Tera Online = “$35 Monthly + Item Charges”


Ero-moe MMORPG Tera Online seems to be not only the sexiest MMORPG yet, but also the most expensive, having already been written off prior to its launch with the news that it apparently combines a monthly fee of ¥2700 with item charges and the ¥7000 cost of the game itself.

The price is rather well hidden, for obvious reasons:


Some would say the game is worth it all the same:


However, most prospective Japanese players are ridiculing this pricing as a rip-off of the first order which has doomed the title before it even launched – although coming from the same country which has spawned and sustained the likes of IdolMaster their reaction perhaps deserves some sceptical consideration.

Whether the sky-high pricing will stay or be quietly revised with developers insisting it was not actually final and accusing their customers of jumping the gun will likely determine just how few people end up playing the game.

No firm subscription details for the much censored US release have been announced, although the game is available for pre-order now despite this.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sure if they dont CENSOR US VER IN ANYWAY im willing to buy

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    Comment by Yourtime
    07:49 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    well lolis are expensive

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:24 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    no they are not, u can pick them up for less than 10000yen and she will bring her friends too.

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    Comment by Andices
    00:47 02/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Bring me some and i will respect you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:53 03/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They have to remove the nipples to conserve the bandwidth though!

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    Comment by Demi-Rebel 72
    05:44 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Knowing the censorship of our shit country, they probably will since children may end up playing this game. BUT, I'm willing to gamble on them to not censor the game.

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    Comment by Mauvais
    08:15 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but children playing this would not be the problem, since they wouldn't care about young looking characters dressing and moving in suggestive ways - they wouldn't even get it. I doubt kids are even supposed to be playing TERA, since even MMOs with minimal-to-no gore still have violence.
    It's the adult crowd they'd want to censor. In American media, such interests put you on the same level as serial killers or Satanists.

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    Comment by Justin iZ Here
    10:06 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    as much as it disappoints me, this ^

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 11/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, you dont even seem to know what satanists really are.
    Brotip: Not what your religious, aka retarded, believes may tell you

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 02/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't this game Mature rating?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 18/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's a bunch of twelve year olds playing CoD...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:54 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They already announced that the Elin would be censored off the US/EU Version.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:36 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    europe just cares 'bout gore lvl
    lolis wont be restricted from us HAHAHAHA poor america ! ;P

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your customs told me differently on a connecting flight with you guys... Good thing I was either lucky of have a good poker face, or I would be in some English pig jail right now.

    Comment by Anonymous

    No, they didn't. Enough with the spreading false rumors.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They did. Just search for "elin" in the official forums and you'll find a lot of topics asking "when are you going to show us what the censored elin look like?" and "please give us the option to uncensor them in the options" etc...

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    07:40 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Loli pantsu is quite the expensive commodity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:23 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You guys keep forgetting to mention that TERA will censor all of those loli pantsu for the western release...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:09 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Wich besides the overhyped and overexpensive price will ruin the game even more. Potencial customers will either look for "private" servers or forget about it and move along to another game.

    Greed has killed allot of P2P games, some of them go F2P in a desperate move from the hype(and in this case "censorship") backslash.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 01/08/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    All this speculation, yet in the end your bound to try the game at least once. in which case your still gonna buy the game and play it. They have won.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I'm gonna torrent the game, extract the models, and make my own fapviewer in Blender. I win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 02/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    censored.... ill pass, fucken american conservatists

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:28 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously folks, everything costs this much in Japan.

    Aion costs the same thing over there. Sure as hell doesn't cost that here.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    16:30 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I desperately want to know how to extract models from games. Not just this one, but in general. No better way to learn good modeling and texturing workflow than from those who have solved the problems before you. I'm already an animator, but there are detail issues I've yet to solve in my modeling. Once you model the hips and shoulders correctly, there are methods of setting up your edge loops so that you can basically do any move but Indian Style sitting without any custom rigging beyond a character studio biped (unless there's some crazy clothing of course, which there always is).

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    free download also

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's actually cheaper Pirated-10$ for an account and 25$ for a month from what I heard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 03/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You could just go pirate the uncensored version and replace the loli models in the Amurikkan version.

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    Comment by TNinja
    08:08 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your logic is flawed, if it was supposed to be general. Haven't touched FFXIV. Not even it's cover. Because it wasn't promising.

    I doubt I would even bother testing or pirate TERA due to it's expensive pricing. I don't value games by just design. |:V

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:00 18/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They already started censoring. The japanese version as compared to korean version has in the game textures censored nipples, removed shadings around vagina and halved resolutions of some textures.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Elin got censored due to En-Masse despite customer outcries. And you know what En-Masse did? Treated their customers as second-citizens. Tons of lock threads from customer inquiries about the armor censoring issue and the quality. Provided solid facts why elin shouldn't have gotten censored from several games and shows and En-Masse completely ignored until they finally came out and called it "a matter of opinion and art".

    Now elin is glitched forever where her clothes won't even change proper color and her legs clip into the foreign material.

    I brought JP Tera due to those idiots and it looks like everyone from SWTOR/WoW flocked to the forums in their asian-theme mmo hating ways.

