I've played on Solar since a week after its opening, after playing on Rushu for roughly a year. Although I can't remember back to Rushu that vividly, I remember from the start of Solar getting those little, red messages warning the people of the server it was an English speaking server and other languages will not be tolerated. These messages have, since that time, stopped appearing in my chat box.
I am aware that Solar, along with other English speaking servers is international. One of my best friends on this game, infact, is from India. I love talking about the random stuff in daily lives, that are different between our two countries. I love the server being international... assuming I can speak to the people. I come across people, more often that not, on a daily basis that the only English they know is "Noob", "F*** u" and other, random insults. I was attempting to buy an Ochre earlier after seeing his message on trade channel, and he didn't speak a word of English. What fun is an MMORPG when you can't communicate to people because they're busy trash talking you in another language? I can tolerate a little amount of English, but those who don't speak any is, in my opinion, intolerable.
I'm putting this topic up to see if anyone agrees with me in my view on this matter, and to help discuss solutions if you feel that it is an issue. Here are a few I brain stormed with many members I know across Solar:
~Make a separate server for the language (Its mostly Turkish speaking people) and since Solar isn't the highest populated server and this would take a massive hit to our population, merge us with another "English speaking" server, such as Zato.
~Mute those whom the only English they know embarrassing insults, enforce punishments if it continues.
~Create some sort of translator, possibly incorporating a tool such as Google translate?... (I know that'd most likely be a programming nightmare)
Thank you for taking your time to read this topic, and possibly post your opinion on the matter. Please refrain from making racist comments, using specific examples. Instead, lets try and figure out a possible solution to make both parties happy.
~Jki & Random inc.