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Old 2012-02-21, 03:30 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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US players can now play on EU servers and EU players can now play on US servers. This issue has been resolved. If you want more info on this there is plenty around, just search.

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Old 2012-02-21, 03:32 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Re: PlanetSide 2 Will Be Region Locked (WTF Sony)


This is a bad idea.

Multiplayer games should not know international boundaries.
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:33 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Way to erect artificial barriers in the middle of your playerbase. I realize it's not in the developer's hands - the money people are at work here - but it's a shame.
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:34 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Region lock doesnt matter that much. Most usually play on nearest server anyway. Being kicked out to another company and treated like some second grade shit is much worse.


And there is thread about it already.
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:34 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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http://forums.station.sony.com/stati...id=11500038790
Feedback thread, make it known.
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:36 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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This new partnership will enhance players' gaming experiences by attracting new audiences into our online worlds (more players = more fun!), plus will deliver additional dedicated Community and Marketing support, and resources for providing an even more localized experience.

Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft!

Ill have my say on this, its fucking ridiculous!
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:40 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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ITS NOT REGION LOCKED!

You simply have two accounts now! One for European (pro7), one for US (SOE).

For subscription based games, that would suck indeed. But Planetside is F2P, means its not as important. You would only have to buy Station Cash for both accounts seperatly, but thats just a little extra hassle really. Check Food Lion Ad and Fred Meyer Ad. Its very likley that there wont be much account wide stuff to buy with station cash that you really want that damn much...


But im not happy about this at all. Dont want to get seperated and have to install the game twice...
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:42 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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ITS NOT REGION LOCKED!

You simply have two accounts now! One for European (pro7), one for US (SOE).

For subscription based games, that would suck indeed. But Planetside is F2P, means its not as important. You would only have to buy Station Cash for both accounts seperatly, but thats just a little extra hassle really. Its very likley that there wont be much account wide stuff to buy with station cash that you really want that damn much...


But im not happy about this at all. Dont want to get seperated and have to install the game twice...
basti...

I'm a European player; after I create my ProSieben account, will my SOE account be shut down?

Your SOE account will not be shut down, but you will only be able to play the above mentioned games through a ProSiebenSat.1 Games account. As discussed above, we will provide a simple way to have your characters and game progress transferred and the value of your Station Cash granted to your new ProSiebenSat.1 Games account. Also, existing EverQuest II players in Europe that have played on U.S. servers before the transition will be allowed to continue playing on those servers through their SOE accounts.
AKA, as a european player, my station account will not be able to access PS2.

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Old 2012-02-21, 03:47 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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basti...



AKA, as a european player, my station account will not be able to access PS2.
I'm a European player; after I create my ProSieben account, will my SOE account be shut down?

Your SOE account will not be shut down, but you will only be able to play the above mentioned games through a ProSiebenSat.1 Games account. As discussed above, we will provide a simple way to have your characters and game progress transferred and the value of your Station Cash granted to your new ProSiebenSat.1 Games account. Also, existing EverQuest II players in Europe that have played on U.S. servers before the transition will be allowed to continue playing on those servers through their SOE accounts.





Once again: IT IS NOT REGION LOCKED!
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:49 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Originally Posted by basti View Post
I'm a European player; after I create my ProSieben account, will my SOE account be shut down?

Your SOE account will not be shut down, but you will only be able to play the above mentioned games through a ProSiebenSat.1 Games account. As discussed above, we will provide a simple way to have your characters and game progress transferred and the value of your Station Cash granted to your new ProSiebenSat.1 Games account. Also, existing EverQuest II players in Europe that have played on U.S. servers before the transition will be allowed to continue playing on those servers through their SOE accounts.





Once again: IT IS NOT REGION LOCKED!
Your SOE account will not be shut down, but you will only be able to play the above mentioned games through a ProSiebenSat.1 Games account.
Looks like it
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:50 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Originally Posted by basti View Post
I'm a European player; after I create my ProSieben account, will my SOE account be shut down?

Your SOE account will not be shut down, but you will only be able to play the above mentioned games through a ProSiebenSat.1 Games account. As discussed above, we will provide a simple way to have your characters and game progress transferred and the value of your Station Cash granted to your new ProSiebenSat.1 Games account. Also, existing EverQuest II players in Europe that have played on U.S. servers before the transition will be allowed to continue playing on those servers through their SOE accounts.





Once again: IT IS NOT REGION LOCKED!
the FAQ you just quoted categorically stated the European players will not be able to access
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with their station accounts.

Your SOE account will not be shut down, but you will only be able to play the above mentioned games through a ProSiebenSat.1 Games account.
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Old 2012-02-21, 07:03 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by basti View Post
Yet there is nothing, absolutly nothing stopping you from being in Europe, creating a SOE account, and playing on some american servers


Originally Posted by Vash02
you will only be able to play the above mentioned games through a ProSiebenSat.1 Games account.
Seems to me you won't be able to make an SOE account in Europe (unless you go around their rules). To play any game made by SOE you'll have to go through ProSieben, and they won't let you play with American servers.

As for an opinion in the matter, screw SOE for taking away my Irish Outfitmates

Edit: and, since when is playing with Americans a requirement to enjoy the game? I can understand being split from outfit mates, but shouldn't Europe get enough marketing to get a stable community of their own?
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:40 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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WTF is this shit?

SOE can't afford to do anything that might hurt PlanetSide's total population. Everything falls apart without a large amount of people.
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:40 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I don't mind, but I guess my opinion is void cos I havnt really made any friends playing on Gemini anyways, so I have no one to "say goodbye" to.

that said, this only affects the minority anyways, which is just about the people in here.

Also, @basti, they might just have some region detection/IP block in use. Playing through proxies probably wont be worth it.

Also, a ridicilous reason to not play the game at all. Yes, it sucks that you might be seperated with your friends, but that doesnt mean the game wouldnt be worth trying/playing. You might as well just get your friends in a chat room, you didnt play the game for what it was obviously anyways
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Old 2012-02-21, 03:45 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Can anyone tell me how this affects Australian players? Will we be locked with Asian servers reading a language we don't understand? Or play as we always have with the west cost servers in the States?
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