MrMedic wrote:At B7 there were a lot of russians whose English was on the same level as my Russian (wich happens to consist of a total vocabulary of :"Hello, vodka , machinegun, Attack!").The ORC HQ worked hard on this problem and appointed translators to the commanders of Non-russian speaking units.
Whilst not 100% perfect I think that it worked surprisingly well. I for one really enjoyed playing with the russians and would hate to see them barred from Berget for linguistical reasons alone.
I understand the importance of being able to communicate in case of an emergency but perhaps it is possible to handle such communications without the need to ban anyone who doesnt come from a country where english is taught to everyone at school?
Pictograms? Designated translators on squad level? Force everyone else to learn Russian?
I dunno, but banning such a large and fun to play with group seems a shame to me.
At B6 I played with MrMedic and a bunch of hell friendly and good swedish player and the whole thing was in swedish for a matter of time and understandable matter but the 3 french with them just ask to be explain in the large line what to do by the XO (aka MrMedic) in english or in the little french he spokes and we had a great event
so english is a necessary things but without a good one you can have a reaaly great event
that was fun because I was trying to understand swedish (a pain in my ass, it look likes german but It's not german not at all only when you heard swedish far away with the wind lol )
so a basic english is required but if you have someone in your squad that speack english give him the radio, bring him with you to translate the orders and go on :p
It think at least one english spoken person per squad is the minimal requirement
bannishing bad english people will take out one of the saviour of Berget
there's a lot of fun to put a assault with multi national player with gesture, sign, ground writing ... that was fun for me :p
the best requirement is the good will the players to do there best :p