Last week I decided to buy a European Edition of the game and create a European account. So far, my experience on my EU Realm (Aszune) has been fantastic! A woman I met through wow_ladies helped me get my copy of the game and I ended up joining her guild. Everyone has been great to me. I've been overwhelmed by the warm welcome and it's definitely been a refreshing change from my US realms.
My main concerns in making the switch to EU realms were lag and discrimination. However, my lag is no different than it was when I was playing on a Pacific Time server from the east coast in the US. As for any anti-American sentiment I was afraid of, I've been very pleasantly surprised. So far, my nationality has just been a subject of curiosity. People have asked me about the time difference and various questions about culture and laws, but no negativity has been directed at me. Plus, I've already learned a lot about European culture. Anytime a reference is made to anything I'm unfamiliar with, people are happy to explain it to me. And they've done a great job of not making me feel stupid about it.
Anyway, I just wanted to share and say "thank you" to the European community for my warm welcome. I especially want to thank ankie and the other members of Lemmings of the Light for taking me in, helping me out, and making me feel right at home. If anyone is considering rerolling on a EU realm due to time issues or whatever else, I strongly encourage it.
- US Player on Euro Realm