I love the combat in Tera, its one of the best but its very intense and I don't want to do 2 or 3 hours of raid with non stop intense action combat like Tera.
I also have nothing against tab target and I think its more suited to MMO where long period of non stop play is required.
maybe I am old these days!
I remember Tera combat being pretty entertaining, but doing it for 3 or 4 hours straight on a raid would be draining.
I'm confused. What makes tera combat that draining compared to something like WoW,raid wise? Yes you have to aim your abilities but it really wasnt that taxing, and for melee you were bascially doing what you do in any game, facing the boss/mobs and learn mechanics to not waste abilities. Both games require endless button mashing until a mechanic. You never stand still in either types of games really. If anything tera had far less things to press so the ones you did have became a lot more repetitive.
I think the only tiring part of tera would be if you were a healer, because you had to lock on or get your heals to encompass players(who were constantly moving). There was no mouse over or easy targetting for heals. Any other archtype had it really no different then a normal mmo(Edit: ok maybe warrior tanks too, since they had to dodge constantly and not just hit block when needed iirc).
The main problem with stuff like wildstar and tera combat is everything winds up being like a raid boss where you are running and jumping around like crazy. For big boss fights that kind of thing is fine but eventually I prefer something a bit slower paced when I am just derping around questing and what not. Wildstar even on normal quest stuff got like DDR a lot of times and sure you can avoid it all but it just got tiresome.
Heh, this is exactly why I prefer combat like TERA's. When it gets to the point I'm only using 30% of my attention on a game it's time for me to find a new game.Yup basically wow when you aer not raiding you can play fine with like 30% of your attention. Something like wildstar or terra even questing you have to pretty much give it your full attention.
I agree with you. This is the only thing I can get excited about so I will be excited. There is nothing coming beyond this game for years that comes close to what this one is offering.I'm excited about the game too, but I'm cautiously optimistic. The MMO industry over the last 5 years has made me terribly jaded.