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And here we thought we'd have to pussyfoot around the fact that there is an alpha that has seduced away a segment of our staff! But since the NDA has been shot down, we are free to discuss it in detail as we want. Even better, we can also stream it for you! So that's exactly what's going to happen ...

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One of the most notable and fun features of En Masse's TERA is the hunting down and slaying of BAMs, or "big-ass monsters." BAMs give TERA a sense of scale and drama that is difficult to find in other MMOs, and fans of TERA will be quick to tell you that you haven't really experienced the game unle...

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For me, player vs. player interaction is a necessary component of any online game. The urge to engage with skilled human opponents is the reason I spent countless hours defending flags in World of Warcraft and likely the main motivating factor in my slide away from traditional MMOs and toward MOBAs...

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As we all well know, the navel -- or "belly button" in layman's parlance -- is the sweatiest organ of the body. So much so, in fact, that the navel must either be exposed to air at all time or be equipped with a specialized "tummy diaper." Here we see reader ThorHal getting it right with his charac...

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The newest class in TERA is live on the Korean servers right now, and even if you don't normally play an Elin, you might be curious to see what it's all about. That's a little more problematic if you don't speak Korean, but lucky for you there's a whole preview of the upcoming class available now o...

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Snow sharks one week, polar vortexes the next: What happened to just raining cats and dogs? The weather is a zoo! Maybe you were in a part of the country that didn't turn people into popsicles this past week; if so, count yourself lucky. Many of us couldn't leave our houses and were forced to ga...

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Massively's Mike Foster is working hard to push his TERA Lancer through the dungeon dead zone that occurs in the game's mid-thirties range. His job? To complete as many quests as possible in as short a time as possible, stacking up valuable XP along the way. Can he make it to the next dungeon tier,...

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What do you do when Mother Nature decides to dump enough snow on you to recreate a life-size replica of The Wall? Most of us would hunker down at our desks and dive into the sunnier realms of our favorite virtual worlds. We're gamers; that's what we do. But I've since learned that there are those w...

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TERA's taking terror and pre-adolescent creepiness to the skies with an upcoming class, tentatively called the Flying Scythe-user. Details about the new class are a little spotty due to the translation from Korean (so don't take that class name as gospel), but it looks as though the Elin-only cl...

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Massively's Mike Foster prefers to level by running dungeons. Unfortunately for him, TERA has several dead zones in which characters are too high to queue for one dungeon but too low to queue for the next. This means that Mike must step into that thing he dreads so much: lore. Tune in tonight at 8:...

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TERA's website has been updated with an end-of-the-year post that's both a look back and a look ahead. En Masse recaps some of its 2013 highlights -- including the F2P conversion, new dungeons, raids, and battlegrounds, and a month-long anniversary celebration. The company also teases TERA's 201...

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The holidays are here! That means the hustle and bustle of the season is in full swing, with gifts to get, treats to taste, deals to nab, and plenty of festivities to partake in -- and that's just in the MMOverse! Yes folks, there's a plethora of holiday celebrations out there -- so many, in fact, ...

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There's snow mercy with TERA's winter update this year, as the free-to-play title started a massive snowball fight this week as a way to celebrate the holiday season. The Wintera Snowfield is a new 10v10 battlefield where players will line up to take potshots at each other (in love, we assume). ...

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The world of TERA is filled with gigantic monsters just waiting to make mincemeat out of an unsuspecting group of adventurers. The only thing between a brave party and death is a good tank, and Massively's Mike Foster is happy to take on the task. Tune in for a closer look at TERA's action-combat-o...

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Let's play a game. I'm thinking of an MMO that features magic, monsters, humans, and a vast fantasy world full of steamy swamps, grassy plains, and deep, dark dungeons -- can you tell me which MMO it is? If you answered RIFT, you're right. You're also right if you answered TERA. Or World of Warcraf...

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If you partook in Thanksgiving activities over the weekend, chances are you enjoyed a tasty morsel or twenty (thousand)... and that's not even counting leftovers! As much as I love the holiday, I am often glad it's only a single day because there is always just way too much food. It's certainly not...

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