Developer: Bluehole Studio
Publisher: En Masse Entertainment (NA) Frogster Interactive Pictures (EU)
Release dates: May 01, 2012 (NA), May 03, 2012 (EU)
Genre: Action MMORPG
TERA Online is a action based MMORPG from Korea which is just about to be released in the NA/EU. It's been out for just over a year in Korea and it's main selling point is the focus on action based combat and on a political system which allows Guild Leaders to run for election and then have control over a territory in the World which gives them some powers over that area. All this takes place in an Eastern RPG style of world with fantastical creature designs to match (Some of the designers worked on Final Fantasy games, so you can imagine) and has a total of 7 races players can play as and 8 unique classes to choose from.
The Combat in TERA is different to other MMO's in that it is not based around clicking and then spamming the hotkeys for your abilities. It actually has collision detection, and you have to aim your swings/shots/spells etc. and is one of the games key selling points. This is perhaps the biggest feature (Closely followed by the Political System) that this game has over other MMO's out there (With the exception of GW2 when it comes out) and is said to set it aside from the other MMO's in the market currently. Finally there is currently no Raiding in TERA and alll the focus is on running Dungeons and killing BAMS (Big-Ass Monsters) that inhabit the world and generally take 5 man teams to kill. This gives it a fresh feel free from the stranglehold of Raiding at endgame which happens in most MMO's for the time being, however Raids are said to be getting implemented later on down the line.
Other then that I don't think there is much to cover in this OP in regards to TERA. So are you excited for the game? Will you be playing or at least Trialing the game when the option arise? And if you've played or read about TERA what are your thoughts and comments about this self proclaimed 'Next-Gen MMO?'