UPDATE: Gameforge has also announced that the EU version of TERA will be going F2P with a two tiered system: Veteran and Free. Find out more on the TERA EU site.
En Masse Entertainment has announced that players will now have several options for playing TERA. Included in the new revenue model is a 'subscription-free' option as well as an 'elite status' option that gives 30-days of subscription-level play. The F2P option has no level cap or content restrictions. Current and former subscribers will be given permanent 'founder status' with exclusive benefits. The new plan goes into effect in February.
To celebrate this next chapter of TERA, En Masse Entertainment will be launching new in-game content, including a wave-based dungeon and a PvP battleground map that introduces a new way for players to test their skills against each other. The multi-stage Crucible of Flame dungeon challenges players with a series of epic, high-level battles culminating with a new boss fight against the immense Cyclops. This dungeon offers varying rewards based on performance. Additionally, more competitive players can take off in Champions’ Skyring, an all-new three-versus-three PvP battleground with some of TERA’s best PvP gear at stake.
Head to the TERA site for more information.