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NA: May 1 2012
EU: May 3 2012Head Start
EU: 4/27/12 3pm CET
NA: 4/28/12 12:00PM PDTWhat Is TERA?
TERA actually stands for The Exiled Realms of Arborea. An Action MMO from Bluehole Studioshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvGTOTJ1-xAThis looks suspiciously KOREAN. Why should I give two flips about this?
It is. But don't fret. Remember what I said about Action MMO? A lot of people may not realize, but TERA is claimed to play like a combination of Monster Hunter and Phantasy Star Online. What this means is aside from numbers popping up letting you know how much you hit or got hit for, there's not much in the way of auto-targeting. You have a melee attack? You better be facing the right way. You have a direct damage spell? You better hope you can aim semi-well or you may find yourself shooting airballs and before you know it you have an empty mana bar with not much to show for it!Okay, Okay. The gameplay seems neat but this still looks VERY Korean
Oh you meant GRIND. I wish I could say I could alleviate your troubles but the Localization crew over at En Masse have assured us that they're working hard to mask that aspect of the genre, adding quests and rewriting lore to suit more western palettes. Standard mmo tropes do apply here, however. Kill X of Y, Bring me X body parts, craft this junk I could walk across the street and get but I'm a lazy sod. you get the deal.Hmmm....tell me more, salesman
What we know so far:
Tax? What the HELL man?! I don't wanna give my hard earned greed monies to some random dick!
- 7 races with their own racial skills
- 8 classes that any of the 7 races can become
- A political system in the works where top groups of players are voted into power and given dominion over a province. Receiving perks such as guild keeps, special mounts, vendors along with being able to set a tax over their region.
Not to worry! A group of geese trying to bleed the player base dry? Vote them out! It's that simple!So about these races/classes?Races:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MRUO13e31Q
Dragonfolk, Burly mean and strong. Value freedom and strength above all other things. Dragon pimps representing The iron forged dome of Kaiatorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43d9sZjgcRI
Huge genderless learned golem folk. They live in libraries since their home town was snuffed out. There's no female to their race. Which makes the fact that they have one really built up arm like Left 4 Dead 2 Chargers suspicious and also makes me question that "genderless" thing. Maybe they just mean "ronery"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yva8j2F6F8
Blood Elf style done right mixed with Night Elf douchebaggery. The males are Iggy pop. And the females wear plate thongs. Their home city is The Darkdeep Underblack. In the middle of scenic New Jersey.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o73UwBl7kMo
Legolas and company. Only with slightly less "I'm better than you". Their home city is Fantasia. And no they can't talk to you because they really must be getting back to their fantastic magical oasis.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBOwCRH1xBw
Magical Flower Children made by the goddess Elinu. They're also all apparently bitchy, tsundere misanthropes. yes we know. No, we're not having that conversation.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0N8BagVq90
Elin Bioweapons gone horribly right
The best damn race in the game.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hwnf_7phMY
The frontiersmen and the ground pounders. All the males look like Lou Ferrigno. The chicks all look like.....I guess some really hot human chick, pick your poison. They live in a giant wheel. Your argument is invalid.Classes
Hunters only without the pets. I hope you like third-person shooters because that's basically what playing an Archer is.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASTwO3qteCQhttp://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/classes/archer
"HULK SMASH!" These guys are your heavy hitters, slow and steady before they land that one hit that leaves them crying uncle.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9QKLM2LRNMhttp://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/classes/berserker
Your tank class. Stuns and aggro abilities. You also have to manually block things. If you like playing Balrog or Guile in SF4 you should feel right at home here.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyT1BbB1MZEhttp://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/classes/lancer
Support Healer that relies droppable orbs and auras to support their group. You will learn to love their blue balls.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWvkuO2E9swhttp://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/classes/mystic
Mostly aoe heals with damage absorption shields. It's like if a Holy priest and a Disc priest stopped fucking around and had a baby.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZECrfAtmxp4http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/classes/priest
Dance of blades all day erryday, AOE melee specialist. Sort of a middle ground between the power of a berserker and the mobility of a warriorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6HjeLA_QGQhttp://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/classes/slayer
Every mage ever. Massive firepower but made out of wet tissue and popsicle sticks. Avoid danger accordinglyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5eDf-HY8LUhttp://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/classes/sorcerer
A dual wielding cyclone. Their playstyle changes every 10 levels and are probably the most JOHN FUCKING MADDEN class in the game. They're marked the hardest for a reasonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LxrZ4bZTB0http://tera.enmasse.com/game-guide/classes/warriorRESOURCES
*GRAPHICAL TWEAKS TO SQUEEZE A LITTLE MORE PERFORMANCE OUT OF THE GAME*
List of tweaks from Sinewave of the SA forums.
Made a Config Tweak Cheat Sheet for launch: http://pastebin.com/aZUCF9hh
Navigate to "TERA\Client\S1Game\Config"
open up the file "S1Input.ini"
underneath the line "bEnableMouseSmoothing=true"
(make sure there is no ; at the start of the line like there are with the lines underneath it)
Disable Mouse Smoothing:
Navigate to "TERA\Client\S1Game\Config"
open up the file "S1Input.ini"
Change "bEnableMouseSmoothing=true" to false
Disable In-Game Fake AA/Blur (FXAA):
Launch Tera. Go to Settings: Video: "Lighting Enhancement"
Change 2 to 1
Add Antialiasing with SMAA Injector:
Do above FXAA fix!
DISABLE NVIDIA/ATI AA! (it doesn't work anyways)
Extract contents of dx9 folder into:
Toggle with Pause/Break to see Jaggies Appear/Vanish like Magic! (default is ON)
Change "DepthOfField=True" to False (Less Blur in distance and on trees)
Change "bSmoothFrameRate=True" to False (Disables stupid FPS cap)
Change "MaxAnisotropy=" to 16 (Better texture filtering)
Under [SystemSettings] add "bAllowLightShafts=True"
GAME OVERWRITES S1Engine.ini each patch so CHECK THESE
Nvidia Character Texture Tweak:
Download/Open Nvidia Inspector
Click on Wrench (duh!)
Open Tera Profile
Scroll down to Dynamic Tiling
Set Flag to: PS_DYNAMIC_TILING_ON
The breakdown of what this does is:
No laggy mouse.
Smoother character textures.
No blurry things.
Glyph Calculatorhttp://www.teraguru.ru/glyphcalc.html#wrClass Guides
(Thanks to Grouch for compiling these)
Lancer Eziel's Lancer guide
Warrior Nalfen's Warrior Guide
Advanced Warrior Tipshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_ZTX31fGtk
Slayer Xeismik's Slayer Guide Steparu's Mini Slayer Guide
Archer Sedina's Archer Guide
Sorcerer Delak's Sorcerer Guide
Mystic Karyudo's Mystic Guide
Priest Luciferia's Priest Guide
Closing this post with Amani getting their groove onhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwLzWBM8k8U