Blizzard Vs. Iran

90 Gnome Mage
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Gather around children it's story time!
I'm going to paint you a picture of what it's like living in Iran, But I don't wanna bore the Sh!t out of you with my sob story which will probably end up to be a !@#$ing book, so I'll get to the bottom line. Internet gaming and in general, gaming is pretty much all the entertainment an Iranian youngster or an Iranian of any age for that matter has. although I feel like blizzard don't deserve compliments right now but blizzard's games are arguably the best online games out there. Now for whatever reason that blizzard obviously don't feel like sharing, it appears blizzard's blocked the game in our region. I'm thinking either blizzard feels like Iranians have such an extraordinary country with such rich, friendly, loving and peaceful environment that they decided that we're having enough fun on our own and that their games is just too damn much for us, or there's actually a technical issue that they're trying to fix as I'm posting this thread. Either way don't you think we deserve a simple explanation ?
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90 Human Warlock
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Sure the block is at Blizzard's end?
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85 Blood Elf Rogue
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Didnt Iran block blizzard? Because that is what I've read in the other thread and thats not really Blizzards fault or something they can help, right? :p
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90 Gnome Mage
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Yeah take a look at this " http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/5168067998?page=1 " and you'll know why I'm sure.
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Regrettably, it IS Iran blocking people's IPs when trying to connect to Battle.net I believe, due to several of the reasons listed in that thread. Looks like there is nothing Blizzard can do about it, which really does suck.
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90 Gnome Mage
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No the ban ain't from Iran. our government does a lot of !@#$ and ain't scared of shouting it out loud and they've blocked pretty much all the internet and they're proudly broadcasting it to everybody so if it was them, they would have just said so like they always do. and check the trace route some of the people did, it's clearly blizzard.
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90 Blood Elf Death Knight
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My dear Iranian friend.

It's not Blizzard, it's TRADE SANCTIONS forcing Blizzard to block you, your OWN government blocking WoW or just a technical issue.

Do you REALLY think Blizzard doesn't want your money? They're most likely FORCED to block Iran, either directly or to be sure they don't get in trouble.
Edited by Vaela on 22/08/2012 20:58 BST
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85 Blood Elf Rogue
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22/08/2012 20:57Posted by Giv
No the ban ain't from Iran. our government does a lot of !@#$ and ain't scared of shouting it out loud and they've blocked pretty much all the internet and they're proudly broadcasting it to everybody so if it was them, they would have just said so like they always do. and check the trace route some of the people did, it's clearly blizzard.
I doubt Blizzard would do that. Iranian players pay for wow too, so it would be a loss of alot of money.
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90 Gnome Mage
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22/08/2012 20:56Posted by Thorrin
Regrettably, it IS Iran blocking people's IPs when trying to connect to Battle.net I believe, due to several of the reasons listed in that thread. Looks like there is nothing Blizzard can do about it, which really does suck.

The thread on MMO-champion's forum is just some guy ASSUMING those stuff it's not FACT.
Edited by Giv on 22/08/2012 20:59 BST
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70 Undead Warlock
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Best of luck with all of it.
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90 Gnome Mage
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22/08/2012 20:58Posted by Baby
No the ban ain't from Iran. our government does a lot of !@#$ and ain't scared of shouting it out loud and they've blocked pretty much all the internet and they're proudly broadcasting it to everybody so if it was them, they would have just said so like they always do. and check the trace route some of the people did, it's clearly blizzard.
I doubt Blizzard would do that. Iranian players pay for wow too, so it would be a loss of alot of money.
Let's hope so right?
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85 Blood Elf Rogue
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22/08/2012 20:59Posted by Giv
Regrettably, it IS Iran blocking people's IPs when trying to connect to Battle.net I believe, due to several of the reasons listed in that thread. Looks like there is nothing Blizzard can do about it, which really does suck.

The thread on MMO-champion's forum is just some guy ASSUMING those stuff it's not FACT.
But you are assuming stuff too :p
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90 Gnome Mage
11975
My dear Iranian friend.

It's not Blizzard, it's TRADE SANCTIONS forcing Blizzard to block you, your OWN government blocking WoW or just a technical issue.

Do you REALLY think Blizzard doesn't want your money? They're most likely FORCED to block Iran, either directly or to be sure they don't get in trouble.

My money's on technical issues but I admit, you have a point.
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90 Gnome Mage
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22/08/2012 21:02Posted by Baby

The thread on MMO-champion's forum is just some guy ASSUMING those stuff it's not FACT.
But you are assuming stuff too :p

I've got one word for you, Traceroute.

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/5168067998?page=1
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90 Worgen Hunter
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Can you please stay on one topic? And stop saying things you don't know about please you have no idea why did they block the IP please one topic so you don't make the problem bigger, and in the end of this topic a blue post will appear saying that there is another topic with the same subject...
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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i loved your true story Giv. the only fun for us is gone. Blizzard entertainment is gone. and we have to be boooooooored all the time from now on.
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90 Gnome Mage
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22/08/2012 21:06Posted by Rìchy
Can you please stay on one topic? And stop saying things you don't know about please you have no idea why did they block the IP please one topic so you don't make the problem bigger, and in the end of this topic a blue post will appear saying that there is another topic with the same subject...

Please help me out buddy! where have I claimed I know anything about this issue? I'm only trying to get a straight answer, what you call them? Blue posts? been a while since I last seen one.
Edited by Giv on 22/08/2012 21:11 BST
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90 Worgen Death Knight
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Exactly as OP said, I'm gonna copy my post from Original topic so you guys can have the email and a bit of details as to why we need to inform Blizzard about our current predigament.
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I spoke with a GM and he told me that I can tell you where the problem lies, he said I'm feeling like I got caught between a rock and a very bad place right now, all I can tell you is contacting support-request@blizzard.com and let them know how you feel. So, I can safely assume this is Blizzard's doing and I'm sure it's due to the current political standings. I encourage all of you to contact support-request@blizzard.com.

This is written wrong all over it. We're being punished for the sins of the leaders we didn't even choose. So, I can assume next thing Blizzard will do is fire their employees with Iranian descent like Alex Afrasiabi. Clearly he is as guilty as us for having Iranian blood running through his veins.

Dear Blizzard, we didn't chose this, we have no saying on how this country is being run, we are helpless and this is the only retreat we have from all the crap that is going on around us, at our expense. Please don't take this away from us and lower yourself to pety politicans game.
Edited by Jormungandr on 22/08/2012 22:24 BST
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85 Blood Elf Rogue
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22/08/2012 21:09Posted by Giv
Can you please stay on one topic? And stop saying things you don't know about please you have no idea why did they block the IP please one topic so you don't make the problem bigger, and in the end of this topic a blue post will appear saying that there is another topic with the same subject...

Please help me out buddy? where have I claimed I know anything about this issue? I'm only trying to get a straight answer, what you call them? Blue posts? been a while since I last seen one.
I think they arent allowed to tell anything yet :( anyway, I hope it gets sorted out soon for you guys :/
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90 Night Elf Warrior
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Not going to go into detail but I'm fairly sure there might be certain internet services that allow you to play as if living in another country, I do not know about this or support this.

Hope they lift those blocks for you soon, that's just bs.
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