-This doesn’t apply for players with internet speed so good that they can PvP with Koreans almost perfectly with no distance lag.-
But for you players that experience noticeable distance lag during your matches against Korean players, I highly recommend that you all restrain yourselves from at least playing in random arena matching more than necessary amounts.
As some of you might know. Korean server implemented IP block for certain countries few days ago. While exact reason for this block is still unknown, it is suspected that Nexon is starting to cut off all the countries that don’t earn them enough money to justify having the local Koreans dissatisfied with the game because of foreigners with annoying distance lag.
Due to the recent ‘End of PvP Season 2′ event, the amount of reports and discussions about foreigners with distance lag ruining their PvP experience has become uncomfortably high in the Korean Elsword communities.
Before, this wasn’t much of an issue as foreigners in the Arena was something more like an Epic NPC encounters to them. (Although more annoying in higher ranking matches). However due to this recent event, amount of foreigners queuing up for Arena has risen considerably, and along with it, the amount of complaints against foreigners in the Korean community has risen to worrisome levels as well. There is a high possibility that Nexon KR will decide to IP block more countries if the amount of dissatisfaction amongst its players rises to critical levels.
This doesn’t mean don’t enjoy the PvP events. But please keep the amount of Arena matches you have to bare necessities. Using the recent event as an example, it’s pretty hard to let the chance to get the very special Season 2 Avatar set. Still, if you only need 30 matches, just do 30 matches and no more. If you aren’t in the high enough rank to get the rewards you wanted, please don’t be greedy and just settle with lower ranks that gets you only the necessities. Even just reaching S or SS rank(which is rather easy to get) will get you 4 or 5 piece of avatars. While the weapon piece can easily be replaced by IBs and there are much better hair pieces out there. Is PvPing really that important that you have to endure the P2P distance lag all the while risking you and your fellow foreign player’s chance to be playing in KR server at all? If feel like you have to no matter what enjoy the PvP experience in KR server, please be satisfied with just Sparring with your fellow foreign players.
All of the above also can apply to playing dungeons with Korean players as well. However, dungeons are not as big of an issue as they mostly aren’t competitive content.
Please remember that the Korean Elsword server isn’t made with the intention of servicing foreign players. Foreign players have absolutely no rights in the Korean server. (Maybe except actual Koreans using their own accounts living outside Korea). Please be thankful that we get this wonderful opportunity to play at all in the mother server of this game we all love so much with the chance try out all its newest contents. So please try your best not to do things that inconvenience the local players in Korea whenever possible and do not risk ruining the KR server experience for every other foreign KR players as well.