Dear PWI Players,
Today is a very big day in the history of Perfect World Entertainment - today we have opened two brand new servers in Europe (Momaganon and Lothranis), as well as released two brand new PWI clients - one in German and one in French!
It all started in the West Coast - California to be exact. About six months later, we hit the East Coast. And now, here in 2011, we've finally made the leap across the Atlantic to join our European neighbors.
These two new servers are located in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and their location will prove to be a really great thing for many current and new players. For our players who reside in Europe, creating a character on one of these new servers has three major benefits - French and German game clients and customer service, a significant reduction in server lag, and a far more reasonable event schedule.
French and German Language Support
Along with our two new servers come two new clients offering support for our French-speaking and German-speaking player populations! The entire User Interface and nearly all in-game text (including quest text) has been translated into these two languages.
And for the English-speakers who live in a European time zone, we have good news as well - If you're running our standard English client, you can actually still log into the European Servers, and nearly all the text you see will still be in English! Please note that certain text like System Messages will still be in French or German, depending on your server.
Alternatively, players can also use the French/German client to log in to our North American servers, which should be great for players who speak these languages but live in North America and want to play on a server closer to their own time zone.
Not only are the clients geared toward French and German speakers, but we're also offering full customer support to these players as well. We've got GM's fluent in French, German, and of course English to assist you should a Customer Service issue come up.
Reduced Lag for Players in and around Europe
Of course, one of the main perks of connecting to a server closer to your physical location is the fact that the connection is faster and more stable. We do have players from all over the world - not only Europe but also places like Israel, Egypt, and even Dubai! Our player-base is truly a diverse population, and we think having servers in Amsterdam will be a great boon to a large portion of them.
More Reasonable Event Schedule
We know that many members of our European player base have had to endure Territory Wars late at night and even early in the morning. Even those who don't participate in TW can also have a hard time with other events like the Assault on Archosaur and PWI Quiz Event, since they occur during the afternoon in North America, which again translates to a very late night romp for a dedicated European player.
These new servers are located in the UTC/GMT +2 hours time zone, meaning that they are 9 hours ahead of our West Coast Servers and 6 hours ahead of our East Coast Servers. This should make huge difference for our international community, and we're really happy to finally be able to bring this convenience to you.
So in closing, we're very excited to open up our first PWI servers outside of North America, and we think they will prove to bring an even more international feel to what was already one of the most diverse games on the market.
See you in-game!