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TERA PC - General Discussion: in your opinion, how long to you think tera will last until it "dies" completely
ive been thinking about coming back, and i hear tera is getting a TON of new content but how long do you think it will last until its gone?
it be long after you stop playing again
TERA PC - General Discussion#3 vkobe03/11/2018, 04:17 AM
the first guild war is 14 years old, i think everquest server is still open, so with that i would say than tera will die when internet or computer will die or if enmasse chose to destroy all tera data :)
Maybe when the new usa no more free Internet law, start to work, the one which allows net companies to nerf internet speed to different bussiness, sites, routers, providers etc. That they consider vile or bad for their bussiness. Means if they want, they can nerf NA speed servers latency , making the game unplayable for another regions outside north america. Guess many sites and games going to pass away with that.
When it stops being profitable and the cost to keep the servers up exceeds the amount to the keep the server up. The new content is too late to bring in new players. The common issues that are plagiarizing the game are still not solved which made the huge playerbase leave in the first place. I can name a few like sticking with the server provider ZAYO which has proven to have bad routing and made huge playerbase leave to gameforge."use vpn gg" If these problems are neglected the game will die soon and we know EME is subsidiary of BHS and they don't see good $$ they will just revoke the contract. If EME keeps going this direction the game will close within few years.
Maybe my fellow TERA veterans will disagree with me, but this question is getting tiresome. "I'm thinking about coming back, but..." But what? You're afraid that the servers will shut down at some point? You're afraid you're not going to feel 100% joy 100% of the time you're playing? I recently watched someone complain in global chat for about 3 hours about how they were afraid to come back because they didn't want to "waste my time." I'll admit, I got a little hateful. It's fine if you want to make up a dozen and one excuses for not wanting to play a game, but don't waste everyone else's time with it. There are still plenty of people playing. That should tell you something. If you actually want to play, and aren't just looking for a little attention, then do it. I promise it'll be fine. If not, and this goes for everyone else who thinks about posting threads like this, move along.
Just dance like nobody is watching?

And Tera is getting a lot of attention from BHS/EME/Gameforge ( i know.. Gameforge is in EU but it affects NA indirectly xD ).. and because of it we might see some very interesting things in the future. At least, i like the fact that we are getting much more events recently for both PvP and PvE on NA while at the same time we have the Awakening patch nexth month and many other things that we have still yet to receive so i do not see Tera dying anytime soon ( i play on MT by the way and if i would consider the numbers that i see at guardians every day or the huge amount of players during the civil unrest as in 200+.. then i can say that the game is pretty lively at least on this realm ).
When the lootboxes will be restricted.
Right now seems like a perfect time to come back. Male brawler is going to release, fashion coupon store had an update and has more coming, and the new story / content is coming. I think Tera is stopping the slide it's been in with these additions. Now if they can continue give us NEW content and not reskinned / rehashed content then Tera could go for a long while. Of course BHS is making a new Tera type game (A.I.R.) that combines steampunk and magic and air and ground fighting, so BHS might be shooting Tera in the foot. Also, BHS refuses to upgrade to UE4 so all their games are still made with the crappy UE3. Hope for the best. I still enjoy Tera from time to time but it needs consistent content updates.
"I've been hearing rumors of a ton of new Conent" "New Story/Content is coming"

Where exactly are you guys pulling this [filtered] out of? the Class Awakening quest line? that is 2 quests? There is nothing NEW coming besides re-purposed dungeons and more of the same [filtered]. Lootboxes and costumes.
TERA PC - General Discussion#11 Lapomko03/11/2018, 05:37 PM
The new content are always lackluster and too grindy. People just come back to try out for a week get fud up and then leave.
TERA PC - General Discussion#12 Pages03/11/2018, 07:34 PM
GGRMHMXFA6 wrote: »
"I've been hearing rumors of a ton of new Conent" "New Story/Content is coming"

Where exactly are you guys pulling this [filtered] out of? the Class Awakening quest line? that is 2 quests? There is nothing NEW coming besides re-purposed dungeons and more of the same [filtered]. Lootboxes and costumes.

