En Masse Entertainment Discusses Achievements
Unveils Next in Race and Class Series: Amani and Lancer
En Masse Entertainment, the company behind the pioneering action MMORPG TERA, is pleased to return this month with another installment of news from the world of TERA. In preparation for the games highly anticipated 2011 launch, En Masse provides a look at the integral role of achievements in the TERA player experience, and continues with the next installments in En Masses series of race and class features, each of which will spotlight one of the games six mythical races and eight unique classes.
Achievements in TERA: Heightening the Player Experience
Typically, MMO gamers play with the goal of leveling-up, acquiring the best items, and completing quests in order to craft the ultimate character. TERA expands upon this basic player experience with a richly designed achievement system that offers fresh challenges and unexpected rewards. Players can garner acclaim through a wide variety of achievement types, including exploration- and quest-based achievements, PvP achievements, statistical achievements (such as the number of potions consumed or the number of deaths), and even social achievements like talking to every NPC in the game!
In addition to the enriched gameplay, TERAs achievement system also deepens and expands the games story. Achievements provide players the ability to relive plotlines, story settings, and character informationpreviously experienced by playing through quests and reading NPC textin a whole new way! As players continue to gain levels and delve deeper into the story, they unlock corresponding story journals one by one, further expanding the rich lore and story of the world of TERA.
Featured Race: Amani
They aren't gonna stab themselves! a common amani exclamation
The descendants of dragons, the amani (ah-MAH-nee) are identifiable by their considerable stature, and reptilian features and skin. Enslaved by conquering giants and freed by the goddess Kaia with the help of the castanics, the amani value freedom above all things. They are naturally watchful and slow to trust, but having earned their trust, you will have it until you prove faithless. You really don't want to do that.
Amani are direct in speech and action, honest, candid, and somewhat imperious. They are usually respected, often admired, sometimes feared. No one doubts they will say what they mean, do what they say, and make life very hard on their enemies.
Featured Class: Lancer
Key attacks in the lancer arsenal are Lance Charge and Onslaughtpowerful moves that drive deep into enemy formations. Along with ever more powerful combo attacks, high level lancers boost the defense of party members, weaken their foes armor, and draw aggro from all parts of the battlefield, establishing themselves as a dynamic and necessary part of any group.
Scheduled for release in 2011, TERA is under development by Bluehole Studio, and will be released by En Masse Entertainment in North America and Frogster in Europe. We will continue to release more information about the mysterious world of TERA leading up to the games launch, so stay tuned!
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