TERA: The Exiled Realm of Arborea is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where you battle epic wars and protect your kingdom from demise. TERA is developed to bring you thrills never experienced before in traditional MMOs with its action-filled gameplay and riveting visuals.
TERA raises the bar, setting new standards in the gaming industry. It is a visually stunning world with graphic quality above all other games in the industry. You will experience a new ground-breaking gameplay system where stereotypes of traditional MMORPGs will be broken. You will have full control over the attacks and the fate of your enemy. No more "pointing and clicking" and playing combat relay with the enemies. Furthermore, not only do you control the action, TERA is also set in a world where the players will dictate the flow of the economy and individually impact the community environment.
Join forces and become part of a vast world in constant conflict, where new battles and weaponry skills will leave you grasping for more as you become immersed in the realm of Arborea. Take charge and become the hero the world seeks!
 TERA FAQ
- What is TERA?
TERA stands for The Exiled Realm of Arborea and is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). TERA is developed to bring you thrills never experienced before in traditional MMOs with its action-filled gameplay and riveting visuals. You become part of the realm of Arborea, created by the Ancient Gods. You defend your race in a fantasy world where your creators, descendents of the Ancient Gods, have warred upon each other centuries ago.
- How does TERA differ from other MMORPGs?
TERA will set new standards in the industry with its next-generation graphics, ground-breaking gameplay, and its unique community system. TERA is visually stunning and the quality is of those never seen in previous MMO games. Check out our images and screenshots! You will experience a new gameplay style with TERA. Unlike traditional MMOs, there is no "point and click" system, giving you more control of the character and providing more riveting action play. No longer do you click your mouse and doze off into the sunset waiting for your opponent to die. You will have full control over the attacks and the fate of your enemy. TERA is set in a world where you, the players, will impact the community. The players will dictate the flow of the economy. You will trade, buy/sell more frequently with fellow players and create a community unique to your world.
- How many characters and races in TERA and what are the main characters and classes?
TERA has 6 characters, 8 classes and the development team is working towards having all possible combinations available. Numerous customization options are available to create a truly unique character and class. You can specify a character from six choices: Aman, Castanics, Baraka, High Elves, Popori and Humans. You will also be able to choose a character class from 8 choices: Lancer, Warrior, Berserker, Sorcerer, Priest, Elementalist, Slayer and Archer.
- When will TERA be released in North America? Will TERA be launched globally?
The release date is scheduled for sometime in the year 2010. Currently TERA is planned to be available in multiple languages and localized to specific regions. Please continue to visit our site for further updates.
- When will the beta test begin?
We are currently undergoing Focus Group Testing. These members will be helping us focus on western feedback and ironing out many of the details before any beta test. Beta schedules will be announced in the future. Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter for the latest updates and news!
- What will be the payment model for TERA?
Just like other triple A titles, TERA, a next generation MMO, will be a subscription based model and will feature box products for sale in North America. Further details will be disclosed at a later time.
- What are the system requirements, internet connection needed for TERA?
We are still in the process of optimizing and fine-tuning the game. Our development team is working diligently to reach the highest graphic and action quality compatible to the majority of existing systems. Specific requirements will be updated shortly.
- Is the official trailer a cinematic creation?
The official trailer 1 available on our website is not a cinematic trailer. In fact, it is an actual gameplay footage. It consists of different camera angles capturing our developers playing the game and it has been edited into a trailer format. We wanted to visually capture the amazing quality of TERA as accurately as possible.
- Who is Bluehole Studio?
Bluehole Studio is an industry leader in game development, comprised of the most renowned game developers that brought you Lineage 2. Bluehole Studio was established in 2007 and has been developing TERA since then. Bluehole Interactive is our US-based office, spear-heading the business in North America. Please visit our site www.bluehole.net/eng for more information.
 TERA Q & A
Many of our users wanted to know if TERA...
- ...will be a PvP or PvE game?
There are MMOs that are stronger in PvP and others that are stronger in PvE. The TERA dev team understands that both are equally important and that is why TERA has been created envisioning both. The dev team is working hard to marry the benefits of the two in this next generation MMO.
- ...will support solo/small group play?
The dev team is trying to make TERA cater to different types of players' needs. In short, you can level up solo or with a small group. However, it will be more exciting if you play TERA with the whole mass.
- ...will be based on quests or grinds?
Leveling up in TERA will be guided by quests. However, the dev team is envisioning the leveling up experience in TERA to be much more engaging than in previous generations of MMOs. How? Because of the immersive, real-time action gameplay in TERA, which will draw in your key senses and reflexes to play the game.
- ...will have instances or an open world?
The team is focusing on providing a whole new MMORPG experience and to satisfy every one of you. The team fully understands the requirements of a triple A MMORPG title and therefore, YES, TERA will provide a persistent world (seamless). To avoid any misunderstandings, TERA will also offer instances for those who prefer instanced dungeons. Hopefully, this hybrid world (instances + seamless) will adhere to all the needs of a variety of players.