TERA News – No Sleep ‘Til 60

En Masse Entertainment has announced a new event that will begin on March 12th. New TERA players, or those starting a new account, are invited to level up in the game with special prizes being awarded for reaching levels 30, 40, 50, or 60 within the specified two week event.

The event, open to anyone who creates a new account after 12:01 a.m. PDT on March 12, will help get you and your friends ready for TERA’s exciting endgame. To enter, all you have to do is start a new TERA account. (Existing players can certainly help the new folks level up, but they can’t start new characters to earn prizes.)

Read the full event details and check out the full list of rewards on the TERA site.

TERA News - No Sleep 'Til 60

TERA News – Sauntering Through Tera

We are ready to launch a brand new column today with the arrival of The Tourist that will feature jaunts through MMOs of note. In today's installment, we take a look at TERA. See what The Tourist discovered and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

Let's get the big question out of the way first: TERA has an excellent free-to-play model. Rather than take anything away from non-subscribers, En Masse is taking the opposite tack. If you want to run dungeons, do PvP, play more than one character (limit of two), and access every quest, you can. It's the same exact product players subscribed for at no cost. Buying a subscription earns you more goodies, such as a shortened dungeon cooldown and higher daily limit, a handful of consumables, reduced auction fees, and a mount. Instead of gating players behind pay walls, TERA has adopted the popular lockbox system, ala Guild Wars 2. You'll find these fairly often in your travels but the keys are rare, unless you buy them. It's a reasonable system and totally optional.

Read more of Chris Coke's The Tourist: Sauntering Through TERA.

TERA News - Sauntering Through Tera
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TERA News – En Masse Unveils

If you missed yesterday's livestream demo of TERA's 'Rising' update you'll want to read on for the full video and highlights.

The ‘Crucible of Flame’ is a new competitive dungeon that is being introduced to the game today with the launch of TERA ‘Rising’.  The dungeon is designed for level 60 players and can be entered once a day for non-Elite members or twice a day for Elite members.  You’ll also need tier 13 gear to jump into the dungeon using TERA’s Instance Matching feature.

Read more of Michael Bitton's TERA: 'Rising’ Livestream Demo Recap.

TERA News - En Masse Unveils

TERA News – Now Free To Play Worldwide

Gameforge and En Masse Entertainment have announced that both the NA and EU versions of TERA are now free to play as of Tuesday, February 5th. Players will need to download a patched version of the game to access the F2P options.

From the TERA Rising NA release:

In-game content launching today includes an all-new wave-based dungeon and a PvP battleground map. The multi-level Crucible of Flame dungeon will challenge players with a series of epic, high-level battles, and PvP players can jump into an all-new three vs. three battle arena. Two new game servers, one PvE and one PvP, also launch today to give players the option of joining a fresh server or one with an existing community.

Gameforge has released a new trailer for the EU TERA:

TERA News – Exclusive TERA Rising Live Stream Event TODAY!

MMORPG.com will be hosting an exclusive live stream event with En Masse developers to talk about tomorrow's launch of TERA Rising, the free to play version of TERA. We'll be joining Executive Producer Brian Knox and Associate Producer Patrick Sun to check out some new and overhauled locations and much more. Join us at 2:00 pm PST (5:00 pm EST) TODAY in the MMORPG.com Live Stream Channel.

The stream will include a casual Q&A after the tour and talk by the dev team. It's definitely an event you won't want to miss!

TERA News – Subscription Free Version Coming February 5th

TERA players won't have long to wait for the launch of the subscription free version of the game. Both Europe's Gameforge and NA's En Masse Entertainment have announced that the F2P TERA will officially launch on Tuesday, February 5th.

There will be three player status types in TERA: Rising:

–  STANDARD players have full access to all in-game content, without restrictions, for up to two free characters per server. They can purchase consumable, cosmetic, and convenience items from the in-game store on an a la carte basis.

–  FOUNDER status is granted to all current subscribers as of February 5th, and provides additional character slots, bank tabs, a special mount, and other benefits. Founders retain these benefits regardless of whether they choose Standard or Elite status. Founder status can also be obtained after launch through physical retail packages while supplies last.

–  ELITE status can be purchased in 30-day increments that confer numerous benefits including dungeon bonuses and rewards, additional daily quests, daily delivery of items, special mounts, and store discounts. Power players will find the fee more than pays for itself through the free items and discounts granted while they enjoy exclusive in-game perks.

Find out more on the TERA NA site or the TERA EU site.

TERA News - Subscription Free Version Coming February 5th