TERA’s EU branch claims player numbers have ‘risen massively’

    
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Saber. It begins with a bloody S.
We see a lot of odd press releases around here, many of them loaded with vague commentary on how well a game is doing or how big it is. This one from TERA’s EU branch today is definitely up there with those that make you wonder whether you’re spying doublespeak or a funky translation that somehow lost the details.

“Gameforge and Bluehole, Publisher and Developer of TERA, proudly announce that players numbers of the MMO have risen massively since the game is available through the Steam platform as well as gameforge.com. Since the launch TERA has held a spot in the top 30 of F2P on Steam and received lots of positive user reviews.”

Risen massively.

While we don’t have access to Gameforge’s native numbers, and I cringe at using what are assuredly incomplete Steam numbers in such cases, the Steam charts that are available to us and quoted as being one of the catalysts for “risen massively” appear to show the MMORPG down significantly since its May 2015 Steam launch — in fact, both its peak and averages are down in the last year, though they’ve held even since last summer. That said, we’d be surprised if most extant MMOs didn’t match this same pattern over this same time period.

TERA EU is due to launch the new Valkyrie class in April, and TERA — at least the En Masse version — should see a nice influx in general from the console launches planned for later in 2017. I dunno about “risen massively,” but a girl can dream.

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J. J. Sándor

Yea, massively. I’d sure like to see the US numbers and EU numbers compared.
When I realized EU version is owned by Gameforge, I ran like the devil and never looked back. ;)

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Nordavind

Evil maths. Without the base number, useless wording.

We had 100 player, we now have 1000. That’s a massive rise, but it’s not large total.

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Pepperzine

Surprised to hear this, because the last time I heard anything in regards to EU TERA was that of complaints about how horrendous Gameforge’s management of the game was (granted this was a long time ago). We had plenty of EU players in our NA guild because they’d rather play the game under En Masse’s management instead.

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Chosenxeno .

Basically, Tera.

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Utakata

This game still keeps chugging away. o.O

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Greaterdivinity

…is that even the right version of TERA on Steamcharts? That looks like the EME version, since that launched on Steam in 2015. Not sure if they have separate clients on Steam, but they have separate clients off of Steam so it would make sense. Especially since they’re not synced up on their updates.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

I dunno about “risen massively,” but a girl can dream.

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Veldan

I feel like there’s a joke to be made about TERA’s oversexualized nature and something ‘risen massively’, of roughly the same quality as all the lancers who kept talking in TERA chats about ‘polishing their lance’