From: Andrew Ting
It may sound surprising to some, but in today's interconnected world this chilling effect is real. A personal anecdote: although I'm an American, it was in fact my friends in Malaysia who first turned me on to Heroes of Newerth. Although new and hesitant, with them I soon became a avid player and we all purchased premium accounts soon after. However, once I learned that I would never be able to play with my friends again I walked away and never looked back.
However, at a minimum this letter is intended to make you aware that region IP blocks are a significant issue that needs to be dealt with appropriately. There are many gamers in the world who want to be enthusiastic about TERA and drool over your trailers and screenshots, but are simply too afraid of getting burned yet again.