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#152 Sep 24 2008 at 7:45 PM Rating: Default
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Didn't people already say the two companies in question had issues?

#153 Sep 27 2008 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone that has LG able to log on?
#154 Sep 30 2008 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
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How do you get that? I maybe jumping the gun, but its 30th, and I still can't log on. I'll amplify the measures tomorrow if I still can't log on..
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#155 Sep 30 2008 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm waiting until tomorrow because it'll probably be up tomorrow (next business day type deal), I hope. If not, I'll submit my story to kotaku.
#156 Sep 30 2008 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I need to know who is still affected by this. Please respond to this topic and I will submit my story to kotaku shortly after.
#157 Sep 30 2008 at 4:58 PM Rating: Default
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I need to know who is still affected by this. Please respond to this topic and I will submit my story to kotaku shortly after.


What will this story be about?

#158 Sep 30 2008 at 6:02 PM Rating: Default
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Mistress Theonehio wrote:

What will this story be about?


IS SE RACIST AGAINST SOUTH KOREAN PLAYERS?

No, actually, once I get some input from players, I can start the story. I'd like if they had some snippets of their customer rep chats, and I can piece together a Frankenstein.
#159 Sep 30 2008 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
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I just sent a BBB complaint, even though I know it won't do good, I advise everyone that has this problem and some more, to submit a BBB complaint as well.
#160 Sep 30 2008 at 6:56 PM Rating: Decent
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#161 Oct 01 2008 at 12:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I still can't log in.

I know it's a terrible attitude to have, but I've pretty much given up trying to get SE to acknowledge the issue. I've called them close to ten times and sent multiple e-mails. I keep getting the same generic answers eluding to it not being their fault. I've also been asked, each and every time I've called, if I want to cancel my ID. They obviously don't care to keep us as customers.

I'll continue to be a sucker though and pay my $16.95 a month to keep my account active in the hopes of being able to log on again someday...
#162 Oct 01 2008 at 2:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I know it's a terrible attitude to have, but I've pretty much given up trying to get SE to acknowledge the issue. I've called them close to ten times and sent multiple e-mails. I keep getting the same generic answers eluding to it not being their fault. I've also been asked, each and every time I've called, if I want to cancel my ID. They obviously don't care to keep us as customers.

I'll continue to be a sucker though and pay my $16.95 a month to keep my account active in the hopes of being able to log on again someday...


I think that is the thing that **** me off the most. They should at least say "we'll look into it ASAP and let you know what we find" These guys don't even bother to see what the problem is.
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#163 Oct 01 2008 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Writing the paper right now, at the earliest it should be on kotaku by tomorrow morning. Hopefully, kotaku publishes it on their front page! It's going to be a doozy...
#164 Oct 02 2008 at 2:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I submitted the story this morning. Hopefully, it'll get published to the front page where it will bring media attention to this.
#165 Oct 05 2008 at 1:28 AM Rating: Good
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Alright!! I finally got to log on using the bootlegging that is mentioned on this thread. I couldn't do it before because I was using the wrong POLboot.exe. I advise for everyone else who is having this same log on issue to use this way until SE addresses the problem.
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#166 Nov 05 2008 at 4:05 AM Rating: Decent
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So I've been FFXI-less for over two months now. I thought I could get on with life without it, but I was wrong!

I'm feening to get back to the game. >.<

I tried connecting using the "bootleg" method mentioned earlier. I got connected to POL using Sockscap 2.40 and downloaded all of the version updates. However, when I get to the "Play" screen I get an error that says:

"Terminated as error occurred in FINAL FANTASY XI. Failed to initialize Direct3D. Please check that this computer has the required specifications to run FINAL FANTASY XI.(-1)"

Does anyone have any idea how I can remedy this? I've made no changes to my DirectX program that I know of.

Also, I can't connect at all using Freecap. Once I launch POLboot or Windower, POL will attempt to log on and I get a barrage of popup windows and then POL freezes. I can however connect using Sockcap 2.40 perfectly fine. It's just slow and then kicks me out with that Direct3D error.

I know this has been hashed for awhile now and everyone else seems to be finding a way around the issue. But I'm still stuck and I just can't let FFXI go!
#167 Nov 05 2008 at 4:17 AM Rating: Good
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The way I have been doing it is just using someone's unsecured wireless signal. I'm guessing you probably don't have a usable signal within range or else you'd prolly be on right now.

