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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 1:11PM Indir said

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Part of me feels that this is just like Aion in a sense. Oh no, theres some Krall over here, but wait, they have an Abyss portal and they are allowing Balaur into the area, ohh nooesss..

I am excited about this game, but I'm really starting to wonder if it's going to be as different and revolutionary as they are hyping it up to be. :/

Posted: Sep 8th 2010 1:17PM toychristopher said

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I'm not sure about the plot being revolutionary but the combat looks quite different than aion or most mmos out there.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 1:19PM (Unverified) said

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Probably like every other new mmo out there that promises to be groundbreaking and then just ends up like the rest. I quit believing hype a long time ago
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 1:20PM Indir said

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That is true, but that's not the only thing that makes an MMO successful. If the story feels like it's been played through before, people will lose interest faster than if you can come up with something new.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 1:35PM NeverDeath said

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The combat alone is going to make it revolutionary, because it will be the first MMO with enough budget and quality development to HAVE the FPS or "action" style of combat. If you think about it, games like Darkfall and Mortal Online were just not developed in other areas almost at all, based almost entirely off of the glitz of "aim your attacks!", with little else. One look at this game and the quality can be seen, to say nothing of the dedication displayed by BHS to have their own westernization team at En Masse, specifically for making this game work in BOTH markets, and not just Asian ones.

A lot of MMOs have failed, that is for certain. To be skeptical is only natural for a person who is not completely naive and oblivious to the history of the genre and the nature of such multi-faceted games - it's very easy to mess one up as a developer, or to put all your eggs in one basket leaving other equally important baskets empty in the process. But there is a point where it reaches pessimism, and I find that a little bit tiresome when dealing with (not saying YOU are, in particular) the "new age" of MMO players or "gamers" as they befraud themselves to be, mostly people who started their gaming career with World of Warcraft and who simply don't understand the reality of games, which is that it's impossible to come out and directly compete in terms of mass of content with games that have been out for 5+ years, it's just not going to happen.

This new crowd of "gamers" is one that doesn't really have enough experience or where-with-all to understand that the way MMOs work is that content is added, and even World of Warcraft had huge gaps with no quests, lacking endgame content, fewer dungeons leveling up, incredibly wide level ranges on many zones, a multitude of bugs, server issues, and a general lack of optimization and polish. By that very precedent, many of the MMOs released in recent years launched in substantially better shape than WoW did, but didn't receive enough attention because let's face it, WoW holds a significant portion of the MMO demographic, and people want more more more and they want it now now now. Personally, I'm a big fan of innovation, and the fact that 99% of MMO titles use a tab-target and 1-2-3-4 combat system is so beyond drab to me at this point, that I'm willing to try any game that actually engages me and forces me to think and react independently rather than just following the same keybind rotation and standing still. Age of Conan is great too these days, although the new expansion is a bit grindy, but I am very excited to see where TERA goes with all that is being put into it.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 8:32PM (Unverified) said

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If titties are falling out like it's claimed, then I'm sold. At least that would keep away those feminists. XD
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 8:39PM (Unverified) said

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edit: wooops
My reply was supposed to be to the dude below T.T
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Posted: Sep 17th 2010 10:12AM Misterlee said

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@NeverDeath

"The combat alone is going to make it revolutionary, because it will be the first MMO with enough budget and quality development to HAVE the FPS or "action" style of combat. "

It's certainly not the first one to have enough budget, APB just wasted at least 30 million and and Unreal Engine license on an 'action' MMO. And if you can't make an action game with the Unreal Engine then something is clearly wrong. So budget alone won't make a bit of difference.

Having said that I'm still hopeful that Tera will be a good game, I'm really looking forward to trying it out.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 1:21PM (Unverified) said

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im boycotting this game because women are represented as cheap hookers. imho, keep games like TERA in Korea, where women are commodified, and made into servants of the male business class.

plus it seems to be Aion 2.0. nothing revolutionary about it. quests are WoW-esque, pvp is a big question mark, and the boring holy trinity is a requisite for play. next.

