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Posted: Oct 14th 2010 6:12PM Anatidae said

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Insane! And by that I mean it is insane that the girl is jumping around in heels like that! Mark my words, she is going to seriously sprain an ankle on that terrain.

Posted: Oct 14th 2010 6:45PM PrimeSynergy said

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Assuming she...ya know...survives long enough with all that armor on or rather lack there of.

Calm down folks who might be angry from reading that...just a joke. I'm quite interested in this game, but I do enjoy poking fun at it.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2010 7:05PM Its Utakata stupid said

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The problem being as well...that weight bearing down on the heals as the result of fighting would make movement of the character really difficult on muddy or soft surfaces. Try to move across a boggy environment with a pair of stiletto boots and you'll see what I mean.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 11:22AM Jef Reahard said

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Well they've yet to ban Lineage II, which has been showing off similar dwarf girls since 2004. I'm not saying I find the popori especially tasteful, but all of the righteous indignation over TERA is a bit much.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2010 6:31PM Audacious said

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I wondered why it was the Popori were so horribly under represented on all these lore primers and videos, and than I found out that their female counter parts were scantily clad lolis (google it) and than it all dawned on me.

I continue to have a love-hate relationship with this game. Love with the gameplay and the (male) Popori and the potential, hate with the half naked women, and especially the half naked little girls.

Posted: Oct 15th 2010 2:03AM Anatidae said

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Wow, visited those links.... I don't know what is more disturbing. The little girl models wearing small panties or the fact that the mythos of this world is that they mate with the furry animal creatures.

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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 2:54AM Somnicide said

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@Brian: The Mythos isnt that they mate. Popori as a whole are forest spirits that protect the woodlands. Eluren (the females) are faeries that awaken the forest spirits for their queen. The Poria (Male) are subspecies of the Popori whole. They dont mate. The two will more than likely be named Poria/Eluren as opposed to Male/Female on the select screen.

That said, I really dont like Eluren in general anyway. But just clearing misconceptions.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 11:14AM (Unverified) said

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Brian! wrote:
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Wow, visited those links.... I don't know what is more disturbing. The little girl models wearing small panties or the fact that the mythos of this world is that they mate with the furry animal creatures.
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Agreed, and every time I hear someone claim there's Westernization occurring for the game, and it'll be ok for North Americans, I remember my first reaction, which mirrors yours. It doesn't matter what the lore says, many people jump to the same conclusion as you did. As I did.

Similarly, there are no changes planned for "Westernizing" the art assets, so I really can't see how they're going to be changing anything significant beyond the actual NPC & Interface text to English.

"Westernizing" is a lot more than that. And little girls showing off their panties is extremely bad in North America. Extremely. As in, catastrophic for game sales. As in, if a politician catches wind of it, they'll use it as a reason to ban the game in their state kind of bad.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2010 7:20PM DarthDan said

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Holy cow. Two pics of female adventurers that aren't in cocktail dresses. Is this the same game? ......oh, she's wearing high heels. Yep, same TERA... :(

Posted: Oct 14th 2010 7:28PM (Unverified) said

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I'm will play this game exclusively because of the half naked women.

Posted: Oct 14th 2010 10:10PM Blancmanche said

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I foresee a time when saying you play TERA for the gameplay is like saying you read Playboy for the articles.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2010 2:07AM Ivasen said

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I playboy Tera for the....Hang on a second.


In all serious business, I will want to say I play Tera for it being a great game.

The game looks absolutely beautiful, it seems lush and full while in contrast some of it also looks scary and demonic but being very detailed and visually appealing.
I will agree with some of it being a culture clash, like the Popori women and the running animation of Castanics.

Just skimming through some of the Tera galleries Massively has are simply stunning,
http://www.massively.com/photos/tera-screenshots-of-the-week/full/#3157321 , The environment is so serene.
The flowers have a peaceful glow and the dress on the girl resembles the sparkles on the trees with a hazy castle.
The lighting makes the whole picture just glow and seem like a fairy tale.

Of course, this may just be because of my profession that I find those thing interesting.

The gameplay seems fun and engaging, but maybe it will be a bit tedious after a longer period? Who knows, it could be just the right thing people were looking for, it may not.

I would love to see this game pull me back into loving the MMO scene, but can Bluehole and En Masse turn water into wine? We'll see.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2010 7:49PM InkSix said

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I'm amazed at how appalled people seem to be about this game having provocative armors available. I thought in this day and age people would be used to it by now. Plus it's from Korea, this is sort of expected isn't it? I for one can't wait to play it.

Posted: Oct 14th 2010 9:45PM Valdur said

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Man you better ignore those comments and I also can't wait to play this game.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2010 11:35PM paterah said

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I can't wait to play it either. My eyes have seen things far worse than that and I mean REAL LIFE things and obviously not talking only about the specific subject, add in everything including war executions and...seriously...everything. And people are crying over some video game character showing cleavage and wearing heels. It's not even funny.

To end my rant I hope the gameplay turns out good cause the game seems interesting.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2010 7:57PM Solp said

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Hope there's a boob slider.

Posted: Oct 14th 2010 8:50PM Laren said

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Tera oh Tera... you single handedly keep my enthusiasm for mmos alive. Please don't fail. :) no pressure. hehe.

Posted: Oct 15th 2010 12:37AM nhat said

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People trying to use logic in a fantasy game?! Let's try to explain how mages throws fireballs and healers heal with sprinkles in every mmo! What fun lol.

Posted: Oct 15th 2010 9:37AM DarthDan said

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It has nothing to do with logic or showing cleavage. You just don't wear a dinner dress or high heels into combat. For many of us, that makes it stylistically unappealing. Having a dinner dress and highheels as social roleplay clothes? -- sure, no problem. But showing that this style is a precedent for female adventure gear in the game is a valid argument for those of us who find it unappealing. If it's not a game breaker for you, that's wonderful, but for many of us, the style of the games we enjoy is a large draw to why we play them.

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