TERA takes the fight beyond whack-a-mole monotony with enhanced aiming, dodging, and tactical timing to create intense and rewarding combat. Unlike other MMOs, you can use your controller or keyboard and mouse to control the action like never before. With all the depth you expect from a traditional MMO, plus the intense gratification of action combat, TERA changes all the rules.
Experience an Action MMO beyond "point and click" where skill, position, timing, and aim determine success in combat.
Play seven character races and eight classes. Battle hundreds of monsters throughout 80+ zones and embark on thousands of quests in a game world rich in history and lore.
Advanced enemy AI and enormous bosses deliver a more intense and engaging combat experience.
Explore a world filled with breathtaking visuals powered by Unreal Engine 3.
In a faction-free world, all players can impact the community as well as the social, political, and economic structures of TERA.
Play with mouse and keyboard or your favorite PC-compatible console controller.
If you've ever played an FPS, TERA's controls will be pretty familiar. Standard movement is good ol' W, A, S, and D for forward, left, back, and right movement, respectively. Your three favorite skills are on left mouse button, right mouse button, and the C key, where you can easily reach them. The rest are on yournumber keys and function keys.
A few other important commands: the F key interacts with whatever object or NPC you're currently highlighting, the ALT key gives you a mouse pointer and puts you in UI Mode for clicking on controls and NPCs, and the Enter key starts up the Chat Window. Most critical menu functions and commands also have a hotkey, listed by their menu entry.
What's more, the controls are highly customizable, so if you have one of those specialized gaming mice with more buttons than your keyboard, you can assign commands to them instead! Just hit O to get to the Options dialog and go to the Shortcuts tab. You can even have different keyboard layouts for different characters.
Yes, you can play TERA with a gamepad. Again, if you've played a console FPS, the controls will be familiar. The left stick moves, and clicking the stick turns on auto-run. The right stick aims.
By now you're thinking, "That's a lot of skills for just a few buttons." Not a problem. The left bumper and right bumper buttons on the controller are modifier buttons, like Shift or Ctrl on a keyboard, so you can use every other button or trigger for up to four skills!
Press the Back button on your controller to open the controller configuration dialog. This is where you map and remap commands on the controller. It's just as easy it is on the keyboard. One option to note: Set skill direction. By default, your skills fire in the direction your character faces. If you're a circle-strafing fan, you may want to change this to Camera direction: shoot where you're looking.
Now, there's one thing you would normally need a mouse pointer for: the menus. Not to worry! Hit the Start button to go into UI Mode. Now your right stick moves the mouse cursor, your left stick scrolls through dialogs and text, and the A button clicks the mouse.
Yes, aiming. In an MMO! It’s crazy! The basics are simple: move your mouse to put your crosshairs over the thing you want to destroy. But there’s a lot of other useful stuff to know. First, when you’re aiming at someone, your crosshair reticle changes to a circle as soon as you’re close enough to the target to use your long-range skills. Your crosshairs will also show the range to the target, which will help you gauge when to fire off what skills. If you're a twitchy FPS player, you may want to speed up your camera for faster aiming. Easily done: hit O to open the Options dialog, and find the Camera Speed slider under Mouse. Moving the slider left slows the camera's movement down. Moving right speeds it up.
There are skills in TERA that lock onto targets, but it's not as simple as fire and forget. First, you have to get into range. Second, you have to "paint" your targets. To do that, hit the skill button once. That puts you in targeting mode. Then swing your crosshairs over each enemy (or friend; some buffs are lock-ons) to paint them. Valid targets will highlight, and stay highlighted unless they move out of range. Once you've highlighted as many targets as you can, hit the skill button again to fire it off.
Some skills do more damage or run longer the longer you hold down the skill button. You'll see a charging bar on your screen: green for low power, yellow for high, and red for full blast. On charged skills you can choose how fast your attack will be and how much MP to spend. Be aware that you may not be able to move when charging, and check your skills when you level—some charged skills gain more charge levels or faster movement at higher levels. And remember, your targets may move while you're charging. Practice anticipating where they'll be when you let fly.
Skill chains are a way to speed access to your most-used combos. When you fire a skill, you may see another skill icon appear next to your crosshairs. That's a chained skill. You can trigger it just by hitting theSpacebar. A chained skill can also have skills chained to it. You can even create loops. This isn't a macro; you still have to aim things, but if you come up with a great combo (attack-snare-evade-stun) you can make it easy to get it off even in the thickest combat. Many skills have their own default chains, but if you prefer different ones, click the Chain skill button at the bottom of your Skills dialog and design your own.
