Tera Online Beta appliecations are open!

GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
edited January 2012 in Off-Topic
go! go! go! XD
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Applications are now open and anyone registering before 11:30 CET, 13th January will have a chance to be one of the first 1,000 entrants. There will be later waves so if you don't get in on the first rush, you've still got a chance to get in later if you apply :3

European sign up: http://tera-europe.com/en/home.html
American sign up: http://www.tera-online.com/node/958

So... for those wondering what this game is, it's one of the few I've been more excited about. Why? Here's the list of stuff that sells me on it in a nice little, easy-to-read bullet list :3

* Proper action combat where your blade hits where you swing (it's a bit like monster hunter)
* No tab-targetting: your abilities go where you aim.
* Dodging/blocking so you can pre-empt enemy attacks and evade them
* enemies have tells (think boss fights, where they have hints at what attack they're going to do)
* Kinnetic battling with people and enemies getting knocked about and rushing forward and whatnot :D
* Political system where you can become the ruler of different regions either via popularity or battle prowess in the arena

Did I also mention the game is gorgeous? :3

Here's a trailer to whet the appetite... keep in mind any attacks you see in the vid are actual abilities from the game :p


...and to show off someone who has no idea what's going on actually playing in the game, here's an obligatory "wtf is..." video from totalbiscuit. For some reason playing the german version :p




edit: changed 'wet' to 'whet' to keep LF happy ;3
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    edited January 2012
    *whet (pet peeve)

    That does sound interesting. Let the upsigning commence!

    ... also I predict an extremely low chance of getting in because there'll be people using bots to sign up hundreds and hundreds of accounts.
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    Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed, dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side.
    - George Carlin
  • SloppyKissesSloppyKisses omgawd a furreh! Join Date: 2003-07-05 Member: 17942Posts: 1,068Members, Constellation
    Ooo TERA. Was this not the game that was stolen from NCSoft, which was supposed to be Lineage 3? Which NCSoft went to court over, but apparently lost the case? lol.
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  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed! Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    Is it an Asian or a Western MMO?
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    edited January 2012
    Sonic, it's an eastern one but they've been heavily delaying the western release in order for the team in charge of EU and US coverage to "Westernise it" for release over here. I don't know what kind of changes they've made but there's been a lot of talk about some of it on the official forums I believe, including reducing grind and the like.
    It's also probably also worth note that Koreans already thought it was too 'western' and there were some complaints it wasn't grindy enough from their side, while western folk who sneaked in to play seemed to really enjoy it. Take of that what you will :3

    In regards to Lineage III... kinda yes and no. Long story is that some of the folk developing Lineage 3 jumped ship to make their own company (Bluehole studios) and NCSoft accused them of taking some of the Lineage 3 engine code with them to make their first title, Tera :p

    I must admit though, the new lineage game (lineage eternal) is also as equally far departed from it's Lineage I and II ancestors and looks rather impressive but I'll refrain putting up vids of the crazy gameplay as there's not even any confirmation we'll ever see it, nevermind a release date or beta application :3

    Anyhoo, as far as Tera goes, my race will be a no-brainer. I'm definitely going to go Elin and I'll make a character so adorable people will get diabetes just from being on the same server as me :p
    The real dilemma is what class to go. I've been looking through vids to try and work out which suits me best. Here's a fun lil one I stumbled across (I think it's fan made)



    For those curious, my race of choice, Elin, is the one playing Mystic in that vid :D
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    Stripperiffic armour abounds, it seems.
    Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed, dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side.
    - George Carlin
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    yus. Sadly. But hey, it's korean art, what do you expect? Then again this is one of the reasons I'd probably never touch the sassy demon race, because I don't like my character getting a cold :p

    there were some concerns over Elin armour (people saying it was pedobear approved) so I think in the westernisation they've altered the armour to give a bit more coverage for the Elin at least. It's entirely possible this ''cloth extension' may have been extended to other classes (you'll note the female character in the english trailer wasn't in the bondage gear you see her race wearing in most korean vids), so it might not be as bad as all that :3
  • Dirty_Harry_PotterDirty_Harry_Potter Join Date: 2002-11-21 Member: 9500Posts: 1,725Members
    edited January 2012
    You forgot one bullet point as to why people should be interested: Beavers.

    Battle Beavers.

    Battle.

    Beavers.

    Seriously though, I'm going to skip this whole ordeal due to the payment model. That just puts me off intantly (Though, I can understand why some people don't mind). The combat system looks much more interesting though, and it's one of the things I really hated about WoW when I played that in a brief trial - and also what added to the hate for subscription models. It just seemed insane for me to pay a monthly fee for gameplay so bland. (This is not meant to start a discussion on monthly fees, this is just my own reasoning, others have their own reasoning, let's leave it at that)

    I'll probably end up with GW2 for my 'MMO fix' (not that I really need one, but I don't need more than one as it is), even if it is also skill bar combat.

