Yeah, it’s a cheesy title, but I couldn’t resist! All thanks to Caelas for pointing out today that Sapience posted on the Codemasters forum that EU players transitioning over to Turbine’s system will not need to download or install a new client. Once the migration is finished, EU players will only need to launch the existing client and it will patch and connect to the Global Service
Hi guys, I’m just poking my head in between meetings because I have a very important piece of news to share.
You will NOT need to download a new client or reinstall. When the servers come back online all you will need to do is launch your existing client and it will patch up to the most current version and connect to the Global Service.
As noted by some above, there are some significant differences between the current NA and EU clients. This includes DE and FR language support and some other elements the prevent EU clients from logging into the NA service and NA clients from logging into the EU service. The Global service will use one client that includes EN, DE and FR languages (even for NA players who wish to play in DE or FR) and access to all existing NA and EU servers.
This sounds like great news to me and I salute those who worked on this project to get this done. I love the idea of being able to log into any of the servers and using only one client. It also means that we could soon see some of our friends from the EU logging into some of the more popular events such as Ales and Tales as well! Great job all!