Ahhh, then yeah, if you're using a London VPN it'll put you on the EU datacenters but most of the VPN's I use are really bad for gaming on/poor connections so I guess then it comes doen to the quality of your proxy.
I've spoken to quite a few people from the EU who are playing on the NA servers come release; people seem to think the latency isn't going to be too bad connecting to a different region though.
Cempa, I think you don't really need to worry about either of these things. 1) Judging by latancy in games like LoL, Smite, Blacklight Retribution the difference is minor (70ms) if you are lucky ~80-140 for EU and 170-240 for US. 2)Players from Middle East have not need of cheating the system. During the BWE 1 it was sorted out with support team that they should be connecting to EU servers due to closer proximity (even in spite the fact that the store was assigned to NA region). Sadly, since the official forums are wiped every BWE I can't link it.
Middle East player so I was worried that a US datacenter would mean latency on EU servers.
You will be connecting to the EU datacenter directly if you choose an EU server as your home world. You're just defaulted to the US datacenter initially, and once you move your home world to an EU server, it may require a few minutes to migrate your data to the EU datacenter (but that happens only once).
Not to hijack this thread or anything, but one thing I've kind of disliked in MMO's is being on the EU side. As I'm from the UK I have a lot more in common with the US and think my game experience would be much better than playing in the EU (had lots of bad experiences with Europeans that can't talk English etc etc).
Is there a way in game to do this (or out of game), or because I've purchased the game from a UK retailer will I only be allowed to play on EU servers?
Nevermind, found the answer on the FAQ.
How does regional restriction affect my Guild Wars 2 home world?
The very first time you start the game you will be asked to select your home world. Although by default we display the worlds that are hosted in your regional data center, you are free to select a home world from either region at this time. So if you are a European player who prefers to play on the North American worlds, please feel free to do so.