I live in Seattle. I just tried to login and was hit with a “we don’t provide service to your area” and a link to appeal a ban.
I never used a VPN until about a month ago, after one of these disastrous updates and my game literally would not connect to the server. Errors all over the place. Chat was no help, and wanted me to make sure I wasn’t using a VPN. I wasn’t, I triple-checked my IP and made sure everything was kosher.
Hmm, I thought… what if I turned on Speedify. BINGO - I could actually play the game.
Until this morning, when I restarted my computer and forgot to turn on Speedify again. I was smacked with a ban.
So I was forced to use a VPN to play the game from the literal home city of Amazon, and now I’m banned for that? And I have to send in a ticket on a Saturday morning and hope AGS gets back to me sometime before Valtan releases.
This is absurd.