    However, I will be forever jealous of the beavers though :'(

    Edit: Also, I recently watched Princess Mononoke. Now I can't stop thinking about giant beaver gods, and its slightly smaller, but still vastly oversized beaver offspring.
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    this is the 44 Wand, the most powerful Handwand in the world, so did i fire 5 or 6 fireballs? now you got to ask yourself one question pal, do i feel lucky? well do ya punk.
  • sheena_yanaisheena_yanai Join Date: 2002-12-23 Member: 11426Posts: 4,469Members
    call your baraka obama
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    edited January 2012
    Heh, always found the baraka an odd looking race. Are they made of rock or is it just my imagination? :p

    As for subscriptions, I used to pay £30 a month for a bus pass when I was in school. I just use that as my point of scale for subscriptions and the like and as such most subs don't bother me as they're a 3rd of what it cost me to use the bus each month (and the bus pass price has gone up considerably since those days :3 ) Long story short, it's not really that much money, even compared to buying a single new game each month. But each to their own :D

    I've been delving into class info more and found a handy thread on the official forums containing videos of low level powers to help give a rough idea of what you'd be jumping into intitially. I'll link the thread here, but I'm going to include the vids in this post too :3
    Also keep in mind that these are only low level stuffs, you get lots more as you level up, some of which I'll mention in a later post perhaps :p

    Original post: https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=8242

    WARRIOR (Agility Tank)



    LANCER (Defensive Tank)



    BESERKER (Melee DPS - Not so mobile but I can take hits better and block)



    SLAYER (Melee DPS - Agility/manouverablity and AoE swing based. Practically no armour.)



    ARCHER (Ranged DPS - pew pew)



    SORCERER (Ranged DPS - ROWR AoE plus I can haz teleport)



    PRIEST (Support - The heals are on me!)



    MYSTIC (Support - I do everything, including regenning your mana! I even have pets!)




    edit: what the... ok the sorcerer one doesn't work because the youtube code has the letters F, a and g in it which the censor leaps on. GAH!!!! Censors are so annoying ><
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    Yeah, I used to really dislike monthly fees too. But I think that on average I spend more than the typical fee on games every month. However, when I actively and heavily play an MMO, I don't buy a lot of other games at the same time. So compared to my normal games budget, playing an MMO might actually be cheaper.
    Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed, dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side.
    - George Carlin
  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46Posts: 4,371NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver mod
    I like how the Sorcerer seems to be powered by slutty dancing. Nice touch.

    I theoretically like the idea of an MMO more focussed on actual combat, requiring that hits connect rather than selecting an enemy and selecting an ability. However latency means that this is impossible unless you're less than 100ms from the server. This is pretty unlikely in Australia, and most of the world, really.

    --Scythe--
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    to be honest, considering the lengthy animations and charge-ups and whatnot I'd heavily suspect this game is more lag-friendly than the likes of planetside :p

    I've played a fair few korean online action games in my time and they seem to have a fairly good grasp of netcode so I suspect it'll be fine. That said, I don't live in Australia so you might have more connection issues than I'm used to :s
  • PaniggPanigg Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58212Posts: 580Members
    Weird to have one class per weapon... but other than that it looks pretty fun. Hope I get to test the beta.
    QUOTE (Khaze @ Feb 26 2010, 01:00 PM) »
    Can I have your babies, Panigg?

    QUOTE (Quaunaut @ Feb 26 2010, 11:38 AM) »
    OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CULTIST CONFIRMED

  • DeadzoneDeadzone Join Date: 2003-07-03 Member: 17911Posts: 933Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    edited January 2012
    QUOTE (Scythe @ Jan 13 2012, 08:27 PM) »
    I like how the Sorcerer seems to be powered by slutty dancing. Nice touch.

    I theoretically like the idea of an MMO more focussed on actual combat, requiring that hits connect rather than selecting an enemy and selecting an ability. However latency means that this is impossible unless you're less than 100ms from the server. This is pretty unlikely in Australia, and most of the world, really.

    --Scythe--


    Dragon Nest by Nexon is another such game. It seems to work just fine as far as lag goes. It's free to play, so I'd highly suggest checking it out. Vindictus (also Nexon) is yet another real-time combat MMO.

    By the way, OP, you got the Berserker and Slayer descriptions mixed up. Slayer is the dodging one, berserker is the blocker.
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    Oop! Thanks deadzone, just went and fixed it now. That's what I get for changing the order of the videos half way through writing it XD

    I really liked Dragon's Nest but the only way for europeans to play is via Cherrycredits (the Philippines host)
    I have trouble getting fully into it because of the lag caused by connecting to servers way over there and the fact that if a european host does magically turn up (or nexon eu pull their goddamn finger out, which is unlikely considering how long it took them to get Mabinogi :p ) then I'm going to have to start all over again XD

    US folk should give it a shot on Nexon though. It's worth it :3

    I should give Vindictus another shot... I got kinda bored of it rather quickly last time, but that was before they added the mage who looks a bit less spammy :3

    That reminds me, I meant to make a post about Continent of the Ninth's upcoming closed beta on Webzen. They're accepting 10,000 applicants :D
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    Just thought I'd update this thread to say that the first wave of invites went out. They're extra special ones that give you full access to all parts of the beta and while those who didn't get in can do so in later waves, you'll only be allowed in limited times.

