Posted Tue, Feb 15, 2011 by Martuk
En Masse Entertainment has released their final Race and Class series feature for TERA, detailing the high elves race and the berserker and priest classes. The high elves are accomplished mystics and slayers and were the last race to join the Valkyon Federation. Some even believe that the political elves might be running the show before long.
TERA's berserker and priest class are also no slackers. Priests aren't your traditional hang back and heal types, but rather the on the move and working to heal while deal damage and lock down the enemy types. Allowing the second class this week - the berserker, to drill through the enemy defenses and lay down some pain. Read the full reveal below and be sure to check out our interview with TERA's Lead Writer Dave Noonan to learn more about the high elves.
En Masse Entertainment Concludes TERA “Race and Class” Series with high elves, berserker and priest;
Confirms GDC 2011 Exhibitor Attendance and New Hands-on Demo
This month En Masse Entertainment returns with more news from the world of TERA, as they conclude the ongoing Race and Class series spotlighting the last of the game’s seven mythical races and eight unique classes. Read on for more information and assets, and En Masse’s official confirmation of TERA’s presence at GDC 2011.
TERA's high elves are politically astute and have a knack for long-term planning.
Featured Race: high elves
When you play a high elf in TERA, you become part of the world’s most ambitious, ruthless society—but it’s a society that prizes intelligence and drive. TERA’s elves are finding their way in a world where racial diversity is a matter of survival, but elven pride is as tenacious as the elves themselves.
Elves are equally accomplished in the sorcerer’s tower, the mystic’s temples, and the slayer’s dueling circles. Though they keep tight rein on expressing their emotions (lest others take advantage of that weakness), they have a pragmatic wisdom that’s an asset in troubled times.
The high elves may have been the last nation to join the Valkyon Federation, but with their political acumen and knack for long-term planning, don’t be surprised if they’re running the show in a few years.
Featured Classes: berserker and priest
You can’t solve every problem with a huge battle-axe, but the problems you can’t “solve” end up fleeing in terror anyway. That’s the worldview of TERA’s berserker class, a whirling dervish of destruction on the battlefield.
And while berserkers fly into rages beyond rational thought, you still think tactically as a player. You’ll be moving around the battlefield, evading enemy attacks and finding just the perfect spot for that Cyclone attack.
Movement on the battlefield is also key for TERA’s priest class. You’re no healbot—you’re dealing damage one moment, locking down your enemies the next, then dropping a Circle of Rejuvenation to keep all your friends alive to fight another day.
Best of all, you’re pivotal on the battlefield—friends and enemies alike are orbiting around you. Healing takes skill—it’s more than just pressing the “heal” button—TERA rewards that skill with a combat experience that puts you at the center, not on the sidelines.
Additionally, En Masse Entertainment is pleased today to announce that TERA will be presented at the Game Developer’s Conference 2011 this month in San Francisco. One of the year’s most anticipated PC titles, the team will be showcasing TERA with a new hands-on demo featuring a never before seen area along with new information and feature unveils. Select GDC attendees will have the opportunity to experience the skill-based action combat that promises to make TERA one of the most unique and groundbreaking MMOs released this year. Key members of the En Masse Entertainment team will be available for interviews and demos on site at GDC, March 2-4; please feel free to get in touch to request an appointment.