As you know, currently CCP client only supports English, German, French, Russian and Japanese. (Unofficial) access to Chinese will probably be cut off in the upcoming patch. There are quite lot of people troubled by not having localization in a language they understand.
I know CCP has difficulty addressing this issue–they have to spend money and human resource before they can support a language. Even if CCP is benevolent and decides to work on Chinese or other language’s localization, it will still be months before that is done. While some people are trying to communicate with CCP, we can also talk abbout what we players can do by ourselves: helping others understand what the game is about when language is a problem.
I know many of you would just say “learn English/other supported language” at this step. As a person who had learned another language from scratch I know how difficult it is. Fortunately, to learn enough English/other supported language sufficient to play the game is way easier than to learn the whole language. You need to understand only the fraction of the language about what you have and what you are doing in game. And some times you don’t even need to understand the text because the icon is more convenient.
But as a person who can communicate well in English I still find it difficult to imagine what kind of difficulty those who are less proficient have. And I may still missing something good. So I need your advice on what are the problems and how can we help others.