En Masse Entertainment is getting set to launch the next TERA closed beta weekend! The next weekend starts this Friday - March 9th, 2012.
Even more exciting is that beta testers will be able to check out today's patch firsthand. En Masse has announced that they are deploying a patch to the beta today, which will bring some tweaks to the game:
We've been listening to you and have some great improvements in place for Closed Beta Test 3. We've made some small tweaks to the PvP system based on your feedback. It's now uncool to kill players six or more levels lower than you, and players who do will receive the red name of shame, with their punishment left up to the community.
For the exact details, please see our patch notes. Our design goal is to give players the tools to run the PvP server and set a framework that encourages meaningful PvP but doesn't let asshats ruin it for everyone else.
Increasing the level cap to 32 opens up two provinces to explore: the Val Aureum desert lands and the tropical coast of Ostgarath. In addition to discovering the towns of Chebika and Cutthroat Harbor, you'll be able to venture into Azarel's Temple, an open dungeon containing small instances.
The beta starts on March 9th at 11:00 AM PST and runs through Sunday, March 11 at 11:59 PM PST. Available servers include Arachnaea (PvE), Serpentis Isle (PvE), Valley of Titans (PvP), Jagged Coast (PvP) and as mentioned above, the level cap is 32.
For more information on this beta weekend, visit http://tera.enmasse.com/!