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#1 Feb 27 2013 at 12:32 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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It seems like people have a LOT of faith in Yoshi-P, and I'm just wondering why.

He can talk the talk, but can he walk the walk?

It seems like his public letters get a lot of positive feedback because he constantly bashes 1.0, portrays himself as the hero, and repeatedly reminds us that he is a fellow gamer who knows what gamers want (as if all people working in the gaming industry aren't gamers themselves...)

I'm not criticizing him, but what has the guy done to deserve this kind of loyalty? I've played MMOs for years too and I don't consider myself qualified to make one.

It would probably turn out generic and just copy features from other games if I tried.

Don't get me wrong, he seems like a cool guy. But what has he actually done on a professional level that should make me trust him?

Edited, Feb 27th 2013 1:34pm by Poubelle
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#2 Feb 27 2013 at 12:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Seems like the kind of dude I could have a jager bomb & a smoke with. I approve.
#3 Feb 27 2013 at 12:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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I demand to see Yoshida's long-form birth certificate!
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Yeah I was waiting for this.
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#5 Feb 27 2013 at 12:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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1. Bomberman Hero - Director 1998
2. Dragon Quest - Director and Lead Game designer 2007 to 2012
3. He's known by Square Enix insiders to be a hardcore MMO player and very approachable.

Depending on what part of the world you live in, Yoshida-san is either unknown to you or a major player.
#6 Feb 27 2013 at 12:57 PM Rating: Good
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#7 Feb 27 2013 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
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Better than yours?!

I'm a firm believer that with commitment, passion and drive you can accomplish most anything.
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#8 Feb 27 2013 at 1:05 PM Rating: Good
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Hah, it's just another troll thread.

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#9Poubelle, Posted: Feb 27 2013 at 1:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'm not really sure how this is a 'troll thread'... I don't have much faith in Yoshi-P and I don't see why others do.
#10 Feb 27 2013 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
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judging by the tone of your posts you don't have faith in square enix at all? or is it just because they hired him?
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#11 Feb 27 2013 at 1:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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You know what's really awesome? Things like running internet searches.

Yoshi-P

Go educate yourself and stop trolling.
#12 Feb 27 2013 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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judging by the tone of your posts you don't have faith in square enix at all?
At the risk of creating a topic actually worth discussing and not just another thread where you plebs are made to dance like marionettes to an arthritic puppetmaster with advanced stage Parkinson's Disease, I'll simply state that I don't have much faith in Square Enix and that sixteen years of disappointment would do that to anyone.
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#13 Feb 27 2013 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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so you've been disappointed since ff7? why are you still hanging around?
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#14 Feb 27 2013 at 1:46 PM Rating: Good
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Louiscool wrote:
Hah, it's just another troll thread.

Smiley: rolleyes


This is to be expected after looking at the front page and the rest of his posts.

Poubelle wrote:
I'm not really sure how this is a 'troll thread'... I don't have much faith in Yoshi-P and I don't see why others do.


Do tell why you don't have faith in Yoshi, has he done something wrong that had adversely affected you in any way? Or is it because he works for SE and V1 failed miserably?

Inquiring minds wanna know!
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#15 Feb 27 2013 at 1:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm not criticizing him, but what has the guy done to deserve this kind of loyalty?


Take a game that SE threw up on us and spend countless hours and sleepless nights trying to make it something we can enjoy in our leisure, keeping us updated and giving us facts while making good on his promises.

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I I've played MMOs for years too and I don't consider myself qualified to make one.


Add lead game designer and a position in an established game company and you may just be. Your naysayer mentality would most likely hold you back though and you'd give up before you even started.
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#16 Feb 27 2013 at 2:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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We should all probably just stop posting in threads started by Poubelle and Bethany1. Eventually they will get bored again and move on.
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Torrence wrote:
We should all probably just stop posting in threads started by Poubelle and Bethany1. Eventually they will get bored again and move on.


but it's funny :(
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Skaditoo wrote:
judging by the tone of your posts you don't have faith in square enix at all?
At the risk of creating a topic actually worth discussing and not just another thread where you plebs are made to dance like marionettes to an arthritic puppetmaster with advanced stage Parkinson's Disease, I'll simply state that I don't have much faith in Square Enix and that sixteen years of disappointment would do that to anyone.


16 years, ****.. So like, FFXI was just a total bummer for you? I'd like think if a company let me down that long ago I wouldn't keep buying their products, but then I keep buying call of duty each year...

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We should all probably just stop posting in threads started by Poubelle and Bethany1. Eventually they will get bored again and move on.
I prefer to turn them all into discussions while ignoring the constant attempts to provoke a reaction.

