Game Overview said:TERA is a fast-paced action MMORPG set in a breathtaking world conjured by two dreaming primal gods. Your explorations will take you over rugged mountains, across searing deserts, and through hazardous jungles. Take your place as a soldier for the Valkyon Federation and fight alongside other races to forge a new future while healing the mistakes of the past.
TERA combines lush graphics with an immersive, engaging combat system in a world rich in dramatic story and lore. There's no time for factions in TERAall six races and eight classes must work together to wrench destiny from the gods themselves! Arm yourself, gather your allies, and take control of your fate. Fighting prowess, guild rankings, and social dynamics come together as you find yourself vying for political control of the world itself in TERA's unique endgame.
That's your future, and it starts with a mysterious island risen up from the sea, covered with strange ruins and creatures. An expedition is sent to unlock its secrets, only to be slaughtered by the island's guardians. The Federation is hastily assembling another force. Are you ready to take the field, shoulder to shoulder, and seize your destiny?
Wiki said:Lineage III is a sequel to Lineage II by NCsoft. The Lineage III project began January 1, 2008 and was to be announced to the public in 2011.
On April 27, 2007, Seoul Metropolitan Police reported that seven former employees of NCsoft are suspected of selling the Lineage III source code to a major Japanese game company. According to NCsoft, the potential damage caused may exceed $1 billion USD.
Lineage III was originally anticipated to use the Unreal Engine 3, but a NCsoft representative has since stated that NCsoft will instead develop an entirely new proprietary engine.
Lineage III was canceled by NCsoft after the trail despite the sentences given out to the former employees. The game is now known as Tera: The Exiled Realm of Arborea, developed by Blue Hole Studio and Produced by En Mass Entertainment. It uses the Unreal 3 engine, and is scheduled for release in Q1 2011.
A few minutes of early beta gameplay:
A big dude on a flying thing:
I started off with Diablo 1, then Diablo 2, then I stumbled upon Lineage 2 back in the day, and I fell in love. To me, it felt like a 3DMMO Diablo'isk game, biggest thing I liked was being able to PK anyone outside of town. Created many intense situations and the private server I played on at the time had a huge Russian vs. American thing going on.
So I typed Lineage into Google to see if auto fill would come up with anything new (been playing HoN, but been having a itch to get back into something like Lineage (NOT WOW)) I saw a link for Lineage 3, did a quick Wiki search on it (to see if it was released or soon to be released, then saw the news I posted above). Because of Wiki I'm now stumbling upon this TERA game.
First impressions; The screen shots look good, there are many more on their site, races look interesting and the game idea as well.
What you all think? Anyone else interested? This could be old news, but it's new to me and Q1 2011 isn't to far off!