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1-26-2012 @ 9:19PM
dont mean to complain on here, but my battle.net forum privledges apparently have been revoked. I made a post last night addressing a horrible run of random dungeon groups with mostly non english players from im guessing oceanic realms that could not complete any dungeons that we got, nor could i instruct them as to something as simple as "loot the shadowforge torch bearer" to complete BRD. Now im sure im not the only player who's experienced this, and im not trying to sound like a biggot. I just wanted to know if other people were having issues and if theres any other solutions that could work for random dungeons, like having an auto translate function like other MMOs input. instead of any helpful information being provided my post was deleted and my account banned. and i have no idea why or for how long. is this common for blizzard to do?
1-26-2012 @ 9:33PM
I am saying this with a smile, completely lighthearted, and am not downplaying the issue you're having with your account, but...your first mistake was PUGing the "majority portion" of BRD ;)
1-26-2012 @ 9:55PM
i might have been able to reword my original post, cause i really dont want to sound racist. I can speak some spanish and thats workable, but some people i got queued with had all ????? When they spoke, so i cant even translate that. And im sure theyre frustrated and asking what to do and i cant answer them.
1-26-2012 @ 10:40PM
that topic is strictly forbidden on the forums, every single thread about it gets deleted, probably because you cannot expect Latin American and Brazilian servers to be secluded and have 3 hour long queues to get into LFD/LFR/Arenas/BGs so there's nothing they can do and the system has been working fine for years. If you have a bad run, I suggest leaving the queue or going only with friends.
1-26-2012 @ 11:14PM
It would appear that players that don't speak english at all have become more proliferate since 4.0 or so
1-26-2012 @ 11:16PM
I've seen those threads on the forum, and here's the thing: I haven't seen one yet that wasn't at least implicitly (more often explicitly) negative about the non-English speakers being discussed. And I think the OP dost protest too much: even if a thread is locked, you don't get a ban unless you violate the terms of service. Such as by making derogatory statements about someone's nationality.I've been playing this game a long time, on different servers. I have never had any kind of problem because of language, and I've grouped with people from all over the world. What is needed is a smidgen of patience and tolerance. You are playing an international game, not English-only game.
1-26-2012 @ 11:47PM
trust me, i was afraid of getting in trouble in my post on the wow forums so i worded it very carefully not to be negative or offensive. and i was frustrated because i had like 3 deungeons in a row that had non english that prevented us from doing the dungeon. either dps that didnt know how to click something (even when i tried /pont at them then /point at item) or tanks that didnt know where to go. i was trying to make a suggestion they implement some auto translate function, or since theyve added so many non english realms they stick to their own queues. idk. blizz could have at least pointed out to me the post was inappropriate instead of banning me from the forums... i just wanna know how long im banned, and my attempts at contacting blizzard have gone unresponded.
1-27-2012 @ 3:05AM
"dont mean to complain on here..."So you hit the "Add Comment" button here accidentally? (Starting out your post with a lie right off the bat doesn't actually boost your credibility.)"trust me, i was afraid of getting in trouble in my post on the wow forums so i worded it very carefully not to be negative or offensive. [...] i was trying to make a suggestion they implement some auto translate function"So you posted, "Hey guys, I had a lot of trouble with a run last night being unable to communicate effectively the other players, do to the lack of a common language. I'd suggest adding an auto-translate feature to chat." and nothing beyond that, after first checking there aren't already a dozen threads saying the same thing? Color me skeptical...
1-27-2012 @ 5:44AM
We have those problems on EU realms occasionally, but TBH, language has never been a true problem. Only player skill.Whenever I've been in a group where people know what they're doing, language has never mattered. And these days, unless I'm in a guild run, there's usually less talk then when I have NPCs helping me kill a quest mob.So yeah, I don't think the problem was that they didn't speak English, but that they didn't know BRD...
1-27-2012 @ 7:51AM
@Sqtsquish:Among the 200+ realms, there are 8 that aren't in English (5 for Brazil, 3 for the rest of Latin America); the Brazilian ones were only released last December (and the Brazilian version of the game has very aggressive subscription prices). It's natural to have an increased number of players that don't speak English.
1-27-2012 @ 8:48AM
This site had a lovely article a while back listing common phrases you might need when PUGing with those who speak another language. Simple things like "afk bio" or "don't pull aggro" or "I need this quest." I've used it on occasion, and it's handy for when I get stuck with 3 people from Quel'Danas. Id link it, but it's on my PC bookmarks and I'm on my phone. Maybe another lovely commenter has the link handy though.
1-27-2012 @ 3:59PM
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