"Good" NewsI never thought SE had something against me personally.
I'm a good employee.
I work hard.
Sometimes, I even go out of my way to raise morale around the office.
Who do you think suggested open bar Fridays?
And open bar Thursdays?
Or crazy hat day?
One day, I just came into work wearing a silly hat. I figured I could spread some good cheer amongst my fellow GMs.
[GM]Greg>> Hey, Dave.
[GM]Greg>> Nice hat.
[GM]Greg>> Where'd you get it?
[GM]Dave>> I got it at your house.
[GM]Dave>> The guy behind me in line didn't have change for a dollar.
And off he ran.
I guess he wanted to go get a hat for himself.
It was nice to cheer him up like that. I heard a couple of days later that he was having some marriage problems.
So, you see, I'm a nice guy.
Shut up. I'm nice.
That's why I was surprised when SE decided to personally hurt me.
Oh, no. Nobody got fired.
A while ago, I made a decision.
I was sick and tired of waiting for games to be translated into english before I could play them.
This is how games are usually released:
-Japan gets a new game
-14 years later, the US gets the same game
-by this point, Japan already has the third in the series
-some point in the distant future, mankind has taken to space travel
-Europe gets a tentative release date
As a gamer, this greatly frustrated me.
So, I made the decision to learn Japanese.
I started as any sensible person would: sushi, anime, and loudly singing "I'm turning Japanese."
I really think so.
Finally, after a great deal of work, I felt I was making good progress. I could actually understand some Japanese.
No longer would I have to wait for localization. No longer would I have to wait for someone to translate a game into english.
And then, I get a memo.
Nice cover sheet on it, too.
Apparently, SE has decided that they are going to release future games simultaneously around the world.
/em is angry.
I realize this is "good" news.
No more waiting. Yay.
But what about all my hard work?
Imagine a guy who just finished years of work on developing and creating a new media format.
Now, imagine that format was the HD DVD.
At least I can do other things with my knowledge of Japanese.
I can help more players.
Does anyone know how to reformat a brain?