TERA News – Over 1M Users & a Tenfold Increase in Concurrency

En Masse Entertainment has announced some pretty impressive numbers since TERA's free to play transition last month. According to EME, over 1M users take part in TERA: Rising and the concurrent user number has risen dramatically.

“We’ve been blown away by the waves of players logging into TERA, and we’re seeing amazing growth in both registrations and daily users. It’s always great to eclipse the one-million-player mark, and at our current rate, it won’t be long before we hit two million,” said Chris Lee, CEO of En Masse Entertainment. “This success is pushing En Masse even harder to deliver more content and improve our service, so stay tuned!”

Find out more about TERA: Rising.

TERA News - Over 1M Users & a Tenfold Increase in Concurrency

TERA News – Rising Momentum

Since going free to play a short time ago, TERA: Rising has experienced some explosive and impressive growth. We sat down for a chat with Associate Producer Patrick Sun to find out more and to see what the future holds for En Masse Entertainment's TERA: Rising. Check it out and then head to the comments.

MMORPG:  Let's first start by talking about how things have been going since the transition to completely free?

Patrick Sun: The transition has brought a lot of positive changes, and we’ve seen a large influx of players coming in just to see what TERA’s about.  It’s great to see the community growing, and we are very happy with how players are adjusting to the new options provided through the in-game shop. It was a ton of work, but with the support of a team, who’s committed to delivering the best experience for our users, we are very happy with the results of the transition. 

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TERA News - Rising Momentum

TERA News – Dracoloth Sovereign Invasion Event Detailed

According to a short and sweet post on the En Masse Entertainment TERA page, a new in-game event will kick off on March 20th. Called Dracoloth Sovereign Invasion, the dracoloths are too large for a single player to take down alone, necessitating the formation of groups.

With the rise in players, we’ve seen a rise in dracoloths around the world of TERA. They’re too big to handle alone, so collect some friendly fighters and head out to find them. They could be anywhere—but they’re dracoloths, so they’re not exactly inconspicuous.

Corpse camping won’t work on these things, though—once they’re down, they’re down for good.

Dracoloth Sovereign Invasion: March 20–24

Location: Wouldn’t you like to know…

Find out more on the TERA site.

TERA News - Dracoloth Sovereign Invasion Event Detailed

TERA News – Fate of Arun Skycastles Update to Go Live Tomorrow

En Masse Entertainment has published the official update notes for the TERA: Fate of Arun patch that is set to deploy tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24th beginning at 7:00 am Pacific / 10:00 am Eastern. The most notable addition to TERA is the incoming Skycastles and the new GvG functionality.

Guilds will be able to take part in the new Crusades GvG mechanic that will allow guild leaders to enter their groups for either Cutthroat (PvP) or Challenger (PvE) competitions in order to move up in the rankings during the 28-day event. The top ten guilds at the end of the cycle will be rewarded with a skycastle.

To read more about competitions and GvG warfare, head here. To read the full patch notes, see the TERA patch page.

TERA News - Fate of Arun Skycastles Update to Go Live Tomorrow

TERA News – The Skycastles Bring TERA’s Action to the Heavens

If you are an MMORPG fan like I am, it is easy to become a little depressed, thanks to the seemingly endless discussions over the “death” of MMOs and studio closures or while reading the comments section. (Note to self: stop it.) Even with my Jedi-level “game journalist” training (I put that on all of my business cards) I still find myself occasionally feeling down. Blue. Sad. Wondering about the future of “real” MMO gaming.

Read more of Beau Hindman's TERA: The Skycastles Bring TERA's Action to the Heavens.

TERA News - The Skycastles Bring TERA's Action to the Heavens

TERA News – Say Hello to the Sky Cruiser Endeavor

The Valkyon Federation's biggest and baddest new airship is going on the offensive in TERA's next major update. Striking at the heart of the archdevans, the Endeavor is damaged in battle by the archdevans and demokrons. The ship was abandoned, but the baddies take command of the Endeavor and plan to turn the ship's engines into mighty explosives, decimating the baraka city of Highwatch. Your role in this dungeon is to stop this from happening, at all costs.

Read more of Bill Murphy's TERA: Rising – Say Hello to the Sky Cruiser Endeavor and check out our exclusive word premier video after the jump.

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