TERA Online is one of the most impressive looking open world action MMOs, but for many TERA’s questing system, with its monotonous grind posses too much of a barrier for entry. So how do you go about fixing the problem? En Masse, publishers of TERA in the NA, appears to have a solution. This weekend the publisher is running a promotion for a free, permanent level 58 character. You heard right, a free almost max level character that even comes with gear!

Both new and old players are eligible for the event. In order to get your level 58 character, you simply need to create a new character of any race and class, and assign it a name ending in “.Levelup”. Then on Monday, September 23rd, the TERA team will run a script leveling up eligible characters and rewarding them with a beginner mount and Tier 11 soulbound gear for all classes (with the extra gear available as fodder).

Players will also get a name change voucher that can be used to remove the “.Levelup” portion added to their name during the character creation process. To prevent players from making multiple accounts, En Masse has stated that only the first character created will become level 58.

Obviously, En Masse hopes the event brings in more players to engage in TERA’s endgame content, which has received several content patches since going F2P. It will be interesting to see how many players take advantage of this test and whether it leads to more events like it. The move will effectively kill a large portion of the early game making many zones overnight ghost-towns, but generally speaking this is the case with most MMO’s a couple years after launch.

For the full details on the Level Up Event you can check out the official post here.

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  1. DarkKrixx on September 26, 2013

    Good move from EnMasse , questing in Tera is SO much boring. People who want to get into PvP right on will not have to grind and invest 876545678987654 hours before being able to .

    And if you disagree with the giveaway , just don’t create a .levelup character goddammit ! xD
    Have one character for your “journey” and one for the PvP that’s it 😛

  2. BlackCoffee on September 25, 2013

    I think that will decrease player number they really made that fail??LOL
    Just think about it how many deffrent chars???that = to create new accounts so all ur chars will be 58 lvl ;/ with no work at all that so lame ….Seriously!!!

  3. Racsodew on September 24, 2013

    First I thought to my self “YES!”, then I noticed the NA. Damnit. :7

  4. Jesterhead85 on September 24, 2013

    still level 1 here… maybe they meant at midnight?

  5. Freezydude on September 23, 2013

    The script still not done or something or did it not work for me?

  6. Wilber on September 23, 2013

    This is good in my case being a parent I dont have time to reGrind to 60, I had helped my Girl friend level up a character while she was prego on my account. Before Tera went F2Play I bought another account for myself to relevel. So now with a 14 month old, hell yeah ill take a 58 Character.

  7. RenTheRose on September 23, 2013

    thank you mmobomb for giving me this new I would not have made it in time if you guys didn’t tell me this was not advertised in any way how you guys found it amazed me but thank you now I can get that lvl 60 healer I always wanted. thank you again. you guys need to realize what a great services mmobomb jest did this test pool for the event going to be very small now we can get in on it so show them some gratitude and say thank you when you get a gift no matter how small it is.

  8. Madalin on September 23, 2013

    They move slow with their script >:P

  9. sniperman248 on September 23, 2013

    You do realize that however those who do this will have .Levelup in their name and everyone will know what method they used, those who are legit players will not use such a low life method as this.

  10. Геймер [RUSSIAN] on September 23, 2013

    LOL.
    WAT?
    Sadly the what Russian closed the access.

  11. noobshi on September 22, 2013

    This is so awesome :O My level 23 warrior always get gank by level 60 in pvp sever in the low zone. With this I can tell them to “fk off” so I can enjoy my game.

  12. Mad Baddies on September 22, 2013

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA! So many mad kids in this one… This game is trash, always was always will be. Even with a lvl 58 noone wants to play this pos Korean abortion. “Its not Korean!” calm down fanboys. It is like WoW private servers auto lvl capped, hahaha shut this pos down allready pls.

    • Anon on September 22, 2013

      Eh
      I’m going to be generous and give you a 1/10.
      I mean, you’re an obvious tryhard troll, but it’s kind of admirable how you tried so hard at tryinghard.

      • Mad Baddies on September 23, 2013

        The king of baddies has spoken, game sucks you know it. Trolling? It was my opinion on this crappy game, that I do not like that is called an “opinion.” You trying to bash my opinion without mentioning why you think the game is good, is trolling honey… try again, thank you drive thru.

