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TERA Forum » General Discussion » Why is Tera not more popular?

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  sumdumguy1

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Joined: 2/20/11
Posts: 903

9/29/13 10:54:01 AM#121
When I hit level 20 ish, the game started feeling different in a bad way to me.  Somewhere in the mid 30's I just couldn't take the game anymore.  I wasn't drawn in or motivated in any way to continue to play the game and just stopped.
  flizzer

Hard Core Member

Joined: 11/10/12
Posts: 1371

9/29/13 10:57:44 AM#122
Originally posted by wormed
Anyone who says GW2 has superior graphics to TERA needs their eyes checked.

No problem with my eyes (recently checked) and I find GW2 superior.  This is, after all, subjective so I suppose it is useless to argue about.  In almost every way, including graphics, do I prefer GW2. 

 

Tera has one of the worst examples of themepark questing.  Unlike so many others I actually don't love the combat.  Just seems my character does this crazy dance trying to hit everything in sight. The game is bright but that doesn't equate to amazing graphics. The story?   Well, not much there.   I was just never motivated to continue far into the game.  And the community was horrible, maybe one of the worst I experienced.  And the Elins......Horrible.  One of the reasons I try to avoid games with heavy Asian influence.  There is a different esthetic over there that I don't like.   Much prefer Western oriented MMOs and single player games.  

  Jockan

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/03/08
Posts: 4284

Playing TERA: Fate Of Auron

9/29/13 11:52:14 AM#123
Originally posted by Wrender
Terra is the only mmo out there where once you get used to the interface you can hit cntrl-Z and play the game completely without an interface and trust me... it's some heart pumping and adrenaline ass kicking action...it is utterly awesome!

 

  eHug

Apprentice Member

Joined: 1/30/12
Posts: 216

10/03/13 8:45:35 AM#124
Originally posted by Thomson

I've played Tera now roughly 2 month after having it played during a korean beta
and very shortly during release. Playing in EU (Gameforge) on a PVP server.
There are quite a few reasons why the game might not be popular.

GameForge is one of the reasons for sure. I've never seen a staff that tries so hard to frustrate their players like that company. And it's not just Tera, but they also failed at providing players of other titles like Aion with an acceptable experience.


1. Art Style
Some might like it but many won't. It's just not the kind of style
we are used to. The little girl and cute panda style attracts
a weird crowd. (speaking of Europe)

The world is done beautifully, there are many zones that look totally different, there are not many games that have a world that looks anywhere as decent as Teras. Plus I wouldn't call anime/manga fans a weird crowd just because they like a different - more polished - art style. If you ask me, the people that prefer low res textures and trashy comic graphics like in WoW over the polished art style in Tera are the weird ones (;

2. Performance
The Unreal 3 engine is one of the best engines on the market and therefore
the game has very high resolution textures and neat particle effect.
But the game features a horrible UI which is based on autodesk scaleform
and is one of the reasons the game has terrible perfomance.
I myself have a machine that would be consideres high-end by most and
during Nexus my fps drop down to 10 and below 20 happens quite often in PVE.

If you still have these fps drops to 10 after they revamped nexus to have a limit of 100 players you might want to think about a system update. My i5 3570/660GT, clearly not high end hardware gives me constant 20+ nexus fps w/ high graphics settings. The engine doesn't handle 300+ ppl in the same area spamming skills at the same time, but I didn't see that happene ever since the nexus revamp.


3. Community (Killian PvP)
The community is just a pain. The open world pvp consists only of spiteful ganking.
The chat is filled with hate and horrible trashtalk about little loli girls.
People are rude, there is no battleground where people don't flame eachother and
atleast one person spamming with capslock. 4chan is quite similar at times.

Open world ganking on Killian? I spent weeks trying to find that. The open world is nearly completely dead at endgame, there's no pvp out there after the developers removed any need to leave safe zone. The game is all about very few instances, the rest was nerfed to crap. As for the chat, welcome to nearly every F2P mmo(rpg), I yet have to see a f2p title where people don't behave like [censored]s. Most people disable global chat right away and create a tab that just has local chat/group chat/guild chat/raid chat.

4. Bugs
Bugs everywhere, from monsters spawning on top of each other, gathering nodes being
unreachable or invisible to holes where you can look below the world.
There are also some heavy bugs such as server crashes during a battleground can get you
stuck within that battleground unable to leave after relog.
Also plenty of invisible walls, ui clipping bugs and textures without collision detection.
On top of that there are still some client crashes.

I am surprised to hear that. I am playing the game since open beta. I fell below the floor once. I never saw mobs spawning on top of each other, all gathering nodes were reachable (my client crashed a few times during gathering, though) and I don't know where those holes are supposed to be. The invisible walls at some locations are annoying, but that's because the game actually does server side checks on simplified objects. It's not like GW2 or SWTOR where you can use hacks to walks through walls, port anywhere etc. I personally find those walls acceptable since they make those hacks impossible.

