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TERA: First Impressions with Ripper X

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,581MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Ripper visits the epic fantasy world of TERA Online for some closed beta action on the Jagged Coast PvP Server! TERA Online is a 3D fantasy themed MMORPG currently being created by Bluehole Studio and published by En Masse Entertainment. Check out TERA: First Impressions with Ripper X.


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  • WolfClawsWolfClaws Arlington, VAPosts: 553Member Uncommon

    Ripper, you are way too cheery.

     

    I wish you would have gone over more on the UI and the general gamplay feel.  When I did the beta, I felt the UI and gamplay was that of the late 90s era, but it also felt clunky and cumbersome.

    The only good part about the game is how the scenery looks and the bouncing boobs and the fact that a G-String gives as much protection as full plate armor.

    The game's development is by a western company, but at its core it is a Korean MMO much like Aion.  While the developers may have some freedom to change things, they still have to get permission from overseas to do something major.  

    I will be passing on this game.  

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,452Member Uncommon

    Interestingk I think teh UI is excellent. So minimal.

    The only thing I would like is the abillity to move that mini map to the side.

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,401Member Uncommon

    Other than the terrible story and cheesy cut-scenes, this game is fantastic. It completely caught me offguard. Perhaps I'm just used to that SWTOR co'op, but playing Tera made me feel like I'm playing a MMO again.

  • gostlygostly Fayetteville, NCPosts: 134Member

    Ripper, I love your reviews. TERA online just looks blah to me...I'm sure it would be fun at first but get boring fast, it also looks too much like a F2P MMO, I'll be passing on this one as well...

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  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member

    The game seems awesome but this g-string armor and pre-teen girl creepy stuff is really making me hesitant about getting this game.

    Really dont understand why that stuff needs to be in a computer game. Koreans really think that adds something to a high fantasy game?

  • NameWasTakenNameWasTaken Where Osama isPosts: 132Member

    Originally posted by Yamota

    The game seems awesome but this g-string armor and pre-teen girl creepy stuff is really making me hesitant about getting this game.

    On the contrary, THIS is why I'm getting into the game.

    "Oh yes my little fighter, swing that sword, bounce 'dem titties!" *FRAP*FRAP*FRAP*FRAP*FRAP*FRAP*FRAP*FRAP*

  • BlindchanceBlindchance WhywouldyouliketoknowPosts: 1,081Member

    Heh this game is a paedophile dream after all. The female characters look ridiculous, catering to boys much ?

    Art style and design of characters, weapons ( size ?! ), armour ( G-String armour ?! ) and mobs scream of totally alien art and culture. Quest system stinks of a typical Asian grinder as well.

    I just find this game at times disgusting ( child porn ), misogynistic in general, tasteless and not appealing at all. And yeah panda race ?

    Does it have to offer anything else then a different ( it is not like I haven't seen it before ) then main stream combat system ?

  • derek39derek39 monett, MOPosts: 155Member Uncommon

    Omg guys grow up. The game is no "pornographic" than Lineage II.

    And the Elin race in the game actually has lore to go along with the popori. They don't have sex or anything like that because they are born from nature and not by conventional means. The popori are their guardians not their "pedo bears" lol

    This game is amazing, combat, story quests, dungeons, pvp. All fun. It's more than worth a try. It's a beautiful game inside and out and all MMO players should at least give it a chance. I've been beating up big ass monsters for a while now =]

    Monster Hunter Veteran since '04.
    Currently playing: MH4U, Bloodborne, FFXIV, and a bit of GW2 on the side.

  • sleepr27sleepr27 LisbonPosts: 103Member

    Originally posted by gostly

    Ripper, I love your reviews. TERA online just looks blah to me...I'm sure it would be fun at first but get boring fast, it also looks too much like a F2P MMO, I'll be passing on this one as well...




     

    You certainly haven't played it to say things like that.

  • UtukuMoonUtukuMoon ParisPosts: 1,066Member

    Originally posted by WolfClaws

    Ripper, you are way too cheery.

     

    I wish you would have gone over more on the UI and the general gamplay feel.  When I did the beta, I felt the UI and gamplay was that of the late 90s era, but it also felt clunky and cumbersome.

    The only good part about the game is how the scenery looks and the bouncing boobs and the fact that a G-String gives as much protection as full plate armor.

    The game's development is by a western company, but at its core it is a Korean MMO much like Aion.  While the developers may have some freedom to change things, they still have to get permission from overseas to do something major.  

    I will be passing on this game.  




     

    Perhaps you need classes lol,or you are just talking rubbish.

    Late 90s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgFjwYAl9O0

    Nice try though.

  • MordenMorden Tacoma, WAPosts: 36Member

    The questing is a little lame. But the combat is fun. PVP is a blast. Did a lot of guild War in the last beta and had a blast. Dungeons are fun. I played a Tank and had to pay attention to what the boss was doing. If the boss took a swing at me I had to dive out of the way. Swing behind him for more damage. What can I say, not perfect but new feel to it, Fast pace combat, and what’s important I had fun.

  • UnshraUnshra Hanover, MDPosts: 382Member

    Originally posted by Sovrath

    Interestingk I think teh UI is excellent. So minimal.

    The only thing I would like is the abillity to move that mini map to the side.




