TERA Beta Sign-Up

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03/19/2012
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TERA‘s beta tests, originally called preview events, will start with closed phases requiring invitations to each session and will end with an open beta test just before TERA launches. To add yourself as a potential TERA beta tester for the closed beta tests, you’ll need to sign up.

Signing up is easy: just enter your email address in the text box below. We’ll also send you important TERA news from En Masse Entertainment. Do you already receive our TERA newsletter, or have you completed our TERA alpha test application survey? Your email address is already signed up—no need to re-enter it!

A few things to note:

TERA‘s closed beta tests each require a unique invitation. Each invitation will indicate which closed beta test it is valid for. Submitting your email address more than once won’t increase your chances of receiving an invitation.

• Invitations to TERA‘s closed beta test will be distributed before each event based on random selection.

• Invitations to TERA‘s open beta test will be distributed to everyone who signs up to be a TERA beta tester.

• If you participated in TERA‘s alpha test, Community Play Event, or any Focus Group Test, or if you won one of our past contests, you will be invited to all TERA beta tests.

• We will introduce additional methods of securing an invitation to TERA‘s closed beta tests such as official contests and giveaways. 

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Warrior Glyph for Skill – Torrent of Blows

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03/18/2012
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I know I’m late on this, but this really ticked me off, I was going through Warrior Glyphs and I came upon the glyph for Torrent of Blows, the Glyph directly says stuns target for four seconds. After buying glyph and using it, the skill then changed the tooltip for immobilize target for four seconds, which as I made sure already in-game is not the same as a stun, I’m not entirely sure either if the immobilize even worked on mobs, mostly cause they can still use skills that move them, and range, but I guess it’s a PVP thing. Regardless I wouldn’t have bought the glyph if it said “root” the target or even immobilize, instead of stun target for 4s.
 
I don’t know how others feel on the subject, but I was bored out of my skull with Tera until I got to fight my first basilisk.

I suggest adding BAMs or mini-BAMs to the IoD, ideally somewhere off to the side where players can watch other players fight them so, even if THEY don’t want to fight them, they can see what’s coming down the road.

Karascha dies far too quickly to be a true BAM. We need to show people sooner than level 20 why Tera is going to knock their socks off.

 
I agree. I remember when my friend and I first went to fight Karascha, we were all, “This is gonna be crazy!”. And then we downed him in less than 3-5minutes (if that). Our response immediately after, at the same time, was, “I thought that was gonna be a lot harder than it turned out to be.”, lol.

A good BAM on IoD would be a nice appetite suppressant until we get to really dive in and kick some serious

Excellent suggestion OP. Every time I see a thread about making the isle of dawn less boring I try to support the ideas. I have seen so many people with your view of the game not really having a drawn until you fight your first bam.

Adding a few bams to isle of dawn would be a great idea to get people hooked earlier. It would not even need to be a new model, just stick any ole bam in, scale its size, and reduce its stats. Hell they could even make it non-aggressive like the rest of the isles mobs if they REALLY think that is necessary.

If enmasse has the ability and resources to make this change it would be a great boon towards building a larger player base. As it is I can see people trying out the open beta, getting bored before 18 calling it a korean grind and moving on.

when we encounter Basilisks, and our first real Dungeon run.

 
 

 

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Human Female Model Not Feminine Enough

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03/18/2012
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Have you ever noticed how the human female’s in heavy armor look weird?

I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but it kept coming back to the waist area.

They just didn’t look female they looked amorphous. I narrowed this feeling down to the hip to waist ratio of the female model used in this game.

For those that don’t know the hip to waist ratio is something that distinguishes the female form from male or pre-pubescent girls. Its one of those triggers that tells people that this is a mature women. Since I assume EnMasse is trying to portray a mature women here the Ideal hip to waist ratio is 0.7 or lower. Marilin monroe had a hip to waist ratio of 0.64 . While a mature man might have a hip to waist ratio of 0.9 .

