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TERA Producer Chris Hager (Known as Chager in the forums) has departed from En Masse Entertainment, the NA subsidiary of Blue Hole Studios.A PR rep released the following statement to Massively:
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"Yes, we can confirm Chris Hager is no longer with En Masse Entertainment. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."

Bluehole Studios' Harns Kim first made mention of Hager's departure on his Twitter feed. It is unclear whether Hager left of his own volition or was let go. Prior to working for En Masse, Hager was with NCsoft, developing titles like Guild Wars, Lineage II, and Aion. The fanbase is less than happy about this news, given that Brian Knox is still running the game:
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"Brian Knoxxer is the sole producer of EME Now? We're all [filtered] doomed."

"I too am worried about this lol. Chager was the only one giving us information, now who is going to deliver it?"

Minea's post makes no mention of Knox but essentially clarifies that Patrick Sun remains a tera producer, so the game is not "producer-less."

So, they can publicize employees laid off on the forums, but if it's about a Co-Producer:
"Quick hide all the threads about it despite the news being right there!"
Stop beating around the bush and admit that there's a problem going on internally with EME.

En Masse has gone out of their way to delete threads about the news and refuses to make a statement on the matter nor the health of TERA itself.

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The EU lead Community Manager Raven has mentioned that big news are coming this month, apart from patches and premium services, These services are no longer to be scheduled to be introduced to EUTERA.
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"As for the Premium Services, Shop and Chronoscrolls. I know that this is annoying, but don't expect those to come this year. I cannot tell you the reasons for it, but they will be pretty clear within this year. Yes, I know that you would like to hear a reason, rather than "you'll know why within 1-2 months", but at this stage, we're not able to provide you with the reason for this decision.

The only think we can say right now is, that those things are currently no longer scheduled to be added/introduced to the EU version within 2012.

I'm sorry that I cannot give you more than this, but this should at least give you an answer, so that you don't need to ask and wait for it in the next time."

With these services to be unavailable, it is speculated that EUTERA will be going F2P some time later this year.

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EME, the North American Publishers for TERA have revealed the TERA: Discovery Edition, this edition gets rid of the 7 day restriction and allows players to level until 28 for free.
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"The Discovery Edition is the new free trial available for players interested in giving TERA a try. We have improved our previous free trial by increasing the max level players can play up to, as well as removing the 7 day restriction so you can play on your own time and not worry about using up the free trial time"

Just months ago KRTERA released a free to play server that has restrictions, but then turned permanently free to play. TERA Europe also abolished the cash shop and chronoscrolls, hinting at a free to play model, the Japanese version of TERA turned free to play last year after only a few months of release. This news is nothing short of "obvious", with Chris Chager (The Co-producer) leaving En Masse yesterday, and the lay-offs a few months ago, it seems that it's curtains for TERA Online, only lasting 6 months (Just as SWTOR did before moving on to the free to play model *With limitations*)

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not surprised.
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Releasing as sub to play was a mistake to begin with. How many titles must fail for companies to realize this model isn't viable anymore for a new IP.

MMOs depend on people playing to make the game fun. Without a community base you are left with a mediocre RPG with much of it unplayable because it was designed for multiple folks to begin with.

High cost + sub fee made me not interested from the start. However, if it had been free to a certain level and micro transactions after that, who is to say I wouldn't have got it, like it, got friends into it, and spent monies. (I love micro transactions done right. It's great to be able to save "in game" time with real life monies accrued from "work too much OT for career" time.

They had the jump date wise on DIII, GW2, MOP etc., but imo blew it.. Hopefully it's not too late for F2P will save it.
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The sub model is practically dead. When you have companies that can offer AAA content without a sub fee, it makes other companies (BioWare, En Masse) appear greedy.
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Tera has a beautiful world and great character models but the gameplay feels much too slow and the content is lackluster. I applaud them for trying to be different with "real action combat" to make you feel involved but "Real action combat" really limited dungeons and boss mechanics.

But yeah not surprised its going f2p.
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That was quick.
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