I did not get into the TERA beta event, but I know someone who did. A member of our community named Phandy wrote up his impressions up to level 10 (current level cap is 22) on our forums and I thought they were worth pointing out to our readers — they’re quite in-depth. Many of you have expressed an interest in TERA and have asked me what I think about the game. Simply by observing how the game has done in its native region, looking over information out there, and now from the impressions coming in this weekend, I am positive that I will be skipping TERA.
Phandy talks about the visuals being “absolutely breathtaking”, but the compliments end there. Here’s his conclusion:
I went into the beta with an open mind. I had literally read nothing about the game prior. The only advance knowledge I had was that the combat system was supposed to be “Awesome!!!” so I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately, I was utterly bored after the first 10 levels. Between the simple combat system, the non-engaging storyline, repetitive quests and npcs I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’ve done all this before and could not see a reason why I should keep playing the game. In fact, it made me want to play Kingdoms of Amalur more. An MMO making me want to play a RPG? What is going on here?
I played Aion with Phandy and he seemed to enjoy it more than I did… so if he says TERA is boring then I can’t imagine what I would think. (Phandy told me I would be smashing my face on my keyboard.)
Anyone else play in the beta weekend and want to share thoughts?