Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TERA: Beginners Guide

TERA is undergoing a stress test in Korea, after which we should see a lot of new information pop up. TeraFans.com translated one very useful informational guide talking about the enhancement crystals, quests, enchanting system and more. If you’re hungry for more Tera Online information, this will surely satisfy you!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

TERA Online: K-TERA (Korean TERA) Patchnotes – 4.7.11

K-TERA Patch Notes | 4.7.11

[System > Politics]
  • Vote counts will no longer show and instead will just show a ‘Contending’ mark.
    - The voting UI will no longer show the vote counts.
    - Between candidates with similar vote counts they will show ‘Contending’ mark for them.
    - This patch is to stop people from just voting for the candidate with the highest vote count.
  • Changed the placements of the candidates on the voting UI.
    - The candidates are placed randomly on the list instead of in the order they signed up.
  • Limited vote number per account.
    - 1 account can only vote once with 1 character on the entire server.
  • Changed the voting requirement level
    - Now you only have to be level 20 to vote.
  • Changed the time of Archon’s Battlegrounds competition points given
    - The times when archons will receive their battlegrounds competition points:
    - Weekdays: 21:00 ~ 23:00
    - Weekends: 21:00 ~ next day of 14:00
    ** This new political system change will take effect on the next upcoming election.
[Zone > Monsters]
  • Lowered the attack power of some monsters in the Ancient Castle of Evil.
    - Cursed Clown’s basic attack damage reduced by 54% and its other attack damage reduced by 36%.
    - Twin Clown Lektown’s basic attack damage was reduced by 22% and its other attack damage raised by 9%.
    - Jester Taruruk’s damages were fixed from where some of the skills used to hit for 0.
[ETC > Bug Fix]
  • Fixed the bug where the chat window disappeared
    - Fixed the chat window disappearing on a low chance.
  • Fixed English to Korean transition
    - Fixed the issue where you couldn’t change Korean to English in the chat box.
  • Fixed tooltip errors on some restore items
    - Fixed the added effect text on equipment from ‘Instant cast healing skills amount 9.1% increase’ to ‘Healing amount increased by 9.1%’
    - It is only a tooltip text change and the gear still acts the same.
    - If you use bandages the heal amount is also increased by the above effect.
    - Heal spheres and Life Elemental skills are not affected by the above.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tera Basic Mechanics: Controls Guide

One of the most important things in MMORPG games which is directly linked to your success in game are controls. Knowing the right keybinds and actually using them is half the battle so see below to find out the default controls for movement, various actions and interface elements.

Movement Keys & Mouse Buttons

Keyboard Shortcuts

Saturday, April 16, 2011

TERA Online PvP Mechanics: Duels, Group Duels (Death Match) And More

The senior community manager for TERA, Evan ‘Scapes’ Berman, took some time out to chat with IncGamers yesterday about the highly anticipated game. While talking about what TERA has over existing MMOs, they touched on the “all action no faction” aspect of the game, and asked what that meant for PvP, an important part of most MMOs.

“PvP’s going to be something that we can detail a little bit more as we reach the E3 part of the year, but what I can tell you now is that we know it’s going to be a major element of the game.”

Scapes assured us. Further on he mentioned PvP part of the game is still in development so he can’t provide many details about it yet, but apparently duels are already implemented. In addition to duels, TERA will also offer group dueling where you can gather people and fight another group for as he calls it instantaneous, emergent PvP.

The game’s launch is this winter, when we will hear more about battlegrounds, ladders and other game info.

Friday, April 15, 2011

TERA Priest Guide & Introduction

TERA is a Korean MMORPG coming to the Western market in 2011, at least that’s the plan. It looks to be a fairly interesting game with a good selection of role and class combination. TERA Priest is one of the classes being offered to the gamer to play.

I frequently play support roles in the games I choose to play with others, so TERA Priest was appealing to me upon initial examination. The TERA Priest has a twofold role to fill. First, the TERA Priest supports the party with healing and bringing party members back from the status of death. Second, the TERA Priest can assist in doing damage to the party’s target, of course as a support class with a focus on healing, the damage component will be smaller compared to a class that is not a hybrid. In general, hybrid classes tend to have lesser strengths than pure classes but that’s a discussion for another kind.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

TERA Classes: Lancer Glyphs & Low-Level PvP

First and foremost, I've updated the TERA Fans wiki to include up to date (i.e., taken from the CPE) skills and glyphs for lancers, and also updated the starting stats on the lancer page. For this post I'm going to talk about my thoughts and opinions on a few of the officially translated glyphs and then some of my thoughts on (low level) PvP, mainly duels.

Glyph of Polish (Stand Fast) - Reflects 20% of blocked damage. This one caught my eye straight away. Most likely to be a staple for PvP of any sort. If you have this glyph enabled and you block, say, a sorcerer's firebomb attack the reflected damage will be a good chunk of the sorcerer's health. Not only will it be good for damaging ranged classes when you can't get close but it could even scare your opponent into not attacking you. Imagine a sorcerer being too afraid of you blocking (thus reflecting 20% of the damage) their biggest attacks to even use them. Or a berserker too afraid to do the same.

TERA Sorcerer Guide & Introduction

TERA: : The Exiled Realm of Arborea  is a MMORPG (massively multiplayer on-line role playing game) set in the dreams of two primal gods, called Arun and Shara. It is made by Bluehole Studios and En Masse Entertainment.
When I play, I prefer to play as a TERA Sorcerer. The Sorcerer class uses magic rather than brawn to defeat her opponents. Once you level up a TERA Sorcerer a few times, they become quite a force to be reckoned with. The sorcerer can use fire, ice, or arcane energy to attack her opponents in battle, but wears little to no armor and so must be very adept at dodging. The best way to play a TERA Sorcerer is to attack your opponents with ranged attacks so you can stay out of the way of damage.