TERA’s North American Servers Will Block Foreign IPs
With TERA set to release in North America in May — unless the NCsoft lawsuit blocks TERA’s U.S. release — En Masse Entertainment has outlined the game‘s region-based IP blocking policy.
The firm will block IP addresses based on region, and Asia, Africa, Russia, and the Middle East are currently included on the company’s block list.
En Masses says:
While we appreciate that there are players in these regions who would enjoy playing on En Masse servers, it’s unfortunate that the vast majority of internet traffic we see from these regions is from cyber-criminals relating to account theft, gold-farming and other hacking behavior.
According to the release, while En Masse will not initially block proxies, they do intend to block any proxy servers or hosts that become popular tools for criminal behavior.
Is this too draconian a measure to take, or do you consider this an acceptable loss for the greater good?