Original List (Pre-2020)
The following list was taken from the official website , prior to the website update of 2020. The content of this list was not altered though visual alterations, such as font color and underlining, were made to help explain the current state of these features.
Enjoy a Lore-rich and deeply complex world where environmental storytelling is central.
Immerse yourself in group-focused, intensely social game play using classes that complement each other, encouraging teamwork.
Make use of Colored Mana to give your spells flavor and variety.
Battle the harsh climates of the world—it can, and will, affect your character.
Play classes that have meaningful and defined roles such as tank, Healer, DPS or Utility (crowd and encounter control). Class identity and group interdependence is key!
Choose from a variety of races to play, delve into their epic back-stories and learn of the Celestials who may have been brought to Terminus with them.
Discover meaningful questing that is optional, not the primary means of character advancement.
Watch the population evolve around you as different NPCs and beasts may change depending on your past actions.
Carry on your legacy with progeny — retire a character and have his or her child resume the adventure.
Rely on your senses as your character's own intuition may lead you to important discoveries.
Learn that limited and class based teleportation may get you close, but in order to reach many destinations you will have to traverse the realm-scarred lands of Terminus through the use of your own two feet, on the back of your mighty steed or even across the seas themselves.
Quickly equip situational gear as you move from one climate to the next.
Take part in an economy that is largely player driven.
Find convenience in dual targeting. Attack your target while healing your allies.
Respect your surroundings — succumbing to death has its consequences.
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