Lodestone history exposes fabricated blogs
A while back, I posted a translation of Square Enix's Stories of EORZEA page, and gave a look at the initial entries for six Japanese writers. The idea was that these contributers would bring their adventures to life in blog form. Ideally, their entires would show how a wide variety of people could all find something in Eorzea to enjoy. Unfortunately, the Lodestone site recently activated a History and Achievements feature, and as FFXIVBlog.com reports, Japanese players quickly sensed something was amiss.
The content of the Stories of EORZEA blogs and the facts listed on the Lodestone did not add up, and thus, a new controversy was born. A few of the contributers wrote about adventurers they never embarked upon or actions their characters lacked the levels to perform. Square Enix even had to delete the fifth entry of Cocoan Cranberry's blog due to inaccuracies, and she has been deluged with angry comments from Japanese players.
So, was this a marketing plan gone wrong? Or did a few writers just try to bluff their way through a game they had no interest in playing? The majority of bloggers at Stories of EORZEA seem to be on the up and up, but regardless, controversy is the last thing Final Fantasy XIV needs at this point.
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