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MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member Uncommon

This isnt about overflow concerns...

This isnt about WvW concerns..

 

No, this is about the language concern.

 

I've read many scandinavians are on the Far Shiverpeaks server (for an example). While I wouild love to play with my fellow country villagers, I would prefer speaking english still over my own language. I just fear that these many "unofficial Spanish/german/scandinavian/dutch" servers, people will speak their own language and expect you to know how to write it too.

Dealing my concern too, or are you certain people will respect each other and speak english?

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  • lathaanlathaan viennaPosts: 475Member Uncommon

    its definitely a problem - as the international/english speaking community is crowded on about 4 servers

    http://www.gw2guilds.org/

     

    if every language 'takes' their own server, there will not be enough servers :P

    desolation, gandara, gunnar's hold and  ruins of surmia. every other server got an overhang of non-english-speaking guilds.

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member

    There was (and still is) a rather long discussion about it at GW2Guru and apparantly it really depends on national pride and development level. It seems that on Servers designated for West-European (yes, this includes Scandinavian) communities most people will still speak English, this is usually not the case on (unofficial) Southern/Eastern-European Servers, however.

    And since you've mentioned Far Shiverpeaks I think I should inform that this server is also the unofficial Dutch server. People of different nationalities playing on the same server will have to find a quick and reliable way to communicate with each other, the most effective way being to speak English.

  • AnirethAnireth Posts: 600Member Uncommon

    There won't be many (if at all) inofficial german servers, because there are official ones.

    Also, in my experience, the people insisting on English are far more annyoing then those that insist on a specfic other language, even on (in)official language servers.

    As most people won't know about those inofficial servers anyways, similar with inofficial PvP/RP servers, and overflow is international, at least within the regions (so, whole of Europe), i don't think that you will be "unable" to speak English.

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  • GorillaGorilla Posts: 2,203Member Uncommon
    Is there an Esperanto server?
  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Alot

    And since you've mentioned Far Shiverpeaks I think I should inform that this server is also the unofficial Dutch server. People of different nationalities playing on the same server will have to find a quick and reliable way to communicate with each other, the most effective way being to speak English.

    But according to http://www.gw2guilds.org/servers/eu Far Shiverpeaks is both a dutch and scandinavian server...

     

    Which server would be good for me? I would love to speak mainly english and PvP alot.

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  • ariboersmaariboersma Yankton, SDPosts: 1,802Member
    from looking at the list Gunnar's Hold doesnt look bad for you, doesnt have a main language and its not over crowded yet popular enough with WvW guilds.

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  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ariboersma
    from looking at the list Gunnar's Hold doesnt look bad for you, doesnt have a main language and its not over crowded yet popular enough with WvW guilds.

    Meh, just a shitty name for a server :P

     

    But if its not high populated, that means rapefest in WvW?

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  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member
    It is usually italians, french and spanish who won't speak english, most northern europeans will.
  • ariboersmaariboersma Yankton, SDPosts: 1,802Member
    Originally posted by MikeJezZ
    Originally posted by ariboersma
    from looking at the list Gunnar's Hold doesnt look bad for you, doesnt have a main language and its not over crowded yet popular enough with WvW guilds.

    Meh, just a shitty name for a server :P

     

    But if its not high populated, that means rapefest in WvW?

    no it means no queue to do wvw, and if you look its pretty average, not low pop by far

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  • LucioonLucioon Palm Harbor, FLPosts: 814Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MikeJezZ
    Originally posted by ariboersma
    from looking at the list Gunnar's Hold doesnt look bad for you, doesnt have a main language and its not over crowded yet popular enough with WvW guilds.

    Meh, just a shitty name for a server :P

     

    But if its not high populated, that means rapefest in WvW?

    probably the first 2 week if you are unlucky and get matched against higher population servers.

    They did state that they will be matched against people of equal playing style and population. So no Rapefest in WvWvW for you.

    Same goes for those high populations, they will be matched against same high populations, so no one will be over powering.

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  • MaggonMaggon CopenhagenPosts: 300Member Uncommon

    Whiteside Ridge seems very populated, and I only experienced english speaking people on there as well :)

     

    And I feel you, im danish my self, and well I'd rather speak english than having to resort to speaking danish :)

  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member Uncommon
    How do you guys decide what server to play on?

