Starting in February, TERA will go subscription free, but this is like a new brand of free to play. There will be no content locked behind a payment, so the entire game is free. The update is called TERA: Rising and there are status tiers depending on how much you want to spend on the game.
Elite status: A purchase that offers 30 days of extra dungeon rewards, 10 bonus daily quests, a daily delivery of items and boosts, an elite mount, in-game store discounts, reduced brokerage fees, and more.
If you're a current or past paying member, then you've already earned Founder status. That means eight character slots, four bank tabs, a "Founder" title, the exclusive Terminus mount, and more.
The TERA: Rising update will feature a Cyclops and other massive bosses in the Crucible of Flame, a dungeon that scores and judges you as you play. It will also have new PvP 3v3 battles to test your skills among other new content.