5. Content
There is a serious lack of content. The "endgame" boss being MCHM which is a well made fight but it has been out for over a year now and other than farming more gold to buy equipment or glyphs theres not much do.
Most dungeons serve little to no purpose and the content is way too easy in 90% of all cases.
Most players who played for longer than 2 or 3 month have absolutely nothing to do anymore.

If you don't enjoy PVP, that's pretty much true. The sad part is that this was done on purpose by the developers. They removed nearly every other option the user had (eg by nerfing BAM drops, by removing decent rewards from daily quests to sell more on the item shop) and limiting the user to very few instances.

6. Leveling Experience
There are basically 2 ways to level, either grind your way up or do questing.
Grinding is boring for the obvious reason that you kill the same monsters for hours and
questing is ultra repetitive and linear. Go to hub A, take all the quests, take a stroll
around the hub and kill everything, turn in all the quests and get sent to hub B... repeat.
There is almost no variation in this formula.
Also doing dungeons with strangers is usually very slow and not rewarding.

What other ways would there be? To me it sounds like you just describe (themepark) mmorpgs in general.

7. Support / GameForge[...]

So true :(

 

  Ender4

Advanced Member

Joined: 5/18/08
Posts: 2098

10/03/13 9:04:24 AM#125

GW2 graphics are definitely better than Tera's, gotta agree with that poster. Tera does less with more in this regard. Kind of like the old school arguments comparing EQ2 to WoW where WoW had better graphics even though EQ2 used more advanced graphics.

Tera is too easy and too linear, makes for a pretty boring game. The combat system was a breath of fresh air at first but it really doesn't improve things once you get used to targeting heals etc properly. It just feels like a simplistic version of all the other MMOs out there.

  alkarionlog

Hard Core Member

Joined: 3/19/09
Posts: 1078

10/03/13 9:11:17 AM#126

reason I see tera being worse then aion was pretty much, slow combat, Aion on his tab targeting have a faster combat, gear dependent, and they say its a skill game..... also tera don't bring anything new, plus if you don't like RNG in combat you will not like this one either, I remember one time I was fighting a archer 5 lvls higher then me I couldn't kill him even I have stun locked him with luck knockdown with my slayer 4 times in a row.

 

plus again if you Played Aion you will compare both, and in the end aion took 2 years to become f2p, and tera took 1 year.

FOR HONOR, FOR FREEDOM.... and for some money.

  azonic69

Novice Member

Joined: 3/05/09
Posts: 57

10/03/13 9:21:18 AM#127
Originally posted by Deathgod881
HA! What a load of bull thats just your opinion dont go throwing it around like its a known fact some people like the elin because they're cute we all watch anime in our free time because what the hell else is there to do?

Never watched an anime and never will.

  Jockan

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/03/08
Posts: 4284

Playing TERA: Fate Of Auron

10/03/13 6:47:27 PM#128

TERA's graphics are better then any game on the market other then probably Final Fantasy Reborn. TERA is linear when you have PVE, Open PVP,  Crafting, Pet System, Alliance System and Political System?  What other themepark offers more? Linear and easy? People hit 80 in GW2 in a couple days then ask what else is there to do. 

 As for combat its not even a debate anymore. What other mmo has combat where you control everything that happens? If you miss it is because you actually missed and if you hit its because you hit. There are no dice rolls. You have to watch your enemy and time your blocks and dodges. No other mmo combat comes close to TERA's. Feel free to post a video of any mmo with better combat or graphics.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSxMJZziQE0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXLNC7w1aQA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PggCJwHliak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVYD7qtxTJI

 

As for the game being more popular it currently  has 17 servers in the west that are high status nearly all the time. Thats better then the majority of mmos out right now.

http://tera.enmasse.com/server-status

http://en.tera.gameforge.com/community/serverstatus

  DamonVile

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/22/05
Posts: 4909

10/03/13 7:03:23 PM#129
Originally posted by VastoHorde

 

As for the game being more popular it currently  has 17 servers in the west that are high status nearly all the time. Thats better then the majority of mmos out right now.

http://tera.enmasse.com/server-status

http://en.tera.gameforge.com/community/serverstatus

It's ones of those things where what you read here, really doesn't mesh with what's happening in game. Here TERA is a failed mmo that's dieing and no one wants to play it. Last night goofing around on my lvl 20 mystic I like to go to a channel with as few ppl as I can because I like to herd/kill quests. I had to move to channel 6

That wont mean much to people who don't play but the short version is.... there was a lot of people playing...there are always a lot of ppl playing at every point in the game.

