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Why does not Tera feel as popular as Rift?

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  • AskedanAskedan TolousePosts: 39Member

    Originally posted by Siecefire

    Why is Tera not as popular as Rift....

    Becuase Tera is a Korean made game that will be a complete bull s**t grind fest just like Aion was.

     Oh god,at least read this topic,there are also several topics of people that are currently playing the game,Tera doesn't have any kind of grind.

     

    °No mob grind,you can quest grind just like in western games.

  • fyerwallfyerwall Posts: 3,155Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by wolf11223

    Originally posted by Xasapis


    Originally posted by bastionix

    Let Tera evolve slowly so the community is good. You don't want Rift's community. If the community and the game is good the rest will follow.

    You don't want Rift's community? What does that mean? Rift has no in-game community, the game has not launched yet. Or are we now associating forum trolling with what is happening inside the game servers?

    I believe they are refering to beta.. where 90% of the people testing it are asses lol.

    Which will be the same in ANY beta community, specially when it comes to open betas.

    Trust me, if/when TERA does an open beta for the west, the same asses will be there complaining/comparing and bitching about the same shit.

    As for why is it that TERA isnt feeling as popular as Rift, well mostly because Rift is weeks away from launch and getting good word of mouth. TERA is still a long long way off and 90% of what is known about the game is either given to us by the devs or through secondhand info from a Korean beta test. Its also an eastern style game which many MMO players tend to be more skeptical about. Once there is a more localized beta for the west, you should see its popularity either start climbing (due to people liking the game) or falling (due to people discovering their 'eastern MMO' fears coming true)

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  • fyerwallfyerwall Posts: 3,155Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Askedan

    Originally posted by Siecefire

    Why is Tera not as popular as Rift....

    Becuase Tera is a Korean made game that will be a complete bull s**t grind fest just like Aion was.

     Oh god,at least read this topic,there are also several topics of people that are currently playing the game,Tera doesn't have any kind of grind.

     

    °No mob grind,you can quest grind just like in western games.

    Tera has grind. Every MMO has grind.

    But more on point, people don't really trust what others say when it comes to beta experience because as you might have noticed throughout the last 10+ years is that fanboys will hype a game no matter how bad it is and trolls will bash a game no matter how good it is. Most people wait till they can try it for themselves before they form an opinion. 

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  • clankyaspclankyasp sydneyPosts: 213Member

    Rift will have lots of end game contents like 20 men raids and stuffs.

    Tera only 5 men dungeon runs but it has cool races and combat system.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,033Member Uncommon

    Most of us have tried Rift, few have tried TERA.

    We can't be sure which game we prefer until we tried both, but we know that Rift is pretty good. Of TERA we still don't know that much, we seen a few vids so we know it looks great and we know the classes but that is about it.

    I am more surprised that GW2 is even more hyped than Rift.

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member

    Originally posted by Loke666

    Most of us have tried Rift, few have tried TERA.

    We can't be sure which game we prefer until we tried both, but we know that Rift is pretty good. Of TERA we still don't know that much, we seen a few vids so we know it looks great and we know the classes but that is about it.

    I am more surprised that GW2 is even more hyped than Rift.

    And that's not just on this site. The two upcoming MMORPGs that are listed by my gaming magazine of choice as most promising are GW2 and SW:ToR, Tera and Rift are basically ignored. Although they have got an article on Rift coming soon.

  • romanator0romanator0 Glendora, CAPosts: 2,382Member

    Originally posted by Alot

    Originally posted by Loke666

    Most of us have tried Rift, few have tried TERA.

    We can't be sure which game we prefer until we tried both, but we know that Rift is pretty good. Of TERA we still don't know that much, we seen a few vids so we know it looks great and we know the classes but that is about it.

    I am more surprised that GW2 is even more hyped than Rift.

    And that's not just on this site. The two upcoming MMORPGs that are listed by my gaming magazine of choice as most promising are GW2 and SW:ToR, Tera and Rift are basically ignored. Although they have got an article on Rift coming soon.

    Which magazine is this?

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  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,033Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Alot

    And that's not just on this site. The two upcoming MMORPGs that are listed by my gaming magazine of choice as most promising are GW2 and SW:ToR, Tera and Rift are basically ignored. Although they have got an article on Rift coming soon.

