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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Want to unlock in-game cosmetic items for your favorite character? Been looking to introduce friends and guild mates to TERA? Here's your chance to do both! We've published our "True Action Combat" trailer on Facebook and are inviting TERA players to share it on their timelines. As the video post reaches set numbers of shares, we'll release game codes that everyone in the TERA community can redeem.
Check out the items that are up for grabs!
Overloaded with dawnhide? Have more Arunic panaceas than you could ever use? Desperate to pick up some superior-quality armor? Rather than selling them to the nearest vendor for mere coppers on the gold or wasting time praying someone in the trade channel is selling what you need, let your fingers do the walking through the Brokerage by speaking to your local trade broker!
Trade brokers are located in all cities, and are accessible in towns by decree of the reigning vanarch, making the Brokerage a convenient way to fill your packs and fatten your purse. You don’t have to be a master accountant or filthy rich to benefit from using the Brokerage, but if you have questions, we’ve written a handy little guide to help you get the most out of your investments. Check it out!
We've just published our fourth TERA e-book! These short-story e-books are a great way for readers to experience TERA's world in a whole new way with new characters and new stories.
Our newest TERA e-book is Death at Forgeheart
, by USA Today bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. It tells the story of two detectives—an aman and a baraka—who must trust one another long enough to solve a murder that could doom the federation.
Here's a small sample of what awaits you in Death at Forgeheart.