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TERA Online readies itself for Closed Beta #3 this weekend, and starts up an hour early! If you have not yet been accepted into the Closed Beta, you can do so by pre-ordering here. En Masse Entertainment, the company behind the game, says “it’s now uncool to kill players 6+ levels lower than you.” and have made adjustments to the PVP system in the latest patch notes. Players who choose to kill other players low level will now receive “the red name of shame and their punishment will be left up to the community”. Punishment for being a jerk — it’s so fitting!

You can also check out the Close Beta #2 “recap” here.

TERA’s third closed beta test begins in two short days! Before diving into what’s new with the game, we have a heads-up to share. On March 8 at 10:00 AM PST, we’re deploying a new patch for TERA. You won’t be able to patch for about two hours while we integrate it. This isn’t a long-term solution, and we are working on a more seamless experience for future patches. Once we verify the patch was successful, we will open it back up so you can download the 25MB update.

Here are some at-a-glance facts about this weekend’s event:

  • Duration: Friday, March 9 at 11:00 AM PST to Sunday, March 11 at 11:59 PM PST
  • Servers: Arachnaea (PvE), Serpentis Isle (PvE), Valley of Titans (PvP), Jagged Coast (PvP)
  • Maximum Level: 32
  • Character Slots: 2 per server

Note that Closed Beta Test 3 starts an hour earlier that the other events. This is due to Daylight Saving Time starting this weekend and stealing an hour away. We’re giving that hour back to you!

We’ve been listening to you and have some great improvements in place for Closed Beta Test 3. We’ve made some small tweaks to the PvP system based on your feedback. It’s now uncool to kill players six or more levels lower than you, and players who do will receive the red name of shame, with their punishment left up to the community. For the exact details, please see our patch notes. Our design goal is to give players the tools to run the PvP server and set a framework that encourages meaningful PvP but doesn’t let asshats ruin it for everyone else.

Increasing the level cap to 32 opens up two provinces to explore: the Val Aureum desert lands and the tropical coast of Ostgarath. In addition to discovering the towns of Chebika and Cutthroat Harbor, you’ll be able to venture into Azarel’s Temple, an open dungeon containing small instances.

via TERA




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