The much anticipated political system is coming to TERA shortly. Friday, May 18th, guilds will able to decalre their candidacy. You can read the full instruction on TERA’s Official home page. Here are some quick details you should know:
Elected vanarchs can collect taxes from vendor shops, set tax rates, decide which specialty shops to open in a province, and gain fame for themselves as well as their guilds. Vanarchs will be known across the realm—hopefully for good reasons!
There are three parts to the political cycle: the registration stage, the voting stage, and the reign stage. The registration and voting stage last one week each, while the reign stage lasts for three weeks and overlaps the next occurring registration and voting stage.
The registration stage is when guild leaders can announce their candidacy. So, if you want to run for a vanarch position, you will have one week to fulfill the registration requirements: be at least a level 50 character who is the leader of a level three guild with at least 20 members, and pay a candidacy fee of 3,000 gold and 100 Catharnach awards. We’ll close applications at 6:00 PM Pacific on May 25.
This should be an interesting gameplay mechanic to track. Outside some smaller niche games, no other AAA MMORPG has attempted to create a system where a single player can control large portions of a single server. Stay tuned here at TERA-Junkies as we bring you election results and perhaps some future political campaigns?