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TERA Subscription-Free Next Week

En Masse Entertainment announces next Tuesday is the exact start date for the subscription-free era in TERA, their MMORPG. Here's word on the change, and plans to support it with new content:

En Masse Entertainment confirms that its award-winning Action MMO, TERA, will be available without a subscription starting on February 5th. The game will be known as TERA: Rising, and can be played for free starting on that date, with in-game store and Elite options available for players who want to customize their gameplay experience. New players will be able to enjoy Standard status for free with no level cap or content restrictions and all players who have purchased the client will gain permanent Founder status with special privileges. This news has swept through the MMO community as fans both new and lapsed are eagerly anticipating the upcoming launch. Lapsed players are signing back up while new players pick up the game to ensure their eligibility for Founder status in anticipation of the new TERA: Rising options.

Adding to the community excitement over the games evolution, En Masse will launch new in-game content on February 5th, including the new Crucible of Flame multi-level dungeon, and a new three-on-three PvP battleground.

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8. Re: TERA Subscription-Free Next Week Jan 30, 2013, 16:39 saluk
 
WoW questing wasn't innovative exactly, but it was a different design focused on questing that hadn't been pushed in that way. It marked a clear boundary between mmos which tried to immerse you in a freeform environment, and more accessible mmos which felt more like single player rpgs. It attempted and largely succeeded to eliminate moments where players think to themselves, "hmm, I'm not sure what to do now, maybe I should log off".

That model's been taken to such an extreme, now players think "Oh game, you want me to do X? Stop being so bossy! I'm going to log off."

You could eliminate many of the WoW quest problems with design without changing the systems up like GW2 by the way. Less repetitive quests, less chains, easier access, more flexible turn-ins etc. XP for healing people...

Tera does not do this It's one of the worst uses of WoW's questing model I've seen. Even the combat didn't impress me, it felt like it was trying to be both a hotbar system and a realtime system without being great at either.
 
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