TERA is a free-to-play fantasy MMORPG from developer Bluehole Studios, and publishers En Masse Entertainment and Gameforge. In TERA the world is under siege by otherworldly beings that destroy and reshape everything in their path. While gods squabble and evil rises in every corner, the players must stand together against the onslaught and save their world.
True action combat is the main draw here. TERA takes typical MMORPG combat to the next level with enhanced aiming, dodging, and tactical timing to create intense and rewarding combat. For example, to avoid getting hit in combat, players must dodge attacks instead of simply standing in place and relying on arbitrary armor or skill ratings. TERA is free-to-play, with an optional premium subscription available.
TERA is free-to-play, with an optional premium subscription available.
The latest TERA producer's letter has been published on the official site that gives players a forward look at what's coming in the forthcoming weeks and months. Most notably, several servers will be merged on September 7th that will morph into a new type of North American server that only allows PvP at max level.
From now through September 20th, TERA players have a trio of summer-themed events to take part in: Bamarama, Rootstock and Pond Faire.
TERA fans of flying will be happy to hear that new zones will be added to the flight path with the August 9th update. Six new areas will become 'flyable', most located in Southern Shara. In addition, the Castle Aranea dungeon will open up for players of level 65 and iLevel 330.
After the initial excitement about a recent survey sent out by En Masse Entertainment seeking input from console owners, we reached out to the devs to find out if a new version of the game would be heading our way soon. We received a reply from En Masse.
BlueHole and En Masse Entertainment have sent out an email to TERA users to complete a survey. This seems to indicate that perhaps a console version of the game is being considered.
Gameforge has published an announcement to let TERA EU players know that server merges are coming on August 30th. Under the current plan, there will be one PvP server and one each English, French and German servers. Players will need to read up on the requirements for merges which can be done by visiting the TERA EU site.
TERA players are invited to head into the game to take part in a new event called TERA Mongo. The idea is for players to hunt down and kill Mongos, monsters that can appear in strange places. Finding and killing these creatures can yield enchanting materials and cosmetic items. Uncommon and rare Mongos can also drop a mount.
TERA players will want to check in now that the Aces Wild update has been deployed to all TERA servers. The update brings a number of feature enhancements, bug fixes and quality of life improvements to the game including class balance changes, more flight zones for flying mounts, dedicated storage of players' cosmetic items and more.
En Masse Entertainment has announced that the Aces Wild update to TERA will be released on July 7th. New content will include a new 5-player dungeon called 'Manglemire', updated challenges in Dreadspire and something called the "Ace System" that allows players to complete dungeons solo "with escalating objectives for rankings and rewards".
The TERA EU site has a new post that reveals the first information and screens from the upcoming battleground called Kumas Royale. Entering Kumas Royal will transform players into baby kumases that will spend three rounds duking it out for supremacy. At the beginning of each round, one player will take on the 'Kumas Boss' with others either protecting or attempting to take down the opposition's boss.