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Signed On Jun 14, 2012, 01:34
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19. Re: Three Dog on Fallout Tease Fallout Jan 21, 2013, 15:40 Calistoga
I loved Three Dog!!  
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38. Re: TERA Free Trial Jun 14, 2012, 15:36 Calistoga
Just found this review at Kotaku:

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34. Re: TERA Free Trial Jun 14, 2012, 13:58 Calistoga
RollinThundr wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:22:
Calistoga wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 13:05:
Having played both, respectfully disagree, I actually see it the other way around. Tera's big thing aside from the combat mechanic encouraging you to strafe behind monsters for more damage, (incidently GW2 has the same thing) is fighting Big Ass Monsters in groups. Essentially forcing one to find a group to even think of compleatling said quests.

Sure the combat is nice that it relies on player actively positioning but it's extremely linear in progression both skill wise, and quest wise. The only thing about the game that could even be called dynamic is the combat itself in positioning.

GW2 as far as I could tell for the first 15 levels doesn't force groups on you, granted that could change at higher levels though. Has a pretty dynamic skill system that changes skills based on equipment, and a talent unlock system completely chosen by the player on how he/she wants to build their character. Along with the Dynamic events and feeling of camaraderie from taking out a dynamic group event with a bunch of other players in the area and feeling rewarded and sastified for doing so.

Tera to me felt grindy as fuck, GW2 on the other hand I was having too much fun to even notice any sort of grind.

Yes, we respectfully disagree on Tera vs GW2. I believe Tera has a better feel and they pulled off a terrific, skillfully done, high fantasy world. The world in GW2 feels flat and like a old medieval rpg.

Honestly, I cant imagine someone who spends time with both games on a high end gaming system, could possibly think GW2 is equal or better than Tera. And I prepurchased GW2 to participate in beta 1 even before Tera came out, thinking that GW2 was going to be a great game. I played the first GW2 beta last month and was honestly underwhelmed. I apprehensively played Tera thinking it would be another mediocre Aion clone, and after 5 days was and still am blown away by the production values in the game. I read it cost 24 million dollars to make Tera and it shows.
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31. Re: TERA Free Trial Jun 14, 2012, 13:05 Calistoga
I agree its mostly "kill x of enemy Y" but isnt that really what most mmorpgs are for to achieve level progression? Its almost like saying that i dont like FPS because I am always shooting things. It goes with the territory. If its this rehashed formula you dont like, then Tera will not appeal.

I just believe as far as the kill x formula goes, Tera on a technical level does it better than any game before it. The artists did a fantastic job rendering this fantasy world using the Unreal 3 engine. The game has a very solid and organic feel to it.

I am in the GW2 beta and honestly could not play it for more than 30 mins this past weekend after playing Tera for 2 last months. GW2 does feel like an antiquated grind. Tera at last puts a fresh face, graphics and melee, on this formula where it does not feel so grindy.

I am a jaded old gamer and am very impressed with what Tera has put together.
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29. Re: TERA Free Trial Jun 14, 2012, 10:51 Calistoga
Settle down guys. After I sent my post, I thought I should have mentioned I created an account yesterday JUST to help this person with their decision because I believe Tera is a great game.

I can see where some might think it is a shill post but I assure that I have no interest financially or otherwise in this game. I just wanted to clearly state my feeling on Tera.

If you choose to believe me, I really dont care. I just hope the OP believes my sincerity.
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3. Re: TERA Free Trial Jun 13, 2012, 21:45 Calistoga
Without overstating it, Tera is the best mmorpg I have played in 10 years of playing games including Wow(for 6 years), EQ2, AOC, WH, Rift, Aion, GW2 beta. The combat, especially the melee combat is fantastic, the graphics are incredible, animations are best genre has ever seen (both monsters and players), dungeons are very good. Poster who dismisses it as an endless grind is cynical and dead wrong. Even my wife loves the game, and she was skeptical after being burned by AOC, WH, Rift, etc. We have 2 lvl 40's and love it.

Just make sure you have beefy computer to enjoy it to its fullest. We bought 2 new computers just to play this game after we started playing it and loved it. There is your endorsement.

Trust me, the game is freaking awesome. Period.
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