Bhagpuss recently posted about his experience with the TERA trial allowing folks to play the Prologue to the game. Unfortunately for Bhagpuss and many others that may have given this a shot, the prologue to TERA is a terrible representation of what the game has to offer. I've been playing TERA since release, and I hated the prologue; my wife felt the same.
Happily, En Masse got wise to the problem, so they have changed the trial offer to a full seven days of play allowing you a chance to create 8 different characters and level them all to 23. Now, this is the way a trial should be done.
I really encourage anyone who wants to give TERA a shot to do so. I keep asking myself why this game has flown below the radar for so long. It simply seems that no one is really paying it much attention, but I can attest to the fact that TERA is doing a lot of things right. The combat is excellent; the graphics are superb. Even a lot of the little "quality of life" additions are great in TERA.
To find out more about the free seven day trial, go to https://tera-support.enmasse.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/433. This will answer any questions you may have about how the trial works, as well as, get you started on setting up your own account.
Have fun, and I hope to see you in game!