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#1 Sep 09 2013 at 4:59 AM Rating: Decent
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im curios.. u guys think this is on purpose or is it a translation error?
either way it's kinda funny =P

the quest says "Use cactus **** on... "

Quest: Death from Above

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#2 Sep 09 2013 at 5:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I wouldn't call it a translation error, but an unusual choice of words. They are referring urine, how animals will urinate on things to mark their territory. It's clear from the quest description that they are using it for pheromone purposes, to repel the insects from the carcasses.

So the idea is there, just the word used is unusual. There may be a better word to use to describe it.

Edited, Sep 9th 2013 7:13am by TirithRR
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#3 Sep 09 2013 at 5:19 AM Rating: Good
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I think they should have made it 'Cactuar ****'
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#4 Sep 09 2013 at 6:12 AM Rating: Good
That was a cool quest.
How does one get cactus ****?
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#5 Sep 09 2013 at 9:06 AM Rating: Good
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It does say ****.
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#6 Sep 09 2013 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Just did that quest last night. Definitely Cactuar **** you're throwing on animal corpses to attract flies. Flies you then kill. Sounds reasonable!
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#7 Sep 09 2013 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
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yes you have to throw cactus urine onto rotting corpses....problem?
#8 Sep 09 2013 at 2:44 PM Rating: Good
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I've noticed several references to **** in the game early on. I even remarked to my husband that the writers must find humor in saying it. I think it was most certainly intentional. :)
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#9 Sep 09 2013 at 3:17 PM Rating: Good
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I think they should have made it 'Cactuar ****'


That's how I swore I read it... guess I read wrong
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This game has a lot of raunchy language in it.

Underneath the Drowning Wench, there's a pair of ladies that are mugging a Roegadyn guy, and threatening to "cut off his wick" if he doesn't give them all his money. The wick, in this case, is his *****. They are threatening to castrate him unless he coughs up cash.

In Sastasha, the NPC females all cry "I'm not one of them! I swear on what little remains of my virtue!"

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#12 Sep 09 2013 at 4:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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Courtelise wrote:
I've noticed several references to **** in the game early on. I even remarked to my husband that the writers must find humor in saying it. I think it was most certainly intentional. :)

Not just ****, but shite as well. Yes, that's exactly how they spell it.
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Catwho wrote:
Underneath the Drowning Wench, there's a pair of ladies that are mugging a Roegadyn guy, and threatening to "cut off his wick" if he doesn't give them all his money. The wick, in this case, is his *****. They are threatening to castrate him unless he coughs up cash.


Well, let's be technical here, if we're talking castration and using candle euphemisms, the wick couldn't refer to the act itself, since "wick" obviously indicates the endpoint of a phallic object. The wick, as you say, is undoubtedly his *****, but the act is not the removal of his ********** and thus not castration.

I wonder whether anyone will realize that I'm not really arguing a serious point but actually seizing a great opportunity to unite two subjects too rarely discussed on these boards: literary devices and genital mutilation.
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#14 Sep 09 2013 at 7:17 PM Rating: Good
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I've noticed the word ***************** being used a lot too. Bloody this and bloody that. It's almost as if the game has been written in an Irish bar.
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I have to say that the cactus **** quest and the quest where you save the guy in the bar from his “gil-pinching wife“ are two of my personal favorites!
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I love when NPCs use the word 'whoreson' for some reason.
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I have to say that the cactus **** quest and the quest where you save the guy in the bar from his “gil-pinching wife“ are two of my personal favorites!


The quest where you have to shoo away the peeping toms in the desert is pretty amusing too. In fact, there are plenty of quests where the dialogue has made me chuckle. Way more mature content than XI ever was.
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Way more mature content than XI ever was.


I for one know that when I see a guy sauntering down the streets venting about ****, whores, and sh*te, I press my lips together in a quiet smile and give him a light pat on the back just for raising the maturity levels of the general vicinity. Smiley: lol
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One of my class quests the guy was talking and referred to me as a mi'qote *****, i found that amusing.
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#20 Sep 10 2013 at 9:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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After finishing the quest myself and reading the item description, I believe that "Cactus ****" is actually an alcoholic beverage, and not literal cactuar urine.

Still funny, though.
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Kirby wrote:
I love when NPCs use the word 'whoreson' for some reason.


lol me too
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I like the dunesfolk that runs the adventures guild in Ul'Dah(Monodi(?)) because she speaks slang lol.
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Kirby wrote:
I love when NPCs use the word 'whoreson' for some reason.


This appears to be part of Eorzean - and in particular, Lominsan - slang. "Must needs" is also used frequently though it's generally not proper English, along with a few other things. In general, each region seems to have one or two slang words or terms thrown in as part of their dialects.
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Personally I think it's just "**** poor" translation- *chuckles*
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If "cactus ****" is actually an alcohol, wouldn't that be tequila?

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DuskCactuar wrote:
"Must needs" is also used frequently though it's generally not proper English


Oh, do go on. ಠ_ರೃ


Edited, Sep 11th 2013 12:53am by KaneKitty
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