Patch Notes 17.29.03 Available Tuesday, June 5

by Pwnyx

Patch 17.29.03

The world of TERA continues to evolve, and we wanted to share some of the latest changes with you. Patch 17.29.03 goes live with Tuesday's maintenance, and with that comes some minor changes—and new patch notes!

Take a look and see what's changed in the world of TERA!

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Try TERA Instantly for Free!

by Pwnyx

TERA demo

We've said it again and again: once you play TERA, you'll feel the difference true action combat makes, and you won't want to stop playing.

Until now, the only way to try the game was to buy it, but as of today a TERA demo is available on a cloud gaming platform. You can play through TERA's riveting prologue in its entirety—no download required! Just go to our new demo page, follow the instructions, and play TERA!

Ready to convince your friends to join you in the world of TERA? Our demo is the perfect way to show them what they're missing. Or are you about to take the plunge and try TERA yourself? There's never been a better time!

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Nexus Invasions Have Begun--Video Released!

by Pwnyx

TERA Nexus

Anxious to get into a real fight? Looking for a challenge to occupy your whole guild? Then you might be ready to face the nexus.

A nexus is a tear in the fabric of the Dream where strange, potent monsters invade the world. Players near a nexus automatically receive a quest to stop the incursions. Emerge from a nexus victorious, and you’ll earn significant rewards and reputation with the Agnitor faction.

Nexuses aren’t fights for keeners. Players need to coordinate and work together like never before to survive three increasingly difficult phases.

Want a little taste of the action? Check out the nexus video!

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En Masse Reveals Sneak Peek at TERA's Future Content

by Pwnyx

TERA tanks

With TERA's first month in the rearview mirror, we're excited to turn our attention to future content you'll see later this summer. An MMO launch is just the beginning—we're listening to your feedback and incorporating it into our plans for the game.

Many of you have shared your thoughts on TERA's two tank classes, the warrior and lancer. If you play either class, you'll appreciate having more flexibility on both offense and defense, so we're changing defensive skills to consume a new resource instead of MP. (And before you ask, yes—you'll be able to restore that third bar on the top of your screen quickly.) Warriors will gain three new skills, including the ability to block an attack with their twin swords. Lancers will get two new skills, including a skill that should significantly improve lancer mobility.

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Claim Your In-Game Prizes By June 8!

by Scapes

Claim Your In-Game Prizes Before June 8!

Congratulations, TERA community! You not only reached the first three goals in our Facebook event that started last week, but you then stepped up to the challenge of a milestone five times that of the previous goal! In less than five days, the "True Action Combat" trailer was shared more than 25,000 times on Facebook!

As a result of your efforts, four in-game cosmetic items were rewarded and are available to be claimed. If you haven't yet, be sure to enter these game codes on your En Masse account to claim these prizes.

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LFG for Vanarch Election

by Pwnyx

Castanica Chronicle

As you can see in the Castanica Chronicle below, politics can get dirty, even in the world of TERA. Well, right now is your chance to stand up for your favorite candidate. Whether you want to clean up the graft or clean up on the graft, this is your moment. Vote and be heard!

Election season means campaigning, rounding up friends to vote, and getting your candidate's message out for everyone to hear. Inspire your friends to elect vanarchs you can respect, who'll do what's needed to keep those specialty stores open and tax rates fair.

Or, if you'd rather, now's the time to start buying votes (or selling yours), declaring war on a rival guild, and assassinating the opposing candidate (again and again, if you like). Buy yourself the access you need to make sure that when deals get done, you get your cut.

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Inaugural Subscription Discounts Extended

by Pwnyx

Inaugural Subscription Discounts Extended

TERA customers now have an additional month to subscribe to TERA at reduced inaugural rates!

We know some of our customers have not been able to lock in their discounted subscription rates due to an issue that prevents customers from editing subscriptions. While we're working to resolve this issue, we have decided to extend the inaugural pricing for another month past the original May 31 deadline, through June 30, 2012. This extension should allow everyone to take advantage of this great discount on subscriptions.

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Guild Emblem Contest Winners Announced!

by Pwnyx

emblem on large banner hanging from a building

Wow, you guys are creative! When we invited you to share your coolest guild emblems with us, amazing art just flooded in. We have a lot of great guilds out there with some amazing emblems. But this is a contest. We put on our best mean, judging faces and cleared away all the emblems that were merely just great rather than absolutely mind-blowing.

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Patch Notes 17.29.02 Now Available

by Pwnyx

Patch 17.29.02

Patch 17.29.02 will be deployed during tomorrow's early morning (PST) maintenance. Get ready for some sweet new stuff when you log in, like the Temple of Temerity (remember that awesome video we posted a while back?), a new level 60 dungeon instance. You're tasked with protecting a relic for 20 (20!) minutes. But the really cool part is that the rewards are on a sliding scale, as it were, so if you protect the relic for 20 minutes, awesome, but if you protect the relic, and kill a named mob—even better! Do the aforementioned and kill two named mobs and the rewards are even greater. There are four levels of rewards, so push yourself to great heights and reap the benefits. Don't forget to have fun!

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Vanarch Poster Contest Winners Announced!

by Pwnyx

Vanarch Campaign Poster Contest

Greetings again, fellow soldiers! Tamur, force commander of Kaiator, here (again). I’m happy to report that I’m now seeing the passion I had hoped for during this initial vanarch election. Your posters are bold and your devotion to your candidates is inspiring. Real leaders bring out the best in their soldiers, and it’s clear from these posters that we have some inspirational leaders in our ranks.

I chose the victors based on the effectiveness of the submitted posters and the persuasiveness of the accompanying texts describing why their candidates should win. There were many worthwhile entries. I present you with the strongest here.

View their posters. Read their words. I think you’ll share my excitement.

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