Many CoH players fiercely identify and bond with their servers and server-mates. Even people with wildly different game playing styles (PvP, PvE, etc) will still somewhat get along because they're at least part of the same server.
I recall CoH had an unofficial RP server.
Plus I guess Champions has the disadvantage that European players can't all congregate somewhere? So German players and such have a hard time finding people that understand them.
I recall seeing a lot of foreign-language Zone-casts, not so much lately so maybe the set something up?
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."