Anyone know why the thread disappeared? More importantly, anyone willing to start a more official new one? Sorry to create a separate thread just to ask this question, but I won't have consistent internet access this week, so ideally someone who can maintain a first-post ID mapping table would create the thread.
@PollySMPS You've given me some hope that perhaps we can get some people together to play, so I'll stay tuned. Ping me anytime if you need any help organizing something or just want to group up for some leveling or lower-level BAMs/instances.
I realize that I forgot to mention that my character's name is "Valens". Also, big thanks to Yalora (@stenchlord) and Pukyuk (don't know your GB name) for the party earlier this evening. Leveling does indeed go significantly faster in groups, so it was great to have your help.
After fighting my first basilisk (with significant help from @stenchlord's alt), I am so very much sold on TERA's combat mechanics. Working in a group to dodge and attack a giant, hulking monster is immensely satisfying and really does have an epic feel to it. I'm surprised there aren't more GB folks playing this game, as it's definitely worth checking out.
I've been spending some time in TERA this past week, mostly exploring and questing, and I'm really enjoying it. The combat (as a sorcerer) is engaging and the world is beautifully realized. The hallmark of a good MMO for me is a world that conveys a sense of place, and I think Arborea manages to do that rather well.
The guild looks like it may not be particularly active at this point, but hopefully I'll see at least a few of you online in-game.
The Quick Look was very combat-focused, largely as a result of their decision to play William the Conquerer. I suppose that's not necessarily a misrepresentation, as that is one of many ways to play the game, but personally I've enjoyed starting small. It's satisfying to build a minor claim into an empire and a small family into a dynasty through a combination of strategic matchmaking and occasional military confrontations.