I, like most sensible people wanting to circumvent any IP bans, decided to use a VPN to register for Mail.Ru and ArcheAge Ru so that I could avoid it, and I was able to download the Mail.Ru Launcher successfully, which is where my problems began:
Once I opened the launcher, this was the image which greeted me, and didn't change, even after I left my computer like that for an hour:
I thought perhaps maybe I might not have logged in or something, so I tried that too, and I ended up with some kind of error message that I couldn't understand, and didn't seem to solve anything:
My question is, how should I proceed from here? I suspect it is due to ArcheAge being IP blocked for people outside of Russia, and although you can use a VPN on a web browser to download stuff, it probably doesn't make any difference if you are using a downloaded launcher, which would probably detect you being in the wrong country.
If I'm right, what should I do? Is there some other technique I can use to circumvent this/fix it?