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Why no Dutch forum this time ? Just a question. #226612
05/05/04 01:10 PM
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RedruM Offline OP
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Why don't we (I mean people from Benelux I guess), get a Dutch forum like we got for Divine Divinity. I was so proud back then, for having a devloper which made such a top-class RPG, and also giving us a forum in DUTCH, that is something which had never happened before (why I think ???!).

Will there be a Dutch forum again for Beyond Divinity ?

I sincerely hope so. Though it wouldn't be a disaster if there weren't, because I like talking English

PS.: Sorry if I made this post a 2nd time, I remember having asked this a while back, but couldn't find my post back. Thinking of that, Larian, or the ones who run this forum, please refine the search engine a little more so we can also search on 'user name', this would make it a hell of a lot easier to refind made posts. Thank you

Re: Why no Dutch forum this time ? Just a question. #226613
05/05/04 01:35 PM
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Maybe this is a little what with me being English AND not exactly answering your main question, but:

With other companies, it usually depends where the greatest market is. Which of course is America or Japan (this applies mainly to consoles, but PC games to a certain extent). Europeans rarely get their own anything, which is actually fine with me because I love communities and forums with lots of different nationalities. Opens debate somewhat to see varying points of view (P.O.V) and tastes... perhaps even cultural things to some degree.

With that said, perhaps it helps Larian for all players to be in one major place, so they don't have to go to 6-8 different forums (one for each nationality of players perhaps) just to see our views and reactions? It's hard enough for me to browse these forums already, I want to play and there are over six I 'lurk' through daily. (including DD). Maybe Larian would rather spend their time fixing bugs/supporting DD & BD than browsing these forums. I know I would.

I know it's nice to have a 'home-grown' developer... Britain has/had a few Bullfrog (R.I.P), Rockstar North (GTA games), Rare, Codemasters etc. Of which most (not all) target the American market first (Release games there first etc) because it's the more profitable market. Games are more popular over there. Money makes the world go round.

I understand your point though, if Larian were a British company and their forum was only in Dutch, i'd be a bit because i'm rubbish and only speak one language.

( sorry if that was a bit off topic )


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Re: Why no Dutch forum this time ? Just a question #226614
05/05/04 03:24 PM
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I've been wondering why there is no entirely Belgian Forum as well, but at least there are some sections.



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Re: Why no Dutch forum this time ? Just a question #226615
05/05/04 03:55 PM
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RedruM Offline OP
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You're actually kinda right MonkehmaN, but still, it would've been logical there would've been a Dutch forum, seeing as there was (and still is) one for Divine Divinity. But as I said, I don't mind typing English since I love the language and we Belgians are not ones to only talk one language anyway, I talk 3 so no problem

Keeps my English up to date


Oh and AlrikFassbauer, don't even GO there hehehhe

grrrrrr


Aahh we'll have to do it with the English I guess

Wiiiiiii


Oh and enjoy our little Belgian humor guys



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