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#1 Aug 11 2009 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
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So its been almost a week since new info started to leak...
Japanese site has been updated
North American site has been updated
European site...?

If I had not been visiting this forum I would have known nothing about all these areas or races, and I even check the official site on a regular basis.

We are part of the world that you claim to support too, and it doesnt take much to show a bit of curtosey by updated everyone's website at once, even if that means holding back while someone translates it.

It really makes me worry, if this game turns out to be yet another one that treats the PAL regions like absolute dirt with delays and gimped prices and subs, I'll probably end up reconsidering playing. It's bad enough that we're going to have to wait almost a year for FF13 to reach us, but a multi launch game like FF14 shouldn't act like this, it's plain annoying.
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#2 Aug 11 2009 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Since all regions plays on same server(s), if EU service will be bad Im probably going go with the US version of the game.
#3 Aug 11 2009 at 1:12 PM Rating: Good
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EU gets Gamescon this weekend. With a "LIVE" demonstration (whatever that will be).

You're welcome. ^^
#4 Aug 11 2009 at 1:13 PM Rating: Good
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Uh? You act as if the information is being hidden from you just because the guys in charge of the EU site are taking a little while longer with German and French translations. In reality, the information simply isn't available in German and French yet, but it is still freely available. Plenty of gaming blogs and news sites have been reporting the FFXIV info as it comes out, so if you didn't know about this just because the official site in your region hasn't been updated yet, you're just not looking in the right places.

It's not like the US and Japan are getting to play the game before you, or they're somehow getting access to exclusive information that Europe isn't. And so what if there's some guy sitting out there who isn't going to know about this new info until the European site updates? Is he going to be at some sort of disadvantage because the US and Japan got it first?

We already know the game is getting a simultaneous worldwide release, so I really don't get why you're complaining.
#5 Aug 11 2009 at 1:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Serielley wrote:
EU gets Gamescon this weekend. With a "LIVE" demonstration (whatever that will be).

You're welcome. ^^


They'll have some women dressed up in mithra costumes (no complaint from me) battling guys dress in goblins suits. Then they'll tell us the battle system will be "something like that", while still providing no ingame graphics/videos/demos of the battle/leveing/skilling system that everyone wants.
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#6 Aug 11 2009 at 1:35 PM Rating: Decent
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MenionDB wrote:
They'll have some women dressed up in mithra costumes (no complaint from me) battling guys dress in goblins suits. Then they'll tell us the battle system will be "something like that", while still providing no ingame graphics/videos/demos of the battle/leveing/skilling system that everyone wants.


And at the end, they'll mention that the demonstration contained a hint for the correct way to defeat Absolute Virtue (SHE STOPPED ITS REGEN).

Edited, Aug 11th 2009 5:38pm by TraumaFox
#7 Aug 11 2009 at 4:20 PM Rating: Decent
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actually, not even the english(gb) isn't updated yet...

and while it's the least usefull since it should contain exactly what the na site has, why isn't it updated since they just had to copy it ? no translation there...

but i have to say that even if the jp have famitsu and other sources for informations, their ff14 site isn't as complete as the na(still lacks the disciplines and guildleves parts).
#8 Aug 11 2009 at 6:22 PM Rating: Good
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DarkBiBi wrote:
actually, not even the english(gb) isn't updated yet...

and while it's the least usefull since it should contain exactly what the na site has, why isn't it updated since they just had to copy it ?


Had to translate into British...very hard to do what with all of those funny words.
#9 Aug 16 2009 at 1:18 PM Rating: Good
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It's been a week now and it's still not upated.
Not being funny, but it's really grating on me, it doesn't take much to do something as simple as update a site for someone outside of the US.
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#10 Aug 16 2009 at 1:28 PM Rating: Good
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ditx wrote:
It's been a week now and it's still not upated.
Not being funny, but it's really grating on me, it doesn't take much to do something as simple as update a site for someone outside of the US.


Now, I can understand say German, Spanish and French people complaining, however you seem to speak English, and I'm not English native but..isn't European English and American English basically the same? o.O

So what I'm saying is..can't you read the US the site info? Unless the other English nations of the world blocks US sites?

They'll get around to it lol, besides..by now that info is EVERYWHERE.

