While many players are new to TERA, some have been following the game for years. To celebrate TERA's strong community and North American launch, En Masse Entertainment would like to provide a launch gift to everyone who purchases the game and subscribes before May 31: a full set of Golden Dragon weapon skins, cosmetic items you can attach to any weapon type to change its appearance.
In preparation for TERA's launch tomorrow, we scheduled maintenance from midnight Sunday until 7:00 AM Pacific on Monday morning. This maintenance was needed so we could move from running the service as a beta to the official release for new retail users and all the avid TERA fans who pre-ordered. Unfortunately, we ran into unforeseen issues with rolling out subscription management and were forced to extend the maintenance window much, much longer than any of us wanted.
Fond of your server's PvP ruleset but not fond of its login queue? Good news! We're adding a fourth PvP server, Feral Valley. This new server will be accessible at 12:00 PM Pacific on April 29 (otherwise known as shortly-after-this-news-post). You'll be able to make new characters on Feral Valley immediately. Want to continue your existing character? Not to worry, you can relocate your characters from Valley of Titans, Jagged Coast, or Basilisk Crag to Feral Valley when server transfers become available live on April 30, a free service as it helps to balance server populations.
If you wound up on a different TERA server than your friends, En Masse Entertainment has got you covered. Our account management system will offer server transfers starting April 30—a day before TERA officially launches. True action combat is better with friends, after all.
Server transfers will be free and immediate (no waiting period) throughout the initial rush of new players to TERA. Once the server populations stabilize, we'll place limits on the number of transfers, the level of your character, and how much gold you can take with you to your new server. We'll charge for server transfers you make for convenience reasons, but transfers made to balance server populations will always be free.
A bustling but not overcrowded server is key to the TERA experience, so we won't allow transfers to servers that are already oversaturated; we can monitor populations in real time and adjust server eligibility on the fly. Learn more about how to transfer servers.
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.