I have seen a few English speaking players and they enjoy the game.
The good thing about Asterios is of it's Europe server location which makes it comfortable for EU players to use.
Russians are ok, just a lot of them don't speak English.
I am gonna start playing casually in a month time or so and will also look for English speaking people to have fun with.
My Russian is good so we can easily share a good time in atmosphere of l2 if interpretation will be of demand.
PM me on forum and I will get in touch with you for common play (relaxed style)