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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 10:23AM Syesta said

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Hell, it's about time.
*SC2 Space Marine Face*

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 10:32AM Grumms said

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I'm actually excited about this. I've barely read up on it but it's about time we got some combat that isn't bland and boring!

can't wait to heal like this.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:15AM vekien said

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@Grumms you are going to be hugely disappointed by endgame.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:17PM Grumms said

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@vekien My post had nothing to do with endgame.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 6:16PM BigNastey said

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@vekien

You know nothing about what has been added into the game since the Korean launch a year ago. The lvl cap is now 58 with lots of end game, and it's still being updated to this day in Korea. The NA/EU will be getting the game will all of that content at launch.

Gotta think about it, it being released in Korea first is great thing for us. Most of the bugs have been squashed and we got some serious content updates for end game. If everything goes well with server stress tests, we should be looking at a very nice launch with a good amount of content to hold us over until even more arrives.

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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:22AM Protheus said

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hmm To play or NOT to play ?? that is the question

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:23AM jimr9999us said

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Glad to see another mmorpg coming...we consume them like mcribs anymore and then complain about the gas. Feed me.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:34AM Vandal said

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May 1st for for playmate models combating in mini-skirts and highheels!

But seriously, I have to wonder if they have adapted the game enough to suit a Western market. I have my doubts about the game's political system and giving players that much influence on game mechanics but who knows, it might actually work.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:36AM Stilllove said

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OK, I need to address the people saying that this is jsut a hotkey MMO with blocking / dodging. This is much more than that - if you swing your axe and there are, say, 5 opponents that it comes into contact with before you stop swinging - all those 5 guys will take damage - that to me is more than jsut hotkey + block. Mobs have hitboxes, people have hitboxes, all skills rely on positioning and aiming. This too me is as much as you can say about a standard single player RPG. Also, you cannot walk through players / mobs. That to me sounds like a proper new system, not just hotkey + dodge.

With regards to endgame - Endgame consists of Bosses, world bosses, pvp, political control, server vs server battles that tie into the political system, a flaoting city in teh sky that also ties into the political system but also includes various pve content, and certain other stuff that is a little unkown at the moment due to there not being much info available. Certainly some of the things i mentioned are not in the korean / japanese game as of yet, but they are planned for the first quarter, which should hopefully mean that by the time the game launches for us - we will have all those features.

Ok, that was a little defensive, but I felt I had to do it. I wouldn't conisder myself a fanboy, but I am genuinely interested in this game and I wanted people to know some concrete info about it.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:47AM Utakata said

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Now we get to find out what they've been meaning about their convoluted & turgid term of "Western'ization" all this time....well least in 6 months. And whether it means they've turned the "Asian grind" into "WoW questing on rails". Or it means they've turned the Elin into big hairy men. Or both.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:53AM Laren said

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Will definitely buy box/download. Not sure I'll have a long term subscription, but hey, I'm going in with low expectations so I might be pleasantly surprised!

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:56AM Spacegrass said

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Isn't this the game that failed in its native country? Forgive me if I don't get my hopes up.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 5:43PM nhat said

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@Spacegrass

Eh I guess being one of the top 5 mmos is the definition of "failing" here
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:08PM edgecrusherO0 said

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Yay! May 1 shall now be "hooker outfit" day!

Hopefully I'll get into the beta to give this a shot before launch, but definitely still interested and slightly more excited ^______^

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:27PM BigNastey said

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Yes, finally a release date!

After playing the US Community Play Event I can't stop myself from thinking about TERA. So excited to hear that it has an official release date, good stuff indeed.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:52PM Grumms said

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@BigNastey Can you compare it to any current MMOs? How was the leveling?
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 5:21PM BigNastey said

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@Grumms

The leveling is just like any other Western MMO. I would say the grind in Vanilla WoW was far, far worse. There is no grind in TERA. I found myself killing the BAMs over and over again though, it was that much fun.

Expect to be doing quests like you would anywhere else. You will easily reach max level just by doing quests.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 5:42PM nhat said

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@BigNastey

From what I understand you'll have left over quests and killing the BAM gives you more exp than the actual quest do so you can level either way.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 11:02AM Grumms said

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@BigNastey Thanks for the reply! I appreciate it.

Seems like I'll definitely be picking this up!
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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 6:11PM BigNastey said

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@nhat

Yea pretty much. If you prefer doing quests you can do that, if you prefer just killing big ass monsters you can do that too. I found a good mix of both of those led me through the levels.
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