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.