Tera: Celebrity toon wannabes via the character creator!

It's not perfect (it's actually pretty racist... but let's not go into that here), but it's very versatile!

Some faces get better results than others though. Those with very distinctive mouth shapes, for instance... :( Don't really come across well.

Can you tell who these toons are based on? >.>

So far I've only made females! But I think I'm going to try some males next!

It's also made me realise that many of our celebrity faces are really... well... uniform and average. OTOH we are sort of trained to find 'average' faces attractive, so that's not that surprising!

Tera Online: Sidesaddle wut?!

It doesn't bug me at all that my slip of a girl Lancer somehow fights on foot with a lance twice her height and with a haft that is about the width of her waist.

It doesn't bug me that she has stiletto heels on her solleret, to go with her lingerie platemail.

But DAMN, it really freaking bothers me that she rides sidesaddle! LOL!

Tera Online & Age of Wushu: First impressions

Tera Online
Combat is as good as outfits are silly - feels like the gorgeous lovechild of Guild Wars and Torchlight. On level of combat 'funness', this is up there with Street Fighter and Infinity Blade I & II.

As I ran around (badly) whapping things, it struck me with a pang that *THIS* is what I expected GW2 combat to be. Especially since Tera has collision detection. Collision detection is one of those things that you don't realise how much you love until it's taken away.

Tera is also the only reticule-based game I've played that doesn't give me motion sickness.

Age of Wushu (Pure open-world PvP, no PvE servers)
Waddling around Age of Wushu is like being in a wuxia epic - other than the fact that the entire area chat is filled with goldbot spam.

Combat feels like virtua fighter, the combat animations are all based on motion capture from real martial artists, making it look incredibly realistic and beautiful.

Environment is extremely true to culture, right down to how the non-quest NPCs talk about their lives when you poke them! Oh and buildings have insides. ALL buildings have insides. I don't think I've ever seen that in an MMO.

Oh yes, and they're both beautiful games. Screenies to follow.