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#61 Hika

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Free-To-Play as of yesterday

I played the TERA free-trial or beta several months ago.. I cannot recall what it was about TERA I did not like so I will somewhat reluctantly give it another try. I will be optimistic here and hope whatever it was has been changed or improved.

Edited by Hika, 06 February 2013 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

This F2P idea seems to be the flavour of the year, wonder what else will be following suit. Might make me check this game out.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:43 AM

After this last patch, I am downloading Tera as I type. Maybe this will provide a nice distraction until Anet starts to get things right with their game :)

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:31 AM

Downloaded this since I'm giving gw2 a long rest, enjoying it so far.
I like that each class has its own evade mechanic makes the playstyle a bit different than dodge roll for everyone.

There is also a system that lets you chain moves together ..
you can activate the next move in a chain with spacebar instead of the normal hotkey.
Example :
the Archer has a move he hits twice in melee to damage and stun an attacker,
this procs a promt to hit spacebar to activate the next move in the chain which damages the attacker breaking the stun,
and another proc/promt to hit spacebar again to activate the third skill which leaps you away away from the attacker.

Was expecting starting areas to be dead..but they are thriving people everywhere, which also surprised me.

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#65 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

I ended up installing it again and boy of boy is it pretty! The colours are simply to die for!
Not only is it pretty, it's also pretty darn huge: the levelling experience is quite fantastic since you can actually skip content instead of having to do everything in a tiny space just so that you grind enough XP to be able to move on. Camera controls are amazing, although I do miss using skills on the move. There also seems to be a "first guy that hits a foe gets the XP" rule and I bloody hate it.

I am not entirely sure I'll continue playing because I hate the limitations of the free accounts and it's WAY to much of an MMO for my taste, but from what I can see, they did quite a number of things really right: if you'd mix GW1, GW2 and TERA you could end up with a pretty darn good MMO!

Edited by Ritualist, 29 May 2013 - 05:36 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

As much as I recall, the end-game can get extremely repetitive.  But I enjoyed the feel of the game.  The reticle-based targeting and dodge mechanics, combined with combat telegraphing (and way better camera controls, IMO) make the game's combat a joy.  I could actually take a hit and could tell when I needed to move the hell out of the way.

My only issue is the number of abilities you need to keep track of and the lack of depth in the combat itself.  All Warriors use twin-blades, etc, etc.  No stat diversification either.

The story, meh.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:50 PM

I tried it again (tried the free trial last summer out of boredom) and feeling was exactly the same.

Positive:
The world is beautifull

Negative:
The UI is really ugly, same with all indicators in combat,...
Combat is boring
Characters are just ridiculous

So I just wasted 1h downloading it (luckely I have no max amount of download/month :P)

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:54 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 29 May 2013 - 05:50 PM, said:

I tried it again (tried the free trial last summer out of boredom) and feeling was exactly the same.

Positive:
The world is beautifull

Negative:
The UI is really ugly, same with all indicators in combat,...
Combat is boring
Characters are just ridiculous

So I just wasted 1h downloading it (luckely I have no max amount of download/month :P)

The UI is different.  Largely to handle the fact that you don't have an active mouse cursor all the time.  Makes it feel a little clunky.  I admit, I dislike the combat indicators, but only because I never memorized them.

Combat's a little slow, but so is another game that's recently been released by NCSoft.  Both lack depth and synergy.  Most of the synergy's actually put into only one or two classes.

And finally, it's a Korean MMO.  They have a different aesthetic.  Are you in any way, shape or form into manga and anime?  Then you might take issue with the art style, but to a lot of people that's a good style.  It's definitely not going to have the same broad appeal in the West.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:06 PM

View PostMazingerZ, on 29 May 2013 - 05:54 PM, said:

The UI is different.  Largely to handle the fact that you don't have an active mouse cursor all the time.  Makes it feel a little clunky.  I admit, I dislike the combat indicators, but only because I never memorized them.

Combat's a little slow, but so is another game that's recently been released by NCSoft.  Both lack depth and synergy.  Most of the synergy's actually put into only one or two classes.

And finally, it's a Korean MMO.  They have a different aesthetic.  Are you in any way, shape or form into manga and anime?  Then you might take issue with the art style, but to a lot of people that's a good style.  It's definitely not going to have the same broad appeal in the West.
  • No I really, really hate everything about the UI, it's so slick/modern and totally not fitting for a fantasy game, for example the damage numbers during combat fit more into a space themed game imo.
  • Myea, but the combat is so incredibly boring (this is especially aching because they market it as a action game), and after playing GW2 and even GW1, it feel svery cluncky and slow.
  • I actually really love the graphics, the vibrant feel fits a fantasy game very well imo
    For example this is a pic of the way I play Skyrim: (picture from google cause I can't be arsed to get one myself, upload it and all that,...)
    http://www.guru3d.co...ion=file&id=124
    So you see I really like that kind of graphics, but all the other things in the game just ruin it for me..
    And nope never watched anything manga or so.

