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I'm from Europe and willing to try TERA. I have played it in close beta and liked it a lot, aside from that (then) forced PvP toggle to defend yourself when a PK is on you. Good thing that's changed (so I heard).
But now the main thing... Picking a host and server. As former L2 player, I'll obviously go to a PvP server. But the host (EnMasse of Frogster/GameForge) and the population & community are things to consider as well.
I know Frogster/GameForge just suck at CS and general account protection. Also updates don't go too fast. Aion 3.0 took ages to implement, but looking at bug-fixes for TERA I see they're about 1 week behind on EnMasse.
Positive aspect of Frogster/GameForge over EnMasse might be PING, but I heard terrible stories about server-side lag (is that still there?). EnMasse might give me a higher PING (~150 I think, I'm from Holland), but I heard good things about their CS and server maintenance/performance.
Then population for PvP servers... EME has 1 PvP server now, and I guess it's quite busy. Frogster has 2 EN PvP servers, and I've read on the forums there that one is quite dead. So How's population in general on the servers (both EU & US).
Last but not least community. I started playing L2 on Devianne (US server) and liked the community in general. When I hoped to Teon (Naia now), I found the EU community somewhat 'lacking' compared to US community. And that's something I notice in more MMO's I've played. Is there a same difference in community for TERA EU and US?
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