TERA - First Impressions

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1. Gameplay is flawless..
2. PVp is going to be fun with its Combat going in.

And the first thing i saw when i tried TERA..

GIRLS ARE HOT IN THIS GAME.

What's your first impressions for this Game?

What is this game? I hear the girls are hot. Tell me about it.

It's already out?

Two of my friends bought the game to get into the betas and then cancelled and got their money back. I was going to join them but when I saw I had to buy a monthly sub with that right away, it really put me off from getting it.

Looks like I am waiting for Guild Wars 2 instead.

Pancho Agdeppa:
1. Gameplay is flawless..
2. PVp is going to be fun with its Combat going in.

And the first thing i saw when i tried TERA..

GIRLS ARE HOT IN THIS GAME.

What's your first impressions for this Game?

I wont be having any, I wont play a game thats created by developers who outright LIE about their game(product)and discredit other mmorpgs on the market.

Fuck you En Masse and BlueHole, you have NO RIGHT to tell other developers their games arent real games and arent quality products, and LIE straight to the gaming community about it.

They have a race that is basically a preteen girl prancing around showing her panties. This is one of those games that is NOT going to help the reputation of gamers in general and MMOs specifically.

I mean, really, what kind of market are they going for here. Do they not think, for a moment, that that is a bad idea?

Craorach:
They have a race that is basically a preteen girl prancing around showing her panties. This is one of those games that is NOT going to help the reputation of gamers in general and MMOs specifically.

Lol seriously?

FranBunnyFFXII:

Craorach:
They have a race that is basically a preteen girl prancing around showing her panties. This is one of those games that is NOT going to help the reputation of gamers in general and MMOs specifically.

Lol seriously?

Yeah, it's kind of disturbing to be honest. Look it up on Youtube if you want to see.

FranBunnyFFXII:

Craorach:
They have a race that is basically a preteen girl prancing around showing her panties. This is one of those games that is NOT going to help the reputation of gamers in general and MMOs specifically.

Lol seriously?

http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/races/elin

Jesse Cox did some video's which was where I first saw it.

Craorach:

FranBunnyFFXII:

Craorach:
They have a race that is basically a preteen girl prancing around showing her panties. This is one of those games that is NOT going to help the reputation of gamers in general and MMOs specifically.

Lol seriously?

http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/races/elin

Jesse Cox did some video's which was where I first saw it.

Promoting Furry lolis and lieing to the online mmo community, TERA's got alot going for it already doesnt it?

FranBunnyFFXII:

Craorach:

FranBunnyFFXII:

Lol seriously?

http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/races/elin

Jesse Cox did some video's which was where I first saw it.

Promoting Furry lolis and lieing to the online mmo community, TERA's got alot going for it already doesnt it?

To be entirely fair... I wouldn't say they are "promoting" loli, perhaps it's just one of those many situations with anime style games not feeling they have to change their aesthetic for western markets.

Don't know anything about them lying to the community, the aesthetic of the game made me not interested enough to follow it.

Craorach:

FranBunnyFFXII:

Craorach:

http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/races/elin

Jesse Cox did some video's which was where I first saw it.

Promoting Furry lolis and lieing to the online mmo community, TERA's got alot going for it already doesnt it?

To be entirely fair... I wouldn't say they are "promoting" loli, perhaps it's just one of those many situations with anime style games not feeling they have to change their aesthetic for western markets.

Don't know anything about them lying to the community, the aesthetic of the game made me not interested enough to follow it.

I made a thread about them lieing about the genre of their game in relation to other games.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.361904-When-will-En-Masse-Entertainment-stop-Lying-about-TERA-Onlines-first-true-action-mmo-status

FranBunnyFFXII:

Craorach:

FranBunnyFFXII:

Lol seriously?

http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/races/elin

Jesse Cox did some video's which was where I first saw it.

Promoting Furry lolis and lieing to the online mmo community, TERA's got alot going for it already doesnt it?

World of Warcraft is as 'guilty' with worgen, and I don't see the problem with the elin, it's a cultural thing. Just a case of western audience backlashing angrily at something harmless and normal in JapaneseAsian culture that they don't understand.

Richardplex:

FranBunnyFFXII:

Craorach:

http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/races/elin

Jesse Cox did some video's which was where I first saw it.

Promoting Furry lolis and lieing to the online mmo community, TERA's got alot going for it already doesnt it?

World of Warcraft is as 'guilty' with worgen, and I don't see the problem with the elin, it's a cultural thing. Just a case of western audience backlashing angrily at something harmless and normal in Japanese culture that they don't understand.

And the race of cow people who's name I forget.

Pancho Agdeppa:
1. Gameplay is flawless..

