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TERA: F2P 'Subscription-Free' Option Added

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,572MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

UPDATE: Gameforge has also announced that the EU version of TERA will be going F2P with a two tiered system: Veteran and Free. Find out more on the TERA EU site.

En Masse Entertainment has announced that players will now have several options for playing TERA. Included in the new revenue model is a 'subscription-free' option as well as an 'elite status' option that gives 30-days of subscription-level play. The F2P option has no level cap or content restrictions. Current and former subscribers will be given permanent 'founder status' with exclusive benefits. The new plan goes into effect in February.

To celebrate this next chapter of TERA, En Masse Entertainment will be launching new in-game content, including a wave-based dungeon and a PvP battleground map that introduces a new way for players to test their skills against each other. The multi-stage Crucible of Flame dungeon challenges players with a series of epic, high-level battles culminating with a new boss fight against the immense Cyclops. This dungeon offers varying rewards based on performance. Additionally, more competitive players can take off in Champions’ Skyring, an all-new three-versus-three PvP battleground with some of TERA’s best PvP gear at stake. 

Head to the TERA site for more information.





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  • PigEyePigEye campbellsville, KYPosts: 78Member
    This could save the day!

    +1

    PigEye McNasty
    DFOUW NA

  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member
    Well, well, well
  • blackhawkzzblackhawkzz BirminghamPosts: 53Member
    And yet WoW still survives.
  • DerrosDerros Posts: 1,076Member Uncommon
    Wish I knew this when it was $5 on amazon.  I woulda picked it up to get founder's
  • UndeadlyUndeadly SouthamptonPosts: 52Member

    This is good news I think.  I will check it out.  I was in a Beta weekend and it seemed like it was worth playing. I like the way there are no resrictions regarding level and zones.  If I recall correctly it was quite well received.

     

  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member
    can't say I didn't expect this...

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  • JudgeUKJudgeUK Posts: 846Member Uncommon

    In the EU we are just waiting for Gameforge's take on ftp. There is a certain degree of pessimism (bordering on complete despair), based on their Aion model:

    http://www.aionfreetoplay.com/website/shop/category/116

    We shall see......

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    Edit - Gameforge have said they will give an announcement later today

  • ScottgunScottgun Williamsville, NYPosts: 356Member

     

    I visited that link. You should put a caution on it: "Warning! You are about to see a cash shop and a little piece of your soul will die."

    Now we're calling prostitutes "sex workers". What's next? Calling hit men "end-of-life technicians"?

  • Alber_gamerAlber_gamer RomePosts: 557Member Uncommon
    Good news everyone!

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  • motoratonmotoraton valenciaPosts: 41Member
    yayyyy!!!! 
  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,896Member Uncommon

    I'm surprised.  After TSW I expected box to play for TERA.

     


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  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon

    It seems once todays maintenance is over the EU service is going to hear its fate, the community manager has posted on a thread stating the information is incoming later today.

    https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=134936&page=4&p=2296016&viewfull=1#post2296016

  • simmihisimmihi -Posts: 615Member Uncommon
    I wonder if me as an European could join the NA version of the game (i'd even buy the box if possible). For sure the EU version will go F2P and, as Gameforge will be handling it, then it's a "no thank you" for me.
  • grimalgrimal Stamford, CTPosts: 2,873Member Uncommon
    Good deal!
  • black_isleblack_isle IstanbulPosts: 238Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Coolit

    It seems once todays maintenance is over the EU service is going to hear its fate, the community manager has posted on a thread stating the information is incoming later today.

    https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=134936&page=4&p=2296016&viewfull=1#post2296016

    I wish En Masse operated the game in EU too. I don't trust Gameforge and it will be a worse model for sure if they went f2p too. Even besides the model thing, i don't wanna play on Gameforge's service so if i check this out it will be on En Masse's service whether it will be EU or NA will see.

     

    btw, nice line about the hotbars lol. It sounds even more ridicilous when devs make fun of it in their own trailers.

     

    Edit: EU site is updated and it doesn't look bad actually; http://tera-europe.com/tera-club.html

    But i remember there being censorship on armors and blood in EU and we saw how Aion got updates ages later than NA under Gameforge so i'll check it out on NA probably.

  • MuppetierMuppetier SouthamptonPosts: 277Member

    "Our philosophy was to add to what we already offer instead of restricting what we already have. We have added vanity items and convenience boosts instead of charging for existing dungeons or taking away your hotbars"

     

     

    Wonder who this is aimed at :)

     

    The package for free players looks very generous to me.

  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,395Member Uncommon

    The NA version of TERA works just fine, if you're not from one of the IP banned European countries (Russia being the most notable). Sure, you get an extra 100 to ping, but that's not a big deal. TERA isn't that fast-paced.

    It's still boring, though, which is why I doubt I'll play it. It's a huge download, too.

  • CaskioCaskio Abilene, TXPosts: 339Member
    I can't wait for it to go free. I probably won't sub, but I can still have plenty of fun for free!  (They already got 6 months out of me :D )

    "If you're going to act like a noob, I'll treat you like one." -Caskio

    Adventurers wear fancy pants!!!

  • simmihisimmihi -Posts: 615Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Scalpless

    The NA version of TERA works just fine, if you're not from one of the IP banned European countries (Russia being the most notable). Sure, you get an extra 100 to ping, but that's not a big deal. TERA isn't that fast-paced.

    It's still boring, though, which is why I doubt I'll play it. It's a huge download, too.

    Awesome, thanks Scalpless for your answer! An extra 100 ping sounds like chocolate cake compared to having to deal with Gameforge.

  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member

    for all you guys who "can't wait" and think it's "a verry good news"...

    Gameforge has EA-like restrictions on Aion, like: timed cd on dungeons so you can do like 1 or 2 runs per few days, and unlock the dungeon timer by buying scrolls and things like that...

    It's pretty much crap, a box would be much better than gameforges cash shop, but well... just saying not to get your hopes up high.

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  • kevjardskevjards carlislePosts: 1,463Member
    Originally posted by JudgeUK

    In the EU we are just waiting for Gameforge's take on ftp. There is a certain degree of pessimism (bordering on complete despair), based on their Aion model:

    http://www.aionfreetoplay.com/website/shop/category/116

    We shall see......

    ---------------------------------------------------------------.

    Edit - Gameforge have said they will give an announcement later today

    yeah but what announcement will it be..although i like tera i despise gameforge..especially with their attitude..they were still charging max price for the game £40 while en masse were charging $15 .which says everything.they never reduced the price to encourage people to join the game..in fact they did fuck all except watch the population get less and less.

    Hopefully they will get their head out of their ass..even the sub fees were higher.wtg gameforge.how to ruin a games population.i still dont get why en mass decided to let gameforge near this game..but hey you never know they may actually do something right by the game..hang on a sec i just gotta catch that pig flying past my window.

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,436Member Uncommon
    Dangit now I gotta go play Tera again too! Too many MMOs right now!

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  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member
    Nice, I will be trying this XD
  • xposeidonxposeidon Sandston, VAPosts: 384Member
    Great, I hope i get to keep my old character from the only  month I played, got him to level 40+ but the quests bored me to death, I do love some open world pvp though so hopefully I can finish getting him to 60 or whatever the level cap is.

    Remember... all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more.

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,047Member Uncommon
    When will this be available ? I loved TERA but i dont like Subscription ;)

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