I know this is a year old, however, i'm just pointing this out purely for people wanting info.
Rift and Tera offer exp boosts to level FASTER.
SWTOR basically says in order to level at a NORMAL pace, you HAVE to sub. That's a BIG difference from Rift and Tera.
Nice tl;dr for the MMOnewbies. :)
PoE is an amazing game, but sorry, Tera falls short most of these titles. Combat is great, endgame is decent and PvP gets intense, BAM battles are super fun, but the actual PvE and leveling is terrible. EVERYTHING is either kill x amount of guys and not enough dungeons in the leveling process. It's an unfortunate grind. After level 30 it's pretty much pounding sand.
Yeah, right?! Tera seriously has potential to be best MMO ever with how gorgeous it is and how the combat works but they ruined my WHOLE playstyle which is "fuck pvp and no life pve" lol I'm a grinder at heart but when your pve quests are ASS I feel totally alienated. I'm fine with boring gathering, thats normal and my mind just wanders during it but when 70% of the quests are nothing but boring enemies and gathering I want to rip my heart out. I'm one of those nolife to 99 runescape players but since you could make friends while doing boring things all the time, it was like a real world chat system while showing off sick stats! lol THAT was more interesting then Tera's pve. I was so dissapoint.