The senior community manager for upcoming fantasy MMO TERA, Evan ‘Scapes’ Berman, took some time out to chat with IncGamers yesterday about the highly anticipated game.
While talking about what TERA has over existing MMOs, we touched on the “all action no faction” aspect of the game, and asked what that meant for PvP, an important part of most MMOs.
“PvP’s going to be something that we can detail a little bit more as we reach the E3 part of the year, but what I can tell you now is that we know it’s going to be a major element of the game.” Scapes assured us.
“It’s something that is currently in development so I don’t have too many details on it, but what is currently in the game are basic duels which allow you to call up someone who’s in front of you, nearby or a friend, and you can duel right there.”
That’s pretty standard for your average MMO, but apparently TERA has a little more to offer:
“Other simple level PvP will also be group duelling where you can gather people, fight another group of people and it’s again just instantaneous, emergent PvP. Grander scale PvP like battlegrounds or ladders and such, these are things we’re going to be able to detail as we get closer to the game’s launch, which is currently winter.”
Find out what else Scapes had to say about TERA in our podcast which goes up later today, (Update:) where he talks about features that just might draw gamers away from the MMOs already on offer.