FilePlanet IP Blocks download; thinks domestic computer is foreign


Okay, the only thing that got me through Wednesday, a day fraught with meetings, numberless revisions, and a never-ending cold, was the thought that I'd be playing the Mabinogi open beta that night. So I visited the homepage, only to be told that the client was exclusively available to FilePlanet users. Fine, I'm a FP user, I'll get it there. Once there, I clicked the download link, only to be told 'Sorry, this program is for North American users only!'

Now, I've been accused in the past of not living in reality, and that's an argument with some merit to it. But my corpus has always inhabited North America; indeed, I live in San Francisco, which, unless FP knows something about a new secession that I'm unaware of, is located in California, which is one of the United States. Where does FP think I live?

Running it down reveals that FP's IP Blocker seems to think that while my home computer resides somewhere outside of North America, trying access from my work computer works fine. Just in case, however, I'll be downloading the client directly from Nexon. One night of downloadus frustrationis is quite enough.
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