MMORPG TERA (The Exiled Realm of Arborea) is going free-to-play from February 2013. Originally launched in May 2012, the game charged a monthly subscription fee of $14.99. The game’s executive producer, Brian Knox, has said that the MMORPG landscape has changed “for the better” and as such TERA needs to move with the times.
The free-to-play version is called TERA: Rising and it will feature the game in its entirety. There won’t be any level cap, location restrictions or game limitations; this is the entire game for free from February. The only two possible limitations for free players will be a limit of two characters per server, and a taxation will levied on in-game transactions.
For those who have already paid for the game, a “founder” status will be granted to them. This status grants extra character slots and special mounts. If you choose to start or continue paying the monthly sub of $14.99 then you’ll receive further perks and bonuses. It’s worth noting that the perks and bonuses have been added to the game so as to ensure the entire original game is truly free-to-play. You can catch a video announcement and some explanations on upcoming features after the jump.