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im playing the beta right now, game looks amazing. its definitelly a different pace from standard mmo's. i dont know if ill be buying it though, i'll need to play it more and decide

edit: forgot to ask, does the tera beta support crossfire? im running it on crossfire 6870's and when im on island of dawn my fps is around 60-70's but when im in velika, it drops down to 20's-40's. im playing on highest settings, at 1600*900
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Been following the game since before it was released in Korea, and finally getting to play the beta, so far living up to what I wanted and imagined it would be, but I've only played for like 4 hours (first beta weekend on my 1 weekend a month on at work? *sigh*).

Loving that it's more skill based than normal tab targeting systems, and honestly I think the amount of grinding in the game will be fun (especially with the way skills are it wont be tab 1,2,3,1,1,1,1,1...).

I will say the beginner crafting quests are a little messed up for the level you get them, crafting 25 pieces of gear when the mats you have to buy for it cost 100k? Ugh...
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1st Closed Beta Review
Before I got into this review I’ll just give a brief history of my MMO experience. I played WoW about 2 months after release until this present day. I played more hardcore during Vanilla and on and off after BC because I got married. Other MMO’s that I got into were LOTRO, AOC and also Aion. I won’t go into too much details but those are other MMO’s I have played in depth and will use them as a reference. I don’t consider myself an Elitist or Hardcore gamer. I enjoy games and play them the best I can. I’m just breaking down this review as whatever comes up to my mind so there probably will not be a whole lot of organization.

Gameplay: 10/10
I’ll be honest the first 5-10 minutes I thought to myself, “Wow this game sucks.” But after getting use to the movement, combat, and new skills (very important) I have to say this game succeeded were AoC failed. I’ll try briefly explain how combat works. You get a starter move somewhat like an auto-attack that you must click. This move attacks and also adds mana to your pool. The mana system for the classes I played (Warrior, Slayer, Beserker) works almost like the rage system in WoW. Attack to build up mana and then you can hot key a new skill that must be directed at the target. Pretty fun actually. For movement classes you can roll to dodge attacks but it has a cd; and for tanking classes you have a blocking skill that you must use to block, both skills take mana. Later on as you start chaining attacks you have an opening move that triggers other skills which you can use spacebar to activate. This helps a lot when you are doing a lot of movement. This is the best combat system I’ve played in an MMO.

World: 8/10
It is an Open World game and not instanced. I compare the world to Aion’s world. You can run zone to zone but there are also channels. Which is nice I was camping a boss for quest with a group that was being waited by other groups as well. We changed channels and there he was killed and left. It has a channel system like Aion and Guild Wars.

AI: 9/10
There is an AI jump from level 19 mobs to level 20 mobs. Lower level mobs do simple attacks and are just plainly dumb as you run around them smacking them. I was quite in shock when I was level 21 and decided this game is too easy I’ll jump a zone ahead and go kill some level 22 Orcans. The movement of the Mobs changed and they had additional skills (knockdowns etc).

Questing: 7.5/10
Nothing innovative. Kill 10 fairies gather 5 corpses kind of stuff. What I did find nice is that the questing system reminded me of LOTRO a little. There is a main story quest line and than there are Zone quests. So there is an overall quest line that takes you from node to node, zone to zone, but those places have quests tied to those areas. The Story quest line usually has a nice shiny reward at the end as zone quests are mainly just to help with exp. It also had a nice feature like Aion where you can click on name of Mobs or Named Mobs and it would highlight on your map where you could find those mobs. For all the fears of this game being very Korean grindy it was not at all for this Beta. Level cap was set to 22 and limited to two characters. I hit cap on my warrior and level 17 on my Beserker all in a weekend. If I didn’t pvp on my warrior I would have hit cap on my Beserker as well.

PVP: 10/10
Battleground were not available for this Beta Phase but I did get into some 10 on 10 death matches. Pretty much how it worked was a giant duel. You create party and fight another party until everyone is dead. My first toon was a warrior (a dodge tank) and I thought to myself meh I can dps enough to own in PvP. Boy did I get my butt handed too me. My group had two warriors and we couldn’t dps enough through heals and got owned pretty bad. Class roles matter a lot, no hybrids trying to DPS in here. I felt like when I first pvp back on Vanilla WoW. I didn’t know what I was doing. Movement really matters for the first time in an MMO; though movement is really crucial in WoW, I won’t argue that. We’ll have too see how Battlegrounds are.

Dungeons/Grouping: N/A
I didn’t get a chance to run the level 20 dungeon. After getting my butt handed to me in PvP I rerolled and didn’t get a chance too. But everyone in my guild was really impressed.

UI/Chatting: 7/10
Nothing innovative either. The UI and Chatting system to me is a hybrid of something you would find in Aion and Guild Wars. I’m so use to WoW’s chatting system that whenever I play a different MMO I can never get comfortable with it. Bars are easy to move through options and keybinding is very easy.

