TLDR Life: TERA shutting down after 10 years of MMO
TERA shutting down after 10 years of MMO
April 21, 2022
The TERA MMO will shut down on June 30, 2022 after 10 years of play on PC and consoles.

Now that TERA is shutting down, what becomes of TERA players?

TERA was released on PC as early as January 25, 2011 and also made its way to PS4/Xbox One consoles in 2018.

TERA peaked at around 28 million players worldwide and boasted some unique outfits, armors, and character designs on its conception. The character design had more impact than its world that skins were ported to games like Skyrim.

TERA had a free-to-play, and a pay-to-play subscription. So this triggers my deep concern on investing time on MMOs. Once they shut off, we're left with no choice but to accept the decision that we won't be playing it anymore. We also would overlook any culpability involved by the developers. If the pay-to-play aspect of the game did not help incentivize developers, then what will?

TERA shutting down should allow for private servers since the work will be ceased and abandoned.

There are circulating threads about how Elyon (another BHS MMO) caused the backend shutdown to TERA. The overarching issue is apparently a financial problem and mismanagement issue in Bluehole Studios.

According to Gameforge hosting the TERA Club Membership, TERA developers asks players to respect this decision on shutting down the game. TERA will run permanent events until its shutdown on June 30, 2022.