TERA is getting region-locked on Steam

    
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Ice cold.
If you want to play TERA in Russia, you certainly can, as the game has a Russian publisher. The game is also available on Steam there. However, that’s caused a bit of an issue because the version of the game on Steam links up not to the local publisher but to the American version of the game published by En Masse Entertainment. The net result of this issue is that players in Russia and some parts of Europe will be unable to download the game from Steam starting on June 11th.

Players who already have the game downloaded will not be forbidden from playing, but deleting the game may prevent those players from re-adding the game to their Steam libraries. The official news post makes it clear that players who wish to keep playing on American servers will not be locked out and that the client may still be downloaded directly; only the ability to do so from Steam will be affected.

Source: Official Site; thanks to Zuji for the tip!
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SyafiqAziz
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SyafiqAziz

i download tera on steam but i can’t click play button its look like disable with grey color.. wasted 30gb

HaruKayama
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HaruKayama

it wont let me download it here in USA </3 all my friends are playing it.

Loleta
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Loleta

I have been holding this in my heart for years and its time to say it , En Masse from the very beginning is a Xenophobic / anti-Arab / anti-muslim company who blocks muslim countries specifically for ignorant reasons and claim as if most hackers and bots comes from these countries while ironically allowing Russia and Israel and Turkey to access their servers for unknown reasons too , there’s no getaway or excuse will give this company reasons to block these countries after allowing Russia by claiming that they are anti-hackers / anti-bots

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

BoredNow
“No offense to russians”, then proceeds to paint all Russians with the same brush.
Yeah sure thing m8

blaaznar
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blaaznar

ArtemisiaWS blaaznar BrotherMaynard anatheod There’s no substance to what you just said… WHY is Gameforge bad, HOW is the Tera version different in EU vs US?

BoredNow
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BoredNow

The “certain countries in europe” part is VERY worrisome because Russian companies have been using those kinds of deals as a form of cyber warfare against eastern european countries(ex: region-locking eastern european countries so they only are able to play in russian servers), which is beyond disgusting. 

Dirty Bomb pulled the same shit and I’ll be damned if I am NOT going to play together with the people whose nation has oppressed and killed thousands of my people and are constantly looking for a way to screw us over.

Ernost
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Ernost

From my perspective its been region locked for years…

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

blaaznar BrotherMaynard anatheod I’d play at ANY ping just not to play on Gameforge. On Aion I have between 250 and 700 ping all the time, but I’d never ever change. In Tera the ping is more decent but in that game even 150ping is too much to react in time to stuff and it’s hell (in Aion instead you can pretty much pve with any ping) but I still would never move from that version. 
So really, for me producer over ping, also cause from it  depends the game itself being decent. Besides I heard pings with GF are pretty bad even if it’s in your zone so…

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

SoMuchMass Armsbend ArtemisiaWS And by the way I already have two accounts, I’m even founder, not on steam though. But one might still need to redownload fresh for any eventuality. 
But yeah, obviously you don’t need Steam, that would be silly for any game.

Xephyr
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Xephyr

anatheod As a European, I wouldn’t touch the Gameforge version with a 10ft stick.