In a game where everyone is an immie, isn't it a little odd that everyone comes in speaking perfect english and we discourage anyone from speaking another language right off the bat? I get it, english is the language of the game, it's the language that the city speaks, it's the perfect language to communicate freely between all characters as a default, but hasn't anyone thought it may make sense to allow immigrants to know two languages, or be partially fluent in one or the other?
I'm not going to touch on the extensive amount of UE you need to put into a language to learn it. I get it. Learning a language isn't a walk in the park. In real life, it takes months of dedication to get a basic level of reliable understanding of basic conversation. I get that it doesn't count towards UE cap. However, it's a little restrictive of character concepts.
Immigrants should realistically come from all over. In the end, after all, this is a game, and while we all appreciate realism, it seems like languages are the hardest skill to learn out of all. I don't think making such a useful roleplay tool so painful to attain is very good.