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EVE Spanish Translation

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emiliopri5
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2014-09-13 17:48:39 UTC
The following expansion of the September 30, you have translated EVE to French. Spanish is the third most used language on the Internet. There is a project? to translate EVE to Spanish?, as you have done with the French?

Thanks
Rowells
Blackwater USA Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#2 - 2014-09-13 18:10:08 UTC
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that, while spanish is spoken widely throughout the world, for some reason there are more french speakers in eve.

and again, i have no facts. just conjecture.
Felicity Love
Doomheim
#3 - 2014-09-13 18:48:35 UTC
While language specific clients are awesome to attract new players to EVE, let's get the rest of EVE fixed up *FIRST* so no matter what language is involved the game returns to greatness.

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J'Poll
MUSE LLP
RAZOR Alliance
#4 - 2014-09-13 19:02:17 UTC
Felicity Love wrote:
While language specific clients are awesome to attract new players to EVE, let's get the rest of EVE fixed up *FIRST* so no matter what language is involved the game returns to greatness.



This.

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Indahmawar Fazmarai
#5 - 2014-09-13 19:19:11 UTC
Felicity Love wrote:
While language specific clients are awesome to attract new players to EVE, let's get the rest of EVE fixed up *FIRST* so no matter what language is involved the game returns to greatness.



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Solecist Project
#6 - 2014-09-13 21:44:00 UTC
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
Felicity Love wrote:
While language specific clients are awesome to attract new players to EVE, let's get the rest of EVE fixed up *FIRST* so no matter what language is involved the game returns to greatness.



Production team =/= Marketing team, just in case you doubted it.

This.

Translators don't write code or draw assets.

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Eleanor Wish
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2014-09-13 21:47:57 UTC
Estoy a favor de este producto o servicio.
ISD Ezwal
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#8 - 2014-09-13 22:57:30 UTC
I do not know the answer to this question, but I have taken the liberty of relaying it to CCP.
Do keep in mind I can give no guarantee if and/or when it will be answered though.

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Ranger 1
Ranger Corp
Vae. Victis.
#9 - 2014-09-13 23:15:57 UTC
I support this.

If we attract more Spanish speaking peoples perhaps they can teach the uneducated how to say Gila properly.

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Vyl Vit
#10 - 2014-09-14 00:03:06 UTC
Los hablantes de español a encontrar cosas como este juego a ser poco elegante y no es digno de su tiempo.

Translation: Hell yeah! Translate EVE for us! We'd just love to join you in a virtual bloodbath! ¡Ole!

Paradise is like where you are right now, only much, much better.

Nariya Kentaya
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2014-09-14 00:16:34 UTC
emiliopri5 wrote:
The following expansion of the September 30, you have translated EVE to French. Spanish is the third most used language on the Internet. There is a project? to translate EVE to Spanish?, as you have done with the French?

Thanks

EVE is primarily European, and unfortunately the only place in Europe Heavy in spanish is Span, and no one wants to play with them.
Foxstar Damaskeenus
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#12 - 2014-09-14 00:29:45 UTC
This would be a great boost to Eve. They might tap in to a large South American market.

I love how in the dev blog it says new French players to "Shoot or recruit" :) We're tracking CCP.

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Vyl Vit
#13 - 2014-09-14 00:34:19 UTC
Yeah...except...Brazilians speak Portuguese.

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Alexander Golitsyn
The Interstellar House of Gruel
#14 - 2014-09-14 01:08:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Alexander Golitsyn
Vyl Vit wrote:
Yeah...except...Brazilians speak Portuguese.

at no point in this thread anyone suggested otherwise.

the main problem with this is the simple fact that there's a TON of Latin Americans playing many games online already, games like WoW, Planetside 2, EVE and Rift as of late, the reason you can't tell they are there its mainly because Spanish peaking Latin America has a level of English speakers fairly similar to that of northern Europe. countries like Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina have English as a second language since early middle school. so by the time they start roasting their brains online, they already have a fairly good level of English. (far better than any american can speak Spanish for example :p)

comparing Spanish speaking Latin America to Brazil in terms of English speakers is hardly fair, the only places where English is taught on any acceptable level on Brazil is on private schools, and outside of professionals no one takes English learning seriously. this is the main reason for when Brazilians are playing any given game, you can tell.