    Yeah, Bioware are very popular with game reviewers even if they aren't that huge on this site.

    But as I said, most of the people here have tested Rift. I don't think most of the people who reads PC gamer have, we are kinda the main MMORPG fans and keeps ourself updated and many of us try out betas.

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member

    Originally posted by romanator0

    Originally posted by Alot


    Originally posted by Loke666

    Most of us have tried Rift, few have tried TERA.

    We can't be sure which game we prefer until we tried both, but we know that Rift is pretty good. Of TERA we still don't know that much, we seen a few vids so we know it looks great and we know the classes but that is about it.

    I am more surprised that GW2 is even more hyped than Rift.

    And that's not just on this site. The two upcoming MMORPGs that are listed by my gaming magazine of choice as most promising are GW2 and SW:ToR, Tera and Rift are basically ignored. Although they have got an article on Rift coming soon.

    Which magazine is this?

    http://www.pcgameplay.com/

    It's Dutch. I don't expect them to put Rift in the top 25 of most promising games as they basically already had such a list with 32 titles, Rift wasn't amongst them. I wouldn't know anything else about the latest issue, because it has been DELAYED!

  • afoaaafoaa AarhusPosts: 578Member Uncommon

    People have been burned off by Korean games with beautiful graphics and crappy gameplay for too long to trust a new super shiny graphic game from there.

    In the west you make the gameplay good first and THEN you focus on looks else the game will fail no matter how much shine you put on it. Many western games make the same mistake of putting shine first but they always dwindle away.

    There are also other elements that really really annoy many people in the west. One is weird movement systems, weird sounds, over girly female characters, too big weapons and too much flashy graphics. Lately the japanese game fashion of putting way too small heads on big bodies is adding to the annoyance.

    People in the west want games to give them interesting and fun gameplay that is varied, and once that is achieved give them figures that they can identify with either from the real world of the fantasy worlds of their youth which in many cases are from comics. Most eastern games give neither.

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  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon

    When it's all said and done, at the end of the day I would rather fight this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxC3q3qc3jc

     

     

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  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,179Member Uncommon

    Who cares how popular it seems. If you have fun playing it, that's all that matters.

  • TimukasTimukas TallinnPosts: 693Member

    [mod edit]

     This is not Tera thread but thread on both games. I do not like anything in Tera tbh. If I want a game without auto-target then I play FE where I have really nice rifles and pistols instead of ridiculous barn door sized axes.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,033Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Timukas

    So you calling people trolls because they do not like Tera? This is not Tera thread but thread on both games. I do not like anything in Tera tbh. If I want a game without auto-target then I play FE where I have really nice rifles and pistols instead of ridiculous barn door sized axes.

    MMOs have ridicoulus unrealistic combat mechanics so why shouldn't the weapons be like that too?

    This is really a question about art. In a game like Mount and blade it would just be silly but it is actually somewhat realistic in more ways than the art.

  • afoaaafoaa AarhusPosts: 578Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Loke666

    Originally posted by Timukas

    So you calling people trolls because they do not like Tera? This is not Tera thread but thread on both games. I do not like anything in Tera tbh. If I want a game without auto-target then I play FE where I have really nice rifles and pistols instead of ridiculous barn door sized axes.

    MMOs have ridicoulus unrealistic combat mechanics so why shouldn't the weapons be like that too?

    This is really a question about art. In a game like Mount and blade it would just be silly but it is actually somewhat realistic in more ways than the art.

    Well there is a difference between unrealistic and plain silly.

    The mega weapons you see in many Korean games looks like you are compensating for something when you wield them.

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  • TimukasTimukas TallinnPosts: 693Member

    Originally posted by Loke666

    Originally posted by Timukas

    So you calling people trolls because they do not like Tera? This is not Tera thread but thread on both games. I do not like anything in Tera tbh. If I want a game without auto-target then I play FE where I have really nice rifles and pistols instead of ridiculous barn door sized axes.

    MMOs have ridicoulus unrealistic combat mechanics so why shouldn't the weapons be like that too?

    This is really a question about art. In a game like Mount and blade it would just be silly but it is actually somewhat realistic in more ways than the art.

    It is a matter of taste really. Of course I don't mind people playing Tera, I was just saying why I'll never play it myself.