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  • All scandanavians, yes even the Finnish, should be forced to play Norns.
  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member
    Originally posted by MikeJezZ
    How do you guys decide what server to play on?

    http://www.gw2guilds.org/servers

  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member
    Originally posted by gestalt11
    All scandanavians, yes even the Finnish, should be forced to play Norns.

    And Irish scottish and welsh. The norn seem like a hybrid between the celts and the vikings.

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member


    Originally posted by MikeJezZ
    Originally posted by Alot And since you've mentioned Far Shiverpeaks I think I should inform that this server is also the unofficial Dutch server. People of different nationalities playing on the same server will have to find a quick and reliable way to communicate with each other, the most effective way being to speak English.
    But according to http://www.gw2guilds.org/servers/eu Far Shiverpeaks is both a dutch and scandinavian server...

     

    Which server would be good for me? I would love to speak mainly english and PvP alot.


    That's why I said that Far Shiverpeaks is ALSO the unofficial Dutch server.

    I think that just about any server with a(n) (unofficial) West-European community would do, but don't forget that you'll be able to swap worlds freely at launch, so if one particular server isn't to your liking you can simply pick another one (for free).

  • ariboersmaariboersma Yankton, SDPosts: 1,802Member
    Originally posted by Istavaan
    Originally posted by gestalt11
    All scandanavians, yes even the Finnish, should be forced to play Norns.

    And Irish scottish and welsh. The norn seem like a hybrid between the celts and the vikings.

    I would say viking and native american tbh

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  • MaggonMaggon CopenhagenPosts: 300Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MikeJezZ
    How do you guys decide what server to play on?

    Well I got a friend in the UK who convinced me to go onto that through the BWE's... Then I met a bunch of people on there as well which where we'll be creating a guild on there and well yeah xD.. mostly because I met all those people there so I'll have an easier time meeting up with them again :)

  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Istavaan
    Originally posted by MikeJezZ
    How do you guys decide what server to play on?

    http://www.gw2guilds.org/servers

    Yeah I know. But its like it says both Dutch and Scandinavian ^^ With it saying "Dutch" as its own people, I would fear they would mainly speak Dutch there

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  • solarinesolarine IstanbulPosts: 1,203Member
    Listen to Alot. I see he's going with Gandara, he's smart. :)
  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member


    Originally posted by solarine
    Listen to Alot. I see he's going with Gandara, he's smart. :)

    I'm going there because of the large presence of GW2Guru members, we might be able to recruit more of them for the Guild in-game.

  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member
    Originally posted by ariboersma
    Originally posted by Istavaan
    Originally posted by gestalt11
    All scandanavians, yes even the Finnish, should be forced to play Norns.

    And Irish scottish and welsh. The norn seem like a hybrid between the celts and the vikings.

    I would say viking and native american tbh

    I don't know where you get Native American from but the celts were druids and shaman. The Norn seem closer to celts than the vikings in my opinion.

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member


    Originally posted by Istavaan

    Originally posted by ariboersma

    Originally posted by Istavaan

    Originally posted by gestalt11 All scandanavians, yes even the Finnish, should be forced to play Norns.
    And Irish scottish and welsh. The norn seem like a hybrid between the celts and the vikings.
    I would say viking and native american tbh
    I don't know where you get Native American from but the celts were druids and shaman. The Norn seem closer to celts than the vikings in my opinion.

    I think he is referring to their worship of Spirits instead of gods, when he is talking about how Norn are somewhat Native American. Native Americans were spiritualistic, while both Celts and Vikings used to be polytheistic.

  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member
    Originally posted by Alot

     


    Originally posted by Istavaan

    Originally posted by ariboersma

    Originally posted by Istavaan

    Originally posted by gestalt11 All scandanavians, yes even the Finnish, should be forced to play Norns.
    And Irish scottish and welsh. The norn seem like a hybrid between the celts and the vikings.
    I would say viking and native american tbh
    I don't know where you get Native American from but the celts were druids and shaman. The Norn seem closer to celts than the vikings in my opinion.

     

    I think he is referring to their worship of Spirits instead of gods, when he is talking about how Norn are somewhat Native American. Native Americans were spiritualistic, while both Celts and Vikings used to be polytheistic.

    Maybe spiritually they are similar to native americans but culturally they are polar opposites.

  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member Uncommon
    I got some friends who will buy the game at release and not 3 day head start. If I get into a high populated server will they be able to join me?

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