TERA Korea previews its upcoming Elin-only ninja class

    
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It’s a safe bet that at some point in the not-too-distant future, you will be able to make an Elin in TERA that runs around using ninja tricks. There’s no hard-and-fast date on when it’s coming to North America, because the trailer for this new class is still just a preview for the game’s Korean version, but it’s not exactly a mystery about whether or not this will be localized. Especially when it’s launching in Korea later this month.

You can check out the preview trailer just below if you’re curious about what the class will look like; the class will be exclusive to the Elin when it does release, it seems. The English name is still a bit unclear, although ninja, shinobi, kunoichi, and “jutsu user” are all valid speculation based on the official name given.

Source: MMO Culture
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JayGummelt
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voxrath PizzaDoh I’ve got a brilliant idea.  How about they make every new class for Elin and also include one other race with male or female like they did with the Gunners when they made them Castanic and Elf?  What was wrong with that idea?  It’s not like it’s huge amount of extra work like creating a new class for every race to be part of.  The player base would be happy with it on all races, but at least two because Elin seems “Mandatory”.. well, that’d be a win-win, wouldn’t it?
Not that coders and artists need an excuse to work.  It’s a drive they have, not a chore like the Devs make it look like in their PR statements.

FrewinHu
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FrewinHu

KimThoreMikkelsen Barnivere bullshit. Every class they released that’s new has male and female version of the class. CLASS IN BNS ARE NEVER FUCKING GENDER LOCKED, ONLY RACE LOCKED. Now stop spreading your fucking ignorance around.
Leave tera to those who fap themselves to death.

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FrewinHu

PurpleCopper Syco_at_Twitch wrong af. tera does not even rank in top 10 grossing mmos, stop spreading bullshit. Tera is killing itself by feeding the weeb community more no life ass pixels.

KimThoreMikkelsen
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KimThoreMikkelsen

Barnivere Yet theres the same thing there.. they also have gender/race locked classes.. so yeah.. :P

RobertCFP
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korsobar There are many Chinese terms/ combination of words not found in dictionaries, including Japanese words as well. But they are still being used despite not being “official”. It is easy for me as a native Chinese speaker with basic knowledge of Korean and Japanese to understand all these. “忍術使” is not wrong as well, but “忍術士” is the “correct” term to use.

korsobar
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korsobar

RobertCFP korsobar Now I checked the Korean – Japanese dictionary, and it looks like I might have made two mistakes.  That dictionary has 忍術使 as an entry instead of 忍術士.  Next time I will have to check there first if I suspect the word is of Japanese origin.

korsobar
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korsobar

RobertCFP korsobar Thanks for the information!  Neither the Korean nor the Chinese dictionaries that I use list that combination (忍術).  Only Japanese dictionary have it, and I haven’t studied Japanese so I didn’t look there.

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korsobar Native Chinese here with some Korean language classes. The word you mistaken is “刃“. THe word is actually “忍”, which means “endure” as a single word. With “忍术” (Simplified Chinese) or “忍術” (Traditional Chinese), it actually means ninjutsu.

SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
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korsobar SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
I can read Hangul. I completed levels 1 & 2 of Korean language classes at the university and used to be able to hold “simple” conversations in the language. I no longer have a vocabulary as a result of a lack of using the language, but the ‘alphabet’ is super easy.
Personally I don’t see an issue with the elin or similar characters. It’s a cultural thing of course, but IMO it only becomes a problem when the person’s a creep and makes it weird. Predictable responses to my comment are predictable.

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SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably When I was poking through some Korean blogs about the game while trying to figure out the linguistic origins of the name of the new class I found one where the author was a big elin fan.  He said he got involved in the game because of elin, he noted that elin were very popular in Japan as well, and in fact he spent half of his lengthy blog post talking about how awesome elin are when he was supposed to be talking about the new class.  So I think elin are very popular in Korea.  My guess is that cutesy juvenile-looking female characters are just not as controversial or viewed as being over-sexualized over there.  Korea has this thing called ae-kyo (애교) that is a feminine ‘babyish’ cuteness.  I think elin are an example of that.  Obviously, this does not justify the game developers decision, but I just want to try to provide some cultural context that helps explain the predilection to focus on elin.