I am an avid and experienced gamer. I usually play games to win, but I want TERA to be different than my usual game play experience. I have played in MANY mmo's and usually the slow down comes after I have rushed at least one character to max. But, I chose an RP-Server so that I can hopefully enjoy some of the other awesome things there are to offer, other than Max level and skills. So, I am asking my fellow celestial hills members for suggestions. Any suggestions or tips will be welcomed with open arms.
Thank you in advance! (And sorry for no in character as of yet. Still working out who exactly my Aman Mystic really is!)
The only thing I can really suggest is to try to get involved in some interesting roleplay, either with a few people you meet or with a guild designated for the purpose. I plan to pause a bit to roleplay myself. There's a good chance that I will end up going through the early levels quickly anyway, but I think it would be more fun to run into other characters and deal with their quirks and problems.
Hopefully that helps a little. I don't have many good suggestions because I don't usually get bored very quickly after I hit cap in a game, so I often "stop and smell the roses" at cap. Depending on my leveling pace, Topaz may be wandering around aimlessly at level 32 by the end of the weekend. I just don't know yet.
Explore, explore, explore! Every zone has a fairly laid-out path of progress, so while you're running about saving the day for the various NPCs, why not take a look around? There are tons of little nooks and crannies that serve no real purpose, but it's fun to wander into them just to see where the rabbit hole leads. This is especially fun as a mystic, because you can leave a trail of motes as you go and perhaps lead a fellow curious explorer along the route you've taken.
When you start to feel like all you are doing is questing like you are a questing demon--go and explore, work on a profession, or something else besides questing. I am in the same boat and it takes work to not just grind--especially when ur good and used to it.
I find one of the best ways is to play a character with a lot going on internally, and with their own motivations/likes. So a character who really enjoyed, say, walks in the woods might encourage you to go walking in the woods and give you a moment to just enjoy the landscape; TERA is certainly beautiful enough to warrant that!
I think the hardest but most surefire route to slowing yourself down is that first one I mentioned - a very internal character. It would mean that a lot of the roleplay happened in your own head, with internalised reactions to things, but it always results in a very well-formed character with a lot to do on their own, no outside stimuli necessary! Really great when it works out...
Alternatively, just play the sort of character who really loves to interact with others, since that's an easy way to make your game a little bit more fun and interesting. Forming relationships in RP is just as much fun as doing it OOC, and sometimes more, depending!
In short, know what your character likes to do, and spend some time doing that. Maybe shopping, maybe crafting, maybe playing pranks or telling jokes or pretending to be the Sphinx and guarding a road - you'll think of something, but one little immersive element will lead to more, and before you know it, you've smelled a rose. Or a bouquet :)
hi im new of course just like everyone i was wondering what is pve rp i know what pve is but what is exactly role playing
if someone could fill me in on this i would really appreciate it
thanks in advanced :D
I think that one of the defining factors in actually enjoying a game is to NOT rush through it. It's tempting, but unless you play with a group that all has the mindset, you'll find that a lot of the time, the gap between levels can make for awkward gaming. Also, there's the fact that min-maxing a character really puts you in a competitive and metagame state of mind. When being the top is all you care about, a lot of the game just becomes looking up statistics and items online, and deciding the most efficient way to obtain them. It's another way to enjoy a game, but it's radically different from enjoying the scenery, quest storyline, player interaction, etc.
I ran into this same problem on Mabinogi. I rushed to level 6k in about a year's worth of playing. And I found that this really disconnected me from my friends- I either couldn't help my friends, or their dungeons were so ridiculously low levelled to me that they were just a chore to get through.
My advice basically boils down to this: play the game how you want, even if there's a "best" way to get to the end game. Advance naturally to that stage; there's no reason to cast aside the "less efficient" parts of the game to get to it.
Thank you Egophile for the info
much oblige :D