The Exiled Realm of Arborea (officially abbreviated as TERA) is a 3D fantasy themed MMORPG developed by Bluehole Studio. The game was released in South Korea on January 25, 2011, in Japan on August 18, 2011, in North America on May 1, 2012, and in Europe on May 3, 2012, with closed and open beta testings taking place before the launch dates. TERA has typical MMORPG features such as questing, crafting, and player versus player action. The game’s combat uses a real-time battle system that incorporates third-person camera view. Characters may be one of seven races:
The Baraka, Elin, and Popori are gender locked (only male Baraka and Popori, and female Elin exist). Both males and females are playable for the rest of the races. The Elin were originally projected as Female Popori in the early stages of the game creation. Each race has a set of unique “racial skills” that gives them minor advantages. For instance, Elins and Popori have skills that increase out-of-combat movement speed, while High Elves can restore all of their MP on a long (2 hour) cooldown. Races also have their own unique animations for many class-specific skills, leading to small advantages and disadvantages in framerate, animation speed, movement distance, attack distance, or other attributes for each individual skill depending on which race the player has chosen. Classes: Archer, Berserker, Lancer, Priest, Reaper, Slayer, Sorcerer, Warrior and Gunner.