Hmn, this news came as a late addition to the day (it is evening now in most parts of Asia). Following the online uproar about former TERA development director/ producer Yong-Hyun Park’s resignation (link), media from both East and West are all scuffling around for more information.
In this latest report, Bluehole Studio apparently clarified that Yong-Hyun Park no longer participated in TERA’s development since April this year. The recent expansion in the Korea server is actually the work of Art Director, Huang Cher Un (below). According to the same report, an anonymous Bluehole staff confirmed these details. So in actual fact, development never stopped and there will be no impact as a result of Park’s resignation. The next game content patch is expected to hit later this month.
If you missed it, the Community Manager for TERA North America left his position recently (link), making him the 2nd Community Manager to resign before the game even launch. Is there trouble in paradise or just minor hiccup? We shall see.