Garena Introduces IP Based Room Visibility
Our Garena Client is updated with the visibility of the rooms based on IP. For example, a user from Singapore IP (with English version of the client) will only be able to see all rooms in ASEAN except VN.What does this mean?
The purpose of this change is to provide better and more localized service to Garena gamers from all over the world. This shall be our official reply should you receive any questions from gamers about this change.
- If you are in US/EU, you can't play with your friends in SG and vice versa
- People in VN, despite VN being an "ASEAN" country, can't play with their other people near them.
- We, people from BD, can't play with SG players [bad news for smile users].
- In near future, may be you can only play with people in your own country and no one else!
They say they are doing it for better but I only see some money grabbing tactics. Garena becoming more or less exclusive for HoN and LoL.
As far as I know, HoN is planned to be completely free for these "ASEAN" countries and now they are limiting people in those countries within themselves. This will force some people to stop playing DotA with their friends and then they will be presented with a better alternative, HoN.
Garena used to be such a great platform to play games..now it is becoming something else. Connecting World Gamers my ¤¤¤!
RGC and some other platforms are doing great. This is just another great news for them. And honestly, it seems RGC is going to be the platform for DotA [except for BNet] while Steam will be the platform for DOTA2.
What does this mean (in context of Bangladeshi DotA players)
This means we will not be able to play with SG players. And if Garena keeps doing stupid things like this, in near future, we might wanna move to a different platform.