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Poll: Do you approve of translations of eroges you like?
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Old 2010-08-23, 15:43
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Default Do you approve of translations of eroges you like?

Just wanting to get an idea of what people thought about translations, commercial or fan. Given an eroge that you have played and enjoyed, what do you think of it being translated into, say, English?
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Old 2010-08-23, 15:58
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I believe fan translation projects ruin potential for a title to be licensed locally. Thus dooming my favorites to poor quality releases.
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Old 2010-08-23, 16:09
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Only if the translator's name is either Ryuusoul, TakaJun, ASTCD2 or Makoto.

Otherwise, no. Mostly because I don't know anything. :3c
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Old 2010-08-23, 16:12
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Why wouldn't I want to see other people enjoying the games I love?
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Old 2010-08-23, 17:37
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I believe fan translation projects ruin potential for a title to be licensed locally. Thus dooming my favorites to poor quality releases.
He said "commercial or fan."

My answer's a big yes please, given that the spelling and grammar is good. Reading poor English gives me a headache and ruins the experience.
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Old 2010-08-23, 17:45
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I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't want it to be translated though.
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Old 2010-08-23, 19:53
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I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't want it to be translated though.
Reason: You don't want others to play the eroge you enjoy. Some people find that many self-proclaimed and outspoken fans can result in a less enjoyable community that liked that eroge. Secret is out, this is elitism. But elitism isn't necessarily bad.
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Old 2010-08-23, 20:54
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I can't see the point of rejecting on translations whether it's commercial or fan, given the fact that there are editors, the chance of a well translated game is unexpectedly high.
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He said "commercial or fan."

My answer's a big yes please, given that the spelling and grammar is good. Reading poor English gives me a headache and ruins the experience.
Okay, conditionally then, commercial = yes; fan = usually no.
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Old 2010-08-23, 22:54
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Poll should've been: "Should fan-translations which are poorly translated or have terrible English in them, exist?"

That really is what I'd consider, the real question that everyone could be divided on.

For me the answer is yes, they should exist. Even the bad ones. Because if you ever frequent /jp/. Every few posts down, you would get the guy who says: 'Just give them to me! I'll take them. I'll take anything.'. Lord knows there are some out there who are craving to play more of these things - it's a rare medium you know.
I cut my tooth doing incredibly rigid machine-like translations. It was bad, but I had to start somewhere, everyone had to. Right now, we need more fan translators. Not less.
And seriously, Hating on other translators is simply not on. To what end? For what purpose? Did they kill your mother? JUST WHY???
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Old 2010-08-24, 06:51
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Okay, conditionally then, commercial = yes; fan = usually no.
Commercial doesn't guarantee quality translations and fan doesn't guarantee poor quality translation. We have seen great quality fan translations and horrible commercial translations. I think being a commercial or fan translation has very little bearing on the quality.

Personally, I'm all for translations, fan or commercial. The only thing I don't like is seeing a game I love butchered by a poor translation, especially when a good game gets a bad reputation because some bad translator ruined it.

All in all though, I want as many people as possible to enjoy VNs and I'm glad there are people dedicated enough to make it happen.
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Old 2010-08-24, 19:38
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No, because I want to keep my feelings of self-entitlement in the English speaking world.
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