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#1 Mar 16 2011 at 9:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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As you may have heard, northeastern Japan was recently struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to all affected by this great tragedy.

To do our part in the electricity conservation effort, we have temporarily taken our game servers offline. I apologize deeply for the inconvenience this causes all of you, and ask for your patience and understanding.

I would also like to thank all of the players who have offered words of support and sympathy on the FFXIV forums. I made a brief post myself, but would like to take this opportunity to do so formally and report on the current state of the development team.

Tokyo, where our development and operation teams are based, has suffered minimal damage from the earthquake and its after effects. We have confirmed the safety of all our team members, but there are those with family in the affected regions. Due to this, the concerns of the nuclear plants, and the ongoing aftershocks, we are not at our best.

The planned blackouts in the Kanto region have disrupted public transportation, preventing many from even making it to work. In addition, our French and German localization staff have left Tokyo at the urging of their respective embassies. For these reasons, and to allow our staff to focus on their safety and that of their families, I have decided to make adjustments to the development schedule.

We were working to release patches 1.16a and 1.17 by the end of March, but now anticipate a delay of one to two weeks. During this time, we will not only be making minor improvements, but also directing our efforts on laying the groundwork for future content.

I had intended to announce this in a future letter, but we will release information regarding the Grand Companies of Eorzea (what were referred to as “public companies” in previous posts) just before patch 1.17 goes live. We are currently readying a page dedicated to this exciting new feature, and hope to have it up on the Lodestone shortly.

Despite current conditions, we are doing all we can to release the patches and get you adventuring again as quickly as possible.

Talk to you again soon!

FINAL FANTASY XIV Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida


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"We were working to release patches 1.16a and 1.17 by the end of March, but now anticipate a delay of one to two weeks. During this time, we will not only be making minor improvements, but also directing our efforts on laying the groundwork for future content. "

This is promising; does that mean the servers will be online in 1-2 weeks?
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
"We were working to release patches 1.16a and 1.17 by the end of March, but now anticipate a delay of one to two weeks. During this time, we will not only be making minor improvements, but also directing our efforts on laying the groundwork for future content. "

This is promising; does that mean the servers will be online in 1-2 weeks?


He says anticipating. Not set in stone.
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#4 Mar 16 2011 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
A delay of 1-2 weeks.. I would have thought a lot more seeing what happens right now in Japan. They must have some amazing work ethics.
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This is promising; does that mean the servers will be online in 1-2 weeks?


I think it means that the patch was scheduled for the end of March is now estimated to be released mid-April.

While this patch got delayed (probably due to them not having their translators around) it sounds like they will work on things that don't require translating for the time being, so the delay of one patch will mean that some other things they're working on will come ahead of time later instead. Of course they can't work fullspeed no matter what because of the blackouts and employee's worrying about the nuclear situation but it's not as bad as it could have been.

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#6 Mar 16 2011 at 10:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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The 1st ********* Nuclear Plant is still in dangerous situation and power in Tokyo is just not enough for those MMO companies to operate. (I am sure if TEPCO have enough power they will pour it on railway systems. Usually I can get to my office in 40 minutes but now I have to use double time to line up before I can get into train. This requires great patience but don't worry for us, since everybody is reading news updates or tweets on their phone.)

No one knows how much time will it takes to stabilize those reactors and recover power supply.
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I would still take all of this with a grain of salt. Yoshi is optimistic, wants to convey positivity to the FFXIV players that have stuck around thus far into the games life, and is hoping for the best, as I would imagine all Japanese are right now. I trust Yoshi completely, with regards to his intent, but the reality (IMO) is that we could just as easily see a letter 10 days from now saying that due to the situation in Japan they are still unable to bring the servers online or get the patches out as scheduled. We'll see, and like Yoshi I'll remain optimistic and hope for the best, but brace myself for less than.
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Can someone explain what companies are/do or point me to a link as to what their function will be? I know I see posts here and there about it, but I am not quite sure still as to what they are and will do. Thank you.

