The negative news for either TERA Korea or TERA Japan never stops coming despite winning the Presidential prize (or Game of the Year Award) at this year’s G*Star. TERA Japan has announced that the big scale server merge will commence on January 25th 2012, early next year. How big scale is this? Well, 10 servers merging into 3 says tons for the troubled game. The Japan server is apparently blighted by 3rd party bot programs as well, something which the Korean server is having difficulty to control.
Charra, Caia and Cillian will merge into the one and only PK server, Charra; Arun, Belleek and Selen to form into 1 of the PvE servers, Belleek; finally, Elrinu, Jurase, Mistelle and Balder into the 2nd PvE server, Elrinu.
In order to stay relevant, attract new players and maintain the current crop, some dungeons’ cool-down timing will be reduced by half, with drop rates doubled as well. This event will begin today and last till January 18th 2012.
Reported earlier, TERA Japan got off to an awesome start (link), with Open Beta getting a high number of 48, 624 users. a record for publisher Hangame Japan. With emergency servers needed, hopes were sky high for the game hit with problems back in Korea. However, the negative forecasts (link) apparently is coming true in just a few months. The Korean server underwent a massive merge a few months back as well (link).