TLDR: PS4 got blocked from internet via MAC address, had to wipe hard drive to use on another PS4, am downloading all games again (5 days at a time per game), and lost some Bloodborne boss footage.
So here I am, chilling deployed, loving my ps4. I’m buying all the games that are coming out that I want, then downloading, because I do just about everything I can digitally.
Along comes a restriction on the internet that you can’t excessively download (1GB/hr for 2 consecutive hours)…
I have been downloading quite a few full size games: Borderlands Collection, Bloodborne, Evolve, NBA 2k15, BF4 Hardline Beta. A few GB to say the least.
PS4 gets permanently banned from the internet here, because I didn’t find out the data amount until my second ban.
I do everything I can to try and get it back on the internet: try to bridge connections with a laptop, look up ways to change my IP on my PS4 (doesn’t work because I don’t have access to the router here), and various other things, to no avail.
So here I am, I wouldn’t mind very much if I hadn’t just bought Mortal Kombat X, and Dark Souls 2, both games I’ve been anticipating playing since I heard they were coming to the PS4.
Base blocks the PS4 with MAC Address, so what do I do? I go find another person’s PS4, and have been told I can use it for the rest of deployment.
Simple hard drive switch and I’m good to go right? Wrong. Very wrong. For PS4(2) to recognize and use PS4(1)'s hard drive, I had to get them the same software update. That’s fine and dandy, 20 mins later, I have them the same. Come to find out that each hard drive is hard coded to each PS4 which is just my belief because I had to wipe the drive to get it to work finally on PS4(2).
Pretty much back to square one now, lost all my games (I did back up my saves to an external source), and here I am downloading everything again. Priorities are as follows: Bloodborne, MKX, DS2, then we’ll go from there. Sadly I think I lost 2 boss fights on bloodborne that I had recorded, but I did also manage to get the darkbeast Paarl before I wiped it.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Hence why I haven’t updated the bloodborne boss thread with more videos or gameplay.
I would highly advise being ready and using this tale in case you ever want to upgrade your hard drive or something weird like this happens.