This Massive Monster Boss Fight is One of Many Reasons I Adore Tera

Late Sunday night I joined a party of level 37 and higher Tera players to take on Cultists' Refuge, one of the challenging dungeons in En Masse Entertainment's newly launched massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. That's where I met Bhaozurbas, my new best friend.

A perilous trek through a gothic cathedral leads players to a teleportal that warps them into a gorgeous floating dungeon, populated with hordes of nightmarish creatures and three regular bosses. None of these hold a candle to the massive Argon, Bhaozurbas.

He looks like a Final Fantasy summons. That was the first thing that crossed my mind when I first saw him. Well, after "Holy shit, we're fighting that?"


He's not just pretty, he's pretty tough as well. He teleports, he creates duplicates, he has the power to kill a pretty pink-haired sorceror in one or two blows if said sorceror is not careful.

Luckily I didn't die during this run, though he failed to drop any of the coveted and rare gold caster gear I was hoping for. That's okay. I've always got time to visit an old friend. The game's dynamic combat means that almost every encounter plays out differently according to the player and class makeup. The other day we even managed to take him down without a tank character. We're that good.

Hell, I almost regret that I'm about to level past the dungeon. I'll just have to level some alts for a visit or two.

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General McFist

Ugh! I want this game so hard, but I just will not have *any* time for this with Diablo 3 and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier launching this month and with Guild Wars coming out next month, I believe.

This is such a difficult gaming season for me! I've never been swamped with so many games that I can play but not get around to beating because another game I want releases soon. Gah!