    Defiantly will be looking for PS of this game. Hopefully Korean. This company can kiss my behind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Price for JP-Tera has since dropped! The game is only $50 dollars now and monthly subscription has dropped as well.

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    Comment by Kouma
    00:35 06/08/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Please tell me you're trolling. Do you have a source on this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:10 25/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ya what they said was true just take a look on their forums and frogster's anit-asian mmo hate-speech too.

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    Comment by kazaza2
    04:31 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I hope the developer realizes that most of the world is in an economic downturn.

    I can only support so many habits and toys. At $35 dollars a month....?

    Plus the rumored NA character censorship and possible crap gameplay. Think I'll take a wait and see approach on this.

    Might be the best $35 that I never spent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 18/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    +1, I would say the price is pretty high if you look at it at first, but if you convert that to a daily amount you pay, it's only about $1.16 a day. If you play 4 hours a day, that's 30 cents an hour. I think the price gap mainly would restrict some minors to play since adults like us would think it's expensive. People are less likely to "hack" when you are spending so much money just to play a game.

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    Comment by Castian
    03:58 02/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    good game? maybe
    good graphics? yep
    good phiics? sure
    beautiful scenarios? looks like
    bootylicious? faptastic
    lolis? a must
    price? 90dollar, then 90 dolla every 2 months,plus item charges.... uh.... no good, NEXT!

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    Comment by loli in a box
    04:53 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    At least their game has UNCENSORED loli pantsu.

    They are paying for the real thing while we get Elin with concealed thighs and panstu...

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    just get the korean version :X

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I just hope there will be a good server emulator like L2J for Lineage II.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:55 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The trick is to sell the game low
    And put the price high
    also tempting enough to try for one month
    as long as i got a bot haha

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You know why the charge so much to Japanese player, because they know those lolicons will never be able to resist no matter what price.

    Avatar of Evil Santa, Has Come To Town
    07:29 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    sadly, he maybe right about that, they really know how to milk the japanese otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:35 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    That elin model has some highly detailed butt crack you see in the panty shots, is there camel toe also? and will all this be censored in western version T_T

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    This game is total crap. I can buy a good game every month for 35.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    04:36 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This game is actually pretty good. Can't compare all games on price. Though they messed up the pricing on this one..

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The pricing for this is probably just for Japan. There are big spenders over there. It's not gonna fly over here in the NA, especially when they're considering putting tights on all the little animal girls.

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    Comment by Aquasmith
    04:28 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.1)

    I can't agree that the game is crap because I have not played it.You can't get new games for $35 but you can get two great games on Steam for about $35. Waiting for Guild Wars 2 which is much better and only need to pay once for the game.

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    Comment by Chemin
    05:28 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I love that you state your ignorance about Tera based on not having played it, but not with GW2. ^^ Just a little double-standard for you.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Guild Wars 2 will suck, and you know that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 01/08/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)


    A handheld game maybe, but when was the last time good console/PC games cost 35 bucks?

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    03:52 01/08/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Recettear: $20+

    Simple yet addictive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Got Recettear for 5$ with 4 other games in a Indie pack. More than worth it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 01/08/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Ugh... I don't think a prostitute can emulate the little animal girls very well.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    04:32 01/08/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Naah I prefer to pay a cos player prostitute that dress the same in Tera then have undress her and have a kinky S&M sex with her.

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    Comment by Rinfinite
    03:55 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Team Fortress 2 is free.

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    07:28 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    lol, now thats just mean.

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    Comment by Riiya932
    04:12 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    GTA: San Andreas
    Half-Life Series
    The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
    Portal 1
    Day of Defeat: Source
    Far Cry
    Mirror's Edge
    Commander Keen

    They all cost way below 35 bucks.
    And, damn, they're better than anything you've probably played so far.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:02 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Lol so many shit in a single post.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Your taste in games is horrible.

    Comment by Anonymous

    what are you talking about? far cry, half life is better taht any asian loli game

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    Comment by Imyou
    06:54 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Actually, it's $90 up front, THEN $35 a month. When was the last time a good console game cost $90?

    ...then when was the last time a good console game cost $420 PER YEAR?

    Besides, you CAN buy a good game for $35 every month. Recettear, Cave Story, Shadow Complex, PixelJunk games, etc...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Almost all new games in Japan cost as much. With the current exchange rate most PS3 games are up to the equivalent of $100 now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:23 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    humble bundle says hi

    Comment by Charismatic Vampire
    04:05 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You can often find a good game for under $30 online if you shop around.
    Then there's gamefly which is 15.95 a month.

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    Comment by RaspberryKisses
    03:39 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    witcher 2 (metacritic 87) cost less than 30 on steam.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And is possibly the bast game so far this year

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    Comment by Rya
    05:50 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem is: It's too fucking short in the second half.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    When the problem is the game is too short, you know its a good game!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A good game that cost 35$ monthly?Well this is the first to even charge a 35$ monthly fee...trust me the game is fun at certain points,but totally not worth 35$.Play ArcheAge or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:26 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not if they want more than five subscribers, anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    and for sure it will not cost 35$ in us/eu..

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