Good morning SI;
I ask this question, as I see more people leaving, familiar faces I used to see, gone. How are you liking TERA now? Do you still enjoy it? Is it what you hoped? Do you think the new games coming out soon will have an effect on TERA?
I'm liking it still. I still adore the combat. And the graphics are great. I am not 60 yet however. I got Serenity to 55, and have been playing alts, or helping out guild members level up.
I am sad to hear people are leaving. I would curious about their exit poll results if they left for another game or just real life constraints.
Tera has been great so far and I am enjoying it more as I explore more. Learning about mechanics of BAMs, crafting, Vanarchies...etc. has been very curious and interesting to me. I am going to witness the first Vanarchy cycle this coming week, so that has me wanting to really understand more of the community politics.
The live action gaming aspect of Tera really has me kind of hooked. I may even try getting an Xbox360 controller and test that out.
While I agree that the combat is compelling, and the graphics are nice, the rest of the game is lackluster. My play style tends toward PvE exploration and completionism. There is no incentive to do either.
There is nothing to explore for: no bonus quest hubs and very few easter eggs tucked into the landscape. Even worse, most of the paths that look appealing to explore just for the fun of it are blocked by the classic MMO no-man's-land-invisible-force-field-of-"You Shall Not Pass."
Completionism in this game basically means finishing every quest you come across. There are no collections like Rift, no minipets like GW or TOR, etc. Finishing every quest means a character is permanently over-leveled for the content being played, which negates the fun of the action combat because there is no danger. You don't even have to dodge normal mobs at that point, because they do next to no damage. BAMs still do damage, but even with them, the dodging becomes far less important once their names go grey. Once the combat isn't fun anymore, Tera has nothing going for it.
I can't really comment on PvP or endgame. I'm not really into PvP in most games, and the combination of my frustration with leveling and the apparent lack of endgame content has taken away any interest I have in proceeding past level 46-47ish.
Sorry to be a downer, but hopefully EME will read people's feedback and make the game better for those of you who stick with it. :)
The combat was extremely enjoyable at first but like every other MMO for me, once I played for a few weeks, it just started feeling old again. Unlike other MMOs though, I found a great community both in my guild and in some of the players around the world.
Like who'd have guessed I'd find another person that LOVES the Archie Comics enough to make a character after them! I was absolutely ecstatic when I saw that and spent 3 hours talking to someone that I may not have ever stopped to talk to otherwise just because I was caught up in doing other things (like usual).
I do still enjoy the game, but I am taking my time with everything. (been moveing at a snails pace since day 1) Which means, I haven't even seen most of the game yet.
I do love the combat system to me it really makes the game more active and less boring. Makes my least favorite part of every mmo I've played to date more enjoyable, which would be questing. Though this is also the only game where I don't read most of them...(just story line quest get read ^^; )
Though I wish for more people to be around some of the time, the people I have ran into and played with are all very friendly and I have yet to really meet someone in game that is mean.
So I still love this game, maybe I'll change my mind later when I run out of things to do, but so far it's not happening.
Loving the game, but I have been 60 for a couple of weeks now and Im already bored with end game content, which does make me sad.
Other than a few lvl 60 instances and dailes to do, there isnt much else right now at end game to keep lvl 60's occupied and unless EM put some new content in soon, a lot more players will take a hiatus.
I do look forward to some battle grounds and raid content!! That will keep me entertained again.
Im not leaving the game, as I do have faith in EM and I do think they will deliver but I will become more of a casual until new content is released.
My advice is to hold out hitting 60 for as long as possible.
I am liking it just fine, I don't play all day every day like I used to with other MMOs so I have yet to get burned out. And if I count other characters to level and the crafting I have plenty to keep me busy.
I have no plans to do end game content. I have a lot of classes to level and crafting to do, so I really enjoy the game. Sometimes the journey is more enjoyable than arriving at the destination.
so far I'm enjoying it but the amount of bam quests I find are slowing me down around the lvl 52 mark. Not a lot of people around. So I spent some time leveling alts. I haven't touched crafting yet, but I find I'm starting to grind gold already. My guild has begun to pick up so I'm seeing some familiar faces now and they are catching up to my lancer(main) in terms of level so I might have a group of people to level with untill end game. But I'm already starting to long for something more to do than just quest. Having experienced the pet shops during beta i find I'm missing them now. They added a color to the game. I'd like to have collectable pets and more mounts, and costumes. More events to do in the game. Like how about a summer event so we could get those bathing suits from korean. Witch outfits maybe? Novelty items that I don't have to pay for? I'm already sick of the cash shop I want to have varying quests lines where I can obtain rare items.
I'd like to be able to do some random things like fishing or cooking, or items like little remote control cars, why doesnt castanica have a casino or something? where you can gamble gold or something.
there just isnt anything to do really.