Compare and contrast:
Warhammer Online opens shiny new official forums … in the US only. If you don’t have a US account then you can’t even go read the forums, let alone post. (Anyone can at least read the WoW US forums or the Turbine ones for LOTR).
edited to note: Arbitrary corrects me on this, we will be able to read it once it’s out of beta.
World of Warcraft … announces details of its long awaited new raid dungeon on the EU site first. I don’t really care where stuff gets announced as long as I can go geek over it myself (faux Wintergrasp inside a raid instance? catapults where I can catapult myself? Rar! I’m a simple warrior and these things make me happy) but damn if it doesn’t feel nice to get the stuff first sometimes.
I don’t dislike GOA, who run the EU side of WAR, but one thing I do like about WoW is not always having to feel like a poor relation for being on this side of the pond. Although by the way, why particularly can’t we just have worldwide forums?