Regional Flag"Americas" LFR experienceSource
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#1 - 2014/04/16 02:10:00 PM
I recently started tanking LFR groups and it happened twice already that the other tank spoke no English.

Seeing how there's only 2 players assigned for these spots, tanks don't go unnoticed and many times our gear, knowledge, specs, leadership, etc., are scrutinized thoroughly. Of course, when a tank has trouble communicating, should things go not-very-smoothly, he immediately becomes the target of flames and blame. In some extreme cases, even racism.

While I consider racism completely unacceptable and I use the in-game tools to report it, this is not the focus of my post.

I am from Argentina and I created my first toon on Ragnaros, a Latin American, Spanish-speaking server. People from these servers, as well as the portuguese-speaking Brazilians, are all having the same LFR "Americas" queue. This causes both human and gaming experiences to have quite unpleasant results in cases where players are not bilingual.

If queues are going to merge players on realms where different languages are being used, why not ask them, just like what roles they can play, what languages they can speak? And then simply form groups accordingly.

oQueue has implemented a similar system where when you create a group, you can flag it for a language (although I'm afraid they only have 1 flag indicator as opposed to multiple ones which is what I'd love to see).


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#31 - 2014/04/24 11:36:00 PM
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