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

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  holdenhamlet

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11/05/13 12:48:21 PM#181

Originally posted by Roderan This is shallow, but I hated the introduction when they're flying to the Island and say a few cliches back and forth.

Agreed!

 

Uh, yeah, that is pretty shallow, lol.

People come to TERA looking for reasons not to like it.  That's one of the main reasons it's not more popular.

  simplius

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Posts: 978

1/11/14 7:09:52 AM#182
Originally posted by g4m3sh4rk
This game, so far, has an engaging combat system and a good story line. I am finding it difficult to dislike anything about it so far. Can some one please spell it out for me? There has to be something off about it.

action combat is not good for old geezers, like me

the mmo market is full, Theres so many games , to chose from

its Eastern, for us veterans, eastern=grind

look at the mixture of mobs in the noob zone

you have cute , Little cartoon mushrooms, right next to those treant Things, it just feels weird

i preordered TERA for the visual pleasure, and it didnt disappoint me

its one of the most immersive games on the market, and i dont regret buying it

  LittleBoot

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Joined: 11/08/13
Posts: 336

1/11/14 7:15:46 AM#183
The combat is great, but the quests are uninspired and get very samey. 
  fumoffu1

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Joined: 3/12/13
Posts: 35

1/11/14 7:24:53 AM#184
bc it is a grindfest til lvl 60 and there is no pvp until then. atleast that was the reason why i quit my lvl 58 ranger.
  mstrsrevati

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1/11/14 7:40:27 AM#185

I know I tried this game when it went into beta.  I had been waiting for over a year with excitement.  When I finally got into the game I totally disliked the combat.  I found it clumbsy and not what I was used to at all.  I knew after a few minutes I wouldn't be staying.  It was disappointing to say the least.  I know some will say well you didn't give it a chance.  But to that I say after years and years of playing many mmorpg's I know within 5 mins whether i'm going to enjoy the game or not. 

My computer spent the better part of yesterday downloading Jade Dynasty.  I logged in got to the character creation and was disappointed with the lact of choices.  I still proceeded into the game, only to find the quest system to be as boring as the original Perfect World game.  So needless to say I uninstalled and am looking for something new to try again. 

I think Tera could be a better game if the combat was allittle bit less clumbsy like most people are discussing.  Being rooted in place is slow and annoying.

  zasten

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Joined: 5/01/13
Posts: 287

1/11/14 7:52:11 AM#186
I do still play, but not as my main game, mainly because the combat is slightly off, bit slow, root to spot and often misses the target!
  Anireth

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Joined: 1/28/05
Posts: 379

1/11/14 7:57:26 AM#187

Besides the many reasons many here didn't like TERA, like being locked into place, the (quest) grinding etc., my friends and me quit with level 20-30 when they decided to make BAMs soloable. The only challenge you could do on the fly (instead of waiting for random people to fill the missing slots, sometimes for hours, as people already mentioned) we could do it with whoever was online of us, no matter if our healer was there, the lancer, the sorcerer etc.

So we wer left without anything fun to do.

Also, TERA has quite a lot of interesting outfits. But you don't get them while leveling, you are stuck to one or two. Even worse where the weapons, especially the smaller ones like for sorcerers. Some of the end game discs have a nice look, but to find a difference in visuals in those you find you had to examine every pixel.

So finding new items wasn't all that fun, and the levelling experience therefore diminished.

Also, any of you who say "TERA has the best (action) combat, the only where what you do actually has an impact" etc. never played Vindictus. Vindictus is the only MMO i know with true action combat. No locking in place for most skills, those that have are executed rather fast (Evie's spells) or you can simply stop using it (Hailstorm/Luminous Rush while having Heart of Ice/Cold Heart). The only one i remember right here on the spot that locks you for the full duration is Reverse Gravity. Well, Cyclone/Tempest, but you are invulnerable while doing so, and the boss is locked, too.

You can more or less freely mix and mash the attacks, throw in an SP skill, you have to dodge enemy attacks as you can't tank, yet there is no arbitrary dodge-limit like in GW2 etc.

Of course Vindictus has it's own problems, but the combat is the best action combat you will see in an MMO, heck, it might even be better then most singleplayer games, as even most of them do not have tht fluid combat.

Having said this, there is nothing from with more tactical combat, i like games from X-Com/Fallout Tactics with true tactic, to faster games, yet still somewhat tactic reliant like Neverwinter or Dragon Age, or even JRPGs like Final Fantasy. It's just that TERA tried to do everything at once and failed at all.

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  Muke

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1/11/14 8:09:07 AM#188
Originally posted by g4m3sh4rk
This game, so far, has an engaging combat system and a good story line. I am finding it difficult to dislike anything about it so far. Can some one please spell it out for me? There has to be something off about it.

I don't like Asian style, manga, Asian avatar movement in games, their fighting styles, huge eyes, young girls in non existant outfits wielding huge weapons.....etc etc etc.

Main reason why I never touch any Asian grinder anymore.

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  Zzulu

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1/11/14 8:13:39 AM#189

1; korean MMO

2; It looked very anime

3; it had a bunch of half naked loli characters prominently featured in almost every PR shot of it - supercreepy

4; zero immersion

5; the only good thing about it is the combat

  simplius

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Joined: 12/12/12
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1/12/14 3:30:17 AM#190
Originally posted by Zzulu

1; korean MMO

2; It looked very anime

3; it had a bunch of half naked loli characters prominently featured in almost every PR shot of it - supercreepy

4; zero immersion

5; the only good thing about it is the combat

2. you dont know, what anime means

3. sex sells

4. immersion is one of its biggest assets, IMO, the World feels alive

5. the main part of any mmo, the combat...TERAs combat made it a niche game , from launch

and thats, where it will stay..most players dont like action combat

  DamonVile

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1/12/14 6:28:15 AM#191
Originally posted by simplius
 

 

5. the main part of any mmo, the combat...TERAs combat made it a niche game , from launch

and thats, where it will stay..most players dont like action combat

EQN, ESO, wildstar, neverwinter, etc are all banking on you being wrong.

