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* FetishFuel: One of the biggest reasons of why the Elin race has quiet a number of haters. Not only are they the most {{Animesque}} of all the races in the game but it seems they have been deliberately designed to induce as much MaleGaze as possible [[NoYay despite being ''very young-looking'']]. Even when it is stated in-game that they are ReallySevenHundredYearsOld and is much wiser than the other races, this still puts off a lot of people (particularly, in the west). Couple this with the fact that Elins have a lot of [[TheTease very sensual movements and animations]] like they're expert porn stars, and you got a character that can deliberately induce UnfortunateImplications.


** [[EldritchAbomination The Argons]]. Jesus Christ, just THE ARGONS! They're like aliens from another planet who is hellbent on conquering the entire world similar to the Burning Legion in the {{Warcraft}} series and is only held back because of the constant interference of the Valkyon Federation. The prologue chapter alone establishes them as this as they mercilessly destroyed a village and kidnapped children in order to forcefully put them to sleep so that they can "See what they see". And it gets worse. They can infect and turn ANYTHING into their own kind - humans, animals, plants, the water that you drink, and even the ground you walk on!

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** [[EldritchAbomination The Argons]]. Jesus Christ, just THE ARGONS! They're like aliens from another planet who is hellbent on conquering the entire world similar to the Burning Legion in the {{Warcraft}} VideoGame/WarCraft series and is only held back because of the constant interference of the Valkyon Federation. The prologue chapter alone establishes them as this as they mercilessly destroyed a village and kidnapped children in order to forcefully put them to sleep so that they can "See what they see". And it gets worse. They can infect and turn ANYTHING into their own kind - humans, animals, plants, the water that you drink, and even the ground you walk on!


** [[EldritchAbomination The Argons]]. Jesus Christ, just THE ARGONS! They're like aliens from another planet who is hellbent on conquering the entire world similar to the Burning Legion in the VideoGame/Warcraft series and is only held back because of the constant interference of the Valkyon Federation. The prologue chapter alone establishes them as this as they mercilessly destroyed a village and kidnapped children in order to forcefully put them to sleep so that they can "See what they see". And it gets worse. They can infect and turn ANYTHING into their own kind - humans, animals, plants, the water that you drink, and even the ground you walk on!

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** [[EldritchAbomination The Argons]]. Jesus Christ, just THE ARGONS! They're like aliens from another planet who is hellbent on conquering the entire world similar to the Burning Legion in the VideoGame/Warcraft {{Warcraft}} series and is only held back because of the constant interference of the Valkyon Federation. The prologue chapter alone establishes them as this as they mercilessly destroyed a village and kidnapped children in order to forcefully put them to sleep so that they can "See what they see". And it gets worse. They can infect and turn ANYTHING into their own kind - humans, animals, plants, the water that you drink, and even the ground you walk on!


** [[EldritchAbomination The Argons]]. Jesus Christ, just THE ARGONS! They're like aliens from another planet who is hellbent on conquering the entire world similar to the Burning Legion in the Franchise/Warcraft series and is only held back because of the constant interference of the Valkyon Federation. The prologue chapter alone establishes them as this as they mercilessly destroyed a village and kidnapped children in order to forcefully put them to sleep so that they can "See what they see". And it gets worse. They can infect and turn ANYTHING into their own kind - humans, animals, plants, the water that you drink, and even the ground you walk on!

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** [[EldritchAbomination The Argons]]. Jesus Christ, just THE ARGONS! They're like aliens from another planet who is hellbent on conquering the entire world similar to the Burning Legion in the Franchise/Warcraft VideoGame/Warcraft series and is only held back because of the constant interference of the Valkyon Federation. The prologue chapter alone establishes them as this as they mercilessly destroyed a village and kidnapped children in order to forcefully put them to sleep so that they can "See what they see". And it gets worse. They can infect and turn ANYTHING into their own kind - humans, animals, plants, the water that you drink, and even the ground you walk on!


** A lot of monsters fall to this. Special mentions goes to the monsters in Poporia region as the bloodfiends and the Vampirs.

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** A lot of monsters fall to this. Special mentions goes to the monsters in Poporia region such as the bloodfiends and the Vampirs.


