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Let me just start by saying I've only played Darkfall and MO (never tried WoW..) and am also waiting for GW2 because of the cool pvp so I don't know much about themepark MMOs but hey, that's what these forums are for: inquiries. So I was wondering if Tera is the game for adrenaline junkies?
Let me explain. Lately I've been looking for a good MMORPG game to get into around may after exams. Anyway, what appeals to me is the rush of PVPing. In Darkfall, one of the funnest moments in my gaming life consisted of me running around with my guild mates raiding strategically and hoping to fins someone in very good armor or a very good player that had good gear since it is full loot. So while PVPing my heart actually started beating really fast each time I PVP'ed and had good gear on because I knew for a fact that I COULD lose it, and I wasn't just non-strategically randomly attacking my foe because I want to somehow prove I'm better than him with no repercussions. These heart palpitations actualyl made me NERVOUS for the first time in my gaming life and pvp battles would become adrenaline-filled wars where I had to decide in the heat of the moment whether to flee and try to save my items, whether to try a different weapon, etc. Mortal Online was the same concept.
Another very appealing feature to me is open-warfare type PvP. That is, player controlled territories and hopefully even castles and keeps that several parties could at any time attack. So kind of like PvP-controlled hotspots where one could battle and besiege an enemy. Now while GW2 doesn't have full loot from what I've seen I'll still have this adrenaline because my battles actually have an impact in the world and I can actually attack with siege weapons or defend from the walls until death because I fear of losing my keep or whatnot.
Finally, exploration. I don't come home from a day of hard work to escape into a world that grants 0 bonuses for exploration. I'm talking going to some forest and finding a magic chest filled with items, or a secret lair that is hard to miss and thus filled with treasure. Stuff that piques my creative yet curious side, akin to a cat and a plastic bag. Cats don't want the same old toys they want to explore because they are curious in nature and test their boundaries.
That's not to say I don't like PvE. The only experience I had with PvE was with Age of Conan and it felt really grindy. Again, I don't come home from busting my ass at work to attack the same old mobs with the same old loot and get armor that I can never lose if I so happen to blindly duel or randomly attack in PvP beause I know there are no consequences. And yes I treat PvE and PvP as practially inseparable because to me "PvE" = Skyrim. The point of MMORPG is to interact with players with ways other than trading.
With that in mind, will I or any "hardcore" (lol maybe not...some of you vets are crazy. Permadeath WoW!!) be able to enjoy any aspect Tera provides? I know very little about PvP and politics and territory control in Tera and hope I am wowed when someone comes in this thread and posts a vid with Tera having all these features I never knew about. Hopefully.