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Torrence wrote:
We should all probably just stop posting in threads started by Poubelle and Bethany1. Eventually they will get bored again and move on.


Nah, wouldn't want that. Don't need them filling up the page with such nonsense so that when a new player stops by and reads it all, they are likely to think their garbage is true.
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#20 Feb 27 2013 at 3:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Who is this Poubelle person? What are his credentials? What sort of investigative journalism degree does he have to qualify him for asking the 'tough questions'?

Ok, jokes aside. The loyalty by Yoshi-P is due to his actions, not his past. He has lived up to his promises, more over, his approach is unlike anything coming out of Square Enix in its history. The guy is open-ended in his business approach. He speaks fairly frequently to both players and the media. He doesn't just listen, he reacts, he watches the community - even goes so far as to type out stuff before PR has a time to properly translate it and fix mistakes.

So it's something earned from him, even when we don't always agree with everything he says. And when he does something with the game, we actually get reasoning out of it too.

The game can be a matter of debate, but this guy knows his stuff. More importantly, he knows how to relate to the player.
#21 Feb 27 2013 at 3:22 PM Rating: Good
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What credentials did Tankaka have while he was directing FFXI? People seemed to like his work at the time. At the very least, Yoshida will likely have a small but loyal following when all is said and done.
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#22 Feb 27 2013 at 4:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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Joined Square with Sakaguchi in 1983 and was a programmer on Sakaguchi's first two games, The Death Trap and its sequel. Took charge of his own team and made several games prior to rejoining Sakaguchi later in FFI's development. Stayed on as chief game designer through FFIII. Transitioned from the early stages of FFIV while it was still planned for Famicom to SaGa 2 on GameBoy, then seized the opportunity to take charge of Seiken Densetsu 2 (which he turned into a million-selling real-time RPG on SFC). Directed Seiken 3 himself, but it failed to sell 1 million. Then he produced (and designed the game systems) for Xenogears and Chrono Cross. Too bad he had to leave Square last summer.

FFXI was like a Tanaka (producer) and Ishii (director) reunion from the Seiken 2-3 days, plus Kato (Chrono, etc.) in charge of plot and event supervision. When FFXIV was first announced, it was exciting because Tanaka was back as producer, Komoto was director (he was FFXI's original event director and man in charge of Bastok and related events. He also worked on select scenes in Xenogears (incl. the Thames), the ATE scenes from FFIX, etc.) of Chains of Promathia when Ishii left the team to pursue his failed attempt to revive Seiken Densetsu (which he had originated on GB, if you don't count the original trademark Square had for the FDS game by Kazuhiko Aoki), Yaeko Sato replaced Kato (who left to go freelance) at Chains of Promathia (it had been planned from the beginning, but Sato and the others decided how it would be implemented). Etc. Etc.

Anyway... there's little point to this. I just saw the question re. Tanaka and felt, as a longtime fan of Tanaka, I would comment. Sakaguchi and Tanaka were like this awesome one-two punch (like Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg were for the Colorado Avalanche) back in the nineties when their names were attached to games like FFIV-VI, CT, FFVII and FFIX and Seiken 2-3, Xenogears and Chrono Cross, respectively.

Wow! Apparently Naoki Yoshida was a map designer on Super Bomberman! I remember buying Super Bomberman on SNES with the Super Multitap with four controller ports. He worked his way up to director in the Bomberman series before leaving HudsonSoft for Square Enix, apparently. Then he directed numerous Dragon Quest spinoffs prior to serving as lead game designer on DQX. If DQX is any good as a MMORPG, then FFXIV can't be much worse off given it's generally considered more flexible than DQ as a series.
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Torrence wrote:
We should all probably just stop posting in threads started by Poubelle and Bethany1. Eventually they will get bored again and move on.


Nah, wouldn't want that. Don't need them filling up the page with such nonsense so that when a new player stops by and reads it all, they are likely to think their garbage is true.


I just came across this: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=concern+troll It made me immediately think of Poubelle.

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so you've been disappointed since ff7? why are you still hanging around?


To hang on to that sweet post count, of course!
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#25 Feb 27 2013 at 6:03 PM Rating: Good
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Lol, "genuine supporters."
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I can't comment on his video game credentials, but I'm qualified to comment on his IT project management style, and I like it. He's open to suggestions, responsive, and determined not to let this project fail. He's saying ********** you" to the traditional IT triple constraints (budget, time, scope) and going for the more modern quad constraints, which adds quality as a fourth - and most important - constraint to the project.

I never had to write a dumb essay on "my project management role model" (I'm in a better caliber program than that...) but if I did, it'd probably be Yoshi P.
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