers, few people started research for best files. After some time, files was found and work has started.

Year 2011: First light
Game files, website, protection systems and other things were ready, we registered domain L2Blaze.net and launched first server, it was Interlude x70. At that time it did not have any name like now: Empire, because there was first and only one server in Blaze project. Everything started from daily 40-80 players, every month more and more players joined to server. Month after month we reach great results, like 400 players online all the time. There was situations like, at server start we reach only 400 players online, but after few days number increased to 800~.

Year 2012: X150 Warfire born
Day by day we were upgrading server, fixing issues, working on support channel, listening players suggestions and working on ideas. At 2012 born idea from players and administration team to release one more easier server and after some time x150 has born. At this time, servers got names: x70 - Empire and x150 - Warfire.

Year 2013-2014: Hardcore
At this time we had two servers, both full of players. Fact: month after month, x150 server became more popular than x70. Those years were peak of L2Blaze.net. In many top websites, server was in 1-5 place by votes, servers were full of players and everybody knew the name of Blaze. Server was one of the most popular servers in Europe and Latino community. It was realy great years.

Year 2015: Classic X100
One more server has born. We wanted to do something in the middle of X70 and X150, and X100 Classic has born. It was less popular than others two servers, but still had his community.

Year 2016: Hello and Goodbye
After one year we saw that Classic x100 is not so popular like others two and everytime it reach less players. Time has came to close x100 and again we keep Empire and Warfire servers.

Year 2017: Lineage2 bubble has blown. PVP x5000 has born
The most saddest year in Lineage2 history. Lineage2 fans who played 2005-2015 have grown, most of them left Lineage2 world, created family. Everybody knew everything about Lineage2, many players bored of daily grinding and raiding. More and more players left the game or chanaged gameplay to high rates, because they give only few hours per day for playing.
The worst thing in 2017 was, that around that time, everyday, every person started to create servers and close them after few days or even at start day.
Players started to change servers every week or even every few days and apocalypse of Lineage2 started.
To be honest, smell of apocalypse  started at end of 2015 and early 2016. In my opinion, because of too many same looking servers, as I told before, which open and close all the time.
Also, at this time we started our latest server - PVP x5000, because of new habits of players.

Year 2018: Still online with our community
At this year, L2Blaze project have three servers: x70, x150 and x5000. Most popular, like before - x150. Whole world Lineage2 community dramatically changed and went down, Lineage2 popularity went down too. Despite this fact, our servers still online and have community.
Nowadays there are too many servers and too low number of players. At the moment, only some huge servers keep big community, like 1000 - 5000 players, most of them are russians.
I am sure, we all saw many popular, great, well done servers who already dead or try to open server and die after few months.

I hope, all of you had a great time in L2Blaze or in others servers, because we had. Also, we would like to say thanks for all competitors, you help us to be better.
In conclusion, we will work for you, we will try to be better and give you best experience and biggest battles. We hope, you will stay with us and help each other to reach our goals!

Some Facts about L2Blaze.NET:

Total website visitors from 2011 till 2018 august: 5,737,610

Total unique visitors from 2011 till 2018 august: 1,336,488

Longest offline time for technical issues: 18 hours

Server was not offline longer than 24 hours from 2011.

DDOS Attacks: 50-100 times per week at 2014, 2018: 5-20 per week.

DDOS Attacks total: around 15 000 times.

DDOS countrys: USA, China, Russia, Lithuania, Greece, Romania, Poland, Albania and many more.

Last time server went offline for DDOS: 2014

Last time server players feel lag, because of DDOS: 2015

From 2015 any of DDOS attack did not affect gameplay.

Total accounts from 2011: 3 210 874, more than three millions.