In the past En Masse Entertainment promised that there would be no IP Blocking preventing players from other regions to play on the North American servers of TERA.
That policy has now changed as IP Addresses from Asia, Africa, Russia and the Middle East will be blocked, effectively preventing players from those regions from accessing the servers. On the other hand European, South American and Australian players will still be able to play on the US servers.
According to En Masse, while the company appreciates the fact that there are legit players from the blocked regions, the vast majority of Internet traffic from those regions comes from cyber-criminals related to account theft, gold-farming and other hacking behavior.
At the moment it’s unknown if the European servers of the game (handled by Frogster) will follow the same policy or will offer a home away from home to the players banned from the US servers. We reached out to Frogster for more information and we will keep you updated on the issue.