1. New hairstyles were a pretty big step forward along with the head accessory customizer (cosmetic content)
2. DS4 is coming (requested by many) as confirmed in a KTERA Developer note from Phantom (DS4 has leaderboards which is requested competitive PVE content + rewards "exclusive" cosmetics)
3. Gridiron is replaced with a new PVP battleground (Gridiron2 essentially)
4. PVP leaderboards return March 13 along with RMHM (repurposed dungeon, I'll admit)
5. Antaros' Abyss (new dungeon) soon(tm) with new gear slot (Mask) and gear upgrade (Stormcry+9 -> Heroic Vow)
6. Rally BAM "world content" will return soon(tm) in the CU zone

These are some changes that will be coming to NA in the future. As well, the Brawler class expanding to Human Male was heavily requested by many players. I'm not saying that BHS can't do better--they definitely can--but a lot of the changes we are getting are SIGNIFICANTLY better content updates than we were receiving during VM7-9.
Longer than u can hold your breath. So..

Don't hold your breath, maybe?
TERA PC - General Discussion#14 Dvsv03/11/2018, 08:39 PM
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> "I've been hearing rumors of a ton of new Conent" "New Story/Content is coming"
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> Where exactly are you guys pulling this [filtered] out of? the Class Awakening quest line? that is 2 quests? There is nothing NEW coming besides re-purposed dungeons and more of the same [filtered]. Lootboxes and costumes.
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> 1. New hairstyles were a pretty big step forward along with the head accessory customizer (cosmetic content)
> 2. DS4 is coming (requested by many) as confirmed in a KTERA Developer note from Phantom (DS4 has leaderboards which is requested competitive PVE content + rewards "exclusive" cosmetics)
> 3. Gridiron is replaced with a new PVP battleground (Gridiron2 essentially)
> 4. PVP leaderboards return March 13 along with RMHM (repurposed dungeon, I'll admit)
> 5. Antaros' Abyss (new dungeon) soon(tm) with new gear slot (Mask) and gear upgrade (Stormcry+9 -> Heroic Vow)
> 6. Rally BAM "world content" will return soon(tm) in the CU zone
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> These are some changes that will be coming to NA in the future. As well, the Brawler class expanding to Human Male was heavily requested by many players. I'm not saying that BHS can't do better--they definitely can--but a lot of the changes we are getting are SIGNIFICANTLY better content updates than we were receiving during VM7-9.

What exactly is the new content and different stuff from the same old thing that they did since vm5 patch?
*Awakening? Like what they did with sorc, archer and warrior revamp back in 2016, more flashy skill and broken dps?
*PVP and PVE leaderboards, just like what we got till vm7 patch?
*Omg, new grindy gear set so you burn ur life or ur wallet, like what we got EVERY 6 month since pre vm1 patch?
*More cosmetic so they can sell rng lootboxes or p2w stuff?

And, maybe next year they'll release a broken elin locked class that will deal 50% more dps than everyone else, that will be the new killer content!

Lol, after 6-7 years, do you rly think next patch will be any different?

Ok, then show me:

*Game optimization and netcode revamp so we don't need third party bs to play with more than 80 ms ping;
*Open world revamp so there's any use on the dozen of GBs on Tera's folder, or just make a 5GB game with hw and 3 or 4 instances;
*True crafting revamp (so we can craft and sell endgame gear) not this grindy unprofitable stuff that they did with the uselesse gear revamp:
*Balance the dam game with each region in mind;
*Acknowledgement that there's a playerbase outside of korea!
TERA PC - General Discussion#15 Christin03/11/2018, 09:02 PM
Seeing these posts constantly in the forums is getting a bit old. I get people need attention, but we can't see into the future. If you want to play, do so. If not, go. Slamming the game with fake questions like "how long before the game dies" is not only rude but annoying.

BTW, if you even bother to create a new character and see how many people are leveling up characters, there is still a pretty consistent flow of new players.
It's gonna be a good while before the game "dies completely", assuming we're being literal here.

Is the game currently dying? Debatable. Is the game a shell of its former self? Definitely. I'm... not completely of sound mind at the moment (need more caffeine), but there are dozens of people who can better elaborate on TERA's current issues better than I currently can, if they haven't already.
TERA PC - General Discussion#17 Pages03/12/2018, 03:11 AM
Dvsv wrote: »
@Pages:

What exactly is the new content and different stuff from the same old thing that they are doing since vm5 patch?
*Awakening? Like what they did with sorc, archer and warrior revamp back in 2016, more flashy skill and broken dps?
*PVP and PVE leaderboards, just like what we got till vm7 patch?
*Omg, new grindy gear set so we can burn our life or wallet, like what we got EVERY 6 month since pre vm1 patch?
*More cosmetic so they can sell rng lootboxes or p2w stuff?
*Laggy 5 fps rally bam?Again?