  13. MidgetPanda on September 22, 2013

    I can’t create an account
    it always says 1 wrong error but my password was valid
    and so was my email

  14. efrain on September 22, 2013

    i played this shortly before it went f2p and randomly still mostly in the global chat so i consider it a 30gb chat client. But the game is bloated and not optimized with many issues a lot of my friends quit because of the low fps and lag. But its free and exchange for being f2p they make all their money off of items in the store like outfits and mounts but still refuse there are any problems with the game but you can read the forums and see how everyone complains this was going on before it went f2p and no fixes yet they just keep throwing new stuff to buy out. The US server is heavily populated with every single country you can imagine playing. Its not a horrible game try it if you havent. I find it fishy why they are giving lvl 58 chars away i guess people are leaving for better stable p2p and f2p games launching.

  15. Tony on September 22, 2013

    Same problem, cant name character with .Levelup

  16. claudio on September 22, 2013

    meh, “this isn’t an acceptable character name” tried several different names, “name.Levelup”, i’m on eu, anyone else having this issue?

    • Anon on September 22, 2013

      …you answered your own question. This is an En Masse hosted event.
      You’re on EU, a Frogster hosted pile of dogcrap money grab.
      They might sell you a level 58 eventually but good luck ever getting one for free.

  17. Karnaij on September 22, 2013

    Is no one understanding the concept of ALT’s I mean either its the people who already have a 60 and dont want to grind to try another class or the new players who pick a class and proble wont like it anyways lol honestly I think its a good idea when you think about it, some people just want to get to end game to pvp none stop and raid all day, so why not give them the chance to do that. there are still normal people playing the quest line and they will again soon anyways

  18. Bic Boi on September 21, 2013

    Sounds rather stupid; no game has enough “end-game” content to last. People end up bored even when they’re at the top. All this is doing is sticking people up at the top immediately so they get bored even faster.

    Instead of simply jumping the shark, they’re instead jumping up and down the shark while screaming “Look at me, I’m Mr. Jumpy-Sharko”. Way to cut off their nose to spite their face.

    • Prof3$$0rMMO on September 23, 2013

      not if it has territory war, sieges, ship battles,(where you can control the ship and cannons) player driven economy, jobs. such as sewing, fishing, potion making, poision making, miner etc.. and buisness opener. open pvp which makes gameplay more challenging;but making it so that hp can’t be raised, and armor is the only thing that can, will defitnetly balance things out, since your head can always be a target.

  19. Prof3$$0rMMO on September 21, 2013

    MMO publishers wouldn’t have any problem: if they’re quest weren’t dull grinds, challenging early on, and end game material not taking so long to be able to use.

    Example; on which is seen on Console games and not in MMOs.(God of War, Devil May Cry etc… and sadly even the series Mega Man X side scroller lol)

    :

    Overview:

    If the game had an actual story line, instead of you doing many quest for people and not having no relation ship or further ship on that quest; that leads you to another quest, that builds a relation ship with that person quest giver and story line. And allows low level players to open PVP(player vs player) each other and high leveled ones can’t with lower levels, BAMs for low levels, that can takes real strategy to defeat. And party members or other players to distract(instead of the old , let the players hit the monster then a sloppy movement or charging attacks awaits and you have to run out.) them.

    Combat and Challenging Features:

    If it were that when you hit them from the back they will immediately try and hit you which you ; which you can dodge from and use a special on them. Also if it were that if you hit them once, they will immediately attack and you have to block it and do a fast step back, then dodge side way, and do another special from your hot keys, and then block. because the (this is what i wish mmo games would do.) because you wouldn’t be able to except what the Bams and EvE mobs would do. (like doing a spin with their sword causing a air blade attack, that can make a air slice go far.){that can make you die at a lower level}

    Conclusion and Stable, Dedicated players Mentality w/ all features i mention included. :

    then the game would be challenging, worth playing, because you know that you are going learn how to get better the more you play, the quest that you are doing aren’t worth nothing. because of the fact that its not the same quest bull S***t(didn’t say the word, so i hope what i wrote is not blocked).” kill 20 wolves and come back” and then you just receive a reward; and run far for the same bull shit.

