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IP Block? Territories? A lot that Seems unclear..


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Hi everyone, feel free to rage or chop my head off as this is my first post. I am really excited for BDO! But like most people who like to know what they're getting into I try to see what there is to know about the game before I buy. It's time to start asking questions. First, I would like to start out by saying imo that the game looks like a real triumph, a true experience envisioned and designed by some of the best out there, and I don't think there's anything about the game that would make me regret anything about it's playable content, but something concerns me about the lack of official/stable info about the game for it's release and the restrictions that there might be.

My concerns, on the announcements page there are very few posts made to officially state info about anything, the only thing that is really mentioned is something vague about ip blocks and territory restrictions for Europe and North America, my problem with that is it makes it sound like I won't be able to play with my best friend who lives in Japan simply because of his nation IP jurisdiction, I'm hoping that's not the case. Another important concern is dropping 99$ on a Conquerors package when the bulk of the package beyond the Explorer's package is 2,500 pearls for in game currency cosmetics, an additional day of CBT and the rest of the incentive is simply for an increased amount of items also received under the Explorer's package and a higher Tier horse mount for an additional 50$ price increase. To me that's fine so far as the "In Game Title" reflects my dedication as a supporter, but this is not clear to me if it is or not. With out a official release date I feel like it's dangerous to consider purchase at this time simply because of the lack of info there seems to be for the release of this game. A lot of what is generally known also just seems to be hearsay so I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger on this one, I'm not that lucky when it comes to gambling, lol.

Are my concerns valid or am I just being a worry wart? Anybody else feel the same? 

Edited by Sejuk'ar

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Japan has a version of this game, so that is the territory they are expected to play in. The JPN release is not controlled by Daum EU.

Basically the Developer sold the rights to different regions to different publishers. And those publishers don't want to have to compete for their own market, so the IP blocks are in place. The NA/EU version is just for those regions. Japan, KR, RU have their own releases.

You and a friend have choices. One of you can play via VPN on the other's servers...but you won't be supported and will have to deal with a bad ping.

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And that's fine, but good to know! thanks Luciferia!

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Regarding the worry wart question, to each their own. I think there are several unanswered questions about the game but I didn't have a problem buying a package. For others it's a big deal, and that makes sense for them.

To me I've already played the game enough to know it was worth recompensing the devs in some way. And even if the game has issues I can still have fun with it. Games tend to be a bit of a gamble, especially when the community plays a role...

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I'm most likely going to make my purchase today but, I think I'm just going to do the Explorer's package, to pay something around 100$ on a pre order package I like to know if I'm going to receive a 'players welcome' in a sense especially if I become a hard core player. Meaning, if I submit a ticket or something am I going to get a response in a more expedited fashion or will there be something that lets me know my level of support is being considered for customer care  or even a simple little on screen icon stating that I'm a Conqueror, and what if it affects in game politics, will I be treated any different if I am rolling with the Conquerors package.

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nothing is unclear. it has been discussed and views numerous times 

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