Question on the number of russian players in EU server

#1 Posted by Tomkang (250 posts) -

Every single game I play there are at least 3 russian speaking players. I have no problem with their skill however I can not communicate what so ever with them. Playing Dota with no communication is much harder than it needs to be. Now that Valve has created a Russian server alongside the EU one, why are there still so many russian speaking players on the EU server when they have their own server?

#2 Posted by ErrorOperator (458 posts) -

If you're european do what I do and queue for US East, the ping is fine and I find that American's tend to use more teamwork.

#3 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -


#4 Posted by IndieFinch (242 posts) -

I believe its a mixture of a few things. One is that people like to play where the most amount of people are. Right now that would be the Europe region. Why would they wait in a longer queue for the Russian server? Another is that the Russian server is located in Stockholm, so the pings arn't so drastically different then the European there is no need for them to have any desire to switch to a lower populated server.

#5 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Is it on par with the amount of Spanish-speakers on Gears of War? Because my god there are a lot of them.

#6 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

I switched to US servers a few months ago.

#7 Posted by Grand (52 posts) -

We have the same problem. I'm Texan, I constantly see players speaking voodoo tongues I cant make heads or tails of and all I queue into is US East and West. But usually they are completely unruly and disrespectful so ;.; Your also going to see Arabic, Mexican and South American languages on U.S. servers, the logic seems to be that if their servers suck, ours will somehow be better.

The thing is, no matter where you queue or what language you speak, if you cannot communicate with your team (And no, pings don't count. Thats a half-assed excuse for communication) and you are rude and obnoxious, people aren't going to like you. If you speak English and aren't calling me a "Shitty American" then there is no problem with you queueing here. I rarely see people I DON'T have a problem with these days.

#8 Posted by President_Barackbar (3474 posts) -

That's funny, League of Legends has the same problem with Brazilians and other South Americans. What a coincidence!

#9 Posted by Grand (52 posts) -

@President_Barackbar said:

That's funny, League of Legends has the same problem with Brazilians and other South Americans. What a coincidence!

I'm probably going to sound like a racist, but eff it. South American countries and a lot of European countries are not really known for being high tech, up to date, or financially stable. Free to play attracts players from those parts of the world in droves specifically because they have no money.

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