With TERA now officially free to play, the company is boasting over half a million new players since the launch of the update and new payment model. Indeed, their decision to go free has brought them up over a million registered players, requiring the team to open six new game servers just a few days after launch.
Incorporating a real-time battle system with a third person camera view into a fantasy MMO, TERA has a lot to offer to players. Typical features such as quests, crafting, and PvP action are available, but one of the main differences between TERA and other fantasy games is the battle system: Rather than tab-targeting a victim, players manually target an enemy with cross-hairs and actively dodge enemy attacks!
New with Rising:
Crucible of Flames: As players battle against monsters and bosses at various difficulty levels, they compete for dominance in a ranking system. Challengers who reach the top levels can look forward to valuable rewards. The Crucible of Flame is also home to a brand-new boss monster – the Cyclops. Meanwhile, the dungeon’s engaging mini-games provide a refreshing change of pace.
Champions' Skyring: Arborea’s adventurers can put their skills to the test in thrilling 3 vs 3 battles. The victors will be rewarded with the newly introduced Killing Spree Credits, which can be used to obtain special PvP equipment. The top ranked players here will also receive a powerful new skill. The new spectator mode allows fallen heroes to watch the battle unfold from another player’s point of view.
The Item Shop: Aside from some new boost items, the shop includes recovery, mana and stamina potions for character development. Service items are also available for purchase, with which players can change the name or appearance of their hero. In future, the shop will continue to be filled with exclusive mounts, weapon skins and clothing.
Politics: With another update due to appear later on in the year, TERA’s political system will also receive an additional feature. Players that belong to a guild can enter into an alliance with this feature and profit from useful bonuses in this community. The three alliances are enemies of one another and continually fight each other for dominance on the respective game server.
To maximize your TERA experience, be sure to check out the TERA Fans Wiki and visit http://www.terafans.com/, where you'll be able to find all the information you need in addition to a passionate community of players.