The only thing I can think of is maybe change your modem (if that is an option). I say this only because I'm unable to log on with my LAN but others using the same ISP and even living in the same building and floor as me have no issues logging in.

If the ISP won't switch out your modem on request you could just cancel your service for a few days and turn in the modem, a just start it back up again with a new one the internet dude hooks you up with.

Sorry I have no real ways of fixing your issue. The only thing I can do is give options to try. Hope you get on soon.
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#168 Nov 05 2008 at 4:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I would try to switch my modem if I actually had one. Unfortunately, I live in an officetel and my internet connection goes directly into my wall. -.-
#169 Nov 06 2008 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Also, I went to Daegu for a week and couldn't log on, I realized that my current location is not blocked or was ever blocked. I was blocking myself with another program that I just started using coincidentally at the same time other people couldn't log on.

I realized this when I tried to log on through freecap in another location. Here in Osan, I can log on just fine with or without the bootleg way. In Daegu, I can't log in at all, even though I have in the past.

This is just ridiculous.
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#170 Nov 06 2008 at 6:04 AM Rating: Good
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Taru, hope you make it back some day, we miss you in dyna :)
#171 Nov 07 2008 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks Eldelphia. I miss Dynamis too... I hope I can figure out some way of getting back!
#172 Nov 19 2008 at 7:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi, this is my first post. I felt this should be put on the board in case there were people who still couldn't log on.

I just moved to South Korea and I also couldn't log on to playonline.

I tried the method posted before, but it takes too much time. The best way I found is signing up for a VPN. For those who don't know, VPNs keep your IP hidden. So, if they don't know you're from the ROK, then you can get through.

I'm using Relakks and the first month is free. After that there is a 5 Euro fee a month, which right now is about 6 USDs. There might be better deals out there, but Relakks got me in. It's also handy if anyone wants to listen to Pandora radio (they also block ROK IPs) and for those who just want to be cool and undercover.

I hope this helps.
#173 Nov 20 2008 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi, this is my first post. I felt this should be put on the board in case there were people who still couldn't log on.

I just moved to South Korea and I also couldn't log on to playonline.

I tried the method posted before, but it takes too much time. The best way I found is signing up for a VPN. For those who don't know, VPNs keep your IP hidden. So, if they don't know you're from the ROK, then you can get through.

I'm using Relakks and the first month is free. After that there is a 5 Euro fee a month, which right now is about 6 USDs. There might be better deals out there, but Relakks got me in. It's also handy if anyone wants to listen to Pandora radio (they also block ROK IPs) and for those who just want to be cool and undercover.

I hope this helps.


It's really not too long to do it,but for some reason I can't get it to work.

Hmmm. I'll look into the VPN..Can you go into more detail?
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#174 Nov 20 2008 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent
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No, it's easy to setup the sock and tor thing, but it's such a long haul that it just too slow.

Relakks is routed through Sweden. You'll figure that out as you'll see computer ads in Swedish. VPN is very easy to setup; the Relakks website takes you through step by step. With a VPN, playonline won't know you are signing on from a Korean IP. In other words, SE is blocking specific regions and with a VPN you can pose as a computer not from those regions. I personally don't think SE will lift the ban on ROK and that they don't want their business. Just my opinion, but if you wait this out, you'll be waiting for a **** long time.

Relakks is free for a whole month, so nothing to lose if you want to see if it works for you. If anyone finds better deals on VPN sites, post them.

https://www.relakks.com/index.php



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Edited, Nov 20th 2008 9:31am by RedMageCadet
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This is the best news ever! I'm signing up as soon as I leave work... Thank you RedMageCadet!
#176 Nov 20 2008 at 3:14 PM Rating: Good
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Hey RDM Cadet, are you on CTLT from ROTC?!
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#177 Nov 20 2008 at 6:11 PM Rating: Good
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No, not military. Just an English teacher living in Cheongju. But I was motivated to come to the ROK by a warrant officer who flies helicopters and lived in the ROK. This weekend will be my first here, so I'm sure I'll run into lots of military when I go to the bars.

I like the name 'cadet' because I'm pretty new to the game and a lvl 28 RMD.

