Saturday, May 14, 2011
Response to the Poll: Entering the Preparation Phase
47-2 in favor of starting the translation.... That's quite the landslide! It seems that the fandom wants this translation to happen, sooner rather than later. I understand the malaise over Fire Emblem 3's remake; there hasn't been a single sign of localization (save for the translated title appearing in a random list in Nintendo Power), and FE12 is arguably the best Fire Emblem game to be released in some time. Despite that, there is still time for Intelligent Systems to announce the game.
To prevent the chance of us starting a translation, only to have IS announce an official one, the actual work will not begin until July 15th, one year after the game's initial release. However, in the coming two months, barring the game's announcement, we will be assembling a team and laying the ground-work for this project.
What we really need for this translation are people to translate the text. Blazer and I will mostly be handling the technical end of things (although I may be the script editor as well), but all the hacking skills in the world are useless when there is no translated script. If you have any other skills that you feel would be valuable to a project like this, translators aren't the only thing we're looking for. E-mail Blazer at email@example.com if you're interested in helping.
The bottom line: bookmark this page, because the project has entered its preparation stages.
EDIT: Poll is now at 111-22 in favor of starting now (although I'm sorry to say it won't happen) with some people thinking we should wait even longer and 1 person saying we shouldn't do a translation at all (probably a joke...).
It's nice to see people are still voting though. Just the fact that people exist here who are reacting is motivation to work hard if we have to do this translation after all. Speaking of translating, I think we got ourselves a pretty good all-around translator. More details to come, though. :P