TERA Online (Now Free to Play) - Catch All

Enabled. See you 12 days after this is done downloading.

Enabled as well. Made a lancer named Fayyde and sent an app to the guild.

Watched the hour-and-twenty-minute "quick" look of this on GB, I am resisting temptation now. But I will hold out for either a good sale, or a short trial, just to make sure it runs on my laptop. Systemrequirementslab.com says it should run, but I've never used the site and am not sure what kind of accuracy they have. Anybody know?

Blind_Evil wrote:

Watched the hour-and-twenty-minute "quick" look of this on GB, I am resisting temptation now. But I will hold out for either a good sale, or a short trial, just to make sure it runs on my laptop. Systemrequirementslab.com says it should run, but I've never used the site and am not sure what kind of accuracy they have. Anybody know?

Its Unreal Engine based, so if you've played many other recent Unreal based games that may give you more of an idea; should scale reasonably, but certainly not WoW's level of scalability.

ShynDarkly wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Watched the hour-and-twenty-minute "quick" look of this on GB, I am resisting temptation now. But I will hold out for either a good sale, or a short trial, just to make sure it runs on my laptop. Systemrequirementslab.com says it should run, but I've never used the site and am not sure what kind of accuracy they have. Anybody know?

Its Unreal Engine based, so if you've played many other recent Unreal based games that may give you more of an idea; should scale reasonably, but certainly not WoW's level of scalability.

I play very, very few PC games. Only what can't be played on consoles, generally, so I don't think I've played anything Unreal based lately.

They really need to allow warriors that want to tank to be able to queue as tanks. The queue times for non tank characters is horrible. Even as a healer, my average wait time seems to be about 45-60 minutes in queue. Each group is waiting on the Lancer. I'd power level my Lancer, but I am using that with the GWJ Tuesday gang.

I am sure some of it could be my level, maybe there are not a ton of people in the 50s yet, though all the zones I am in do look pretty populated. Hopefully they figure something out with letting warriors queue, if I am waiting that long as a healer I can not imagine it is any better for DPS classes.

Stumbled across this online, in case anybody was wondering exactly what the icons above players heads meant.

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Bean wrote:

Stumbled across this online, in case anybody was wondering exactly what the icons above players heads meant.

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Thats really helpful. Thanks!

Awesome, I kept wondering about those and meant to look them up at some point.

And yes the need for tanks in this game seems worse than about any mmo I remember.

This game is a lot more fun than I was expecting. The quests are crap but it doesn't matter because killing 10 rats is way more fun than it usually is. Solo'd my first BAM last night and that was a total blast.

I got up to 32 before I kind of lost interest (more later) but yeah, combat in this game is probably the most fun I've had in an MMO. The Lvl 30 skills for warrior just amplify that so much. The crystals and glyphs are nice buffs to the combat game. The monsters are actually new and different (except at higher zones they start repeating some).

My problem with the game is just the quests and content are just more of the same but I'm one of those few people that can't stand repeating a lot of content so I don't play alts. If you play a bunch of alts in your MMO then I don't think that would bother you and the game is worth a play through.

I think I may have stuck with the game longer if I'd initially joined a PvP server.

A chat with a Goddess!
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Super warrior Kirwin!
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How is the PvP in this game?

I've been playing the game with some friends on the Dragonfall server. My sorcerer is now up to level 36, and we've all been really enjoying the combat and BAMs. Being the 'mobile artillery' is a blast! Some classes play better than others, the warrior was fun with all the ducking and diving but I found it hard to solo with once the BAMs started cropping up in numbers.

I do have concerns over longevity ... We've tried rolling a few alts but found that repeating all the content felt tired rather sooner than we'd expected. Generally I pay only small attention to the text/lore most MMOs, including Tera, throw at me, added to which most of the cutscenes seem pretty redundant and "Huh?" inducing. Quests are the usual "Wild mutant Hyena got my pet dog Fluffy pregnant, go slaughter 10 to make it right" ... I have a feeling we'll play the game through to the endgame content and then move onto something else pretty quickly.

