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Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 6:16PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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I don't want to learn more because the game is already out in Korea and the changes they are making aren't serious game changing so just take my damn money EME and let me play.

Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 6:19PM (Unverified) said

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So....you're saying the game I paid for can be fundamentally altered by players, allowing me to be PK'ed on any server?? No thanks.

Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 6:25PM ThrangisTheRed said

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@(Unverified) The whole server doesn't become PK enabled. You can only be PK'd in specific territories that have that enabled, run by a PK loving Vanarch. If you don't want to risk going through that territory, find another way around.
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Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 6:32PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@(Unverified) Play on a PVE server and you are fine.
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Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 7:26PM (Unverified) said

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@Alex Oglitchkin Thanks for the clarification, I just kinda despise the free for all PVP stuff. I like PVP but I'm more into structured team-based stuff.
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Posted: Jun 24th 2011 12:19AM mechanicalturk said

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I think it is a good compromise for semi-FFA PVP or straight PVE. Pieces of the map can be shaped by hard-woking players to their liking. Honestly, I find the the Tera system to be pretty clever.

It seems that it never forces anyone to play in a PVE / PVP system they don't like. If a player runs a province and wants PVE / PVP, awesome. No segregation by server. The will of the population shapes the landscape. Very Cool.
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Posted: Jun 24th 2011 5:22AM bobfish said

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It appears on PvE servers that the option to make a province PK is going to be disabled.

Also the provinces are split between win through PvP or win through diplomacy, no province offers both options. So there will always be provinces where someone had to win over the public, which hopefully means at least a few good guys get into office.
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Posted: Jun 24th 2011 10:30AM (Unverified) said

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@bobfish Thanks for all the replies guys. I've been to Terafans now and seen what they're actually implementing and looks pretty cool. Plenty of balance and mitigation. Someone above said that they liked how specific provinces can choose playstyle and I think that's awesome as well.
Cheers.
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Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 6:23PM ThrangisTheRed said

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The political system is definitely going to be a highlight of TERA. I can't wait to test it out. :)

Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 6:39PM Graill440 said

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let me be the first to cast the first boulder on this political system or the actual lack of.

This is AIKA, done the exact same way, with more eye candy, the vote is nothing like they show in the spin vid, its vote by sheer number with groups or guilds, raid voting, charisma and pvp (raid) combat have absolutely nothing to do with anything other than gaining the position by raiding.

there is no consequence and there is no fear of loss for any player, there is no system, except that the devs say there is and expect the potential subs to buy into it.

A big guild or number of guilds will take over and rotate the position, thats that, just like they currenty do in a few other titles beside the one i just mentioned, whether pvp or mass voting, no "charisma" involved as you do not know a person ingame with the exception of being an online aquaintance so again, the charisma spin is just that, spin.

So and so in is control of the biggest guild on the server, they know how to raid, they know gear, so we want your vote because we are "big and cool", seriously?

Where is the consequence, the true alternatives to actual power that do not include raid type voting or pvp, same exact thing, its simply an open raid themed way to gain power. Again i wont state a single idea as i do not get paid by these non imaginitive devs. there is no ingame counter for anything, just the mass vote, an actual raid for control of the area in question, simply a type of open world raid to decide who will control an area, they dont think people will see past the spin? Really pretty sad. Still a pass on this title, dead out the gate.

Its simply a joke, Smile.

Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 6:52PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@Graill440 Of course that is how it will work. There is no shocker there as it will be all about popularity and making alliances to keep the power among those that are trusted.
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Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 6:59PM paterah said

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@Graill440 Didn't you also send your ideas about EVE to CCP, or actually you didn't, you requested to be paid firstly if I'm correct? Too bad they didn't agree with your demands, I mean what would some of the geniuses who work there know.
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Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 7:19PM (Unverified) said

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If only the political system was completely optional and I could choose to not be forced to participate in it or be influenced by it in any way. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case. I hate politics IRL and don't want a dumbed down system with less restrictions and less consequences screwing up a perfectly good game otherwise.

Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 9:41PM Jade Effect said

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Going on a political campaign to gather votes sounds interesting and all. Ooo, make promises you don't intend to keep! Run attack ads on your opponent! Kiss the babies! Just like real life!

Then of course everything goes out the window when people realize you can simply capture the position of Vanarch through pvp. Much simpler.

Posted: Jun 23rd 2011 10:44PM Valdur said

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This political system is still unclear with lots of shades of grey.
1.Can a Vanarch be assassinated by anyone?
2.How the Jail thing work?
3.Can a Vanarch kill another Vanarch and take his province?

Posted: Jun 24th 2011 1:42AM (Unverified) said

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From what I heard some zones you can only become a Vanarch through PvP and others through popular vote (or PvE). However, this is still the first showing of a new system that could easily add some spice to everyday endgame. I look forward to seeing more info in the months to come.

Posted: Jun 24th 2011 1:49AM Kinau said

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Errr guys? Whats with the new layout? I cant seem to view older posts. The link to older posts is no longer at the bottom of the page.

Posted: Jun 24th 2011 3:55AM ImperialPanda said

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The problem in doing stuff like this is that a significant portion of game features is available to only a very small number of players. It's an odd time to be doing this since currently it seems many MMOs want to make as much of their game accessible to as many people as possible.

The video makes it sound all good and stuff but c'mon unless this is your first MMO you should know it will work much differently in practice. The video claims there will be different options for gaining office, keeping office, and what you can do while in office. But in reality there will only be one best way to gain office, one best way to keep office, and one best way to exercise your Vanarch powers. If you don't play most efficiently, someone else will come along and play better than you. (and QQ ensues) "Elite" endgame MMO always comes down to min-max, because an MMO is basically one big math function.

Hype aside, I'll probably still try out Tera since I'm not terribly interested in SWTOR's setting and GW2 will never be an MMO to me. :P

Posted: Jun 24th 2011 5:54AM Fabius Bile said

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? GW2 IS an MMO, and just repeating its a sausage is not gonna turn it into one...
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Posted: Jun 24th 2011 3:37PM ImperialPanda said

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@Fabius Bile

Debating whether to post or not. If you'll notice, I said GW2 will never be an MMO... TO ME. Meaning I personally don't find the draw of traditional MMOs present in GW. I'm not arguing whether GW can be technically termed an MMO or not.

Was that clarification really necessary? -.-
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