TERA: Rising Free-To-Play Launches Today, However Delays Cash Shop
En Masse Entertainment has let loose the dogs of war, or more accurately the flood gates to their action MMO TERA. En Masse launched TERA: Rising free-to-play option today, giving players that have been holding off from buying into the fantasy based MMO an opportunity to explore all the nooks and crannies that the game offers.
With the re-launch of TERA: Rising, the game will have no content restrictions for F2P players and previous account holders will have their status bumped up to Founder.
If you may be wondering what are the perks to staying F2P or paying the elite subscription for Elite?
Here is how it breaks down. F2P members will again have no content restrictions, however you can only have two character slots per server, max of ten daily bonus quests a day, and ten gold transfer caps on mailing. Players in addition have a 72 slot cap on bank space and will have to pay taxes/fees for using the cash shop.
Founder members are those that paid for the original game regardless of whether you have been playing. This tier grants access to eight character slots, exclusive Terminus mount, max of ten daily bonus quests a day, maximum available bank slots, and unlimited gold transfer. Sadly, however, you will still have to pay for taxes/fees whenever you use the cash shop.
Finally, the Elite tier has, for $14.99 for 30 days, two character slots with the chance to purchase more, along with a number of consumables like the Fire Halo, one hour xp boosts that recharge daily, elite mount, store discounts and other various goodies. Now you can go out and buy a copy of TERA to combine the Elite status with the Founder status, gaining benefits from both tiers.
While it is great to see TERA: Rising giving players options, sad news came out that the Valkyon Outfitters, TERA’s cash shop, will be delayed a few days after the release.
Having posted on their site, Ozma stated “we’re still migrating some game-related services.” Yes it is true you will not be able to smash BAMs in the latest style of armor, but you can still window shop while you wait for the store to open!
Given all the freedom of the game I am curious to hear from players their thoughts on the three different member statuses and whether you think En Masse went the right way with their soon to release cash shop?