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Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by Dave » September 16th, 2008, 11:48 pm

We haven't had many users from Asia in the past. However, after this very positive seeming review: http://gekikarareview.com/review_slg/0809wesnoth.html was posted, Japan rose to become the third highest source of visitors to wesnoth.org yesterday (September 15). Japan beat out France for third place, and only the US and Germany were ahead in number of visitors.

So, welcome to any and all new Japanese users. We hope you enjoy Wesnoth! :-) Oh, and if anyone actually knows Japanese, it'd be cool to get that review translated.

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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by PingPangQui » September 17th, 2008, 8:15 am

Well you got 105 out of 120 points, thus a B. Though I suppose you know this already ;).
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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by dontano » September 17th, 2008, 9:42 am

Doh. I love Japan, but I don't know Japanese... :|
I'll precise that every Japanese Wesnothian guy that signs up, is automatically treated as friend by me. :wink:
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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by woodmouse » September 20th, 2008, 12:58 pm

I also like Japan a lot, and it's good to hear Japanese people like Wesnoth! :D I know a little bit of Japanese, but I can't talk it. :lol:
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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by Tomsik » September 20th, 2008, 1:25 pm

What's up with this japan-loving. :|

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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by Peter the Great » September 20th, 2008, 1:29 pm

Tomsik wrote:What's up with this japan-loving. :|
Do you not like Japanese? :|
My parents went to Japan and lived there for a few years, but that was a long time before I was born. It's good that more people know about wesnoth now as it is a worthy game.
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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by AI » September 20th, 2008, 3:28 pm

Tomsik wrote:What's up with this japan-loving. :|
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku#In_E ... nationally

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Post by Sapient » September 20th, 2008, 3:51 pm

I remember as a kid I was so jealous that they got to play all the new Nintendo games in Japan before they were released in the U.S. :geek:
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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by Zachron » September 20th, 2008, 8:11 pm

Japanese people are notoriously urbanites. Maybe some of them might be willing to work on an urban campaign...
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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by Shadow » September 22nd, 2008, 1:45 pm

Tomsik wrote:What's up with this japan-loving. :|
This question is...



actual I would love to get an answer aswell. :|
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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by Wintermute » September 22nd, 2008, 6:46 pm

Shadow wrote:
Tomsik wrote:What's up with this japan-loving. :|
This question is...
actual I would love to get an answer aswell. :|
a few reasons, off the top of my head.
  • Sony
    Sega
    Nintendo
    Atari (name means "to hit the target" in Japanese - even the american companies are/were heavily influenced by Japanese culture)
    Anime
    Manga
    Zero Wing (hehe, just kidding, but there are too many acutal games to name)
    numerous contributions to art, programming, design, story and other components of videogames
And those are just a few things that have some relavence to Wesnoth/videogames. There are many other unique and fascinating aspects of Japanese culture that have spawned devoted followers all over the world.

Domo arigato Nippon!

And welcome to Wesnoth.
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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by Cololi » September 22nd, 2008, 10:46 pm

Japanese Wesnoth communities have been nearly dormant for some time.
One big reason for this is the localization problem, and some reviewers
at the linked site cite this for subtracting some points.
So while the game is highly valued more than it seems in numbers,
we cannot enjoy fully the great part of Wesnoth.

Recently two Japanese sites (including above one) posted an article about Wesnoth.
People are here today but the increase in number of visitors would be temporary,
I'm afraid to say...

And this goes with many other Asian countries, I believe.

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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by The Arbiter » September 23rd, 2008, 4:24 am

Japan is awesome.Definitly going there again next summer. :D

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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by Dave » September 23rd, 2008, 5:05 am

Cololi wrote: One big reason for this is the localization problem, and some reviewers
at the linked site cite this for subtracting some points.
We rely on our users to localize the game. If Japanese users are unhappy with the Japanese localization, then they are free to join the localization teams and work on a better Japanese translation of Wesnoth.

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Re: Welcome Japan. :-)

Post by Shadow » September 23rd, 2008, 1:28 pm

Wintermute wrote:
Shadow wrote: This question is...
actual I would love to get an answer aswell. :|
a few reasons, off the top of my head.
  • Sony
    Sega
    Nintendo
    Atari (name means "to hit the target" in Japanese - even the american companies are/were heavily influenced by Japanese culture)
    Anime
    Manga
    Zero Wing (hehe, just kidding, but there are too many acutal games to name)
    numerous contributions to art, programming, design, story and other components of videogames
And those are just a few things that have some relavence to Wesnoth/videogames. There are many other unique and fascinating aspects of Japanese culture that have spawned devoted followers all over the world.

Domo arigato Nippon!

And welcome to Wesnoth.
Hm must have missed this part of history. :hmm:
Neither have I owned the afore mentioned consoles and most anime manga is just too much over the top for me.
Art yeah well the old landscape artists are great.
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Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe ...
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