En Masse Entertainment is hyping up the community in celebration of TERA's one-year anniversary, releasing details on a month-long series of events as well as a handy infographic giving us a rundown on what players have been up to all this time.
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!
In the most recent update, TERA Rising, the game went free-to-play and brought a plethora of new and engaging content for players to enjoy. The launch trailer below gives a taste of what you've been missing:
New Features in TERA 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.
Producer Treeshark has released a letter to the community reminiscing on good times past and looking forward to the future, which holds a 20v20 battleground in late June for players level 30 and up, a new alliance system, and brand new raid content! Read up at the official blog.
So we know how the game itself has fared these last twelve months, and even what's in store for us soon -- but what about the community? How many players have registered? How is the economy doing after a year of commerce? What classes are favored? What does En Masse have in store for us this month?
Find the answer to most of these questions in the infographic to the right (click for large). As for the promised May celebration events, read on...
Loading Memories Contest‚ May 1–13
From May 1 to May 13‚ players can submit artwork illustrating their best memory of TERA and win a spot for their work as one of the game's loading screens. Your art entry may also include a brief one- to three-sentence caption.
Contest rules can be found at the official Birthday page.
Dungeon Double Drop Weekend‚ May 3–6
From noon PDT on Friday‚ May 3 to noon PDT on Monday‚ May 6‚ everyone wins double the loot rewards from instance bosses all across the world of TERA. For those feeling the hacking and slashing more than the drawing and shading, this is the perfect way to celebrate.
Details on the rest of the month's events are sure to follow -- stay tuned right here at Curse and we'll continue to fill you in.
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.
By - Justin Sacks, Content Manager