Talent System: 7/10
Now I could be wrong on this. I didn’t read much about the game going in and was pretty much doing everything blindly. This is from my point of view how the talent system works. Every class is awarded the same skills. Where they differ is what you glyph certain skills to do. Such as on my warrior I could glyph one of my skills so that my roll skill had a shorter CD. I could also glyph so my other skill generated more threat so I can hold agro to tank. You are limited to glyph points so you can’t glyph everything and thus creating your “spec”. But like I said I could be wrong.

Community: 5/10
I don’t know if it was the IGN premium trolls or what but the community reminded me of Aion early on. A bunch of trolls comparing it to WoW or any other existing MMO. I will say though for every idiot I met I also met a nice person. A lot of people in the beta were impressed and the trolls were not were the level 4’s who were just complaining. Anyone who got to level 20+ enjoyed the game a lot.

Music: 5/10
Music is meh. Voice overs were corny. They were like an Asian dubbed movie where the lips and voices didn’t sync. I don’t play to listen to the music of games much as I usually have a Sports Podcast on.

Visual: 9/10
Even without the HD texture in this Beta the game looks great. Art style is a personal preference but for me I thought the game was very beautiful. From the landscapes, armor, weapons and mobs everything looked great, if of course you like the art direction of this game.

Performance: 5/10
The game runs on the Unreal game engine. I know it’s Beta but the game ran like crap on my PC (Amd FX-6100, 2xHD 6850). I run BF3 on Ultra Settings with no hiccups. It could be that it is not supporting SLI/Crossfire in Beta. I was dropping to like 10 fps in the big city. Serious?

Expectations Overall: 9/10
I followed the game on and off for about a Year. I lost hope in it as it took so long to come over but I have to say I am IMPRESSED. En Masse did a great job Westernizing the game, it does not feel like a Korean MMO grind at all. Combat is awesome. Some MMO reviewers are saying bad things about this game but until you hit level 20 I do not believe you have an understanding of how the game is to be played or what the developers are pushing for. I think this game is a sleeper lost in the shuffle of SWTOR and GW2. It could do surprisingly well. The combat is certainly innovative it all depends now on the battlegrounds and dungeons later on.
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I was extremeley pleased with the beta. The only let down was the bloody levelcap! Minus the trolls, I havent had this much fun in an MMO since Ragnarok Online.

Many say they copied X from Y, but I really don't follow as I haven't played other MMO's as seriously as this beta. Ive tried Aion, LN2, WoW, and many many Korean grinders. Big plus for this game is the open world format unlike the flashy Korean instanced dungeon MMO, where you rely on partying with people to advance in the game, after you reach endgame with those games there is a severe drop in population and you can no longer party with others.

I've made it to Lv. 22 and began expanding my crafting skills - they use a similar crafting system I've experience near end-game in Vindictus / Mabinogi Heroes. Glad there was something I could relate to in this aspect.

I have clips I've taken from my journey from Lv. 0 to Lv. 21, planning on uploading it soon.

Running on the UE3 engine, visuals are STUNNING. Even with medium textures! If you have ever played The Last Remnant on PC or X360 you definitely get the same visual vibe.

The three games I am expecting here in 2012 are Tera, GW2, and Blade and Soul (if they EVER get a chance to localize it for International release!)
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Here is my semi-conclusive video from level 2~22 for those who couldn't play the CBT
    
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Reminds me of my endless hours on Phantasy Star Online, Dreamcast & Gamecube.
   
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I strongly dislike anime-styled games so I won't be getting it.
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If the sub is £80 a year Ill get it, any more and they can stick it i hate robdogs
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Yo, I see that you were able to get into the Tera CBT. I'm wondering how it ran on your rig. I hear there is little to no support for SLI and CF in Tera Online. What kind of FPS were you getting during gameplay? I run a 6950 and I was usually capping 80Fps when just running around. During battles it would drop a bit to like 60-80, then in Velika I was dropping to like 30-40. So I assume your setup should be able to run faster than mine right? Thanks!


Yes, Tera has an FPS cap of 80. Because of this cap, my cards rarely peak over 70~80% usage. Running in 1080p the numbers you describe are just about right. Those are numbers I see with SLI Enabled. I have not had a chance to run it in single card configuration yet.

As for in town fps drop, yes 30~40 sounds right, as in the video averaging between 20~30 in heavily populated Velkia town area.

My conclusion would be yes, it does not scale well with SLI / CFX configurations. However it is still in beta so maybe things will change along the way. I doubt its a driver issue as the game was released in KR and drivers have adapted to the performance fixes. Perhaps its a client performance issue, and may be resolved in future updates. In the Second CBT due in over a week, we will be able to compare performance with the Higher Resolution textures to be release in the next update.

Do note that when an MMO gets localized for an international release, (in most cases) the game build starts from scratch and it is not as if they simply use the Latest version of the game and build upon it. In other words we are sill dealing with an early build of the base software. These performance issues are of no surprise to me. Only time will tell! thumb.gif
    
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I preordered the first day it was available since I've been waiting for this game for about 3 years. Really enjoyed the first Closed Beta, rolled a Berserker but will be re-rolling a Lancer on a PvP server in the next Closed Beta. Just love their playstyle and the fact that I can solo just about anything. Currently playing KTERA with my guild to keep busy till release.
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