you probably have a rename scroll in your game mail. when the servers merged back in november, higher level actives got priority over lower level dorment players - it's just tough luck, sorry. i even lost a name i took in prelaunch because i only got it to level 13, while someone on another server months later took that same name to 60. the best way to find out if a name is still taken is to use character creation and try each name you want on a new level 0, then delete that character and the name will be released for use within a minute, and you can then get it through your rename scroll on the higher level avatar you wanted it for. i'm not sure how the rename scroll resets if the names you try are already taken, but i guess you could try it that way too - i just don't like to risk it as i like trying a lot of different names to see which are still free, then pick amoung them. if you use the rename scroll, the moment you try a name that's free you are now stuck with it.
Got my account up and running again. Used to play on Basilisks Crag, made it to 60 on priest and warrior is 52ish, I quit before the battlegrounds and queen of argile or whatever patch, so I'm interested in trying that stuff out. I guess I'm on whatever the pvp server is now, and luckily I kept my old names after the rename.
F2P starts Feb'5th in EU (confirmed), and in US (not confirmed). a 3v3 pvP BG, and at least one new instance dungeon will be added. Spellbind(green powder) and MW Alkahest(pink powder) may be removed from NPC and will only come from RNG drops. this is also unconfirmed but very likely. i would not recommend stocking up on powder beyond your own near future needs, as it's likely both powder will drop increase enough for the price to stabilize.
if you have over 2,000g on your character, and wish to add a Month sub time for Elite status, you can open a support ticket, ask for a Month to be added and 2,000g in payment to be deducted. this is being done manually in place of (temporarially removed) chronoscrolls.
notice the new pvE and pvP servers being added new players who never paid for this game will be discoraged from joining old founder/elite servers as new free players will be subject to longer wait ques on old servers... this would seem a logical approach, and keep established servers from being overwhelmed with total tera game newbies and free gaming trolls.
NOTICE: Servers will be down for over 24 hours next week!
JUST CONFIRMED: MW Alkahest (pink +10-12 powder) will be removed from NPC and drop in stacks by RNG from Bosses and events. stacks will not be distributed to all party members, rather whoever RNG that drop gets it all. there is still no decision made on the fate of Spellbind (green modifyer locking powder), or intricate identification scrolls (used to change modifiers on already masterworked items).
The timing of the enchanting luck change is great for me, as i have my fodder and powder save up to +12 my regent weapon.
I hate to say it, but many of these changes were LONG overdue. players have been complaining since game launch on some of them.
I should be 161 by next weekend... then i'll have to grind SG 100-200 times - till i get my own 6% neck... that will be lovely
UPDATE - the above patch notes were originally incomplete, »tera.enmasse.com/news/patch-note ··· ditional so this f2p patch includes most of the skill changes ktera got in Nov as mystic i'm glad since these improve my self heal, crowd control and Aura range all long overdue mystic issues. now if they only made our pets more useful...
Was there any information that the subs would be cancelled automatically?
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since the game is free to play, subs are now optional for maintaining Elite status only, so naturally they are cancelling all recurring subscriptions unless you specify you wish to continue it.
players are so funny... someone bought ALL the gold t14 weapon fodder before the update, and is trying to sell it back into the market at double it's old price - good luck with that anyone returning to game may want to give the market a few days for the economy to settle down - things could get temporarily weird with this new normal.
FYI: i got my weapon from +6 to +12 with only 40 gold fodder, which by prepatch standards is VERY lucky...
returning 60's should visit Allemantheia - there's a new set of quests waiting for you there.
I sincerely wish this game went F2P from the start. I would have never left.
Now that I have left, I am brainwashed by GW2 and may not be able to come back.
I will give it a shot. But no guarantees. Path of Exile and GW2 have both earned "must play" status for me. Earning my game time will be difficult... but I will give Tera a go around again at least for a bit and see what happens!
ESO take note... this will be your future if you intially go P2P.
new ingame cash shop is finally working and offers account service items like race and name change. items are tradeable with players using game gold. while many cash shop items make play more efficient, no item makes any character stronger over another.
the only downside i see to the cash shop is it adds a lot of trade spam, since players are reluctant to buy and broker these items till they get buy offers. i would not pay more than 1g per EMP for items already in game, or 1.5g per EMP for unique to cash shop stuff.
double drop weekend starts at Noon today PST. it only doubles instance dungeon boss drops. post update egg thief mobs have been removed. remember, Nexus times are 12pm and 7pm PST