So I took a few screenshots and confirmed that the female model used in Tera has a hip to waist ratio of 0.7636 . Also the narrow portion of the waist is well above the navel rather than at the navel. It causes the human women in this game to look boyish and just unattractive.

Please fix this so I can stop being weird-ed out by boyish looking women in chain mail bikinis.

Maybe it’s just the heavy armor, but they look fine in robes. My only complaint is that there are no ‘flowing’ robes. Everything looks like pants.

In fact if you look here: You can see that the human female proportions are actually more pronounced than the High Elf, it’s just the way they’re standing that makes them look more ‘slinky’. If anything, it’s not a proportion problem, but just the bulk of the heavy armor, which I think is okay for human female… I mean there needs to be at least one race with semi-realistic armor.

But you know what would solve this and make everyone happy? 

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Met the problem

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03/18/2012
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I don’t understand why names HAVE TO start with a capital letter. You say it breaks immersion if it doesn’t? Then let me ask why you allow dots in character names? Oh yes, you’re right it soooo doesn’t break any immersion having names like ‘Mr.God.Slayer’ and stuff. Cause these things look a million times better than a xDrac instead of a stupid Xdrac right? I mean come on I don’t really get it.

So my suggestion is to allow capital letters be placed anywhere in your character name. Please consider. It shouldn’t be much of an effort to change this.

I’m sick of games forcing me to make a stupid looking character name just because they decided on it.

Everyone has a different opinion, of course, but my opinion in this case is that the game is actually preventing players from having a “stupid looking character name” by disallowing your request.

they allowed dots, because it is nice to have last names… and a space isnt allowed, because it would break their code scheme…

 

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Community Play Event: Ramping Up

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03/17/2012
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With our Community Play Event just around the corner, we wanted to take a quick break from our prep work to give you all a look into the whys and hows of what we’re doing.

Our primary goal with the Community Play Event is to reward the community for their support and input over the past year. From the day we announced our plans to bring TERA to North America, we’ve had an amazing amount of support and input from our fans. What better way to reward those people who’ve been active in our community than to give them a taste of TERA to whet their appetite? We want our core group of super fans to see where we are currently, and to give them a sneak peek at what’s to come. We at En Masse also get the added benefit of testing some of our brand new hardware and pieces of our live operations for future events.

A lot goes into planning an event—even a small-scale one. There are steps and procedures we have to go through whether 400 people log in or 40,000. There’s scheduling and planning, hardware testing of our servers, network testing for client/server connections, client testing, localization tests, patching update checks, downloader and installer testing, and that’s just the beginning of the game side! Our Community team has been planning newsletters and articles, setting up our forum, and a host of other items. Our Operations and Platform teams have been prepping the back-end server infrastructure and account management (without which we’d be unable to play). It takes everyone working together to execute a gameplay event, but the end result is worth it.

Sure there are a lot of technical features we test during the play session and the community gets to experience the latest North American version, but I think the biggest bonus to putting on an event like this is logging in and watching players experience our game and really love it. Seeing players enjoy TERA fires me up to make the game even better. If you were chosen to participate in the Community Play Event, log in and have a blast. It’s our thanks to you for your continued support.

If you didn’t make it into this round, don’t worry—we have more events planned and can’t wait to give everyone who wants play TERA a chance to experience it firsthand. 

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Gamescom and TERA

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03/17/2012
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We packed our bags and headed out for Cologne, Germany, to demo TERA for North American Press at GamesCom 2011.

First of all, this show is huge! The halls were packed with gamers from all over the world, anxious to get their hands on as many games as possible, and we were pumped to bring some TERA along with us. You could feel the excitement, and players could literally be heard storming down the hallways to fill the expo hall at the start of each day.

The demo we gave was an overview of what TERA is—fast, fun, and action-packed, but also with the depth of a massive world with a multi-layered, rewarding story, plus more. So how do you do all of that in about 20 minutes?

