Gameforge Gains Over Half a Million New Players with TERA: Rising

Posted Thu, Mar 14, 2013 by Martuk

The words “massive influx of new players” is always welcome for a publisher and the players of a game like TERA. After all, nobody likes a dead server. This week Gameforge is boasting to have pulled in more than 500k new players to TERA in EU since its jump to free-to-play last month. Six new severs were opened to help compensate for the heavy influx of new players.

According to a recent Gameforge press release, the new influx of players puts the current number of registered users for TERA: Rising at over 1 million. Since the free-to-play switch, Gameforge notes that around 1.5 million new characters have been created by players with the Castanics appearing to be the most popular race and the warrior the most popular class.

Visit the TERA: Rising EU website to learn more.


TERA: Rising – Over Half a Million New Players Since Free-to-Play Launch


New Model for the Fantasy MMO Is a Complete Success

Karlsruhe, 13/03/2013 – The free-to-play version of the fantasy MMO TERA has launched successfully: Over half a million new users have registered for the game since the move to free-to-play, which brings the total number of players registered for TERA: Rising up to over one million. The game’s operator Gameforge opened six new game servers just a few days after the free-to-play launch in order to meet the high demand.

Since the introduction of the free-to-play version, TERA players have created around 1.5 million characters with which they can experience adventures in the world of Arborea. The battle-ready Castanics are the most popular race, with the Humans and High Elves nipping at their heels, while the Warrior enjoys the greatest popularity among the classes, followed by the Sorcerer and the Archer.

With the move to free-to-play, the world of Arborea was expanded by the Crucible of Flame dungeon and a 3-v-3 arena called the Champions' Skyring. In the future, regular content updates for TERA: Rising will keep on coming. The next such update, which will be released within the course of this year, will add a new feature to TERA’s political system: Players who belong to a guild will be able to enter into an alliance and vie for supremacy against other alliances on their server.

About TERA
TERA is a classic fantasy MMO, yet it has some key features that set it apart from the rest of the genre. For example, the sophisticated True Action Combat system is the first of its kind. Similar to the controls in action games, the player actively executes their attacks and spells, instead of just pressing a button. In this system, the position relative to one’s opponent is also critical: Players precisely aim at their enemies by lining them up in the cross hairs. Even before its release in summer 2012, TERA was praised by players and press alike, above all for its richly detailed graphics and numerous innovations, such as the novel political system.

About Gameforge
With an impressive portfolio of around 20 titles and over 380 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Based in Karlsruhe, the internationally active corporate group offers its online games in more than 50 languages. Its portfolio includes client-based game worlds such as AION, TERA, Metin2 (Europe’s most successful MMO), 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101 and RaiderZ, as well as browser-based online games such as the popular classic OGame, the award-winning Ikariam and mobile games. The company employs around 600 staff members with offices in Karlsruhe and Berlin.

About Gameforge
With an impressive portfolio of around 20 titles and over 380 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Based in Karlsruhe, the internationally active corporate group offers its online games in more than 50 languages. Its portfolio includes client-based game worlds such as AION, TERA, Metin2 (Europe’s most successful MMO), 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101 and RaiderZ, as well as browser-based online games such as the popular classic OGame, the award-winning Ikariam and mobile games. The company employs around 600 staff members with offices in Karlsruhe and Berlin.

One item about this company that is not being reported is the lack of customer service to the players. They have taken payments from many players and have not delivered the promised items and have had scores of support tickets sent in and are not answering them.

Most of the threads complaining about lack of service are either deleted or closed.

Just take a look at the forums for proof of this

https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=159866

https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=142964

https://forum.tera-europe.com/showthread.php?t=164396

These are just a couple to see what happens. If you dare to complain about the service you get sanctioned on the forums and threatened with a forum ban or a game ban or both.

The game its self is fantastic and great to play this company are letting such a great game get a very bad rep with the players.

The other issue with the EU game is the download speed it can take days to download the game even if you have a fast connection.

My advise to anyone wishing to play this game do so but be very careful about spending real life money on it until they resolve these issues or you could end up out of pocket and not be able to get any refund.

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