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Date: 2010-10-02 17:40
Subject: Horse Bird!
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Really? seriously? Just when you think Square-Enix can't possibly screw up the Final Fantasy franchise anymore than they already have at various points in the past.... they apparently thought it was a good idea to rename the FF staple: Chocobo to "Horse Bird."

Shortly after they changed it in the JP version of FFXIV, it drew such an outrage that they reverted the change and issued an apology.

Part of me laughed at it a little, seeing just how out of touch their developers are with their base audience... and another part of me honestly believes that if they had made the change on the NA version of FFXIV first, they wouldn't give a rat's ass about what the gaijin think of their obviously well thought out change.
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The Windy Wanderer
User: sylf
Date: 2010-10-03 08:26 (UTC)
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No kidding. SE used to be a pretty respectable developer, but ever since FFX their games have just gone downhill so fast... ugh.

I wonder if it's partially the Enix acquisition. Enix (at least in my opinion) was always notorious for releasing unpolished games. Only Dragon Warrior strikes me as a game that was well done by them. :/
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User: caely_fish
Date: 2010-10-09 02:52 (UTC)
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I liked FFXII though ._.
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jaby: BST AF v2
User: jaby
Date: 2010-10-03 08:28 (UTC)
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Keyword:BST AF v2
There's a rumour floating around that SE is outsourcing development to China.
Most noticeably, “Chocobo” (チョコボ – chokobo) was renamed to “馬鳥,” a meaningless word combining the character for “horse” with that for “bird.”
Source: http://furiousfanboys.com/2010/09/ffxiv-made-in-china/

If you fancy visiting nsfw sites, check out sankaku. They have every mistake that SE has made regarding FFXIV. It strikes nothing but confidence in their products~!
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