I finally got the chance to sit down and play Tera again after a month or so. Teraâ€™s been on the back of my mind because I had fun doing what I was doing before but unfortunately I donâ€™t get to play it as often as I want because wellâ€¦I have a life.
My only incite to this game when Iâ€™m not playing it are these forums and honestly as sad as it sounds also probably the worst place to catch up on the game.
As I spent my 2 hours today running around back and fourth between my characters and riding around in Velkia I remember why I enjoyed the game so much. Everything about it is beautiful from the characters to the towns, to the minor details that make the game feel so alive and easily bring you into it. I enjoy Tera because I love the game itself even if I donâ€™t have time to play it, I still wish I could sit down and get into it more.
What I realized to day after having visited the forums so long and hearing about how terrible the game was, I guess I saw the clear picture. The problem with these games arenâ€™t the games themselves but the very people that play it. All the whiners and complainers that nit pick over any single game that is not all things to them. There are so many things about Tera that make it fun and unique but these folks just canâ€™t accept that. Even in a perfect paradise, these people would probably overturn rocks until they found something to complain about.
MMOâ€™s arenâ€™t considered good to them unless they get a 10/10 by some paid reviewer in some magazine or top alexia ranked website. People canâ€™t even decide if they will like a game unless it has record breaking sales numbers. They leave it to other people decide what a great game is for them instead of just playing a game and thinking independently for themselves if they like it or not.
Maybe itâ€™s because I grew up in a time when there were no game reviews or even video game stores. I grew up in an era where the only reviews were the ones you and your friends gave a game or the suggestions from the guy at the video rental store. As a real gamer (as in someone who gives a game a try and makes their own decision whether itâ€™s good or not) I just canâ€™t stand to see good games picked over by these status quo nit pickers. What makes a game fun is the challenge of it not being perfect and still overcoming it. Matter of fact thatâ€™s what makes you a gamer, itâ€™s called gaming skills.
Although I havenâ€™t had much time to play games as of later I have played every other MMO to date except GW2. There has been no game to me that has been as fun or on the level of beauty and game play that Tera offers. I could care less if blizzard has 14million players online or if GW2 ends up with 8million. If Tera had only 10 players online only you can bet Iâ€™d be 1 of them.
Some games really donâ€™t get the credit they deserve and Tera being a new game thatâ€™s being treated like itâ€™s been out for 5 years with the reception it gets just shows how lazy mmo players of today are. Either they are lazy in real life and spend 24/7 online getting max level the first day and complain about being bored or theyâ€™re just lazy at the game and expect everything to be easy and handed to them. These same folks have 100,000,000 ideas to hand over to the developers about the game instead of just sitting down, shutting up, playing the game and enjoying it as it is. Now some times there are bugs and real issues but most of the time itâ€™s just bs and nonsense thatâ€™s part of the game play experience. If the developers actually did implement all these QQ tear drops into the game it wouldnâ€™t be Tera anymore it be an entirely different game which is probably what these people should be looking for along with a mop and a jumbo Sams Club box of Kleenex.
I learned a lot from playing Tera so far and the greatest lesson of all is that MMOâ€™s just arenâ€™t the same fun they used to be. The communities they attract now take the enjoyment away from the game. Groups of spoiled kids and adults that have been exposed to an era of games were they have been dulled down to be easier and less challenging to players. A time where they can complain to the developers and have them make changes they â€œshouldnâ€™tâ€ just to make the game even less challenging. Yep, I learned that MMOâ€™s are no longer worth the trouble because as beautiful and fun as Tera is, if someone has found a way to complain about minor issues and overlook the overall beauty and detail of the game they truly donâ€™t deserve to hold a controller in their hands. That goes for the many paid reviewers and the QQers that simply take the fun out of games today. Tera for me will be my last MMO but I will continue to play it until an asteroid hits the earth or I am 1/1 online before the servers shut down for good.
Bottom lineâ€¦ Bite ME QQerâ€™s Iâ€™m a satisfied customer.
You sir, are amazing. I agree pretty much 100%.
I too remember the days when there was no such thing as: massively, ign, mmorpg.com, or all that other crap. Games were word of mouth from friends, instead of following some guy on the internet like the word of god. Better days those were.