First, we focused on the action by showing exciting game elements like combat, combos, and BAMs. Then we hit them with our overarching story, covering 80+ zones with 600+ monsters, etc. Then it was time to demonstrate all of it together with one of the toughest five-man runs we have had to date.

The risk of wiping was always there and the pressure on me as the healer, well, definitely kept things interesting. I’d like to say that the German keyboard was my kryptonite but no excuses! I was often running around like a mad man, throwing out heals, missing heals, and even resurrecting a few comrades who’d died (mostly Chager, the tank). Trust me when I say to all of the healers out there, you definitely have your work cut out for you.

We also offered a peek into the future development of TERA, in our server vs. server invasions. This will combine PvE and PvP elements in a unique way that will engage all types of players. We went into further details surrounding the mystery of the argons, the fierce and deadly enemies that players will band together to fight off and keep from overthrowing the Valkyon Federation.

Outside of the show, we had the opportunity to meet up with some of the TERA community. You guys are always so passionate and excited to geek out with us about anything and everything gaming. We really appreciate your support, and it’s always great to get a reminder about what we are doing this for. This is the reason that we stick to our guns on certain features and the reason we are working hard to not only make the best MMO out there, but a complete game that all of you will enjoy at launch.

Overall, it was great fun and we’re gearing up to welcome some of you at our offices next weekend during PAX. I hope to see you then and can’t wait to get TERA in your hands soon. 

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TERA Short Story Published: The Amaranthine Heart

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03/17/2012
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When they found me, I was passed out in a blind alley behind Myrenia’s place in Dusk Street. I’d been heading for my rented room and stopped to clear my spinning head, but that last tankard of Myrenia’s Essenian brandy had gotten the best of me. I’d curled up in a corner between two cozy stone walls instead and closed my eyes.

“Get up, Madoc.” Jabiir punctuated his command with a kick to my ribs. Amani have big, businesslike feet. With claws.

“Back off, Jabiir!” I came to my feet in one well-practiced motion, nearly wrenching my arms from their sockets as I reached behind my back for my swords. Gone. Pawned to a baraka banker with an eye for fine Kaiator steel. In the absence of two razor edges to do my talking, I settled for “Ow!”

“We’ve got orders to give you more and better, human.” That was Nirix, Jabiir’s partner in crime enforcement; a black-haired high elf packing a bow as tall as she was. As near as I could tell, she hated humans only marginally more than everyone else. “Praedo wants to see you.”

This was not good news. Praedo held notes that far exceeded the value of anything I still owned, including the fistful of federation medals I’d been awarded before I put military life behind me and embarked on a career of heavy drinking, far from anyone or anything I cared about. That he had sent Jabiir after me meant that however paltry the amount might be to a man of his means, he was serious about getting it back. That he’d sent Nirix implied that if push came to shove, he might be fine with taking it out of my corpse…


 

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Will there be a “remember me” function for logging

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03/15/2012
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Question:Will there be pvp tournaments/arenas?
You bet your sweet true-action loving behind there will!

Nothing set in stone when we look at Korea; but everyone knows we here over at the western part of the world love PvP a hell of a lot more then Koreans do.

I personally expect there will be ingame and even RL tournaments as long as the game is successful enough!

 
Question:IP restriction
Description:will i be able to play this game from Australia? i don’t want to waste my money buying the game and not be able to play
 
Question:Can I upgrade to Collectors Edition?
Description:I would like to upgrade to digital collectors edition. Is this possible?
Assuming you bought the digital download from EME than you can put in a ticket and request an upgrade.

If you bought the game from gamestop, bestbuy, amazon etc. you will have to contact them to find out their policy.