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Bekure is the name, pronounced [beck-rah]
I tried this game out in the Open Beta this weekend and I was very much impressed. Even if TAW doesn't make a division for this game I will be playing it. I'm Nehrak on Blightwood.
The guild system also ties into a political system in the game. Every so often there are elections in the game, and the top few guilds with the most votes will have their guildmaster 'rule' a certain area of the map. The more votes you get, the more prestigious your office (the difference between ruling the capital of the world, and some backwater). Its not quite clear what kinds of things you have power over, but its a lot more interesting than just a simple community.
Problem is, there is no point making a division really, if it's not really at a competitive level of some sort..
In my opinion
But I don't like to play monthly paying games
I'm glad that someone actually replied. I thought that I was the only one in the guild who wasn't actually scared to try out a MMO that offered something different. I am a PvP'r by nature and I have a level 21 Lancer on Valley of Titans. It's the most populated PvP server at the moment. The combat is a absolute blast and actually requires you (the player) to utilize your noodle in order to be successful in combat. I will never go back to mindless/skilless tab-targeting games that lack dynamic combat after playing this game.
Now, i dont think anyone is .. scared ..
Personally, i've had my cup of MMO's over the time. Even though this one offers a entirely different combat system and some political bla bla through the guild system, it still demands alot of time (this one probably even more than any other mmo) to master your class and keep up to date with changes etc. Not to mention the eternal grind to get better and better gear, more and more gold and so on and so forth.
Yeah this is more aimed at folk who like MMO's being that it is a MMO. I was only half serious about the being scared comment anyhow so please don't take offence. I know that there are a number of people in this guild who like MMO's and those are the people in which I hoped this thread would attract.
If i know myself right, i'll probably end up playing it at some point. *sigh*
Anyone else in TAW playing this game? I'm on the Mount Tyrannas (PvP Server) if interested?
I tried it and made it to level 20 ish~
and I never really got into it. The crafting system is bollocks, the "action" fighting is meh (you do not even get invincibility frames), traveling is sooo slow, women characters are a men's fantasy, I do not want to be a silly half naked person in metal underwear.
Overrall I disliked it a lot
Im on the Lake of Tears PVP server. I have a lvl 42 Warrior and lvl 24 Scorcerer...
1. I'm not sure how many people play a MMO for the Crafting System, but maybe
I'm missing something. To each his/her own.
2. What do you mean by "(you do not even get invincibility frames)"??
3. Not sure how traveling in this game is any slower than any other
4. There's a reason why I only play with male characters. You can also
customize the look of your gear anyhow so this is not much of a issue.
Have you ever played a action based game on the PC? I know a couple of guys
that tried Tera as well and didn't like it because they both have never played a
action based game on the PC. They are mainly console gamers who have played a
few tab-targeting MMO's (which play nothing like action PC games).
These particular guys were not used to even playing FPS games on the PC so
needless to say, it was Tera's combat system that kicked their behinds. It
wasn't the game at all, it was the fact that they were not used to anything
action oriented on the PC. Standard tab-targeting MMO's are FAR from action
I was just curious if you had a similar experience.
I do have to say that the crafting is pretty poor... by the time you either gather/purchase the required items, you are either at a higher level where you can get better gear or you get better gear from drops...
Take RaiderZ for simple comparaison.
You usually get all the neccesary crafting materials to to make an uncommon/rare armor set + weapon from killing a boss at the end of a questline.
Enchanting is really smooth, all you ever need is a drop from the mobs, which is also somtimes obtained by quests.
You have giant boss monsters all over, and they're really fun to fight, the combat is smooth and fluid, you can tumble ringht under some giant multihit lightning attack and be unscathed and jump right back into action, because while in the doding animation, you can't get hit and all classes dodge equally. You can chop a boss' horn off and hit them with it, how cool is that.
teleporting is much much more cheaper and does not require 2 minutes of flying horses things
Well that's just my opinion of course. The controls aren't as responsive in TERA as I would like them to.
Oh and yes, why don't you just go ahead and dismiss everything I've pointed out because I'm so-called unskilled and therefore I'm wrong.
Just got this and came here to see which server to pick. I can see that Odoq is on the Lake of Tears and BeK on Mount Tyrannas. Is there anyone else playing? And is there any way for TAW to regroup? :)
I'm still playing on Mount Tyrannas along with 2 real life friends. You are welcome to join us.
Bekure (level 60 Berserker)
Bek (level 38 Sorcerer)
Bekoth (Level 34 Mystic)
Bekar (level 33 Lancer)