No grinding involved. Just create a new Level 1 and sit back and wait.
TERA is going to be running a new Level Up Test Event and En Masse Entertainment will be passing out a free Level 58 character to just about anyone that signs up and follows a few simple directions. There appears to be no catch to the freebie, other than the event is for a limited time. It is available for new and existing accounts.
The benefit of getting a free high-level character is obvious: "The Level Up Test Event offers a great chance to bring a new or experienced MMO friend into TERA so you can group up and start adventuring together immediately. It's also a great opportunity to try your hand at a new class without having to start from scratch," En Masse said.
Now for the details: Players must create a new Level 1 character of the race and class of their choice between now and 11:59 PST on September 22. When naming the character, include ".Levelup" after the character name -- i.e. Darkartiste.Levelup -- so that the developers can recognize at a glance the characters to be modified. New accounts will get one level up per household, while characters created before September 19 will get one level up per game account.
TERA takes the fight beyond whack-a-mole monotony with enhanced aiming, dodging, and tactical timing to create intense and rewarding combat. Unlike other MMOs, you can use your controller or keyboard and mouse to control the action like never before. With all the depth you expect from a traditional MMO, plus the intense gratification of action combat, TERA changes all the rules.
On September 23, a script will be run that will level up all the appropriate characters. The process should take 24 hours, and once complete, newly christened level 58s will have the following items:
- 1 Name change voucher (non-tradable)
- 1 beginner mount
- Tier 11 soulbound gear for all classes (feel free to use the extra as fodder)
All items will be sent to parcel, and all story quests will be available, but incomplete.
and we want you and your friends to experience as much of it as possible. That's why we're offering a free, permanent level 58 character for all new and existing accounts. The Level Up Test Event offers a great chance to bring a new or experienced MMO friend into TERA so you can group up and start adventuring together immediately. It's also a great opportunity to try your hand at a new class without having to start from scratch.
It isn't exactly clear what En Masse is testing, unless it is the level up process itself, but the company plans to use the feedback from the event to "improve your TERA experience going forward."
Source: TERA Forums