Finally managed to get Tera yesterday, after fixing an issue with my bank card. Let it patch through the night, and played some this morning before work, and then a little more when I got home. So far, it's pretty fun. When you make your first character, you get a pretty quick, 10 minute or so prologue to run through, where you're level 20. It teaches you the basics, and lets you get a feel for how your character is supposed to play. After that, whenever you make a new character, you can choose whether or not you want to skip the prologue, since it's the same no matter what race/class you make. I went with a Castanic, a horned, elf-like race, Slayer, which is a lightly armored, two-handed sword DPS class. They use evasive flips and rolls to dodge enemy attacks.
Then, just for shits and giggles, I went ahead and made an Elin Berserker. They Elin are the loli-ish race, but rather than just looking like little girls, they also have animal ears and tails. Ranging from foxes, cats, dogs, I think, squirrels, and something else, I can't tell. So yeah, Korea. Full of creepy pedos...and StarCraft addicts. But, it is possible to make an Elin that just looks cute, without being creepy, which is what I did. You also get to choose a voice when you make your character, with the same 4 or 5 choices for all the races. So my little squirrel girl, who has a greataxe bigger than she is, also sounds like she should be a normal sized woman in her 40's, with a deep voice. Like I said, shits and giggles.
So far, I've only played the game with a keyboard and mouse, and it works just fine that way. But I'm thinking about plugging in my Playstation gamepad and seeing how that works. It only works with Playstation and XBox gamepads, so no pulling out that old SNES gamepad and trying to use that.