Bluehole Studio, the developer behind the massively multiplayer online (MMO) role playing game TERA, has offered the game to the public for a week long trial.

The title, which is otherwise known as The Exiled Realm of Arborea, was recently available for gamers to play in an in-browser 30 minute taster. But apparently it did not quite do the job, so the developer is offering a full week of game time.

To join in the fun, avid MMO fans can sign up for a free EnMasse account on the game's website. After registering they can begin playing any of the game's eight classes up to level 23.

Some restrictions will be in place, however. For example, trialists will not be able to post in area chat, whisper, form a guild, party search, establish a friends list, engage in player versus player duels or vote in the intriguing political system.

Those that are convinced by TERA during the trial can subscribe to the game proper and continue playing with their characters they level up during the free period.

TERA was first released in South Korea in January 2011 before getting a European and American release in May 2012.

It has been recognised for its combat system, which places more emphasis on hand-eye coordination and reflexes, compared to the majority of MMOs. As such, skill becomes a key part of progression in the game rather than just obtaining the best weapons and armour and reaching the highest level.

TERA's world has been dreamed up by two sleeping, all-powerful Gods. In it players take on the role of one of seven races to fight as a soldier for the Valkyon Federation in order to create a new future and right the wrongs of the past.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801385256-ADNFCR
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