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TERA: Over 1M Users & a Tenfold Increase in Concurrency

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,583MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

En Masse Entertainment has announced some pretty impressive numbers since TERA's free to play transition last month. According to EME, over 1M users take part in TERA: Rising and the concurrent user number has risen dramatically.

“We’ve been blown away by the waves of players logging into TERA, and we’re seeing amazing growth in both registrations and daily users. It’s always great to eclipse the one-million-player mark, and at our current rate, it won’t be long before we hit two million,” said Chris Lee, CEO of En Masse Entertainment. “This success is pushing En Masse even harder to deliver more content and improve our service, so stay tuned!”

Find out more about TERA: Rising.

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  • Vunak23Vunak23 In your house eatin'' your cookies, FLPosts: 635Member
    Maybe now they can afford better servers......... Seriously En Masse. Upgrade Mt.Tyrannas already.

    "In the immediate future, we have this one, and then we’ve got another one that is actually going to be – so we’re going to have, what we want to do, is in January, what we’re targeting to do, this may or may not happen, so you can’t hold me to it. But what we’re targeting to do, is have a fun anniversary to the Ilum shenanigans that happened. An alien race might invade, and they might crash into Ilum and there might be some new activities that happen on the planet." ~Gabe Amatangelo

  • Xstatic912Xstatic912 New York, NYPosts: 365Member
    @Vunak23

    Don't think they will they are more likely to open more than get new one..

    I don't mind them opening more and offer free char xfer and maybe linked AH..
  • Xstatic912Xstatic912 New York, NYPosts: 365Member
    Now why wasn't this game launched as such.. I hope ESO don't make this mistake also because no matter how much content you offer its never enough and quite a few mmo players nowadays treat mmo like other genre title, once they reach the end the mentality set in that the game is no longer worth the effort..
  • holdenhamletholdenhamlet Reading, PAPosts: 1,213Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Xstatic912
    @Vunak23

    Don't think they will they are more likely to open more than get new one..

    I don't mind them opening more and offer free char xfer and maybe linked AH..

    They've opened two new servers since going Free to Play.  Population seems to be pretty even accross all of them now.  There's nothing wrong with Mt. Tyranus, it's just the most populated server and gets hit too hard during prime time.  I transfered off of it and the new server is shaping up nicely.  Plus it's neat to have new Vanarchs and new guilds along with the influx of tons of new players.

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,980Member Uncommon
    So the concurrent user number went from 1K to 10K, sweet.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    I think if their concurrent users was 1k they would have been bankrupt lol.

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  • hikaru77hikaru77 buenos airesPosts: 1,035Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Xstatic912
    Now why wasn't this game launched as such.. I hope ESO don't make this mistake also because no matter how much content you offer its never enough and quite a few mmo players nowadays treat mmo like other genre title, once they reach the end the mentality set in that the game is no longer worth the effort..

    Is F2P or freemium lots of people play but dont spent money on it, and they have 1 mill of player who had loged into the game that doesnt meant that they are still playing or spending money on the game.  

    And TESO will be P2P and it wont be a mistake. 

  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member
    I logged in about ten times. I cant figure out why I cant get into it. It's wierd but this has happened for almost every new game out there. I am to the point now that I must just not like mmo if I dont like Tera and the various others I have played. The Mmo experience was a one and done with me I guess. I think if I were just starting my mmo journey Tera would make for one heck of a ride.
  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,265Member Uncommon
    Good for EnMasse. They are one of the good guys in the industry and really want people to enjoy their game. Like most, I love the combat and the world, but the questing is hard to deal with. I'm still trying to work up the intestinal fortitude to get my lvl 56 warrior to 60, but man, what a grind.

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,734Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by hikaru77
    Originally posted by Xstatic912
    Now why wasn't this game launched as such.. I hope ESO don't make this mistake also because no matter how much content you offer its never enough and quite a few mmo players nowadays treat mmo like other genre title, once they reach the end the mentality set in that the game is no longer worth the effort..

    Is F2P or freemium lots of people play but dont spent money on it, and they have 1 mill of player who had loged into the game that doesnt meant that they are still playing or spending money on the game.  

    And TESO will be P2P and it wont be a mistake. 

     Well with those kind of numbers all they need is for one out of ten to spend a few dollars and they are still doing as well as they did when it was p2p......Like most MMOs now, I think people have an eye on it when its p2p but dont touch it until it goes f2p.

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    Originally posted by Theocritus
    Originally posted by hikaru77
    Originally posted by Xstatic912
    Now why wasn't this game launched as such.. I hope ESO don't make this mistake also because no matter how much content you offer its never enough and quite a few mmo players nowadays treat mmo like other genre title, once they reach the end the mentality set in that the game is no longer worth the effort..

    Is F2P or freemium lots of people play but dont spent money on it, and they have 1 mill of player who had loged into the game that doesnt meant that they are still playing or spending money on the game.  

    And TESO will be P2P and it wont be a mistake. 

     Well with those kind of numbers all they need is for one out of ten to spend a few dollars and they are still doing as well as they did when it was p2p......Like most MMOs now, I think people have an eye on it when its p2p but dont touch it until it goes f2p.

    I dare say it's higher. There are people like me, who are indecisive and prone to acting on whims.

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  • ScambugScambug TortugaPosts: 389Member

    Bought it at release, installed it, played 2 hours, uninstalled. No way I'm wasting one more second of my life grinding these brain dead quests.

    I don't care how awesome graphics, combat and community are, I will never EVER play another quest grinder.

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    Originally posted by Pie_Rat

    Bought it at release, installed it, played 2 hours, uninstalled. No way I'm wasting one more second of my life grinding these brain dead quests.

    Many things can be said of your game(s) of choice (right in your sig too). Everyone picks whatever tickles their fancy.

    I don't care how awesome graphics, combat and community are, I will never EVER play another quest grinder.

    Good for you (no sarcasm).

  • JasonJJasonJ New Port Richey, FLPosts: 395Member

    Talk to us in 6 months.

    Every single Subscription game that has gone freemium saw massive jumps in player numbers during that time...how many of them retained even a portion of those players? Not one. Heck I remember Age of Conan claiming 600k new accounts created in the first month it made its change yet look at the offical forums, people complaining about how the servers are near dead again, promting yet another change to their offereing from Funcom thinking somehow a new Freemium offering is going to make a difference.

    Freemium is not the cash cow, actual F2P is the cash cow...hell, at least go DDOs route, its about as close as you are going to get revenue wise to real F2P.

  • byx900627byx900627 EGG HARBOR TWP, NJPosts: 3Member
    They deserve it.
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,192Member Uncommon
    Yes, good for them.  They have put forth a lot of effort with events and bug fixes not to mention they have the most attractive free play model on the market right now.  You can basically pay and play any way you want.
  • VorchVorch Somewhere, FLPosts: 800Member

    Congradulations, EME!

    You deserve it :)

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  • Reas43Reas43 New York, NYPosts: 297Member
    “[Tera has] significantly higher subscribers on the Elite tier than when it had a mandatory subscription,” En Masse Entertainment chief executive officer Chris Lee told GamesBeat.

    Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/20/tera-mmo-has-more-subscribers-as-a-free-to-play-game-than-when-it-required-a-subscription/#turqEZgjFqkM72mi.99
  • nbtscannbtscan Phoenix, AZPosts: 774Member Uncommon
    I guess it only makes sense that more people would play your game if you don't actually have to pay anything.
  • ZeGermanZeGerman Andover, MAPosts: 196Member
    The game is fun till you hit 40-45 then they'll quit when they hit linear growth ceeling.  The grind gets really bad at that point.
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