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#1 Jun 10 2009 at 8:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok seems like FFXIV might hit the streets sooner then we expected ;D

http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/jobs/

Anyone care to beta test FFXIV ?
Lucky basta*ds living in UK !!!

"German Online Game Tester

Job Description
- Game testing and proof-reading
- Identifying and reporting linguistic errors and game defects
- General tasks related to the quality assurance (QA) process

Skills Required
- Excellent native-level German with a keen eye for mistakes
- Good English communication skills

Pluses
- Knowledge of MMORPG (Final Fantasy XI in particular)
- Knowledge of role-playing and console games

Rate of Pay: £7 per hour + overtime

Contract type: Project-based (flexible duration, full- or part-time)

Starting Date: Beginning of June

Position based in: London, UK

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to the following email address, quoting "UMARO" in the subject line: jobs@square-enix-europe.com – applications without this code cannot be read.


French Online Game Tester

Job Description
- Game testing and proof-reading
- Identifying and reporting linguistic errors and game defects
- General tasks related to the quality assurance (QA) process

Skills Required
- Excellent native-level French with a keen eye for mistakes
- Good English communication skills

Pluses
- Knowledge of MMORPG (Final Fantasy XI in particular)
- Knowledge of role-playing and console games

Rate of Pay: £7 per hour + overtime

Contract type: Project-based (flexible duration, full- or part-time)

Starting Date: Beginning of June

Position based in: London, UK

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to the following email address, quoting "UMARO" in the subject line: jobs@square-enix-europe.com – applications without this code cannot be read.


English/French/Italian/German/Spanish Localisation Testers

Job Description
- Game testing and proof-reading: identifying and reporting linguistic mistakes (spelling, punctuation, grammar etc.) as well as functional game defects
- General tasks related to the quality assurance (QA) process

Skills Required
- Excellent native-level British English, French, Italian, German or Spanish language skills with a keen eye for mistakes
- Good communication skills in English required for all applicants

Recommended
- Knowledge of Square Enix, role-playing and console games
- Interest in or enthusiasm for computing

Pluses
- Previous experience in video games localisation or QA

Rate of Pay: £6 per hour

Work Hours: 20 to 37.5 hours per week (flexible)

Holidays: 20 days per annum, pro rata

Contract Type: Casual (part-time/full-time possible)

Location: London, UK (please note that all positions are based in our London headquarters)

How to Apply: Please send your CV and covering letter in English to the following email address, quoting "UKLOQ" for the English, "FRLOQ" for the French, "ITLOQ" for the Italian, "DELOQ" for the German or "ESLOQ" for the Spanish positions in the subject line: jobs@square-enix-europe.com - applications without this code cannot be considered."

Edited, Jun 10th 2009 1:21pm by Maldavian
#2 Jun 10 2009 at 9:00 AM Rating: Default
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"Starting Date: Beginning of June" <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

I think I'll move to London now ;D
#3 Jun 10 2009 at 9:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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Um...Theres a difference you know.
All you'd be doing here is reading through an intense amount of scripts...

If I was in London I'd love to go for this job though, I'd love doing the german QA
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#4 Jun 10 2009 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
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Maldavian wrote:

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>>>- Knowledge of MMORPG (Final Fantasy XI in particular)<<<


Hmm I wonder if it will be a FFXI-2 after all ^^^^^^ :D

Edited, Jun 10th 2009 1:23pm by Maldavian
#5Maldavian, Posted: Jun 10 2009 at 9:15 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Again a reference to have extensive knowledge of FFXI.
#6 Jun 10 2009 at 9:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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IMO, this sounds like a QA position for FFXI, not a beta tester for FFXIV. Granted, it could be for Alpha or internal Beta, but as someone else mentioned, testing a game isn't exactly the most fun thing in the world. Even if I had the chance, I'd rather wait til 2010 for closed/open beta than ruin FFXIV for myself by running up and down a single zone for a week checking for bugs.

Edited, Jun 10th 2009 7:18am by Pikko
#7 Jun 10 2009 at 9:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd rather wait til 2010 for closed/open beta than ruin FFXIV for myself by running up and down a single zone for a week checking for bugs.


