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Krisnatharok
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Re: [Official] Tera Online Thread

Definitely Rift-level visuals, a combat system that's a mixture of Dragon Age 2, The Witcher 2, and some manual targeting, and MMO mechanics (jury's out on how good they are, still low-level).

I get about 60-75 FPS with a GTX 580 and everything maxed.

Gonna be putting my screen caps here: »picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?u···at=email

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Yeah it gets harder after 20. First 20 levels I think is just teaching us mechanics and is not hard. AI from a level 19 and level 20 I found is different. Which server you on?


Krisnatharok
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Got onto Serpent Isle. I actually conned Insanebeaver into pre-ordering it last night as well, but I went to bed before i finished downloading.


Krisnatharok
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Also, it looks like everyone and their brother is a warrior, despite it saying that class requires the most skill. I may reroll into a magic class or a tank.
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Yeah I see tons of warriors no beserkers. I'm on the other server I'll hop over.


I AM
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Or you can hop over I"m level 22 haha.


Krisnatharok
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yeah i'll reroll.


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Ok. I'mma hop on Serpentine. Rolled in some 10 vs 10 Deathmatch on my warrior.....Lets just say I was humbled.

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Pretty, but I'll be skipping it. For starters the characters have that touch of "gay", Aion was bad enough and I played that for 1.5 years but this one takes it to the next level. The female characters are pretty ridiculous. Second, the game is mostly your typical kill and quest, but Im sure it being a Korean game there is grind in there somewhere. The game doesnt get good until after 20 from a combat standpoint, so thats 20 levels of meh. THe final point is there wont be any world type PvP in this game at launch or anytime soon after, so if you want PvP this isnt the game to play.


Goggalor
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I tried it out yesterday for about an hour and just did not dig it. The movement speed in-combat just feels too slow compared to your movement speed outside of combat. Also, the quests are annoying in that they do not show a general area where creatures might be (looked for about 10 minutes for a named monster and never did find the guy) or even give you a general direction in the text in the logbook.
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I AM
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I'll give a written review and a video review later on this week.


Krisnatharok
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said by Goggalor:

Also, the quests are annoying in that they do not show a general area where creatures might be (looked for about 10 minutes for a named monster and never did find the guy) or even give you a general direction in the text in the logbook.

If you bring up your cursor (alt), you'll find that the names of NPCs you have to find/kill/whatever are hyperlinked. Click on them and it will show you the spot or area they are located in.
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Goggalor
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said by Krisnatharok:

If you bring up your cursor (alt), you'll find that the names of NPCs you have to find/kill/whatever are hyperlinked. Click on them and it will show you the spot or area they are located in.

Oh well, I cannot try it now since this beta phase is over, though, that would have been helpful to have known yesterday. Thanks Kris.


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Gameplay takes off at 20 as well. First 20 levels I think they are just teaching you mechanics of the game. I thought I was bad at 21 and would take on two 22 orcans. I had to bandage and heal up after every fight and was near death.


Krisnatharok
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said by Goggalor:

said by Krisnatharok:

If you bring up your cursor (alt), you'll find that the names of NPCs you have to find/kill/whatever are hyperlinked. Click on them and it will show you the spot or area they are located in.

Oh well, I cannot try it now since this beta phase is over, though, that would have been helpful to have known yesterday. Thanks Kris.

Well, now you know for the next one!
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1st Closed Beta Review
Before I got into this review I’ll just give a brief history of my MMO experience. I played WoW about 2 months after release until this present day. I played more hardcore during Vanilla and on and off after BC because I got married. Other MMO’s that I got into were LOTRO, AOC and also Aion. I won’t go into too much details but those are other MMO’s I have played in depth and will use them as a reference. I don’t consider myself an Elitist or Hardcore gamer. I enjoy games and play them the best I can. I’m just breaking down this review as whatever comes up to my mind so there probably will not be a whole lot of organization.

Gameplay: 10/10
I’ll be honest the first 5-10 minutes I thought to myself, “Wow this game sucks.” But after getting use to the movement, combat, and new skills (very important) I have to say this game succeeded were AoC failed. I’ll try briefly explain how combat works. You get a starter move somewhat like an auto-attack that you must click. This move attacks and also adds mana to your pool. The mana system for the classes I played (Warrior, Slayer, Beserker) works almost like the rage system in WoW. Attack to build up mana and then you can hot key a new skill that must be directed at the target. Pretty fun actually. For movement classes you can roll to dodge attacks but it has a cd; and for tanking classes you have a blocking skill that you must use to block, both skills take mana. Later on as you start chaining attacks you have an opening move that triggers other skills which you can use spacebar to activate. This helps a lot when you are doing a lot of movement. This is the best combat system I’ve played in an MMO.

