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Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby robby » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:59 am

Hello all, after thinking over a pretty big decision for a few years now I've decided to permanently region lock the Philippines players from creating new accounts. Filipino players with existing accounts will be able to log on fine and continue enjoying the game, but new accounts from the country will be unable to be created.

Lots of MMOs region lock their game to certain countries usually do the fact that certain countries are not profitable. This is especially true for Helmet Heroes in the Philippines. The country as a whole spends little to NO money on the game and this is over the span of 100s of thousands of players! Keep in mind in costs money to run servers for players to play the game. That is simply not a do-able business, as it costs the game money and is not profitable.

Reason number two is that these players are often an extreme burden on the game, its economy, and myself. What I mean is that these players will phish, glitch, and cheat in any means possible. Often they will try to exploit any bug they can find in the game, often by logging on/off from areas or computers at pin-point times in order to trick the game into "duping" an item or money during a database save. I'm not exaggerating when I say that 99% of the time an exploit is found or duped items are found, it is a Filipino player. Having to patch the exploit and remove all of the duped items is a massive time waster for me and some days I have to spend a several hours trying to undo what they caused. This takes a lot of valuable time away from work on updates and other improvements to the game. Banning these players and their IP isn't as helpful as one might think as they can just go onto another computer somewhere else, create a new account, and BOOM do it all over again.

I know it's not fair to assume all players from a particular region are bad just because some of them are, no one should assume that. They are plenty of players from the Philippines that are good. But along with the money spent tracked over 2 years based on 300,000+ players, the time I have to spend on undoing the exploits they cause, it is absolutely not profitable to target the Philippines region and allow new accounts to be created there. I believe that doing this will also hugely, HUGELY put a stop to any dupes and cheats that will ever happen again.

I hope everyone understands, and sorry if this negatively impacts anyone who is a good player from the Philipines from creating a new account but it is absolutely needed. Anyone with an existing account or outside of that region will be unaffected by this and can continue to enjoy the game. A side note, do not endorse racism or hate on players from the country just because of this, that was not the intention of this message.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby harry » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:09 pm

Im in canada so we all good.
But foreal this had to be done, there was just no profit being made for robby and this is true most money on this game is spent from United States, Canada
I mean if i was Robby or if anybody here was Robby would want to make profit, alot of time is spent in making games..... poeple think its just easy as a blink of an eye.
Dont take Robby's post as racism because it isnt.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby DaviM12 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:13 pm

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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby iamshumage » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:15 pm

umm i can't make a new alt :cry: :cry:
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby omega5 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:41 pm

I wish this didn't have to happen. Oh well. It's really sad man.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby ihasarchery » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:47 pm

Thanks Robby. Hopefully this will impact the game in a positive way. ;)
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby omega5 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:52 pm

I'm actually sad for this. I mean it's kinda saying that all of HH's cheaters come from the Philippines :/.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Phil_A_Pino » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:12 pm

While this seems extreme, I believe it is fair. The players that make problems will be weeded out and the good players from that region that are playing will be able to continue playing. It must have been a hard decision and I am sure there will be backlash for a little while, but I think it was the right thing to do. Thanks for looking out for the good part of the community.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Dinlas » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:43 pm

Hell ya, GO ROBBY!
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby LoveNoThot » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:45 pm

robby wrote:I've decided to permanently region lock the Philippines players from creating new accounts.

When I read this, I was shocked. :shock: But as I was reading through your reasonings, I began to understand where you're coming from. Anyway, thank you for that. ^^

There might be a whole new bunch of forum accounts in the next couple of days.

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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby RaptorZ7 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:46 pm

WOOTWOOT

I DUNNO WHAT'LL HAPPEN TO ALL THOSE PINOYS WHO ARE GOING TO BE VEERY SAD

Anyways.

To all of you pinoys who are already in the game, good for you.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Lightdefender » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:50 pm

Glad to hear that you banned that region. I still remember a citizen of Philippines hacked my account.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Valen » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:59 pm

FINALLY! ABOUT TIME YOU OPENED YOUR EYES ROBBY!!!
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Misterman22 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:02 pm

A great war is coming.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Im_a_merchant » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:41 pm

omega5 wrote:I'm actually sad for this. I mean it's kinda saying that all of HH's cheaters come from the Philippines :/.


Robby can see everyones IP and with that he can see where they're from, so basically, he is saying that most cheaters come from the Philippines, which is true.

This doesn't really affect anyone that we have ever met though. All the philippino players that we have met in game are fine, they just can't create alts. I guess you could create an alt for them from the US with their email so they can change the password if they really need one.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Boodor » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:04 pm

AWESOME I'm in US so I don't have to worry :D
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Lotsoflove » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:56 pm

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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby God » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:00 pm

Absolutely support this, what a great idea. It was probably the ability to make massive alt accounts in the ph that made it possible to hack endlessly and exploit. Amazing idea Rob.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Tat » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:08 pm

Yay! we are home feel doggy.. :lol:
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby frostfang123 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:13 pm

My lifelong wish was granted Robby! Can't wait for it's outcome.

Also some people outside the country might actually have opportunity and banning the whole world from making new accs would probably work better. Just saying
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby LoveNoThot » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:27 pm

frostfang123 wrote:banning the whole world from making new accs would probably work better. Just saying

Are you saying that no one should be able to create new accounts? O.o
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby frostfang123 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:35 pm

LoveNoThot wrote:
frostfang123 wrote:banning the whole world from making new accs would probably work better. Just saying

Are you saying that no one should be able to create new accounts? O.o

Kinda. But I guess it's too cruel :lol:
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Tat » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:10 pm

@Love people live in the U.S or Canada can still make new accounts and other countries also .. just not Filipino's anymore... where they are living at :roll:
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby LoveNoThot » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:18 pm

Tat wrote:@Love people live in the U.S or Canada can still make new accounts and other countries also .. just not Filipino's anymore... where they are living at :roll:

Uhh, thanks? I kinda know that already, but thanks for reassuring just in case others didn't understand. ;)
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frostfang123 wrote:banning the whole world from making new accs would probably work better. Just saying

Are you saying that no one should be able to create new accounts? O.o

Kinda. But I guess it's too cruel :lol:

Haha, that's true. :lol: But it would also be bad for Robby economically because eventually players will quit. Less players = less money.
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Re: Helmet Heroes, Philippines region locked

Postby Tat » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:26 pm

well ... some filipino spend a lot but not always ..

u.s and others spend more i bet robby gets $1k - 2k every day Lol maybe
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