Originally Posted by XIIAlexIIX
Hm is this game better than WoW or both the same?
From someone who plays both, they've got their pros and cons. Actually, the whole feel of the two games are completely different. This one is definitely more action-oriented, and WoW is more of a classic MMORPG.
Personally, I'm more partial to WoW because there's more variety as far as classes and playstyles and it gives you the freedom to switch between roles within the class so you don't have to roll a completely new character. One of the things I've realized in Tera that I don't particularly like is how you really are limited to one playstyle per character. You can't play a Priest who can queue as a DPS; you can't switch from tank-lancer to dps-lancer. The only real class who can are Warriors who can DPS or tank. Another thing that I don't really enjoy as much are the repetitive quests. You can argue that WoW suffers the same thing, but they offer things like interesting mobiles to use (firing cannons to stop a naga invasion in Azshara or sitting on top of a shark, punching its face until it gives up in the Krasarang Wilds) and interesting mini plots (I can't get over the Blasted Lands quest where you go through three different interpretations of Deathwing's destruction and you end up having to pick a female companion to have a date with -- one being a male Blood Elf LOL.)
What I do
enjoy is the combat system in Tera. After playing WoW over the past two years, targetting+going over your rotation kinda gets boring. Sure, you can play a proc-based class and have fun mashing buttons, but Tera offers a more action-oriented system. In fact, they have the option to play with a controller to really get in the feel for it. Another, obvious, thing is how much better the graphics are. I don't think I have to say anything about it -- Tera is gorgeous.
I would love
to compare end-games (in fact, I'm dying to). But I haven't gotten any further than 23 yet. I've been off the "asian MMO" grind for a while now so I don't have the tenacity/patience to play for long amounts of time. In fact, most of the time I'm just tabbed out looking at the armor sets for the classes/races online so I can start planning my alt. End-gaming in World of Warcraft is pretty much boiled down to raiding, PvP (either BGs, RBGs, or Arenas), achievements, and vanity-hoarding (farming classic dungeons solo-duo style to build an appealing armor set). Honestly, the fun is all in the raiding and PvP because it's the big thing that WoW is known for.
You'll hear lots of things from both sides (thank you, Trade chat/Global). It really is more of a taste thing and what you find appealing in an MMORPG. Tera is now F2P and WoW has the trial-to-20 deal; might as well get a taste of both of them!