16. May 2012 14:28
TERA is rather unique compared to other MMOs in that it has a political system where players can run for office to become a Vanarch. Vanarchs manage their province for 3 weeks. To become a Vanarch a player must:
- Be at least level 50
- Be leader of a level three guild with at least 20 members
- Pay a candidacy fee of 3,000 gold and 100 Catharnach awards
Once elected and appointed, vanarchs have a number of responsibilities to their provinces including
- Raise or lower individual tax rates on several categories of transactions. Any gold you earn as a result is yours to keep!
- Open specialty shops, with items not available anywhere else.
- Add skill trainers in remote locations, allowing characters to stay in your province and spend more gold more often.
- Upgrade the abilities of stamina restoring clerics—something which may come in handy if somebody dies on your watch due to "friendly fire."
- Enable access to trade brokers on certain continents.
- Adjust the PvP settings for your province on certain continents (and only on PvP servers, of course).
To learn more about TERAs political system visit: http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/endgame/political-system
4. May 2012 08:49
GameBreaker.tv This Week In MMO discusses the Elder Scrolls MMO as well as TERA post release. We learn that that the new Elder Scrolls MMO, will occur 1000 years prior to Skyrim, it will have 3 factions fighting over control of the Empire, with PvP and questing dynamic events. There was also an open discussion about the combat style. At this point we are not sure if Elder Scrolls MMO will offer action style combat similar to Skyrim or if it will offer a traditional skill quick bar.
1. May 2012 16:24
May 1 has arrived and after months of controversy and mixed Beta reviews TERA has officially launched! Its not unusual for freshly launched games to experience some issues and TERA is no exception. Some players are encountering issues that are preventing them from enjoying the game. En Masse is "actively working to resolve them."
Meanwhile En Masse has released this new TERA Launch Trailer. One thing I have to say is they sure know how to make good trailers.
23. April 2012 14:39
It seems that the European version of TERA will no longer feature blood effects. This 253 page thread
shows just how frustrated players are about this censorship. I feel there was probably some logical reason that probably has something to do with the European PEGI rating system, however with the lawsuit and poor launch in Asia this game does not need any more bad news.
20. April 2012 15:19
MoreMMO readers will know that I really like TERA trailers. Here is a new one showcasing the Island of Dawn starting area.
"Want an early taste of TERA's beautiful world and visceral combat? Check out this trailer of the game's all-new playable prologue. As TERA begins, the first explorers to the mysterious Island of Dawn are shipwrecked and attacked by demons the moment they land. After reaching the beach, you'll have to struggle to regroup before the demons descend upon the survivors."
7. February 2012 09:22
TERA just can't get any positive news lately. Today we learn that customers who have pre-ordered TERA are having difficulty getting pre-order game codes. Although En Masse is currently working on a resolution and promises to distribute the codes just as soon as possible.
Source: En Masse Press Release
17. January 2012 09:44
TERA is one of those MMOs that has me a bit intrigued. On one hand the game is already launched in Korea in 2011 to mixed reviews. On the other hand the game strives to be a AAA MMO with some interesting game mechanics, combat and graphics. I am going to keep my mind open until I have an opportunity to try the game. For those of you interested in TERA you can now sing up for the open beta. Alternatively you can wait until May 1st 2012 when the game will officially launch in North America (May 3rd in Europe)