Black Desert confirms regional IP blocking

    
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Bad news for those hoping that Daum Games would see the light and keep Black Desert’s borders open to all nations: The publisher will indeed be slapping IP blocks on the upcoming sandbox that will keep gamers from outside countries from playing.

Daum posted a statement on the matter: “Our territory license agreement with the developer Pearl Abyss is limited to the following areas: Europe (excluding Turkey and a part of Russia) and North America. In other words we will not provide service to players outside of our territory.”

Daum said that Pearl Abyss might be pursuing other markets and that Daum did not want to interfere with that. Daum told MMO Culture that it is striving to provide “clarity” on countries affected by this decision.

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DeepbloodEclipse
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DeepbloodEclipse

I find this line absolutely hilarious and stupid beyond measure “Our territory license agreement with the developer Pearl Abyss is limited to the following areas: Europe (excluding Turkey and a part of Russia) and North America. Yet the Balitc States which are a part of Europe are getting an IP Block?

JinxysKaru
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JinxysKaru

Deeznutts melissaheather

Don’t be so smug and nasty. Not everyone from overseas is having a massive high latency. I’ve been enjoying Blade and Soul CBT recently with a nice 140-150ms from NZ. and you might like to know Oceanic regions have now been included under Daums agreement with PA. So no IP block for Oceania yay.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

Deeznutts melissaheather What if he’s from the US where this game caters to? Like I’m from NYC so my ping will be a perfectly fine 34ms

Deeznutts
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Deeznutts

melissaheather enjoy your 400 ping vpn proxy

melissaheather
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melissaheather

I see both sides of the argument, but at the end of the day the decision won’t stop me from playing.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

Another thing people need to realize is not every company on the planet has blizzard money to open servers in every single region and take care of them all.

Deeznutts
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Deeznutts

breetoplay Leilonii BritoBruno Deeznutts Damonvile Silverlock lmao where the hell do you live?

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

breetoplay BalsBigBrother It’s a modern and not happy trend, but it is also not just gaming. At least there is an issue of ping and inter-party communication in games while region-locked DVD are obviously about segmentation.  And complaints are common about trying to get to BBC, Netflix, Amazon Prime.

Companies in (what is PC these days?) developing countries don’t want to be forced to sell at US$15 rates.  And first world publishers don’t want their game to be available from another company at a tenth the price. E.g. back when SOE existed and a disliked company was doing Europe for them, someone would have been unhappy if Europe was $5 or $30 without blocks.

I like the global server, e.g. CCP’s original with a single server running on UTC. But it is not without issues.  People in England have to spend twice as much WoW gold to buy a token as people in the US because they are bidding against Russians.  A large number of gamers don’t realize that most gold farming is done with hacked accounts or credit cars and/or are racist.  Thus “anyone in the world can farm on your server” would not be a well received marketing message.

VilleUusitalo
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VilleUusitalo

I feel abit sad for Russians since they didnt get the b2p version they payed and were promised. I was kinda thinking that Russians would have access to EU version b2p since RU version decided against it.

sukumei
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sukumei

MChrome sukumei Do you have any idea what you’re talking about? Daum is a subsidiary……… of a multimillion dollar communications company called Daum Communications in Korea. Without them investing start up money, there wouldn’t have been a Black Desert in the first place. You seem to think that Daum KR and Daum EU aren’t related. This is cute. Their only role in EU/NA is to publish the game. If you also think that Daum KR didn’t negotiate the terms of service for the game in NA/EU and they were simply told what to do from a small developer, then you really need to learn how contracts work.