@Senka I believe I purged all my comments related to the Zlon meeting.
I do not want to comment much on the game, so I will be brief. I was shown a pre-beta build two weeks before the beta test at Zlon’s office. I made my concerns about its state known to Zlon at the meeting and provided retranslations of the first scenario and related text and material used in all the Langrisser fan translations. Zlon attempted to address my concerns by promising changes in the beta test. These were not delivered. Zlon also no roadmap offered for how anything would be fixed.
This gave me a bad impression, and I decided to step back and distance myself from the game. I could not stand behind my previous impression, nor did I want to publicly criticize it as I know several people involved.
That is all I will say.
@MetalCooler2 I’m very sorry you are under the impression that unpaid volunteers doing very complicated work in addition to their day jobs and freelance careers “ruined” a series that was understood to have no presence in or future in the non-Japanese market. I am also sorry you have the mistaken belief that you were owed that completed work at an earlier date.
When Der Langrisser was translated, tools did not exist. Super Nintendo emulators rock today because of byuu’s bsnes/higan emulator. The bsnes debugger I have been using to reverse engineer the event script format exists because of that project. That project exists because byuu had to write his own 65c816 assembler so he could build the code he was writing and because he had to write a primitive Super Nintendo emulator to run the program code and extract graphics and events from the game so we could fix bugs the Japanese developers left in. I won’t even get into what MK and I had to deal with.
But if quality doesn’t matter to you, perhaps you should dig up and punch Alamone and Warui Toransu? After all, he abandoned the first translation project in 1999.
You bear. 🐻
You are why volunteers quit, why communities die, and why things do not happen.
You could have translated a game yourself, started your own website, found a way to contribute to the community, contacted Extreme to negotiate the purchase of a license to the game IP, or hunted down publishers to do this on your behalf.
You did not. In fact, you didnt even participate in the community. No one even knows who you are aside from being another autist.
You arrived at the final hour to traverse the Interwebs and shit on nineteen years of work by dozens of volunteers and smear their efforts to any receptive audience you could find. The only reason anyone remembers Langrisser is because the people you hate spent more than a decade making translations for you to hate on. Without that work, Langrisser would be a random ass HardcoreGaming 101 article and an art book by a popular pervy artist.
Yesterday, I had someone from China who has been watching this shitstorm ask me if this bungled release is really shattering the English-speaking Langrisser fan community. Really? I have no idea who any of you noisy people are, but in nineteen years you have never participated in or contributed to the Langrisser community. You probably couldn’t even be assed to seed the torrent.
This forum remains blessedly free of the drama you are selling in spite of your multiple attempts to incite it. This has been without the work of moderation because the few people still here are the are English Langrisser fan community, and they witnessed how much work people put in over the years and were part of it.
As for why you are not banned, my opinion was always that a series as obscure as Langrisser needs all the fans it can get. Even if they are stupid. But when someone is so set on promoting an attitude that will discourage anyone from participating in the community or taking on new projects, I may have to reconsider that.
I don’t even know how to ban people on Flarum: please don’t make me learn.
In summary: if you have nothing tangible to contribute to anyone, no interest in productive discussion, and a questionable interest in the series, why are you here?