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First impressions... very early days but loving the feel of play and asthetics

VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon

OK, I know better to gush about a game this early on, and I make no definitive statements about Tera, but from the small amount of play tonight...

It's nice. Very nice.

Logged in flawlessly this time, and performance was tight. The combat seems easy to learn but a lot to master as you build up your skills

I also love the Korean art style and the world to me is stunning, as are the models which are beautifully animated. Far far better then in other new games (especially you-know-what).

The quest so far have been very generic 'Kill 10' affairs, but that has suited me while I learn the basics so no biggie.

All in all, very positive first go which has me hanging out for the full sneak peak.

 

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  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member

    I agree, I played a warrior and got to level 9, once you get a few skills it gets very fun. Level 9 enemies were hitting me for 1/3 health with their special abilites, I actually managed to die once.

     

    This is seriously impressive for such low levels, especially when I think back to killing boars in WoW. I will just wait for the level 20 BAMs, I know theres 5 or so level 22-28 BAMs and I want to kill them all.

     

    The graphics are very nice, the starting area is really pretty and beautiful but for those who like dark zones there is plenty of that too. Very positive first impression...

     

    Not to mention I had 75fps with about 150 people on screen at the very beginning. I couldn't get 35fps in rift PVP, says a lot about the engine.

     

    Looking forward to future tests.

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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Pivotelite

    Not to mention I had 75fps with about 150 people on screen at the very beginning. I couldn't get 35fps in rift PVP, says a lot about the engine.

     

    yeah, really suprised how good the performance actually was...

  • TerminatrTerminatr Daytona Beach, FLPosts: 114Member

    From my understanding, the sneak peek has not been rescheduled and cb doesnt start till feb 10... how are you guys playing now?

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  • Adhesive33Adhesive33 San Francisco, CAPosts: 227Member

    Yeah I was able to play for about an hour and a half today, and I was amazed by how smooth it ran with so many players running around. However, I did notice that something was up with the gfx, they were kind of fuzzy-looking compared to the Korean client. Not sure if that was due to testing or what, but I hope performance doesn't suffer once the gfx are set back to their sharper settings.

  • Adhesive33Adhesive33 San Francisco, CAPosts: 227Member

    Originally posted by Terminatr

    From my understanding, the sneak peek has not been rescheduled and cb doesnt start till feb 10... how are you guys playing now?

    They tweeted that they were bringing the servers online for a short 2 hour test...I imagine they will do the same thing tomorrow, so you may want to keep an eye out.

  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member

    Originally posted by Adhesive33

    Yeah I was able to play for about an hour and a half today, and I was amazed by how smooth it ran with so many players running around. However, I did notice that something was up with the gfx, they were kind of fuzzy-looking compared to the Korean client. Not sure if that was due to testing or what, but I hope performance doesn't suffer once the gfx are set back to their sharper settings.

    I noticed the graphics looked iffy and they haven't added the AA option yet. Still waiting on this as well.

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  • RelGnRelGn halalaPosts: 494Member

    For how long this event will be running?

     

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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Terminatr

    From my understanding, the sneak peek has not been rescheduled and cb doesnt start till feb 10... how are you guys playing now?

     

    They had a short 'functionality' test.

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by reignjuste

    For how long this event will be running?

     

    It's over now.

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member

    Originally posted by reignjuste

    For how long this event will be running?

     

    Keep an eye on https://twitter.com/#!/TeraEurope for more info as soon as it's available.

  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member

    Love how the thread saying it's a weeaboo pile of turd has 3x the views and this thread stating what we liked about the game has next to nothing...just goes to show you what people want to read.

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  • RecoreRecore Posts: 5,095Member Uncommon

    Good to see that you all liked the game. Cant wait to try it my self.

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  • SirBalinSirBalin Joppa, MDPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon

    I played Korea and loved it...my only complaint would be that mobs are to easy.  Even the bam's...when you are equal level, you can solo them.  Hopefully they changed that on NA.

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  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member

    Originally posted by afhn2110

    I played Korea and loved it...my only complaint would be that mobs are to easy.  Even the bam's...when you are equal level, you can solo them.  Hopefully they changed that on NA.

    Depends which ones really, some are super easy like basilisks but ones like Balrogs are a little intense.

