The Exiled Realm of Arborea (officially abbreviated as TERA) is a 3D fantasy themed MMORPG developed by Bluehole Studio.
The game was launched and published in South Korea on January 25, 2011 by Hangame, in North America on May 1, 2012 by En Masse Entertainment and in Europe on May 3, 2012 by Frogster Interactive Pictures with open and closed beta testings taking place before the launch dates. On the 5th of February 2013 TERA was switched from the subscription model to a free-to-play model
TERA has typical MMORPG features such as questing, crafting, and player versus player action.
TERA has seven playable races
Descendants of dragons
A demon like race
Proud and powerful keepers of tradition
Calm and peaceful, despite their intimidating size
An animal like race. The appearance of the popori varies widley from racoons, bunnies, cats and dogs to various small bear like creatures
Exemplars of vitality and aspiration
An innocent nature loving race
TERA has eight unique classes
The Warrior is an “Evasive Tank” or "Melee Damage Class," dual-wielding twin swords and wearing light armor.
The Lancer is a “Blocking Tank,” using a shield with a lance and wearing heavy armor.
The Archer is a “Ranged Damage Class,” using a bow and wearing light armor.
The Sorcerer is a “Ranged Magic Damage Class,” using an arcane disc and wearing cloth armor.
The Slayer is a “Melee Damage Class,” using a two-handed sword and wearing light armor.
Berserker The Berserker is a “Melee Damage Class,” using a two-handed axe and wearing heavy armor.
The Priest is a “Primary Healer Class,” using a staff and wearing cloth armor.
The Mystic is a “Support Healer Class,” using a scepter and wearing cloth armor.
The Valkyon Federation is the primary government in the world. It's an alliance of races, unified against a common foe, and strengthened by trade and defense pacts. As a representative government, the federation has organized settlements around the world into provinces, each of which is administered by an elected official known as a vanarch. For players, becoming a vanarch is the ultimate accolade. Vanarchs are the best of the best among other players, members of an elite group that has money, power, and fame.
The game's combat features an aim based real-time battle system incorporating a third person camera view. This means that players need to constantly move and aim attacks and abilities at the right time and place.