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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 9:06AM vampero said

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Sounds like you had a great time 8)

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 9:13AM redsolar said

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Cool stuff. Hope to give it a shot some day during beta phase. The ability to dodge and actually aim your attacks should make things a little more interesting.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 9:34AM Kaoss said

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Really hoping this thing has a beta launch than it did in the east, and that the 2012 launch date is so they can fix any problems they had :)

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 9:40AM hereafter said

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Hmm, might give it a try. I agree that it looks great, but I jumped onto a character at E3 and found the general open-world combat to be a little repetitive. It's was pretty visceral and satisfying though, so I won't pass judgment unless I get a chance to try more. Here's hoping i have the free time and the expendable income to try it when it releases.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 9:42AM BigAndShiny said

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Does TERA have full VO like GW2, TSW and SW:TOR?

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 11:49AM (Unverified) said

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@Ren54

I keep hearing that, but do they have the political system in play, or the cross-server pvp world domination in yet?
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 3:48PM Joshinu said

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@Ren54 This is the very reason why they have delayed the launch of the game till spring 2012. Their recent answers to twitter questions have stated that due to the delay in launch, they plan on adding raid content (PvE for more than 5 people) and guild housing is back on the table for their launch version. I'd say that is probably the reason why it is getting delayed, so that it does have a true end game.
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 11:40PM Arrei said

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@Joshinu Hold on a minute there, they never guaranteed those things, they've just said that with the extra time to make improvements such things might become a possibility for release.

Don't want anyone to see that and then be confused if it doesn't make it into release, is all.
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 10:08AM VikingGamer said

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The only thing I don't like about TERA is that I am still not playing it. Grrrrr.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 10:59AM Utakata said

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In before "Which one of you had to wear the cocktail dress?"

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 11:58AM heerobya said

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Between the big flop in Korea and the fact that not a single Eastern made MMO has really made a big splash in the US... even though plenty have tried and plenty have been over-hyped to the point everyone thought they would be "the one" *cough* Aion *cough*

... I just have a lot of doubts this whole game is anything but fluff and hype.

I've seen combat vids from the Korean version, sure, it's fast paced but it's not all that complex. Just a lot of kiting and dodging around mixed in with the standard fair tab-target button mashing... even the aiming mechanics seem a lot more Tabula Rasa then say Counterstrike.

I.E. as long as you are generally facing the mob the "reticle" is quite huge.

Comparing this to GW2 in terms of "action packed combat" it's hard for me to believe that Tera has any chance of beating out GW2 in the West.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 12:35PM Synthetic said

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@heerobya

I'm not sure why the lack of TERA's success in the eastern market keeps being leveraged against it. Shouldn't we take that as a good omen? Perhaps the game's failure over there will equate to successs over here.

" I've seen combat vids from the Korean version, sure, it's fast paced but it's not all that complex. Just a lot of kiting and dodging around mixed in with the standard fair tab-target button mashing "

I love Guild Wars 2 so far and am planning to purchase it, but it seems to be tab-targetting and button mashing to me - which is fine, it's not an inherently bad thing. Why knock TERA because it uses the same device but with added dynamics?

TERA looks gorgeous. It doesn't seem to want to dethrone anyone, just carve out a place of its own. More importantly it doesn't look like a bad game... so far. o_o
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:18PM (Unverified) said

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@heerobya Are you saying TERA has tab targeting? If so TERA doesnt at all,

Reason TERA wasnt great in Korean after the 1st month is bc it was WAY WAY to west for the Korean Market. People hit end game with in 2 or 3 weeks, the AH was flooded with golds and there really wasnt any end game at the time.

This is the reason EME and BHS pushed TERA release in NA/EU bc they want a better launch for us and wanted to have more end game added to the game. Now say if TERA had the same drop rates and exp like AION did then ya most likely it would prob done a bit better since it would of taken people a bit longer to lvl up and to get fully geared out
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 12:16PM (Unverified) said

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I don't think the Korean reaction is a bad thing, US players play very different. Koreans love mindless grinding. However, the pushback will kill this game. Between SWTOR and GW2, this game doesn't have a chance with launch. A launch this year before those games would have been very helpful, their going to have to work for the subs.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:21PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) ToR isnt all that great, as many has said on other forums ToR will sell bc its Star Wars.

Now GW2 dont really will hugely effect TERA sell's since there are no monthly fee at all and you can acutely play both.

So again ToR isnt this ground braking MMO and is still a tab targeting game with star wars skin slapped on it. I would rather have it be more like SWG in game play wise then what it is now.
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 12:37PM angryhoar said

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If someone from En Masse is reading this: it's not too late for a soft launch!
Think of the possibilities.
You get a bucket load of people testing the content, grammar and whatever else.
Then when enough content has been patched onto the game, WHAM, full blown launch.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:14PM PrimeSynergy said

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Well this certainly eases a few of my fears about the game, but an endless stream of continuous delays don't exactly make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:24PM (Unverified) said

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@PrimeSynergy Name one MMO that hasnt had a delay, ToR had a few, Gw2 had a few, AION the list can go on for a bit.

TERA had like 2 maybe 3 delays. This last delay is bc they want us to have everything they are adding now to the game.... they want NA/EU to have more stuff to do unlike the Koreans did.


Hey at least they want us to have more stuff at end game unlike NcSoft did for us in AION
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:45PM PrimeSynergy said

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@(Unverified)

This isn't about *a* delay though. I understand that games get delayed. It isn't just MMOs either, damn near every game gets delayed at some point...

Wasn't this game supposed to come out multiple times in the past year or something? If not, then you can disregard this comment and the end of my first one. If so, then my statement still stands.

I know they want to add/fix stuff. That's practically the reason to EVERY delay. It's just when something is constantly pushed back, it doesn't exactly spell "we got this under control." If anything, it makes me wonder how many more problems will creep up when the final product is released and potentially millions of people get their hands on it all at the same time...

I'm not writing the game off completely or anything so pump your brakes. I'm just a tad bit skeptical is all as we've seen multiple delays either be the 'death' or the success of a game...usually, and sadly, the former
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:51PM PrimeSynergy said

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@PrimeSynergy

err I feel like I should amend that last statement. I don't mean the delays themselves are the reason for a game's success. I mean that they're usually a sign of the way things are going.

Obviously a good game can still get delayed a ton of times and a bad one can just as easily be released without one delay.though.
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