En Masse says that TERA is ‘the most played MMORPG on Steam’

Steam and TERA are a match made in F2P heavenapparently. The latest En Masse press release heralds the action fantasy title as “the most played MMORPG on Steam.” The firm is basing its statement on all-time peak concurrency numbers, which it says are available via Steam Charts. Since its May 5th launch on Valve’s ubiquitous PC storefront, TERA has enjoyed “explosive growth” including over 4.5 million registered accounts in North America and over 20 million worldwide. Those players haven’t been lollygagging about, either, as an average of six million BAMs die every day alongside 70,000 daily dungeon clears.

In other TERA news, a translation of a talk given by former Bluehole Studios producer Kim Nak Heong has surfaced on the official TERA forums. Kim says his studio didn’t expect the Elin race to be popular, that it was a “filler” race and a female version of the Popori. By the time the Japanese market requested swimsuits for the Elin, the American market had eclipsed it, but “the profit [Bluehole] made from this costume alone exceeded all the profit [Bluehole] made from all the swimming costumes for all races in Korea. […] They say school swimming suits, bloomers, and maid outfits are the 3 wonders in Japan. Maid costume was especially a big hit.” In fact, the Elin costumes made the free-to-play transition financially feasible. Kim also notes that TERA has performed best in North America.

We’ve got an infographic on the game below.

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Source: En Masse press release, forum. Thanks, PorculaSalvania.
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Ernost
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Ernost

bearmans  Same here, which is even more surprising considering I am a completely f2p player; have not spent a dime, and yet my experiences with their CS has been better than many games that I have spent money in.

Wolf_Mother67
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Wolf_Mother67

Armsbend Belcross Not really. While I agree people do what people do, I don’t have to invite it in.

Wolf_Mother67
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Wolf_Mother67

Dystopiq I agree. Show’s how many have integrity doesn’t it?

sfrees80
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sfrees80

And just to be clear, I am in no way trashing Japan. Japan is an awesome country and Japanese people are great people to meet.
But they have some wierd tastes. Much like my ancestral homeland of Germany,

Loyheta
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Loyheta

MetaDune Loyheta Only subscribers and founders (which I am but can’t log into) can use live support.

Crow God
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Crow God

Don’t worry about it, TERA, chances are you’ll drop below Path of Exiles soon enough. (Chances are you’ll stay above Neverwinter though.)

Leilonii
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Leilonii

DPandaren No it’s not lol? TERA has never been on Steam.

MetaDune
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MetaDune

DJjazzy Greaterdivinity Ironwu when you attack, you must commit to the attack otherwise theres no strategy to your attacks or else you’ll get something like GW2 where you’re just running around spamming attacks.

Besides at higher level in there, the lock goes away or is very little

KariRaiha
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KariRaiha

ihatevnecks

Valthier
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Valthier

Greaterdivinity DJjazzy I love animation locks. Makes the combat have more “weight.” I tried GW2 and it had decent combat, but it felt floaty because there was a lack of animation locks.

HayzenSFM
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HayzenSFM

Why would I want to buy Gabens?

MetaDune
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MetaDune

Loyheta Suggest contacting live support….

DPandaren
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DPandaren

This is Tera’s second launch on Steam.

diarrheabetic
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diarrheabetic

Good thing they didn’t copy Guild wars 2 lack of content over these past months.

MetaDune
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MetaDune

If the account armor isn’t showing then you’re not going to see their email too. There’s something wrong with your email or provider

Velimirius
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Velimirius

Well would probably give it a shot if i wasnt nolifing in the The Witcher 3 atm, and by the time im done there i hope L2 classic would be up, so guess ill pass on Tera for now.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Nearing two weeks in waiting for customer support

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Just wish they would reply to my freaking emails. I have a founder account but can’t use live chat because the freaking account armor email won’t show up. In fact no emails from them will.
I’ve checked spam and trash everyday. I’ve even checked my filters… Nothing.
I have friends waiting for me but I’ve nearly lost all interest in playing.

PizzaDoh
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PizzaDoh

HarvestLee GW2 did not invent this type of thing and was far from the first video game to do it.

PizzaDoh
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PizzaDoh

Hagg3r Including TERA. So it’s all even.

jhuynh405
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jhuynh405

Damn, not even Vindictus is on the chart

Leilonii
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Leilonii

HarvestLee If we’re talking about the infographic, then EME has been doing these for literally years…

SoMuchMass
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SoMuchMass

A_Dad Supreme SoMuchMass Free trials no, beta?  Yes.  Clever wording.

SoMuchMass
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SoMuchMass

HarvestLee Yeah, Arenanet and GW2 invented infographics.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Landari_Omega Ironwu Black Desert feels in a lot of ways like an open world version of Vindictus.

