Category Archives: Frogster
Tue, May 15, 2012 | 17:10 BST
Blue Hole Studios has patched the North American and European versions of TERA. Both patches contain a fix to the MMO’s political system, allowing guild leaders who are level 50 to run for office, with election results posted on May 23. The patch on the European end also adds a slider in the options menu that allows you to display blood effects when slaying monsters. Patch notes for the US are here, and patch notes for Europe are here.
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 15:24 BST
The European publisher of TERA has told Eurogamer a patch will be implemented next week adding a blood detail slider to the MMO, but the blood splatter will be less pronounced than in the US version. The patch will also add the Emblems feature, which was cut before launch due to uploaded Emblems storing on a player’s hard drive. When coming across another player in the game, it would automatically store the other players Emblem obn the drive as well. Frogster considered this a “high threat in terms of security, in case someone wanted to upload a virus,” but not the system has been re-implemented and Emblems will now be stored in the client memory instead.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 19:09 BST
Starting today, those who pre-ordered TERA in Europe can now log-in and get a head start on your non-pre-ordering brethren all the way to level 38. Those in the US who pre-ordered can start playing tomorrow. If you happened to participate in the open beta events, your character will transfer over. The MMO launches in North America May 1 and in Europe on May 3.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 | 09:45 BST
In response to a wave of fan criticism, Tera’s publisher Frogster Interactive has posted a response clarifying the changes that have been made for the games European release.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 14:56 BST
Frogster’s announced Runes of Magic has now launched a browser version of the MMO. Players of the game can choose between the typical client or the browser version at will each time they choose to play. Frogster promised the browser version would not be compromised in any way when compared to the client.
Get the browser version here.
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 15:14 GMT
When TERA launches in the west on May 1 players will be able reach level 60, according to a forum post by the game’s producer Brian Knox. because of the team’s decision to increase the level cap the dungeons will have to be reworked. “We have shuffled them around — some up and some down,” Knox wrote. “We will have more detailed information on it closer to open beta but it should create a much smoother progression to 60 as well as a good amount of content at level 60.” The open beta goes live next month.
Thu, Mar 01, 2012 | 19:31 GMT
Blue Hole and En Masse have released a new video for TERA showing of the MMO’s Elin race.
Thu, Mar 01, 2012 | 11:17 GMT
Sun, Feb 26, 2012 | 16:53 GMT
En Masse has said the online store provider suffered a systems failure yesterday and due to the issue, those who pre-ordered TERA have yet to receive a beta key for the second round of testing.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 | 15:31 GMT
The first closed beta phase of TERA starts this weekend. Starting tomorrow, and running until February 19, servers will be online from 3.00pm CEST until midnight each day. It will be the first of five beta tests for all pre-order customers, last year’s beta participants, and the 1,000 selected winners of the early beta registration. Two character slots will be available for player to explore the races and participate in battles up to level 22. For the first time guilds can now fight each other on a PvP server and participate in outlaw missions in the town of Velika. Based on a subscription model, TERA is set to be released on May 3, with Ubisoft is managing the European retail distribution, and Frogster the digital distribution in the region. The pre-order version of the game is available in the official TERA pre-order shop.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 | 17:31 GMT
Videos from the sneak peek beta of TERA have started surfacing on the net thanks to those who are participating in the tester. Below the break, you will find in-game videos of the melee-focused Lancer and the range-focused Sorcerer classes, courtesy of UniLost.com. A sneak peek beta is currently going on now, and the first of five closed beta tests start February 17 run every weekend until April 15. The open beta starts on April 19 and the game releases in May. Thanks, Massively.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 | 17:25 GMT
Those who have tried to pre-order the Collectors Edition of TERA have found that the game is not available for pre-order, thus putting a damper on hopes of guaranteed access to the game’s closed beta. En Masse has said the codes were “only recently conveyed to retailers,” is sorry about the issue, and is looking into a fix now. The firm said it is communicating directly with the retailers to see whether there’s “anything we can do to speed the process” up and the codes distributed. It will also provide updates as to when the pre-order availability of the physical collector’s edition is available, and at which retailers. Seems like the safest route for the time being, would be to purchase the Collector’s Edition digitally, if you want in the beta that badly. A sneak peek beta is currently going on now, and the first of five closed beta tests start February 17 run every weekend until April 15. The open beta starts on April 19 and the game releases in May.
Tue, Feb 07, 2012 | 20:13 GMT
Beta dates have been announced for TERA and those with a special access key distributed by various media outlets in Europe, and through the official TERA community website, will be given the first sneak peek at the game on February 4-5 from 3:00pm CET to midnight on both days.
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 | 07:49 GMT
En Messe has said it will block IPs by region for the release of TERA, promising a crackdown on gold theft and account hacking.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 | 14:57 GMT
Frogster’s announced it’s to release Bluehole-made MMO TERA on May 1 in the US via En Masse and May 3 in Europe in both digital and retail flavours. The game was previously just scheduled for a spring release. Frogster COO Seth Iorio said the additional amount of time spent “to tweak the game for the European market has truly paid off.” TERA had launched earlier in South Korea last January.
Thu, Nov 03, 2011 | 23:29 GMT
German browser-based games publisher Gameforge has announced a re-organisation, laying off one fifth of its staff and canceling a number of games.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 21:51 BST
Frogster has announced it’s to shutter Mythos, originally in development from now-defunct Flagship Studios, starting next week on Oct 27 due to the lack of players. The game launched in April after beta testing started in February, and while initial player numbers were positive, “the desired long-term success unfortunately did not follow.” In order for it to go out in style, the firm will be hosting in-game events and giveaways for the remaining players starting this Thursday, October 20 with the Farewell Party taking place October 26. Players active for at least three-months will be handed Runes of Magic vouchers and some will receive beta keys for upcoming MMO Eligium. The game had yet to be released in the US. Thanks, MMOCrunch.