05/01/2011 02:44 PM
Posted by Sarius
The majority of players on Gurubashi and Warsong are Brazilian. If you pop in to our trade chat you will actually see far more Portuguese being spoken than English. (By a wide margin.)
Holy, crap! I had to check this out for myself.
I created a character on both realms, and I was shocked. On each character, I stood in Stormwind City for 10 minutes and not one line -- not a single line -- of Trade chat was in English. Well, that is until I posted, "Is there a special English channel." Then, the English started: "No!" "Get off our server." "Why? Go away!"
Is this even allowed on an English-speaking server? How the hell can you stand it? If everyone always speaking in a foreign language in general chat channels is allowed by Blizzard, then I only see two choices: Learn the foreign language or transfer realms.
Seriously, transfer to another server. If you explain your circumstance to Blizzard customer service (you started on that realm before it was taken over by aliens), then I believe you have a good chance of getting a free transfer.
I truly appreciate you taking the time to take a look. I wished there were a few kind human beings, such as yourself, at Blizzard who was willing to take a look at an issue like this with an open mind.
The Brazilians have been a non-issue for my guild for the most part. After leaving /2 most of the time I can forget I am in the minority. We had a core group of players who have played with each other since Vanilla or BC. We do not really need to worry about recruitment due to this. As for alts (such as this toon) the LFD tool dropped us in such a large pool it was rare to encounter a language issue.
For those who skimmed and came up with, "Why is this guy mad for being on a foreign server? He should just hush and fork over thirty bucks and transfer off!"
Why should I be forced to hand over more money to Blizzard to correct an issue they themselves should have addressed a couple of years ago? If it were as simple as handing over a one-time thirty dollar payment to transfer all of my characters I would probably just sigh and my guild would move on to a new server. I say this since most of us (and probably most people at this point) have several alts they would want to take to our new home.
What was once a little bit of money is now more than what a reasonable person would pay to move virtual characters due to apathy by the game creator. Then multiply it out by an entire guild. It starts to get silly that we should be expected to give Blizzard that much money due to mismanagement.
It's a bitter pull to swallow, but as a few kind posters have pointed out we will probably be far happier as a guild if we just move on. Ah well, it may be time to talk about that very subject again. It's just a shame that's all.