World: 8/10
It is an Open World game and not instanced. I compare the world to Aion’s world. You can run zone to zone but there are also channels. Which is nice I was camping a boss for quest with a group that was being waited by other groups as well. We changed channels and there he was killed and left. It has a channel system like Aion and Guild Wars.

AI: 9/10
There is an AI jump from level 19 mobs to level 20 mobs. Lower level mobs do simple attacks and are just plainly dumb as you run around them smacking them. I was quite in shock when I was level 21 and decided this game is too easy I’ll jump a zone ahead and go kill some level 22 Orcans. The movement of the Mobs changed and they had additional skills (knockdowns etc).

Questing: 7.5/10
Nothing innovative. Kill 10 fairies gather 5 corpses kind of stuff. What I did find nice is that the questing system reminded me of LOTRO a little. There is a main story quest line and than there are Zone quests. So there is an overall quest line that takes you from node to node, zone to zone, but those places have quests tied to those areas. The Story quest line usually has a nice shiny reward at the end as zone quests are mainly just to help with exp. It also had a nice feature like Aion where you can click on name of Mobs or Named Mobs and it would highlight on your map where you could find those mobs. For all the fears of this game being very Korean grindy it was not at all for this Beta. Level cap was set to 22 and limited to two characters. I hit cap on my warrior and level 17 on my Beserker all in a weekend. If I didn’t pvp on my warrior I would have hit cap on my Beserker as well.

PVP: 10/10
Battleground were not available for this Beta Phase but I did get into some 10 on 10 death matches. Pretty much how it worked was a giant duel. You create party and fight another party until everyone is dead. My first toon was a warrior (a dodge tank) and I thought to myself meh I can dps enough to own in PvP. Boy did I get my butt handed too me. My group had two warriors and we couldn’t dps enough through heals and got owned pretty bad. Class roles matter a lot, no hybrids trying to DPS in here. I felt like when I first pvp back on Vanilla WoW. I didn’t know what I was doing. Movement really matters for the first time in an MMO; though movement is really crucial in WoW, I won’t argue that. We’ll have too see how Battlegrounds are.

Dungeons/Grouping: N/A
I didn’t get a chance to run the level 20 dungeon. After getting my butt handed to me in PvP I rerolled and didn’t get a chance too. But everyone in my guild was really impressed.

UI/Chatting: 7/10
Nothing innovative either. The UI and Chatting system to me is a hybrid of something you would find in Aion and Guild Wars. I’m so use to WoW’s chatting system that whenever I play a different MMO I can never get comfortable with it. Bars are easy to move through options and keybinding is very easy.

Talent System: 7/10
Now I could be wrong on this. I didn’t read much about the game going in and was pretty much doing everything blindly. This is from my point of view how the talent system works. Every class is awarded the same skills. Where they differ is what you glyph certain skills to do. Such as on my warrior I could glyph one of my skills so that my roll skill had a shorter CD. I could also glyph so my other skill generated more threat so I can hold agro to tank. You are limited to glyph points so you can’t glyph everything and thus creating your “spec”. But like I said I could be wrong.

Community: 5/10
I don’t know if it was the IGN premium trolls or what but the community reminded me of Aion early on. A bunch of trolls comparing it to WoW or any other existing MMO. I will say though for every idiot I met I also met a nice person. A lot of people in the beta were impressed and the trolls were not were the level 4’s who were just complaining. Anyone who got to level 20+ enjoyed the game a lot.

Music: 5/10
Music is meh. Voice overs were corny. They were like an Asian dubbed movie where the lips and voices didn’t sync. I don’t play to listen to the music of games much as I usually have a Sports Podcast on.

Visual: 9/10
Even without the HD texture in this Beta the game looks great. Art style is a personal preference but for me I thought the game was very beautiful. From the landscapes, armor, weapons and mobs everything looked great, if of course you like the art direction of this game.

Performance: 5/10
The game runs on the Unreal game engine. I know it’s Beta but the game ran like crap on my PC (Amd FX-6100, 2xHD 6850). I run BF3 on Ultra Settings with no hiccups. It could be that it is not supporting SLI/Crossfire in Beta. I was dropping to like 10 fps in the big city. Serious?

Expectations Overall: 9/10
I followed the game on and off for about a Year. I lost hope in it as it took so long to come over but I have to say I am IMPRESSED. En Masse did a great job Westernizing the game, it does not feel like a Korean MMO grind at all. Combat is awesome. Some MMO reviewers are saying bad things about this game but until you hit level 20 I do not believe you have an understanding of how the game is to be played or what the developers are pushing for. I think this game is a sleeper lost in the shuffle of SWTOR and GW2. It could do surprisingly well. The combat is certainly innovative it all depends now on the battlegrounds and dungeons later on.

