Kumasylum Opens and Elite Changes

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Hey everyone! Treeshark here with two bits of news for TERA. First, Kumasylum opens tomorrow, January 9, after maintenance to all players level 30 and up. It’s the first battleground where players get to take control of a giant kumas and battle against other players. Kumasylum pits three player-controlled kumases against seven players who attempt to steal the kumas treasure. Find out more in our game guide.



Based on your feedback, the following changes are coming to elite status during maintenance on January 9.

On the elite bar, there are two major changes. Many voiced that the jeweled lion has run its course, and we agree. On January 9, we retire our beloved jeweled lion and bring out Razormane, an exclusive armored mount.



With a speed of 280, this gleaming armored mount will attract attention and lead the charge!

Next, we are increasing the boosts you get. Currently, everyone receives one each of the four hour-long boosts available (XP, Reputation, Gold Hunters, and Quest Gold). For a lot of you, this wasn’t enough to tide you over for a day, so we’re increasing that number from one to six, so each of the four boosts will be available for six total hours each day. They’re still broken up into one-hour increments, so you can choose when and on which character you want to use them. Use them all on one, or divvy them up across all your alts.

For the monthly deliverables, we are making the following changes. The strongbox keys and spellbind boxes will be removed from the deliverables. We are adding a 30-day travel journal, as well as a free permanent item that will change every month. To start, we will be giving out a dyeable steampunk costume for all elite status members.* We are also going to have more elite-only sales on items as well. Spellbinds will receive a permanent elite discount, and we’ll discount the jeweled lion when it goes on sale. In the future, we will look to put discounts on other items like keys and dyes, as well as costumes, mounts and pets.

Overall, I think these changes will cement the convenience that elite status provides you as a TERA player. With a new mount, more boosts, and new discounts, you can get more out of elite status than ever.

Look for these changes, as well as the opening of Kumasylum, January 9 after maintenance.

Treeshark out!

*All players who signed up or renewed elite status between the dates of December 30, 2013 to January 9, 2014 at 7 a.m. PST will receive the travel journal (30 days) and the dyeable steampunk costume on January 9. A new item will replace the dyeable steampunk costume for elite status players on January 29.
Edited by: Minea over 4 years ago - Reason: added the link to the game guide for Kumasylum
Tazusa Profile Options #2

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6 1hour buffs... good change.

Spellbinds will receive a permanent elite discount

Interesting. How much of a discount?

Personally not fond of most of the costumes but this seems to increase the value of elite quite a bit. The keys were a meaningless extra anyway.

And do the travel journals work in alliance territories? If so... OP!
Edited by: Tazusa over 4 years ago - Reason: sp
CitrusBunny Profile Options #3

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First of all, I must compliment the use of that dapper popori fella <3

Second, woop! These are some really lovely new changes! I can't wait to have them all implemented! > v <
However, I am a little worried about he steampunk outfits. Are they going to be tradeable or will they be bound right out of the box?
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CitrusBunny on 01/07/2014, 04:30 PM - view
First of all, I must compliment the use of that dapper popori fella v


The item will be the same one as you would get from the store, so the attributes will not be changed. In the case of the dyeable steampunk outfit, it will come out of a smartbox.
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To quote from a locked thread (http://tera-forums.enmasse.com/forums/general-discussion/topics/Changes-to-Elite-Status-What-do-you-think-of-it):
4. I love the fact that TERA will increase the hours of the boost, but how TERA will staggered it? " six total hours each day" will it build up in a day if I don't use them? I work 8-12 hours shift per day, I don't want to waste my boost, I hope I can activate all 6 boost in one sitting. And please clearly state when the boost will reset PST


Right now you have 1 boost of each type. That number changes from 1 to 6 after this change. You will even see that number say "6" instead of 1. You can activate them all at once (over the course of an hour due to the 10 minute cooldown), or whenever you wish. The boosts reset, along with everything else on the bar, at 4pm PST.
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Tazusa on 01/07/2014, 03:56 PM - view

And do the travel journals work in alliance territories? If so... OP!


You can't save locations within Alliance territories, so you can't teleport in, but you can teleport out of Alliance territories :)
Edited by: Aliila over 4 years ago
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Are we still keeping our atlases?
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Good changes overall, but I need to see the new discounts to have an opinion on them. I was not really a fan of the previous ones.
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Asunai on 01/07/2014, 04:55 PM - view
Are we still keeping our atlases?


Yes. Anything not mentioned is not changed!
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Oooh dyeable steampunk! Good choice....