  20. cacalips on September 21, 2013

    Another fail mmobomb article. This game plays hugely differemt 58+. I see retards sayimg “its about the journey mot the destination”. No tard, the mew journey begins there at 58. Webzen did this on several titles to pump more bodies in the content that plays like a new game. So many brainless turds, like the author, are hard wired to think its wow….in fact even wow does this sort of thing with death knights. Stupid article is stupid.

    • cacalips on September 21, 2013

      Tera has no ghost towns and server waits half the time DERP

    • nororu on September 21, 2013

      cacafingers

    • Anon on September 22, 2013

      Well its about the journey if you enjoy playing games for more than a week.
      I assume you’re the new age of self entitled gamers who want everything, and they want it now.
      For free.
      No work.

      Kids are like hippies now. Without the joy and the peace and crap.

  21. Velorx on September 21, 2013

    not working for me. It wont allow me to the name the character Levelup because it is taken

    • Lorisha on September 21, 2013

      You’re doing it wrong. The name should be something like Bob.Levelup ><

      • LeiHngWei on September 21, 2013

        Man, whoever is playing Levelup is gonna be pissed Monday morning. lol

      • nororu on September 21, 2013

        say to him “.Levelup” after you name. he is going to create a char named “Bob.levelup” now lol

        • D4v3 on September 22, 2013

          So it is Bob.Levelup it cannot be BobLevelup ?

  22. Arthh on September 21, 2013

    damn wish It was EU, I got sick of the grindfest at about lvl 35, this would be so awsome if it were EU

    • Anon on September 21, 2013

      ….grind? lol
      You must be either new to MMOs, or used to ones that start you at max.
      At Tera’s launch I got to level 58 in less than a week.
      There’s almost 0 grind. If you have friends to kill BAMs then there’s negative zero grind, you’ll be overfed anytime you move on.

  23. sadfsfsafs on September 21, 2013

    this is nice. other mmo should do same. swtor and wow.

    leveling is horrible in mmo. worst game system ever made. slow boring grind on repeat mobs for nothing.

    • Boozebgood on September 21, 2013

      wow did to get ppl back after cata they gave Cata free plus one full geared lvl 75

  24. uteliukas on September 21, 2013

    nonsense, why would u liek to get a maxed char? leveling and gearing up is the fun, then the pvp, after u gain everything youre like “wow ive got to that level, ive got thsi epic gear” not like “hi, ive got a free cahr wich is lvl 58 with all the godly equips, im soo pro.”
    not even going to participate in this lol

  25. athan on September 21, 2013

    is this on EU or US server?

    • Anon on September 21, 2013

      En Masse = NA
      Crapster = EU

      Crapster might charge poor EU sobs $100 to do this kind of thing eventually, but as a free event? Pahahaha nope.

      • SM on September 21, 2013

        btw, En Masse knowns people start spending cash once they reach high level and this is the reason they are doing it.

  26. Terra-En-Masse-Player on September 21, 2013

    That’s a really good ideea because there’s no more max level players… and yeah en masse is better than greedy gameforce… enmasse give away a lot of thing without payment (real money) so yeah i recommand Terra – Enmasse 🙂

    • Boozebgood on September 21, 2013

      I agree100% looking forward to trying it out when i get good PC

  27. Boozebgood on September 21, 2013

    lol remember when blizzard gave away free max lvled geared toons No one called it cheating

  28. Eon on September 20, 2013

    Doing this actually will kill some group based content from 1-58. There will be shortage of players from 1-58 to play with. Aint playing game a feeling of progression where you go thru all corners of the content and having memories of it. Its to enjoy how far your character have progressed. Alot of times i see people zerg rushing to the max level in the fastest time they could and then going thru all the end game content, within a month or so they felt that its all dried up, and complaining they are doing the same thing everyday and feel very bored. Then quit…
    Character progression in mmorpg have to be in a not too slow but not instantly maxed lvl speed.
    Too slow people will complain it will take ages to start on end game content, too fast the game content will be burnt in no time.

