Friday, September 28, 2012

September Progress Report 5



Hello and welcome to the final scheduled progress report.

Before you get your hopes up (if you haven't been keeping up with the blog recently), this does NOT mean the patch is almost done. Well, it is sorta, but there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. It just means I won't be posting any progress until the patch is ready. Although, if I'm bored, I *may* post some cryptic images.

Current progress looks nice. About 75% of the text has been verified. The entire story has been verified, placing the total progress at 94% or something.



Slight spoiler image
(Name is in capitals to test something)

All that's left are the 211 "My Unit support conversations". Oh boy... Starting next week, I'll be slaying these conversations, making sure they don't break the game. When those are done, there will probably be a few days of "final verifications", where the translators give me the final A-okay and where I make any last minute arguments about certain, sketchy phrases.

Then comes the final phase--the closed beta testing and fixing. I don't know how long this will take, but hopefully not longer than two weeks.

Just to clarify, please don't volunteer and ask to help with the beta testing, unless you're a Heroes of Shadow staff member who we accidentally left behind. We've, fortunately, got all our bases safely covered, so we don't need any help (yet). And if you're THAT anxious to play the game, I'd be slightly worried for your health X D

With everything said, I bid you adieu until the good news or a silly, cryptic post--just in case you get a heart-attack when I post again and it's not the patch.

58 comments:

  1. >ending images as preview
    Are we Falcom, now?

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  2. HAVING A HEART ATTACK NOOOOOOOOOOOO! GURH GAH URRRRRRGH *Expires on floor*

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    1. HUZZAH! *Get's stabbed by high level knight with a crit* NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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  3. Wouldn't it be a neat coincidence if this got released on the same day as the Mother 3 patch?

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    1. These guys are good, but they're not exactly able to travel four years back in time...

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    2. I think he meant on the same day this year

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  4. so excited... LONG LIVE FIRE EMBLEM !

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  5. I'm hoping MageKnight404 will LP this.

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    1. I'm also hoping to see if MK404 will LP this game...

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    2. i'm hoping blazer will LP this game

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    3. [s]we should monopolize the LP's of this game[/s]

      I'm going to see if I can't convince everyone on the team to LP it with me or something [s]even though I retired[/s]

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    4. You say 'retired' like you're a pensioner.

      ...Wait a second, just how old are you, Blazer?

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    5. He's one of the youngest members of the team, actually - second only to Illumio, if I recall correctly.

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  6. Yay, should be ready just in time for my vacation :D I know how I'm spending my 12 hour flight!

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  7. The hype is happy and the hype flows as it should.

    BRB CARPET CLEANING.

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    1. I like how google automagically changed my profile picture to indicate my average level of inappropriateness.

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  8. Okay, so you say it's NOT almost done, and I respect that...but it's TOTALLY ALMOST DONE! EVERYBODY HYPE!

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  9. this is very exciting cant wait for the patch,thanks for the effort keep up....

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  10. I can't wait to see the completed version. ^_^

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  11. Hey Aveyn are you obsessed with Michalis?.(Its not that I mind though :P)

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  12. Many thanks to all the team for all your efforts!

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  13. But.... but.... but. I AM that desperate to play the game.

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    1. Then rejoice, for Vincent is slightly worried about you.

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    2. I'm probably more desperate would you believe out of reflex I check every five minutes or so. Just sifting through the various pages I frequent and my damn hands bring me here.

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    3. lol i check in very often too... I have been on this site since near the start of it waiting for this to end and... I WANT IT SO BADLY!!

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    4. i do go outside infact I went outside today but I still came back and check it.

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    5. I do both at once. I use a laptop. :3

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  14. 4% in just one week! Nice! Looking forward to completion to see what you guys have created!

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  15. "Accidentally left behind"? I don't think I count, do I? ;A;

    The only person I really communicated with when I was on the team was Blazer. Nobody probably remembers me. XD

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    1. well, you kind of disappeared

      and then never reappeared (until now)

      not much I can do about that ._. XP

      l2staywiththeteamformorethanoneweek lol just teasing ;) all's well that ends well (for the most part)

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    2. Yeah, LOL sooooo sorry about that >_< was having relationship, family, college, and self issues. aghhhh so much crap was going on fffff-- just now it's just quite a bit of pestering... other than that I'm only overwhelmed with DA commissions lol!!

      Okay, that's beside from the point... I talk too much.. SORRY!

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  16. Shouldn't it be "it was obvious" rather than "it's obvious"?

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    1. you're OBVIOUSLY mistaken

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    2. Actually, he is right, it should say it was obvious, it's is only a contraction for it is or it has, it's doesn't work for it was.

      "It's obvious we'd prevail" is inaccurate because "It is obvious we would prevail" has a shifting tense.

      Nough said. <3

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    3. The first guy, and the fourth guy are both right. Again, I apologise for apparently having been half-asleep while doing these.

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    4. That said, given that it's a character speaking, and we can't necessarily assume that Michalis himself cares much about shifting tenses, certain colloquial quirks must be allowable.

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    5. Lol, I vote we don't consider the "native tongue" in a medieval alternate universe. We'll all just end up with a headache.

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    6. 'Twas obvious prevailment be with thee.
      Forsooth, thine side be blessed by Michalis' magnanimity.

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    7. "Prevailment be with thee?" Wrong. Prevailment can't be with you, but it can be yours. It would be "prevailment be thine." But if you factor in tense, it would say "prevailment would be thine." And your use of "thine" is also wrong. "Side" begins with a consonant other than h, so the word is "thy."
      Yes, there are even medieval grammar Nazis. Or "smarta**es," if you prefer. Regardless, in a conversation concerning grammar, check your grammar, or you WILL be Nazi'd.

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  17. Yeah, I'm extremely eager as well. I actually decided to start a game with the menu patch, even though the completed one will be done before the year is out. The gameplay alone is fun, but I think it will be more enjoyable with the story, too.

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  18. Been a silent follower of this page for what seems like an eternity now. Now that the finish line is visible, it just feels too good to be true. I would like to thank the entire team that's been grinding over this patch, and giving us all something that Intelligent System wouldnt. Congrats of a job well (NEARLY) done :D

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  19. When this is all done, make sure you guys put up something like an Amazon wishlist so we can thank you for your hard work in cake, beer, games or perhaps all three :)

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    1. but that would be morally reprehensible

      and you know, us hackers are SO morally in tact <3

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  20. Please don't give up the project. You guy are very awesome.

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  21. are Vincent and TheEnd the same person?

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    1. yes, yes they are

      absolutely

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    2. Vincent is Aveyn Knight, the one posting the updates. TheEnd usually refers to AK as Vincent, which is most likely his real name. Which raises the question of why he only uses female avatars, but I digress.

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    4. I REALLY wish I knew what that said.

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    5. Vincent goes on SF by "VincentASM". Aveyn Knight is another one of his usernames... he has a lot, tbh... his e-mail also shares the name "Aveyn Knight" though. I'm guessing he wants to avoid using his other alias because of... I don't want to say anymore on that, acually~

      And I'm assuming he likes girls, though I can't be sure... XD

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  22. Well, Michalis is certainly cocky :P

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