I know what you’re thinking, “What does En Masse Entertainment consider a user.” The company was kind enough to lay it out for us. The two million mark will be bestowed upon TERA in short order thanks to registered users, not active users. The upcoming milestone comes just over a month after TERA’s birthday celebration.
Apart from typical shenanigans, En Masse Entertainment is preparing a large collection of content for the upcoming summer months. General MMOG playing tends to decline during the warm timeframe, but that isn’t going to stop TERA. The first round of content comes July 2 and will be equally summer themed. Pirates are indicative of summer, right?
Who cares, it means a new 20 v 20 map, siege-based gameplay, new loot and an advanced matchmaking system. There’s also the barely detailed Alliance system which will retool the ambitious, yet faulted, Alliance system.
Ever play a game and wonder what’s the most popular race? Class? What about the deadliest monster or the richest player? Race and class especially, those are near the top of the list of questions I see in every game I’ve played. And to celebrate the first anniversary ofTERA, En Masse Entertainment has fulfilled these burning questions with a special infographic displaying a few of these statistics! Plus, there are a host of special events and celebrations happening throughout the month of May. Who doesn’t love a birthday celebration, especially one that has gifts for everyone?
Hit the jump for the details, as well as some delicious tidbits about upcoming content!
Shortly after the successfultransition to a freemium option, En Masse Entertainment is morphing its action-oriented MMORPG once again. The change isn’t as drastic, especially to current players, but speaks volumes to on-going attempts at instantaneous gaming. En Masse Entertainment announced that Happy Cloud will enable TERA: Rising to be streamed eliminating the pesky task of downloading and installation.
What better way to support your F2P initiative than to eliminate any delay in participation? Backed by Happy Cloud’s technology, players new and old can begin playing with only 10% of the game downloaded. That’s 2.2 GB of data instead of the previous 22 GB.
“Improving our user onboarding process for TERA: Rising is a priority for us, and using Happy Cloud’s system is an easy way for us to get more players into TERA’s immersive, 3D world,” said Soo Min Park, COO at En Masse Entertainment. “Taking a graphically rich, fast-paced game such as TERA: Rising, which contains hundreds of hours of gameplay, and delivering the bytes in the order they’re needed is no small task, but we’re confident this will provide an even better experience for our fast growing legion of fans.”
What’s that? IGN is claiming that TERA, the action-oriented MMORPG from En Masse Entertainment, has seen its playerbase drastically increase since introducing a free-to-play option? No, really?! Color me shocked!
After making the move to the increasingly popular freemium model in early February, TERA has gathered quite a following. It shouldn’t come as a shock to many, as the game featured incredibly enjoyable boss battles, computer-crushing graphics, a healthy amount of new content and all the features and gameplay elements gamers have come to expect from a AAA MMORPG. However, the subscription model just didn’t sit with so many gamers, especially with the consistent complaint of being a grindfest in today’s age of casual-friendly titles.
With the paywall removed and no monthly subscription required everyone interested was free to dabble in the world of Arborea. This caused an influx of over 500,000 accounts, bringing the total to over 1 million registered users and the addition of six new servers by publisher Gameforge.
The Elder Scrolls Online is the only major release coming out not firmly in bed with F2P, while Square Enix believes the relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV can demand a subscription in today’s crowded and F2P friendly market.
Granted, there was no mention of revenue increase or increased profit margins, so time will tell if TERA’s change is another feather in the F2P cap or a sign of its decline.
Discussed yesterday, TERA is now part of the growing behemoth that is the F2P MMOG genre. The folks over at En Masse Entertainment felt that the conversion performed earlier today for the action-oriented MMORPG from its original AAA subscription model to the F2P model warranted a little more than simply new content.
Coming in at just under two minutes, the all-new trailer doesn’t dance around the title’s rebirth at the hands of the F2P conversion. It doesn’t skimp on the action either, showcasing a half dozen boss battles from every angle of the holy trinity. Barely touching upon the other details surrounding the recent patch, the trailer does get ones blood pumping and ready for action versus some big ass monsters.
Hit the jump for the all-new TERA: Rising trailer and a selection of accompanying screenshots. Continue Reading
We Lore Hounds have been following TERA closely. It’s not a pet project or personal interest, it’s the community and a handful of writers that have been following the conversion of the hardcore action-oriented MMORPG from its Korean launch to the western audience.
For years, we have been sniffing out various tidbits of information, challenging producers, digesting marketing fluff and pooping the details out to you. Yeap, TERA has gone through our entire digestive tract. And it’s come out exactly as you’d expect; a shiny nugget for gamers to play with.
There’s a chance that metaphor ran its course a few thoughts ago. Moving on.
Like Mike, I’m incredibly excited for TERA, but for a different reason. It’s main draw for me has been it action-oriented PvE, which reminds me of the hardcore vanilla WoW days; my fondest MMOG memories.
Below you’ll find a summary of TERA information to review as your download and install commences. Here’s to hoping for flawless server performance, limited bottlenecking and seamless installs.
Brian Knox and the rest of En Masse Entertainment invites Lore Hound into the company’s office for the deepest interview of TERA yet. iTZKooPA absorbs information on everything from launch content plans, the major evil of the world to recent balance changes and an overview of the kitchen.