  29. Cloak on September 20, 2013

    Its not the grind at all. Giving away a almost maxed level character, should tell them something about there “content”. Let me put this clearly…IT SUCKS OBVIOUSLY! You know what tera does wrong along with alot of other action mmorpgs? They never make anything challenging enough to utilize the action fighting system they have implemented in there games. These kinda games need to take a lesson from Monster Hunter, and Dragons Dogma and maybe then they will be able to keep there fans interested.

    • Anon on September 21, 2013

      I’d suggest actually trying the game. Its clear you’ve never played Tera.
      Starting around level 30, and increasing very quickly, content starts to get much, much more unforgiving.
      As a Slayer (insane DPS and not exactly squishy), monsters could two or three shot me. Thats normal, basic monsters. If I pulled two, or mistimed something, I was likely dead.
      Not all monsters project for 10 minutes either, some have some strikingly quick and hard to dodge attacks.
      BAMs can easily kill you in an instant as a non-tank.

      Tera’s content is fantastic, sadly gamers these days only care about endgame. That’s the only reason for this event, to try appeal to lazy gamers who want things handed to them. Which is fine, whatever it takes to raise the population. Its a fine idea.

      • Mystika on September 21, 2013

        The gamer mentality of only caring about endgame when it comes to MMORPGs comes from WoW unfortunately…

      • Anon31 on September 21, 2013

        The game isnt difficult one bit even going through it. The end game is horrible. If you want a real action based combat that is difficult go play dark souls because Tera isnt hard one bit. Quick and easy dodges without any problem. End game raids are just like the dungeons if not worse…. The game is desperate because they have really messed up on content and appealing to all aspect of MMO players.

        • Anon on September 22, 2013

          I’ll give you a protip.
          Dark Souls isn’t an MMO.

          I know I just blew your mind so we’ll let it sink in for a bit.

      • Anon II on September 23, 2013

        I played Tera for a year and never got past level 37 I think, I love the game but the content is too boring, just like every other MMO I have played I never make it, this is a chance for me to see if I am actually missing anything end game.

    • Boozebgood on September 21, 2013

      sure, blizzard Never did that, oh wait they did

  30. bruthsaw on September 20, 2013

    Even if you want to enjoy all the content on your way to the end, it wouldn’t be bad to have a level 58 for those “just because I can” moments.

  31. Kirara on September 20, 2013

    if you think the game’s grind has a unpassable barrier in playing the game..

    you really gotta stop playing games, because it’s not difficult at all whatsoever o_0

  32. Reavermyst on September 20, 2013

    Because who in their right mind would want to enjoy all of that content going up to level 58?

    • Rareloot on September 20, 2013

      I wasn’t aware that “all of that content” was what people played MMOs for. I thought for sure MMORPGs main focus was always end game, not the boring little endless fetch quests you have to do reach that point.

      • Reavermyst on September 20, 2013

        Depends on who you are I suppose xD Some folks like playing endgame stuff, and others just want to enjoy the ride to the end.

        • Prof3$$0rMMO on September 21, 2013

          MMO publishers wouldn’t have any problem: if they’re quest weren’t dull grinds, challenging early on, and end game material not taking so long to be able to use.

          Example; on which is seen on Console games and not in MMOs.(God of War, Devil May Cry etc… and sadly even the series Mega Man X side scroller lol)

          :

          Overview:

          If the game had an actual story line, instead of you doing many quest for people and not having no relation ship or further ship on that quest; that leads you to another quest, that builds a relation ship with that person quest giver and story line. And allows low level players to open PVP(player vs player) each other and high leveled ones can’t with lower levels, BAMs for low levels, that can takes real strategy to defeat. And party members or other players to distract(instead of the old , let the players hit the monster then a sloppy movement or charging attacks awaits and you have to run out.) them.

          Combat and Challenging Features:

          If it were that when you hit them from the back they will immediately try and hit you which you ; which you can dodge from and use a special on them. Also if it were that if you hit them once, they will immediately attack and you have to block it and do a fast step back, then dodge side way, and do another special from your hot keys, and then block. because the (this is what i wish mmo games would do.) because you wouldn’t be able to except what the Bams and EvE mobs would do. (like doing a spin with their sword causing a air blade attack, that can make a air slice go far.){that can make you die at a lower level}

          Conclusion and Stable, Dedicated players Mentality w/ all features i mention included. :

          then the game would be challenging, worth playing, because you know that you are going learn how to get better the more you play, the quest that you are doing aren’t worth nothing. because of the fact that its not the same quest bull S***t(didn’t say the word, so i hope what i wrote is not blocked).” kill 20 wolves and come back” and then you just receive a reward; and run far for the same bull shit.