Edited by Gilles VI, 29 May 2013 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

TERA is one of those games I just couldn't do. The combat was boring, it felt like any other F2P MMO really, except it felt like I was playing  some guy's kinky sexual fantasy.

Anyway, it's just not for me. Let's leave it at that. It was an interesting try but as always, over hyped and oversexualized. Alienating many and boring others.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:39 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 29 May 2013 - 06:06 PM, said:

  • Myea, but the combat is so incredibly boring (this is especially aching because they market it as a action game), and after playing GW2 and even GW1, it feel svery cluncky and slow.

How is it clunky and slow compared to GW2? Because you can't use skills on the move? I mean, while I wish things would die faster, I get the exact same feeling in GW2 also.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

View PostRitualist, on 29 May 2013 - 06:39 PM, said:

How is it clunky and slow compared to GW2? Because you can't use skills on the move? I mean, while I wish things would die faster, I get the exact same feeling in GW2 also.

Yes mostly because of skills always rooting you (very few exceptions), but more because the skills and combat mechanics work like in a standard MMO, with slow regenerating hp, and taunts, and all that stuff, just not my thing..

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

View PostRitualist, on 29 May 2013 - 06:39 PM, said:

How is it clunky and slow compared to GW2? Because you can't use skills on the move? I mean, while I wish things would die faster, I get the exact same feeling in GW2 also.

The animation root in Tera absolutely drives me insane and is the single biggest issue I had with the combat in the game.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:09 PM

Was having a decent time with Tera's combat at first, I was hoping as I got more interesting abilities it would be less spammy, but it unfortunately degenerated into the usual boring rotation system like in most other MMOs (a bit funner mind you). The questing is of course generic and dead boring like it is in most MMOs as well (seriously devs... at least put in something like rifts to help spice things up or story driven like SWTOR).
Game looks amazing, though choice of aesthetics are a bit... ehhhh for me. Controls were tight for the most part (jumping aside) and was over all very responsive and slick, worthy of it's status as a triple A title and beats out the free to play clutter-crap that you find at places like aeria games, gpotato, gravity, etc. (figured I'd include this since some people seem to either forget or not know what a truly shitty MMO is)
BAMs were quiet cool and much more satisfying to fight and beat then, say, your typical raid bosses. Over all, so far as mainstream 'WoW model' MMOs go, it was quiet good. If I wasn't already completely burned out on such systems (questing, basic trinity, etc) I think it would have been something I could stick with.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:27 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 29 May 2013 - 06:48 PM, said:

Yes mostly because of skills always rooting you (very few exceptions), but more because the skills and combat mechanics work like in a standard MMO, with slow regenerating hp, and taunts, and all that stuff, just not my thing..
Yeah, I guess "clunkier and slower than GW2" is absolutely something I can agree with.

#76 Gilles VI

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:57 PM

View PostArewn, on 29 May 2013 - 07:09 PM, said:


Game looks amazing, though choice of aesthetics are a bit... ehhhh for me.

I aswell love the way they developped the graphics, but you know, I felt kinda guilty if someone saw me playing the game because of the characters... It felt kinda perverted perhaps?

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:16 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 29 May 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

I aswell love the way they developped the graphics, but you know, I felt kinda guilty if someone saw me playing the game because of the characters... It felt kinda perverted perhaps?
Yea, I wanted to cover up my girlfriend's castanic, it felt dirty letting others look at her xD

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:42 PM

I thought i'd play GW2 alot longer than this (almost 9 months?), but yeah, i switched to Tera 3 weeks ago (I left the square maps for a more immersive world lol). My wife still plays GW2, but personnally, i really got bored with the "new" content. Kinda tired of the "new weapon skin gambling every month", blablabla... There's alot of GW2 players in the Tera starter area chat. No one really bitching GW2 (like in Rift chat... omg...), but most of us just wanted to try something else in the last 3-4 weeks.

Still, i probably will play GW2 from time to time just to play WvW and help my wife completing her monthly achievements.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:58 AM

Tera suffers issues opposite of GW2. It's a game with great fundamental mechanics, but the execution of those mechanics is bland. If you can manage the 30 gig download it's worth picking up just to experience the polished combat system. I wouldn't bother playing until "end game" as it consists of copypasted BAMs with different gimmick mechanics and the gear treadmill is an RNG grind.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:30 AM

Holy tits!
I finally got around to checking out female characters in this game and that was slightly troubling: honestly, that's kiddy porn.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

View PostRitualist, on 30 May 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

Holy tits!
I finally got around to checking out female characters in this game and that was slightly troubling: honestly, that's kiddy porn.

You really should take a look at the Korean versions.  What you're looking at are the more conservative versions.
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

If you think this is bad, take a look at an mmorpg named Scarlet Blade

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:51 PM

View PostJuanele, on 30 May 2013 - 06:36 PM, said:

If you think this is bad, take a look at an mmorpg named Scarlet Blade

I showed my GF that.  She couldn't stop giggling and I think we may play it together.
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