Black Desert fans push against possible IP blocking [Updated]

    
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Some Black Desert fans are concerned that the game appears to be headed for a heaping pile of regional IP blocking in the near future and have started a Change.org petition to ask Daum Games to keep the sandbox’s borders open to all.

The petition notes that Daum’s terms of use only specify United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe, but not other regions (such as South America). “A big amount of players believe that these lines are talking about a possible IP block,” the petition states. “Many foreign players would not be able to play the North America and Europe servers, which will probably be the only available for the western public.”

In other Black Desert news, astute fans noticed that the game’s new website had posted the pre-order store page for a while. The page listed two packages: an explorer’s package for €49.99 that includes closed beta access, a horse, a guest pass, a two-day head start for launch, and premium points; and a conquerer’s package for €99.99 that includes all of that plus alpha access, housing coupons, dyes, and a longer head-start to launch.

While the page has subsequently been removed, a Redditor claims to have snapped a screenshot of the goods, which you can find below — it might look a tad familiar:

Update: Astute reader Armsbend passed along to us a message from Black Desert’s mods regarding the shop leak:

Dear players,

there were some threads, that I have just removed to avoid further confusion, which contained some information about our shop which were accidentally leaked.

The information you’ve seen did not represent the pre-order packages in their final state, nor did the text/assets fit their purpose yet.

We sincerely apologize for this mistake and we will post the correct information about our shop and pre-orders within a few days from now!

Please stay stuned for more news soon.

Thank you for your understanding.

Finally, Steparu.com has posted a new tour of the trade town of Valencia that you can watch below.

Source: Change.org, Reddit. Thanks, Sukumei.
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JinxysKaru
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JinxysKaru

dragonherderx DahkohtLewin Glad to read they’ve included NZ/AUS regions into their agreement. Hope to see you guys on NA server soon . Pretty happy about this news. An official post was made. So it’s not just rumors now :)

Stresu
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Stresu

I don’t think that will be the case, they did say the game will be updated really quickly with the classes that there holding back. Maybe down the line if a really big update is added but for stuff like the desert I doubt they would charge for it. Also b2p game with cash shop us pretty standard in the west nowadays.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

I feel like pointing a gun at somebody and saying, “No more Black Desert teasing until you say the release date”.  lol.
Did y’all see that it’s going to be B2P in the west?   like GW2’s model.   The store will have cosmetic and convenience items.

ausj3w3l
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ausj3w3l

it’s kind of ridiculous really, often spouted as a way of stopping botters and gold sellers yet I would say the majority use varying i.p’s plus vpns. 
Just hurts regular people wanting to play with international friends.

And also, where the hell are us aussies going to go now.

dragonherderx
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dragonherderx

SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably Rustybladez I’ve never seen any game improve cuz of region blocking. You still get massive amounts of assholes running around. Gold sellers aren’t cut down on by this nor is anything else. It’s cute that people like to think that the gold sellers are all based in foreign countries (legit ones might be) when the fact is most of the ones that SPAM chat are not even legit gold sellers. The people that actually sell in game gold for MMORPGs have NEVER spammed chat. The ones that spam chat are phishing scams to get account or credit card info in a good deal of cases.

dragonherderx
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dragonherderx

DahkohtLewin If you IP block every single version of the game you leave out vast regions such as NZ/AUS and south america which has a large player base in quite a few countries that likely will never see a server unless they get massively lucky (almost no one publishes specifically for South America and the like) 
People don’t want to not be able to play the game period because they are in a slightly overlooked part of the world and you will have just as many assholes spamming chat regardless of the IP block cuz MMORPG communities have in large part become cesspools community wise.

dragonherderx
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dragonherderx

DahkohtLewin You do know a lot of that is because people egg the Brazilians on in the first place and the Brazilians act like jack asses right back at the people that were acting like jack asses in the first place. Most of the crap started because of idiots pretty much being racist ass hats because these people were not speaking English and these folks didn’t like it so it became this big to do over stupid crap and both sides just keep egging on the issue.

There are many non troll like Brazilian players and there are likely a lot more people being stupid that speak English in the US in general, but seem to be heavily disregarded because they do speak English and somehow tossing hehehehe or lol frequently is somehow better than huehuehuehuehue which is literally the equivalent of HAHA.. 

If people would stop egging them on they’d likely play like most of the normal folks (the same goes with a good deal of “chat trolls” not just Brazilians), but people seem to be bent out of shape and wanting to get rid of a country that only a small minority of are a problem in games and given I’ve run into a lot more assholes in general that speak English from the US (north america) if we start banning people for what a minority of their population do then every freaking country should be barred from playing the game outside of some sorta localized co-op…

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Ripsnorta This was one of the things that drew me into FFXI as they have truely global servers.  It did come as a bit of a shock to me when I branched out into other mmos and found that it was an exception rather than the norm.

DahkohtLewin
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DahkohtLewin

Problem is is that often they don’t , thus you have flooding of general chat and which leads to both sides getting more and more antagonistic to each other.

DahkohtLewin
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DahkohtLewin

Why exactly are we not allowed to say that I am for the IP blocks because of the HUE HUE HUE BR spam ?

It’s a known issue and general reason some are very glad of this very thing. 

On the official forums it’s quite allowed to post you are supportive of the IP ban and say for this very reason..

But I (and many others ) can’t say that here ?