The number one thing that seems to be wrong with TERA is gameforge....glad I live in NA :)

  c0exist

Apprentice Member

Joined: 1/13/13
Posts: 189

10/03/13 7:13:31 PM#130
I am curious to know if the op is still playing since its been a little over 2 months.  Im sure he knows by now why its not more popular.  I quit after 3 months from launch because the game was too easy, too solo friendly, crafting was too easy to be credible and the story was nonexistent.  Could have been great with more group play and not having to run from one hub to the next.
  Jockan

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/03/08
Posts: 4284

Playing TERA: Fate Of Auron

10/03/13 7:14:09 PM#131
Originally posted by DamonVile
Originally posted by VastoHorde

 

As for the game being more popular it currently  has 17 servers in the west that are high status nearly all the time. Thats better then the majority of mmos out right now.

http://tera.enmasse.com/server-status

http://en.tera.gameforge.com/community/serverstatus

It's ones of those things where what you read here, really doesn't mesh with what's happening in game. Here TERA is a failed mmo that's dieing and no one wants to play it. Last night goofing around on my lvl 20 mystic I like to go to a channel with as few ppl as I can because I like to herd/kill quests. I had to move to channel 6

That wont mean much to people who don't play but the short version is.... there was a lot of people playing...there are always a lot of ppl playing at every point in the game.

The number one thing that seems to be wrong with TERA is gameforge....glad I live in NA :)

 

 

I play En Masse TERA so I have no idea how it is on Gameforge. TERA in no way is a failed mmo and it certainly aint dying. Even in Korea it's at #12 when people on this site will tell you its a flop over there.

http://www.gamemeca.com/popup/ranking.php?scode=O

Its already rumored that Blue Hole is working on a sequel to TERA.

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/14/rumor-bluehole-is-recruiting-for-tera-sequel/

People here have no idea what they are talking about and if you listen to them you will never find a game to play. I had to learn that my self. You can always tell how a game is doing by how its gets content and right now TERA has gotten 3 major updates in the last 3 months. What other mmo has?

http://tera.enmasse.com/corsairs-stronghold

http://tera.enmasse.com/alliance-guide

http://tera.enmasse.com/dungeon-assault

  Yamota

Elite Member

Joined: 10/05/03
Posts: 6704

Gaming should be about fun, not gender equality.

10/03/13 7:16:17 PM#132
What killed it for me was the very poor customizability and very linear affair of it all.
  Vorch

Novice Member

Joined: 9/18/11
Posts: 809

10/03/13 7:22:33 PM#133

Insanely linear questing, enchantments, and rooted animations.

 

I loved the lore, but the presentation through quest text was silly.

"As you read these words, a release is seven days or less away or has just happened within the last seven days— those are now the only two states you’ll find the world of Tyria."...Guild Wars 2

  DamonVile

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/22/05
Posts: 4909

10/03/13 7:23:56 PM#134
A TERA 2 is awesome news.... I hadn't heard that but was thinking about it the other day. I will be looking forward to that..and the year we'll probably have to wait for them to westernize it again :(
  Jockan

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/03/08
Posts: 4284

Playing TERA: Fate Of Auron

10/03/13 7:32:28 PM#135
Originally posted by DamonVile
A TERA 2 is awesome news.... I hadn't heard that but was thinking about it the other day. I will be looking forward to that..and the year we'll probably have to wait for them to westernize it again :(

 

I just hope they go more toward sandbox type game.

  jesteralways

Advanced Member

Joined: 3/17/13
Posts: 689

10/03/13 7:57:33 PM#136
Originally posted by VastoHorde
Originally posted by DamonVile
Originally posted by VastoHorde

 

As for the game being more popular it currently  has 17 servers in the west that are high status nearly all the time. Thats better then the majority of mmos out right now.

http://tera.enmasse.com/server-status

http://en.tera.gameforge.com/community/serverstatus

It's ones of those things where what you read here, really doesn't mesh with what's happening in game. Here TERA is a failed mmo that's dieing and no one wants to play it. Last night goofing around on my lvl 20 mystic I like to go to a channel with as few ppl as I can because I like to herd/kill quests. I had to move to channel 6

That wont mean much to people who don't play but the short version is.... there was a lot of people playing...there are always a lot of ppl playing at every point in the game.

The number one thing that seems to be wrong with TERA is gameforge....glad I live in NA :)

 

 

I play En Masse TERA so I have no idea how it is on Gameforge. TERA in no way is a failed mmo and it certainly aint dying. Even in Korea it's at #12 when people on this site will tell you its a flop over there.

http://www.gamemeca.com/popup/ranking.php?scode=O

Its already rumored that Blue Hole is working on a sequel to TERA.

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/05/14/rumor-bluehole-is-recruiting-for-tera-sequel/

People here have no idea what they are talking about and if you listen to them you will never find a game to play. I had to learn that my self. You can always tell how a game is doing by how its gets content and right now TERA has gotten 3 major updates in the last 3 months. What other mmo has?

http://tera.enmasse.com/corsairs-stronghold

http://tera.enmasse.com/alliance-guide

http://tera.enmasse.com/dungeon-assault

That is what DamonVile said, in this forum peopel kill any game they can't handle but in reality that game is doing fine if not awesome.

