En Masse Entertainment announced today that the fantasy MMO Tera will go free-to-play next month in February. This decision follows nine months after the game’s launch with the traditional monthly subscription model.
The current players who already have purchased the game will be elevated to Veteran status that allows them all eight character slots instead of just two, four bank tabs instead of one and a special status in-game signifying he/she is one of the founders. Anyone joining the game after the switch will have access to all the latter features, except for the in-game status off course.
As an added bonus all current players will automatically be part of the Elite Club. This off course will be until the remainder of your current subscription time, after which you’ll be switched to the above mentioned Veteran status. Following that you will have to purchase an Elite status for $15 a month. The “status grants players extra dungeon rewards, 10 bonus quests per day, a daily delivery of items and boosts, an elite mount, in-game store discounts, waived brokerage registration taxes, and more.”
Alongside the news of the new free-to-play model, the developers also announced new in-game content that will feature wave-based dungeons, new raids and a PvP map.