BFF Report #106: TERA Online

ZAM's Mike B. has one of the longest BFF Reports of all time for TERA Online! Check it out!

It's time for another BFF Report! This week, in ZAM's BFF Report #106, Mike B. jumped into TERA Online to share all of his thoughts on TERA's early quest content, PvP, game mechanics, UI design, and much more. In fact, Mike had so much to say about TERA that this might very well be his longest BFF Report ever! That's a lot of TERA talk!

You can go check out the latest BFF Report right here at ZAM.

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Why do you only spam one skill?
# May 06 2012 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
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While I agree with a lot of your points about the Island of Dawn and Tera not showing off what makes it great until later, sweet baby jesus why are you only using one skill (the worst archer skill too) with your archer? Normally I think comments like this are obnoxious, but seriously, you're doing it wrong. That penetrating arrow skill you never seem to use lets you charge it while running, does way more damage than arrow volley, and can shoot up to 10 mobs at once (arrow volley only does 5).

Simply running backwards while spamming arrow volley is incredibly inefficient so it's no wonder you found 1-20 to be a grind. If you played your class correctly (stop kiting with your worst skill: pull a group with volley, let them file into a single line while charging penetrating arrow then release to hit all of them for 4x the damage of arrow volley, then use close quarters (melee AOE) and while they're stunned from your melee AOE, if you have it put down exploding trap for more AOE and then use breakaway shot for more AOE damage. This all happens very quickly and should kill most stuff. If sh*t isn't dead by then, just fire off one more penetrating shot.

Your skill level may improve later on in the video, but seeing you just spamming your worst skill and not making use of your best ones made it too painful to watch. You would have been killing stuff literally 4x faster (or more) if you weren't using such an incredibly inefficient strategy.
Why do you only spam one skill?
# May 09 2012 at 7:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Jihoko wrote:
While I agree with a lot of your points about the Island of Dawn and Tera not showing off what makes it great until later, sweet baby jesus why are you only using one skill (the worst archer skill too) with your archer? Normally I think comments like this are obnoxious, but seriously, you're doing it wrong. That penetrating arrow skill you never seem to use [...]


You do realize what level Archer he was, don't you? He never got anything more than Pen, Volley, and a Slow Trap. Give the guy a break and honestly pay more attention to the video (or watch the entire thing before commenting).

@MikeB, thanks a lot for such a long and great BFFR on this. I think you were fair and objective about TERA and I share a lot of your same opinions based on OBT weekend. Still oddly tempted to pick this one up despite my low expectations of the end game.
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