Originally Posted by SlowBro
i thought RK was NA, that was just a quick playtest that just happened to be on EU
Alright, new info out around it. For starters, its scheduled release is in 3 months on May 1st 2012.
This game is absolutely breathtaking. You have not seen a game thus far with such beauty. From the characters, to the monsters, to the spells, to the environment, everything visually will entrance you and bring you into this world.
Alright, TERA online is a 3D 3rd person MMORPG featuring 7 playable races with 8 playable classes. There is no multiple factions in this game, so everyone can speak with everyone, and pvp will be dependent on the server you're on, and your willingness to accept combat.
This game has quite a few features that make it stand out. Amongst them, the top 2 are its combat system, and its political system.
It's combat is exactly what they call it "real action combat", meaning if you don't actually jump out of the way of an attack, you're going to get hit. If you don't hit that block button, you will not block. It has an aiming system that will put a reticle in the center of your screen, and wherever that reticle points, is where your attacks go. Gone are the days of tab targeting and your attacks automatically hitting your targets. This is a truly skill based game.
Second on its highlight list, is it's political system. For the short of it, basically, players control territories inside the countries of the game. You can rule these territories through justice, or tyranny. Leaders have the heavy task of controlling taxes, shops that are open/closed, and so on. They also have to undergo daunting tasks in order to rack up enough points to continue being the leader. It's like the saying goes, with power comes responsibility.
Tera is a PC only game that will give you the option of using a keyboard and mouse, playstation 3 controller, or xbox 360 controller if you should so choose.
They are about to do a beta test this weekend, followed bi-weekly until release afterwards.
Closed Beta Test 1: February 10 – 12
Closed Beta Test 2: February 24 – 26
Closed Beta Test 3: March 9 – 11
Closed Beta Test 4: March 23 – 25
Closed Beta Test 5: April 6 – 8
Open Beta Test: April 19 – 22
Head Start: April 28 – May 1
Pre-order bonuses are:
En Masse exclusive White Stallion Mount
Bonus Equippable Items
Lvl 10 City Wheel Earrings and Lvl 35 Seren's Sand Ring
Access to all Beta Tests
Includes retention of character progress throughout all betas
Early Name Reservation
Create a character and reserve your name before launch
Servers open April 28th for pre-order accounts
You can get in on all the beta tests for sure right now by pre-ordering.
You also have a chance at getting in on some of the betas by going TERA Beta Sign-Up - TERA
and simply putting in your email address to possibly have a code sent to you.
My suggestion for those who are capable of affording $5, is go to gamestop and put down a pre-order for it to receive a beta code and get to test out the game. You can decide here whether or not you want the game, without having to pay full price on it.
Otherwise you can pre-order the full digital download by going to En Masse Entertainment Store - Welcome
I'll post up some video's that I'm sure will appear starting this weekend. Keep your eye's peeled folks. This game is going to be awesome.