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1-13-2012 @ 5:05PM
"If this is the case, why even have the separation of U.S. and European servers anymore?"Please, do some research on your own before writing up a big old Blog... It will prevent you from looking stupid.
1-13-2012 @ 5:15PM
Please, do some research into manners on your own before commenting on a big old Blog... It will prevent you from looking like an ass.
1-13-2012 @ 5:18PM
WTH does that crack mean? Honestly, if all you're going to do it take a shot at someone without adding anything of value, keep it to yourself. But c'mon, genius. Tell us why you think it's stupid?
1-13-2012 @ 5:23PM
You kind of expect people who write a Blog about WoW on a regular basis to be knowledgeable. Comments like this from the author prove to me that this is not the case.The EU and NA clients have different TOU and EULAs and are maintained and operated by two separate divisions of Blizzard. Combine those factors with the geographical locations of their server hosting, and the lag issues that would occur should the player bases be 'merged' and you've got a number of reasons why these two regions are separated. It doesn't much research to find answers to such a question, and someone who is writing about WoW Professionally should be expected to do some basic research before publishing an article.Sorry if my manners offended you. I find that fluff pieces that expose a lack of understanding and expertise on the part of the author to be a poor reflection of any professional writer.
1-13-2012 @ 5:57PM
lag issues? I play just fine on East Coast servers with under 100ms ping times.I'm in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1-13-2012 @ 6:35PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if the "TOU and EULAs" were such an issue wouldn't people be forced to play on servers in their region?
1-13-2012 @ 6:43PM
I'm genuinely interested to know what specific differences in the European and North American EULAs or TOUs would be in conflict by allowing a North American customer to pair with a European customer to run a dungeon. Also, the European customer base is attended to by a different division of Blizzard. Okay, but why does this rule out in-game socializing between players on different sides of the pond from each other? Are you implying that rule sets under which each customer base operates is incompatible? If so, could you please provide an example or two?Lag, well, that's often a problem with the system the way it is. And then again, for many people, like Nick from Scotland, it's a non-issue.So it seems that the premise of your comment is that the author is doing the Wow Insider community a disservice by posing questions that he has not thoroughly researched answers to beforehand. Why? Are you saying that he should settle the matter for us and close the debate, or are you proposing that he is a hack for opening up the topic?But seriously, I really am curious to know what you know about those EULA, TOU & different division issues. Personally, I believe that there really may be some serious hurdles to overcome before the two communities can seamlessly merge. I don't claim to have enough information to know specifically what those issues may be. I do know I am not upset that someone is putting the question to me and my fellow gamers. And I also know that there are people out there who may have some relevant facts to share that just may educate me.
1-13-2012 @ 7:11PM
It's not so much the technical aspect he's questioning, but the social. Most (not all) Europeans speak or at least understand English, meaning that there isn't much other than the technical aspect keeping people from grouping like the Author suggested.Don't be an ass b/c you didn't read and comprehend the point of the article.
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