How to Install TERA Online (a free to play MMORPG) and First Steps
This is not a gameplay kind of video. You’ll discover what TERA is like on your own later on. Feel free to watch some of my dungeon or battleground videos as well.
I’ve been playing TERA since free-to-play release (in Feb 2013) if this is any indication of whether the game is still worth playing today.
– How to install TERA EU (with and without Gameforge Live);
Edit (23rd March 2017): They have finally removed GF Live from the official installation link (without telling us, as usual). This is the link to the ‘new’ installer: (click Download, as the direct URL keeps changing).
First, whatever is GF Live anyway? It’s a piece of software which combines all titles being published by Gameforge.
Official website: – create an account here and download the official installer;
TERA EU launcher files from 1st Dec 2017 (44 MB):
– all launcher files in a separate archive; can be used for older download repairs, as well as when switching from Steam to normal launcher.
– Common launcher issues
See my launcher errors video (with a section for Steam players) – ()
– Where to play:
TERA EU has 7 servers – Killian is formally ‘PvP’ (person versus person), Mystel is formally ‘PvE’ (person versus environment) and so is Sikander (new), Seren is ‘French’ and so is Amarun (new), and Yurian is ‘German’ and so is Saleron (new);
– BuddyUp – check this link for reference: ().
– How to make gold (you can search for a gold making guide but things keep changing, so consider your sources):
For one thing, you can do solo activities to get untradable materials to enchant your gear, so you can sell your tradable mats and items to make gold (including crafted enchanting materials, etchings and related mats, gemstones, production points potions) etc. Even 3-star dungeons give 600 gold per run.
– Buy a CD key – from g2a, mmoga or wherever you normally shop;
Everything, including best-in-slot items can be free; get an entry level set (currently (Dec 2017), that’s Guardian and you get it free upon reaching L65) and start gathering mats to enchant it, then upgrade it, then enchant that and further upgrade it (it will be harder to get into random parties with lower quality gear + lack of experience). You can’t skip sets anymore unless you have a lot of spare gold to buy a tradable best-in-slot item. Currently, gear progression goes like this: Guardian (to +6) into Twistshard (to +9) into Frostmetal (to +9) into Stormcry (to +9, best-in-slot). Item XP defines your minimum success chance. Jewellery is also obtained via upgrading.
Open-world GvG is available only on Killian. The so called Guild War takes place every Sunday early evening for up to 2 hours in the Civil Unrest area (an optimised copy of Velika Outskirts) on every server;
There are a few battlegrounds in TERA, including Champions’ Skyring (aka Arena) – a 3v3 battleground where individual skill often matters the most, Fraywind Canyon and Gridiron – both 15 vs 15, Corsairs’ Stronghold – 20 vs 20. See here for power hour times:
You could get to max level (L65) in 3 days as a new player.
Joining a guild has mostly positive sides – more people to socialise with, to form parties with, to seek advice and get help, as well as friendly people to offer support to. There are also stat boosts guilds provide the higher their level (more crit rate, HP, movement speed etc).
Reset times –
L65 rookie’s guide –
– Questions time and final thoughts:
No room to write more and this isn’t an advanced guide or anything. Rather a welcome to TERA sort of greeting. So feel free to ask a question or leave a comment/suggestion below.
I play mostly on Mystel (the PvE server). Sunflare(s), Sunflair, Sunflarin(e), Sunnysboy. Maybe I’ll see you in-game. ^_^
Welcome to TERA! o/
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