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Chip1337 #1 Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

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Hi all!

If you play on a EU server wouldnt you try to communicate with your teammates in a language they might have a chance of understanding?

 

To kick off I want to say that Im Swedish, and there is no way on God´s green earth that Im spamming chat in Swedish. Why? Cause next to no one would understand what Im on about! I understand that in random games, the level of teamwork is expected to be at a minimum sometimes. But for crying out loud, if youve got something valuable to say, use english, german or french. Then atleast someone on your team has a chance of getting the point.

 

Btw, Ive been around the racetrack enough times to know what "[edited]" means. In the games I get theese days, it looks like "[edited]" might be be the most re-occuring word in chat.

 

Am I getting that old and grumpy that Im the only one being botherd about this?

 

Regards

Chip

 

P.s. It looks like I cannot even quote the most frequent word, wouldnt let me. In polish or serbocroat it is the word for a "lady of the night" D.s.



_Antipathy #2 Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

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Spanish ftw!

1ncompetenc3 #3 Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:09 PM

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Northern and western europeans usually speak english quite well. Central and south european, not so much. I regularly find myself in teams where english speakers are the minority. Better get used to it.

That said, as weird as it sounds, communication is not a prerequisite for teamwork. In fact those rare battles where I worked together with one or two teammates as if we were all guided by one hand were usually devoid of even map pings.



Desyatnik_Pansy #4 Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:13 PM

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I'm largely fine with people not speaking English, just as long as they aren't spamming. Even English players basically "spamming" chat annoys me (though I admit, sometimes I've posted FAR too many things in chat).

1ncompetenc3 #5 Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:09 AM

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View PostDesyatnik_Pansy, on 17 July 2014 - 10:13 PM, said:

I'm largely fine with people not speaking English, just as long as they aren't spamming. Even English players basically "spamming" chat annoys me (though I admit, sometimes I've posted FAR too many things in chat).

 

You, chatty? I would have never suspected.

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Desyatnik_Pansy #6 Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:13 AM

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View PostVonnis, on 18 July 2014 - 12:09 AM, said:

 

You, chatty? I would have never suspected.

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I must find a quote, hold on. It's one of my favourite quotes from the forums.

 

View PostSnowRelic, on 26 March 2014, said:

Tempting? Oh... by the end of April things will quiet down and in May I want to be back on both tracks. I'll find a way to drag you of the hangar, kicking and screaming if need be. You're the single player in WoT who uses proper grammar and punctuation even in the middle of a brawl; you cannot be allowed to go to waste.

 

More specifically:

 

View PostSnowRelic, on 26 March 2014, said:

You're the single player in WoT who uses proper grammar and punctuation even in the middle of a brawl; you cannot be allowed to go to waste.

 



1ncompetenc3 #7 Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:42 AM

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View PostDesyatnik_Pansy, on 18 July 2014 - 01:13 AM, said:

 

I must find a quote, hold on. It's one of my favourite quotes from the forums.

 

 

More specifically:

 
 

 

 

I know from experience adhering to rules concerning grammar and punctuation can get you killed. Being OCD in that regard doesn't pay off. :sad:



Desyatnik_Pansy #8 Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:47 AM

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View PostVonnis, on 18 July 2014 - 12:42 AM, said:

 

I know from experience adhering to rules concerning grammar and punctuation can get you killed. Being OCD in that regard doesn't pay off. :sad:

 

Normally I'm dead before correct grammar becomes an issue.



Major_cjs #9 Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:49 AM

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View PostChip1337, on 17 July 2014 - 04:22 PM, said:

Hi all!

If you play on a EU server wouldnt you try to communicate with your teammates in a language they might have a chance of understanding?

 

To kick off I want to say that Im Swedish, and there is no way on God´s green earth that Im spamming chat in Swedish. Why? Cause next to no one would understand what Im on about! I understand that in random games, the level of teamwork is expected to be at a minimum sometimes. But for crying out loud, if youve got something valuable to say, use english, german or french. Then atleast someone on your team has a chance of getting the point.

 

Btw, Ive been around the racetrack enough times to know what "[edited]" means. In the games I get theese days, it looks like "[edited]" might be be the most re-occuring word in chat.

 

Am I getting that old and grumpy that Im the only one being botherd about this?

 

Regards

Chip

 

P.s. It looks like I cannot even quote the most frequent word, wouldnt let me. In polish or serbocroat it is the word for a "lady of the night" D.s.

Tjena fellow swede, seeing we cant do anything about it. Its just better ignoring it and like vonnis pointed out: many of the south/eastern parts of europe don't speak english very well.

Also i would think that if it was something very important that they wanted you to know then they would probably get it thru anyway thru intense map pinging and bad english :blinky:



Major_cjs #10 Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:54 AM

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View PostVonnis, on 18 July 2014 - 12:42 AM, said:

 

Being OCD in that regard doesn't pay off. :sad:

 

vonnis, 123456879. how those that make you feel :trollface: 

My sisters boyfriend have OCD and i use to mess around with him when i'm around; putting a fork where the knives is supposed to be and so on. Very entertaining " a bit mean maybe" 



1ncompetenc3 #11 Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:58 AM

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View PostMajor_cjs, on 18 July 2014 - 01:54 AM, said:

 

vonnis, 123456879. how those that make you feel :trollface: 

My sisters boyfriend have OCD and i use to mess around with him when i'm around; putting a fork where the knives is supposed to be and so on. Very entertaining " a bit mean maybe" 

 






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