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TERA: FATE OF ARUN – NEW START AREA AND MORE
 
TERA: FATE OF ARUN – BRAWLER CLASS AND TWO NEW END-GAME DUNGEONS NOW PLAYABLE
Karlsruhe, 16/12/2015 – Gameforge and developers Bluehole welcome a new class to the world of Arborea in the latest update to the action MMORPG TERA: Fate of Arun. Armed with steel powerfists, the new tank is a commanding melee bruiser who uses roundhouse kicks, jackhammers and counters to dominate the battlefield. The Brawler is joined by two new challenging end-game dungeons for level 65 players: Kalivan’s Dreadnaught and the Forsaken Island. In addition, all heroes who log into the game by 27th December 2015 inclusive will receive a free character slot expansion plus a majestic Snow Tiger as a permanent mount.

The Brawler – Roll with the Punches
The new pugilistic class is available to human females. Skills such as the Bull Rush, which drives back any enemies in the Brawler’s path and generates aggro, or the Quick Dash, which allows her to quickly evade incoming enemy attacks, both provide the class with some requisite speed and dexterity. Despite her massive powerfists, the Brawler is by no means cumbrous, easily capable of charging down fleeing enemies. Once her opponents are in range, the Brawler can knock them to ground with a Haymaker, and follow that skill up with a High Kick, sending downed enemies into the air and increasing her rage.
Anyone wishing to see the Brawler in action can view the class trailer here .

Kalivan’s Dreadnaught and the Forsaken Island: Two New End-game Dungeons
Level 65 players will now be able to enter two new dungeons: Kalivan’s Dreadnaught and the Forsaken Island. The first of these adventures, divided into three different difficulty levels, leads players through a naga pirate ship until they must confront and defeat their leader, Kalivan himself. Brave players will need to collect equipment from this dungeon in order to stand a chance on the Forsaken Island. The latter is haunted by souls cursed and betrayed by their erstwhile ruler Desolarus.

About TERA: Fate of Arun
TERA is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) set in a graphically stunning fantasy universe. TERA’s uniqueness revolves around its groundbreaking True Action Combat. This system allows the players to truly master their characters and to aim with no automatic targeting system, thus pushing the boundaries of the MMO genre. Players and press both warmly received TERA, praising its state of the art visuals and notable innovations such as its political system. TERA: Fate of Arun has been playable free of charge since February 2013 and is available for download at tera.gameforge.com.

About Gameforge
With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries and employs 450 members of staff. The portfolio includes client-based games such as the award winning AION Free-to-Play, TERA: Fate of Arun, Metin2 (Europe's most successful MMO), HEX: Shards of Fate, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, Runes of Magic, Elsword and Wizard101. Popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam as well as a growing portfolio of mobile games complete their offering. For more information please visit http://corporate.gameforge.com/.
 
New Start Area on Stepstone Isle, Improved Character Creation plus Tips for Returning Players
Karlsruhe, 17/11/2015 – In the latest update to the action MMORPG TERA: Fate of Arun, Gameforge and developers Bluehole unveil a brand-new start area – Stepstone Isle. The patch also features an improved character creation system for new heroes, providing a direct overview of the later skills available to each class. Players who log in at least once during the patch week will receive a permanent Winged Band for free.

New Start Area: Argons Besiege Stepstone Isle
Once the new start area is open, Stepstone Isle will host players taking their first steps on the journey through Arborea between levels one and eleven. In the bracing new storyline, this idyllic haven is besieged by the argons. TERA veterans who have already arrived in the capital Velika can fly back to the island on a pegasus and attempt to foil the attackers’ evil plans. Newer players who still have uncompleted quests on the Isle of Dawn, the current starting area, will be automatically teleported to Stepstone Isle.

For Young and Old: Battleground Information and Tips for Returning Players
Newcomers who dive straight into the PvP carnage will receive extra markers on the battleground maps during their first ten matches, highlighting goals for both attackers and defenders alike. A free chest containing equipment will also provide a smoother reintroduction to the game for returning players. In addition, every player who logs in at least once during the patch week will receive a permanent Winged Band for free.

Just Do It: Improved Character Creation System and New Character Selection Screen
A comprehensive overhaul of the character creation system, complete with short descriptions and videos, will provide new and returning players an improved overview of the available classes and help them in their choices. There’s also something for veteran TERA players in the form of a new character selection screen which displays up to eight characters marching towards them. Players can determine which of their characters should appear where, and by clicking on a character can bring up details about them, such as the last time played or their guild name.

Creature Comforts: Updated Chat Channels
Under the surface, the patch also introduces some changes to the social features in TERA: Fate of Arun. The chat channels are now personalised and make communication between players easier. The Looking for Group chat now only displays messages from other heroes who are within four levels of the player’s character. Furthermore, Private Chat channels now have a separate menu, and clicking on a chat tab automatically changes the channel.

Full overview of patch features:
·         New start area: Stepstone Isle
·         Battleground tips for new players
·         Information for returning players
·         Improved character creation system
·         New character selection screen
·         Expanded character names
·         Updated chat channels

About TERA: Fate of Arun
TERA is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) set in a graphically stunning fantasy universe. TERA’s uniqueness revolves around its groundbreaking True Action Combat. This system allows the players to truly master their characters and to aim with no automatic targeting system, thus pushing the boundaries of the MMO genre. Players and press both warmly received TERA, praising its state of the art visuals and notable innovations such as its political system. TERA: Fate of Arun has been playable free of charge since February 2013 and is available for download at www.tera.gameforge.com .

About Gameforge
With an impressive portfolio of over 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is one of the leading providers of free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Based in Karlsruhe, the company group offers their games in more than 75 countries. Their portfolio contains client-based games such as the award-winning AION Free-to-Play, TERA: Fate of Arun, Metin2 (Europe’s most successful MMO), HEX: Shards of Fate, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, Sigils: Battle for Raios, Runes of Magic, Elsword and Wizard101. They also offer browser-based online games such as the popular classics OGame and Ikariam, as well as a growing selection of mobile games. The company has around 450 employees. More information can be found at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.
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