MetaDune
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MetaDune

Anyone that have trouble with just leveling by quests, they added the vanguard system which let’s you mix things up a bit or you can PvP to level

MetaDune
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MetaDune

JakeDunnegan Dystopiq They improve the leveling by adding vanguard at level 13 or you can level by pvp

lanzceseirra
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lanzceseirra

Armsbend CastagereShaikura how stupid is what? and what what? O_O” This confuse me.

lanzceseirra
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lanzceseirra

JakeDunnegan Dystopiq yeaaa about the chats, kinda im oblivious to them. like i never bother to see it, jsut change the tab and never ever use Area, etc.

lanzceseirra
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lanzceseirra

Mochaccino i am so gloat at Gameforge and will forever be mad at them, first they take us SEA/Oceanic in and then decided to block us off and have en masse take us in, all those money we spend on them Gameforge investment? down the drain.

lanzceseirra
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lanzceseirra

Greaterdivinity DJjazzy or real world fight! :D

SneakySmirk
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SneakySmirk

I stopped playing Tera before it moved to Steam and only came back to it just to make a gunner and left again. It’s reticle system is too gimmicky and fake. Archers and Gunners have more usage out of it, but other classes don’t use it to it’s fullest. And EnMasse exaggerates on it so much. Try shooting a VERY specific part of a limb of a monster and you hit the body instead. It could be me lagging though. Also the game has more pedos/lolicons than a typical MMO because of the Elins, another reason to shut off World chat.

SneakySmirk
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SneakySmirk

JakeDunnegan Dystopiq There was one thing Steam users never learned until finding out the hard way was that you need to play without World chat on. It’s just annoying. General chat is almost becoming like it.

imperialpanda
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imperialpanda

So the takeaway from the infographic is: this Gabe guy is a pretty rich dude.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

That’s cool and all, but gloating numbers on Steam isn’t really that big of a deal since you can play the MMO outside of Steam and most people probably just play F2Ps on Steam over anything.

Fusi
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Fusi

Ironwu The simplest explanation to your issue with TERA…It’s not that type of game. 

If you don’t like “Stop-Motion combat systems” don’t play games that have “Stop-Motion combat systems”

JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

Dystopiq “TERA’s community is one huge toxic waste dump.”

It is indeed. I’ve never seen, any chat, ever, ever, ever, ever worse than in this game. The newbies on the island .. I can’t even begin to describe them. (And this was before Steam, when I tried the game out about 3 months after launch.) 

Think of the worst Barrens chat that’s ever existed.. and multiply that times 10. Or 1000.

JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

Dystopiq That was my problem with it. I actually liked the character models, and the combat wasn’t too bad – about on par with some the other “I have five buttons to press” games out, like TSW, GW2, NW, etc. 

But the quest hubs? Whew, slightly more boring than FFIV. One of the main problem – to me – about Korean/Asian/Whoever imports  – the questing usually lacks a LOT, not least of which is Voice overs, which I’ve really grown to like. So, I can sit in a game like  TSW for months, despite the fact the combat is pretty bland, because the world and quests are so much fun. 

Tera just kinda petered out for me around level 33 or so. Just one more quest hub consisting of 6-7 quests. Go run and kill this thing and get this thing. Then, kill 4 of these, 5 of that. Now, this other thing has like 12 mini followers. Okay, now kill this guy. Go to next hub, right over that hill. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

dirtyklingon It’s not my bias, TERA makes money and it’s popular. There’s no real argument to be made there. it’s you blowing them off as made up because they don’t match your opinion of what they should be that’s “silly”

and superdata lists where they get data from not who buys it from them.

Hagg3r
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Hagg3r

This means pretty much nothing. Pretty much all MMOs that are on steam can be played off of steam.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

dirtyklingon Damonvile We’re not talking about facebook and I ask that question any time someone makes up stats and tries to pass them off as a fact. You can assume you’re right but you don’t actually know who their customers really are. If you don’t want the question asked make it more clear you are just guessing.

wild_abyss
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wild_abyss

CastagereShaikura whiskysour Polyanna I find if I DON’T play SWToR through Steam I cannot take screenshots. They just fail to register more often than not and are terrible quality when they do.

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

breetoplay 
How many people even use Raptr?  Is it four or five million logged on at any given time like Steam has?  Sorry, but I have always gotten the impression that Raptr has such a laughably small user base that it seldom reflects *anything* even remotely correct with its numbers.

Landari_Omega
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Landari_Omega

Ironwu I kinda agree. I still maintain my stance that Vindictus has one of the best action combat systems on the market right now. In fact, if someone could just go ahead and make an MMO with Dark Souls or Monster Hunter style combat, that would be great.

Luxus420
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Luxus420

Ironwu The problem is bro that you didn’t play the game long enough, once you get enough skills, you certainly wont be waiting for cooldowns, if you do, you will probably die. I’ve got a max level Lancer, Slayer, Gunner, and Reaper, and the only time on any of those classes that i’m not using a skill is when i’m using the basic attack to regain mana.

A_Dad Supreme
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A_Dad Supreme

Archebius Nreff  Schoolgirl panties being sold in Japanese vending machines were for me.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

I feel like a few peeps are bending down in an attempt pull a Gnome’s leg here. >.>
dirtyklingon 
…and oh him! The dude you pictured a few weeks back sitting on a exercise ball and playing games on his industrialized sized TV set! o.O

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

ihatevnecks Let’s not forget the bees.  I’m thinking mount?

bearmans
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bearmans

All other baggage about the game aside, EME still easily tops my rankings as far as MMO running companies are concerned.
Literally the only positive experiences I have had with MMO support desks have been with TERA. In fact, their customer support kicks ass. It’s shocking that they make it look so easy when everyone else screws the pooch so badly.

HarvestLee
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HarvestLee

SomeBody likes Copying Guild Wars 2 >.>

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