#178 Nov 21 2008 at 2:25 AM Rating: Good
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OMG!!!! I'M ONLINE AGAIN!!!! I can't believe it!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
#179 Nov 26 2008 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
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This is really irritating, I can't get any method to work for me.. I downloaded the Relakks thing and I get the 619 "couldn't make a connection, disconnected from port". I followed the Q+A about having to register the server in the Active Domain, but I have no idea how to do that.

So how did you get it working?
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#180 Nov 28 2008 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
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OK, I spent sometime reading up on the error code. Here we go:

1. Maybe if you have a firewall up, it could block you from connecting to the network.

2. To actually open an Active Domain, you'd need some special program from Microsoft. To me, this doesn't seem like a viable option.

3. I've had problems connecting to Relakks just because it doesn't connect. I waited, then tried again, and bingo.

4. Finally, if you are part of some type of office network or connecting through a router, you might have problems. Try this link for some solutions.
http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/N101495.asp

If none of these work, then I don't know. You might have to contact Relakks support to see what's what.
#181 Dec 06 2008 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok got some more info for those still wanting to use the Proxy / Tor method.

I found a program that works much better then SocksCap/FreeCap (both are no longer being updates, but their free).

All Inclusive "make it work" is ProxyCap, first month is free but have to purchase the software. Works with UDP and TCP protocols.

http://www.proxycap.com/

Ok also after **** with rules alot, I found that if you can tell it to ONLY proxy requires to the IP range 61.195.59.0 - 61.195.59.254 that it won't be nearly as slow. That range is the login / registration server, only used for logins and to check updates. The actual game plays on a different range, which I was trying to tell it to direct connect to. But FreeCap is a PITA for doing direct connections. ProxyCap and Proxifier are both much better at separating traffic and only proxing what needs to be.

Anyhow, if your in the ROK and are still having issued send me a PM and I'll try to work with you on it.
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#182 Dec 18 2008 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello!

So I found a VPN program, I think, made specifically for gaming. It's called 'softether' and it connects you to a Japanese server. I found it hard to find help online about how to use it or what it does. Still, I believe it's free and it will connect people to playonline.

I can't exactly tell you HOW to make it work, unless you know Japanese. The commands though are in English.

What I did, maybe by sure luck, was click on the 2nd icon (looks like a sugar cube, says VPN) then clicked on "CMD TOP CONNECT" then "CMD CONNECT." Windows will pop up... just keep clicking yes. When a window pops up that has a scroll bar and pictures, go all the way to the bottom and click the last button you see. The VPN will be connected (if you go back to CMD TOP CONNECT you'll see that you can disconnect) and when you click on playonline, you'll be able to login.

Sorry if the description doesn't help. Again, don't know Japanese. Still learning Korean.

Here is the link:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HVSRUSPT

BTW, the download is in the top right hand corner, with letters you have to type in to start the download.

#183 Jan 27 2009 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Not so PC savvy here! But I did run tracerts and indeed the problem is on their end. It's like there's something right before I can connect to POL servers, probably a filtering device. Any advice or VPN walkthroughs? :)
#184 Dec 19 2009 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah i've been in korea for a while now and i had the same problem so if anyone needs help just use www.monkeyvpn.com it's not too expensive and you get a US IP address and it works
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#185 Nov 05 2012 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
Hello, I found this thread on google, and I was wondering is this issue still going? Are you still unable to log in from Korea? I ask because I will be moving to Korea myself sometime early next year, and I am still an active FFXI player, and also plan on playing FFXIV.
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#186 Nov 05 2012 at 9:31 PM Rating: Good
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Just don't use KT internet service.

LG works fine.

If you must use KT, pay extra for a VPN in usa like www.strongvpn.com

Free VPNs disconect every 50 minutes or so, hence ffxi crashes.

Good luck
#187 Nov 05 2012 at 9:42 PM Rating: Good
LG is an ISP? Is it readily available pretty much anywhere in Seoul?
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LG offers broadband connections though I believe their buying KT lines to do it.

I'm on Samsung myself, they aren't blocked through they like to do maintenance around midnight on Sundays when I have events. I keep a subscription to Overplay VPN service just incase I have to VPN it due to connection issues. Overplay has access points in Japan, so if I do use them my connection is pretty much the same distance.
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#189 Nov 07 2012 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
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#190 Nov 08 2012 at 3:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I didn't have any problems right before I left. I think it is ISP related
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