          Which would make awesomeness

          • Prof3$$0rMMO on September 21, 2013

            Definitions for MMO newbs.

            MMO: Massive Mulltiplayer Online

            BAMS: Big A** Monster

            Mobs: same duplicated enemies around the area

            PVP: player vs Player

            EVE: Everything Vs Everything: player vs mobs, BAMS, destroying boxes, picking them up and throwing them at Mobs or players etc..

      • Anon on September 21, 2013

        MMOs actually used to be about the journey.
        Endgame was kind of like finishing the game.
        Now MMOs are so centered around endgame it seems like it only begins there, and often times it’s nearly impossible to hold interest for very long based solely on such content, because really what CAN you do? It gets old after a while.

        I prefer the journey myself. Tera is an astonishingly beautiful world. Every quest is really fun, I never felt bored doing ANY of them, even if they were mundane “KIll x amount of y monster”
        Just because of the combat it was so fun.

        …but meh all the same i’ll be using this to grab either a lancer or a sorc. Its an event that should appeal more to veterans. We get a new thing to play with that we were maybe too lazy to do ourselves. As fun as things are, they DO get boring the 5th or 6th time around.

        • Sidewinder3121 on September 21, 2013

          To be honest I don’t like grind fests too much that’s why I’m giving it another look, as the journey part you explained the main appeal of gw2 or swtor(more focused on single player story content). But lvling up in gw2 rekindled that exploration and discovery side of me the whole game is a journey, but I feel the need to try something different gotta scratch that insatiable mmo itch for something new for a bit. xD

      • ExHuman on September 21, 2013

        Now you see how good mmobomb is. Never know when learn something new

      • Summer on September 22, 2013

        You’re so very wrong, and you obviously are used to playing low class games. Tera is filled with great amounts of story and fun content from the very start (like a great many MMOs). There is much to learn and do on the way that’s extremely fun. People with your attitude may miss it as they just skip quest text and rush to get to the end but most quality games are filled with good stories and gameplay all the way through. Tera especially has a lot of story building early on and it’s definitely not all boring fetch quests. Either you haven’t played it, or you just skip through everything fast assuming it will be fetch quests. The quality MMOs are about the journey and many are actually far more deep and fun in the early game.

        That said, this move is driving me away from Tera. I don’t like these giveaway high level character things. They cheapen the value of everybody else who has leveled up the long way and help promote attitudes like yours that say the end game is where it’s special (and that’s just not true). I somewhat like Tera but I think this little thing is going to make me move on. I like taking my journey with other people there with me. And I don’t like seeing tons of high level newbies running around flexing without having earned anything, without having taken the journey and learned along the way.

        • Anon on September 22, 2013

          En Masse can give all the levels and gear they want out, people will still roflstomp you if you suck, and jumping right ona level 58 is going to be one hell of a thing for most people, there’s a lot of things to learn. Hell just going back to my slayer I barely managed to do anything on it. I nearly wanted to start new.

    • AS on September 20, 2013

      How exactly is this preventing anyone from leveling up from the start? You don’t HAVE to get a free 58 if you don’t want to.

      • 765Bro on September 21, 2013

        What if I wanted to start the adventure from the beginning as a guy who ended in “.Levelup”??

        • Anon on September 22, 2013

          …start your journey on monday afternoon? lol

    • vixion on September 21, 2013

      for me, it would be boring to start at max level, i want to develop my character as i go through the levels, i want to explore the zones and go through all the content, having a level 58 character from start is just stupid in my opinion.

    • asdasfas on September 23, 2013

      they still did not fix imbalanced elins (much better range & lower casting animation times on most if not all classes attacks & skills) many years, many threads…they never gave a dam

      braka & amani lancers r still complete trash. The Pve in this game is only filler shit…its not even content in any way

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