Life on a Role-Playing PvE Server…

TERA is a game I was never certain I would play. It’s not that I thought it was a bad game at first, I just didn’t feel like playing it as I was still figuring out what game I wanted to play between FFXI, WoW, or FFXIV since I finally had a computer capable of playing Unreal Engine 3 games.

So far I am having a blast! I tried Lancer, got it to 12, then rerolled as a Warrior, which I got to 24, but I kept reading forums and stuff, so I rerolled yet again as a Lancer. This, coupled with the Kingsguard skin off the cash shop, cements it as my main. Tank 4 lyfe, yo! …or something like that.

I’m Level 44 and having a blast. One of my good friends is playing a Sorcerer, and now that I’ve caught up with him, we are duoing quests and other things, but I’m not totally up on taking care of BAMs. Now that I’ve got a strong weapon, I might go back to lower levels and slag those.

At any rate, the leveling experience in this game is vastly different from other games I’ve played: it’s the usual quest-to-cap-with-dungeons-thrown-in that WoW started, but it also has the auction house interface in every city or town, instead of just the capitals, which is awesome. The journey really does feel like one where you only return to “home” (i.e. the capital city) on occasion instead of every other day to make sure you have materials for crafting or new armor or other similar.

And the story isn’t bad either, though somewhat predictable.

As for being on a role-playing server, it’s interesting. I occasionally see people role-playing in the field or in the towns, and a few of the more RP-oriented guilds have events. In time I’m sure I’ll acclimate myself to a story or similar, but for now I’m just trying to hit 60 before the FFXIV beta starts.

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