TERA is a 3D fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Bluehole Studio and released in Europe since 2012.
TERA is known for its fast-paced action combat system which you have to aim your attacks to enemies while dodging their hits at the same time, position yourself right and time combos carefully to deal the best damage to bring them down, alone or in team play.
The game offers both PVE and PVP and farm possibilities which can satisfy nearly any kind of gamer.
The story of TERA takes you to how the realm of Arborea has been shaped and how the dark forces – the argons are threatening peace in this realm.
You are here the ‘chosen’ hero to bring the argons down and restore peace.
Now 4 years after its European release, there has been a lot of changes in the game.
New scenario’s and stories are added along with new classes, enemies and dungeons. TERA is a patched game which grows along and brings new content to the game about every 3 months to keep players satisfied.
Players can choose between seven distinct races, eleven character classes and innumerable facial and hairstyles. To add even more variety, players can dye their armor with a large assortment of colors, add exotic accessories, or cover their armor entirely with full-body costumes to play any role you desire.
- Release date:
- March 30, 2017
- Patch 39.07
How to play TERA: The exiled realm of Arborea
TERA is a free to play online game downloadable here. First, you download the patch which is weekly updated to play the game from the patcher.
When starting up the game you can start creating your character. You get to see a variety of races and classes which each their description, features, difficulty and preview.
After selecting your race and class, where you can choose your team role to be either a tank, damage dealer or healer, you can pick a preset for your character and customize it to your preferences. Then give your character a name and get started. You will start with a storyline starting on an island where you will learn the basics of the game such as on how to move, fight, talk and use your inventory. Then you will be brought to the ‘big world’ where you are free to do whatever you like.
The main goal is to bring your character to level 65 where you can experience the “end game” and get skills for your character to tackle down hard dungeons alone or together with a team and the main way to get to level 65 is by doing quests. There are red quests which indicate story quests and lead you through the main story of the game and yellow quests which are zoned quests which are side quests to take you through the big lands. But you can also do instanced dungeons and battlegrounds to level your way up and farm monsters for experience as well.
Although this game is not accessible for blind people, TERA’s options are pretty wide for customization. You can enlarge and adjust various user interface objects by color and size. The game does not have auditive support and there’s a lot of camouflage in the game itself, which might make it hard for color blind people, however, there are some options for notifications that can help colorblind people such as notifications and symbols.
This game is very accessible for people with an auditory disability. Sound doesn’t trigger actions in the game that can not be seen and all cutscene’s have subtitles. All elements are supported by a textual explanation.
TERA is known for its easy connectivity with an external controller. Anything is remappable in TERA which gives you full control over customizing to your needs and thus can play it with one arm if you have suitable controllers for that. The game itself uses a lot of options and buttons, so it will require some time and practise to get the right customizations.
TERA is a fast paced action game and asks fast reflexes from the players. People with a learning disability might struggle playing this game as it advances fast and tutorials are only shown once. The game uses a lot of combinations which can be confusing and hard to learn and remember. Some options in the game are never explained and are thus to be discovered by using google or asking other people.
The game uses a lot of flashy animations and might therefore trigger epileptical response.