* FetishFuel: One of the biggest reasons of why the Elin race has quiet a number of haters. Not only are they the most Animesque of all the races in the game but it seems they have been deliberately designed to induce as much MaleGaze as possible [[NoYay despite being ''very young-looking'']]. Even when it is stated in-game that they are ReallySevenHundredYearsOld and is much wiser than the other races, this still puts off a lot of people (particularly, in the west). Couple this with the fact that Elins have a lot of [[TheTease very sensual movements and animations]] like they're expert porn stars, and you got a character that can deliberately induce UnfortunateImplications.

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* FetishFuel: One of the biggest reasons of why the Elin race has quiet a number of haters. Not only are they the most Animesque {{Animesque}} of all the races in the game but it seems they have been deliberately designed to induce as much MaleGaze as possible [[NoYay despite being ''very young-looking'']]. Even when it is stated in-game that they are ReallySevenHundredYearsOld and is much wiser than the other races, this still puts off a lot of people (particularly, in the west). Couple this with the fact that Elins have a lot of [[TheTease very sensual movements and animations]] like they're expert porn stars, and you got a character that can deliberately induce UnfortunateImplications.


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* NightmareFuel:
** A lot of monsters fall to this. Special mentions goes to the monsters in Poporia region as the bloodfiends and the Vampirs.
** [[EldritchAbomination The Argons]]. Jesus Christ, just THE ARGONS! They're like aliens from another planet who is hellbent on conquering the entire world similar to the Burning Legion in the Franchise/Warcraft series and is only held back because of the constant interference of the Valkyon Federation. The prologue chapter alone establishes them as this as they mercilessly destroyed a village and kidnapped children in order to forcefully put them to sleep so that they can "See what they see". And it gets worse. They can infect and turn ANYTHING into their own kind - humans, animals, plants, the water that you drink, and even the ground you walk on!

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* MemeticMutation:
** "Elin saved Terra!"
** "You play as Elin? Then you're a pedophile!"

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* Basebreaker: The Elin race, and how!
* BrokenBase: Despite the extreme popularity of the Elin, the race has sparked ''a lot'' of internal conflicts within the playerbase. On one side, you have the people who absolutely detests the Elin race because they get a lot of raps than the other races (more costumes, more classes being added to said race, etc.) while the other side loves the Elin due to their cute Anime-inspired designs and caters to it's fetishes. Plus, they [[ItAmusedMe loved the idea of a little girl with a weapon 5 times her size taking down a big-ass monster]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Elin race as a whole. They were originally supposed to be just a filler race but according to the director, they have overshadowed the other races in terms of popularity that they became canon to the lore.
** As further proof, the Japanese localization team requested for a "Swimsuit" costume for the Elin race to the director, the director just went on to do their request without expecting anything good happening. The result? The revenue gained for the Elin swimsuit costumes alone exceeded the total number of revenue gained from the swimsuit costumes from [[HolyShitQuotient ''all the other races combined'']]. This has resulted in the "Elin saved Terra" MemeticMutation and why the game became so profitable even when going Free-to-Play. With the release of the Maid costumes later on (which is one of the big hits in Japan), it only further cemented the status of the Elins as ''the'' most loved race in the entire game. No contest.
* FetishFuel: One of the biggest reasons of why the Elin race has quiet a number of haters. Not only are they the most Animesque of all the races in the game but it seems they have been deliberately designed to induce as much MaleGaze as possible [[NoYay despite being ''very young-looking'']]. Even when it is stated in-game that they are ReallySevenHundredYearsOld and is much wiser than the other races, this still puts off a lot of people (particularly, in the west). Couple this with the fact that Elins have a lot of [[TheTease very sensual movements and animations]] like they're expert porn stars, and you got a character that can deliberately induce UnfortunateImplications.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Asian players absolutely ''loves'' the Elin especially by Anime fans since the race caters a lot to the fetishes commonly seen in the genre (specifically to people who adores [[LoliconAndShotacon loli-type female characters]]. Western players on the other hand? Well, let's just say that a lot of the playerbase there wanted the game to be nuked the moment they were introduced.
* NoYay: People who hate the Elin race definitely sees them as this as even though they're ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, they still physically look very much like young girls with HartmanHips even though in reality, [[RealityEnsues little girls don't have hips and proportions like those]].
* OvershadowedByControversy: The Elin race, once again. Hoo boy! See BrokenBase above.
** The censorship of a number of Elin wardrobes like switching panties for shorts has not been very-well received by the players.