And, maybe next year they'll release a broken elin locked class that will deal 50% more dps than everyone else, that will be the new killer content!

Lol, after 6-7 years, do you rly think next patch will be any different?

Ok, then show me:

*Game optimization and netcode revamp so we don't need third party bs to play with more than 80 ms ping;
*Open world revamp so there's any use on the dozen of GBs on Tera's folder, or just make a 5GB game with hw map and 3 or 4 instances;
*True crafting revamp (so we can craft and sell endgame gear) not this grindy unprofitable stuff that they did with the uselesse gear revamp:
*Balance the dam game with each region in mind;
*Acknowledgement that there's a playerbase outside of korea!

1. Awakening will come to all classes. It's a class update to keep the game "fresh" which is basically what you asked for. "More flashy skill" is subjective, and after the Gunner buffs they're actually outdpsing awakened zerk when played optimally in the new dungeons.
2. PVP & PVE leaderboards were removed, yes, but brought back by popular demand. Saying "just like what we got until VM7 patch?" is pointless, because they did bring them back which again is a step in the right direction, as I said.
3. "New grindy gear set" is wrong. It is an extension of the current gear, and is enchanted by converting Stormcry+9 to Heroic Vow. It is not required for anything and is for completionists/players who like to min-max. It was added to provide some additional gear progression goal for those already in Stormcry+9.
4. "More cosmetics" are what a lot of players play for and what they make money off of. As well, the "cosmetics" you're referring to are the exclusive cosmetics for clearing content which you would've understood if you had an open mind when you read my post instead of trying to be negative. DS4 is probably the most requested dungeon and they're bringing it back. The cosmetics are a bonus (as well as the leaderboards for competitive PVE).
5. "Laggy FPS rally bam" the bam is in CU area which (allegedly) will mean it has less lag (as CU area removes cosmetics, etc.)

For:
1. Game Optimization: It's no secret that KTERA has better optimization than NA TERA. I don't know why. You can ask En Masse. For ping, the game was made for South Korea. The distance between the north and south of South Korea is a range of around 30-40ms. The servers themselves are (allegedly) in the middle of South Korea, so no one there plays with more than 20ms. The game was not designed to be played with more than 20ms. This is a flaw in the game design, and can't be fixed. You'll never be able to play at 80ms the same way as KR players play with 20ms. That's just...how ping works lol...The only thing that they could fix would be the horrendous server lag that events cause, but your regular ping would not be vastly improved (you definitely won't drop from 80 to 20ms).
2. Open World Revamp: Open world events such as Guardian Legion (last patch) and Rally BAM are coming. Of course, Rally is in CU now because you just complained about lag..? As well, we technically have Dreamstorm but it's been disabled since it came back because of server problems. Ask En Masse about it, I don't know what the problem is there. Do you have any actual suggestions on what they could do with the open world? You seem like you want serious changes but you don't provide any examples of how you would change them.
3. True Crafting Revamp: You can craft and sell endgame gear already by creating Deathwrack weapons. It's not ideal, of course, but the "true crafting revamp" literally came with this gear patch. Crafting was borderline useless until the gear revamp and now every single craft is used to some extent (with Etching being the weakest because of the sheer price it costs to create an etch 4). You seem to have a different "vision" for crafting than BHS.
4. Balance With Each Region In Mind: This is literally the only point you have that actually makes sense. I have always said that talents should just be removed from the game or we should receive the talent buffs in the form of passives (not the talent system itself). I never argued that they don't balance around talents.
5. Playerbase outside of Korea: This is what you just said, but you rewrote it to look like an additional point.

But yeah! You can definitely continue to be negative and basically just ignore any and all progress that BHS has made from VM9->Gear Revamp solely because they had a terrible time with development from VM7-VM9. Being positive and looking forward is the best idea here, and if you're unable to do that then you should stop caring about the changes that are coming.
TERA PC - General Discussion#18 rexoe03/12/2018, 03:23 AM
soon console players are seeing how horrible the optimization on this game is i knew this was going to happen BHS didnt care of optimizing pubg why should they care about tera as soon as AIR/another horrible optimized game) comes out its bye bye
TERA PC - General Discussion#19 Cutechan03/12/2018, 04:21 AM
Pages wrote: »
You'll never be able to play at 80ms the same way as KR players play with 20ms.

Ive been playing 5 years with a ms around 120-160. I once had 80 ping (I dont know why) and I felt like a GOD. I can only dream about how itd be to play with 20 ms ;_;
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