На tera-online 15 июня в раздел новостей всунули FAQ

Непонятно зачем это нужно, но такая вот штука случилась. Видно что эти новости идут как FAQ, но я решил разместить эту новость, на случай если там есть что-то полезное. Все на языке оригинала (английский).


How much say does En Masse Entertainment have in the development process? Do you just make cosmetic changes, or can you actually affect the development of the game? 06-15-2010 | By TERA We have a very good relationship with Bluehole Studio, and collaborate with them all the time to create the best possible gaming experience for TERA’s players. For example, feedback from the Focus Group Tests has led to changes in the game, and our producers’ in-house expertise continues to help guide the development process.


In which languages will TERA launch? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Our current plan is to launch TERA in English, German and French.


Will you have region-specific servers? 06-15-2010 | Our current plan is to have recommended servers for each region or country.


What does Westernization mean, exactly? Are you just translating the Korean version? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Westernization means taking the core Korean version of TERA and making it appeal to a more Western–specifically North American and European–audience. Audiences have different expectations of games in different parts of the world, and playing MMOs in Korea is a different kind of experience than playing them in the West. We have a team of writers who are fashioning the game’s lore and plot, writing dialogue, and creating quests and story from the ground up. The game that will launch in North America will have significant differences from the Korean version. By TERA


I’ve seen videos of TERA controlled with a gamepad. What’s this about? 06-15-2010 | By TERA TERA’s action-combat gameplay lends itself to gamepad support very well, and we plan to support gamepads in the initial launch. We encourage everyone to try TERA with a gamepad. It just might grow on you!


Is TERA an open-world or instanced game? 06-15-2010 | By TERA TERA is an open-world sandbox game with certain instanced areas.


Why isn’t there a rogue class? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Our choice of classes reflects how players tend to interact with each other in groups while playing MMOs, and the various roles they play (and variations thereof). The slayer and berserker are both damage-dealing classes, while the lancer and warrior are both tank classes. That being said, launch content in any MMO is just the beginning!


Will there be sieges? 06-15-2010 | By TERA No; we've come up with something we think you'll agree is much cooler. Stay tuned in the coming months for more details!


How will I level up in TERA? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Our goal is to make every action involved in leveling up organic to the overall story and the individual player and group/guild goals. Quests are the primary method for gaining experience. The pacing of the game and the leveling-up process is something we’re constantly refining through our focus group tests and ongoing beta tests. Our production team is working very closely with the development team in Korea to ensure that the game feels good to Western audiences.


Is there open-world PVP? 06-15-2010 | By TERA There will be PvE servers that provide consensual PvP content, such as Battlegrounds and duels. There will also be PvP servers with world PvP. These PvP servers will also include Battlegrounds that provide specific PvP rewards.


Are there male and female versions of each playable race? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Yes, there are male and female versions of each race except for the Baraka, who have no gender.


How can I delete my TERA account? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Please send your request to account@tera-online.com with your account information, including your user ID and login email address.


How can I change my forum ID? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Unfortunately, we are unable to change User IDs, as they are unique to each account. Should you want a different one, you may request we delete your current account. Once we’ve deleted your account, you can register a new User ID.


I have not received a verification email from TERA. What should I do? 06-15-2010 | By TERA In order to complete the account creation process, you must first verify your email address. If you are unable to locate the TERA-Online verification email in your inbox, please check your trash or spam folder.


How can I change or find my password? 06-15-2010 | By TERA 1. Click the following link: http://www.tera-online.com/utility/pw_recovery.php 2. Enter your email address. 3. Log into your email account and look for an email sent by “TERA-online.�? 4. Click the link provided in the email. 5. Type in your new password, re-enter it as directed, and click Save. The main page appears. 6. Log in using your email address and the new password you just saved. ***The password recovery function will work only if you have verified your email address.


When does North American beta testing begin? 06-15-2010 | By TERA The beta testing process will begin later this year. We will announce dates on our website at a later time.


When is the next Focus Group Test? 06-15-2010 | By TERA We have not yet announced when the next round of testing will begin. Stay tuned to this website for details!