SE, seriously take the time you need. No rush. Human life is more important than a video game, however, thank you very much for the update.
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Kristina_Farron:
よしPのレター6回目で掲示したグランドカンパニーについて

いまよしPの「第6回 FFXIVプロデューサーレター」を拝読した。大震災後の開発体制や進捗状況が分かってとりあえず一安心ですけど、「グランドカンパニー」について、dev1034のタグが早々提示したものの、それを付けて論議したスレはなかなかできません。情報がすくないから。

1.17公開直前よりもう少し基本なコンセプトを提示してくれれば、この方面の論議を活性化することができると思います。

Naoki_Yoshida:
プロデューサ/ディレクタの吉田です。

dev1034についてのスレッドは拝見しています。
もう少し情報を出したいのですが、グランドカンパニーは、
エオルゼアの世界設定も絡んでいて、皆さんに、テキストも雰囲気も、
しっかりお見せしたいという意図があります。
もう少々お待ち頂けると嬉しいです。

勿体ぶってごめんなさい。
以降の議論は引き続きdev1034を扱ったスレッドでお願いします!


What did Yoshi-P just say to you, OP?

Edit: I see.
Edited, Mar 16th 2011 10:46am by superdupernuker

Edited, Mar 16th 2011 10:47am by superdupernuker
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#10 Mar 16 2011 at 10:40 AM Rating: Good
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A delay of 1-2 weeks.. I would have thought a lot more seeing what happens right now in Japan. They must have some amazing work ethics.


It's funny how hard a person will work when surrounded by people forced to live in dire conditions. You work until there are no more people needing shelters... or until some one forces you to get some rest. I just hope this isn't like Katrina where as soon as the media gets bored the major assistance and rebuilding slows to a crawl with very minor exceptions. Though I would think an Asian culture wouldn't suffer from that as bad as some other countries.

Either way, I'm very surprised by this letter from Yoshi. I really didn't expect them to be doing much in the way of communication for a while, let alone continue what programming they possibly can. Good on them. And good luck!
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#11 Mar 16 2011 at 10:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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LillithaFenimore wrote:
Can someone explain what companies are/do or point me to a link as to what their function will be? I know I see posts here and there about it, but I am not quite sure still as to what they are and will do. Thank you.


Actually I started a new thread with tag=dev1034 (that's for company system discussion) asking for more information because we just cannot image what it will be, and Yoshi-P replied me directly.
よしPのレター6回目で掲示したグランドカンパニーについて

He said he will monitor on tag dev1034. Although he is willing to talk some more about it, but since the company system is designed to let us immerse into the world lore, he decides to let us see and feel at first. "Patience" he said.
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The 1st ********* Nuclear Plant is still in dangerous situation and power in Tokyo is just not enough for those MMO companies to operate. (I am sure if TEPCO have enough power they will pour it on railway systems. Usually I can get to my office in 40 minutes but now I have to use double time to line up before I can get into train. This requires great patience but don't worry for us, since everybody is reading news updates or tweets on their phone.)

No one knows how much time will it takes to stabilize those reactors and recover power supply.


I wish you guys luck over there. :/ I remember the hurricans that rocked the Gulf Coast earlier this decade and that was not pretty. Just stay safe.
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KiichiGotou wrote:
LillithaFenimore wrote:
Can someone explain what companies are/do or point me to a link as to what their function will be? I know I see posts here and there about it, but I am not quite sure still as to what they are and will do. Thank you.


Actually I started a new thread with tag=dev1034 (that's for company system discussion) asking for more information because we just cannot image what it will be, and Yoshi-P replied me directly.
よしPのレター6回目で掲示したグランドカンパニーについて

He said he will monitor on tag dev1034. Although he is willing to talk some more about it, but since the company system is designed to let us immerse into the world lore, he decides to let us see and feel at first. "Patience" he said.



Sorry, I don't read japanese >_<; However thank you for the link and the post ^_^ and the information :D
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A delay of 1-2 weeks.. I would have thought a lot more seeing what happens right now in Japan. They must have some amazing work ethics.


Yeah, you gotta really admire the Japanese culture. Notice during this disaster NO ONE robbed stores? >_> Talk about honor!
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AlixandirRivell wrote:
A delay of 1-2 weeks.. I would have thought a lot more seeing what happens right now in Japan. They must have some amazing work ethics.


Yeah, you gotta really admire the Japanese culture. Notice during this disaster NO ONE robbed stores? >_> Talk about honor!