I find it very hard to take it seriously when somebody claims that a certain aspect of a game is perfect.

2. PVp is going to be fun with its Combat going in.

Speculation leads to disappointment.

GIRLS ARE HOT IN THIS GAME.

Attractive women in games nowadays are about as common as good graphics.

Something tells me this game will be overshadowed by Guild Wars 2.

Richardplex:

FranBunnyFFXII:

Craorach:

http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/races/elin

Jesse Cox did some video's which was where I first saw it.

Promoting Furry lolis and lieing to the online mmo community, TERA's got alot going for it already doesnt it?

World of Warcraft is as 'guilty' with worgen, and I don't see the problem with the elin, it's a cultural thing. Just a case of western audience backlashing angrily at something harmless and normal in Japanese culture that they don't understand.

Except that youre entirely wrong.
TERA isnt japanese, it's Korean.
2nd Portrayal of underage females sexuallized is a globally occuring desire, and isnt limited to asian and neither is furry so WoW isnt guilty of anything, but portayal of "loli" is certainly questionalbe

The direct combat is very fun and rather precise; it's the strongest aspect of the game, as I see it. The visuals are quite gorgeous, too. Too bad the story sucks and the questing system is the usual run-of-the-mill stuff - I found myself not caring about anything story or quest related after only about five minutes of playing. And as much as I like both the combat and the art style it's not enough to keep me interested, especially when a subscription fee is involved.
So far GW2 looks noticeably more appealing to me.

I really enjoyed the beta, I've preordered it and can't wait for it to be released, I usually don't like MMOs too much but this one has really good combat.

FranBunnyFFXII:

Richardplex:

FranBunnyFFXII:

Promoting Furry lolis and lieing to the online mmo community, TERA's got alot going for it already doesnt it?

World of Warcraft is as 'guilty' with worgen, and I don't see the problem with the elin, it's a cultural thing. Just a case of western audience backlashing angrily at something harmless and normal in Japanese culture that they don't understand.

Except that youre entirely wrong.
TERA isnt japanese, it's Korean.
2nd Portrayal of underage females sexuallized is a globally occuring desire, and isnt limited to asian and neither is furry so WoW isnt guilty of anything, but portayal of "loli" is certainly questionalbe

I actually knew it was Korean, don't know why I wrote Japanese, my bad. And I put guilty in apostrophes to signify that I found that complaint questionable.

With regards to loli, I don't find it questionable. For one, people need to grow up about seeing panties. It limits character design, and it's not really a problem. Hell, Amy in the sonic series is 12 and you can constantly see her panties, so we should of grown up accepting it. They've not sexualised it, they're just there. For another, I'd say the characters (from what I've seen) are Moe, not loli.
And that a victimless crime isn't really a crime so I don't have a problem with lolicon, but that's a can of worms to be opened another time

Doesn't sound that great, pretty much just another MMO except this one happens to have slightly different combat or something.
The main attraction from what I could tell was the attractive women which are not exactly uncommon in games nowadays.
Not sure what the fuss about Loli is. It doesn't hurt anyone so im not sure why you speak of it like it's a bad thing.

Eh, the Elin are some 400 years old so who gives a shit, also, way to ruin Lollipops with that disturbing word people who came up with it.

TERA seems neat just from combat, if their whole "Where you hit with the weapon matters" thing turns true.

From what I've heard, around 15-20, the quests takes a header straight into typical Korean Grind-fest. It is interesting, simply because Action Combat is a lot funner than server based swings, but if it doesn't have very fun quests or anything useful to do at endgame it's going to sink like the Titanic.

And this time, Rose will push it under instead of holding onto it.

I've just finished the 4th closed beta and I have to be honest, I'm enjoying it. The combat is dynamic; keep moving or get flattened. It's incredibly risky to just stand in the same spot. I played the Archer class and I have to be honest, I feel it was what the Ranger in Guild Wars should have been. Anything gets too close, you can jump away, still firing as you go. The lack of mobility in the Guild Wars Ranger was what put me off playing it. I started a Warrior too but I ran out of time to really give a full opinion on it, so I'll wait till the 5th beta. What I can say is that normally I hate playing melee classes, but I was enjoying myself with the Warrior.

The game is pretty, of course it is; it's hard to find a game that's not these days (and the soundtrack is by Inon Zur). Yes, they've obviously made the females to look as attractive as possible, but for the first time in ages I made a male character, because for once they didn't look as if they were added in as an afterthought. I found the male Castanic to be particularly appealing.

I'll admit that the questing structure is pretty much nothing new. But it works for me to just have a quick glance and see what I'm meant to be doing. As for the story, I spent so much time doing sidequests and exploring during the beta that I don't know much, but I gathered that it's the old "Join army > fight Big Bad > become Hero" tale. That suits me fine, I'll just be interested to see how they go about telling the tale. Might focus more on story-quests in Beta 5.