this is just stats, so hopefully no one will get offended over it. and you can find them anywhere online. a similar thing happens in Russia, the % of English speakers is extremely low. its just a cultural thing.

this is also the reason why on every game you will find strong in-game groups of Brazilians and Russians, but you'll be hard pressed to find Mexicans, Chileans or any other country. not because they don't get along, but because language is not a barrier to them so they easily integrate on any other group.

the point is, if you want the "Spanish speaking market" then fix your game, and market it in a honest way. spending money on a translation is a complete waste of time... in the other hand, a translation to Portuguese would help already established Brazilian communities in game to sell the game to their friends. in a similar way the RUS community has a good way to get new players with their translation.
Nariya Kentaya
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#15 - 2014-09-14 01:41:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Nariya Kentaya
Alexander Golitsyn wrote:
Vyl Vit wrote:
Yeah...except...Brazilians speak Portuguese.

at no point in this thread anyone suggested otherwise.

the main problem with this is the simple fact that there's a TON of Latin Americans playing many games online already, games like WoW, Planetside 2, EVE and Rift as of late, the reason you can't tell they are there its mainly because Spanish peaking Latin America has a level of English speakers fairly similar to that of northern Europe. countries like Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina have English as a second language since early middle school. so by the time they start roasting their brains online, they already have a fairly good level of English. (far better than any american can speak Spanish for example :p)

comparing Spanish speaking Latin America to Brazil in terms of English speakers is hardly fair, the only places where English is thought on any acceptable level on Brazil is on private schools, and outside of professionals no one takes English learning seriously. this is the main reason for when Brazilians are playing any given game, you can tell.

this is just stats, so hopefully no one will get offended over it. and you can find them anywhere online. a similar thing happens in Russia, the % of English speakers is extremely low. its just a cultural thing.

this is also the reason why on every game you will find strong in-game groups of Brazilians and Russians, but you'll be hard pressed to find Mexicans, Chileans or any other country. not because they don't get along, but because language is not a barrier to them so they easily integrate on any other group.

the point is, if you want the "Spanish speaking market" then fix your game, and market it in a honest way. spending money on a translation is a complete waste of time... in the other hand, a translation to Portuguese would help already established Brazilian communities in game to sell the game to their friends. in a similar way the RUS community has a good way to get new players with their translation.

To be fair to him, Americans tend to only hear or deal with 2 kinds of latin/south americans, Mexicans who think its our job as an english speaking country to learn spanish toc ater to them wanting to live here, and brazilians who repeatedly correct us that they do NOT in fact speak spanish, but portugese.

And yes im aware alot of Mexicans speak English, but most of them also avoid calling themselves Mexican and instead imply their from the Southwest, because of the stigma attached to being "from Mexico" in alot of the US.
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#16 - 2014-09-14 05:42:25 UTC
¿Que?
shimiku
Zircron Industries
Kairiola Federation
#17 - 2014-09-16 08:09:09 UTC
emiliopri5 wrote:
The following expansion of the September 30, you have translated EVE to French. Spanish is the third most used language on the Internet. There is a project? to translate EVE to Spanish?, as you have done with the French?

Thanks


the only problem i have with your statement is that you base it on how many speak it world wide
but if the player base aint the same it doesnt matter

fx lets say that 50% of the player base is from denmark what will be the point in translate it to spanish it will make more sense translate it to danish

the way i see the translation should go is by the amount of player from each contry and how many from that contry even want the game be translated to their language
Adrie Atticus
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#18 - 2014-09-16 11:21:54 UTC
Not to be a sour puss, but latin america mostly plays F2P games outside of WoW as, well, it's free.
Thorn Galen
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
#19 - 2014-09-16 12:32:21 UTC
Vyl Vit wrote:
Los hablantes de español a encontrar cosas como este juego a ser poco elegante y no es digno de su tiempo.

Translation: Hell yeah! Translate EVE for us! We'd just love to join you in a virtual bloodbath! ¡Ole!


Pero Hombre! Que mentiras estas diciendo!? jejejeje.

Translation: Ich bin ein Berliner. (laughs)
KIller Wabbit
MEME Thoughts
#20 - 2014-09-16 13:03:04 UTC
ISD Ezwal wrote:
I do not know the answer to this question, but I have taken the liberty of relaying it to CCP.
Do keep in mind I can give no guarantee if and/or when it will be answered though.



Sigh... another ISD taking liberties in GD again. Will it never end?


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