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TERA: Playing Outside North America

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 20,752MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

The TERA site has been updated with new information for players outside of North America and their ability to play on En Masse servers. According to the post, IPs from Asia, Africa, Russia, and the Middle East will be blocked due to "the vast majority of Internet traffic we see from these regions are from cyber-criminals relating to account theft, gold-farming and other hacking behavior."

What's your reaction to the IP blocking?

SourceVG247.com


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  • nepulasnepulas HamburgPosts: 173Member Uncommon

    thumps up !

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  • kastakasta Mineola, TXPosts: 512Member

    Ok, now I might be interested in Tera.

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar drummondville, QCPosts: 7,854Member Uncommon

    oh well another game that think global gaming is just a phase that will go away!lol

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,299Member Uncommon

    Fine by me.  Doesn't bother me in the slightest.

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  • dinamsdinams Muriae, VAPosts: 1,362Member

    Why to ip-ban africa?

    Never heard a bad thing about african players, en masse will get sued for racism and by NCsoft at the same time (joking)

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  • victorbjrvictorbjr Quezon CityPosts: 201Member Uncommon

    I'm quite frustrated by this... but then I figure I have console games and other MMOs to keep me busy.

     

    Still, the what if of being able to play gnaws at me a bit.

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  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,420Member Rare

    LOL

    Good move! Blocking 1/3 of your potential player base!

    Thats always good for the buisness.

     

    But than again, there will be no buisness because they never going to launch anyway. Due to lawsuit with NCsoft



     



  • TablixTablix DunstablePosts: 34Member Uncommon

    I see this as narrow minded and xenophobic, I could counter that western companies are money grabbing ,so personally refuse to support their products in favour of games from the far east or indie companies.  There are plenty of avid gamers all around the world that take no part in illegal activity, yet they are now being branded so by a company that does not WANT to invest in infrastructure to support these players.  The company is cutting costs and using media images of gold sellers and hackers to hide behind.

     

    Call be cynical but it wont affect me so I have no reason to be biased.

  • MajinashMajinash st louis, MOPosts: 1,320Member

    Originally posted by SBFord

    "the vast majority of Internet traffic we see from these regions are from cyber-criminals relating to account theft, gold-farming and other hacking behavior."
    What's your reaction to the IP blocking?

    The problem I have is that the cyber criminals who do all that stuff know exactly how to get around IP blocking.  I don't mind blocking off people from a game if there were some benifit, but I feel like this ONLY hurts legit players, for pretty much zero gain.

    Everything creates huge amounts of negativity on the internet, that's what the internet is for: Negativity, porn and lolcats.

  • pokrakpokrak PoznanPosts: 102Member Uncommon

    so its mean that they r afraid of african, azian and east europian hakers omg ... generalization of players from this countrys as cheaters and hakers seems to me like f racism... they lost a lot in my eyes as a company

    still w8ing for TERA to play ;)

     

  • troyautroyau AdelaidePosts: 7Member Uncommon

    As long as they don't block Australia..

  • hazyhazy Pembroke Pines, FLPosts: 89Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Majinash


    Originally posted by SBFord


    "the vast majority of Internet traffic we see from these regions are from cyber-criminals relating to account theft, gold-farming and other hacking behavior."
    What's your reaction to the IP blocking?

    The problem I have is that the cyber criminals who do all that stuff know exactly how to get around IP blocking.  I don't mind blocking off people from a game if there were some benifit, but I feel like this ONLY hurts legit players, for pretty much zero gain.

    This is a very good point.

  • nepulasnepulas HamburgPosts: 173Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Lobotomist



    But than again, there will be no buisness because they never going to launch anyway. Due to lawsuit with NCsoft


     

     

    srsly u have no idea ;)

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  • EliandalEliandal Chelmsford, ONPosts: 796Member

    Originally posted by hazy


    Originally posted by Majinash



    Originally posted by SBFord


    "the vast majority of Internet traffic we see from these regions are from cyber-criminals relating to account theft, gold-farming and other hacking behavior."
    What's your reaction to the IP blocking?

    The problem I have is that the cyber criminals who do all that stuff know exactly how to get around IP blocking.  I don't mind blocking off people from a game if there were some benifit, but I feel like this ONLY hurts legit players, for pretty much zero gain.

    This is a very good point.

     

      While it might be very easy to get around those IP blocks - it's also very easy for anyone with any competence to track those getting around blocks.  While I don't necessarily agree with their actions, it is their game, and if they feel this will cut down on 'illegal' activities even a little, then it is worthwhile (in their eyes) to do this.

  • MalevilMalevil BratislavaPosts: 468Member

    They want to protect game made by criminals against cybercriminals ... LOL

  • guy232guy232 Lincoln, NEPosts: 343Member Uncommon

    lmao  soon as they  cut out asia.. and russia  I knew they would end up with a hacker free game.   kudos to them 

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  • xmentyxmenty SingaporePosts: 673Member Uncommon

    F2P soon?

    Pardon my English as it is not my 1st language :)

  • alkarionlogalkarionlog SPosts: 1,262Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by xmenty

    F2P soon?

    don't think so but they can just place a ip block on NA because of that court thing and launch it

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  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member Common
    Good, get more people angry about gold farming and hacking behavior to help chip away at the problems kudos to team Tera
  • alkarionlogalkarionlog SPosts: 1,262Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by guy232




    lmao  soon as they  cut out asia.. and russia  I knew they would end up with a hacker free game.   kudos to them 

     

    that shows how little you know, a proxy most of time can bypass that, and hackers most of time don't play the game they made the hack for, if you pay for it that is the reason he made it, if not the reason is because he could. golde seller is not only in china it a plague in all places.

     

    thing is over the internet, a true hacker can and will bypass all security you toss on him, and most of time he will do it just to see if he can, then tell to everyone, most of true hackers, do it for the knowledge and the thinking of everything related to info should be free.

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  • adis5005adis5005 GoleniPosts: 46Member Uncommon

    As long as they dont block me ( I'm European, still some american corporations block EU IPs... ) , I dont care :)

  • AntariousAntarious Greenville, SCPosts: 2,779Member Uncommon

    Mixed feelings on that I guess.   I kind of think it does get my interest up .. simply due to the issues certain regions have caused to gaming.

     

    Yet at the same time there are gamers in those areas.

     

    Of course in certain regions where there is no legal reciprocation... its not like you can really do anything to the offender... of course from my limited grasp... it would seem "those types" will just use methods to bypass region blocking.

  • TaiyohTaiyoh EnschedePosts: 48Member Uncommon

    I live in Europe, so I guess this won't affect me anyway.

  • PopplePopple Utica, NYPosts: 179Member Uncommon

    Me DickLongDong want to sell Mi Gold for 10 dollair.Go to wewe,con and zee our nestle of wht weez cans dooos.Weeez eveens plower levie youu for 15 dollair..Youu noes bui weea hackses..

     

    Well i have to side with the Company...LOL

     

    I retired retroactively..Haha

  • 77lolmac7777lolmac77 Herp Derp, PAPosts: 496Member
    1/3rd of the playerbase?

    I doubt MMOs are all the rage in Sudan right now

    it is slightly racist but not any more than Korean games only allowing Korean players
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