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I'm at a middle/highschool level of Japanese and I currently live in America. I want to practice my Japanese through through playing a MMORPG so I was thinking of trying to join a Japan Server for Aion or Tera. The problem is that they IP lock. There's a further difficultly in that Tera is owned by different companies for the American server (En Masse in America and Hangame for Japan I think).

I've considered using a proxy but I was afraid that it would slow my connection. Any suggestions on how to get onto a Japanese server or keep the maximal Japanese exposure as an American player?

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  • Been a long time since I played either but do they not have a language option for the install?
    – user73392
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 8:54
  • Not that I am aware of: see tera-forums.enmasse.com/forums/general-discussion/topics/… Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 8:58
  • Not sure yet about Aion (forums weren't that useful) but I would like to be able to interact with Japanese and play with them. Also, this is off topic to the thread so I apologize in advance but if there is an MMORPG thats free to play, similar to AION or Tera, and the players use lots of voice chatting I would appreciate a quick recommendation in the comments. Again not relevant to thread but it would be nice to know. I might try and move over to that game for Japanese practice if AION or Tera doesn't work out. Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 8:59
  • I remember PW used to let you on their Asian servers without IP block, but that was years ago.
    – user73392
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 9:05

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Try this: Help Accessing Japanese TERA-Online (Hongfire.com)

EDIT: The download provided in the link above is here. The game will not officially play unless you are in Japan. A way to get around this is to go to Control Panel. Search for Clock, and click Region when it comes up. Navigate to the Location tab and change the drop-down to Japan.

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  • Please summarize the linked information. That way, if the page ever goes down, your answer is still valid. And it saves people a click.
    – Frank
    Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 12:26
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Why, play Final Fantasy XIV, of course! Just create a character on Japanese server (no limitations), and that's it ) You may switch interface and voices to Japanese, too. The game is top-notch and VERY japanese in everything )

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  • This is not a fórum where you can post your opinión, the question is specificaly for Tera and Aion stick to question
    – xerido
    Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 12:32

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