My problem is finally fixed — I hope *knocks on wood* — and I didn’t do anything. Well, unless you consider calling AT&T 5 (no joke, 5) times and NCsoft twice. On my 5th call to AT&T I was finally able to be… insistent enough… Okay, I was kind of mean but what do you expect when I missed the entire headstart? They claim to have done nothing on their end but I call B.S. They admitted to me during my 4th call that it was probably on their end because of the IP that was reporting “host unreachable”.
For a while there is was worried. Both AT&T and NCsoft were blaming each other and weren’t willing to back down.
AT&T claimed NCsoft was blocking IP’s in the 99.x.x.x.x range
NCsoft claimed AT&T was having a routing issue
After finally convincing AT&T that NCsoft would be insane (NCsoft direct quote: “It would be stupid to the level of insanity for us to block those IP’s from a major provider”) to block their IP’s the AT&T people were willing to send a ticket. It took me 30 minutes of being on hold, a discussion with an agent and his team leader, and convincing the network guy (using the T2 agent as a middle-man) that it wasn’t just me having the issue. Finally a ticket was submitted (I had a PET Ticket # in hand) and they would look at it.
Then, about 2 hours after that call (Which I made between classes), it suddenly started working. Magic? Perhaps. AT&T getting off their arses? Most likely.
Either way, it’s working now and I hope it stays that way. Although I was only able to get to level 3 before having to log out (ironically because an AT&T tech was at my house disconnecting me to do maintenance…) I’m still happy it works. Right now I’m waiting in a 1.5 hour queue to play but at least I can connect.