But i DO NOT play tera anymore. i played for about 2 monts got to 60 and quit. Just could not take the blatant Aion copy-paste anymore. i downloaded tera, created character, entered the world in tutorial mode, got my 1st quest and opened the quest log, then my expression was : "WTF is this??". entire quest log book; the settings, how quest are tracked; how quest are arranged; everything was blatant copy of Aion. i thought "ok ok i can go past this, let's continue", so i started doing the tutorial and combat felt like the usual action combat and i thought "nice, finally one open world action mmorpg". tutorial finished and now i am into the main story. i do quests here and there and suddenly i realized i can gather herb and mine too. with some anxious concern i go to collect my 1st herb and again "ohh dear lord!! no!! it is again a blatant copy from Aion". i say to myself again "ok, ok i will get past this. just look at the character i created, my 1st female toon in any mmorpg, just look at her ASS". so i keep going and getting quests and doing them and getting notification every few level that a new story quest is available just like Aion. So i do my best to complete all the quests in that island and then finally into the capital city velika and just like Aion i get a bunch of "guide quest", ok i keep on doing those, someone tells me to use city portals and i tell myself :'yep seen it, done it but i will keep going. i still have to see crafting". then someone asks me to visit crafting trainer and this where my brain tries to become dead, i knew exactly what i had to do even before i talked to the trainer because i did those all in Aion, everything  about crafting starting from trainer's training recipe to ingredients and how we craft; all are just copy-paste from Aion. ok i finish the quest and move on. the next quest send me to visit bag vendor who is a copy-paste of cube vendor in Aion and he does the same  thing as cube vendor; upgrade the size of my backpack.now i go to visit the class trainer and see the ui settings of trainer's skill list; at this point i just realized i should stop thinking about Aion cause then i won't be able to play any further. so i continue, fast forward to level 25 and i did not had the chance to do my last "guide mission" that tells me to go get some glyphs and also upgrade my gears. i go to get some glyphs and again stigma from Aion suddenly  comes to mind, i shake it off and  continue. dungeons are good, open world group contents are hard and rewarding at the same time, so i keep going. fast forward 60 and now the big thing, the nexus time, i prepare myself fro nexus and join others from guild to go for nexus, we mange to complete quests for nexus but by that time i already got heavily anxious and after entering nexus i just lost it, Abyss system from Aion with a slight change in settings. that was it, i just saw what i have been observing these 2 months, i couldn't take it anymore, by the maker, when ncsoft said bluhole stole from them i thought : "f-in ncsoft, trying to ruin someone's life to fill their own pocket" but after playing tera for 2 months and at that very moment i thought "these people deserve to be in jail and they should never make another mmo in their whole life".  despite the beautiful graphics and challenging combat and contents that was what i thought and i will stick to it. i know many of you like it but for me, i really don't want to play a re-skinned Aion.

i want an open world, no phasing, no instancing.i want meaningful owpvp.i want player driven economy.i want meaningful crafting.i want awesome exploration, a sense of thrill.i want ow housing with a meaningful effect on my entire gameplay experience, not just some instanced crap.i want all of these free of cost, i don't wanna pay you a cent, game devs can eat grass and continue developing game for me.
Seems like that is the current consensus of western mmo players.

  TheRealDarkeus

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Joined: 6/26/13
Posts: 288

“I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.

10/03/13 8:00:09 PM#137
For me, I thought the story and questing was WEAK.  The combat and stuff is fun but the game fails to keep me engaged.  They really need to get some new storylines going maybe and freshen it up.  The questing and story make the game average.
  rojoArcueid

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Joined: 8/13/09
Posts: 5827

"It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver". - Niccolo Machiavelli

10/03/13 8:06:56 PM#138

its too generic and has zero content variety outside of grinding bams, quests, and dungeons.

Even other mmos with the same questing dont feel as heavily generic as TERA. All their PvE leveling progression IS a filler, the developers didnt care about delivering a good leveling experience to carry a Lore from begining to end.

 

Thats is, in my personal opinion, why the game isnt more popular. And the sole reason why i cant continue to level my 5 characters. I am not interested in their special offer of a lvl cap character because i care about the journey more than what is at lvl cap. I know i am not alone there.

  jarodh

Novice Member

Joined: 3/29/08
Posts: 76

10/03/13 8:09:17 PM#139
Because it just simply is not good.
  krage

Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/22/11
Posts: 416

10/03/13 8:09:43 PM#140
I enjoyed the combat in the game alot, everything else was meh. The things I didn't like specifically were the aesthetics, or the linear-vertical progression.

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