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YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO FORCE US TO REVEAL COUNTRY

yukimoriyukimori
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edited April 11 in Rants and Raves
ITS NOT LEGAL TO FORCE US PLAYERS TO REVEAL OUR COUNTRY. U CANNOT ASK US TO CHOOSE A COUNTRY AND REVEAL THIS INFORMATION TO U!
ITS A GAME, NOT A BANK ACCOUNT OR A STORE WHERE SUCH INFO IS NEEDED.

U MUST REMEMBER THAT MOST OF YOUR PLAYER BASE ARE MINORS, ASKING THEM "YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE A COUNTRY" IS NOT LEGAL BY LAW.
YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT AS A CHOISE, NOT FORCING IT ON US.
i dont want you to know what country im from cuz its not benefit me in any way!!!!
and not allowing us to log in until we choose the country is barbaric.
DONT FORGET THAT WE PLAYERS ARE PAYING YOU (WHEN WE BUY NEXON CREDIT, ITS NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND)

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  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited April 12
    They can't force you to reveal your country, but they're also not required to let you play their game.

    If you don't want to specify your country, feel free to uninstall Nexon Launcher and go spend your time and money on other companies' games.
    CatoooloooIsles
  • HiredMercHiredMerc
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    edited April 11
    @yukimori =) they already know your country by your the ip address

    it is wierd to me tho why they still force us to state a country ..
    interesting...........................maybe som1 could shed light on this for me please

    @AKradian your a veteram here respect the community , these are the players who play this game and use the forum that is so familiar to u

    id expect so much more from u dont let me dowm, please
    CatoooloooSlicedTime
  • MageOfBattlesMageOfBattles
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    edited April 11
    HiredMerc wrote: »
    @yukimori =) they already know your country by your the ip address

    it is wierd to me tho why they still force us to state a country ..
    interesting...........................maybe som1 could shed light on this for me please

    @AKradian your a veteram here respect the community , these are the players who play this game and use the forum that is so familiar to u

    id expect so much more from u dont let me dowm, please

    I mean, what else is there to say? I'm sure there's some specific details within the depths of the fine print, but it still wouldn't change anything. Err, and as far as I can tell, AKradian wasn't disrespectful in response to Yukimori. But the long and short of it is, this hasn't been an issue in the past, I don't see why it's one now.
  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited April 12
    HiredMerc wrote: »
    @yukimori =) they already know your country by your the ip address

    it is wierd to me tho why they still force us to state a country ..
    interesting...........................maybe som1 could shed light on this for me please

    I have no idea why they ask us to state a country.
    As you said, they know it from the IP address. And those who have a misleading IP address will also lie to the question.
    If you click on "why do I need to answer that?" (or however it's phrased on the Launcher login window) it'll tell you that they need to know it for currency conversion and because some games are not available in some countries. Which doesn't really convince me.
    Personally, I think the Nexon Launcher developers are focusing on the wrong features instead of making the stupid thing do the basic functions it needs to do - download, install, patch, and launch - correctly every time.
    HiredMerc wrote: »
    @AKradian your a veteram here respect the community , these are the players who play this game and use the forum that is so familiar to u

    id expect so much more from u dont let me dowm, please

    I respect the community.
    If the person had posted a respectful, polite question of "Why is Nexon asking us to specify our country?" I'd have given much the same answer I gave you.
    However, when they burst in here screaming IT'S NOT LEGAL, what other answer could I give?
    ACMBlackCipherReoshikaiIsles
  • ACMBlackCipherACMBlackCipher
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    edited April 12
    yukimori wrote: »
    ITS NOT LEGAL TO FORCE US PLAYERS TO REVEAL OUR COUNTRY. U CANNOT ASK US TO CHOOSE A COUNTRY AND REVEAL THIS INFORMATION TO U!
    ITS A GAME, NOT A BANK ACCOUNT OR A STORE WHERE SUCH INFO IS NEEDED.

    U MUST REMEMBER THAT MOST OF YOUR PLAYER BASE ARE MINORS, ASKING THEM "YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE A COUNTRY" IS NOT LEGAL BY LAW.
    YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT AS A CHOISE, NOT FORCING IT ON US.
    i dont want you to know what country im from cuz its not benefit me in any way!!!!
    and not allowing us to log in until we choose the country is barbaric.
    DONT FORGET THAT WE PLAYERS ARE PAYING YOU (WHEN WE BUY NEXON CREDIT, ITS NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND)

    I'm not sure what law you refer to when you say it's illegal to ask for your country. "Most of your player base are minors." Sure, but the ToS also say that by agreeing to the terms you're either 18 (legally and adult) or 13 with a parent's consent. . . Not that anyone bothers to read that even though it's not hidden in the ToS and is rather blatantly displayed.

    Calling it barbaric on top of that is overreacting just a bit. Just because you pay Nexon doesn't mean you own them.

    I think the section you were looking for is "Rants and Raves"
  • TsundereKyuTsundereKyu
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    edited April 14
    if you were to ever get hacked it helps. because let's say your country is in the US. but suddenly your account logs in from europe. it can help identify your account was stolen :B
  • SorrowSorrow
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    edited April 14
    http://www.nexon.net/legal/privacy-policy/
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    Lilac_Lilies
  • Lilac_LiliesLilac_Lilies
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    edited April 15
    If you play other games which I’m sure you do. They all will ask for some sort of basic information for registration purposes....ie name,age,and a generalized location (USA,CANADA,UK etc.... ) they are not asking for personal addresses. They have these terms and policies set for players same with an age restriction for protection against minors with out parental consent or for loss of password or something along those lines, they need information to help recover/fix problems on your account...So I don’t think your point is very valid. Next time Read the terms and policies before joining a game if you don’t like what they are asking for don’t join.
  • foussiremixfoussiremix
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    edited April 17
    Omg why is the thread maker complaining.
    You have to state your country in every mmo registration, even outside of an game in RL
    Op is a troll or a conspiracy theorist.
  • IslesIsles
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    edited 5:26AM
    I wonder.. are they collecting information on the population for perhaps another time change ? It's a huge consensus, that everyone I know, hates the currant time format for GMS .. its so confusing and needs to go back to PS..... just a thought.. my first thought when asked what country..