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Please consider taking this survey (Link) and let me know what you want to see fixed/improved upon across the various Fuwanovel sites. Your feedback will determine my work priorities this Summer/Fall. (Forum Post)

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  1. (8/1 update) Results of the honorifics survey

    waves hand Those are not the anti-honorific arguments you are looking for. The force can have a strong influence on the weak minded. Speak for yourself. I stick to honorifics
  2. I once saw a polyglot study guide (polyglot is usually defined as knowing at least 5 languages). Apparently they use many different study techniques, but they all have a few things in common: study at least 30 minutes each day. have fun while studying. Make sure it will not feel like a chore you have to do even if you don't want to. don't study more than one language at a time. The part about studying every single day is important because the human brain has a place for foreign languages. You need to trigger it with the language of your choice daily. If you only trigger it occasionally, you won't get it into the mindset of the language in question. It's not the amount of time you spend, it's how you spend it. 30 minutes a day is way more beneficial for remembering what you study than a 5 hour study session every Sunday even if the daily study only sums up to 3.5 hours weekly.
  3. Something happened at Sekai Project?

    That's actually way more common than we would like to think. Imagine the guys handling the nuclear missile launch facilities. Imagine telling 30% of them that they are fired, but they still have to work for another 3 months. What could possibly go wrong? There are cases of fired people deleting the customer database or similar, which is why it's not uncommon to close access and then fire people. It's not nice to be treated that way, but Sekai doesn't stand out in doing so. As for what Sekai is doing now and why, all we can do is to guess. It could be anything. Maybe 20% of the people in marketing did 80% of the work. Alternatively it could be a leadership idea that marketing isn't producing anything to sell, hence have no value (not true, but company leaders have had stranger ideas than that). Approaching bankruptcy is possible, but not likely. If that was the case, they would likely cancel some titles, which they barely even started working on and that doesn't seem to be the case. Time will tell what happens, but my guess is that this won't have significant long term effect.

    Please be careful when you touch her parts down below. Her important parts have a tendency to be very hot.

    I can't speak for Maitetsu specially, but Steam DRM is a known cause of problems for modding communities and I guess adding a decensor patch is sort of like a game mod. It's not uncommon that mods in steam workshop are made on the non-Steam version because Steam actively prevents debugging, hence making locating and fixing bugs. I think they fixed it (partially at least), but at some point Steam required all Civilization 4 network games to go through some online server. This version not only killed LAN games, but also mod support. Meanwhile GOG sells a DRM free version with full network and mod support and it's usually cheaper. There are countless examples of this. Steam only has an interest in paid DLC expansions and are hostile towards end users messing with the game files themselves. Steam workshop gives a different impression at first glance, but Steam updates makes the workshop worse for mod creators as time goes by. For instance if a game update is out, you can't wait to update until the mods are updated, meaning you lose your savegame or just can't play until the mod creators updates the mods. The simple solution is to set the game to update on request rather than automatically, meaning you can wait until starting a new game or mods have been fixed etc. Steam used to have this feature, but removed it intentionally because good mod support is bad for DLC sales. I would have assumed that Denpa would make the Steam version and then add a patch file for Fakku. Buying the full version from Fakku would then be the Steam version with the extra file, but apparently this isn't the case. This would make updating more time consuming (hence more expensive), meaning it's a stupid decision to maintain multiple versions. The question is if the decision is made by Denpa, Lose or Steam. We will likely never know the answer to that question.
  6. But you are supposed to give up hope. That makes the surprise and joy much better when it's suddenly released I'm planning a big post, but right now I can say I finally fixed the last engine issue and narration is finally showing up ingame 100% like I want it. No more leading whitespace compared to Japanese or dialogue. I'm not saying I fixed all issues (the Japanese version isn't bug free), but the remaining issues are all script issues, not engine issues, which is good news because script issues are much easier to fix. Even better, script issues usually affects a single line or short section rather than all lines or all lines of a certain type (which also makes spotting all of them more tricky). The HCGs are being decensored and I really like the quality of the results so far. Adding them ingame without repacking everything is tricky and time consuming, but I managed to write a script to do it automatically. The same script handles translated images, such as text on buttons. As always more people would be beneficial. On top of all the obvious tasks, I'm thinking of adding an opening for a recruiter. Somebody who can be active online (mainly other places than Fuwa) and create awareness of the Musumaker translation project and the fact that we are recruiting. If I don't have to actively look for people, then I will get more free time, which I can spend on Musumaker itself. In other words productivity can be boosted by somebody with insights in how social media works and knows everywhere where VN translator candidates hang out even if said person have no skills to work on the project files themselves.
  7. It differs greatly depending on point of view. Considering you aim for the RPG style, I think you should give it a go. Another title which should be mentioned here is Lightning Warrior Raidy. It doesn't stand out as "the best", but it's likely still worth mentioning here.