Complainers are unfortunately never going to go away, it's like a full-time job for such people.
Even though I hate farming gold, I do like that gold is still useful even in endgame unlike other games were its basically there just to be there, gives it more of a classic rpg feel. While I agree that this game has basically no PvP endgame at the moment, this game does have a nice amount of PvE endgame: FoK, BT, ET HM, LoT HM, KN HM, FoK HM, BT HM, Nexus. It has the same kind of PvE endgame as every other game: farm instances for gear. But to complainers unless its a 25man raid or what not it doesn't count as endgame.
I too will continue playing this MMO, it has amazing potential, and just like any game or tv show it needs to find its 'area' and it will become something amazing.
I couldn't agree more.
I would like to see some of this people playing UO at the time (and not in trammel) and see how they would fare,or in AO,where when you died you risked to lose part of your gear and lose all the XP gained since the last time you "saved" it (and paying to do so every time).Dying now is not much of a chore and bad thing as it was in this games.
agree with you OP. Maybe this game has been out for a year in Korea, its been out here for just about 3 months. you have a much smaller design team at both BH and EmE than you do on a lot of MMOs so it only stands to reason improvements and content will be rather slow. it'll get there eventually if people could just be patient.
my only real complaint is I wish it were easier to meet people in this game that werent complete douche bags, but it is what it is.
This post should be stickied.
+ the internets.
I think you missed what the real problem is. It is idiots, not complaints, that are the core problem.
Who kicks people in instances? Idiots.
Who censors Elins? Idiots.
I always love seeing constructive and well founded complaints on MMO forums, since it helps companies make the game even better. Sadly sometimes they do listen to the idiots and just make the game worse.
I have to agree with the OP as well, it seems that society has successfully programmed the social masses how to think, what to do, and what to play. The QQ'ers on any mmo (I'm an ex-WoW head) has done nothing to actually improve the genre's community. From all the complaining and bashing I've read from forum to forum, it all boils down to the same complaint of, "My character isn't bad [filtered] and I can't one shot while pvp'ing." I have practically made almost one of every class excluding the two healing classes, I can't begin to tell anyone just how much fun each class is in their own right. I hear so much QQ for archers, and as I'm playing my archer (lvl 58) I'm just curious as to what all the QQ is about to begin with? People need to go back and realize that every game, whether it be digital or real life HAS RULES, you play by the set rules or you don't play at all. As for class balance, yeah again, you're not going to get everything you WISH you could do on your toon. Learn to play the class and maybe, just maybe you won't QQ so much, but that'll be impossible because all they do is QQ.
I've come to the conclusion that people who QQ on mmo's either will spend their lives, are spending their lives, or continuing to spending their lives constantly complaining about something until things go to their favor.
I can't tell how many times back on WoW when the new patch notes were released and how much of the changes were for "pvp balance," and how much it affected pve play (thus was born the phrase "flavor of the month"), sure it pissed me off a bit, but who cares I just did my researched and rolled with the patch.
So to save myself from a bigger wall of text (cause I'm sure like all the other posters here there's just so much more to say), while there are some actual real issues that need attention (like quest mobs that are on world boss respawn timers) over all this game (for me anyways) has totally replaced WoW for me, and I'm sure NA will catch up to KTERA at some point, until then be patient, it's not as easy as you think, if you think it is, then I suggest you get a job application at EME to make things go quicker, people don't seem to realize that there's translating, coding, mapping, testing, debugging, then BACK to testing, and MORE debugging, etc. before letting it go live on servers.
It's the QQ'ers is why good games are given a bad rep, and people have to work overtime just to satisfy your childish behavior, if anything the gaming world itself has turn into nothing but spoiled brats who has everything handed to them on a silver platter, and they're still not happy because they're bored. Back on WoW I'll see super hardcore guilds that clear content that's only 2 weeks old and I can't begin to imagine just how boring that could be afterwards (the only way I can see that it's fun is they bring their alts and do the same thing). So to the QQ'ers on these forums, shut your pie hole and man up, if you're going to complain, make it a legitimate complaint not, "my dps sucks make me OP."
I'm done /getsoffsoapbox
Venatoreo: I didn't wanted to go down that road, and im happy i didn't do it because you did it better then i would ever have been able to! well said, thanks for the read, was a plesure!