Archive for March, 2017

TERA News – Death at Forgeheart eBook Released

TERA fans will want to check out the fourth eBook called "Death at Forgeheart" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. As with the first three, "Death at Forgeheart" is $0.99 through Amazon.com.

It tells the story of two detectives—an aman and a baraka—who must trust one another long enough to solve a murder that could doom the federation.

Read a sample and grab the purchase link on the TERA site.

TERA News - Death at Forgeheart eBook Released

TERA News – Our Official TERA Review

TERA has been released for nearly a month now and we've been not only putting the game through its paces but we have been chronicling our adventures throughout the past few weeks. We've got the bottom line ready to roll so keep reading before adding your thoughts in the comments.

You can get a pretty good idea of just what I think of TERA, En Masse Entertainment’s first foray into the world of MMO Publishing and Western rebranding over the course of four previous Review in Progress articles. See exhibits A, B, C, and D. I’ve played the game for over fifty hours since launch, and while I’m still only in my 30s on my main character (an Amani Lancer), I think I’ve come to know enough about the world of Arborea to give it a fair and honest review. Will you agree with my final tally? Well, that’s a silly question. There’s always dissention when it comes to these things. But I hope you’ll at least agree that I’ve given TERA a thorough examination. In the end, En Masse’s game is one of my top recent MMORPG releases. It definitely has its drawbacks (which we’ll cover), but by and large it’s an enjoyable themepark MMO with fantastic combat and gorgeous visuals. Let’s dive in and see how it all breaks down, shall we?

Read more of Bill Murphy's TERA: Our Official Review.

TERA News - Our Official TERA Review

TERA News – Review in Progress Part Four

This marks the fourth episode in our continuing journey through En Masse Entertainment's TERA. In this installment, we take a look at questing, gear, the epic action and more. Read on and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

This will likely be the last installment of our TERA Review in Progress before our final score is handed out and we let you all argue over whether I’m right or wrong in the comments (hint: it’s subjective). It’s been a grand few weeks of TERA, really. As you’ve seen from the first review in progress, all the way up until now, I’ve found myself pleasantly surprised by what Arborea has to offer, despite what roadblocks there were at first glance with the game’s beta. I’m now level 30, I’ve done my fair share of questing, dungeons, and sought after the BAMs of the world like a pro with my guild at my back. This week, anxious guilds are vying for position in the game’s political Vanarch system, and next week we all start voting for the first group of territory rulers. In short, I’m still enthralled with TERA. But there are some cracks in the veneer.

Read more of Bill Murphy's TERA: Review in Progress Part Four.

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TERA News - Review in Progress Part Four

TERA News – Review in Progress – Part Three

MMORPG.com is committed to giving our readers the best and most informative reviews of today's hottest MMOs. With that in mind, we're taking a new tack with TERA and giving it a multiple week timetable for review. In today's installment, we take a look at an instanced dungeon and at guild quests and politics. Read on!

I finally began to go some guild quests this past week too, in the hopes that we’ll manage to at least ding and hold level two with our motley crew of 10 or so active guild members. We’re not big, but we try to maintain. You see, in TERA, your guild can and should partake in the Political Vanarch system which will open up (we’re told) at the end of May for its first round of voting. There are 13 regions that can and will have Vanarchs ruling them, even the tutorial Island of Dawn. The Vanarch who is voted in to a region can control the trade brokers, the taxes on sold items, access to teleports and more.

Read more of Bill Murphy's TERA: Review in Progress – Part Three.

TERA News - Review in Progress - Part Three

TERA News – The Future of Arborea

Now that En Masse Entertainment has officially launched TERA, the team had a few minutes to breathe again and we caught up with Senior Producer Brian Knox to talk about what will come next for Arborea. See what we discovered and then leave us a comment or two.

MMORPG.com: So… for starters: how does it feel to finally have launched TERA? I imagine you’ve caught up on sleep a little bit?

Brian Knox: Phew! Launching an MMO is a huge task, and it feels as though a giant weight has been lifted off our shoulders—but this is just the start. An MMO is only as good as the service you provide, and the hard work of maintaining and servicing TERA has just begun. Our attention is on all details of the game and platform. This includes billing issues, game issues, patcher issues, forums issues—you name it, we are prioritizing to fix or add it.

Read more of Bill Murphy's TERA: The Future of Arborea.

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TERA News - The Future of Arborea

TERA News – Review In Progress – Part Two

MMORPG.com is committed to giving our readers the best and most informative reviews of today's hottest MMOs. With that in mind, we're taking a new tack with TERA and giving it a multiple week timetable for review. In today's installment, we continue our journey in TERA. See how we're progressing. Read on!

The Bastion of Lok (BoL) is really a straightforward tank & spank sort of experience, but obviously the combat of TERA makes such olden activities feel fresh and new again. Melee DPS is about ducking, weaving, dodging. Ranged DPS becomes about aim, timing, and knowing when to back off. Healing is all about AOE targeting heals, and no longer just about clicking party health bars off to the left. And tanking? Oh man, tanking becomes about holding agro, timing your shield raises, and keeping your mana up between the chaos… oh and keeping the mob facing you so your friends can get behind them and go all stabbity-stab.

Read more of Bill Murphy's TERA: Review In Progress – Part Two.

TERA News - Review In Progress - Part Two