The 3rd major expansion is coming to TERA Korea, and it is translated as “Queen of Argon”. New areas, new maps, new dungeons, news monsters, new skills, new mounts, new equipments, new costumes, new level cap at 60 and what have you. The most eye-catching feature is none of these, but rather the new “Black Cracks”, or simply the rifts system.
We have seen this in RIFT, which was then allegedly reiterated in World of Warcraft, and now it has arrived in TERA. These dimensional cracks will happen regularly on open field PvE maps, with a monster invasion army emerging of course. Players will then have to defeat the mobs… Yes it is that easy. Killing these special monsters will nab players reputation/ achievement points, which they can exchange for items.
I am catching some comments by the Korean players, claiming that the new Daily Quest system is “copying” Aion’s (link). Since I am not really a player of P2P games nowadays, I will leave it to the good folks here to discuss about this allegation. But isn’t Aion’s daily quests similar to those of Free to Plays’? Perhaps the way it is implemented is similar. Reputation points will also be gained, and here are some of the new head gears, masks and mounts players can exchange for.
A few screenshots of the 2 new instanced dungeons, one is supposedly a temple which worships the sun while the other is a much darker place in contrast.
Other changes (refer to images below) include the usage of in-game currency (Gold, Silver, Copper), improved Pegasus flight path, smart search system in Auction House and new achievements.
As there are quite a number of official screenshots, I will be uploading them onto my Facebook page (link). Do go and have a look! This expansion, like the previous, is really, really huge. With the North American server IP blocking everyone, I hope the Europeans server (which has not confirmed if there will be IP block at launch) will not follow suit.