TERA's fourth closed beta test starts this Friday! Before we tell you what's new, we want to let you know that we'll begin deploying a new patch for TERA on March 21 at 3:00 PM PDT for about two hours. During this time you won't be able to patch. This isn't a long-term solution, and we're working on a more seamless experience for future patches. Once we verify the patch was successful, we'll open it back up so you can download the 9 MB update.
As a result of the feedback we've received during previous tests, we've made significant changes for Closed Beta Test 4. Most importantly, we have increased the difficulty between levels 1 and 15 by decreasing the player's hit points. We hope this will create more challenging and interesting gameplay. Those hit points will gradually be added back in as the player levels from 16 to 20. Also, in the heat of PvP, it can be difficult to see your opponent's level. To simplify this, we've made it possible to see the level of another player by aiming your crosshair at them. We've also doubled the character limit for all chat channels, making it easier to communicate with other players. For complete details, please see our patch notes.
We're burning through time as we get closer to launch. It's hard to believe we just wrapped up our third closed beta test (CBT3), which was a ton of fun with more players than ever, and we're just days away from our fourth (CBT4)! It won't be much longer before our early character creation, open beta, and launch! There's electricity in the air in the office, and everyone is more energized than we've ever seen as we push toward the finish line.
We have published our next installment of TERA's flythrough video series featuring the Fyrmount region. Missed our other flythrough videos? Check them out on the En Masse Entertainment YouTube channel!
We have published our third installment of TERA's dungeon video series featuring the Temple of Temerity, a timed event instance where heroes must protect a relic from the marauding hordes that seek to destroy it. Want to learn more about TERA's dungeons? Visit the dungeon page on the official TERA website!
We are pleased to announce a series of short stories set in the world of TERA! Expanding on the game's rich lore, these e-books will be available on Amazon.com for $0.99 each. The first installment is titled The Amaranthine Heart written by En Masse Entertainment Writer Bridget McKenna and can be picked up today. This adventure novelette is about Madoc, a decorated federation hero who's drinking himself to death in the fleshpots of Castanica. His biggest creditor—castanic crime lord Praedo—offers him a job that will wipe out his debt: sober up and escort a caravan to Val Aureum, where a shadowy priest claims to have the secret that will grant Praedo eternal life.
Be creative, be smart, or be lucky in one of three contest series being held during our final three closed beta tests. Capture footage, design infographics, cut videos, or simply play your characters to the level cap for a chance to score prizes from Logitech and En Masse Entertainment!