Elves are often portrayed as gentle, fragile archers. So is not the case with Tera's High Elves, who, while agile, have the ability to kick some serious butt. The game's lore states that the High Elves were once conquerors of the world, battling ancient giants for supremacy. That, obviously, didn't end well, and their hubris led to their downfall. Now they've shaped up, and work to save the world, instead of trying to take it over.

In an exclusive trailer for the High Elf race, developer Bluehole Studio shows off the race's more violent side, with elves hacking and slashing apart hordes of enemies. Take a look, and check out some images above.

So, think you'll play a High Elf when Tera comes out? Or are you planning on jumping in to one of the other races? Check out our TERA preview  of the ten greatest moments from the closed beta to find out more, and check back later this week for another exclusive character video reveal!




  • Transfuse - April 11, 2012 10:03 p.m.

    The action is the only thing different in Tera compared to other WoW-type theme park MMO's. It's fun, but doesn't have lasting appeal because it's just more of the same old MMO: go to the question mark, skip the wall of text, grind mobs & fetch quests, do the occasional dungeon, rinse, repeat. Having played all of the closed betas, I'm already feeling burned out. Pretty graphics and improved combat alone won't be enough for Tera to compete against other MMOs, especially not with genre-redefining MMOs like Guild Wars 2 on the horizon. It also doesn't help that the dialogue and voice acting are some of the WORST and most annoying I've ever heard... I don't get why almost all the NPCs have to be such a dick to you.
  • kogonotory - April 12, 2012 1:31 a.m.

    "they said this pie was different from the others because it tastes better but it still has crust and filling; its no different" Thats kinda what you just said considering TERA. What defines an MMO exactly; well, "go to the question mark, skip the wall of text, grind mobs & fetch quests, do the occasional dungeon, rinse, repeat". you find an MMO without grind or quests (unless its like an FPS, but even still...) and you've got me beat but I still won't think TERA is generic. Enmasse didnt exactly say that it wasn't going to have MMO material but it would put a spin on the aspect of MMOs; are the concepts new? Of course not; they combined different elements of MMOs like Vindictus or Dragon Nest and combined them with others like Perfect World or Aion thus creating the reason the game is different: target based combat with dungeons but with the option to roam an open world and do quests. Thats what is all about D:
  • Transfuse - April 12, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    That's my argument. Tera is more of the same pie... actually, more of the same cake with prettier, tastier frosting. The -core- is the same and because of that, it won't have lasting appeal in general. There are so many MMOs right now following that same, tired formula that the genre has become stale. I feel that $60 was worth the price to play during the betas because I did play it a lot (got a Slayer, Berserker, Priest, and Lancer to level 30~32). And while I feel like what I played was worth 60 bucks, $15 extra a month for more of the same definitely isn't.
  • Redeater - April 11, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    They really sexed up high elves in this. Strange, I usually associate high elves with Skyrim's fugly golden people not the busty bump and grind girls I saw in the video. (insert immature comment about pic #4 and pipe in mouth)
  • boondocks50 - April 11, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    if this isnt one of those boring click and wait till your enemy is dead mmos ill chk it out
  • boondocks50 - April 11, 2012 10:51 a.m.

  • GR HollanderCooper - April 11, 2012 11:20 a.m.

    It isn't. It's action-based. Check out the preview!

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