Ummm, no disrespect to those affected and so on but....there wasn't anything left to rob @_o;...literally...whole villages were wiped off the map.
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Interesting, kind of bizarre that they are currently readying a page about the now "Grand Companies of Eorzea" at 2a.m. but I'm excited nonetheless ^_^
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Ummm, no disrespect to those affected and so on but....there wasn't anything left to rob @_o;...literally...whole villages were wiped off the map.


In the US you woulda still had people picking through the wreckage hoping to come accross a killer find. The other poster is correct, it is nice that Police can focus on assisting people evacuate or locate eachother or whatever other policing duties instead of focusing on looters and riots.
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#18 Mar 16 2011 at 11:49 AM Rating: Excellent
Thanks again KiichiGotou.

It's very nice to hear a few words from Yoshi-P. He is trying to keep the positive momentum and interest for game changes rolling, even in the face of a terrible national disaster. Very impressive.

He is confirming that SE's operations have been only inderectly affected. I don't think the power shortages affect all areas of Japan equally.

I think SE is handling this situation with class, balancing social and business responsibilities. All SE is aksing for is patience, and that I can do. Well done Yoshi-P.
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LillithaFenimore wrote:
Ummm, no disrespect to those affected and so on but....there wasn't anything left to rob @_o;...literally...whole villages were wiped off the map.


In the US you woulda still had people picking through the wreckage hoping to come accross a killer find. The other poster is correct, it is nice that Police can focus on assisting people evacuate or locate eachother or whatever other policing duties instead of focusing on looters and riots.


Yeah, that's one thing I hate about my country; no matter how bad the situation is, there is always a group of people who will try to find a way to profit off of it.
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LillithaFenimore wrote:
KiichiGotou wrote:
LillithaFenimore wrote:
Can someone explain what companies are/do or point me to a link as to what their function will be? I know I see posts here and there about it, but I am not quite sure still as to what they are and will do. Thank you.


Actually I started a new thread with tag=dev1034 (that's for company system discussion) asking for more information because we just cannot image what it will be, and Yoshi-P replied me directly.
よしPのレター6回目で掲示したグランドカンパニーについて

He said he will monitor on tag dev1034. Although he is willing to talk some more about it, but since the company system is designed to let us immerse into the world lore, he decides to let us see and feel at first. "Patience" he said.



Sorry, I don't read japanese >_<; However thank you for the link and the post ^_^ and the information :D


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Yoshi-P no reta-6 ?? de ******* guradokanpani-nitsuite

Best I can do is that the beginning (よしPのレター6) is "Yoshi P's 6th letter" Beyond that, I'm lost.

Sorry, I don't know kanji, and I'm still working on learning the actual language.
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TBH with you, I feel kinda guilty hearing Yoshi-P concerned about bringing the game back up Considering the tremendous disaster that has happened there. :/
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よしPのレター6回目で掲示したグランドカンパニーについて
Yoshi-P's 6th letter was posted regarding Grand Companies.

This is the direct translation.

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The rest of the copy/paste is the poster's initial comments about wanting to know what Grand Companies are about. And then Yoshi-P replying with a comment saying he'll be monitoring the thread marked with the dev1034 tag, and that companies are to help immerse players in the world by creating context and atmosphere.


Edited, Mar 16th 2011 12:09pm by Nathanael
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
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LillithaFenimore wrote:
Ummm, no disrespect to those affected and so on but....there wasn't anything left to rob @_o;...literally...whole villages were wiped off the map.


In the US you woulda still had people picking through the wreckage hoping to come accross a killer find. The other poster is correct, it is nice that Police can focus on assisting people evacuate or locate eachother or whatever other policing duties instead of focusing on looters and riots.


Yeah, that's one thing I hate about my country; no matter how bad the situation is, there is always a group of people who will try to find a way to profit off of it.


that's because we let greed go to far. That and people are to afraid to fight back at companies and the government which shouldn't be at all. they are suppost to be afraid of the people. Hopefully one day this will change.
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Have faith fellows, we are not die yet.


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I really don't care about them bringing the game back up right now. I know that what I'm about to say may not be popular and I might anger some but

I feel as if the entire development team needs to stop working, put everything on hold for a while and make sure everyone and everything is okay. I appreciate the fact that they are trying to make us happy, but right now I'm concerned about not only their wellbeing but the wellbeing of all of Japan. I recently came back from Japan myself, having just missed the earthquake. The pictures I'm seeing are unbelievable.

