En Masse's massively multiplayer role-playing game is joining the ranks of the free-to-play revolution on February 5.

As with most subscription-gone-free games, Tera will have tiers roughly analogous to "free player, subscribed player, and player who bought the box." The usual bonuses like bank tabs, special mounts, and extra character slots are assigned to players based on how much cash they have previously put in the game, and similar items will be for sale via microtransactions (full details here).

I highly recommend anyone looking for a new MMO to check out Tera's exceptional combat. The game can get a bit grindy at times (especially the crafting), and the questing and storylines are straight out of Central Asian RPG casting, but it's all worth it for the awesome feeling of power that flows through your veins whenever you're immersed in its outstanding battles.