As anyone who abdicate TERA for added amateur and now acclimatized into FFXIV, I would like to bell in with my two cents.
Like ryvski said, TERA is in actuality a faster paced game. Accustomed that the bold is an activity activity MMO, I abandoned admired the activity system. With fast paced accession and the abridgement of GCDs, there is no antagonism amid the two. If this acceptance is all you're searching for afresh you can stop account here.
But admitting the actuality that I admired the activity activity system, there are aswell a deluge of affidavit why I abdicate TERA. TERA is an MMORPG that is in actuality defective in the RPG department. Outside of the combat, there is about annihilation traveling for it.
The crafting/gathering arrangement added than carving was fabricated abortive if I quit. Achievement Hunting became a lot easier if you capital a laurel. There is abandoned one affair to do and that is to fight, be it the accepted end-game dungeon, IoD, or Ghillieglade dailies.
Dragons had afresh been alien to the bold (for about a year afore I quit). They were mounts that added your accident and the abandoned way to inject them into the bazaar was via the EME shop. I abandoned didn't like the administration this took and this fabricated accepting aggressive on alt classes a little bit harder.
EME/Bluehole were already belled for the development and publishing of the game. Markets were destroyed with ailing anticipation out events, and enhancement issues everywhere if you weren't active on a barbarian of a computer. They were aswell "proud" to advertise that they were affective TERA to the console, which meant that they were traveling to breach their assets even added and not fix on the assorted issues the PC already had. If a acceptable PC can't run it why would I apprehend a animate to? Acutely cash-grab attack at accretion the market.
This fabricated me lose added achievement in Bluehole and showed they had aught admiration to advance performance. Even with the success of PUBG and the bulk of money that Bluehole must've made, even PUBGs enhancement never improved, and now the broadcast bazaar knows how shitty Bluehole developers are.
After abandonment TERA, I couldn't go to a tab ambition MMO, and played BDO instead, boring authoritative the transition.
I don't apperceive how far into FFXIV you got into but if you were low level, afresh absolutely the activity is appealing slow. It will get faster, and for some abounding classes, GCDs will abide to go down. While the activity is slower, I don't anticipate there are beneath things to anticipate about.
There are added mechanics to pay absorption to and is a added aggregation orientated game. Aggregation buffs and timings to accede forth with bang-up mechanics. GCD and oGCD enhancement is aswell absorbing to accede if you are aggravating to advance your performance. Crafting and acquisition are relevant. There is a adventure while you are leveling. Factions to admission acceptability with, a transmog system. Basically a proper, able-bodied developed MMORPG fabricated by a acclaimed administrator with college standards.
You acknowledgment in your column about how TERA is seems "simpler". Arena casually, FFXIV's activity and added agreeable is traveling to be abundant added laid out buy Tera gold and "simpler", forth with added to do. But high-end enhancement I wouldn't say one is "simpler" than the other, just different.