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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 3:01PM Joshua Przygocki said

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I have a feeling a vast majority of EU players will be getting the NA version...

Posted: Aug 30th 2010 3:15PM Miffy said

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What ever happened to the days of the internet uniting the world and all being able to play on the same servers? Hate MMOs that split everyone up, just give us the choice, let us buy one package and decide what servers to play on.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2010 12:42AM nhat said

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Ever played in an international server before? It's ok but when everyone is speaking other languages and you're trying to communicate something so you or someone doesn't die, it sucks.

Also some people lag like heck because of their connection.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 3:43PM (Unverified) said

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I don't mean to sound like a total prick here, but more companies need to be doing this. I'm from the UK, and I get frustrated having to play with a melting pot of players from loads of countries, with loads of different languages. For that reason, I will always play a NA version of a game if I can, because it's just easier to play and understand people.

Posted: Aug 30th 2010 3:46PM Joshua Przygocki said

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That must be hell...

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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 4:02PM Miffy said

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I'm from the UK too and I hate this because you can't cover all the languages in the EU so you get a lot of languages that take up an English speaking server.

I remember leaving WoW in 2005 and coming back to it last year and finding out my English speaking server turned into a Swedish one lol. So all I'd get is people saying "are you swe?" and then saying no and they'd kick me from the group.

So hard to find a server where the majority was English speaking.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 4:15PM Dril said

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Yeah, like you I'm worried about sounding like a massive twat but sometimes I really would just like to be on a server where people all spoke (or at least, understood) good English. Also, some guy I though was Scottish turned out to be Danish...I have no idea how he picked up the accent :/
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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 7:32PM Cirocco said

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"Also, some guy I though was Scottish turned out to be Danish...I have no idea how he picked up the accent :/ "

That brought a smile to my face. Thanks.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 3:57PM Lateris said

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I support more MMO studios applying this method that you have all mentioned. One purchase. Freedom of choice for a server should be allowed to be made by the gamer.

Posted: Aug 30th 2010 4:00PM Dranaerys said

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Call me crazy, but if you live in the EU woundt it make more sense to play on a EU server than a NA one? Ping is definitely better on a local server.

That being said, if service from frogster is shit and they take longer to patch stuff than the NA version, the NA version will clearly be the way to go, shit ping or not.

Posted: Aug 30th 2010 4:04PM Miffy said

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I play on NA servers from the UK and pings are only about 100-120 and in an MMO latency doesn't matter much. Most console players will play with 100-200 ping on COD for example and they are fine in an FPS. I used to play Planetside on a NA server with 300 ping lol.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 4:07PM (Unverified) said

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Agreed with Venekor. In the UK we generally have very good connections, so ping is rarely an issue on US servers.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 4:21PM Dril said

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It's not an over exaggeration to say that in the EU we tend to get shittier service than people in the US (example: I think there are actually more people who play WoW in Europe than the States and Canada, but devs never post on our forums. Like, ever. And virtually every MMO, apart from WoW ^^, advertises an £8.99 sub price but in actuality it's anywhere from £9-£11 with VAT/other taxes on.) I'd play on the US in a heartbeat if a) I could afford/be arsed to switch to fibre optic and b) raid with them and play during their prime time, but time differences stop that. And plus deep (not deep south :P) American voices are really sexy and easy to listen to.
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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 5:37PM (Unverified) said

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Good.. so I can avoid the "westernization" playing in the korean server as we (the lineage 2 players) want!
Oh wait..

Posted: Aug 30th 2010 6:22PM Joshua Przygocki said

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Why not go play a Korean game then?
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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 6:27PM (Unverified) said

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Posted: Aug 30th 2010 7:24PM alucard3000 said

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I hope enmasse has a good strategy for policing gold spammers then hehe.

Posted: Aug 30th 2010 11:29PM (Unverified) said

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Me and a lot of people are searching "Lineage 3" and by now I haven't found it, and not, Aion is not the answer. TERA is going to be the substitution, but personally the excessive "westernization" is damaging this awesome game.

By the way, they are doing a lot of interviews without real content. The say "epic battles! no point-and-click! no targets!" and I don't understand why people reply "great news!".

Sorry if my comments sounds a bit trolling.

Posted: Aug 31st 2010 12:57PM NeverDeath said

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Quite trolling, yes. Westernization is making this game playable for people outside of Asia, where we have actual standards as far as how much of our game we want to be fun, and how much of it we want to be work. Nobody dies of Karoshi outside of Asia - ever wonder why that is?

If you want a Korean title that functions like a Korean title, you have many options - such as Aion. A lot of people I know are excited for TERA, and if you don't like the way the game is built you don't have to play it. I've managed to get ahold of a fair amount of information concerning the political system, class mechanics, dungeons and content, etc. I guess you're just not searching as diligently as you think you are, but it is out there.

I don't understand all these otaku kids who want their games 100% Asian so they can feel like a special snowflake (as they sit in a corner complaining with all the other special snowflakes), whining about games that are NOT 100% Asian. Why not just play something that meets your criteria, like Continent of the Ninth or Mabinogi Heroes or something. I like the direction TERA's going in, and if it weren't going in this exact direction, the people I know, with their own specific tastes, would be less likely to play it.

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