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Packeteers
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reply to TheThing

Re: [Official] Tera Online Thread

cosmetic items from cash shops or game achievements is a common element of most MMOs including GW2 so obviously a lot of players like having them. at least it's better for game balance and fairness than the pay to win shop of OP items you saw being sold in D3. We won't know how new instances will get implemented in USA till they are. at least we are getting them long before the Euro servers do.

In my case, since I already have a t13 masterpiece pvP armor chest that i can potentially take up to +12, this means I won't "look" any different for the foreseeable future, so having a novelty skin like a bikini once in a while helps break the monotony of seeing the same looking avatar constantly. as for the glasses - you are right, they are kind of silly because anyone can just buy them at the cash shop, so they don't show off any real in game achievement beyond just dumb luck.

It's unfair to compare to Korea for a 2 major reasons; they are a year ahead with a different language and game culture. and Korea's ISPs are triple the average speed and a third the Latency of North America, in a country the size of Kentucky. load balancing 30 highly interactive players in the same instance is a lot harder in NA than Korea. enmasse moved it's hosting from Illinois(central) to Washington(pacific) so that didn't make life for atlantic coast players like me any easier.

Honestly, I'm not thrilled with Tera's instance/event handling either, as NA cut & paste Nexus world-boss events from Korea and look what a laggy mess those turned out to be. a few minor adjustments to how the minions spawn and debuffs are spread would cut this problem dramatically, yet after Months of player complaints they have changed nothing. my guess is the developers who wrote the nexus programming no longer works for enmasse so nobody is qualified to modify the code. considering enmasse just laid off a bunch of employees, it's a miracle we are getting to see any major changes at all.


TheThing

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honestly I hope Tera doesn't Tank... that would be terrible

what's causing it... WoW?

WoW is so boring... I play for 15 minutes and log

I'm afraid tera is going to die before bgs even get rolling


Packeteers
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Tera won't die anytime soon since it's target play style is still hard to duplicated in other MMOs, however the population is far lower (most mmo sees this a few months after launch) and enmasse should merge server populations together (especially since player and guild names are already unique to all NA servers). Right now there is a mass exodus of pvP players from other servers to VoT because many active guilds are simply not going to wait for enmasse to act. enmasse mistakenly thinks that instances and events being cross server is enough for player cohesion, but they are wrong. I know many guilds who moved because of battlegrounds - they want to be sure their 15 man team is made of their own guild's actives talking on the same vent channel, not a rabble of pugs from other servers they have to contend with.

you probably won't see flaming skins because glow already comes from +7 thru +12 over enchanting, so it would be unfair to players that made those, if you put out a skin that flamed or glowed even with a +0 weapon.


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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chronoscrolls been hovering around 1300g

banking those months... lol

hopefully Tera fan base will be as dedicated as EVE fans

then it'll last forever even if less servers


I AM
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Give me a freakin scroll! lol.


TheThing

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I buy them with gold

But... Packeteers correct me if I'm wrong...

Once you purchase them off the brokerage they are not tradeable, and can't be sold again, or transfered

I would definitely give you a month, but I don't think I am able to... what you think packeteers?

you might have to bite the bullet and pay for your first month back, set renewal to manual, and then buy one, and never pay again


Packeteers
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correct, time scrolls can only be resold thru the gold based brokerage by the original dollar purchaser. regardless, even if you could give I AM a scroll, he'd still have to pay for a Month just to get back in game to use the scroll, which is unlikely as he's pretty focused on GW2 now. thething if you want to play 1080p windowed, let me know and i'll teach you how to edit your INI files for it. personally i don't like playing games in full screen as there are too many other things i need to do with my PC. BTW there is a fukton of more stuff included in next week's aug'22 update besides that 15x15 instance - we are all just waiting for enmasse to post the final patch notes.