Factions, new zones, and an evolved political system coming in the next update for TERA

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En Masse Entertainment has recently announced their latest update for their action MMO TERA: Rising.  The update, called "Alliance", will introduce factions, new zones, more powerful gear and weapons, and the Exarch political system to the game.  Players will now be allowed to have their guilds join forces via three new factions in different major cities: Free Traders Collective (Velika), the Enlightened Union (Allemantheia), and the Iron Order (Kaiator).  This will allow players to battle with new enemies and allies in three new instanced zones known as Alliance Territories where they can earn rewards for attacking and defending their respective fortresses.

The TERA: Rising "Alliance" update is set to launch on August 13th.


TERA: Rising Alliance Update to Introduce Factions, New Zones, and Evolved Political System on August 13

Together we are strong! En Masse Entertainment, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering fun and innovative online games, announced today that the upcoming “Alliance” update for its action MMO, TERA: Rising, will take allied warfare to the next level with the introduction of factions, the Exarch political system, new zones, and powerful new gear and weapons. With over 2 million TERA: Rising players and an active community that’s growing every day, there’s never been a better time for veterans and new players alike to login and prepare for war.

With the Alliance update, TERA: Rising evolves its innovative political system, by allowing guilds to now join forces via three new factions headquartered in major cities throughout the world: the Free Traders Collective in Velika, the Enlightened Union in Allemantheia, and the Iron Order in Kaiator.

As a member of an Alliance, players will do battle with new enemies and allies in three new instanced zones called Alliance Territories. In these battlegrounds, players will attack and defend their respective fortresses for great rewards. In addition, players can earn Contribution Points or steal Noctenium resources to obtain powerful Alliance gear, including new combat items such as flash grenades and invisibility potions.

The Alliance update for TERA: Rising is set to launch on August 13, 2013.

For a closer look at the upcoming Alliance update, please check the asset link below for all-new screenshots and a stunning web comic that covers the origin of the three new factions, setting the stage for war.

The recipient of multiple industry accolades, including “Best PC Game” at E3 and “Best Combat” at PAX, TERA gives players the best of both worlds: MMO depth delivered with the visceral gratification of an action game. In TERA: Rising, players actively aim, dodge and block, as the game’s real-time combat system takes into account player skill and position as well as stats. Players join a united federation to save the world and can also participate in the game’s forward-thinking political system, through which they wield power based on their in-game political prowess or PvP combat skill. New players can enjoy standard status for free with no level cap or content restrictions. Anyone who purchased the game will gain permanent founder status with special privileges. Elite status is available for players who want to further customize their gameplay experience.

For more information on TERA: Rising – or to start playing for free – please visit TERA-online.com.
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