This past weekend was the Tera Online open beta. I had played Tera Online previously during one or two closed betas, but I decided to give Tera another go since I had heard that they had changed the starter zone. After playing almost all weekend, I can safely say that Tera Online isn’t true action combat and the game is nothing but the traditional MMO formula with a minor tweak.
All joking aside, there has been a recent phenomenon on this website called Kickstarter. Essentially the site allows people to donate to causes that they deem worthy and if the project reaches its goal, then the people donating get charged. Obviously if the funding isn’t generated, then all the money is refunded. It is a rather cool idea and it has started to impact gaming, in what I think is a rather big way.
“So, hey guys I got a great idea. Let’s come out with a $60 MMO with a monthly subscription. The game will offer no leveling, yet you still have to level skills; a crazy amount of skills. So don’t forget that we are also legendary at being terrible at balance. The plot will involve being human in a modern setting, a part of those tin foil conspiracy theories, and wicked crazy monsters,” says the Greedy Asshole.
“Okay, sounds pretty standard,” says the bent-over customer.
I did not actually purchase Mass Effect 3, nor have I played it. I didn’t do either because I’m not that much of a hypocrite or moron. But to be honest, this is in large part due to the fact that I am poor and also that I very much so hate EA, which I can talk about in a future article. So this entire article should be seen from an outsider-looking-in perspective.