Black Desert NA and EU IP block confirmed

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Recently there has been some talk that Black Desert Online would have some kind of IP block for regions outside of North America and Europe, judging by the terms of service. The IP block has now been confirmed, with Daum Games Europe stating that the terms of agreement with developer Pearl Abyss are limited to the following areas: Europe (excluding Turkey and part of Russia) and North America (Canada, Mexico and United States of America). If you live in other regions, you won’t be able to play this version.

On the other hand, it seems that this IP block could be due to the fact that Pearl Abyss wants to “explore markets such as Turkey, South America or any other region outside of our service territory via different channels.”

Black Desert has been in the spotlight recently and not always for good reasons – first it was the surprise announcement that it would be buy-to-play in North America and Europe, then the Russian version suddenly got IP blocked, contrary to what was previously announced, and now this IP block that many players weren’t expecting.

We tried the Black Desert Online NA and EU alpha and the game still looks gorgeous and oozing potential, despite the idea that the Korean version has taken a turn to the casual side.

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  • Kefka

    Good reporting guys. Nails all points and more.

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    • http://www.freemmostation.com/ FreeMMOStation

      Thanks :)

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  • Muhammad Yasir

    can i play from PAkistan ?

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  • Justin Frost

    what does this mean? can we play Black Desert Online when it comes to the USA?

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    • http://www.freemmostation.com/ FreeMMOStation

      Yes, if you live in the USA, but you have to buy the game, of course.

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      • Justin Frost

        how much, it’s stupid that NA have to pay to play this game, it’s suppose to be free-2-play not buy-and-play

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        • http://www.freemmostation.com/ FreeMMOStation

          Yep. They didn’t reveal the prices yet.

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        • belfrysol

          because they don’t want the game to turn into a p2w casual mess like the other versions, but we’ll see.

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  • Michael Brazier

    that’s screwed up…now its even worse now living in a shit third world country such as South Africa where I’m sure it will get ip blocked.. hoped dearly to get into BD to find that I cant after such a long wait..so disappointed.

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  • Vlad Costiuc

    Can i log in from Moldova ? im really interested of that.. cause i dont wan’t to spend money in vain

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  • Erdem Canca

    Can we play in Turkey without any restrictions ?

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