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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Are Tera Online Private Servers worth playing?

This question came up from a friend recently they wanted to know if Tera Online private servers are really worth playing. I asked where that even came up from and they mentioned about getting a invite in there email from some server claiming to be a private server. First of all I warned them not to use the same account information from Tera Online. One thing that many people don't realize is that many private servers open up in hopes of luring people from official servers so they can try and steal passwords of others.

Lets look at the pro's and con's of playing a private server first. Some of the pro's of playing one would be not having to pay for the game or pay monthly for it. I can see were this might be luring to others but the game costs like what 19 dollars now I mean I can understand if it was $60 dollars but 19? and it was even 9 dollars at one point during a promotional sale. Not only that but you can buy chrono scrolls with 30 day's of free play without paying for a subscription. Of course that was not possible when the game first came out and they used to force you to pay for a subscription which is no longer the case. Many of my friends on Tera Online have not been paying for a subscription since they bought the game they just farm gold in game to buy the scrolls every month. Honestly not paying is the only upside for a private server usually private servers will try to obtain money in another form such as a cash shop and allow you to buy gold or custom equipment with overpowered stats. And you could try to argue that Tera Online has a shop but it's only cosmetics and its not a pay to win shop at least not yet.

My friend tried to argue about how terrible enmass is when it comes to giving support and I have noticed some problems when trying to clear up problems or when the staff just knows nothing about the game. Its pretty much hit or miss whether you get a good staff person to help you or not.  But with that you have to also consider most private servers are run buy billy that never coded in his life and thought it would be cool to run a private server off his moms computer. While that's not speaking about all private servers most don't come with a staff of trained people that know how to code or troubleshoot and while yes not every enmass GM knew what the hell he was doing the company still has done some major updates to fix things that ktera didn't have fixed either. 

One of my friends runs a Ragnarok Online server called Existence Ragnarok Online and even he has commented on how horrible many of the server owners can be. They do nothing but ask people to do everything for them even down to coding simple NPC's and many ask how to make it work with a router because they are to cheap to buy server hosting and such. He basicly tells everyone if you plan on making a server do not think it's going to be a get rich quick because running a good server takes alot of time dedication and hours of work hes been working on servers for the past 9 years. I assure you he's far from rich.

Overall I would say if you want to play Tera Online just buy the game and if you can't pay for chrono scrolls go farm some lower level dungeons for items to sell and get the gold for chrono scrolls because the game is worth playing. Currently it's one of the better mmorpg's out of all the ones that came out recently if your looking for a good mmorpg experience Tera will be the right one for you.


  1. Excuse me for potentially necroing, but I'd like to bring a new argument on the table. Say for instance you happened to live somewhere in the South-East Asia, specifically Hong Kong (horrible place, do not come here). Now the official Tera servers have IP-blocked SE asia, and though there are Asian publishers opening up the game to SE players, the way to register to play on these asian servers are very shady and do not have English as a language option. Not to mention Chinese MMO players are as rude as shoving a donkey's arse down the throat of the Queen of England.

    Now Private Servers are a godsend in these sort of situations as most of these illegitimate servers are hosted near the Asias, and aren't IP blocked like their consumerist Official counterparts. I ask you, should I sit my pretty ass down and wait till the grass grows and, oh, maybe an American-run Asian server comes out, or should I attempt to register for these Private Servers? As both options don't strike my fancy, if you know of any other way to play Tera Online, please do tell. I'd appreciate it greatly.

    1. Well most people that have been playing on the US servers just use VPN's that they made themselves to get around the IP blocks cause lately the US servers have been blocking alot of people too. Since Tera is a free to play game now theres no sense in playing a private server since the only thing you can expect is more bugs then official servers. So you might want to set up your own VPN buy some cheap US private proxy's and play that way. Much better ping as well or you could always try the official asian servers but with a good proxy your ping should be high unless your internet is really crap.

  2. Hi there Ms. Fuyuko, I'm Mike and I'm an Asian playing Tera Online Rising EU. I'm one of the lucky people who aren't ban in playing in their servers. I'm wondering if there is a private server that you can suggest for me to play this game in Asia. In Tera EU, I got like 200-300ms ping that's why I want to try any private server in Asia that supports english language because I don't understand Korean or Japanese. I'd appreciate any information you can give to me. Thanks in advance bro !! (-_^)b


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