Heres a few things you should know about Who does what here.
K-Tera = Main dev team. (This is where all the content and stuff comes from.)
They make it in korea, Test it, Translate it for every other version of Tera.
Such as NA, EU, Jap etc.
After they're done, the will ship it out to the other locals that I listed above this.
EME = Localzation for Tera online.
These fine folks depend on if and when BHS (k-tera devs) will finish working on the
build for the NA version of Tera. When it gets here they get started on doing a final check
on it all before bringing it to testing, then Quailty control, then to you and me.
I'm sorry you dont like how NA is abit behind on patches, but like I said. BHS is the one
who makes it decides WHEN to ship it out. So sit down, Login, and enjoy tera.
Because when it comes. baby it comes in jo face. ;3
P.S yes, they read the forums just like very one else.
Segar did an EXCELLENT job of nutshelling the process of how a bill becomes a law in TERA's NA market. I'll elaborate a bit further...
First, we have to actually get the build from Korea. Then the Ops team gets it onto a server so we can actually see it. At that point, we can take a look at the files and see that what we got equals what we expected to see. This part alone takes time.
Then the writing team goes to work. They've got to look at every single item, creature, NPC, quest, dialog, and cutscene. They'll have to rename new creatures and items, verify that changed creatures and items work as intended, and that the quests and events flow the way we want. This takes more time. All of THAT work then gets edited, may get revised, rechecked, etc. More time.
THEN our hard-working QA team gets it all. They go through everything to verify that it works, that there are no bugs, that killing a level 3 terron doesn't accidentally drop T14 gear, etc. Any bugs found get kicked back for fixing, editing, and reintegration and testing. MOAR TIME.
After all of that, it goes back to Ops who verify the final build, pray nothing new comes in at the last minute, and deploy it.
And that's just work on new builds. Each of those teams works with the live builds and services, too.
In short, it's not a question of "Get files from BHS, drop into server, reboot." There's a lot of things that have to line up and any number of factors can halt or reset that process. It takes time, and we appreciate that waiting isn't fun, but I hope understanding more of the process explains why.
There are a lot of folks in NA who speak a language other than English and currently we don't have a plan for separate servers.
I understand that language barrier can be frustrating (trust me I know, my family moved to another country when I was in junior high school) but we're all here to play TERA and we are all a part of the community. We need to treat each other with respect and learn to play together. After all this is a MMORPG and how boring would the community be if we didn't have any diversity?
Before I lock this down, I will simply state that neither EME nor TERA have anything against homosexuals. There are gay characters in the game. You can tell from their stories, not from their appearance.
In game - You can speak whatever language you want
In forum - You can only speak english (Unless you're posting in the "Languages" section)
^ These are the rules. In-game languages are flexible, though it's understandable that people get frustrated with communications issues. The forum rules really aren't. It's English, unless you're in the Languages forum.
PVP Leaderboard rankings now update continuously throughout the day so there's no point to list that. The actual seasons reset every 28 days on a Tuesday during our maintenance, which is at 7am. The last season began April 2nd.
I know it sucks, but the option was to do the stream with some people unable to login to chat, or not do the giveaway at all. I'm sadly not free to do a stream whenever I want as I have other job type duties. Same goes with Tae and the rest of the folks that join me on stream.
I hope that watching the stream was at least enjoyable even if you felt jipped by the chat issues!
What we need is the understanding that everyone here is to play TERA and no matter what class or race you play, you are a part of our community. I think the more helpful way would be to respect each other and treat them as you want to be treated. We will continue thinking/organizing ideas for our community and if you see inappropriate comments in game or on the forums, please make sure to report them.
If you think a post is inappropriate, please report them so that we can take action. As Halrath said, we do our best but not every post can be tracked down and edited/locked/person suspended/etc. immediately. We're not machines, our eyes & brains aren't connected to the giant matrix...
If you have questions on forum rules or moderation, PM me, as it is against the forum rules to discuss moderation action.
Those are new servers, and we wanted to give the players time to get leveled, gear up a bit before dumping them in the deep end of the pvp pool. Knoxxer has said their time of isolation is drawing to a close, so their status may change from [Single] to [Mangled and It's Complicated] soon.
