Russian Gran Turismo Players Caught Up in Government Block of Messaging App

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by GTPNewsWire, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. GTPNewsWire

    GTPNewsWire Contributing Writer

    Messages:
    6,948
    Location:
    United States
    Sander 001 likes this.
  2. George Jakob

    George Jakob

    Messages:
    517
    & this is another resson why online only its BS , now i know some features are offline playble as well but if you can't save they are worthless anyway.
     
  3. falm

    falm Premium

    Messages:
    34
    Why the war against Telegram, did Whatapp already hand over the keys?
     
  4. Moglet

    Moglet Premium

    Messages:
    11,087
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    That sucks, I can't recall ever having had a bad race against anyone in Russia! In fact it's the Brits who seem to want to ram me :odd:
     
    phil_75 and DinaMuS like this.
  5. Lukanyon

    Lukanyon

    Messages:
    459
    Location:
    Brazil
    Something similar happened in Brazil back in 2015 and 2016. WhatsApp was blocked 3 or 4 times due to some government decisions, but those only lasted a few hours.
     
    Nando deBem likes this.
  6. Nando deBem

    Nando deBem

    Messages:
    767
    Location:
    Canada
    A government having a bad time to adjust to modern technology and thinking it’s ok to block half the internet access to achieve its goals is hardly a reason for that. Maybe countries should stop acting like old dictatorships. Something like that happened sometimes in the last few years in my country as well (Brazil). It looks like the age difference between trend makers and “law makers” is starting to be a problem. I don’t really care about Mark Zuckerberg, but you gotta admit that some of the questions people asked him in those hearings were completely out of touch with reality.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2018
  7. MSiAventador

    MSiAventador

    Messages:
    24
    Location:
    Ukraine
    Convulsions of the Kremlin regime
     
  8. George Jakob

    George Jakob

    Messages:
    517
    i agree with you man but also lets be real its much easyer for a game developer to use traditional methods in a video than a country or goverment change would you think?
     
  9. SiriusR

    SiriusR

    Messages:
    365
    And people ask me why I dislike this country and its government in particular.
    (well, I do dislike politicians in general, but still...)
     
    Sander 001 likes this.
  10. fastone371

    fastone371

    Messages:
    871
    Location:
    United States
    What a load of ********!! Why wouldn't they make the game progress to save on something other than the interweb, something similar to the game cards we used on the original PS or an external hard drive as an option, I cant remember how we saved on PS2 and PS3 anymore. I personally do not trust saving to the interweb. I think it was Forza 5 I was at like 70% progress and turned the game on one day and had no more cars, credits, and progress. All I had was replays and the awards or achievements or whatever you get as you progress, needless to say I was far beyond :banghead::banghead::banghead::censored::censored::censored: That was the last time I played Forza 5, luckily I had my brand new Forza 6 sitting there but I really wanted to finish 5, just like the day I finished the interweb. :lol:
     
  11. Naveek Darkroom

    Naveek Darkroom Premium

    Messages:
    4,927
    Location:
    Canada
    This wouldn't be so much of a problem if the game didn't require an Internet connection for most functions. Actual online racing is the only thing that really should require the Internet.
     
    bremics, dlshearon, ImaRobot and 7 others like this.
  12. AKbizzy

    AKbizzy

    Messages:
    89
    About GTPlanet becomes a place of political wars, personally I have everything in order with connection to the sony and gtsport servers in Russia. And the telegram app bypasses the block automatically, but for the web version it is required vpn. And this whining Russian kids (or adults with a delay in development) about some kind of infringement of their rights, it's already annoying
     
    seslab, Flaco13 and fastone371 like this.
  13. Nando deBem

    Nando deBem

    Messages:
    767
    Location:
    Canada
    Didn’t mean to complain about Russia. That’s something that happens in most countries. One time, I showed my grandma a replay from a racing game, and she said I should be careful, because “racing cars that fast is dangerous”. She thought I was racing real cars. That’s what’s happening. These people are too used to the old ways and have no knowledge on the subjects they’re supposed to regulate. Another point, the article is about a political subject that influenced GT Sport, so it’s normal people will give their political opinions about what happened.
     
  14. TAU_GTP

    TAU_GTP

    Messages:
    37
    *Queue noises of no surprise* 18 minutes are barely enough time for the standard formalities, how this can be seen as anything else but a farce is beyond me.