    So, if you got an invite, then well done but it's also worth noting that I envy you because I didn't get one :(
  • AldarisAldaris Join Date: 2002-03-25 Member: 351Posts: 974Members, Constellation
    edited January 2012
    NCSoft appear to be trying to block the release in the western world. Allegation that developers on Tera stole ideas and artwork etc from Lineage 3.

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/01/26...era/#more-91089
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    QUOTE(NeonSpyder @ Feb 2 2005, 02:18 AM)
    Oh god, mental image of DOOManiac molesting a cheeseburger, oh god, I'm going to die. This is what dying feels like... like pain. Pain with teeth.
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    Yeah, I'm hoping NCSoft don't succeed. Tera looks to be an excellent game and I'd hate to see it shut down by this whole angry mess. Admittedly, losing 48 of their 100 Lineage 3 team in one fell swoop only to have them become a rival company would irk most people but at this point I just find myself wondering how NCSoft must have treated them in the first place to encourage such a mass exodus.
  • PetcoPetco Join Date: 2003-07-27 Member: 18478Posts: 1,724Members, Constellation
    edited January 2012
    QUOTE (lolfighter @ Jan 13 2012, 03:19 PM) »
    Yeah, I used to really dislike monthly fees too. But I think that on average I spend more than the typical fee on games every month. However, when I actively and heavily play an MMO, I don't buy a lot of other games at the same time. So compared to my normal games budget, playing an MMO might actually be cheaper.


    Agreed.

    I remember playing FFXI and having one of the best gaming experiences (where I didn't bother playing anything else for the duration of the time).

    MMORPGs can be really fun if you can manage to get a good group of people to play with it (doesn't have to be anyone IRL either as I've played with no one I knew IRL and still had a lot of fun).
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    Not sure if anyone's fussed but both europe and NA have pre-orders up and in addition to the usual random stuff given the pre-order also apparently gives you full beta access and a head-start :3

    >.>

    <.<

    ~buys the pre-order with the lion on it~
  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Posts: 9,006Members
    Not gonna preorder a game that might never be released. Getting refunds is a hassle.
    Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed, dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side.
    - George Carlin
  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    Oh dip..ff....must..resist.

    And the game will get released. NCsoft have already tried and failed to sue the TERA devs about 4 times.

    (I lie I totally can't resist)
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    edited February 2012
    To be honest I think the US/EU are safe. As sonic mentions they've not had much luck in the korean courts and the US branch have already issued a statement saying that they'll refute NCSoft's claims to the death. Looking over the actual legal papers there's a lot of accusations and emotional language in the brief and not a lot of actual solid evidence so I'd be surprised if NC's case had legs.

    It seems that En Masse Entertainment (the peoples in charge of the american one) have started their ad campaign now too. I must admit, while not exactly an A-list celebrity, I'm surprised to see a face I recognise in an MMO ad. That said, I guess after WoW's star-studded ad campaign it shouldn't surprise me XD



    So... yeah... I guess they're pushing that action combat angle. That's fine I guess. It was the combat that attracted me in the first place, though I think they could've used more actual gameplay instead of the few fleeting clips they snuck in there :o
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  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    Dare I get the CE..dare I?

    £50 is a *lot*

    Althought saying that..I did buy the Witcher 2 CE...
  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    Considering how much they were charging for SWTOR I'd consider Tera's stuff pretty cheap XD
    S'up to you though sonic. I figure that I'm already spending more than that on Soul Calibur V (I got the collector's ed for about £70 :s ) but then again I did just get a nice bonus in my last paycheque so I can afford a little indulgence :3

    If you do get on, we'll have to try and get on the same server so I can make you go "d'awwww" with my adorable elin antics :p
  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    edited February 2012
    But SCV isn't very good!

    Ah screw it, what the hell. Gonna roll 20 deep on my badass lion and stomp dudes under my ###### giant Baraka feet.

    (including your little girl)

    *IMAGE REMOVED.* This is not an image macro board. Also, language. -Talesin
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  • GeminosityGeminosity :3 Join Date: 2003-09-08 Member: 20667Posts: 5,835Members
    Gah! I can't compete with that pic XD

    But we'll see, we'll see... :p
  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    It will get edited out but it's still pretty rad!
  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    http://www.mmogames.com/giveaways/tera-onl...giveaway/getkey

    Get a key for the sneak peak this weekend! They're adding new ones every now and then so keep checking!

    https://account.tera-europe.com to register one if you got it.
  • sherpasherpa stopcommandermode Join Date: 2006-11-04 Member: 58338Posts: 1,043Members
    Good call Monkfish, got a beta key.

    Not expecting much being made by Koreans. I hear the Western devs removed the ###### parts of it, so let's see this weekend.
    [Fanarama] you're like kryptonite to electronics, sherpa
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