Last week’s announcement that we are working with a PRC company to release WWIIOL/Battleground Europe in China has met with some odd reactions from within our community. For those of you taking the “omg, I quit” route, I thought it might help to realize that you won’t be playing the Chinese version and the Chinese players won’t be playing your version on your servers.
Oh, you’ll benefit from some of the things we need to develop to release over there, like a tutorial system, but you won’t be on the receiving end of things like the play time limiter (although we may let you use the alarm clock part of it).
Again, to clarify: the Chinese release will include its own, entirely separate, game servers and client. Battleground Europe (China) and Battleground Europe (Global) will not be playing in the same game instance.