Tera Online = “$35 Monthly + Item Charges”

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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:

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

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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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    Avatar of Ukonkivi
    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 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
    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 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
    08:25 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.

    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.

    Avatar of Kouma
    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.

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

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

    Avatar of Yourtime
    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.

    Avatar of Andices
    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!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 04/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    onii-chan, please pay more for sweet candy please.

    Avatar of Demi-Rebel 72
    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
    03:29 04/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    CoD? cunts on dicks ?

    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...

    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

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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)

    Seconded
    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!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 04/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    pssst hey maester, give me 10 i'll give you myself right after i buy some Popsicle

    Avatar of loli in a box
    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...

    Avatar of Evil Santa, Has Come To Town

    just get the korean version :X

    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
    09:58 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    looks very good but if it gets censored in the EU then its just not worth it , or hopefully there comes out an addon that uncensors everything + price will drop cuz not many will buy an overpriced game.

    Avatar of g0dslay3r
    Comment by g0dslay3r
    04:37 01/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    i wouldnt mind paying that price but too bad its getting censored in the west so no

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i really want to play this

    im not paying for a censored version of this game, plus way too high monthly charges

    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

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    15:07 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Hey, those 35 beans go for unedited content.
    In the US the loli race will all be wearing pants.

    Avatar of Marine-RX179
    Comment by Marine-RX179
    09:08 02/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "In the US the loli race will all be wearing pants."

    Sure you don't mean the loli race would get change into "Macho Commando" race with muscle bound men swinging guns? :P







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