 
Question:Helmets?
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I don’t need to go on about how much I love the game, because that’s gonna be a given. My main issue (if any), is there are no helmets. Now I have seen people in the forums talking about a patch soon that will have helmets in it. I have yet to get a straight answer when I ask, will these be vanity helmets, or real helmets that have stats and are part of your gear with a gear slot on it’s own? Thank you in Advance!
The only helmets that are currently available in KTERA aren’t actually really helmets but more along the lines of “headgear”. A flower, a puppet and so on.

These headgear items do NOT offer any stats whatsoever; they are purely there to make your character his or her head look more app(e)aling.

 
Question:Will there be a “remember me” function for logging into the website and the game?
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I notice I have to type my login and password much too often that I would like, and was hoping the there be a “remember me” check box implemented soon so that I can avoid typing my information every day that I check the forums (which I do).

 

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High end gear becoming BOP and how this affects

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03/15/2012
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Question:Pre order
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I pre ordered the game from the main site . So when I bought the game, I didn’t notice that the client is the us version and not the european version. My question is if I’m able with my account to download the eu client and play on eu servers in the future or I’m forced to play on na servers, because I pre ordered the us version. In this case I find it very unfair. I know I should pay more attention but the eu site is not very evident searching on internet. I tried to log in the eu site of tera, but it says to me that is under maintenance. I never had a doubt like this in the past, all games I played I downloaded the eu client without any problems. So I’d like if someone can answer me : ) sorry for my english.
 
Question:Blue Plz: High end gear becoming BOP and how this affects enchanting & the economy.
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According to this:


Patrick and Producer Chris Hager said that for the west, drops from tough mobs will drop higher-grade BoP loot instead of the BoE loot they’re dropping in K-TERA / J-TERA.

The reasoning IIRC was two-fold:
1. to better reward the players for downing a tough mob
2. so players don’t have to worry about or compete with farmers
    High end gear is becoming BOP.

I hope you have thought this through because this is going to have a HUGE repercussion at max level when we’re talking about the economy.

As you know; once people get their T12R1 gear they start luxing it and enchanting it to +12.

As you also know; getting from +9 to +12 requires gold gear. (There’s a very small success chance with white/green/blue that makes it not even worth trying, the odds of succeeding with items of this quality are around 0.3% while with gold and proper enchanting mats this rises to around 30%)

I’m sure you are starting to see the dilemma; making golden gear BOP means the high-end market will dry up and a huge inflation will take place for green/blue BOE’s to use for enchanting while making Gold gear nearly priceless (you can still do sell runs) completely off-setting the economy and possibly ruining an equal opportunity +12 enchanting route.

If you are going through with this then please adjust the enchanting system along with it; make using BOE greens/blues a viable option for getting +12.

Please tell me how you are going to go about this approach.

 

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continue for the question and answers

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03/15/2012
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Question:Where can I find the stats in the game and their role in the game?
Description:I played in CBT3 and didn’t really get a good look at the stats while I was playing. I got a little too excited about just playing haha. But I was wondering, where on the site can I find the list of stats for characters, and what they do for your character? Thanks in advance!
 
Question:Is there an explanation somewhere of what every character stat does?
Description:For example, what do presence, strength, balance, etc. do?
 
Question:[Link Compilation] Help with Launcher Errors!
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Got one of the following problems:

Getting a checksum error during the “applying the patch” stage?
Download bar is changing from “downloading” to “Retrieving manifest”?
Launcher keeps downloading and patching and loops over and over even before I login?
Error: ffffffff Fatal game client exception?
Insufficient Privileges?
Launcher login error – TERA has stopped working?
TERA launcher will not start?
Slow downloads?
The login page constantly refreshes. Website or Launcher?
My launcher resolution is bigger than my desktop resolution and I can’t click the play button?
When I restart my launcher during download, it starts the download all over again?
“Not enough disk space” error when you have plenty of space?

 
Question:Haven’t had the chance to try out the beta yet, wondering how well my old build would handle TERA.
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Wondering if my old build could handle TERA, not worried about my new one but I’m still waiting for Ivy Bridge so I’ll have to use this for a while.

 

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