Updates to TERA’s Political System

by Ozma

Updates to TERA's Political System

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!

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Vanarch Elections: Creative Campaigning and Stats That Rule

by Ozma

TERA Vanarch Elections

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!

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Game Guide: Remodeling and Dyeing Equipment

by Ozma

TERA Gear Remodeling

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.

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Combat Indicators: Reading the Signs

by Ozma

TERA Combat Indicator

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.

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Vanarch of the People!

by Ozma

TERA First Vanarch Campaign

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!

Let’s dive into the interview!

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Play TERA Free for Seven Days!

by Ozma

Try TERA

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!

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Introducing TERA’s Guide to Cross-Level Play!

by Ozma

TERA Lowbies

A big part of what makes TERA fun is battling alongside (and sometimes against!) your friends. When new players join the game, veterans might wonder just how much they can do together until their friends catch up in level. There are limitations to consider, but which method is right for you? For them? What about other ways to support your friends? Do you just give them a pile of gold or a mountain of dawnhide? Our new guide on cross-level play is here to answer your questions! Check it out!

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Inventory Guide Now Available

by Ozma

TERA Inventory

Nothing fills up a pack faster than slaughtering BAMs and blasting through instances. Anyone who’s ever had to forego that great weapon because of a loaded-down pack knows the value of inventory management. Keeping track of your treasure, crafting materials, spares, and consumables can challenge anyone.

To make your life easier, we’ve got a new guide to help you make the most of your space and leverage what goes in and out of your bank.

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New Dungeon Guides Available!

by Ozma

Patch 17.29.03

TERA's rich and complex storylines often lead you into the most dangerous places imaginable on both continents. The biggest, baddest BAMs guard TERA's deepest, darkest secrets down inside instanced dungeons. These fortresses house demented vampirs, mass murderers, and evil gods—are you ready to face them? Will you do it alone?

Our comprehensive guides to TERA's instanced dungeons will prepare you for the worst so you can be at your best. We provide helpful tips, like what you should do when Baracos enrages in the Golden Labyrinth, which trash mobs to avoid while traipsing through Sigil Adstringo, or where the story quests begin that lead you to the Bastion of Lok.

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