How do I sign up for future tests? 06-15-2010 | By TERA To become part of our pool of future testers, fill out our application. Please note that we can’t accept everyone who applies, so filling out the form does not guarantee you a spot as a tester.


What is a focus group test? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Our Focus Group Tests help us test specific elements of the game to help with the Westernization process. Players receive the game in a pre-beta state, and are asked to examine specific elements of the gameplay experience, then offer feedback that will directly affect the final release of the game.


Will TERA be available on consoles? 06-15-2010 | By TERA No, TERA is PC-only.


Will TERA run on a Mac or Linux machine? 06-15-2010 | By TERA TERA will run only on the PC, not OSX or Linux.


What will TERA’s payment system be? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Like other Triple-A MMORPG titles, TERA will use the monthly subscription model and be available in a retail box.


What are the minimum system specs to run TERA? 06-15-2010 | By TERA TERA will generally run on any gaming rig put together in the last couple of years. Although not finalized, specs should be: • Intel Core Duo 2 Processor (or equivalent) or better • 2 GB of RAM or greater • NVidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X1800 GTO (or equivalent) or better


Who is Bluehole Studio? 06-15-2010 | By TERA Bluehole Studio was founded in 2007, and is made up of industry veterans experienced in development, production, and community experience in the MMORPG game space. To learn more about Bluehole, visit www.bluehole.net/eng.


Who is En Masse Entertainment? 06-15-2010 | By TERA En Masse Entertainment is a US-based game publishing company spearheading all aspects of TERA’s release in North America. It is comprised of industry veterans who share a passion for gaming. Our mission statement: “En Masse is dedicated to bringing players the best massively multiplayer online games in the world. Every game we make meets or exceeds the highest standards of production quality while providing a secure, well-supported, and enjoyable gameplay environment and a gamer-centric approach to community that engages players worldwide." Visit www.enmasse.com for more information.


Where can I download TERA? 06-15-2010 | By TERA You can’t download and play TERA at this time, as it’s not yet released! You can apply to test TERA by filling out this form.


When will TERA ship? 06-15-2010 | By TERA TERA will ship in North America and Europe in 2011.


How does TERA differ from other MMO RPGS? 06-15-2010 | By TERA TERA’s groundbreaking combat system will set a new standard in MMORPGs, offering all of the depth of an MMO with the intensity and gratification of an action game. • TERA’s innovative Action/Adventure style combat system allows players to step into a world where their actions, teamwork, and daring combat expertise—not statistics—give them a chance to become true heroes. • The real-time dynamic battle system gives players more control and constant involvement in the action! No more point-and-click or repetitive cycling through a palette of spells and skills. Rather than locking onto targets automatically, the position of your character and the timing of attacks, blocks, and dodges determine the outcome of each confrontation. As a result, combat is more intuitive, exciting, and realistic. • In TERA, players impact the world directly, dictating the flow of the economy and maneuvering through a dynamic political system. Players are free to choose their alliances and enemies, rather than being locked into a specific faction based on their character’s race. Teamwork matters more than race or class, as players face off against an array of terrifying foes that threaten their world. • TERA will support game controllers at launch, enabling players to take TERA to their living room for a console experience on a media PC, or use the keyboard and mouse at their desktop PC for a more traditional MMO experience.


What is TERA™? 06-15-2010 | By TERA TERA™ is the first true Action MMORPG, providing all of the depth of an MMO with the intensity and gratification of an action game. Players fully control their characters using the game’s dynamic battle system. Player actions can change the balance of power in a world threatened by dark powers as six allied races try to work together to protect their lands from marauding monsters, underworld dwellers, and evil scheming gods. TERA is the first true Action MMORPG, providing all of the depth of an MMO with the intensity and gratification of an action game. Players fully control their characters using the game’s dynamic battle system. Player actions can change the balance of power in a world threatened by dark powers as six allied races try to work together to protect their lands from marauding monsters, underworld dwellers, and evil scheming gods.