A few of us decided to embark on the beta, and see what this game has to offer, some of us decided this game was pretty unique compared to other MMO's and have all decided to buy the game on pre-release, i myself found the game very difficult and hard to grasp, (I'll explain more another time.) however, after several hours playing the game grew on me, and I've decided i too, will be buying it.
First thing i did was go to http://tera-europe.com and check out the races and classes, now, as you'll soon begin to understand, I'm the typical female gamer, i want the prettiest race and the coolest class. However, upon looking at the classes available, i fell in love with the mystic. A class that can heal and damage omg!!! So then i looked at the races, and for once i looked at racials (as well as which one looked hottest) and found the high elf. Tera- Europe Official Class/Race guide
After the initial OMG moment of being able to create my class, and change pretty much every feature of my character, i walked into the world. Now the prelude is awesome (you'll find i use this word alot) and if you haven't done it before it's definitely worth doing, however, after the 2nd character you make, you really don't need to redo the prelude just jump on into the start zone.
Now i hate saying this game is better than that, or visa versa, but this game, doesn't seem to compare to other similar mmo's out there *Cough* World of Warcraft *Cough*. It has it's own unique play style which takes features from other games, combining it into one pretty awesome (see) game.
If you've not been lucky enough to get onto the Beta, the pre-release starts 28th April, and official release is 3rd May. I think you'll find it's definitely worth checking out.
Next time, god knows what I'll write about, it'll probably make you're eyes go blurry, as i take you with me from level 1 to whatever (Level cap is 60) and guide you with my own tips along the way.