I don't see the Amani wearing it as a gesture of subservience, but think about the circumstances that would lead to her wearing one. Maybe a femani got injured in battle and can no longer fight or forge weapons. She would stick around the barracks and tidy things up while the capable soldiers do their jobs. This way she would be keeping the risk of infection at bay, and allowing the fighters more time to fight. So she wouldn't bow, like the Elin servants, but would give off a meaningful nod acknowledging her duty. (And she could still wear it as cutely as the Elin!! DX) (As well as the castanic wearing it cutely. Castanics don't wear things to activate sex mode. They wear things because they like it.)
Elins are a race that people have the option to choose and play. How does that choice affect the character of the person who plays it? People who want to troll and be jerks will do so, regardless of what race they choose. It's discussions like these, that single out and hate on a portion of the playerbase based on the actions of a few, that tears the community apart and feed the trolls. Please, enough of this.
I think Frosting said it best, and this thread has more than run its course.
Okay. There's a lot of strong feelings about this, but no one is saying anything new now. This thread has run its course, so I'm locking it down. I, and the rest of the EME team take these comments seriously. For now, though, let's move on with our weekend.
We're not seeing a server or network cause that might explain these, nor are we seeing a large spike in the reports. One of the CS supervisors suggested filing tickets so we can isolate the causal agent and nuke it.
Edited by: Halrath
over 1 year ago
- Reason: Updated information.
All of the participants should be getting an email from us soon (as in less than an hour) if they haven't already. :)
(Also I want to clarify again that we would have loved to feature all of the finalists and honorable mentions but please understand that this was intentionally done for the whole group to be fair since we couldn't feature all of them in our announcement due to non-original work being used in videos.)
Feeling too castanic lately? Maybe you need a new altitude? Race change vouchers are on sale for 20 percent off this weekend starting Thursday, April 4 at 1 p.m. PDT through Monday, April 8 at 1 p.m. (Note: Race-specific items bound to a character will no longer work after a race change.)
Race change vouchers let characters change race, gender, and appearance.
Valkyon Outfitters has added several new items for you to look through. Cover your eyes with your choice of room-darkening shades, futuristic electric eye, or snowboard goggles. No matter which you choose, all eyes will be on you.
For elin characters only, we have two bundles and a loot box that offer maid uniforms.
Princess Rida herself has stocked Valkyon Outfitters with the Maid to Work Bundle. This bundle contains all the items an elin working in Princess Ridaâ€™s household would need: Princess Ridaâ€™s Maid Uniform, a white maidâ€™s frill, and a special Servantâ€™s Bow emote, which only works for characters wearing a maid uniform.
In the Maidâ€™s Loot Box, youâ€™ll find Princess Arinâ€™s distribution of uniforms to Valkyon Outfitters is less comprehensive than her more focused rival. If youâ€™re lucky, you may find Princess Arinâ€™s Maid Uniform, a black Housekeeperâ€™s Frill, or the special Kitchen Dance emote.
Since luck is no way to clothe a household, the kingdom offers the Twice-Maid Bundle, which comes supplied with the complete set of everything â€œmaid.â€ With uniforms to suit an elin in either princessâ€™s household, the bundle includes Princess Ridaâ€™s Maid Uniform, Princess Arinâ€™s Maid Uniform, the white Maidâ€™s Frill, the black Housekeeperâ€™s Frill, and both special emotes for characters wearing a maid uniform: Servantâ€™s Bow and Kitchen Dance.
Youâ€™ve set the perfect routine for your dailies. Youâ€™re the master of efficiency. But youâ€™re never too big for your boosts. Monday, April 8 at 1 p.m. PDT through Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m. PDT, elite status players can purchase reputation boosts for 33 percent off.
Reputation boosts do not boost battleground reputations.
The devs are looking into making maid outfits for other races as well but nothing is decided yet. This costume was a special case - these were originally just a small request from Japan that got more excitement then expected in other territories.
All that said our next big costume set will be for race and gender and probably arrive sometime in May.