A couple days ago, Trion merged many of the EU shards together in hopes of creating a larger, more vibrant community for players to enjoy content. The EU wargroups were also merged into one, which means they all share the same dungeon, warfront, and Conquest pool. Community is good, and shorter dungeon queues are always welcome, except for one tiny, important detail– folks on the EU shards don’t all speak the same language.
This has created a little bit of a stir among the EU community since the change happened. Grouping in RIFT doesn’t always require communication, of course, but it sure helps, and sometimes, when players are newer to the game, or strategies aren’t coming together correctly, communication is needed. When you have French, German, and English-speaking players all in the same group, communication can be kind of rough. Here are some community responses regarding this change, and some ideas for Trion to maybe implement in the future.