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Should I buy and play TERA now, or wait for F2P?

KanylKanyl a cold placePosts: 246Member Uncommon

Hello! Pretty much as the title says....

 

My thoughts goes to leveling. Will I have a good experience playing TERA now on the EU servers, as if I wait for the F2P? I know there will be a huge increase in player numbers, but is it still healthy and populare today? Right now it feels like this is the perfect moment, so I get Founder title, mount and so on. But again, maybe it's a bad decision?

 

So yeah, speak out if you know much about the EU servers and their population!

 

Thanks and have a nice day!

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  • leinad312leinad312 Kirkland, WAPosts: 313Member
    I can't speak for the EU since I play on the US servers, but the population seems fine to me since they merged down to just 3 US servers. I suggest giving the unlimited trial (up to level 28) a shot to checkout the population on the EU servers.

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  • SeelinnikoiSeelinnikoi LONDONPosts: 661Member Uncommon

    Amazon has the game for 5 dollars!

     

    It has 30 days play and you get to keep all the goodies of founders account, go buy it :)

     

    PS: The amazon deal is for USA, dont even try playing in the EU. I am EU but playing in the USA and the ping is around 80-120ms and really good as they keep the game updated, EU are done by gameforge and as we all know they suck!

  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Seelinnikoi

    Amazon has the game for 5 dollars!

     

    It has 30 days play and you get to keep all the goodies of founders account, go buy it :)

    ^^ this would probably be you're best option^^

    The biggest restriction I see in the f2p model is the 2 character limit and the bank limit,  if you expand it via the cash shop it will cost you way more than the 5$ box price from amazon.

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  • KanylKanyl a cold placePosts: 246Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Seelinnikoi

    Amazon has the game for 5 dollars!

     

    It has 30 days play and you get to keep all the goodies of founders account, go buy it :)

     

    PS: The amazon deal is for USA, dont even try playing in the EU. I am EU but playing in the USA and the ping is around 80-120ms and really good as they keep the game updated, EU are done by gameforge and as we all know they suck!

    They removed the 5$ price and it's back on 20$ again! But is Frogster that bad? Seems like I shoot myself if I roll on the US servers? Because both companies pretty much offer the same things?

     

    Anyway, I am going for the unlimited trial before I buy the game! 

  • MuppetierMuppetier SouthamptonPosts: 277Member
    When you want 8 character slots i presume you can just create four FTP accounts.
  • davexenodavexeno ScarboroughPosts: 11Member

    Don't go for the EU version, I tried to take advantage of the half price deal (it still works out at £20) and I had to create a new account. I was given a 'temporary' account to fulfill the transaction, then I went to activate my account...

    Login with your email and temporary password and then it prompts you to change your password then verify it. Theres a box to put your password into, but no box appears to verify it so it is impossible to complete the account creation process. 

    I contacted Gameforge support about this, discovering there is no livechat, no phone support (for account problems) only their ticket system. That now after 24hours I have had no reply from, which for a sub game (currently) is terrible. Research also suggests that it could take 5-7 working days before I get any sort of reply so I decided to cancel the transaction.

    It took a whole two minutes for them to ban my account 'pending investigation' - I assume automated, or I hope automated or else you can see where their priorities are. 

    I have however, been spoilt by good CS over the last two years with Trion/Rift and more recently with SOE/Planetside2. As well as my ISP who replies within minutes to tickets. 

  • Sys7emSys7em Edmonds, WAPosts: 119Member Uncommon

    I'm looking forward to Tera going free 2 play. I was considering buying the game cheap right now to take advantage of Founders when it does go over to f2p. The $5 Amazon deal would have been perfect but the price is back up to $20.

    I will keep my eye out for any other good deals & keep you posted.

  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuPosts: 1,187Member Uncommon

    You should definately buy the game before the F2P.

    What you basically get from Tera with 19,99€ is the full unlimited content as in a B2P game.

    The subscription is basically for endgame if you decide to invest a lot of time into Tera. As it makes your instance cooldowns twice as fast and doubles the amount of dailies you can do.

    Tera will have the best F2P (for a MMORPG) system out there, only comparable to Aion NA.

     

    And I suggest buying the version that gives you the best ping. It's extremely important in PvP and makes your PvE a lot smoother. Even if it's EU & Gameforge.

    I bought the game and registered account on gameforge few days ago without any issues as did my friend.

  • LegereLegere CityOfPeoplePosts: 118Member Uncommon
    I was going to mock yo and say, ofcourse wait for f2p - but if, like other posters said, you can get it for 5 bucks... hell yeah!  do it!
  • sadWindssadWinds nocityPosts: 115Member

    Was trying to buy the game at tera europe's website because my country is in the enmasse ip block list. Registered an account and when i click buy, i encountered a webpage that says `error`, tried it on two different com(one on mine and another on a friend), saw the same exact error. I was wondering whether does this have to do anything with the website?

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  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Originally posted by Muppetier
    When you want 8 character slots i presume you can just create four FTP accounts.

     Bingo. Only reason to buy it now is a) early access and b) if you want the mount.

  • ArduArdu Hallandale, FLPosts: 55Member
    I think is worth buying the game, get extra cool mounts and other extras for F2P.
  • c0existc0exist Round Rock, TXPosts: 192Member
    Id get it now, the game has huge potential and is quite fun.  However, the longevity of the game is just no there.  2-3 months is all it takes to get bored because outside of the linear questing system and bland storyloine theres really not much here.  The combat is truly innovative but theres a reason its going f2p, outside of the combat its not really that great of a game.  Add some difficulty and take away the ability to solo to max level and this game could be epic.
  • Rider071Rider071 Utica, NYPosts: 318Member

    I was going to buy it, but...

    do what I did, try the trial first to see if you can even log in...

    it's been 2 hours and the armor code still hasn't been sent so I can log in.

    Not a stellar sign of things to come.

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