Parties (or groups) are a way for TERA players to team up and tackle challenges like BAMs, dungeons, or roaming world bosses. Parties are also a way to complete "regular" quest content quickly, and in good company.
There are different ways to join a party—you can either create your own or join an existing one. Where do you find people to group up with? That will depend on what kind of party you want to join. There are pick-up groups (PUGs), "small" parties, and five-player parties. You can access the Looking for Group (LFG) option at any time by pressing the Y key.
Learn more about grouping in TERA in our Game Guide!
Did you pre-order the physical Collector's Edition of TERA? Want an early peek at the contents? Anticipating a resounding affirmative, we sent an advance copy to Curse Network's TERAFans.com this week. Watch the video behind the break and witness the world's first unboxing of TERA!
Launch is coming up and quickly! We're putting the final touches on the game and our service, and we can't wait to go live.
That said, we do have scheduled maintenance to perform that will transition TERA into a launch-ready state. All
TERA-related websites (including the forums) will be unavailable during the maintenance window of 12:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific on April 30.
Although we chose the maintenance window to accommodate the majority of users (and their sleep cycles), as gamers ourselves we understand that time just crawls by when you're waiting to play a game. The good news is that you're getting in sooner than you anticipated—our way of thanking you for your patience. TERA's pre-order exclusive Head Start event will begin at 8:00 AM Pacific on April 28, four hours earlier than originally announced. Additionally, after the maintenance window, the level cap will be increased to 60 allowing Head Start players to freely explore TERA!
Greetings, mortals. I, Zuulrakar, understand some of you have swept the field clean of foes. Congratulations. Take what comfort you can in your accomplishments because when you meet me in Val Aureum, your greatest achievement will be to slake my thirst! Even now, I pillage the ruins of the giants, gathering power and relics to hasten my victory over the Valkyon Federation. Oh, and Velik insists I tell you that you've some other things to look forward to, such as new hair colors, refinements to the enchanting system, and the ability to make war on guilds with absurdly long names. But mostly you should look forward to a glorious death.
With the May 1 launch date on the horizon and Head Start beginning in less than three days, the tubes of the interwebs are filled with TERA talk. We thought we'd post samples of what press and players are saying about the game; here's Kotaku's Mike Fahey and Gabe of Penny Arcade fame.
We have published our fourth installment of TERA's dungeon video series featuring Saleron's Skygarden, situated among floating islands and populated with flying terrors. Want to learn more about TERA's dungeons? Visit the dungeon page on the official TERA website!
TERA's official launch day is right around the corner and our subscription management system will go live soon! This system will allow you to set up and manage your billing and subscription plan on your En Masse account page. We'll follow up with a news post when it's live along with instructions on how to use it.
We'll also be extending the availability of inaugural subscription pricing. All TERA community members who select a subscription plan by May 31 at 11:59 PM Pacific will be able to lock in discounted rates of up to 40% off the monthly subscription. Extending the deadline by a month will make sure that all of our founding players get to take advantage of rates as low as $8.95 per month. Once you select a discounted subscription plan, that monthly rate is yours to keep for as long as you keep it.
We had some great contests during the Closed Beta Tests where we asked players to be creative, be smart, be lucky, or be an MMO-FO. Our community rose to the challenge and sent us their incredible videos, screenshots, and infographics for a chance to win fantastic prizes from Logitech and En Masse Entertainment. With TERA's final beta event ending last night, we want to congratulate these winners for their inspiring creations. It has been a pleasure seeing your work!
Want to know if your server is up, if there's a wait to enter, or if that other server you're considering is less populated? Check out our Server Status page! This page displays the queue and population of each server in real-time. A server labeled "Recommended" means there's low population meaning you'll rarely encounter a queue while "Full" means character creation has been suspended on that server.
Visit the Server Status page during the Open Beta Test for the latest information on availability.