Hi I am a new player , been playing tera for about 2 weeks now , been doing A LOT of research about the game as a whole because I am really confused on how you actually make progress in this game without dumping your paycheck into the game , let me explain.
Keep in mind that I am playing healer, so the gear requirement for dungeons is significantly lower and MUCH cheaper compared to DPS classes.
DPS classes are very gear carried.
(Tera being a very small community, everyone already knows who is doing how much DMG, and that mostly leads to them being denied from joining some parties. And no do not tell me " just queue for instance matching, no one cares what you do there ! " because even as a healer my queues take longer than 20 minutes on average, and I am online for 14 hours a day , so I reach multiple time zones. I cant imagine the DPS classes wait time )
I've hit level 70, now it is time to start the grind , the moment I've been waiting for ? Nope , not in this game.
I have been running AQ over and over again to farm some mats so I can finally drop some new gear with better rolls so I can do harder and more fun content
and grind harder (there's like 6 RANDOM rolls PER gear piece and each roll has like 4~5 levels, I'm not even going to get into how bad of a system that is in this post).
After endless AQ farming I am finally fully +3 ~ +4 and new dungeons opens to me , including daily dungeons like CT and DA, this is exciting.
NOPE, the AFK simulator begins right now.
1400 coins available , CT costs 210 , DA costs 400 , 2 entries each per day (costs as much as hardest dungeons in the game for some reason)
Quick math - > (210 * 2) + (400 * 2) = 1220 adventures coins on 4 dungeons that are the dailies.
I'm left with 180 coins after 40 minutes of gameplay on a good day.
I restore 10 coins per 3 minutes while being ONLINE and 3 coins per 3 minutes being OFFLINE. (Haste coin II included in both scenarios)
Quick Math 2 - > being ONLINE for 7 hours will restore you 1400 coins.
being OFFLINE for 24 hours will restore you 1440 coins.
Reminder 1400 coins comes out to 10 ~ 40 minutes of dungeon content
Being AFK is obviously promoted if you want to make any sort of progress in the game, and no there's absolutely 0 open world content for you to do while you regenerate coins being online. You need to blatantly leave Tera online doing nothing. This is not a welcoming endgame for new players , because this system makes it so its impossible to progress. " Buy Tera Club" for more dungeon entries and coins you say ? It costs 1.3m gold , and for any new player to get that amount ,it is basically impossible.
Suggestion : Reduce dungeon entry cost to something reasonable ( 50 ~ 150) OR make coins restore at a much faster rate.
TLDR : The super slow coin regeneration and absurd dungeon coin cost do not appeal to any type of player.