Popular Korean MMORPG TERA is trying to reel some of their former player base back in with a promotion called BuddyUp. What is it exactly? Well, players over level 40 can generate a unique “BuddyUp” code from the in-game menu to share with their friends. The friend can apply this code to any character level 9 or below and earn great in-game rewards including extra experience and items each time you reach various leveling milestones.
But how does it work? One common question is whether BuddyUp codes can be traded with a friend – that is, can two players exchange BuddyUp codes and use each other’s, or can one person only act as a mentor to another and not also be their mentee? Luckily, the answer is YES, you can exchange BuddyUp codes one for one with a friend. Mentor rewards are great too, so don’t miss out on the opportunity!
Here’s how to get to your BuddyUp Code in TERA:
Log into a level 40+ character
Go to the Friends menu (hit U)
Click the BuddyUp tab
Generate your BuddyUp Code at the bottom
Feel free to post your BuddyUp codes in the comments below and let other users have a go. Here’s mine:
(I guess I’m supposed to warn you about spoilers? So, spoilers.)
So you’re a level 40+ Ninja, and your sensei Oboro has asked you, “Where might an Eorzean go to bathe?”
Problem is, you’re not necessarily the most attentive when it comes to flavor. Whoops. Okay, remember the place where you rubbed that gross old naked guy? (Yeah, that’s a real quest.) No? Okay, it’s coming…
It’s Camp Bronze Lake!
Answer that, head there and find your buddies hangin’ out on roofs. ‘Cause that’s what us ninja types are prone to do. In broad daylight. Also prepare to see some more of your favorite in-game colleagues almost naked. Yay?
If you want to take a screenshot without the UI buttons all clogging up the screen, hold the Scroll Lock key and then press Print Screen, It’ll automatically save the screenshot to the game’s Screenshots folder.
Anytime you’d like to hide the HUD or turn the UI buttons off for any reason, you can just use Scroll Lock. If your computer is like mine, it requires you to hold the Function (FN) key to access Scroll Lock. The Function keys are listed in blue below the regular keys.
If you want to turn the UI off on PS4, press L1 + the touchpad button. (The touchpad button does the same thing as the Select button used to do back in FFXI on the PS3.) To take a screenshot, you can also just press the Share button. If you want to record a specific moment, press the Share button twice, then once more to stop the recording.
Top Ten Reasons Why FFXIV is Better than Other MMOs:
Where else can you be a catgirl AND a ninja at the same time?
The leve system.
They are officially a PC. (Sorry, Macs, but we much-derided PC users get some satisfaction out of this.)
Logs + leves + dungeons + guildhests = alternate ways to level = (almost) no grindy-feeling awful ho-hum leveling.
Don’t like the class you rolled? Don’t start over – just SWITCH!
Aethernet shards = much less useless running around the same old cities.
You can ride a chocobo.
Did you hear me? You can ride a CHOCOBO.
Speaking of which, there’s endless Final Fantasy lore for fans, from roaming Cactuars to Warriors of Light references to the fact that my server (err, “data center”) is named for my favorite FFVIII GF. /geekout
Bottom line, from cutscenes to weather effects to character models, this game is GORGEOUS.