First of a pair of major question-and-answer sessions with Tera fansites this past week, Tera Hispano asked more than twenty questions of En Masse Entertainment's Chief Operations Officer Pat Wyatt and Producer Sam Kim. Subjects ranged from game security to feature development and included two questions specific to the Spanish community. Here is a sample question:
Tera Hispano: We've read a lot about your point of view about MMOs security. Let's talk about this first. Gold farmers and game-fraudsters earn about 1-10 billon dollars annually. With Tera in the eyes of a lot of people and growing. We think you should know Tera will be focused by these "cybercriminals". Are you conscious of this(Tera Gold)?
Pat Wyatt: We're very much aware of the problems caused by cybercriminals in other online games(tera online gold); given the enormous amount of money that they can generate by gold farming and stealing game accounts, then selling game gold for real-world money, it's no surprise that they're already looking into Tera. While their interest does validate the growing excitement for our game, we know that online crime is a critically important problem to solve, and that we have to do much more than other game publishers have done in the past. Tera online Gold Players have already seen that simply pulling out the "ban-hammer", as publishers have done for many other games, is an ineffective solution.