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The Daily Grind: Have you been IP blocked?

Shawn Schuster

Do you live in Australia? Perhaps you live in Eastern Europe, and you love your MMOs just as much as anyone else in any other part of the world. Unfortunately, several countries around the world have been suffering from blocks to their IP, essentially meaning that they can't enjoy the same online games that the rest of the globe can.

Sometimes this IP block is for marketing purposes; sometimes it's for legal purposes according to that country's specific media laws. Most recently, Star Wars: The Old Republic barred Oceanic gamers from pre-ordering their highly anticipated MMO, and Rusty Hearts presented a long list of countries where their game is unplayable. But whatever the reason, it pisses a lot of people off, and here at Massively, we hear all about it through our tips line. Now we want you to speak your mind on the topic here in the comments of this post. Have you been affected by an IP block or regional lockout? Tell us your experience, but be sure to abide by our code of conduct (no cursing or name-calling).

Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!

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