Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

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.

View
24. Re: TERA Free Trial Jun 14, 2012, 09:40 RollinThundr
 
wtf_man wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 09:13:
Sempai wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 06:21:
What exactly would you do different?

I think GW2 is nudging the genre in the right direction.

PvE is designed for "coop"... not "forced grouping" like the old days... and not "solo only" because folks can't stand asshats in PUGS, or even bothering with LFG.

Things just happen all around you and you participate.
Others can join without grouping.
There's no kill stealing, ninja looting, griefing.
Everyone can rez a fellow player and the coop environment encourages you to do so.

It makes for a much more friendly environment. Everyone can have their own agenda, yet play together in peace. That is awesome design.

What would I do different?
Well if I could... I would make the dynamic events a bit more dynamic than the same 2-3 triggered near the same point of interest. But given the scale of the game, I understand why that would probably double the cost of it's development.

Agreed completely about GW2. You don't feel forced at all, and due to how resurection works, people are generally not bothered to help out those around them. Especially to fight a common goal, like a huge ass demon spawning in the middle of a creepy swamp, or a just random group of people all teaming up to take on a badass Wasp Queen.

I spent the beta weekend playing with my ex and one of our friends and it was awesome and tons of fun. Seeing 20-30 people just come together to finish a epic dynamic group quest, upon finishing it, every player gets rewarded with a giant chest with loot in it for levels far beyond what we were at. (lvl 30 gear enchantments while we were around lvl 14 or so) and everyone who participated got loot, not just 1 or 2 people with a lucky dice roll or whatever.

That's how you do it.

I'm sure they could add more dynamic events as the game goes along, I agree, it's something I'd also like to see. But to their credit, it's the most polished beta I've ever played and feels launch ready. Looking forward to GW2's release very much.
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Jun 13, 21:00 Re: TERA Free Trial ColoradoHoudini
  2. Jun 13, 21:31  Re: TERA Free Trial PHJF
  3. Jun 13, 21:45  Re: TERA Free Trial Calistoga
  4. Jun 13, 21:58   Re: TERA Free Trial DarkCntry
  8. Jun 13, 22:26    Re: TERA Free Trial Trevellian
  7. Jun 13, 22:22   Re: TERA Free Trial Vex
  9. Jun 13, 22:39   Re: TERA Free Trial The Half Elf
  29. Jun 14, 10:51    Re: TERA Free Trial Calistoga
  30. Jun 14, 12:09     Re: TERA Free Trial PHJF
  31. Jun 14, 13:05      Re: TERA Free Trial Calistoga
  32. Jun 14, 13:22       Re: TERA Free Trial RollinThundr
  34. Jun 14, 13:58        Re: TERA Free Trial Calistoga
  36. Jun 14, 14:12         Re: TERA Free Trial RollinThundr
  33. Jun 14, 13:23      Re: TERA Free Trial Illumin
  35. Jun 14, 14:09       Re: TERA Free Trial PHJF
  11. Jun 13, 22:57   Re: TERA Free Trial NKD
  13. Jun 13, 23:20    Re: TERA Free Trial Slashman
  14. Jun 13, 23:30    Re: TERA Free Trial The Half Elf
  15. Jun 14, 04:38   Re: TERA Free Trial Cutter
  20. Jun 14, 07:05   Re: TERA Free Trial Fibrocyte
  18. Jun 14, 06:21  Re: TERA Free Trial Zetler
  22. Jun 14, 09:34   Re: TERA Free Trial HorrorScope
  26. Jun 14, 09:43   Re: TERA Free Trial wtf_man
  27. Jun 14, 10:13    Re: TERA Free Trial Fibrocyte
  28. Jun 14, 10:29     Re: TERA Free Trial wtf_man
  5. Jun 13, 22:01 Re: TERA Free Trial Rea1One
  6. Jun 13, 22:12  Re: TERA Free Trial Vex
  10. Jun 13, 22:40   Re: TERA Free Trial Rea1One
  25. Jun 14, 09:41    Re: TERA Free Trial Bill Borre
  12. Jun 13, 23:06 Re: TERA Free Trial Steele Johnson
  17. Jun 14, 06:21  Re: TERA Free Trial Sempai
  19. Jun 14, 06:29   Re: TERA Free Trial Cutter
  21. Jun 14, 09:13   Re: TERA Free Trial wtf_man
>> 24. Jun 14, 09:40    Re: TERA Free Trial RollinThundr
  16. Jun 14, 05:32 Re: TERA Free Trial Veterator
  23. Jun 14, 09:39 Re: TERA Free Trial Alamar
  37. Jun 14, 14:39 Re: TERA Free Trial Ripperjack
  38. Jun 14, 15:36  Re: TERA Free Trial Calistoga
  39. Jun 14, 16:36  Re: TERA Free Trial RollinThundr
  40. Jun 14, 18:44   Re: TERA Free Trial OpticNerve
  41. Jun 14, 20:42    Re: TERA Free Trial PHJF
  42. Jun 14, 20:42    Re: TERA Free Trial Sempai
  43. Jun 15, 12:12     Re: TERA Free Trial RollinThundr


footer

Blue's News logo