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#1 Sep 11 2010 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
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It seems the update server is being blocked in South Korea. Which leads me to believe that the whole game will eventually be blocked. I played FFXI for four years since first release in the US, made a good number of long time friends and memories. Ever since I quit FFXI there has been a gaming void left inside me that I have tried to fill by going out partying and drinking; trying to find that same level of social bliss that was achieved in FFXI.

So, a few years ago I caught wind of the upcoming release of FFXIV. I waited and waited; even trying to participate in every closed beta. Finally, an open beta key falls on my lap and, while it has its flaws, FFXIV fills me up with a joy that is equivalent to a triple rainbow (**** yea).

I thought myself to be fortunate to be in South Korea with the US Army and so close to the servers (remembering all the times JP played provoked NMs faster due to the lower latency). Well, today is a dark day. I left my game running last night as I fell asleep and awake today to find myself disconnected. I restarted the game to check for new updates and I was greeted with error 11024: Unable to contact version update server. A little research and BAM, turns out everyone in South Korea is blocked. My room mate gets through by using DataShield (US Proxy) but I have no such success.

So, I'm sitting here looking at a useless update window and thinking about the collector's edition copy I ordered weeks ago. Ugh...

Sorry for the rant, but this is truly upsetting for me.
#2 Sep 11 2010 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I highly doubt that they would not release the game in S.K. There' way too much of an MMO culture and possible profit.
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#3 Sep 11 2010 at 8:08 AM Rating: Decent
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It seems it may be the same deal as FFXI. Certain ISPs over here are blocked. A friend of mine who lives off the Army installation is able to update and play just fine. Unfortunately, on post we're stuck with whatever ISP the Army has contracted.
#4 Sep 11 2010 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
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That's odd, unless you're getting free internet the base isn't in charge of your provider. At least on AF bases you get a choice of provider, but the provider choice is usually limited to about 2-3 for access reasons. Then again I've only been stationed in Europe and not Asia, and I know the Army can be a bit silly at times. However, having said that the Army seems happy to go to contract for utilities fat more than the AF does and yet we still have choice of access on phone, cable, and internet.
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#5 Oct 03 2010 at 9:24 AM Rating: Good
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I also am having problems with this game being in Korea. I was able to play the beta with no problems, and got the collectors edition and was able to play for the first few days. I'm currently working on a way around it. If I have any success I will get back to you. Don't worry kohbosan!

And ISP on my base is only one, and I'm on a AF base. Either you have internet or you don't. They are very monopolistic with certain things, which upset me. But I have managed to get around most of the things. Hopefully I can add this.
#6 Oct 03 2010 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Do you know who the ISP is? Could you try contacting them? Maybe work in, you know, we are only here to prevent the north from coming in and whooping your ***?
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#7 Oct 03 2010 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
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@ RJO HAHAHA! Okay, so here is what I can offer to you guys.

If you purchase a VPN (Virtual Private Network) you can bypass the block. I used http://strongvpn.com/ They have amazing customer service. I had a conversation with a rep on a web based chat, and had them call my cellphone within 1 minute of me giving them my number to confirm my payment. Right now I am testing how much bandwidth reduction is going on for this service. But if you don't enjoy there service, they have a week full payment refund policy. It's easy to connect to. Though it is a little pricey for us in Korea, because the closest VPN server is Hong Kong. I am going to be doing some follow up with both SE, and my ISP. I will come back with the info for you guys.
#8 Oct 10 2010 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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It is working for me now, without the VPN. It's really weird. I am keeping my VPN, because oddly it is faster, and in case something like this happens down the road.
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