     

    Maybe they could just make them permanently enraged? Many look absolutely stunning when enraged and are much harder to fight. 

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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Pivotelite

    Love how the thread saying it's a weeaboo pile of turd has 3x the views and this thread stating what we liked about the game has next to nothing...just goes to show you what people want to read.

     

    lol yep.

    Drama always gets more attention then positivity on these forums though. Business as usual :)

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,975Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Vesavius

    lol yep.

    Drama always gets more attention then positivity on these forums though. Business as usual :)

    It is not that strange, there were a lot more people trying to log on this weekend, most didn´t know about yesterday at all.

    I figured out that I had access about the same time they closed down the servers myself, and I spend a lot of time on the forum. It doesn´t help that Froggster never mailed me about  the test either, keeping an eye on twitter all the time is much even for me.

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Loke666

    Originally posted by Vesavius

    lol yep.

    Drama always gets more attention then positivity on these forums though. Business as usual :)

    It is not that strange, there were a lot more people trying to log on this weekend, most didn´t know about yesterday at all.

    I figured out that I had access about the same time they closed down the servers myself, and I spend a lot of time on the forum. It doesn´t help that Froggster never mailed me about  the test either, keeping an eye on twitter all the time is much even for me.

     

    yeah, I can understand the bad feeling about all that, it was an embarrassing mess for sure.

    Have to say though Loke... It all kind of washed away when I logged in and tried the game. It exceeded my first impression expectations in terms of visuals and performance.

    It looks like they will be holding the event this weekend though, so hopefully folks will log in and see for themselves :)

  • bongo123bongo123 bolongo, ALPosts: 304Member
    This all sounds very positive indeed lads, the game looks bloody great and I can't wait to check it out tomorrow nite
  • ThenThen JohannesburgPosts: 68Member

    How did you guys manage to download the game?

     

    I bought it off the site, and my account is sorted, but when I log into the client it says that my user is not active, but according to my account it is?!

     

    :P

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Then

    How did you guys manage to download the game?

    I bought it off the site, and my account is sorted, but when I log into the client it says that my user is not active, but according to my account it is?!

    :P

     

    I think it can only be DLed right now if you have a event or beta key... I'm not sure though. Have you applied your key yet?

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member

    Originally posted by Vesavius

    Originally posted by Then

    How did you guys manage to download the game?

    I bought it off the site, and my account is sorted, but when I log into the client it says that my user is not active, but according to my account it is?!

    :P

     

    I think it can only be DLed right now if you have a event or beta key... I'm not sure though. Have you applied your key yet?

    Ves, yesterday while the servers were on I noticed that many objects don't cast a shadow. Is this just a Beta-thing or will it stay like that?

  • ThenThen JohannesburgPosts: 68Member

    Not sure, will check quickly, according 2 my account on the site, it says active :(

     

    Doesn't look like it needs me to do something like that, aarrrrrr :P I just wanna be rdy for the weekend :(

  • PsychoPigeonPsychoPigeon UnkownPosts: 565Member Uncommon

    This is THE GREATEST mmorpg EVER MADE EVER in the history of ever made mmorpgs ever..EVER... till archeage

  • ShivamShivam MilanPosts: 465Member

    Apart from few non  standard features TERA is a themepark at heart with usual 'kill x' quests. I played for few hours and the whole generic asian style really puts me off. I wil buy it for my wife because she like these kind of games but i will stick to The Secret World release for now and GW2 after that. 

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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Alot

    Originally posted by Vesavius


    Originally posted by Then

    How did you guys manage to download the game?

    I bought it off the site, and my account is sorted, but when I log into the client it says that my user is not active, but according to my account it is?!

    :P

     

    I think it can only be DLed right now if you have a event or beta key... I'm not sure though. Have you applied your key yet?

    Ves, yesterday while the servers were on I noticed that many objects don't cast a shadow. Is this just a Beta-thing or will it stay like that?

     

    I'm not sure tbh... I saw strong shadows around a lot myself, but I don't dispute what your saying. Bear in mind shadows should only be used where needed, and the whole area was very brightly lit due from above (if you looked up and around). I do get what your saying though :)

    I took some SS... I will try to post them later.

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