You always hear about server mergers in the world of free to play MMORPGs. What you don’t often hear about is a game adding servers after its been out for quite some time. Due to the content updates and the release of the game on Steam, En Masse Entertainment is having to do just that for thier MMORPG, TERA.

Tomorrow, June 9th, a new PvE server called Highwatch will go live after the normally scheduled Server maintenance. New characters can be created on Highwatch and existing characters will be able to transfer for free for a short period of time if you want to jump onto the new PvE server. Transfers to Tempest Reach, Ascension Valley, and Celestial Hills are temporarily suspended, though.

If you’re considering making the transfer, you’ll have to do it by June 16th as the normal transfer fees will go back into effect then. For this week of free transfers, the level requirement for transferring will be lowered to level 15.

Even after increasing server population caps by 120%, PvE servers are still experiencing queue times during peak playing hours so Highwatch should help mitigate those wait times for all of you trying to roll a new Gunner class.

PvP players aren’t getting any new server love at this time since creation on PvP servers is still quite high, but distribution of players among these servers is flowing nicely.

Check out TERA’s site if you need to get your transfer ready to go!

Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.


  1. TERA is the best F2P Game 100% free u can get all the things for free even the cosmetic stuff….. if TERA had B&S’s story TERA whould have been the top dog of mmos.

  2. They ever gonna get around to fixing their UI lag caused by scaleform? Or is that just a non-issue of high end rigs being reported on the forum as getting sub-20 FPS? GG.

    • This is essentially completely resolved using the very well known ini tweaks, and avoiding using an AMD CPU.

      BlueHole Studios do not seems interested in redoing the UI since they switched it over to scaleform just because a handful of players are having issues with framerate drops due to UI elements.

      • Because just to play a game I should avoid using a specific CPU.. pass. Maybe they shouldn’t be so lazy and tweak the UI for both AMD and Intel.

    • Dunno what are you talking about. The game runs at 30 fps min on my wifes laptop (500 bucks 2 years ago) with medium details 720p, and it has an AMD A8 processor. Even at medium details it looks really good. Tried Rift and Guild Wars 2 on that same laptop and had to get all settings very low so they were playable, so at playable speed, Tera looks good way better (better optimized) than those 2 games.

    • My area is ip blocked so I can’t play there sadly:/ Gameforge is really one of the shittiest publishers there is.


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