TERA's official launch is scheduled to start on May 1st. To get the official launch well prepared, En Masse Entertainment has held five closed beta tests in five weekends between February 10th and April 8th, exposing tens of thousands of players to TERA's rich and vivid world. Players reached some milestones in the 5 CBT, including killing 7.8billion monster, forming 90000 parties and more than 3,600 guilds, etc..
En Masse Entertainment recently wrapped up the last of five closed beta tests for its upcoming action MMO, TERA™. With a launch date of May 1, TERA represents a leap forward in MMO combat with real-time, contextual attacks and defense, an engaging combo system, and an emphasis on player skill over statistics.
The closed beta tests took place on five weekends between February 10 and April 8, exposing tens of thousands of players to TERA's rich and vivid world. Players experienced new game content and new game systems as they played - side-by-side with dozens of En Masse staffers - from the starting area to Level 38, topping it all off with a hard-hitting monster spawn event.
The goal for the production team was to incorporate player feedback into future TERA updates, and to show them first hand TERA's exciting action combat. And see it they did.
Players killed a staggering 7.8 billion (yes, with a "b") monsters. They also formed 90,000 parties and over 3,600 guilds as they explored in-game locations that included the Bastion of Lok, Sinestral Manor, and the Cultist's Refuge. They played through a major game storyline involving Commander Samael, voiced by Michael Hogan of Battlestar Galactica fame. They earned 14.5 billion gold, looted 20 million items, and died almost 2 million times.
En Masse garnered a huge amount of useful feedback during the closed betas, and has used it to implement a number of changes designed to enhance player experience. Recent CBT-driven improvements include more boss spawns, additional controller support, added chat capabilities, and changes to PvP rules. More than one-third of TERA CBT players chose to make characters on PvP servers, and 200,000 PvP battles waged across the landscape during the closed beta tests.
As players sampled TERA's seven races and eight classes, clear favorites emerged. Castanics were the most popular character race, followed closely by humans and high elves. Warriors led the way in player classes, with sorcerers and slayers close behind.
Next, En Masse employees and TERA fans from all over the world will meet again in the open beta test, beginning April 19, and the head start weekend, which opens the world of TERA up to preorder consumers on April 28 in preparation forhttp://www.fasteragold.com
the May 1 launch.