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2 years ago

Feature: Tera-bly Conflicted

Have You Played…Tera?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Tera [official site] is that television program you turn on after first looking over your shoulder to make sure no one is home. No, I'm not intending that to be any sort of statement on the various states of undress all of its…

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6 years ago

Arise, Sir Microtransaction: TERA: Rising Has Risen

As prophesied (well, reported) by the god among men that is Nathan 'big dawg' Grayson, recent MMO TERA is to hop aboard the divisive ship Free To Play. Its new version, with its free client, has now gone live. Apparently free players will have access to all the game's content, but if you join 'TERA Club' you'll get all manner of in-game boosts. Existent subscribers…

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Warbeaver Rides Again: Tera Going F2P

I actually played a decent amount of Tera when it first launched, and I really enjoyed certain aspects. The sublimely timing-based hack 'n' slashery was to die for, and the war beavers easily ranked among gaming's best. But goodness, those quests were a deal-breaker. When lumbering Big Ass Monsters weren't involved, they epitomized MMO monotony. Go here, kill ten of these, go here, kill ten…

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It’s A Smaller World, After All: Tera Merging Servers

In the grand scheme of MMOs, Tera actually has quite a lot going for it. The combat's brisk, high-flying, and surprisingly tense, there's a fairly ambitious political machine chugging along in the background, and its selection of beaver/badger/cat/dog/catdog people is second-to-none. Unfortunately, the glue that holds it all together - a bog-standard kill/collect quest grind - isn't so hot, and unsurprisingly, players noticed. So Tera's…

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Large And In Charge (Of Lasers): Tera’s Argon Queen

As an American born and raised, I naturally fear two things: monarchy and giants. Watching the trailer for Tera's next big update, then, was quite an emotional journey for me, because it featured both in one larger-than-life, laser-firing package. Sorry, god, this queen doesn't need saving. But she'll totally beat you up. And your dad, too, if you don't watch it. If, however, the very sight…

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Feature: Vanarchy Reigns

Tera’s Political System: A Tale Of Ad Space And Exploits

Once upon a time, streamlined WoW-style questing, raiding, and PVP felt fresh and daring. However, like most things that begin with the phrase "once upon a time," the very notion seems almost unbelievable in this day and age - more akin to a swords 'n' sorcery fairytale than actual historical fact. And so, many MMOs that were once treading water have recently realized that they…

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Dying To Try: Tera Adds Week-Long Free Trial

As the legends tell it, once upon a time - many mist-enshrouded moons ago - MMOs demanded consistent tributes of money every month, or else they'd destroy the world. Well, their world. For you, specifically. Now, though, all but a final bastion of behemoths who practice The Old Way have moved on to F2P. One such holdout, however, is Tera, En Masse's swords 'n' sorcery…

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TERA Is Free For 30 Minutes In Your Browser

TERA is using the grainy magic of Gaikai's cloud gaming service to bring us all the first thirty minutes of the - admittedly very pretty - fantasy MMO. Yes, it's free and (depending on connection speed) an instant thing to try out. I'm not convinced that streaming like this is the future of gaming, but it might just be the future of demos, especially when…

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Vote With Your L33t: TERA Patches Political System

Oh the many ways in which games are better than the real world! MMO TERA's first update has fixed its political system, allowing "players with a level 50 character that also proudly serves as a guild leader will be able to run for office in 15 provinces." The election results will be counted on May 23rd at 11 o’clock, in an election where "all characters…

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Tearing It Up: TERA Open Beta This Weekend, Too

The teams behind TERA must be sighing at the news they're going up against the Diablo III open beta this weekend, but that's nevertheless what they're doing. If you're not bash skeletons in Blizzard's forthcoming sequel, then perhaps you might want to nose at the freshly-converted "action" MMO, TERA. Converted, that is, from its natural Korean state, where it has already been running for some…

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TERA’s High Elves Say Hi

Or perhaps "greetings" followed by a bow, a graceful flourish, and a knowing air of superiority. Something suitably elfish. I don't really know what they say, but - thanks to a new trailer - I've seen them do their pointy eared thing, and I can safely say that they are, in fact, elves. You know the drill: fleet-footed battle prancing, slow-mo flips and twists, and…

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TERA Starts A New Journey (To Monsters)

Those remarkably un-froglike people at Frogster have sent over their latest story trailer for "action" MMO TERA, and by gum it looks pretty, as you can see below. I've also added in the most recent in-game footage for good measure, as TERA lands in Europe on 3rd May, and beta sign-ups are now taking place on the site. I suspect it will be hard pressed…

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7 years ago

En Masse Blocks Half The World From Tera

MMO Tera is a bit less massive after the publisher have stated they'll be blocking IPs from Asia, Africa, Russia and The Middle East from connecting to the North America servers. The ironically named En Masse said in an FAQ: “While we appreciate that there are players in these regions who would enjoy playing on En Masse servers, it's unfortunate that the vast majority of…

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Feature: NCsoft Vs Bluehole

NCsoft Seek To Prevent US Release Of TERA

Why can't we all just learn to get along? With MMO TERA finally having a release date set for May this year, and the pre-release hype building up, NCsoft have leapt in and thrown a court at the proceedings. As MMO Culture reports, a dispute over the ownership of software and artwork means that the release could be scuppered as it sinks in the mire…

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TERA Accepting Closed Beta Applications

TERA is an "action MMO" with a relatively complex political system, which allows players to gain control of resources through democracy or violent monster-bashing. It's an accepted but little spoken truth that our own Nick Clegg only elevated himself to the position he fails to enjoy today by grinding rats for hours on end. Forget all that though and ask yourself one simple question: do…

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TERA Has A “Revolutionary” Political System

TERA's action-combat and overall ludicrous prettiness has caught my attention on occasional, but the way it ties guild quests to an overall political system is really quite something, as you can see in the video below, via PCG. You can rise to power through either a popular vote of actual players, or through the PvP battlegrounds, and once you are in power you can make…

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TERA To Spawn In Europe Spring 2012

Much-delayed "action MMO" TERA has finally got a Euro release slot, roughly speaking. It's going to hit in Spring 2012. Frogster's Daniel Ullrich explained: “By launching TERA in Spring 2012 we ensure that the game will not only live up to expectations, but surpass them. We’ll be unveiling various features at Gamescom and rest assured these are just the tip of the iceberg in terms…

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8 years ago

En Masse Produce TERA-vision

I'm still not quite sure what to think about TERA. The promise of skill-based combat in an MMO always flickers my interest, and the world seems pretty enough, with some extraordinary characters and gigantic monsters, but it's hard to be sure about how it will really play, how long that grind will be, whether the world has some real depth behind that prettiness. The edited…

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TERA: Action In Your MMO?

I was just reading some stuff about forthcoming MMO Tera, and I had assumed we'd posted Brian Cox doing a walkthrough of the game at GDC, but I can't find it. Must have been imagining things. Anyway, it's a useful follow up to the interview we did when the project was announced, and you can see what they mean about "action" stuff being included, even…

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