Posted: Sep 8th 2010 1:52PM NeverDeath said

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One person is not a boycott, it's a personal preference. There is a small group of people like yourself, the White Knights of the internet, who find offense in absolutely everything. They have a problem with sexuality in a game that is likely to have a Mature rating from the ESRB, and even though they don't have to play it, they post all over the place about how terrible it is that they don't like the art design of a video game and how oppressive it is when in fact, it oppresses no one.

People are too sensitive these days, everything is a race issue even if it's not a race issue, everyone is oppressed even if they're not oppressed and everyone has to have a legion of politically correct lemmings jumping up to complain through the nature of self-entitlement every time something offends their delicate little feelings. A host of incurable diseases, substantially shorter average lifespans and endless conflict aside (that last part hasn't changed too much, albeit) I wish I could have been around in a different time, when people weren't so complacent that they could complain about every little thing in the universe. I'd rather have to worry about getting my head lopped off on a battlefield than watch people act like a bunch of village idiots bumbling about non-issues and trying to spartacus a bunch of nothing into a something. It gets pretty old.

I can certainly understand the desire to see some heavier armor on some of the tanking classes for females (note, SOME) but if you don't like the idea of the Fantasy Vixen, an immortalized icon within the genre of high fantasy - I think you should try Science Fiction instead. There was already a big QQ thread about good looking female characters in this game threatening the psyche of insecure women (and girls, more likely) some months ago, you should look that up and post in it if you want to be on-topic.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 2:00PM Synthetic said

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I haven't seen anything to back up your claims, really. And your post seems to be trying a might hard to dismiss this game entirely.

Women in this game seem to be sexualized, though that's largely up to interpretation, but not moreso than most games. In most footage I've seen they look pretty butt-kickin' to me.

And while the aesthetic definitely has an eastern tinge to it, which is why so many compare it to Aion (another Korean game), there hasn't been anything to validate the claim that they play similarly with all the same grinds and pitfalls and such.

It feels like baseless hate.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 4:16PM (Unverified) said

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Uhm, no. Women are not being objectified in this game any more than the men are. Look at the males in this game. Jacked as FUCK. Are you complaining about this? Nooo because it's easier to complain when you don't think critically.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 5:29PM (Unverified) said

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last i checked, men are running around in full armor while the females are clothed in thongs and high heels with their titties falling out.

no point saying any more, im probably speaking to a bunch of horny teenagers or hermits.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 8:34PM (Unverified) said

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Actually, if you look in some of the demo videos there are outfits for men that are uber sexualized. I remember in one video the males of the demonic race (castanic?) are just as unclothed as their female counterparts with bare midriffs low rise shorts and washboard abs. I think they're just pushing the sexy girls in the promotional material more, but you can definitely objectify the men in much the same way. Hopefully players will be able to choose outfits that are less revealing for either sex when the game launches.
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Posted: Sep 9th 2010 3:19AM Dranaerys said

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If it will piss off the feminazis like Sonoggi, hell, I'll buy 5 games of this even if its shit.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 4:10PM (Unverified) said

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Huh, so Rubi WAS able to pull herself away from the GW2 booth at some point. Tera is most definitely a game to keep an eye on. And hey, they're actually thinking about endgame content BEFORE launch!!!

Posted: Sep 8th 2010 4:53PM (Unverified) said

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Tera isn't fun by any means. Have any of you actually played it yet? I got in the last tester release and it is just a boring asian grinder with a "new" control scheme. Enjoy clicking your mouse thousands of times.

Posted: Sep 8th 2010 5:18PM (Unverified) said

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Aw too much for Timmy's ADD? For comparison, what games do you consider "fun"?
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 8:45PM (Unverified) said

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I've played it briefly, at PAX and it was really cool. I played an archer and sorcerer. What version did you play?
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 10:40PM Somnicide said

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Played it at E3, and I dont know wtf you're talking about. Game was amazing.
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