Now whether this has been covered before or it is too late I don't know but I am thinking that relic with thier great community support may or maynot listen to their gaming community. Now I am sure many of you would support a global release me being one of them as with the current estimated release dates there are many problems such as:
-Bug reporting. now with the US gettign the game first they will discover bugs and imbalances alot faster then everyone else meaning that when "WTF THIS SUXS!!" threads go up it will put people off and possibly prevent others from even getting the game.
-The US players will gain a massive advantage over the Euro,Asian and Aus players this will inturn cause the ladder to ge loaded otu and alot of people will get worked up when they join games only to be beaten senseless by more experienced US players before thery get a chance to test out thier race on the new tech trees.
these are just a few of the problems that can come from not choosing a global release date.