In one of our recent TERA
articles, we speculated that TERA
may be going towards a microtransaction/subscription model
thanks to the wording in a press release sent out by Digital River
's online shop service. However, senior producer Brian Knox
has sent us a statement that sets the facts straight: TERA
is not a microtransaction game.
"After a press release by Digital River announcing our e-commerce partnership a few players expressed concerns that TERA would be a micro-transaction game in addition to requiring a subscription fee; that is not the case," said Knox.
"TERA is not a micro-transaction or cash-shop item game. The game is built and designed to function as a subscription-based game. We would have to make dramatic changes to the game's design to support micro-transactions and there is no intention of doing so."