Region Lock

Discussion in 'Gameplay Discussions' started by Sensela, Nov 10, 2017.

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Do you want region lock?

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  1. IronArm

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    Does that mean that people not in those regions can't play the game or that will just be the servers locations?
     
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  2. Martin84

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    "Part of Europe" usually means the west side of the continent and Russia.
     
  3. Maevynn

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    It means that they're licensed to distribute the game within those regions—but it also means that if a different publisher licences, say, "distribution in Russia" then there could be a problem. (Just using Russia as an example, for all we know Russia is included!) If Kakao EU was taking all of the Russian players because Kakao's servers have different events going on, have a larger community, and/or are further up-to-date on their updates.. whoever is distributing in Russia will almost definitely lose out on profits and be in direct competition with Kakao EU.

    This could cause a lot of problems, for obvious reasons.

    So if Kakao EU is licensed to distribute in North America, Oceania, and "parts of Europe". It means that someone else is potentially going to have to hop on distribution in the other regions, and they're going to have to do something to assure they aren't competing with one another.

    A region lock is the easiest and cleanest way to do that.

    They've already got a publisher/distributor in the form of Kakao EU, who is only licensed for certain areas. So if another publisher pops up to publish in another region, it's pretty telling what's likely going to happen. We already seemingly have Bluehole publishing separately in KR, and their personal distribution focus seems to be on KR rather than a global distribution. (Whereas PUBG is globally distributed on PC through Steam.)

    We see the same wording used in another game that Kakao EU's published that's region-locked as well:

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    We can also look at past games such as TERA, with En Masse giving reasoning as to why they IP block for a better understanding of why companies do it:
    So, it doesn't necessarily mean it'll be region locked. But it does mean there's a pretty decent chance for it to happen.
     
  4. Sensela

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    Pearl Abyss same as Kakao Games made a huge mistake, by blocking Georgia and Ukraine for europe region, simply coz, these 2 countries got a lot of active players and NONE of them want to play with russian community with worst publishers in the world (like mail.ru, 101xp and etc. p2w gods).

    if region lock has point to make a filter and separate players, thats understandable. so don't force these 2 countries to play there, who with we have a real social, political, economical, mental and material WAR!
     
  5. Squirrel

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    This thread is surprisingly racist lol. Literally refusing to play with a whole region of people because of prejudice. Sad
     
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  6. Szmer

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    Are you serious? Do you even know what "racism" means? :>
    Its not prejudice - vast majority of games i've played with russians were a social disaster. They are very agressive to us, eastern european ppl. I know that it doesn't mean that every russian is the same but the problem is real.
     
  7. IronArm

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    There is a lot of political terminal going on in that area and has for a long time. Its a valid concern for people from that area having the freedom to play somewhere else, to avoid the tension going on there.
     
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    no racism here pls keep it pg
     
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  9. Pyronus

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    @Szmer please look up racism in the dictionary, it has everything to do with prejudice.

    Edit: that said, I dont think this about racism, this is about politics and countries being propaganda'd against each other.
     
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  10. Szmer

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    Like i said - there is no prejudice here. We dont want to play with them only because they are agressive against us. Not all of them, but a lot of them for sure. If you're calling this racism, avoiding the agression then yes... i am a racist.
     
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    I only disagreed when you said prejudice is not racism, while I think prejudice is a huge part of racism. But yeah dont worry I don't think you or Sensela are racist at all. In fact you two make a fair point.
     
  12. Szmer

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    Sorry, maby I have misspoken. My english is not so good :p Just wanted to say that we dont want to play with russian players only because many of them are rude and agressive against us and it is not prejudice. In fact, I met many friedly Russians but i feel that they are a minority. Thats all, I dont have anything against them, I just want enjoy the game :)
     
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  13. Sensela

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    there is no racism from Georgian players, but there IS racism and bad attitude from most of russians towards us. we just want to avoid it and play on EU.
     
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  15. Sensela

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    no plz...
     
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    While i ain't a fan either of locks maybe add sub servers as english speaking server usually don't like to see the chat flooded with whatever other languages. I do understand in europe theres a bunch languages but let's try to keep it easy.
     
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    I come from Taiwan and I want to say....

    Please don’t use IP block at A:ir.

    Plz plz plz...I really want to play.
     
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    Belarus is Europe too :D:D We want to play :oops:
     
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    BDO EU was locked for Latvia, country in Europe/Europe union, please don't do this bullshit again, no way i'll bother to play on RU servers, just because we have lots of old people who speak russian doesn't mean younger generation does

    got some gaming friends from egypt would love to play with them too
     
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