TERA Recaps Successful First Closed Beta Test
The first of several planned beta tests for TERAtook place February 10-12. Launching on May 1, TERA innovates the MMO genre with real-time, contextual attacks and an emphasis on player skill instead of statistics. Skill over timing cool-downs? Sign me up.
The beta wasn’t flawless — there were a few crashes — but overall, players got in some solid game time, even meeting their first Big-Ass Monster, or BAM, a basilisk that accounted for nearly two-thirds of all deaths during the course of the beta test.
Players were given the opportunity to explore the game’s opening sequence, the Island of Dawn, and the next beta weekend, February 24-26, will expand on the first closed beta test by opening up a PvP server and adding five more levels to explore.
via press release