It's a shame that having done so much right with the combat that the rest of the game feels so generic.

Came pretty close to buying this because of the 50% sale on Amazon yesterday, but if a game is free-to-play in Korea I can't hlp but think it'll become so within the year here in the States.

Just hit 60 on my mystic last night. The jump in XP for the last two levels is massive, but the storyline quests in those levels give oodles of XP to balance it out. Overall, it was a fun trip to 60, got to run every pre 60 dungeon at least twice along the way.

Looking forward to checking out the level 60 dungeons soon. Really pleased with how the game handles combat and healing. Very interactive. I like the graphics as well. Seems pretty optimized as it runs very well on 2 desktops and 1 laptop I've installed it on. One of my desktops is about 4 years old with a GTX 285 and it still runs it smoothly.

With voting going on now, interested to see how the political / vanarch system functions.

I want to keep playing this but Diablo 3 has me by the .... teeth. Unfortunately gonna be cancelling for now but excited to come back once the Diablo hype dies down some.

That being said, I really did enjoy this game a lot more than I thought I would!

[quote=DeThroned]I want to keep playing this but Diablo 3 has me by the .... teeth. Unfortunately gonna be cancelling for now but excited to come back once the Diablo hype dies down some. [quote]

I'm in the same boat. I'm also hearing rumors that TERA might move to a free to play model in the US. I might way until that happens to jump in on this.

Yup, D3 killed my interest in this game. And, overall I don't think it's quite $15 bux a month material.

Funny enough, this and Diablo 3 have about equal pull on me, but Dragon's Dogma has stolen me away from both.

Yeah, I've been playing Diablo 3 non-stop since launch. I canceled my sub for now, but definitely enjoyed the ride so far.

So glad to see that there's a GWJ guild. I just picked Tera up from the huge Amazon sale. It's my first MMO. Loving it so far.

PWAlessi wrote:

So glad to see that there's a GWJ guild. I just picked Tera up from the huge Amazon sale. It's my first MMO. Loving it so far.

Yeah the combat is really good. Warriors anyway

Wish I hadn't missed the Amazon sale on this one. When I found out about it a day late, it made it that much harder to justify paying full price. Game looks fun though, and I've heard good things.

Is the GWJ guild still active? I'm having a hard to finding people to play with. I made lvl 20 tonight, so I got to use the instance joiner thingy to group up with some people and that was cool. I'd like to do more co-op instead of just soloing everything.

Thanks!

Yeah, the GWJ guild isn't very active... although you're free to join us for the static group. We could certainly use more players. Check in with this thread

http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...

aphesian wrote:

Wish I hadn't missed the Amazon sale on this one. When I found out about it a day late, it made it that much harder to justify paying full price. Game looks fun though, and I've heard good things.

Though not as good as the Amazon deal, I have two codes to get 25% off the game at the Tera store.
Feel free to use them

Your 25% Off Discount Code:
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The downside is that the codes expire by May 31 from what I am reading

I know I'm not the only one playing Tera, right?

Anyway, i've be doing some crafting. I've heard a lot of people saying that you really shouldn't craft until the end game, but I've crafted some stuff that's lasted a pretty long time.

PWAlessi wrote:

I know I'm not the only one playing Tera, right?

Anyway, i've be doing some crafting. I've heard a lot of people saying that you really shouldn't craft until the end game, but I've crafted some stuff that's lasted a pretty long time.

I'm still playing it and still enjoying it a ton. I'd join the static group but my schedule makes it impossible to commit to anything, so I'm also unlikely to see much about the game but soloable content. That's still plenty of fun, especially taking out BAMs on my warrior. The combat should be copied by every MMO in development.

Tera is beginning free 7 day trials for new accounts if anyone is interested