It's like I was at a completely different Japan entirely. My heart to all those affected. Thank you for caring about us Yoshi-P, but please take a while to care about yourselves first.
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#26 Mar 16 2011 at 2:17 PM Rating: Excellent
Part of their well being is getting back to work and keeping the economy moving. In the case of the developers, that means taking care of their customers: the players.
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Part of their well being is getting back to work and keeping the economy moving. In the case of the developers, that means taking care of their customers: the players.


Exactly, as soon as they've accounted for their employees and got them out of any dangerous area, and the government says its ok to start using power again, the servers should be back up.
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TBH with you, I feel kinda guilty hearing Yoshi-P concerned about bringing the game back up Considering the tremendous disaster that has happened there. :/

Yeah, while it's nice to hear from him about the game, my first thought was "Don't worry about this stuff, at least until the nuclear situation is more stable.."

But, they're doing their part as far as power consumption and donations, and one of the most helpful ways to deal with a tragic event is to try to get back to normalcy instead of dwelling on it all day and night.
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I appreciate the fact that they are trying to make us happy


They are not trying to make us happy. They are trying to make their product profitable. That's what the companies tend to do. Other MMO devs aren't giving them time to mourn, and neither is the community. They need to get their stuff under control or they'll get left behind. That is the reality of the situation.

While we may feel sorry for the employee's, the corporations do not operate on pity.

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#30Shezard, Posted: Mar 16 2011 at 3:15 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Work ethics or not...1-2 weeks delay considering what's happening in Japan right now and more important, whats to come(core meltdowns, radioactive pollution all around Japan etc.)
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Work ethics or not...1-2 weeks delay considering what's happening in Japan right now and more important, whats to come(core meltdowns, radioactive pollution all around Japan etc.)

1-2 weeks sound waaaaaaaaaaaay too optimistic to me. Right now I don't see FFXIV coming back at all, no matter what Yoshi says. As soon as the first core meltdowns happened, and they will happen, and the weather current changes, Tokyo is done...I can't see how anybody can still see "hope" in a way, where they think this is not gonna take down japan completely as a country. Considering the size of the Main Island and the position of ********** Tokyo and so on...there is more than a good chance half of Japan if not more is gonna be uninhabitable after the core meltdowns...

I want to be optimistic, but facts state something else and right now I can't share this optimistic "rainbow loly pop" thinking at all. The core meltdowns are not a question of IF they will happen, its just a matter of time when they will happen...and as soon as that starts...it's Good Bye to Japan the way we know it.


Ignorance and sensational media can lead to some interesting results.
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#32 Mar 16 2011 at 3:20 PM Rating: Good
I hope you're as wrong as I think you are about the impending doom.
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Man, I know I can see the glass as half empty sometimes, but I don't think I'd describe it as a glass filled with doom and destruction like some people apparently would.

Yeah, it's bad, but I don't think it's as bad as some sources would like you to believe.
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Work ethics or not...1-2 weeks delay considering what's happening in Japan right now and more important, whats to come(core meltdowns, radioactive pollution all around Japan etc.)

1-2 weeks sound waaaaaaaaaaaay too optimistic to me. Right now I don't see FFXIV coming back at all, no matter what Yoshi says. As soon as the first core meltdowns happened, and they will happen, and the weather current changes, Tokyo is done...I can't see how anybody can still see "hope" in a way, where they think this is not gonna take down japan completely as a country. Considering the size of the Main Island and the position of ********** Tokyo and so on...there is more than a good chance half of Japan if not more is gonna be uninhabitable after the core meltdowns...

I want to be optimistic, but facts state something else and right now I can't share this optimistic "rainbow loly pop" thinking at all. The core meltdowns are not a question of IF they will happen, its just a matter of time when they will happen...and as soon as that starts...it's Good Bye to Japan the way we know it.


Ignorance and sensational media can lead to some interesting results.


