Check out a video preview of TERA’s flying mounts

    
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Dear readers, if you have a delicate constitution, the video below the cut may prove too shocking for you. You see, as the video opens, a player in TERA is riding upon a mount, and the world is in its right and proper place. But a moment hence, the camera moves, and we see that the mount approaches a cliff at a swift pace! What shall be done? The player is in peril, yet the mount continues, riding on over the cliff, tumbling into that black abyss! Oh, the regret!

And yet, there is hope, for in a minute it becomes clear that the mount has used the great wings on its sides to take to the skies, soaring like an eagle with person sitting on its back! For indeed, the mount is not simply a mount, but a flying mount! So steady yourself to see the full video, and try not to be too disturbed by the sight of mounts treading where simple walking mounts dare not tread! Because it is the sky, and they cannot tread there.

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Jerichow
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Jerichow

Sadly with the state this game is in, flying mounts are nothing more than a cheap gimmick tacked onto the game in order to promote the (re)sale of mounts that have had a copy-paste pair of wings added to them. This added to the fact that they can only be used in an extremely limited set of areas, and even in those areas, there are invisible walls all over the place, means these mounts are all but doomed from the start. And this completely ignores the fact that you can’t even use these mounts in most places of the world yet.

Let’s look at doing the story quests. Questing is utterly pointless now with the massive XP boosts, you cannot run the story mode quests because dungeons and their relevant story quests require the player to be at a specific level window when doing the dungeon, but now you get 400%(800% with elite) XP that cannot be disabled in dungeons.

Once you accidentally over-level on a single dungeon, that’s it, you have to grind to a high enough level to come back and solo the dungeon. And the only sensible means of leveling now is dungeons…. dungeons that do not support flying mounts.

BHS is just trying to live by the philosophy of, “Minimal effort, maximum gain.” and these flying mounts are a picture perfect example of this.

Jerichow
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Jerichow

Xephyr – Yeah it just feels like this game’s developers have absolutely no clue what they’re doing. If I remember right from what I read, most of Tera’s original content, ie: the stuff that made it popular, came from the material they stole from another company when they hired its employees.

Now that BHS has to create original content on its own, their inferiority as a development studio is becoming increasingly clear. Gender/race locked classes, pandering to one race over the other, throwing gimmick after gimmick at the crowd in hopes for quick cash-grab fluff and not focusing on important issues like class balance and optimization that would draw more people to the game than Hello Kitty backpacks and headphones locked behind RNG lootboxes.

Leilonii – Nope, you’ll have to buy a separate one since it’ll be a different mount according to BHS/EME. Of course they’ll just reuse the jeweled lion skin and model to save time, but it’ll be registered as a different mount so you’ll have to pry open that wallet of yours again if you want to take to the limited skies they provide.

Husvik
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Husvik

LOL, just uninstalled it again a few days ago. I always like to have a combo mmo package, two i can focus on. 
I was going for a BnS/BDO combo, but dunno maybe BDO is too popular for me atm just can’t be bothered to mess with it, so i was warming up on Tera again, then an article came by on this site about a favorite mmo you’re not playing and that was TSW, next thing you know I’m so hooked on BnS and TSW it’s not funny, so uninstalled Tera, again.
ATM by BnS/TSW combo is turning into TSW/BnS combo ;)   But i feel like checking this out, I’ll probably install it… again /Thankful for unlimited internet.

Nakua
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Nakua

Vanilla 2012 Tera server please EME, these last years after the game went F2P are a huge crap and destroy completely the game.

Xephyr
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Xephyr

Leilonii I mean… if that means my golden lion mount will automatically get wings I’m down. If it means I still have to spend cash to stick wings onto my lion/buy a completely new one, then screw that.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

ManastuUtakata 
:(

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Of all the things they could have spent money on to improve TERA, this is not even on the list. TERA’s development has always completely mystified me. It was a great game at the start and it’s downhill climb has been solely due to obviously terrible developer decisions that no developer has ever done before. What happened post-launch? Did all the skilled, knowledgeable folks that made the game leave and they just hired a bunch of newbs? Seriously no clue.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

ManastuUtakata Karl_Hungus 
Yeah that starting zone was much better. I can see why they revamped it though. It was probably a bit too much for complete noobs.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Karl_Hungus 
I would like the original Vanilla start zone back please. /Remembers Sorcha

Eliot_Lefebvre
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Eliot_Lefebvre

Styopa You’re going to have a heck of a time doing that with a Wall.