Arguably the most beautiful place in the world of TERA, Poporia is home to the feisty elins and the mischievous poporis. Luminous trees, a tranquil lake, and midnight beauty attest to the Popori Kingdom’s dedication to preserving nature. However, bloodthirsty vampirs, a school devoted to witchery, and royal infighting seem intent on making life in Poporia anything but tranquil or beautiful.
Group play and social interaction is a big part of any MMORPG experience, and that’s certainly true for TERA. Guilds form the core social group, giving players a support structure, a built-in group of allies, and a sense of identity. Managing a guild, however, isn’t all LOLs and chocolate cream pie—it takes work, communication, and a healthy dose of patience to balance different personalities and goals and align them toward a common purpose.
Whether you’re a guild master, officer, or your basic red shirt, this article can help make your guild experience happier and drama-free.
TERA’s political system is one of the features we’re most excited about, and it’s a part of the game we’ve spent a lot of time refining. With our second round of vanarch candidates stepping up to serve their servers, we thought we’d take some time to talk about some upcoming changes to this already popular aspect of gameplay.
As originally conceived, a player seeking vanarch status had two paths to the office—campaigning and conquest—with the latter requiring candidates and their guilds to distinguish themselves through battleground play. While revisions to the battlegrounds aren’t quite ready, we are happy to announce that we’ve found a way to put the fight back in political infighting!
TERA’s political system is in full swing, and players are hard at work securing their chance to rule! Across the server forums, players rally for support, making a plethora of plans and promises. These campaigns extend beyond the game world—into Facebook pages, tweets, and the occasional full-page ad on sites such as TERA Tome. It’s terrific to see so many players participating.
We’ve also created a new web resource for TERA’s in-game political data: the TERA Vanarch Elections page. Track your vanarch’s poll numbers. Check up on your competition. Read vanarch platform statements and campaign info. Compare the candidates’ vote counts and praise tallies. See how your server stacks up against others.
Find some time to learn who’s campaigning on your servers, and take advantage of one of TERA’s most unique features. Who knows? The next vanarch we celebrate might be you!
You’re proud of your characters. You want them to stand out in a crowd, and you want that top-notch weapon to stand out, too. With just a little time (or a little gold), you can change your equipment’s appearance at a remodeler or change the color of your armor with dyes.
All major cities have appearance remodelers and dye merchants, and you can make your own dyes from materials you gather. Anybody can use dyes and remodelers, and if you want a quick start on a stylish new appearance, read our full guide to remodeling and dyeing.
TERA works hard to keep information in the middle of the screen where the action is. Even so, it takes a bit of experience to decipher what those little images mean. The angry red face isn’t difficult to decipher, but what’s with the radio antenna? And why does the lancer have an icon with an ellipsis? What’s that all about?
To save you some squinting and guessing, we put together this guide to combat indicators. Check it out, learn what each icon means, and you’ll understand what the game’s telling you in no time.
TERA’s historic first elections are over! With the votes tallied and the vanarchs elected, a new phase in TERA’s life begins. Today, we’re interviewing Valentio, a new vanarch on the Dragonfall server, who not only won on that server, but got the most votes of any candidate on any server! We wanted to share Valentio’s thoughts on the election, what’s coming up in the vanarchy, and how it feels to be a vanarch!
Now you can play TERA absolutely free for seven days with the new TERA trial. All you need is a free En Masse account to play TERA for seven days, and level up eight characters on any one server to level 23. When you convert to a paid subscription, you keep your characters.
A few restrictions apply—explained in the TERA Trial FAQ—but you’ll be able to play and enjoy almost every aspect of TERA. And, most importantly, you’ll experience our true action combat. We know it’s hard to get what makes playing TERA so different from any other MMO, and now you’ll be able to see, hear, and feel the difference for yourself.
For more details, and to get your TERA trial code, visit the Try TERA page. We’ll see you in the world of TERA!