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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 12:43PM Lateris said

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It looks they are really trying to get a North American product ready that will appeal to us.

Posted: Aug 27th 2011 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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Hey Reahard,

Did they use the words endgame or did you? Because really if PVP is the endgame focus, this game can be buried. Aion all over again. Well I guess it's fine for the PVP bunch, but the pve folks would rather pull our teeth out with a pair of pliers.

Posted: Aug 27th 2011 1:38PM Konataismine said

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@(Unverified)Us PvPers need games too? Aion was a failure because of the grind.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 2:03PM Boardwalker said

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@Konataismine

Thankfully Aion is no longer a grind and is a lot of fun both for pvp and pve. It's actually one of the most polished MMOs out there right now. Too bad it still has a negative reputation as a grind that it garnered (and rightfully so) when it was released.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 2:05PM Boardwalker said

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Oh, and I look at it the opposite way: because if PVE is the endgame focus for TERA, this game can be buried. I guess it's fine for the PVE bunch, but the pvp folks would rather pull our teeth out with a pair of pliers.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 2:25PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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@Boardwalker If you removed raiding from WoW how many do you think would be left? If Aion had some PVE servers it would have done better. Lots of people just don't want to be messed with while leveling and doing little things.

Since the US version of TERA is gonna have PVE servers I wonder how that will work with x-server battles. I wonder if it will be PVE realm vs PVE realm.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 2:42PM Konataismine said

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@Boardwalker Ooooh thanks. As soon as I upgrade my computer, I have many MMO's to check out it seems ^^
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 3:17PM Jef Reahard said

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Endgame was their phrase for the political system and the server vs. server stuff.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 3:24PM (Unverified) said

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@Boardwalker

I'm not downing PVP, like I said it's great if it's your thing, been when a majority of the game is structure and focused around it, it limits the game to be only PVP. Aion fixed the grind, but the PVP structures KILLS this game for so many people. An Aion does not have any true endgame; raiding for instances is a one boss kill instance, with no trash. An that's only if your factions owns the fortress with the instances for that week. All things require balance.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 3:26PM (Unverified) said

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@Jef Reahard

Thanks Jeff,

Wasn't downing the article, those are some really key words to use though. Makes me really leery of what they believe endgame should be (not that many games get this right, any new ideas would be a good thing)
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 3:37PM Konataismine said

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@(Unverified) But if you focus on end-game PvE, PvP inevitability gets shunt to the side, as PvE content requires a much-faster pace when it come releasing patches and such. Look at what happened to DAoC when they tried to incorporate an PvE endgame. The best PvP MMO to date (IMO of course.) completely ruined. /hate Trials of Atlantis
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 5:59PM (Unverified) said

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I seems that people are under the impression that there CAN ONLY BE ONE ENDGAME!!!111 TERA's plan is to provide lots to do for all kinds of players when they reach the end game. This SvS is endgame for the PvPers, political system is endgame for a mixture of PvP and PvE in addition to purely PvE dungeon and eventually raid encounters. So no one is left out in the cold.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 6:33PM Boardwalker said

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@Alex Oglitchkin

I've played WoW on and off since its servers opened, and in all those years I've raided...three times maybe. If raiding was removed from WoW I don't know how many leave, but it would have 0 impact on the way that I play.

And I'll be curious to see how TERA organizes its pvp play.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 6:36PM Boardwalker said

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You said "An Aion does not have any true endgame; raiding for instances is a one boss kill instance, with no trash."

Which is exactly one of the reasons that I like Aion so much.
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Posted: Aug 28th 2011 4:06PM Zyrusticae said

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Um.

Aion is not a raiding game. Never was, never will be. The endgame for PvE consists entirely of group dungeons - Beshmundir Temple, Empyrean Crucible, Abyssal Splinter. This is a good thing, because raiding is a terrible gameplay mode that more involves wrestling with incompetent alliance members than any actual, engaging gameplay. I should mention that the game has some of the toughest PvE content I've ever played in an MMO (and NOT just because "oh this guy has super-boosted stats"). It does NOT hold your hand in any way.

I don't get why you are under the impression that raiding is the only form of PvE endgame. Group dungeons work just as well, if not [i]better[/i], since raiding is all about logistics and NOT real, fun gameplay. Who cares about raiding, really?
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Posted: Aug 27th 2011 3:53PM Panicbutton said

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Server vs Server, now that's the kind of 'new' end game content I am looking for. I had zero interest in Tera up until reading this article, now all of a sudden I am very interested!

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