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Technature

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PostedMar 28, 2013 8:21 pm   Last edited by Technature on Mar 28, 2013 9:59 pm. Edited 3 times in total

Typos, typos everywhere.

And not a fix in sight.
There are enough typos on this page alone to warrant a temporary shutdown of the game and to proofread everything.

I'm not mentioning the graphical errors. Just the typos.

And most of these typos have been around for months, if not years.

I've sent several tickets asking about this, with the response that someone else on the team is in charge of that.

Okay, fine. So tell me why THEY are not doing what they are PAID TO DO?

I demand an answer for why the most minor of problems in this bug infested game are not stomped out yet.
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PostedMar 28, 2013 9:41 pm
Typo in linking.

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Technature

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PostedMar 28, 2013 9:59 pm
Well, now I just feel silly.

Fixed.

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PostedMar 29, 2013 10:28 am
Localization on most games is a money-sink. Most players don't read all text in a game, such as the quest text, or other NPC ramblings.

It's not terribly profitable to spend a lot of time / resources on properly localizing a game. Especially if they take the game offline to address it. Will it really generate that much more revenue if they fix typos?

Technature

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PostedMar 29, 2013 2:55 pm
Okay, I understand that there are much more important problems with the game. No one is saying otherwise. But it's been two years. I would expect SOMETHING to be done.

Especially when there are typos where there weren't before. It's just... embarrassing.

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PostedApr 06, 2013 12:50 pm
Technature wrote:
Well, now I just feel silly.

Fixed.  


Now that was ironic!

Oh man, I just checked out that post. That had me rolling on the floor!

While I don't play that game, typos are cropping up in SB as well. Nowhere near those levels, though, but still enough to bug me.

To answer your demand, it's because they're minor- they're down low on the priority list, even though that'd be a great way to get some noticeable work done and restore some morale around here. I mean, you could have one or two guys do 90% of the proofreading! They don't even need to original entries for minor typos and grammar mistakes, in a lot of these cases you can simply add or drop a word, or change one and it'll at least not sound bizarre. For those gaping ones, sure, you'd need a specialist to re-decypher the original and put it into English/German/Italian/what have you properly, but there *hopefully* a lot less common.

Re-reading Relaera's post, they don't need to really take it offline in the middle of the day. They can use posts like these, feedback from the community or their own accounts to run through the game and spot typos, note them, slam out a quick fix and attach it to a collection for the next patch date for application.

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