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TERA political system and action from E3

On June 23, 2011 by Aaron Meehan

Today En Masse Entertainment andreleased a video and some screenshots from what went on at E3 for their upcoming mmo TERA. In a press release they talked about the in game political system and the BAM (big ass monster) fights. The details are below.

Revolutionary In-Game Politics
Politics in TERA run on a completely dynamic system–just like in the real world–and as in real politics, players seeking political office will need the backing of their peers to gain political credibility. Campaigning in TERA can take many forms, such as starting a website or blog, hitting community forums or earning positive word-of-mouth in the game.  Once elected, a successful candidate needs to earn and maintain a good reputation in the game to have a chance of staying in office, a process regulated via a system of ”policy points.” Less charismatic players can still seek office, however, by rising to the top of the game’s PvP battlegrounds. Whichever way players choose, TERA’s political system gives them the option of gaining money, power and fame.

Once elected vanarch of a province, a player has control over a host of options. Vanarchs can open up item shops unique to their area, raise or lower taxes in their province and even imprison their enemies. Vanarchs and their guild members also get unique mounts that are instantly recognizable throughout the game. While anyone in the game can achieve political rank, it takes the support of a guild to thrive as a vanarch.

All-New BAM Fight
Guests at E3 2011 got an in-depth look at TERA’s dynamic political system as well as an all-new demo showcasing TERA’s action-oriented gameplay. If there is one thing TERA is known for, it’s the game’s Big-Ass Monsters, or BAMs, and few come bigger and badder than the BAM players faced off against at E3: the mighty dragon Sabranak. Massive, fast and powerful, Sabranak brings the pain, challenging players by demanding fast reactions and well-coordinated attacks.

Some TERA E3 screenshots:

Also finally here is a video wrapping up all the major parts of TERA that was covered behind closed doors at E3.

TERA will be out in North America and Europe in 2011.

Author: Aaron Meehan

Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.


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