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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:18PM (Unverified) said

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This game has been pushed back so long for NA release and it's still not ready? Isn't it up and running in Korea now? I don't understand the problem.

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:29PM Utakata said

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You may want to read all the articles about TERA here for last 2 or 3 years. Perhaps then you'll get a sense of why the adventure to releasing this game wasn't so cut and dry. Just saying.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:19PM SnarlingWolf said

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Did they go to the Blizzard school of game design? Delay features that are actually one of the main attractions for your particular audience, nice.

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:20PM (Unverified) said

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I'm happy about this. Personally, I hope they never put them in. I've seen too many good games ruined because of instanced pvp.

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:24PM Utakata said

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I heard about the BG's being lack luster, to say the least, in the game chat when I was playing this last weekend's beta...so I am not really surprised. That does however put TERA in the same dubios club as Diablo III of not releasing promised PvP content at launch unfortunately...

...great game though! Too bad Massively wasn't around to cover CBT4. :(

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:45PM Nenene said

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@Utakata
I've heard that the combat system is fun to play with and I think Amani are really cool, but I'm sorry; I am NOT having TERA on my purchase history. Last thing I need is Dateline NBC showing up at my door or whatever.

Nothing with little girl children dressed like that is going to ever be connected with my name, ever. It's just horrifying.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 6:33PM Zyrusticae said

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@Nenene

You have...

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...Issues...
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 7:17PM Nenene said

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@Zyrusticae
At least I won't need to explain myself to my boss as to why I'm playing a game with things that look like Elin in it.

Just saying.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 7:44PM Utakata said

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@Nenene

The combat system was a bit of a learning curve for me...it very different from what I m used to in MMO's. So I had to take some time to adjust, even more so than I did with EVE. Though I see the beauty of it when I did get used to it, which made playing much more enjoyable at the end.

The Elin wern't that scantily clad as many made them out to be. They where in many ways more modest that what I see hanging around a given park on a summer day. Since Elin are not children, this was far more modest then their other racial counterparts. So unless the state your playing from is Iran, you will need no fear of authorities hassling you over playing this game.

...though I am with you on not wanting to play the female versions of the other races. Since I'm not really into playing something with pornstar chest measurements and equivalent attire. So yeah...you may want to give that a miss if that makes you feel uncomfortable.

@Zyrusticae

And I have issues too. But instead of the painfully strung out ad hominem, you may want to address Nenene's concerns instead.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 9:30PM riesza said

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@Nenene Why would I need to explain to my boss what I do in my free time?
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:03PM Divagador said

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@riesza Touché
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Posted: Mar 31st 2012 6:32PM Allenomura said

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@Utakata Yeah, I was going to reference Blizzard's game as well. I really think that this sub they're insisting on is going to be a thorn in this game's side.
A difference, they don't have the track record of Blizzard. For instance, they've shown admirable levels of support to the likes of Diablo II, and Starcraft keeping them patched and playable, responding to feedback and offering content in patches for these. so I have a lot of faith in them, and rate their work. If they tell me it will follow, I'm satisfied with that, (After all, they placed a similar timeframe on D3 at one stage, and now, that game is very much real, and on the way)

I just don't think I can extend that kind of belief to en-masse.
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Posted: Mar 31st 2012 11:52PM blueimpact said

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@Nenene

Someone who has never touched any games ever.

OH NO. I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THE CONTENT OF 90% OF GAMES IN CREATION AND 98% FROM JAPAN
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Posted: Apr 1st 2012 1:48AM Zyrusticae said

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@Utakata

I'm afraid I have no great interest in trying to "address" the issues when said issues are of a completely irrational nature. Really, do you expect me to go up to a devout follower of Sharia law and try to "address" some of their more ridiculous beliefs? Not a nice way to put it, but it is what it is - some things just aren't worth direct confrontation.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:25PM OldManIstvan said

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A friend of mine who does recording was telling me about the limitations of records. How today's processing effects wouldn't fit on a record, only on CDs. So artists then had to be able to knock out amazing performances, because they couldn't be corrected later.

Just makes me think of cartridges is all. Couldn't patch em, didn't have to.

Are finished products really too much to ask for now?

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 7:31PM (Unverified) said

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I used to like consoles for that reason. PC games are fine, but sometimes I would get tired of the bugs, patches and upgrades. Consoles work out of the box, everyone playing has exactly the same specs, and the games are polished and ready to go.

Not anymore....
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Posted: Mar 31st 2012 10:02AM nhat said

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You obviously haven't seen some consoles games than. Skyrim had graphics/performance issues. Nowadays consoles are like PCs, they have a Harddrive and everything so developers can release patches.

Of course games coding is a lot more complex than back in the 16 bit days.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:36PM Seffrid said

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This is like one of those Derek Smart games, where reading all the shenanigans before the game is launched is proving to be so much more entertaining than actually playing the game will ever be.

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:42PM Nenene said

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As long as the ridiculous skimpy female armor is still in, I'm sure anyone planning to play TERA will be just fine.

/with apologies to Utakata

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 5:58PM (Unverified) said

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This makes me sad, not because I was really looking forward to the battlegrounds (which I was, honestly), but because I really love this game, for the last year or two I've been waiting very impatiently for an MMO that could hold my attention, that I actually liked playing. It took about 30 minutes of TERA in CBT1 before I fell in love with it. The reason this news makes me sad, is because I think it's definitely going to hurt the game, and if you ask me a game's launch is what's going to make or break it these days, I just hope that the game succeeds, because I want to play this game for years to come.

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