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Getting an Account

There are two ways to get a Korean TERA account. The first is be a citizen of South Korean and have a Korean SSN, then sign up for a hangame account. The second is to simply buy one. Since most people interested in English guides for a Korean game most likely aren’t going to actually be Korean themselves, for the sake of simplicity this will cover only buying an account.

There are several places that you can purchase an account for the game (well, technically, purchase a hangame account – the game itself is free). The place that I’ve been sending people to is www.3zoom.com, however there are many other places that you can purchase one. A general rule of thumb is making sure they use Paypal. 3zoom I know is legitimate, and they use Paypal so if any issues do arise (which none have so far from the 20+ Gaffers who have used them) you can get your money back with no problems.

To create a 3zoom account, you only need a legitimate phone number, email address, and country. Everything else can be spoofed and nobody will be any the wiser. Click here to open the registration page. Once you’ve made an account, you can purchase the account here for $10. In Korea, retail boxes are not the norm (especially for MMOs). In most cases you merely sign up for an account and purchase gametime. That’s what’s going on here. The game itself is free, and the account normally is as well. All you’re paying for is registered hangame account and gametime.

Speaking of gametime, they sell it in either hours or days. Hours only tick down when you’re actually logged in, and days are your typical monthly subscription. You can purchase 3 hours, 30 hours, 30 days, or 90 days.

If 3zoom doesn’t immediately send you an email with your information, just open a customer support session and you should have it very quickly. Your order ID is on your PayPal receipt.

Once you’ve purchased your account you can (and should) edit your account details. You can find a guide on that here. After you’ve done that and downloaded the game (a guide on which can be found here), you can apply gametime by following the guide here.


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After you get a hangame account, it’s highly recommended you change your info. When you change your password, WRITE YOUR NEW ONE DOWN. It’s imperative that you DO NOT lose your password after you change it. Recovering it can be an hour-long ordeal that is not guaranteed to work. I can’t stress enough that you have your password somewhere just in case you forget it. With that out of the way, the following images explain how to go through the account modification process.

Before you start, be sure you’re using either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 32-bit. (Chrome works for this but not for client downloading.)

Go to www.hangame.com, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the highlighted Hangul.

Again, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the highlighted Hangul.

Enter your username and password and then log in.

NOTE: This step does not apply if you were logged into hangame prior to starting this process. This page will not display for you.

Step 3.

Re-enter your password and then enter the last seven digits of your KSSN (which are available in the email 3zoom sent you).

Step 4.

Follow the instructions on the image to modify your account information.

Step 5.

Password change dialogue box.

Password change.

It’s very important to hit the large orange “okay” button on the main information page after you change your account information (including your password, despite it having its own confirm box). hangame will send you an email to your updated email address if your changes were successful. Now you’re ready to download the game.

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Downloading the Game

There are three different ways to download the game. You can either download it via a torrent (fastest), grab it off a DDL mirror site, or get it from the official site (slowest). I outline all three methods below.

Official Site (Fastest method.)

First, in Internet Explorer (32-bit if you’re running a 64-bit OS), go to http://tera.hangame.com. Then, follow these images.

Login with your account and password, then click the link labeled “second”.

Step 1 and 2

Click the download client banner.

Step 3

You’ll be prompted for a couple of plugins that you’ll need to download. Hit yes to everything. After that you should get a download client. Don’t exit it or turn off your computer because I’m not sure how you get it back if it’s gone, and whether or not you’d need to restart the download process. With this process you won’t need a new TERA_Invoker.exe, and a shortcut will be placed on your desktop.

Torrent (No longer the fastest method.)

The torrent has become under seeded and is now very slow. I’m keeping this here for archival purposes, but the official site is now the fastest way to get the game. You’re downloading the Open Beta files and patching to the most recent version. You can get the .torrent here.

Once you’ve opened the torrent, put the hanpurple directory in the root of any of your hard drives. The game will not function properly if it is placed in Program Files. After you’ve finished downloading the game, you will need an updated version of the TERA_Invoker.exe included in the torrent. You can get the most recent version here. Save the file to your TERA_HG root and overwrite the existing invoker.

DDL Mirror

As with the torrent, you’ll be downloading the Open Beta files, and as such will have a slightly longer patch process. You can find links to all of the mirrors here.

Again, like with the torrent, you will need the newest TERA_Invoker.exe. You can get the most recent version here. Save the file to your TERA_HG root and overwrite the existing invoker.


Now you’re ready to patch your game and apply gametime.

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