This info was already mentioned by Tipa, but I thought I might put in a babelfished link to the info about the Chronicles of Spellborn info about the boxes on sale, subscription rates, computer requirements etc.
This is only for Frogster-land though, which means German-speaking territories, France and some Asian countries in the case of Spellborn. For UK it will be Acclaim handling it and I guess for the rest of us in the other 40+ counties in Europe I guess it will be which of these three languages we select to play in. I have not seen any info that Frogster would offer any other languages besides German and French.
So for myself I will probably be stuck with Acclaim, which is not so encouraging given the lack of informatiom from them. If Acclaim has some trouble they will probably also focus on the North American market to sort things out in that case, so my guess is that the non-NA side might get less attention. But I guess that probably everyone playing English-speaking server will likely play on the same servers.
If that is the case it it might work out ok, although with the risk that they place maintenace time at a time which will be prime time somewhere else outside NA.
It is hard to tell of course if the problem is with Acclaim or within their interaction with Spellborn NV and/or Frogster Interactive. It is not the only game with potential issues in this area – European players had some problems with GOA who was publishing Warhammer Online here, Codemasters had their share of issues when LOTRO was released in Europe also.
Time will tell and right now time is another 11 days…