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  1. #21
    Thanks guys. I have decided to try Tera first ... It's busy downloading now..

    Mounts are just things I enjoy in an mmo.. Not necessarily to make my life easier when traveling, but sometimes .. just because they look cool and give me something new to look at and try and obtain the best looking ones. Set roles, is also turning me off a little... Apart from those the game looks amazing and will try after I have played Tera first.

    Thanks again guys.

  2. #22
    Tera is a pretty cool game. Gameplay is excellent. It's actually tighter and more robust in design than Guild Wars 2 in several aspects.

    Hope we helped and you find the right game for your enjoyment.

  3. #23
    I was pretty excited to the see the "no healer", especially in PvP. After playing it for a while, I wanted the trinity back. However, i'm not sure if the problem was that the game had no healers or that the combat in GW2 was unfun for me. I enjoy Tera much much more, even though it's still pretty korean.

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    Never bothered looking much into Tera, but it didn't look like I game I'd be bothered with. Also, not really a fan of the fact that searching Tera on Google Pictures is 75% the game and 25% near-pornographic pictures. :S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowstorm View Post
    Never bothered looking much into Tera, but it didn't look like I game I'd be bothered with. Also, not really a fan of the fact that searching Tera on Google Pictures is 75% the game and 25% near-pornographic pictures. :S
    Well, its not tera's fault that a porn star is called tera patrick :P

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis12 View Post
    Thanks guys. I have decided to try Tera first ... It's busy downloading now..

    Mounts are just things I enjoy in an mmo.. Not necessarily to make my life easier when traveling, but sometimes .. just because they look cool and give me something new to look at and try and obtain the best looking ones. Set roles, is also turning me off a little... Apart from those the game looks amazing and will try after I have played Tera first.

    Thanks again guys.
    Hopefully you will come back here and tell us how you experienced Tera and how that lead you to Gw2. Hahahha. Don't forget to come back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilong View Post
    Hopefully you will come back here and tell us how you experienced Tera and how that lead you to Gw2. Hahahha. Don't forget to come back!
    Lol

    I won't forget to come back, the poll I created now has 302 votes.. GW2 still winning with 41.7% .... But the comments are more leaning towards Tera, Rift and The Secret World (never thought about that game, but may try it out) but the votes are all going o GW2 way.

    I'm loving Tera so far.. Only level 11 but am enjoying it a lot. The community's (once global is blocked) are really friendly and helpful. Maybe I will try GW2 down the line.. But I love the dedicated class's to much :-(
    Last edited by Memphis12; 2013-03-18 at 06:47 AM.

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    This is the Guild Wars 2 sub forum. You are asking a biased user base if the game they are interested in is "worth it". If you asked the same in WoW forums- your poll would be skewed toward WoW. Natch.

    Don't read into forum polls too much. XD

  9. #29
    Well, I played pretty much all of those MMOs on and off, so here is my opinion.

    TSW (B2P)
    Excellent story, terrible "leveling" due to enemy hp scaling, combat is okayish but lacks power, dungeons are good, raid is good, pvp awful

    TERA (F2P)
    Awful story, okayish leveling due to mini-boss mobs, combat pve is excellent, dungeons are loads of fun, raid not tested, pvp is basically chess

    GW (B2P)
    Personal story lacking, overall a good story though, leveling is very much exploration, has nice events (but lacking in some cases, due to static boss positions - no tanks, no aggro, no positioning), combat isn't tera level of good, but still fun, dungeons are pretty awful experiences without a regular group of people that syncs their specs (traits are like the old Classic WoW Talents - boring as hell), regular pvp is excellent due to being split off from PvE (Instant 80, PvP Gear and you just pick your flavor), WvW is up to taste (I hate it), raids not existing, has the benefit that you basically need 1 set at 80 and that's it, doesn't give you a lot of money if you do not farm your ass off or play the auction house. If you are someone who twinks a lot or does explore most zones with the first char, you will find it has nothing new to offer a lot of times for the 2nd or 3rd char.

    Rift: Storm Legion (Sub) - Storm Legion is basically TBC come again for a lot of people that I played it with. Leveling in the new zones is easily on par with WoW (same problem as GW2 though - you see it all in one go), they cleaned out a lot of the skill trees and the builds are now more interesting, the new souls fit in pretty well, dungeons are still easily on par with WoW (sometimes better), Raids are pretty damn good, PvP is still the same awful crap due to PvP and PvE not being seperated and being based on your gear.


    And, well, there is obviously other stuff like LOTRO and SWTOR, but you didn't ask about those

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    This is the Guild Wars 2 sub forum. You are asking a biased user base if the game they are interested in is "worth it". If you asked the same in WoW forums- your poll would be skewed toward WoW. Natch.

    Don't read into forum polls too much. XD
    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cf.../379407/page/1

    Completely unbiased 0.o it's from a mmo site in general

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    Interesting. XD

    Though I stand by my statement regarding this forum.