I don't listen to sensational media, but you seem to, since you still think the situaion is under control...I wonder whos ignorant here. The current situation has the potential to be another Tschernobyl and to even top it...400km around Tschernobyl are still inhabitable and will be for a long time...Japan is only 240km away from *************** basing my information on facts, all you need to do is compare wehat happened back in Tschernobyl, and whats happening in ********* right now, get yourself some real information from IAEA...and thats all you need for your common sense to see whats gonna happen. Not the sh*t the medias make up. But who am I to argue about this...the whole ordeal will be over in a week if not less...then everybody will see...if the worst case scenario won't be happning I'll be the first to dance of joy...but the chances are slim to none...

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#36 Mar 16 2011 at 3:32 PM Rating: Good
We're all ignorant here. All we have to go by is what the media tells us, and I take every bit of that with grain of salt. Unless you're there, what can you tell us for sure?
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I don't listen to sensational media, but you seem to, since you still think the situaion is under control...I wonder whos ignorant here.


The one with the assumption that when the situation is not "under control" (it is and isn't- fuel pools pose the greatest danger but they are starting to get the reactor units themselves under control finally), it means Chernobyl 2 is about to happen.

The main island of Japan is also around the size of the Great Britain. Even in the worst case scenario the affected area will be a fraction of that.

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We're all ignorant here. All we have to go by is what the media tells us, and I take every bit of that with grain of salt. Unless you're there, what can you tell us for sure?


Perhaps this article posted by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency will tell us something accurate:

http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/files/en20110317-1.pdf

Which I am sure Shezard has already read.

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We're all ignorant here. All we have to go by is what the media tells us, and I take every bit of that with grain of salt. Unless you're there, what can you tell us for sure?


Everyone I've heard from who is located in Japan that isn't media (including my fiancee's maid of honor, who is still there) echoes the same thing: It's pretty bad, but they have it under control.
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#40 Mar 16 2011 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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It's pretty bad, but they have it under control.


I hope so. I keep looking for updates online, from as many sources as I can.
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
mattkujata wrote:
We're all ignorant here. All we have to go by is what the media tells us, and I take every bit of that with grain of salt. Unless you're there, what can you tell us for sure?


Everyone I've heard from who is located in Japan that isn't media (including my fiancee's maid of honor, who is still there) echoes the same thing: It's pretty bad, but they have it under control.


The people living in japan get even less information than the rest of the world and as long as they are not in the government or high executives of TEPCO, they know nothing about it being under control or not.
Fact is...reactor 4 is heating up and is currently the biggest concern, cause of the plutonium in it. They are trying to cool down reactor 1-3 for days now, w/o any success. They were only able to slow it down, not to prevent it from happening. Depending on the reactor, they are slightly or more damaged. If the up to date news are correct, reactor 5+6 are also heating up now. Radioactivity is leaking for days now and the concentration of milisievert is rising constantly. the current 50 employees of TEPCO who are still at work in ********* trying to slow thigns down as much as possible are "dead" considering the concentration of milisievert. Even IAEA themselves said, the TEPCO emoployees still trying to get the situation under control are wasted menpower. At least 25 of them will die in the next couple of weeks due to the radiation, maybe more or even all. Milisievert concentration is at 400-1000, depending on which source made the readings. 400 milisievert alone for a duration of 12h is the amount of radiation a person is allowed to take in a YEAR to not get any health issues. IF the radiation is higher, which other sources claim, its even worse. And I can only repeat myself...Tokyo is ******* lousy 250km away from *************** radiation thats nothing. Tschernobyl is still off limits several 100km around the reactor and its even ******* sealed up. How the **** can anybody believe if ********* suffers from 1, or even the worst case scneario 4 core meltdowns and believe only a "fraction" of japan will be struck...after whats happening AFTER the core meltdown, radiation clouds driven by the wind, soor rain and whatnot...its not gonna be just a fraction, it will be the biggest part of Japan and most importantly...its gonna be Tokyo, and when Tokyo is uninhabitable for decades and centuries...whats gonna become of Japan?

Whereever you're living at...just imagine your ******* capital city to be struck by radiation and becoming uninhabitable in a matter of days...and THEN consider your country is small and most of the landscape is uninhabitable just because of the landscape circumstances(mountains etc) and now even less space is inhabitable because huge part is radiated...what would you think? Will your country recover from this anytime soon, let alone in 1-2 weeks...just ridiculous-_-

But who am I to argue about this...we will see what's going to happen...
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Perhaps this article posted by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency will tell us something accurate:

http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/files/en20110317-1.pdf

Which I am sure Shezard has already read.