  • SomnicideSomnicide Providence, RIPosts: 67Member

    Originally posted by afoaa

    Originally posted by Loke666

    MMOs have ridicoulus unrealistic combat mechanics so why shouldn't the weapons be like that too?

    This is really a question about art. In a game like Mount and blade it would just be silly but it is actually somewhat realistic in more ways than the art.

    Well there is a difference between unrealistic and plain silly.

    The mega weapons you see in many Korean games looks like you are compensating for something when you wield them.

    TERA actually has a good reason for the oversized weapons. Balancing. In a game where the weapon actually has to touch the enemy to hit, weapon size matters. Otherwise, the melee classes would be gimped. Notice how the Ranged classes' weapons arent oversized? Yeah.

    Plus, I mean...come on....World of Warcraft? It's the very epitome of oversized weapons.

    Sup.

  • judex99judex99 Jacksonville, CAPosts: 396Member

    Originally posted by Siecefire

    Why is Tera not as popular as Rift....

    Becuase Tera is a Korean made game that will be a complete bull s**t grind fest just like Aion was.

    I found more grind in Rift than in Tera, atleast thats how it is in the first 25 levels that i raised my chars in both games, dunno what can happen later on.

     

    And for the guy who said that west devs. frist make a good gameplay and then take care about other stuff.... lol... i mean... LOL... so yeah AoC, WAR, Lotro, Champions Online and Vanguard are very good examples of quality west products in regards of gameplay, the game can be bad or good no matter where its from, thinking otherwise is just dumb.

  • xtoasterxtoaster Okotoks, ABPosts: 31Member

    TERA is a korean made game. So when it comes to the western world it will be like AION. Grinding mindlessly until you'r eyes bleed.

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  • SfaliaraSfaliara NV, AZPosts: 438Member

    Originally posted by xtoaster

    TERA is a korean made game. So when it comes to the western world it will be like AION. Grinding mindlessly until you'r eyes bleed.

    Tbh, I've played both Tera and Aion, the grind was not the same. Compared to recent Rift's beta it was much less grindtastic and way more fun, at least at the first 20 levels that I reached in both games. You can't possibly have more fun in Rift than in Tera at those levels.

  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon

    Those who have played Tera seemed to think  it is atypical of Korean games but the prejudice against Korean games is hard to fight.

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  • XasapisXasapis VolosPosts: 5,561Member Uncommon

    Personally I love Tera's art style, especially in how sexy (the females) and manly (the males) are depicted, as opposed to most western inspired artists. These games are not reality simulators, so I don't see why they need to portray people as asexual. And when I say asexual, I don't mean ugly. There is one thing to be ugly, that at least provokes emotions. There is another to be bland, average, lacking identity. 

    I hope I made myself clear.

  • VrikaVrika FinlandPosts: 2,591Member Uncommon

    Because I have played Rift and had fun, whereas I've only seen some screenshots and info about TERA. I might be a bit cynical, but I've learned to not to be too hyped about something I haven't been able to test myself.

  • CicceroCiccero Rossville, GAPosts: 118Member

    Said it on Zam

    Terra is a mock attempt at westernizing yet another Asian MMO

    It is a grind fest.....and what is the deal with EARS in Asian MMOs ? Why cant everyone have normal ears....

    The game is a grind, jsut like Aion and it's attempt to nab the Western Market, it will fail.

    Americans like goals, Americans do not like leveling to be the primary goal.

     Leveling is a stepping stone. In order to enter X I have to hit level A. Once I can do X, I have to gather items 1-9 over a period of time to enter Z. and so on. Leveling is a stepping stone, as I said, and the Asians have yet to figure that out. Their target for THE ASIAN MARKET is keep a person engrossed in the leveling aspect and to make it less painful HERES OUR ITEM SHOP ! GAIN 20% MORE EXP FOR 1 HOUR FOR 3.00 !!!!

     

    Yah, they are not the brightest bunch of R and D groups. They have no clue how Americans think and view gaming and they never will because once they break that mold,then every Asian playing their games will walk away....because Asians, unlike Americans, love the elvel Grind...give me 200 more levels and a gain rate that takes me 3 years to hit it and I will spend me hard earned money,,,that's the Asian POV

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,057Member Uncommon

    Because Rift is a fact we see , and Tera is still just a mirrage.

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