The NA CBT4 for Tera is coming up this weekend and they have released the latest patch notes, so here they are.
- In PvP situations, player level will be exposed when you target another player (just like monsters display their level). This should help those “fight or flight” decisions.
- Doubled the maximum number of characters you can type into all chat channels. We promise it won’t go all “Barrens chat” on you, though.
- Increased difficulty from levels 1–15 on an experimental basis. Players will have around 30% less HP and return to baseline by level 20. That red bar at the top of your screen? Kinda important.
- Terron Treasure Trove Event: Added surprise boxes around the world (except for Island of Dawn). We’d tell you more, but then it wouldn’t be a surprise, would it?
The first point is interesting and will be very useful as I interpret this to mean that you will see a level indicator next to your crosshairs when they are over another player, like you have seen for mobs in the previous betas. The next point of interest is that they have lowered the base hp of characters in the 1-15 range, hopefully this will make things a little more challenging in the early game as I noticed a rather large disparity in the difficulty of mobs when transitioning from normal mobs to BAMs around level 18. Maybe this will help maybe it won’t we’ll just have to see. Finally there’s the treasure trove event, if this is anything like the treasure box event in Euro Tera CBT last weekend, you will notice little treasure chests spawned around the world. When these treasure chests are attacked they drop an item similar to a lucky egg, that you can then right click on and they grant a random reward. These rewards range from consumable fireworks, full health restore consumables, to dyes for your armor.