Posted Tue, Feb 05, 2013 by Martuk
Patch day has arrived once again for TERA and this one’s a big one. Today marks the official start of free-to-play with the TERA: Rising update, allowing players to play the game without restriction and free of a subscription. Subscriptions are still optional for other perks.
Along with the free-to-play launch, En Masse also released the new Crucible of Flame dungeon, made a number of tweakes to battlegrounds, and more. Patch notes for the full update are available here. There will, however, be a brief delay on the launch of the new TERA microtransaction store.
You can check out the official press release and TERA: Rising launch trailer below for some BAM goodness.
(Fun Fact: BAM is also the name of Reb Brown’s military squad in the Predator knockoff, Robowar.)
Community of Players Gets Ready to Experience Award-winning MMORPG Free of Charge with No Level Caps, All-New Trailer Available for Download
SEATTLE – February 5, 2013 – En Masse Entertainment™, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, today announced that TERA™: Rising, the next evolution of the award-winning action MMORPG, is now live and available for play without charge throughout North America. To celebrate the new chapter of TERA, En Masse is launching new in-game content, new servers, and an action-packed cinematic trailer which can be downloaded below.
“TERA: Rising ushers in a new era in Action MMO gaming where players can dive into a deep MMO with the best action combat in the genre without having to pay a dime,” said Chris Lee, CEO of En Masse Entertainment. “The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive and our community is eager to greet a new wave of gamers checking out TERA for the first time. The brand new content is going to be engaging for both the new and existing players alike – creating a fun and dynamic environment we haven’t seen before in TERA.”
In-game content launching today includes an all-new wave-based dungeon and a PvP battleground map. The multi-level Crucible of Flame dungeon will challenge players with a series of epic, high-level battles, and PvP players can jump into an all-new three vs. three battle arena. Two new game servers, one PvE and one PvP, also launch today to give players the option of joining a fresh server or one with an existing community.
The recipient of multiple industry accolades, including “Best PC Game” at E3 and “Best Combat” at PAX, TERA gives players the best of both worlds: MMO depth delivered with the visceral gratification of an action game. In TERA: Rising, players actively aim, dodge, and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player skill and position as well as stats. Players join in an alliance to save the world and can also participate in the game’s forward-thinking political system, through which they wield power based on their in-game political prowess or PvP combat skill. New players can enjoy Standard status for free with no level cap or content restrictions and anyone who has purchased the game will gain permanent Founder status with special privileges. Elite status is available for advanced players who want to further customize their gameplay experience.
For more information on TERA: Rising or to start playing for free, please visit http://tera.enmasse.com.
About En Masse Entertainment
En Masse Entertainment is a specialist MMO publisher based in Seattle, Washington. The company's mission is to use its expertise to bring stellar online games to new markets. TERA, En Masse’s inaugural Action MMORPG project, was developed by Bluehole Studio, Inc. The close-knit team at En Masse includes experts in online technology, game production, branding, community, and localization, allowing them to bring online games to Western audiences at the highest levels of quality and cultural relevance. For more information, visit EnMasse.com.
About Bluehole Studio
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Bluehole Studio, Inc. aspires to become the preeminent global MMORPG developer through its unwavering belief in its people and its core values. Bluehole formed in 2007 with a focus on attracting pioneers and innovators with a shared vision to create the next flagship MMO for the global market. The studio’s inaugural title, TERA, features a dynamic battle system, next-generation graphics, and a gamer-centric community experience. For more information, visit bluehole.net/eng.
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