Edited, Mar 16th 2011 9:41pm by Hyanmen


Right...information given by an organisation that is UNDER the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, and based on information they got from TEPCO...is bound to be accurate...get yourself better sources that are not controlled by the government and/or manipulated by false statements from TEPCO...

I trust IAEA a lot more than NISA...and their current assumption of whats gonna happen matches mine a lot more, than "JP government and officials" saying everythings still under control, which is clearly not the case.

Edited, Mar 16th 2011 10:22pm by Shezard
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Right...information given by an organisation that is UNDER the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, and based on information they got from TEPCO...is bound to be accurate...get yourself better sources that are not controlled by the government and/or manipulated by false statements from TEPCO...


It's a conspiracy maaaaaaaaaaan.
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Shezard wrote:


Right...information given by an organisation that is UNDER the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, and based on information they got from TEPCO...is bound to be accurate...get yourself better sources that are not controlled by the government and/or manipulated by false statements from TEPCO...


It's a conspiracy maaaaaaaaaaan.


Do you even know who TEPCO is? Don't even try to make me look like I make up some conspiracy BS. The whole report from NISA is based on information they got from TEPCO, nothing else...

Well...there is no point in argueing here anymore...I'd rather not waste my time with "jedipimps" and whatnot, who try to make some smartass comments when they don't know **** about the actual events happening.

Take care...I'll be back in a week to tell everybody "I told you so"...

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Yeah, because the government wants everyone to die of radiation. That is why they're lying to you. Please ignore the fact that they're evacuating the surrounding areas as a safety precaution to prevent injuries and fatalities due to nuclear reactor complications.

You're not thinking rationally. Declaring the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency as an illegitimate source for accurate information is ignorant. You're coming across as a paranoid conspiracy theorist.

Japan is not "doomed". I am sorry this conflicts with your sensational nihilist fantasy, but it is reality. That nuclear facility is doomed, but the rest of the country is going to be alright.

Edited, Mar 16th 2011 3:28pm by Nathanael
#47 Mar 16 2011 at 4:29 PM Rating: Good
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jedipimp wrote:
Shezard wrote:


Right...information given by an organisation that is UNDER the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, and based on information they got from TEPCO...is bound to be accurate...get yourself better sources that are not controlled by the government and/or manipulated by false statements from TEPCO...


It's a conspiracy maaaaaaaaaaan.


Do you even know who TEPCO is? Don't even try to make me look like I make up some conspiracy BS. The whole report from NISA is based on information they got from TEPCO, nothing else...

Well...there is no point in argueing here anymore...I'd rather not waste my time with "jedipimps" and whatnot, who try to make some smartass comments when they don't know sh*t about the actual events happening.

Take care...I'll be back in a week to tell everybody "I told you so"...

Edited, Mar 16th 2011 10:26pm by Shezard
TEPCO is obviously the secret organization of space aliens who want to start their colony in Japan, and move out from there.

Next week when you come back to say "I told you so ..." it might be too late.
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#48 Mar 16 2011 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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TBH with you, I feel kinda guilty hearing Yoshi-P concerned about bringing the game back up Considering the tremendous disaster that has happened there. :/


I feel exactly the same, it's very impressive that they are still so concerned with the game at a time like this, the fans need to understand and appreciate that.
At the end of the day though, it's still his job and he needs to get results, so his work ethic is very impressive and I hope he isn't losing sleep or anything over it
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They are not trying to make us happy. They are trying to make their product profitable. That's what the companies tend to do. Other MMO devs aren't giving them time to mourn, and neither is the community. They need to get their stuff under control or they'll get left behind. That is the reality of the situation.

While we may feel sorry for the employee's, the corporations do not operate on pity.

Edited, Mar 16th 2011 8:50pm by Hyanmen


The Square-Enix mission statement is:

To spread happiness across the globe by providing unforgettable experiences

So why it might not be their endgame, it is the means by which we give them money. If they're not making us happy, then why should we give them money?
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I've heard some crazy conspiracy theories before, but this one is certainly up there.
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#51 Mar 16 2011 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Looks like our gov and japans gov are saying different things.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110316/ap_on_bi_ge/as_japan_earthquake
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