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Weekly Loc Discussion: DEX or Dexterity, and more!
Salutations, Milletians! 'Tis your localization team, coming at you with a question that has caused much rumination, the sort that would cause one to tape a fake beard on their chin so they could stroke it as they pondered the issues at hand.
We recently held a meeting in which we discussed things we might do to shore up some standardization in Mabinogi's localization, and one of the big topics that came up was the way stats are represented in the game. Sometimes they’re abbreviated, sometimes they’re written out, and the inconsistency is driving us bonkers.
But maybe that's just a nitpick on our part; a flaring up of the editorial sensibilities. Maybe it's really a non-issue to you because you know what they mean and it doesn't negatively affect your game experience. But that's what we want to know! Do you think it would be a worthwhile endeavor for us to go in and standardize the way stats are written throughout the game? If we DID end up standardizing, do you have preferences as to whether to go with full names (Dexterity, Luck, Magic Attack), abbreviations (DEX, LCK, M. ATT), or some hybrid of the two? (Tangent: Strangely enough, I found that "Protection," despite being fairly long, had no abbreviation that was ever used for it in-game.) Keep in mind that the UI space in some windows might be limited.
Let us hear your take on this matter, and be on the lookout for more discussions like these in the weeks to come!
- The Mabinogi Localization Team
- How would you like to see stats in-game?21 votes
Fully written out (ex: Dexterity, Luck, Magic Attack, etc) 24% (5 votes)
Abbreviated (ex: DEX, LCK, M.ATT) 43% (9 votes)
Hybrid! 33% (7 votes)
Something different (Discuss in the comments below) 0% (0 votes)