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Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:06AM FreudianTheory said

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I am really looking forward to trying out this game. I have been following it for a bit now, and it's caught my attention more than even SWTOR, which i got to beta test.

Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:07AM Space Cobra said

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That's a curious statement. I thought TERA was emphasizing "fighting", much like Vindicus. but in a more open-world setting.

I don't know about the quest-systems or NPCs, but to come out and say, "We are different from WoW" is sorta like hearing/reading bad "Engrish" in a Japanese Manga.

I mean, I expect differences and didn't even think to make WoW comparisons. Now, he just seemed to have opened the door...

Posted: Dec 5th 2011 11:13AM silver001 said

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@Space Cobra The quest system is exactly like WoW, except that when I played the game a few months ago, you were better off grinding Hero (super elites and account for 80% of the mobs at level 44) mobs in a 5 man group than do a quest, because each mob gave more xp, chance for gold drops and took less time than a quest.

As for the combat system, well the reliance on the holy trinity much makes most fights tank and spank with the occasional block or teleport out of the raging monster way. Also I personally got bored of the combat system after level 20. Of course I really I did like healing though in that game because you really had to be active or people died.

To me, i might play tera, but it will probably be on a private server because I personally feel its not worth a monthly sub. If it was f2p I would jump on it so fast.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2011 11:15AM silver001 said

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@silver001 Let me just add that its basically WoW but without the combat system. But has all the other symptons of a korean MMO, overly sexualize characters ( way too slutty, its like borderline softcore shit) and the grind.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2011 1:23PM DancingCow said

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@Space Cobra

Possibly because post SWTOR's recent big beta weekends, SWTOR is being dismissed by many people as WoW with lasers.

@silver001

That's the one big turn-off for me. In most games I'd probably play an elf but if I play Tera I might have to be one of those giant thingies. They seem to be the only non-pornographic option.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2011 4:11PM silver001 said

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@DancingCow The male versions are but the female someone how they made them a little slutty with some of their armor design. I mean its not as bad as I made it sound, but at the same thing I kinda felt embarrass playing whenever a girl came next to me.

but every other thing except possibly the combat and the sexual stuff (DD airbag female elfs, btw just look at the screen shot even if you wanted you cannot modify the body of any of the races) might be different from when I played it. I forgot to mention that.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2011 5:16PM Space Cobra said

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@DancingCow

That's a good point. They are trying to "beat their drum" in a PR-way and "trick" folks to thinking their game is "totally not WoW".

...but according to Silver001..."well......."

...seems to be still a bit WoW in there.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2011 9:40AM kalipou134 said

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@DancingCow

WoW with lazer? That still sounds better than 90% of the shit out there bra, including stupid korean grinders ;)
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Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:08AM cursedlegend said

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"When you dive into the game for the first time, swing a sword, cast a spell, dodge and weave in combat, you'll be hooked,"
strange...seems the koreans were hooked by it.

Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:21AM cursedlegend said

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@cursedlegend
were NOT
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Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:47AM (Unverified) said

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@cursedlegend

In all fairness they were at first as the combat is fun, the artwork is beautiful, and the game has some unique and awesome races such as the Castanics and the Elin... BUT the endgame was just the same gear-grind that WoW and 90% of MMO's offer so it got old fast. Combat and graphics are nice, but they aren't everything.

Personally I hope that they do add some sandbox elements at some point. An Archeage-like game with Tera visuals and combat would be perfect for me.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2011 11:02AM SnarlingWolf said

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@cursedlegend

Well not to mention that there have been games like Asheron's Call around for 12 years now where you dodge arrows and spells. For Tera to act like they brought that to MMOs is pretty ridiculous.

I played an early version of Tera for the western audience. Yes the combat was fun for a couple of minutes and then it turned extremely repetitive. The "quests" in that game that I saw were 100% killtasks and nothing else.

The game could be interesting for PvP, the same way Asheron's Call is because of the skill in dodging and aiming attacks, but it doesn't seem to have much else going for it.
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Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:13AM BGExorcist said

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Didnt the korean game bleed most of its subs? Why are they taking years to translate a few lines of text noone cares about anyway.

Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:16AM Unshra said

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Hopefully he's right but as for me I have given up on Tera when it comes to Asian titles the only one I care to follow right now is Archeage. However by the time Archeage releases in the West the world would have already come to an end so... ;-P

Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:33AM KvanCetre said

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I wanted to like this game, but two things are keeping me away.
The combat seems less about dodging and more about running away from videos I've seen. Simply kiting an enemy doesn't seem as interesting as planned.
Secondly, the Popori. The men are bad enough, but the female of the race are human women with animal ears? Uhgggg.

Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:36AM b3n said

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"When you dive into the game for the first time, swing a sword, cast a spell, dodge and weave in combat, you'll be hooked,"

Everyone always says that and its never been true yet.

Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:50AM Pilgrim said

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game is nearly dead in korea, it has been overdue to be released and by the time it will be launched it will be fighting other games for subs. Hate to say it, but I will take ArcheAge over TERA...

Posted: Dec 5th 2011 10:53AM Duulin said

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He is missing one key aspect, inorder for a MMO to be successful it needs to be released.

Posted: Dec 5th 2011 11:38AM ElfLove said

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@Duulin

Comment of the year!

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