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TERA Free Trial

En Masse Entertainment is now offering a free playable trial for the North American edition of TERA, offering the chance to try Bluehole Studios' MMORPG free of charge. The trial is offered on this page along with a playable demo offered through Gaikai that allows you to check out the game's combat instantly. Here's word on the trial:

The TERA trial is good for seven calendar days from the time a player enters the trial code. Players can level up to eight characters to level 23 on one server during the trial. There are some additional restrictions—trial players cannot vote in TERA elections, for instance—but for the most part, players can enjoy the full benefits of the game during their week of free play. All players need to join the world of TERA is an En Masse account. Then they can enter the code “TERATRIAL” to download and play TERA.

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40. Re: TERA Free Trial Jun 14, 2012, 18:44 OpticNerve
 
I don't understand the appeal of TERA's combat system in comparison to GW2's. Been watching some youtube vids and reading some threads but as far as I know:

TERA:
  • Attacks, skills and spells root you into place

  • Some of the classes can dodge

  • You fight over-sized monsters called BAMs which have telegraphed moves

  • There's a crosshair

  • Main attack is bound to mouse 1 by default

  • No tab targeting


  • GW2:
  • Most attacks, skills and spells can be used and cast while moving aside from a very small handful of skills that purposely root you in place. Might account for the floaty feeling of combat some people have mentioned

  • All classes can dodge

  • Elites don't have easily noticeable telegraphed moves

  • No crosshair

  • The "main" attack is set to auto attack by default but can be unset and clicked on to "swing"

  • Uses tab or click targeting, but anything within reach or in the way of your attack or spell when used will be hit regardless


  • So aside from the crosshair and lack of tab targeting, what's so great about TERA's combat system in comparison?
     
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