Edited, Aug 16th 2009 2:29pm by Theonehio
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#11 Aug 16 2009 at 1:35 PM Rating: Good
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Are you feeling like the EU are being neglected? I suppose I would feel the same way - I would not appreciate feeling like I am taking the back seat to something that effects multiple regions/countries.

Just keep visiting the US site in the meantime. You can also write a letter to SE asking them what's up with all that.
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#12 Aug 16 2009 at 2:03 PM Rating: Good
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It's the principle!
What's the point in having a site for the UK if they're expecting us to visit the American one anyway? They shouldn't tout that it will be a game aimed for the whole world if they can't even be bothered to update half the worlds websites. I'd be more then happy to live it being an American localized game, I do with FFXI, but they shouldn't say it's something that it isn't!
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#13 Aug 16 2009 at 3:06 PM Rating: Good
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Oh jesus christ.

Cry me a river.

The info is everywhere, and you can speak english, you can read the American site, which isn't even completed. German and French users have some merit to this argument but this is just stupid. It's not like the US or Japan are going to get the game before Europe does, or like they're withholding information. Translations take time.

I'm sorry if your national pride is somewhat tarnished or something. Frankly, I'm not even sure why they have a UK version of the site, as it seems redundant.

Edited, Aug 16th 2009 4:09pm by Kirbster
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#14 Aug 16 2009 at 3:13 PM Rating: Good
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ditx wrote:
It's the principle!
What's the point in having a site for the UK if they're expecting us to visit the American one anyway? They shouldn't tout that it will be a game aimed for the whole world if they can't even be bothered to update half the worlds websites. I'd be more then happy to live it being an American localized game, I do with FFXI, but they shouldn't say it's something that it isn't!


he's right. They should update the European sites as well. However, i think the European Square Enix team has its hands full with the Gamecom in Germany next week, which is probably the top priority at this moment. They will also most likely show the first real ingame footage at this event, and release alot of new information with it. So I dont really feel left out or anything...

btw, im gonna attend the gamescom in germany YAY =D
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#15 Aug 16 2009 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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ditx wrote:
It's the principle!
What's the point in having a site for the UK if they're expecting us to visit the American one anyway?


I guess they should just delete the other websites then...might as well not have them Smiley: tongue
#16 Aug 16 2009 at 8:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Is it hard to comprehend that translation takes some time. And likely in the interest of fairness they will update all EU sites at the same time so the Germans and French don't complain that the UK got the updates first.

This whole translation issue has been going on as long as there have been games to translate. Translation takes time. If you don't like it then convince your EU brethren to adopt the same language just like you have the same currency. oh wait, the Brits don't use the same currency. Scratch that.
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#17 Aug 17 2009 at 1:04 PM Rating: Good
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I can understand where Ditx is coming from. S-E created an obligation when they created nation/continent specific portals for information. By not bothering to update those portals they're sending a message that is mixed, at best.

On the other hand, I'd rather see information get released as quickly as possible, even if that means that it starts in one language and has to trickle out to others. I am well used to the fact that S-E is a JP company that thinks of Japan first. If I am surprised at anything, it is that the NA site is fully updated, and the JP site is apparently not.

It's possible that some of the info in the NA site was not actually supposed to be released yet. For awhile, Blizzard had issues with their representatives in China releasing information before it was released in the US, Europe, or other Asian markets. I imagine it takes a fair amount of effort to coordinate the release of information in a multitude of languages. Maybe S-E is still ironing out the wrinkles as they try to appear more international.
#18 Aug 17 2009 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Dartagnann wrote:
Is it hard to comprehend that translation takes some time.


The OP is complaining that EU translation is not a priority of SE, and he's right. You can't honestly be claiming that they're working hard on translating about 15 paragraphs of text into two languages, but it's taking weeks to complete?

Worst case, somebody at SE opens Babelfish in their browser, copies in the text, saves the result, and gives it to a coworker who can speak both languages to edit. Even a word-by-word translation by a novice would be finished in less than a day. There's just that little information available on the official site.

That's not to say I think it's a big deal that the EU site isn't updated yet - the game is probably a year away at this point. Someone in France being a couple of weeks behind on hearing about the job system really isn't that important. The company's priorities are elsewhere right now, and that's okay.

But come on. "Translation takes some time"?
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