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    Hey Memphis, you might want to check out this thread to see why GW2 is so extremely popular right now

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...h-better/first
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  13. #33
    Well yea, I think GW2 is overall the better MMO.. Except the most important part (for me at least): The gameplay. Gosh, how much would I wish for Tera Combat in GW2, it would be the freaking best MMO every made. (Okay, if GW2 would finally introduce arenas, then it would be the best MMO ever made.).

  14. #34
    It is doing quite well actually and i love it

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    didn't spend much time trying tera for now.

    graphics remind me a LOT of lineage 2 back when it was one of the best looking MMOs out there (imo and yeah that was like 10 years ago).
    combat style clearly is different with the crosshair a la FPS, but having to stop to cast a spell (started as caster) kinda ruined it for me.
    i dunno, i find the mix between the two sort of contradictory as you'd expect more mobility if you're having a FPS oriented style, so stopping to cast non-instant spells sort of pissed me at that time.

    then again, didn't play all that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis12 View Post
    Dedicated roles? (Ie healer, tank)

    "End-Game" content? (Raids etc)

    Gear grinding? (Grinding, crafting, raiding for best gear in game)

    Mounts?

    None scaling enemies?

    The only MMO I have truly stuck to and loved every minute was Rift. I am getting a new laptop next week so I can't try out any mmo's currently around, so I'm asking questions while I wait :-) The othe mmo's I'm considering is Tera and possibly going back to Rift.

    Are the things I listed a brush of fresh air? The two things that worry me a little are the no dedicated class and end game content/loot. I've just been watching IGN's and Gametrailer video review on GW2 and it looks epic!

    Thanks in advance.
    GW2 has a lot of grinding. A LOT. And some classe are definetly more resilient than others, some even have taunt-like skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    GW2 has a lot of grinding. A LOT. And some classe are definetly more resilient than others, some even have taunt-like skills.
    Are you sure you aren't confusing GW2 with Tera?

    there are no taunt like abilities in GW2 at all

  18. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    GW2 has a lot of grinding. A LOT. And some classe are definetly more resilient than others, some even have taunt-like skills.
    GW2 has grinding, if you decide to focus upon a handful of objectives in the game. If you absolutely must have a legendary, yes that its a substantial grind. If you're like me, and will eventually get a legendary one day once you've naturally accumulated gold/materials through just playing the game...it will take alot longer, but also won't be a 'grind'.

    There's a focused progression in Fractal dungeons, and they require agony resistance gear. Good news is the agony resistance is *only* good in fractals and has no bearing on other areas of the game. You can also get ascended gear now through laurels, and in future through other mechanisms.

    In terms of gear progression requiring a 'grind', GW2 is the least onerous MMO out there at the moment. There's literally no content you're excluded from at the level cap -- dragon/chest events, explorable dungeons, WvWvW, structured pvp (normalized stats!), pve exploration.

    So is there a grind? Yes, if you choose to pursue either a legendary or deep fractal progression. This is different from a *mandatory* grind where you *must* complete tasks before you can attempt content (e.g. progression raiding in WoW; 1800+ arenas).

  19. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis12 View Post
    Dedicated roles? (Ie healer, tank)
    You just stack Guardians. Maybe not anymore. When we did Heroics we mostly just pulled mobs/bosses into spots where they'd glitch the fuck out and be less tedious to kill.

    "End-Game" content? (Raids etc)
    Doesn't bother me as far as PvE is concerned, I see little difference in grinding 5-man or 10-man dungeons. The lack of a PvP endgame was mostly what killed it for me.

    Gear grinding? (Grinding, crafting, raiding for best gear in game)
    GW2 does have a gear grind. AN lied about gear being only cosmetic since they have introduced a better tier and also you cannot craft gear without power (nor can you get it from WvW), so condition based specs have to grind dungeons in any case.

    Mounts?
    Mounts have proven to be highly detrimental to PvP, so that's a good thing. Waypoints are a horrible gold sink, though.

    None scaling enemies?
    Your level is scaled down (or up, in PvP) based on the zone. That doesn't make lower level zones a challenge, however, because you get to keep your gear and unlocked abilities. It just makes it more tedious to get through those zones.

    The only MMO I have truly stuck to and loved every minute was Rift. I am getting a new laptop next week so I can't try out any mmo's currently around, so I'm asking questions while I wait :-) The othe mmo's I'm considering is Tera and possibly going back to Rift.
    Rift is a decent PvE game. PvP, well, the Valour grind to get gear plus some exploits/bugs and biased lead designer killed it within the first two months. It still has the best controls after WoW and the idea of having multiple specs you can switch between was quite fun (especially because you could use the same gear for different roles).

    Tera has the absolutely worst controls I have ever witnessed in any MMORPG. A friend got me to try it for a week and I quit after doing the first dungeon because healing was about as much fun as threading needles.

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