Says the person who single-handedly posed for pictures with almost every NPC in the game? :P
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#8 Jun 10 2009 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Someone got owned here i feel it.

Edited, Jun 10th 2009 8:14pm by cealis
#9 Jun 10 2009 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/jobs/translators.html
For the English/Japanese->German, English/Japanese->French, English/Japanese->Italian, or English/Japanese->Spanish translators in the house, being one of many in charge of translating/localizing the game scripts could be somewhat interesting as well considering you would likely be getting the first glimpse of the storyline and other tidbits from quests, the UI, item names, mob names, place names, the battle system, etc (if of course this really is for FFXIV). Of course you could get stuck translating uninteresting stuff as well or not want to see those spoilers...

Since it is a freelance job you likely don't have to be a professional translator, and only have enough experience translating unprofessionally to be proficient enough to pass their tests.

"Previous experience in translation of video games, anime, manga or literature. Knowledge of Japanese & target-language pop culture" << It sounds like some of the more experienced fansubbers would fit this qualification. A good way to get your foot in the door to becoming a pro translator as well.

Edited, Jun 10th 2009 11:39am by Cyberbeing
#10 Jun 10 2009 at 11:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd rather wait til 2010 for closed/open beta than ruin FFXIV for myself by running up and down a single zone for a week checking for bugs.


Says the person who single-handedly posed for pictures with almost every NPC in the game? :P


Yeah but that's fun. From what I read game testing is boring and exhausting.
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MMO Community Manager (Los Angeles, CA)
Summary

Oversees the development of innovative community-related activities to retain and attract players of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMO).
Education and/or Experience:

HS Degree; some college preferred
2 + years as a Community manager of a commercial MMO
Community management experience i.e. web sites; MMO guild leader, etc.
Extensive knowledge of one or more MMO game play
Experience supervising and coaching/mentoring team members a plus
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Ability to resolve issues in a patient and professional manner
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Flexibility and willingness to independently navigate areas of unfamiliarity
Effective oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in all MS Office applications
Ability to create professional PowerPoint presentations
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Knowledge of the entertainment software industry
Japanese language skills and experience working with Japanese corporations (not required, but a plus)

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Solicits, tracks and reports community member feedback to internal and external departments
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Uphold corporate philosophy of spreading happiness across the globe by providing unforgettable experiences
Other related duties as required


http://www.square-enix.com/na/careers/

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#12 Jun 10 2009 at 2:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's unlikely this is FFXIV-related. Remember that we still have 2 add-ons on the way, plus more WotG missions on the way next month.

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- Excellent native-level British English, French, Italian, German or Spanish language skills with a keen eye for mistakes

Seems like they're mainly looking for people to test content for EU releases to make sure it's all glitch and typo free.
Although... When I last entered the Sauromugue Champaign Cavernous Maw, I got a cut scene with my NPC Fellow who said he had been lost and was "WONDERING" around. No, not "wandering," but "wondering." And he said it twice. Maybe they should hire these guys with keen eyes for mistakes for the NA releases!

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Please send your CV and cover letter in English to the following email address, quoting "UMARO" in the subject line: jobs@square-enix-europe.com – applications without this code cannot be read.

I found this amusing. Maybe you could attach a file named Blizzard Orb or Rage Ring to the e-mail to bump up your app in the queue.

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#13 Jun 10 2009 at 3:15 PM Rating: Excellent
While I might apply for that position if I spoke French or German and lived in the U.K., Ashkente and I will be jockeying to get into closed/open Beta come 2010 for sure. (I'm pretty sure that part won't have a language requirement. :P)
#14 Jun 10 2009 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
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I hope we get a English UK version of the game
It always makes me chuckle that the german version uses Paralyse instead of Paralyze, but we don't!
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#15 Jun 11 2009 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Rate of Pay: £7 per hour + overtime


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#16 Jun 18 2009 at 9:35 PM Rating: Decent
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this could be the next 2add ons to ffxi the said.. If not.. They probably plan on doing a larger beta time period than 6monthes
I'm guessing april-may if this is the beta bcause of training the testers first
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