I will try to get a video walkthrough later on this week. I have to do some editing. I work fulltime, wife fulltime with Vday tomorrow, school part time so give me a minute haha.


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said by Shatter:

The game doesnt get good until after 20 from a combat standpoint, so thats 20 levels of meh.

It's not that the first 20 level are meh. It's that the first 20 levels are pretty faceroll and you never are in danger much of dying.


Krisnatharok
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Even at level 8, when I was questing with insane, I was noticing that his big, long wind-up attacks (what, Berserker? Slayer?) were being dodged by the two-headed dogs.

It was pretty funny to watch the mob anticipate and evade him until I started pewpewing with my priest.
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Goggalor
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What weapon was he swinging? Slayers use greatswords, while Zerks use greataxes.


Krisnatharok
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Berserker then. The one that instantly became twice as long when he's swinging it compared to being on his bakc.


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What games come down to is, "Is it fun?" That's all there is too it in determining if a game is good. WoW was very fun for most of us for a long time and is still fun. I tell you this, TERA is fun. I think WoW's combat was revolutionary at the time even though there was other games like it (Everquest). Tera's game play is revolutionary.


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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqCanPGA···youtu.be


Here's me playing some Beserker at level 10. Sorry I'm not the greatest to ever live.

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said by I AM:

What games come down to is, "Is it fun?" That's all there is too it in determining if a game is good. WoW was very fun for most of us for a long time and is still fun. I tell you this, TERA is fun. I think WoW's combat was revolutionary at the time even though there was other games like it (Everquest). Tera's game play is revolutionary.

So what makes Tera's gameplay revolutionary? What is different about Tera compared to WOW, Rift, TOR, etc that makes it unique and worth playing? My understanding is it is more of the same ole same ole, please explain why its different. Not trolling, serious question.


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I don't think you're trolling. There is not locked on target. There is no auto attack. Every skill and spell must be targeted. There is a cross hair like a FPS that you use to aim your skill. You can move, roll and hop back to avoid attacks as well.


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said by I AM:

Every skill and spell must be targeted. There is a cross hair like a FPS that you use to aim your skill. You can move, roll and hop back to avoid attacks as well.

That sounds like everyone is going to be bunny hopping all over the place and twitching left and right constantly. Max Headroom, the game.


Treebark
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Nice vid, this game's combat looks epic and you are only lvl 10. Does it have the same professions grind as WoW?


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Do you mean like Alchemy, Blacksmithing, etc? Yes. From what I heard from other guildies was that it was $$$. I compare the crafting to a little bit like Aions and also for Gathering. You can gather everything from ores, herbs, to other stuff. You don't need a mining pick and stuff like that.

Pros:
- Great Combat - targeting system and active dodging.
- Breaks away from the norm with class rotations. Yes there are "rotations" but sometimes you have to react to the situation and use the skill best for that situation.
- Great Visuals
- Easy to Learn Interface and easy to customize Interface without third party addons.
- Insant Mount CAST TIME! Epic.
- Multi-player Deathmatch or as I would like to call it Multi-player dueling system. You can duel one on one or 10 on 10!

Cons:
- Escort quest NPC's walk so slow!
- There's a delay when you fall a great distance. Your toon has to gather himself a little bit before you can run again. Which is realistic I guess
- Traditional questing system. Though I'm not sure how we can break from this in a MMO.

TBD:
- Battlegrounds (Next Beta)
- Endgame Content
- Dungeons (I didn't have enough time to run one but people said it was pretty fun)

Interesting Aspects:
- There is only one faction. I haven't really looked into it but I think on PvP servers you can gank anyone that is not a part of your guild. I'm not 100% sure. I might have to do some research or I believe the next beta will have a PvP server.
- Player run Government System. You can run for a "Goverment Offical" type thing in the game. You can do this from your guild promoting you, Winning and being Rewarded in PVP, or running campaigns how you will lower taxes or help the community. Interesting.


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Video done will try to upload tonight.


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Alright guys. Here's the videos as I promised. I tried to cover some basic questions about the games. First part is more character creation and beginning gameplay. Second part covers more info. Sorry volume is low, you can turn it up =)

First Part - More of Character Creation and Starting Up

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNbzp0pa···youtu.be


Second Part - Questing, Gameplay Mechanics, Quick Overview of Guilds, Achievements, Class Trainers, Talent System, Container, Auction House, and Banking System

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZBjXCZL···youtu.be


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wish i could be playing this right now!!!
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