• PSO2 (JP) - SEGA ID Registration Currently Region Blocked

    Update 11/12/12: The registration page is now working again for players outside of Japan. A big thanks to juliox for letting us know!

    A flood of reports came in during the early morning hours today that SEGA had initiated a block on new SEGA ID registrations from outside of Japan. The block has since been confirmed, though the reasons behind it and its duration are still unknown. Players attempting to access the SEGA ID registration page for Phantasy Star Online 2 are receiving a plain white page with a single error message on it:

    (Essentially says, "Not available from your area.")

    While initial reports speculated that the PSO2 client downloads were also being blocked, this does not seem to be the case at this time. In addition, existing SEGA ID accounts created from outside of Japan can still be logged in to and managed.

    Also worth noting, is that these changes are not specific to Phantasy Star Online 2. SEGA ID registrations for SEGA's other online games, such as Rusty Hearts, are also giving the same error page when attempting to create an ID outside of Japan.

    We'll keep an eye out for some kind of official statement from SEGA on this change, so stay tuned to the front page and forums for more info as it becomes available. There could be a number of reasons behind the block and it may just be a temporary measure.

    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Velad's Avatar
      Velad -
      Well, as there are plans to release it in other regions in no surprise if they've begun IP blocks. It sucks for folks who have invested a lot of time on their characters.
    1. Uncle_bob's Avatar
      Uncle_bob -
      I'm surprised it took this long for them to go into JP ONRY mode.
    1. CAST_3R's Avatar
      CAST_3R -
      I didn't even realise that rusty hearts was sega until now
    1. metatime's Avatar
      metatime -
      Sega are just the publishers and that's it.
      I think the ban is gone but not 100% sure
    1. ZcRaider's Avatar
      ZcRaider -
      its starts.......now lets see how its gonna end.
    1. Fontes's Avatar
      Fontes -
      Common practice in the MMO market. Move along, nothing to see, here...
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