Now With 100% More OOkay... I've got to ask you guys.
Does anyone else notice what a weird name Valentione's Day is?
No, I don't mean Valentine's Day. This is not a post about how much Valentine's Day sucks for guys.
That'll be Thursday probably.
Actually, I'm talking about the annual FFXI in-game event, Valentione's Day.
Is the extra O really fooling anyone?
I mean, the dev guys make up new words every other day. Seriously, they have a guy whose only job is to make up new words.
I'm not even kidding around. Those are the actual names of areas in the game.
Honestly, the guy could just mash his hand on the keyboard to make up a name for a new area.
Dev1>> Hey, what are we going to call this new city?
Dev1>> We need something that captures its majesty.
Dev2>> How about... Asmaci?
Dev1>> Can I get an apostrophe in there somewhere?
So, is it too much to ask that he just make up a new name?
Is that so much to ask?
Just mash your sweaty palm on your keyboard and we're done.
We'll figure out where you're going with the idea. It's an annual event that occurs about midway through February and involves hearts and chocolate.
I don't think we're going to need Grissom on this one.
Are they afraid that people will get confused?
Player1>> Woah... What's this new event?
Player1>> You have to hand out hearts to NPCs.
Player2>> Maybe it's Arbor Day.
Player3>> It's Flag day.
Player3>> Flag day is in February, right?
Player1>> Man, why couldn't they give it an easier name?
Player1>> My head hurts.
Do we really need players like that?
I mean, they don't have to go crazy with it or anything. I'm not suggesting they put seven Qs or three hyphens or anything.
But at least jazz it up a little.
Give me something to work with here.
If I'm going to be spending five straight hours in one of the starting cities trying to get a level 1 hat with frilly hearts on it, the least you could do is make it sound cool.
It just makes me so angry that I have half a mind to skip the whole damned event out of principal.
And I would...
But then I wouldn't get a hat.