* BrokenBase: Yeah, an MMO as popular as this tends to make polarizing decisions...:
** Thanks to the Reaper class being limited to just the Elin race (while also requiring a level 40 character to even create one in the first place), there are players that feel like the Elin get too much attention from the developers and don't believe that the InUniverse reason for ''why'' only the Elin can become Reapers is enough of a justification for the class to be race locked.
** Similarly, more classes were eventually released, and like the Reaper class, were ''also'' locked to specific race and gender combinations. The fact that the new classes have been [[GameFavoredGender locked to female characters]] is either seen as progressive[[note]]''TERA''[='s=] one of the few [=MMOs=] that gives female characters first priority when it comes to new classes.[[/note]] or pandering and/or annoying, particularly among players who prefer to play as male characters.
** Quite a few of the costumes available for players to purchase have a strange effect on the female Amani (and only them): these costumes have a tendency to make the female Amani's normally tree trunk-like legs (that end in what are basically clawed "elephant" feet) into [[FanservicePack much more slender, feminine-looking legs]], which ends up making them look [[UncannyValley odd]]. Needless to say, this caused some amount of backlash, especially from fem!Amani players.
** Implementation of xigncode3 as an anti-cheat broke it further. [[RuleofCautiousEditingJudgement Please leave it at that.]]


* BaseBreaker: Yeah, an MMO as popular as this tends to make polarizing decisions...:

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* BaseBreaker: BestKnownForTheFanservice: If there's one thing a person who doesn't play the game knows, it's ''probably'' [[OvershadowedByControversy about the Elins]]. Otherwise, people are generally more aware of it as a ridiculously sexy-looking game where the majority of the female characters wear ''[[UpToEleven really]]'' {{Stripperific}} outfits.
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Yeah, an MMO as popular as this tends to make polarizing decisions...:



* BestKnownForTheFanservice: If there's one thing a person who doesn't play the game knows, it's ''probably'' [[OvershadowedByControversy about the Elins]]. Otherwise, people are generally more aware of it as a ridiculously sexy-looking game where the majority of the female characters wear ''[[UpToEleven really]]'' {{Stripperific}} outfits.

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** Implementation of xigncode3 as an anti-cheat broke it further. [[RuleofCautiousEditingJudgement Please leave it at that.]]


* SpiritualLicensee: This game is considered the closest thing to a ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' MMORPG.

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* SpiritualLicensee: This game is considered the closest thing to a ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' MMORPG.MMORPG.
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** Similarly, more classes were eventually released, and like the Reaper class, were ''also'' locked to specific race and gender combinations. The fact that the new classes have been [[GameFavoredGender specific to female characters]] is either seen as progressive[[note]]''TERA''[='s=] one of the few [=MMOs=] that gives female characters first priority when it comes to new classes.[[/note]] or pandering and/or annoying[[note]]According to those who believe that the reason female characters are given priority is due to large amount of female characters already in the game, and thanks to internet perceptions (and the game's RuleOfSexy nature), there are players that believe there are more [[{{GIRL}} guys]] [[CrossPlayer playing female characters]] than [[ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet girls]].[[/note]]. Needless to say, this also bothers players who prefer playing male characters over female ones, and has also caused the perception of Elin bias mentioned above to shift into general gender bias.

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** Similarly, more classes were eventually released, and like the Reaper class, were ''also'' locked to specific race and gender combinations. The fact that the new classes have been [[GameFavoredGender specific locked to female characters]] is either seen as progressive[[note]]''TERA''[='s=] one of the few [=MMOs=] that gives female characters first priority when it comes to new classes.[[/note]] or pandering and/or annoying[[note]]According to those who believe that the reason female characters are given priority is due to large amount of female characters already in the game, and thanks to internet perceptions (and the game's RuleOfSexy nature), there are players that believe there are more [[{{GIRL}} guys]] [[CrossPlayer playing female characters]] than [[ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet girls]].[[/note]]. Needless to say, this also bothers annoying, particularly among players who prefer playing to play as male characters over female ones, and has also caused the perception of Elin bias mentioned above to shift into general gender bias.characters.

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