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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 4:39PM jpkustra said

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That's Tera-ble news for the pre-order crews.

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 4:43PM Mikkhail said

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@jpkustra
Bwahahaha :D
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 5:59PM Graill440 said

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@jpkustra

heh, that was good.

So, what is it? Bad karma? Someone has cursed this company? An internal saboteur? can this much stuff go wrong for one company in as many months? Stay tuned for news!
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 6:48PM Deliverator said

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@Graill440
Digital River had a major storage crash. It wasn't EnMasse/Bluehole at all and multiple games/companies were affected.

I bought yesterday and finally got my key and download link a few hours ago. 6 hrs to go on the download :(

For the record, EnMasse was really good with their support and communication. (and I tipped the story at 10AM est)
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Posted: Feb 26th 2012 1:52AM Graill440 said

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@Deliverator

Wow, Digital River? Those folks have some major issues, all of them bad. Digital River has been at the forefront of many lawsuits and alot of controversy due to not delivering digital products, services, refunds, overbilling, etc for a number of years, it makes a lot of sense this company would be one nail in the coffin of this game.

Heh, the things a person finds out after the fact.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 5:57PM Cyroselle said

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@Graill440 What is it with you and coffin nails?
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Posted: Mar 21st 2012 1:07AM TeraFan said

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@Graill440

En-Masse are thieves because Blue-Hole stole from NcSoft

Karma? Probably
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 4:41PM Lt Cobalt said

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What a joke : /

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 4:46PM ZTZ said

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I guess that's why you beta-test your systems before going live.

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 4:56PM Balraw said

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My impression of Tera at the moment is of a train wreck waiting to happen, which is a shame as by all accounts the actual game is quite fun and has potential. Every other story that pops up about Tera seems to be reporting one mishap after another and it is making me wary of taking the plunge as far as getting the game for the launch.

For me I think this one is going on the one to watch list for the future once it has had time to settle and mature a little. Good luck to those who are taking the plunge though and I hope you all enjoy the game.

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 5:25PM Ratham said

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@Balraw Its going to flop in Euro/NA too.

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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 5:27PM Seffrid said

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@Balraw "My impression of Tera at the moment is of a train wreck waiting to happen"

I don't think there's any question of "waiting" to happen - it's already happened!

When I read the title I had this wonderful image of the developers knocking on people's doors and handing them an invite!
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 8:06PM (Unverified) said

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@Balraw

Agreed, it's sort of of sad, because it has potential on paper.

Game lacks story lore elements, you have no idea about anything based on questing text. Questing is very bland: go kill X boars. The world is a mold of tunnels, with the feel of a endurance race track. Graphics are decent, however it appears like mobs have been randomly planted in places like corn stalks. Basics controls are extremely unfriendly at first, lacks intuitive sense, it took 3 hours searching through key bindings and toying around to get a basic understand. Setting up a controller is equally tricky. Once you get past that uncomfortible adaptation, combat is the only interest concept in this game. It's fast, very interative, and long time MMO players would enjoy the combat. However, again the rest of the game is really bad. It would take drastic overall to make this game work. However, due to the game being a Korean based, it's similiar to Aion with hand me down, year delayed long patching.

Bummer.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 5:06PM jimr9999us said

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lol Tera...business schools will be using you as an example for years to come on how not to launch. Finally the folks at Funcom get a rest.

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 5:32PM nhat said

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@jimr9999us

Eh read the rest of the article:

The good news is that En Masse is watching the purchase logs and will be sending out game codes manually every two hours to pre-order customers. The studio assures everyone that his purchase will be recognized when the system is fixed and that if anyone accidentally purchased more than one copy by accident, the additional copies will be fully refunded.




They are working AROUND the issue and finding SOLUTIONS. EVERYONE who preorder can get in.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 5:36PM Ratham said

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@jimr9999us And people wont be able to make fun of Warhammer anymore, you'll be "pulling a TERA"
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 5:43PM Fabius Bile said

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@Ratham
thats a bit too much. TERA has to keep screwing ups for 3 years in a row to even reach the level of utter incompetence displayed by Mythic.

i dont think we will ever witness a game/company fail as much, and as hard, as WAR did...
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 5:49PM jimr9999us said

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@nhat

Yeah, i read the entire article. It was the manual responses to pre-orders that made me post...because if I pre-order a game to get into a beta that is currently going on, it's because I expect to be in that beta the minute my check is cashed.

But that's just me. And thanks for assuming I wouldn't read all of 3 paragraphs of text before forming an opinion...I appreciate the, uh, respect.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 6:18PM nhat said

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@jimr9999us So the instant response to someone fixing an issue is to insult them?
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Posted: Feb 25th 2012 11:32AM Deliverator said

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@nhat
seriously - It wasn't even their issue - it was Digital River - and it affected quite a few games.
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