    Personally I don't use Telegram, any app that gets this much attention from the authorities is bound to be compromised at some point in the near future.
     
    bremics, FoRiZon, Sander 001 and 2 others like this.
  15. daan

    daan Moderator

    Messages:
    31,719
    Location:
    Scotland
  16. Nuschel01

    Nuschel01

    Messages:
    3,035
    Location:
    Germany
    Maybe Putin needs more wins for the Platinum Trophy? :lol:
     
  17. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    62,807
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    The article is as apolitical as I could make it. There's no comments on the rights or wrongs of what's going on, just a patient explanation of the facts and details.

    Also this has been part of the site since 2001.
     
    ferreira, bremics, Gibeon and 11 others like this.
  18. ARomario

    ARomario

    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Russian Federation
    Played today without any problem to save my progress.
     
  19. andreotibg

    andreotibg

    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    Bulgaria
  20. Rage Racer

    Rage Racer

    Messages:
    4,026
    Location:
    Russian Federation
    Good thing that I didn't prolong my PS Plus subscription for now.

    From what various people report (on our VK community), it seems like it depends on the Internet provider. Some players say they have no problems at all. But some (using different provider) say they can't even enter PSN. And others report partial issues (like, can enter the GTS servers and save the game, but can't race in Sport mode).

    As for me, I can access PSN (Store works, friend list is shown), but GT Sport doesn't work for me. One attempt of reconnection was successful, but few minutes later, I was disconnected.

    Some other games with online features I've tested by now:
    Driveclub (PS4) - can drive DLC cars, can't access community features (friends' lap times, challenges, etc). "Driveclub servers connection error" pops up.
    NFS 2015 (PS4) - works fine, no problems detected in single mode (can't test online - no PS+ now) - although this game doesn't work without Internet at all.
    War Thunder (PC) - works fine, no problems except one moment of large packet loss in 3+ hours of playing time.
    Euro Truck Simulator 2 (PC) - connection to World of Trucks servers takes more time than usual, but ends up successful. Deliveries of World of Trucks cargoes count.
    Kantai Collection (browser game) - works fine through VPN (as it always did).

    P.S. I am one of the admins of that VK community that Famine quoted. Two others are GTP members, too.
     
  21. RaY29rus

    RaY29rus

    Messages:
    3,093
    Location:
    Russian Federation
    This is actually my post :lol:

    I wanted to wrote some things about current state, but @Rage Racer already did it few seconds before I wanted to press "Post Reply" button
     
    fastone371 and Rage Racer like this.
  22. GT Sport

    GT Sport Premium

    Messages:
    452
    Location:
    Greece
    Polyphony Digital doesn't even have a support email address to contact them -the official Gran Turismo social media accounts will never reply too- and you believe they will change the online-only save "option" to offline?:boggled::nervous::odd:

    Doubt.
     
  23. F1FOUAD

    F1FOUAD

    Messages:
    181
    Feel bad for the russian GT players they have nothing to do with politics hope they be back online soon
     
    Flaco13, fastone371 and Nando deBem like this.
  24. SiriusR

    SiriusR

    Messages:
    365
    I'm not really sure if we live in the same world. So far I haven't seen anyone complaining about """rights infringement""", only about inability to access sites irrelevant to Telegram, which, I think, is a rightful thing to do.
     
    Tristan Jones and fastone371 like this.
  25. Alpha Cipher

    Alpha Cipher

    Messages:
    3,875
    Location:
    Philippines
    I feel sorry for the Russian players that were collaterally affected by their government's stupid decision, but...
    Seriously, why do you guys blame GTS on this? It's not the only thing affected, and if I read the article correctly, Russians do not have access to way more important sites. They cannot play GTS because the Russian government just blocked literally half of the internet. What else did you guys expect?
     
  26. SestoScudo

    SestoScudo

    Messages:
    713
    Same things happen in Turkey too the Government constantly blocks everything especially wikipedia LOL

    Thank God I am in Australia at least we dont have half the internet blocked here.
     
    ShadowDMC and fastone371 like this.
  27. Sander 001

    Sander 001

    Messages:
    1,215
    If your government is blocking basic access to information, communication and privacy, you have way more worries than saving your progress in your little games.
     
  28. KingFrog

    KingFrog (Banned)

    Messages:
    837
    Location:
    United States
    But no one complains when a company that has a larger monopoly on information than any government ( google/ facebook) does the same in the name of inclusivity. Sadly we have entered uncharted territory with the internet.
     
  29. Sander 001

    Sander 001

    Messages:
    1,215
    By “no one” do you mean almost everyone?
     
    Alpha Cipher likes this.
  30. George Jakob

    George Jakob

    Messages:
    517
    Of course but l want to keep things GT Related here .