As for actually buying the game, it's pre-ordered and I can't see myself cancelling it. I do intend on buying Guild Wars 2 as well, since I've been waiting about five years for it and it looks fantastic. I can't compare the two though since I haven't had the luck of getting into any Guild Wars 2 betas.

I'm in the Beta myself.

High points:
-Best combat on any MMO to date.
-Technical graphics fit for a modern day game.
-Awesome open-world boss encounters.
-Unlike Aion, there are plenty of quests to get you to max level.

Low points:
-Bland and uninspired quests.
-Horrible NPC dialog.
-Many things outside of combat are riding on future potential.

Other:
It is very easy to reach the level cap. Some people like this as they can focus on gearing up and PVPing sooner. Some people dislike it because they want to put in the extra effort. Up to you to decide.

For those concerned about the little girl race, the publisher censored the panties and gave them all pants. Don't worry, your fake God won't send you to fake Hell if you play Tera anymore.

I'm in the beta and I am uninstalling it.

If I wanted to pay for vindictus I would buy some random things in game.

oh wait its TERA, thats right...its the same fucking thing except you pay for it.

GG.

I wish I was in the beta :(

Axyun:
I'm in the Beta myself.
High points:
-Best combat on any MMO to date.
-Technical graphics fit for a modern day game.

You need to go play vindictus before you move any further with that opinion.
TERA is pretty much an open world vindictus with a lesser inspire quest log.

FranBunnyFFXII:

Axyun:
I'm in the Beta myself.
High points:
-Best combat on any MMO to date.
-Technical graphics fit for a modern day game.

You need to go play vindictus before you move any further with that opinion.
TERA is pretty much an open world vindictus with a lesser inspire quest log.

I don't really consider Vindictus to be an MMO. At least not a traditional one. In Vindictus you can't mix class and race. Instead, you pick one of 4 (5?) preset characters and do some minor tweaking. Which means classes and general appearances are gender-locked.

All game content, including dungeons, can be done solo and the game as a whole is more reminiscent of Guild Wars 1 than 2. I consider GW2 to be an MMO, not GW1. GW1 = Fancy chat hub with party-instance-based content. Not that there's anything wrong with that as I loved me some GW1. GW2, though, has a true open world where players can run into each other.

Finally, regarding graphics, Vindictus' are decent but Tera's are better (at a technical level). Tera's assets are more detailed with higher polygon count and higher resolution textures. Heck, the flying horse used to travel around looks better than anything I've seen on any game recently. Amazing level of detail. Too bad everything is of such high detail that the draw-distance has to be pretty aggressive.

I played the Closed Beta Weekend 4 and I must say that the game really surprised me(this is coming from a 7y WoW player).I played a Castanic Female Warrior.

The gameplay is a mix between Vindictus and normal mmo's(action bar skills with cooldowns) and it is quite entertaining.The combat is similar to Guild Wars 2.

The questing is standard mmo(go kill X mobs,escort Y there etc).

Graphics wise I can say that it's the most beautiful MMO that I've played(with everything on max).Every zone that you choose to quest in is a different enviorement and scenery than the next,I love the variety.

The animations,character models and items in the game look fantastic(koreans really know their shizz).

End content I haven't played(only manage to get to lvl 36 in the beta,lvl 38 being the max).

All in all a good MMO with a great gameplay mechanic.Even though the questing is similar and tedious,the combat really made me push further and further without stopping.

PS: I made an album with some screenshots if you guys wanna check that out(copy the link to see them):

s951.photobucket.com/albums/ad357/Darkholow/TERA%20beta/

My first impression?

"Wow, the girls in this game are hot. I feel my time would be better spent looking up porn for this game than playing it."

Richardplex:
I don't see the problem with the elin, it's a cultural thing. Just a case of western audience backlashing angrily at something harmless and normal in JapaneseAsian culture that they don't understand.

Exactly. The sexualization of young girls is harmless and normal in Asian culture. Because what girls are more docile and submissive (in the bedroom)? They're the ideal.

Buretsu:
My first impression?

"Wow, the girls in this game are hot. I feel my time would be better spent looking up porn for this game than playing it."

Richardplex:
I don't see the problem with the elin, it's a cultural thing. Just a case of western audience backlashing angrily at something harmless and normal in JapaneseAsian culture that they don't understand.

Exactly. The sexualization of young girls is harmless and normal in Asian culture. Because what girls are more docile and submissive (in the bedroom)? They're the ideal.

Read my other post. Panty shots are so prevalent that it's not really seen sexually anymore. Hence, the girls are moe (girls that are cute, as in adorable) rather than loli.

