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If you’ve discovered your self unable to hook up with Lost Ark‘s servers recently, it may be because you have a VPN active. While this was never an issue beforehand, Amazon has elected to put blockers on VPNs so you have to play the game in whatever region you live in. And, if you’ve been utilizing a VPN to entry the game from a area where it isn’t out there, you sadly can’t play the game interval.
As for why Amazon has completed this, one of many game’s group managers Roxx defined on the Lost Ark boards that it’s to fight in opposition to bots. They apologize for the inconvenience and acknowledge that many gamers use VPNs for different causes, however it technically violates Amazon’s phrases of service which states that “You may not use any technology or technique to obscure or disguise your location.” On the plus aspect, earlier use of a VPN received’t get you banned.
“We have put blockers in place to prevent users from connecting to Lost Ark through VPN services. This is one of the steps we are taking [to] combat botters, as it will help prevent them from being able to circumvent some of the restrictions we have in place and make it more difficult for them to connect to the game,” explains Roxx. “We apologize for any inconvenience, but also hope players understand the necessity of this.”
The reception has been very blended. Some gamers, whereas disillusioned with the choice, acknowledge that it’s a viable resolution and suppose it’s one thing everybody else simply has to take care of. Others are much less accepting, arguing that this solely hurts the player-base. Some are even declaring that this has ruined the game for them and can now not be taking part in.
Lost Ark isn’t the primary game to do one thing like this, nonetheless. In 2020, Riot Games needed to block VPNs for its League of Legends: Wild Rift MOBA as using the software program was inflicting a variety of points.