Ottomatic_Reiffel, on 27 May 2013 - 09:09 AM, said:
Even support seems confused if the replies in http://forum.worldof...-other-regions/
I've PM'd Tan about it but he hasn't been online in over a week. Are there any actual WG staff around who can explain what's going on?
Hello Otto, I was around, but when on the road (usually in meetings) I don't get the opportunity to reply to the forums and stick to more mobile communication platforms.
Yes there was a short period of time where WG were preparing to rename this server from SEA to APAC, so now for a little while you will find all three SEA/APAC/ASIA in use as we continue to officially swap to ASIA. Renaming takes a lot of preparation in the way of artwork, URLs, partnerships, etc etc so its not something that is done instantly.
As the announcement reads now, this server will be renaming from SEA (South East Asia) to Asia, which is the geographic location of the server.
Also as per the announcement the server services Australia and New Zealand commonly referred to as the Oceania Region
The fact that Pacific will not be included in the naming of the server, does not alter our continued support for Australia and New Zealand.
Please note, that Pacific isn't an ideal word to describe Australia and NewZealand anyway, as the term often also covers USA, Russia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Etc, which are also located in the Pacific.
The Asian server will continue to be the best WG server for the AUS/NZ population as well as the Asian population, as the server provides a closer server (Singapore / better pings / especially now that the AUS->SING cable is finally fixed), Timezone support (Activities at an accessible timezone, Clanwars, Clanwars Campaigns, Hunt us Down, Tank Company Frenzy, Last Tank Standing, a flurry of competitions, Huge Esports Leagues, customer support,etc) and local staff for on the ground penetration, as well as local language and culture support.
We hope to continue to look after the entertainment aspect of your lives, for Aus and NZ and the Asia region, even though AUS and NZ are not in the server name.