Axyun:

I don't really consider Vindictus to be an MMO. At least not a traditional one. In Vindictus you can't mix class and race. Instead, you pick one of 4 (5?) preset characters and do some minor tweaking. Which means classes and general appearances are gender-locked.

still just 4, with Kai, the 5th only just, or about to come out in KR, i did how ever, hear after that they might release a character that you can pretty much do what ever with (the reason for the gender locking being the story they have this hard on for)

All game content, including dungeons, can be done solo and the game as a whole is more reminiscent of Guild Wars 1 than 2. I consider GW2 to be an MMO, not GW1. GW1 = Fancy chat hub with party-instance-based content. Not that there's anything wrong with that as I loved me some GW1. GW2, though, has a true open world where players can run into each other.

not gonna lie, a more open world Vin sounds cool. BUT, i imagine, given TERA's combat system you could solo most if not all of it if you have the skill as well (just a guess, not in the beta)

Finally, regarding graphics, Vindictus' are decent but Tera's are better (at a technical level). Tera's assets are more detailed with higher polygon count and higher resolution textures. Heck, the flying horse used to travel around looks better than anything I've seen on any game recently. Amazing level of detail. Too bad everything is of such high detail that the draw-distance has to be pretty aggressive.

graphics aren't every thing, but your under cutting Vin's graphics. Vin looks a lot better then a LOT of AAA games, and its free to play.

Lunar Templar:

not gonna lie, a more open world Vin sounds cool. BUT, i imagine, given TERA's combat system you could solo most if not all of it if you have the skill as well (just a guess, not in the beta)

Tera is standard fare MMO in this case. Outdoor quests are all solo-able. Then you have your 5 man dungeons and 10+ man dungeons. Outside world bosses tend to required from a party of 5 to a full raid to defeat. However the level scaling is non-linear and it is possible to take on some big monsters after you've gained only a few levels on them. Only applies to the weaker world bosses, though.

Lunar Templar:

graphics aren't every thing, but your under cutting Vin's graphics. Vin looks a lot better then a LOT of AAA games, and its free to play.

Agreed. I didn't mean to make it sound like Vindictus' graphics are bad. They are very good, especially considering its a F2P game. Both games are way ahead of WoW or the current spate of F2P games. What I do feel Vindictus does better than Tera is make combat feel more visceral. Tera's combat is miles ahead of current MMOs but that's not much of a praise. MMO combat in general is really boring and unengaging. Tera and Vindictus combat works on the same principles but attacks in Vindictus feel stronger and a bit more satisfying to land. Tera opts to be slightly slower and more methodical.

The gameplay is fun but from what I've played it's also heavily gear reliant, which is retarded with a combat system that, without the gear advantage, requires skill. Whatever though; Koreans gonna be Korean. It feels also like it's one of those games that is hyped up to be skill-based but in reality really isn't, like COD. It's unsurprisingly full of scrubs too, both on my server and the forums.

More generally speaking, I disagree with MMOs that focus solely on end-game. TERA is like that, and everything prior is a forgettable grind. I know you can't even reach end-game in the Beta but that shit isn't going to exactly change at launch, it's gonna be a boring ass grind full of kill counters until you finally hit max level and play what you originally wanted to. I can't be bothered, so I won't be playing it.

Richardplex:

Read my other post. Panty shots are so prevalent that it's not really seen sexually anymore. Hence, the girls are moe (girls that are cute, as in adorable) rather than loli.

Oh really. Not sexual any more? So you're honestly claiming that panty shots in media such as games and anime are not fanservice and are not there to titillate?

Qitz:
Eh, the Elin are some 400 years old so who gives a shit

So, they fall under the category TVTropes calls Legal Jail Bait eh?

Still creepy, people. Still very, very creepy!

Seriously, just because it's a toon don't kid yourself you're not being a bit of a paedo.

Axyun:

Agreed. I didn't mean to make it sound like Vindictus' graphics are bad. They are very good, especially considering its a F2P game. Both games are way ahead of WoW or the current spate of F2P games. What I do feel Vindictus does better than Tera is make combat feel more visceral. Tera's combat is miles ahead of current MMOs but that's not much of a praise. MMO combat in general is really boring and unengaging. Tera and Vindictus combat works on the same principles but attacks in Vindictus feel stronger and a bit more satisfying to land. Tera opts to be slightly slower and more methodical.

gonna have to take your word for that on Tera, but yeah, attacks like Stigma Hammer, or ... Karok ... just ... Karok, o.0 defiantly have that feel to em.

though with any luck Tera will avoid the rather sorry state the characters are in, in Vin (Lann is basically a liability and Evie is OP with only Fiona and Karok having some semblance of balance)

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