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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 3:01PM (Unverified) said

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@Utakata

You will only be able to access their servers with a IP address from that region. Hence only US and Canada will be able to access the NA region server. There are ways to mask you IP, but it's quite a bother. Funny thing is many US players snuck into the Korean Beta, by masking there IP.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 3:09PM Stilllove said

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South America / Europe / Australia / Mexico will all be able to access too
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Posted: Jan 31st 2012 5:46AM Cyroselle said

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@Utakata Probably about as well as SOPA would have at 'preventing' piracy.

Once again the honest (and proxy-ignorant) get shafted.

But again, I seriously doubt that this is really about gold-sellers... there has to be more to this, right?
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 2:58PM (Unverified) said

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Sorry, but as a NA player I know the mass of gold spamming, and account hacks come over sea. I know it's unfair to a few: military over seas, good people I wish I could play with, however the cost is to high. Block all out of region IP

Posted: Jan 30th 2012 3:10PM Stilllove said

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You will still get gold spamming because they will just circumvent the block. The multi-billion dollar industry of botting / farming / hacking / account stealing is not going to be annoyed by some silly IP block. The good customer will however.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 3:15PM Ganathar said

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@Stilllove
That's right but who knows? Maybe this in combination with the chronoscrolls will reduce the profits of the gold sellers enough for us to see difference.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 5:44PM (Unverified) said

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The truth of the matter is that while I agree with their intentions, the people who suffer will be the ACTUAL players from those regions. The botters/goldfarmers and their industry can *easily* afford proxies and such to get around these IP bans.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 3:29PM rkaycom said

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They also said they didn't steal anything from NCsoft...

Posted: Jan 30th 2012 3:52PM (Unverified) said

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Well, that's it. TERA is officially dead to me. Tell you what, an MMO without gold farmer is a dead MMO. Sad but true. If your game is good enough for their business then they will find a way to crawl in, IP block or not, unless you can monitor the chat of every player in all of your servers 24/7. If the gold farmers are not interested in your game, worry about your sub numbers first before bragging about how gold farmer free your game is.
In the future, EME may take their heads out of their butts and remove this stupid IP block but good luck getting my attention then as there are so many good MMOs coming, namely GW2 and TSW. I still love to see another post on Massively about bots in TERA NA, if they manage to get my attention again.

Posted: Jan 30th 2012 5:06PM BigNastey said

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I guess you don't know about Chronoscrolls.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 4:16PM fauxcivility said

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I won't be playing it from Japan.

Could sub to the Japanese version, but the cost is much higher

Posted: Jan 30th 2012 5:09PM BigNastey said

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Doesn't effect me in any way, if anything, it's for the better. I rather play with people that won't have ping through the roof.

Posted: Jan 31st 2012 11:11AM SkuzBukit said

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All that IP blocking does is create a lot of division amongst the player-base, for farmers etc & other hackers all they do is use a VPN tunnelling program or proxy in the host nation and carry on regardless, in other words the only people they hurt are their customers.

The hacking excuse is bull, it's all about maximising income from licensing deals.

Posted: Feb 6th 2012 4:52PM Vandal said

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Regardless of their final decision, they really need to show better organization. They shouldn't be saying one thing and doing another.

People need to keep in mind that MMOs aren't just about buying the box. You're buying an ongiong service from a company. You want that company to be run like a well-oiled machine, not one that can't figure out what they're doing.

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