People are like cats. When they die, you get a new one.

  simplius

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1/13/14 4:30:34 AM#192
Originally posted by DamonVile
Originally posted by simplius
 

 

5. the main part of any mmo, the combat...TERAs combat made it a niche game , from launch

and thats, where it will stay..most players dont like action combat

EQN, ESO, wildstar, neverwinter, etc are all banking on you being wrong.

ill just call the big panda, 8 years , as market leader

call me , if ANY of your games get close to that

PS which one is the top action mmo? swtor?

  Vutar

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1/13/14 5:05:11 AM#193

I played the game for a few weeks at release but found it boring over all. The only thing that was interesting about the game at all was combat and that became boring as well after a bit. The only chance an action combat MMO has of succeeding is by making every other aspect of the game so engaging the combat is not the focus. When you make your combat as dumbed down as it is in games like Neverwinter, GW2, and Tera, you MUST have a game that will take focus off of combat. Not place the emphasis solely on combat. EQnext may be able to pull off what the other three games could not if they can make an engaging world that holds people's interest. If they follow GW2, Tera, and NW in making a boring world to go along with dumbed down combat, it will fail just like the others.

  Fdzzaigl

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1/13/14 5:06:49 AM#194

Dunno, I only played the beta and enjoyed it there.

However, I was engaged in other games and never played it again. Might give it another shot someday.

  Vonatar

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Posts: 555

1/13/14 5:18:19 AM#195

I played Tera for a few months. I enjoyed it and the warrior was one of the most fun classes I have played. The combat system was great with some epic boss fights and I especially enjoyed the BAMs out in the world. Very pretty graphics and nice world, even if a bit "Asian weird" in places.

 

I would have stayed longer, but the grind turned me off. Plus the fact that the gear you were chasing was BoE and so it was easier to grind money and buy it from the AH than run dungeons.

 

But enchanting was horrible with the absolute randomness and just wasting a fortune on getting the right stats. Plus the faction gear was hilarious - a week of grinding faction to buy a ring with random stats. If it wasn't right for your class, you had another week of grinding faction to buy another ring with random stats...I just hate these kind of systems.

  asmadeous

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1/13/14 5:29:08 AM#196

When this game first debuted and I caught wind of it, I was so excited for this game's release. I really love Monster Hunter, all the previews and videos made it seem like an online version of MH (mistake 1). So the first opportunity there was to pre-order the game (mistake 2) I pre-purchased the collector's edition (mistake 3) since I had such high hopes for this game.

After the beta phases had ended and subscribing on release date; I mained Lancer to 50, ran Fane of Kaprima (endgame stuff at the time) countless of times, participated in PvP/GvG for territory-- I tried everything in this game. Not once did I enjoy it past level 30 or so when I realized a trend. What kept me playing was my friends, other than that, the game was very dull and nothing was original aside from the combat system.

Although it is a new type of MMO that broke away from the lock-on tab-targeting combat like EQ / WoW, TERA just felt very bare-bone. It just felt like after they finished the combat system, they kind of just rushed to completion, dumped as much generic and unpolished crap all over it, then stamped it for approval.

 

My personal dislike with the game is the community that was attracted by the nudity and the Elin race. Also the nudity and Elin races themselves.

  rawfox

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1/13/14 5:33:37 AM#197

I love Tera.

Not playing it actually due to im a lot on Linux these days and i only got 10fps with Tera there *sight*

Tera US has the better publisher as well,  Tera EU is Ireland, for the ones that know what that means ^^

 

Tera is a great game, no doubt ^^

 

  Bloodaxes

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1/13/14 5:48:08 AM#198

When I played it I was enjoying it.

The combat is fun, the world is beautiful, the armor and weapons look good but the quests.... man the quest grind got on me halfway to cap.

It's not exactly quests grind that got me but how you get a load of quests that give low exp to level.

Sadly it could have been a nice game if it wasn't for the repetitive quests.

  Omegaz24

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1/20/14 9:53:34 PM#199

Tera was okay besides the linear quests and the grindy endgame content. Along with the lock inplace action, though chaining abilities was the only thing that gave it some sort of "fluid" motion.

Just find it funny that no one mentioned anything about being able to dodge a BAM's most devistating attack, but can get wrecked just from them moving from point A to point B during combat. That was the main thing that pissed  me off with this game.

  Triadninja

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1/20/14 11:21:18 PM#200
Originally posted by Bloodaxes

When I played it I was enjoying it.

The combat is fun, the world is beautiful, the armor and weapons look good but the quests.... man the quest grind got on me halfway to cap.

It's not exactly quests grind that got me but how you get a load of quests that give low exp to level.

Sadly it could have been a nice game if it wasn't for the repetitive quests.

When was the last time you played?

I remember the repetitive grindy quests as well, but last time I played was at beta/launch. I've just come back to the game, and its much more streamlined now. I don't feel like there is as much depth when questing, but it is certainly much faster now to level. Alot of the repetitiveness has gone, and the progression i'm feeling while going through the early levels again feel great. You work your way from easy mobs, to regular mobs, and then some quests have you taking out BAMs, slowly progressing you up. Plus there is all the meta-game stuff with alliances, territory wars and political systems in place. The only thing I wish the game had was a more serious playerbase.

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