     

     

    If you are talking about the rather large mini-map with the transparent background then you can. You need to switch to mouse mode which allows you drag things around wherever you want them.

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    Because flying a Minmatar ship is like going down a flight of stairs on an office chair while firing an Uzi.

  • TealaTeala SomewherePosts: 7,430Member Uncommon

    "Ok, next we have Elin..." uncomfortable pause..."OKaaaaa"  Moves quicklly to next race.

    LMAO!

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  • Butch808Butch808 sheffieldPosts: 319Member Uncommon

    The Mercs doing what they do best, ganking unguilded solo players. :)

  • plescureplescure leicesterPosts: 370Member Uncommon

    lol. you'd think with a name like "ripper x" he would sound a little foreboding, dark or aggressive. You should be called "jolly j" or something

    If someone is talking in general chat in a language you dont understand, chances are they're not talking to you. So chill out and stop bitching about it!

  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,556Member Uncommon



    Originally posted by sleepr27








    Originally posted by gostly







    Ripper, I love your reviews. TERA online just looks blah to me...I'm sure it would be fun at first but get boring fast, it also looks too much like a F2P MMO, I'll be passing on this one as well...






















     





    You certainly haven't played it to say things like that.










     

    I've played it and he's right.  The combat is not smooth or fluid.  Standing still to cast instants and mouse click spam...great fun.  The UI looked like a FTP game, the limited armor choices were odd.  And the graphics are definitely not the end all be all as some are making it out to seem.  The questing is dull.  Need I go on?



     

  • XasapisXasapis VolosPosts: 5,561Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Mardukk



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    I've played it and he's right.  The combat is not smooth or fluid.  Standing still to cast instants and mouse click spam...great fun.  The UI looked like a FTP game, the limited armor choices were odd.  And the graphics are definitely not the end all be all as some a making it out to seem.  The questing is dull.  Need I go on?

    I think you and I have been playing a different game. The combat is both smooth and fluid. Of course you need to adjust to not having tab targets, to have your character animations dictate your timing and not a GCD and to adjust for collision detection. The UI was very well done, a minimalistic approach that is also followed by TSW and GW2. The graphics are by far the most impressive in any MMO today, no exception. You can argue that you don't like the art direction, but the game engine is smooth and the graphics are amazing, especially considering this is a seamless MMORPG. Questing is your average MMROPG questing, nothing amazing but nothing out of the ordinary either.

    Opinions, everyone got one.

  • NethermancerNethermancer Toronto, ONPosts: 520Member

    The MMO for pedophiles everywhere.

    Playing: PO, EVE
    Waiting for: WoD
    Favourite MMOs: VG, EVE, FE and DDO
    Any person who expresses rage and loathing for an MMO is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.

  • XasapisXasapis VolosPosts: 5,561Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Nethermancer

    The MMO for pedophiles everywhere.

    Under your line of logic we are all psychotic murderers, having killed thousand upon thousands with no remorse at all. And all these games are virtual playgrounds for stripping any emotions from the killing process.

    Or perhaps we can acknowledge that there is a cultural difference, when all the games coming from the east offer both furry and lolli races, among other things.

  • Sector13Sector13 New Providence, PAPosts: 687Member

    I'd rather wait to hear when GW2 is coming out before throwing my money at this potentially throw away game.

  • umcorianumcorian Boston, MAPosts: 466Member Uncommon

    What a beautiful looking game that seems like it's gameplay will be absolutely top notch.

    Just like Aion did.  

    Thanks, but gonna hold out for the 2-3 month in reviews on this one. Haven't seen a game from Korea that hasn't been a total grindfest. I'm not gonna be fooled this time. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, etc, etc 

  • XasapisXasapis VolosPosts: 5,561Member Uncommon

    I don't know. If you don't like an rpg from Bioware, you'll stop buying from Bethesda?

    Oh, I get it, it's country based. So, I've been disappointed by Cryptic ... there goes all the US based MMORPG companies, right? I guess I got Funcom to fall back to though, hehe.

  • WolfClawsWolfClaws Arlington, VAPosts: 553Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Sylvarii



    Originally posted by WolfClaws



    Ripper, you are way too cheery.





     





    I wish you would have gone over more on the UI and the general gamplay feel.  When I did the beta, I felt the UI and gamplay was that of the late 90s era, but it also felt clunky and cumbersome.





    The only good part about the game is how the scenery looks and the bouncing boobs and the fact that a G-String gives as much protection as full plate armor.





    The game's development is by a western company, but at its core it is a Korean MMO much like Aion.  While the developers may have some freedom to change things, they still have to get permission from overseas to do something major.  





    I will be passing on this game.  










     

    Perhaps you need classes lol,or you are just talking rubbish.

    Late 90s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgFjwYAl9O0

    Nice try though.




     

    You are right... the UI from the 90s is more advanced. Thanks for correcting me.

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon

    rofl, I thought the female characters LOOKED bad, now to see them in motion at char creation, they move like they are in front of a stripper pole, what a friggin joke.

  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member

    God this upsets me so much...people see character creater and base the whole game on that. It's such a good game. :[

     

    Also whoever complains about the UI, you have more customization than I have seen in any game right off the bat.

     

    Resize every piece of the UI individually, add more spots to your userbar individually, remap each one to whatever key, you can move any piece individually wherever you want.

     

    That is without any sort of addon, right from the settings menu.

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