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  • Althalus

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    1. I voted for Shadowbane, the only game with the balls IMO to have entire Open World PVP (Starting areas were the exceptions) and actually be successful. Shadowbane unfortunately was an earlier company in the MMO genre that really had an awesome game, what killed them was some really bad technical issues. That included easily hacked systems, crazy stuff from launch day (EX:You hit a button in sign up process and sometimes instead of the info you just typed, you somehow had someone else's personal information and credit card stuff....yeah.),,just a mess. But what made Shadowbane so good was the actual game-play. When Shadowbane worked correctly, it was awesome. Players/Guilds owned most of the towns in SB, if you wanted any decent stuff, you had to get it from a player town or through drops in game.The players ran the show, they even had GM run events..crazy events. But alas, lag, hacks, crazy technical issues, and nerf batting caused the game to fail. A lot of mistakes that MMO's learn from came from Shadowbane. But the most fun ever PVPing? Definitely Shadowbane. Dark Age of Camelot and EVE was the other two I voted for. EVE has a good PVP system a lot of people enjoy. Dark Age Of Camelot introduced the best form of consensual PVP I have ever seen. RVR, and Battlegrounds. That game paved the way for many others to follow. I find it funny that a lot of people say everything is a WOW Clone. But really most things are a DAOC clone, including WOW. WOW took the best concepts from all MMOs of its time and combined them into itself. (Kudos to them for doing it.) Ever since DAOC Battlegrounds and having realms face other realms (even if its just two) has been in most mainstream MMOs ever since.
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      My Archer

      At level 23 I have yet to encounter a problem with mana, not saying that won't change, but so far...
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      My Archer

      Sometimes as an archer it is good to stay at maxxed range..temporarily. Also due to one of the patches, to my understanding the 6m got changed to 10m. If soloing u should start at max range and just not unload until the monster gets within 10m. That way u get free damage till its witin 10m, then u let loose your skills for full damage.
    4. Just remove. needed to vent. Thanks
    5. I havent played such a open world pvp based game since Shadowbane...this is gonna be fun.
    6. So just out of curiosity, how are we handling player killing? To be specific, are we having any guidelines against people going Outlaw, or is this a free for all? If you want to be an outlaw, then be one, kill lowbies? Your choice? Or are we the anti lowbie gank type? Keep in mind guilds that allow lower level PKing (depending on server community) often receive a "bad" reputation. Whereas the guilds who hunt Outlaws often get a "good" reputation. Some guilds do both. So where do we stand on this? I personally have no desire to gank lowbies, but I do have a desire to hunt the lowbie gankers. Thoughts please?
    7. To my understanding from what I read, is to be a Vanarch I think you have to be the Guild Leader. I am not 100% sure but I could of swore I read that somewhere. But I also read the guild whos leader is the Vanarch gets some perks too.
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      Tera Economy

      So many people whining in Tera-Online forums about them removing the player stores...LOL. I saw the player store mechanic in Lineage 2...it was horrible. Mass players everywhere with stupid messages above their head with ppl literally standing on top of each other. It was a mess...good luck finding anything in that chaos. I have no idea why people are sad to see them go, I couldn't be happier . I sometimes wonder if these people complaining about it have just heard about it on paper and never seen it in action in person. I have..and its horrid. LOL
    9. Ok we have a lot of info scattered in different threads, so I wanted to combine information into one thread. Server chosen:Valley of Titans, Server Type:PVP Those who have just now gotten into the idea of joining us there due to Open Beta announcements or whatever, here is the summary of Open Beta in general. Open beta is open to everyone, those who preordered, and general public. However..there is some important things to take note of. You can only create ONE character per server..during Open Beta ONLY. After that this will increase to 8 character slots per server. Don't freak out when you can only play one character per server, thats not permanent. Also of note, open beta characters are NOT getting wiped. At one point there was mention of wiping non preorders, but based on the info on main webpage of Tera, that is not the case. So regardless if you preorder or not, you will keep your characters. When does Open Beta start?? April 19th for preorders, April 20th for general public. It ends on April 23rd. Head Start for preorders April 28th, Game launches for all players on May 1st. Level cap is 32 during Open Beta, Head Start level cap is 38, at launch the max level cap is 60. That's the gist of what to expect from now until release.
    10. Thanks for prompt reply, reserved on VOT
    11. Hey, this is directed more at the Tera Leadership team )Sorry not sure who that is at moment, but it seems like its unanimously Valley of Titans as our server choice, but I know sometimes theres outside factors like alliances and etc, was just wondering if we can get an official verdict on Server choice? As I understand it tonight at 10pm EST, we get to reserve only one character period, so we wanna make this count. So it would be preferrable to have an official decision by then if at all possible. Not trying to be pushy, just want to make sure we all can reserve the names on the server we decide on. Thanks!
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      this or gw2?

      Well said! What's nice and I think some have already pointed out is that you can play Tera for 15 a month..then when GW2 comes out you can play both if you choose cause GW2 has no sub fee. So its a nice benefit to those of us who can balance time between MMOs. For me playing Tera on Monday then GW2 on Tuesday could keep things refreshing. Not saying it will be that organized, but it is doable. I tell ya what has drawn me to Tera and GW2...PVP. Both games seem to take PVP seriously (especially the WvWvW in GW2 and political system in Tera...thank you!!) The political system in Tera has the possibility of bringing in some awesome dynamics to PVP. Only time will tell if the execution delivers this awesomeness. WvWvW ....anyone remember DAOC?? If not go play some youtube videos...search DAOC frontier or DAOC siege. God how I miss this PVP style, where everyone on the server..even PVE folks sometimes come together with PVP folks to fight as one..because when they start losing exp bonuses and stuff cause of PVP castle/keep losses...yeah everyone wants to fight to take those bonuses back sometimes.
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      this or gw2?

      I am going with both. Tera will be a nice breath of fresh air, with open PVP, and politics that will hopefully bring some interesting dynamics. I hated GW, but from what I can tell GW2 is not gonna be very similar to GW at all. Don't get me wrong the classes are of course returning from there, but and there are some other basic similarities, but overall I feel GW2 has a lot more to offer than GW ever had a chance of delivering. Tera should be a lot of fun to keep going in the mean time...SWTOR is getting to be old, thats what happens when your end game sucks. It's a shame..they did so many others things well.
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