    We can't really read Nagi as unpopular based on this poll. For all we know she could be a close second for most voters meaning in theory she could be more popular than Reina if people could vote for two. Another factor to take into account is that the H scenes are somewhat nukige like. It's entirely possible that people like Nagi as a character and her route without thinking she has the ideal body for H scenes. I'm more surprised that Fukami is as popular as she is while Makura seems to be unwanted. I would have predicted Makura to be more popular in H scenes than Fukami.
  9. There is the entire Rance series. I think you should be able to play every Rance title released so far in English if your computer can handle Kamidori. Also it's the only good VN/RPG hybrid I can think of, which you haven't mentioned already.

    The main reason why there isn't a bad choice is what happens to the loser. It's to decide when each girl is being worked on, not if she should be worked on. It's entirely plausible that people who start now and can't do a marathon read will end up not reaching the girls in the poll before multiple or even all girls are done. Had the poll been "I only want to do one more. Who should it be?" then you would see the fight start and all girls would apparently be a bad choice according to other people.
  11. (8/1 update) Results of the honorifics survey

    I know. It's a classic and I have read some of it. My point is that I haven't seen any public bashing of Agatha Christie books for being improper English even though they contain something like this.
  12. (8/1 update) Results of the honorifics survey

    Good point. Anybody talking about removing honorifics should try reading Hercule Poirot.

    How do you obtain useful fetishes like that? In fact you should make some sort of "teach yourself to get a fetish for mosaic censorship". You could be rich if you figure the right way to do this, particularly if you get a proper Japanese translation.
  14. (8/1 update) Results of the honorifics survey

    "without alienating the existing core audience" is the contradiction in your statement. Every single time there is a poll or debate about this, the result is the same. Kicking out honorifics will alienate the core audience. The question is if it's bad enough to make changes to if or what people will buy, but then again I question if honorifics will have an effect on first time buyers at all. I mean it's not like its a big issue for them before they pay and have the VN on their HD and once they paid, it's likely not what makes them quit.
  15. (8/1 update) Results of the honorifics survey

    To put it really simple, say we have a room with 10 people who all bought VNs in the past and we ask those people. We get that 2 wants honorifics, one is strongly against and 7 don't care. In other words that poll gives: 20% for 10% against 70% don't care Now we ask everybody in the room to answer if they like. 6 of the don't care are like "why bother. I'm happy either way". The result from the now self-selected poll gives: 50% for 25% against 25% don't care It's the same people and the same question, but the results differs greatly. While the numbers are made up, the poll in this thread is of the latter type and it's important to remember to not treat it as the first type, hence claiming "it's the eternal truth. We did a big test and got this result". I know I didn't add much new information with this reply (if anything). However since the quote is the core essence of how trustworthy the poll results are, I feel like it would be best to try to explain it in a way, which makes it easier to understand. The quote itself is fine, but the choice of words are keywords from statistically analysis and I fear people with no training in statistical analysis whatsoever will have a hard time understanding "academic talk". We have to remember that some users are of university level, some dropped out of school and the majority is somewhere in between. Figuring out how to write to target all those levels at once is tricky to say the least.