You know I’ve been brainstorming on what classes I want to play and I wanted to examine why I wanted to play these particular classes. Staring off with The Exiled Realm of Arborea(Tera for short) is Korean developer Bluehole Studios baby. A action oriented fantasy MMORPG that seeks to change the way you do combat in a MMO; Instead of a rotation and ‘trading of blows’ combat Tera wants to provide a more hands-on approach. Functioning like a hack and slash players will have to get into position and manual aim to attack their targets all the while using tactics and defensive abilities to stay ahead and not become a bloody smear on some rock. They boost “it’s all about skills,” with the fact that there is no evasion or accuracy stat that you depend on for survival. Out of range trying to throw a fireball move in closer. Want to use that awesome charge up attack on the Berserker get some distance between you and enemy before you perform it. See a monster about to flatten you with his over-sized larger than life maul, well guess what? You can move out of the way. No predetermined damage here, you have be in the right spot at the right time to be successful. The best part of Tera if you ask me, I can use a controller(stoked!). The style of play along with a big budget has me wanting to get my hands on it but unfortunately En Masse was absent from Pax East and hopefully they will make a showing at Pax Prime.
An odd mix of power and agility, the Slayer uses a large two-handed sword to cut through multiple enemies while wearing leather armor for superior agility. Specializing in sweeping arcs, circular attacks and charge attacks the slayer is well equipped with dealing with multiple enemies. Unlike their heavy DD counterpart the Berserker who uses plate armor and block with their giant axes they use light armor they can move a bit faster as well as dodge incoming attacks with the ability to perform rolls. I have this image in my head of a Amani Female Slayer, they just fit so naturally together and I just want to play that.