Leveling in TERA Online isn’t too different from traditional MMOs. Meaning, there’s monsters, quests and epic battles all of which provide you with experience points and items. In other words – no matter what you do, at some point you’ll reach the level cap and get a half-way decent set of equipment. However, since random quests and items are unlikely to propel you to the level cap anywhere near fast, some optimization is required. Enter Killer Guides. The last few days the blogosphere has been abuzz about them and their TERA Online Strategy Book.
Given that I’ve been a customer of Killer Guides for over three years, it wasn’t exactly a surprise seeing them release a guide for TERA as well. I’ve picked up some decent leveling references from them in the past for ‘grindfests’ like FFXI and Aion. Their TERA guide is priced at $29.99 USD and is instantly downloadable. Main selling point of the guide is its leveling section which claims to get you to level 60 in a week. Methods were introduced in a step by step format going over how to achieve this feat. Experimenting a little bit and switching back and forth I was at least able to verify that at lower levels this seems to live up to its promise of seriously speeding things up. Given that their past products were solid I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt that this actually holds up till the level cap (unfortunately I wasn’t able to test it for any content beyond level 40 yet). Next, I tested out a gold making strategy for my level range. The returns per hour were about 20% higher than what I was doing before. Not exactly earth-shattering, but to be fair, I had a pretty sweet spot scouted out already before I read up on this.
I didn’t really get a chance yet to go over any other parts of the guide, but the main parts seem to be along the lines of what I came to expect. I’m happy to say, right now I’m enjoying TERA more than I enjoy any other competitive MMORPG and in no small part due to the knowledge that I’m actually getting a pretty good kick out of my time invested there (in a way that’s what MMORPGs are… time investments for the next time you log in). If you’re in a similar situation (meaning, you don’t have the luxury anymore of playing 40 hours a week), then I recommend you head over to Killer Guides and pick up a copy of their Tera guide as well. If you’re a serial MMO gamer, then you could also consider getting their All Access Pass. This little baby includes all their future releases at no extra charge, giving you access to goodies such as these.