- TerA CBT was a big success and much people had a chance to participate
- GW2 CBT failed, and first impression of the game totally ruined most ppls point of view for the game
- The Secret World CBT failed as they boast about being best game of the year, but not giving anyone a chance to participate for CBT
- Diablo 3 CBT is still in progress i think, i dont know much about the game as i dont really play isometric games at all (except for helbreath but that was over 10 years ago)
Never seen rift so i can't really compare =X
I watched Pokket stream and facepalmed myself watching her afk/auto attack the gate for 20 mins.
I pre-purchased both the GW2 Collectors Edition and the Tera Collectors Edition.
Here's the differences I have seen so far.
Graphics: Tera wins hands down. Not even a contest. GW2 looks like crap warmed over.
Combat: Tera wins easily. Tera's combat system is interactive and skill based where as GW2 uses the same old boring tab to target and just spam abilities combat system.
Quests: GW2 has a better questing system. The whole event based open-ended questing system was more enjoyable then the typical "grab 3 quests from quest hub, go kill mobs, collect items, come back to turn them in at quest hub" system. That being said, I am a huge fan of just plain killing mobs for experience because I come from the old Everquest 1 days of MMORPGs. I hate questing for the most part. It makes me feel NOT like hero, and more like an employee.
Animations: Tera's character animations in and out of combat are far more impressive and fluent then those in GW2. The GW2 combat animations look choppy and ackward.
System performance: Tera is FAR better then GW2 in this department. The thing that boggles my mind is that Tera looks 100x better then GW2, but GW2 runs 100x worse then Tera on the same computer hardware. How is it possible that an ugly game can run worse then a beautiful game?!?! Seriously... what the hell is up with that.
At the end of the day, I fully plan to keep paying my subscription to Tera, and I will keep GW2 on my harddrive JUST BECAUSE it has no subscription fee. I probably will not play GW2 that much except for when my friends are online playing it. Assuming they play it after I give my early start buddy keys to them for Tera and they see how freaking awesome Tera looks and plays. Who knows, they may say screw GW2 after they play Tera.
One last thing I want to point out here.
I bought the Collectors Edition of GW2 before I ever got to play the game in beta. I bought it solely for the statue that comes in the box because I collect game statues to put on my desk at work.
I bought the Collectors Edition of TERA ***AFTER*** I played the TERA in the closed beta test. Yes you heard that right. I went out and spent the money on TERA ***AFTER I PLAYED THE BETA***. If you don't understand what that means, let me clarify it for you. I was so impressed with TERA from actually playing the game, that it convinced me to buy the collectors edition. That should tell you a lot about Tera right there.
uhmm..I bought Tera Collector's Edition after OBT ended...so....how are you more special than me?
I was going to post something like this on the GW2 beta forums, but they're hammered right now because the servers there are down for the next 30 minutes or so.
I admit I was very excited about the GW2 beta all day, but when I logged in and started playing I found myself just wishing it were tomorrow so I could play TERA.
I don't think GW2 is a huge mess or anything, but I found it... bland.