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sliver2snake
Caldari
Posted - 2006.01.17 19:13:00 - [1]
 

i was just wondering can you play world of warcraft if you live in the middle east ?

Aleria Angelis
Eleutherian Guard
Posted - 2006.01.17 19:40:00 - [2]
 

WOW is frowned upon in here, we do not like to speak of it. Thank you.

sliver2snake
Caldari
Posted - 2006.01.17 19:44:00 - [3]
 

wow.....sorry

R31D
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2006.01.17 19:49:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: sliver2snake
wow.....sorry

Was that a really bad pun or unintentional? Very Happy

And if you can play EVE in middle east, I don't see why WoW would be frowned upon unless they don't like fantasy stuff in which case, you'd probably notice by lack of similar books/games

sliver2snake
Caldari
Posted - 2006.01.17 20:00:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: sliver2snake on 17/01/2006 20:02:13
:p

i was asking because on there site when i try to create an account by credit card it says
this payment method is for north america and europe only or something like that.

"unless they don't like fantasy stuff in which case, you'd probably notice by lack of similar books/games"

i'm sorry i didnt get that ?!

Etumretniw
Minmatar
We Hate Scotty
Posted - 2006.01.17 20:28:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: sliver2snake

"unless they don't like fantasy stuff in which case, you'd probably notice by lack of similar books/games"

i'm sorry i didnt get that ?!


R31D thought that Aleria meant that wow is frowned upon in middle east, when he actually meant that it is frowned upon among the Eve community. :)
Pretty funny. :D

And Im sure you can play WoW in middle east somehow. Cant tell you how though.
Send them an email and ask?



RedWyvern
Gallente
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
Privateer Alliance
Posted - 2006.01.17 20:28:00 - [7]
 

region locked? I guess you'd have to buy a copy of for the Middle East, and pay on their website, if there is one.

And also, we don't mention the 'W' word around here. .

hattifnatt
North Eastern Swat
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2006.01.17 20:49:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: RedWyvern
And also, we don't mention the 'W' word around here. .

True i hate wow i havnt played it and have promised myself to never do!

wierchas noobhunter
Caldari
Posted - 2006.01.17 21:10:00 - [9]
 

no !!!!!
lets kill wow

fairimear
Gallente
The Sp00Ks
Posted - 2006.01.17 21:49:00 - [10]
 

wOw is evil, it's like a self replicating virus that sucks in the weak minded

Grimwalius d'Antan
Gallente
Posted - 2006.01.17 22:10:00 - [11]
 

Are you from UAE? I think the Emirate is one of the nations that are NOT blacklisted by western business as being related to terrorism. There should be a license agreement somewhere, check it to see which countries they accept. Alot of middle eastern nations are prohibited of using online services such as Steam and MMOs, but I know not all of them are. You might be in luck. I believe there is a possibility that Iran is allowed access as well. Your best bet would be if there is a middle eastern version of the games in the stores, but I don't know if you can get genuine games in your country or if the malls are selling counterfit copies in plastic bags with pictures of the original package in them. Good luck!

Laocoon
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2006.01.17 22:22:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: fairimear
wOw is evil, it's like a self replicating virus that sucks in the weak minded


like milk.

wait, no. that's soemthing else. =/

Vyper Ophidian
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2006.01.18 00:55:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: RedWyvern
And also, we don't mention the 'W' word around here. .


the W word is a bad topic here, in order to keep a good standing with gods of EvE... and agents we are required to conduct planetary Bombarments on the WoW inhabitance every firday night

Jessie James
Posted - 2006.01.18 01:14:00 - [14]
 

My friend playes EQ from Bagdad, Iraq every day. YOu may want to contact the game / service provider to see if there is an alternate way to pay for an account.

sliver2snake
Caldari
Posted - 2006.01.18 02:51:00 - [15]
 

ok thanks for the replys

@ Grimwalius d'Antan dont worry we have good relations with the U.S they have a military base here in qatar and we tryed to help out with Katrina by offering 100 million for victims of the Hurricane but i dont think they accepted it.
so i dont think were blacklisted
and all games here are soild as original copies and %98 of gamers here use steam since
counter-strike is the most popular game here but everybody thinks steam sucks for some reason :P.

it's werd that they sell the game here but they wont let you crate an account like everyboady else :(

PS: i well sacrifice some cows hoping that the great powers of EVE will forgive me for my sins

Grimwalius d'Antan
Gallente
Posted - 2006.01.18 03:09:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: sliver2snake
ok thanks for the replys

@ Grimwalius d'Antan dont worry we have good relations with the U.S they have a military base here in qatar and we tryed to help out with Katrina by offering 100 million for victims of the Hurricane but i dont think they accepted it.
so i dont think were blacklisted
and all games here are soild as original copies and %98 of gamers here use steam since
counter-strike is the most popular game here but everybody thinks steam sucks for some reason :P.

it's werd that they sell the game here but they wont let you crate an account like everyboady else :(

PS: i well sacrifice some cows hoping that the great powers of EVE will forgive me for my sins

Did some checking up, and it would seem that the US has not declared a total embargo for UAE like they did to for example Iraq, Libya and Sirya. Your problem was credit card taxing though. To me it would seem a little bit wierd that they would cut you guys off from that, given the potential market. Where exactly does it fail to accept your credit card information?

Luc Boye
Evolution
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2006.01.18 09:35:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Grimwalius d'Antan
Are you from UAE? I think the Emirate is one of the nations that are NOT blacklisted by western business as being related to terrorism. There should be a license agreement somewhere, check it to see which countries they accept. Alot of middle eastern nations are prohibited of using online services such as Steam and MMOs, but I know not all of them are. You might be in luck. I believe there is a possibility that Iran is allowed access as well. Your best bet would be if there is a middle eastern version of the games in the stores, but I don't know if you can get genuine games in your country or if the malls are selling counterfit copies in plastic bags with pictures of the original package in them. Good luck!


Which is all ******ed of you think about it... I can somehow understand that Oracle doesnt want to export to "terrorist" countries, so that Al-Quaeda can't make a database or something (as if open source databases didn't exist), but I find it highly unlikely that running around in a virtual forest whacking virtual wolves with a virtual two-handed mace can serve as training tool for terrorists. But that's just me. YARRRR!!

sliver2snake
Caldari
Posted - 2006.01.19 23:55:00 - [18]
 

LOL

anyway turns out we have pre-paid time crads so i can play the game here but who cares
EVE all the way baby.

see in game.....

S.s


 

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