TERA hands out free character slots head of server merges as players riot over RP server move

    
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As we learned at the end of last month, TERA is about to merge a bunch of its PC servers in an attempt to “unify the PC community on three servers in order to provide players with more grouping opportunities, faster dungeon and PvP queues and a more bustling in-game economy for traders.” Although the goal behind the merge is obviously to provide an overall more enjoyable game experience for players, the folks at En Masse realize that it can also be a bit of a hassle for players to get their proverbial houses in order to prepare for the big server squish.

Therefore, to help make the transition a bit smoother, En Masse is providing all active TERA players with eight additional character slots, which the studio recommends players use “on the server where [they] have the most characters, to increase [their] available character slots on one of the merging servers as close to the maximum of 20 as [they] can.” The character slot items, which will be delivered directly to each player’s Item Claim, must be redeemed and used prior to server maintenance on Tuesday, September 18th.

Any players who have more characters than character slots on the post-merge server will be unable to log in until they pare their character list down to fit the available slots, so TERA players with numerous characters will definitely want to log in and redeem their free slots ASAP. Also, between now and the server merge during maintenance on September 18th, players can snag services including additional additional character slots, bank expansions, and inventory expansions for 50% off in the TERA Store.

Worth pointing out is that En Masse has further downsized the number of planned remaining servers from three to two, as the RP server will be merged into the PvE server. Understandably, folks aren’t exactly happy about that decision and are making their anger known in a mega thread on the official forums.

Source: Official site. With thanks to Jack!

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Randy Savage

TERA’s RP server is the most toxic server I’ve ever played on. If they’re that upset about losing their server, they should go back to the Second Life cesspool they crawled out of.

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Ernost

Honestly, I’m impressed. Been playing MMO’s nearly a decade, and I’ve never seen a game give out this many free character slots before.

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Utakata

And the anti-RP barbarians are at our door! /bleh

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Antiseptic

https://forums.enmasse.com/tera/discussion/28542/regarding-ch-exclusion-in-merge/ is the megathread that was mentioned where players were skewering EME for leaving CH (the “RP” server) out originally.

The server was labeled RP but from what I know, once the game went free to play, EME didn’t have any sort of RP rules or had GM’s that handled RP events like how some other games do. So it was just a regular server where only a small number partook in role playing on their own accord.

The RP designation may have contributed to player population issues since a new player would not know that it was only a label. I know for myself, when I sign up to a MMO that has an RP server, I normally pick something else because I am not into role playing.

So from what I read, EME did listen to the community and left it up to them to decide the fate of that server once they opened up the free transfers.

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Vunak23

To be clear to everyone saying EME this and that and how they are killing the RP Server. First of all. There were tons of threads on the TERA forums begging to have CH merged into the other PvE servers because the population is SO low.

EME said they would keep an eye on the population after the free transfers to make sure it was sustainable afterwards because they didn’t want to remove the RP server. There was massive uproar about them not merging it after that. Now they listened to the community and probably looked at how low pop the RP server actually is and decided to make good on that and merge it.

So don’t get all asshurt at EME for doing the right thing. The RP server has been completely dead for a long time now and people were stuck pretty much because of how limited the transfers are.

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Bruno Brito

I agree with this. I went to the forums to check if the game was worth it, and there was TONS of threads to merge the RP server because it was dead.

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Pepperzine

Dam, so goodbye RP community. Very sneaky of En Masse to assure them that celestial hills was staying only to pull the rug out from underneath them. I hope these players don’t forget the way they were treated next time they think about opening their wallets.

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Jack Pipsam

Honestly the sentiment (at least on the forums) is very much in favour of the transfer happening.
The mega-thread was overwhelming for the merge and originally players were livid when the RP was going to be left alone, while now many are happy that they were listened to and the RP sever will be merged into the new PVE server.

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Mewmew

Ouch. So the decision is basically to kill the RP server, as that’s what this is doing. That’s not very cool. Sorry to anybody playing there! :(

Or should I say, who used to be playing there, as I imagine merging their server into a PvE server pretty much ends the game for them.

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dthblayde

Just an fyi, that megathread link redirects back to the locked merger announcement thread :) Wonder if En Masse nuked it already or just moved it elsewhere

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Jack Pipsam

It’s just the wrong link.
The thread is still up.