To get around VPN blacklists, it might just be better to host your own on a VPS (ramnode, linode, digital ocean, hetzner). This requires a bit of effort to configure everything. The popular VPS providers might still be blacklisted tho.
Those that really care, can still find out where you live since browsers can leak your location in other ways, or they just recognize you.
I think a VPN is better used to access resources at home, or to prevent other people on the same WiFi as you from snooping on your activities.
The only VPN provider that I know of is Mullvad. They're more privacy oriented, but I don't know if the latency for you is good enough for video games. I don't know if they're good for regular browsing either.
>>1556>To get around VPN blacklists, it might just be better to host your own on a VPS (ramnode, linode, digital ocean, hetzner).
Most VPN blacklists are actually datacenter blacklists, so your VPS is likely to be blocked too. Instead of worrying about this, you should just boycott sites that use VPN blacklists. You're not missing anything.
>Those that really care, can still find out where you live since browsers can leak your location in other ways, or they just recognize you.
That's trivial to block. Websites shouldn't be able to see more than your timezone.
if you just want to try one out and see if it works for you getting around blacklists on those obscure websites, Express VPN and Private Internet Access are both VPNs with a 30 day money back guarantee. I've tried them both, Express VPN for several months and PIA I'm nearing the end of the first month. I like PIA a little better simply due to the fact its desktop vpn has a true kill switch that can enable even when you voluntarily disconnect.
Request your guaranteed refund whenever before the expiry date and its free.
Mullvad is pretty good from my experience. It has consistent payment, as in it doesn't change the price for longer or shorter periods, and you can even pay in cash if you want to be super private.
Mullvad seems trustworthy. I see them mentioned several times, and for well over a decade by privacy conscious people I think they're one of the more trustworthy providers. Way more trustworthy than PIA and their ilk (anyone else mentioned regularly through youtube sponsorships.).