TERA offers players a wide array of character class and race combinations. Exploring those combinations is part of the fun of playing an MMO. Alternate characters, or “alts” for short, are characters you create in addition to your main character. Sometimes you just want to try something new. Other times, alts fulfill a specific purpose.
The first installment of TERA Tips and Tricks is your one-stop shop for how and why to play an alt in TERA
Val Aureum burns under the southern sky. The gods’ war with the ancient giants devastated this province and buried its secrets in the sand. Desert kulkaris swarm the dunes, and beasts like orisks, basilisks, and demons live in the deep canyons. Treasure hunters and archaeologists flock to Val Aureum for its ruins while outlaws come for its remoteness. Cultists of Lok seem interested in both.
Learn how to prosper on the burning sands from our full Val Aureum game guide.
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.
Find out details about this moonlit province in our full Poporia game guide.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!