Game Watch Interviews Naoki Yoshida – Part 1

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Today I bring you a translation from a Game Watch interview with Naoki Yoshida. This interview was posted on their website on 09/18/2013. The actual interview took place on 09/12/2013 right before the big maintenance.

For those that are not familiar with my translations, my translations are not always 100% accurate. Don’t take everything I translate as 100% factual information. I will try my best to deliver the news as accurately as I can to all the Final Fantasy XIV fans out there. Please note that all my translations are done during my free time and I tend to have lots of grammar, spelling errors.

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Source : http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/interview/20130919_615981.html
GW: You mentioned with this maintenance the amount of simultaneous connections are going to increase but what was the maximum amount of simultaneous connections so far?

Yohisda: The amount announced, 325,000 people is the maximum capacity, if we go over that amount it will cause failure. I believe, potentially it came near 400,000 people, but to avoid overall failure we have made this decision.

GW: What was the max potential when adding up individual peak times.

Yohisda: During the first two week from service start was probably around 600,000 people.

GW: About how much of the capacity will increase with the upcoming server update on overall worlds?

Yohisda: If we push it to the max, I believe we can probably get about 500,000 smoothly.

GW: 500,000 people! You expanded the equipment that much with this maintenance?

Yohisda: Yes. The back end capacity is fine, now we need to observe the memory performance for the contents world. But like I mentioned earlier the 325,000 simultaneous connections is the number generated from those who also kept their characters logged in because they were worried they might not be able to log in later, this number should start calming down. Thanks to the maintenance on 09/04 the NA/EU side is pretty stable, thanks to that one we have less people who keep their characters logged in the whole time, it’s running pretty smoothly.

I believe this same thing will start for the Japanese data center as well. People will gradually get away from the mentality for the need to keep their characters logged in at all times. I hope they will start seeing that they can log in anytime without worry. Overall, simultaneous connections will come down a bit but it will be a much more reasonable number, at the same time this will allow those who couldn’t log in to log in now. So the amount of simultaneous connections will be just right.

GW: With this times maintenance, how much has capacity increased for one world?

Yohisda: At 09/04’s timing, Carbuncle world was increased to 8,0000 people, and it felt like that’s the maximum amount, so 8,000 people.

GW: Why is it 8,000 people max?

Yohisda: That is because it will hit the zones cap. Currently one world is built from 30 zones. Most of the zones aren’t affected, but the starting cities and the neighbor zones are reaching the limit. New players and monsters, high level players traveling through all go through this zone, and once the zone goes over 800 people there is a high chance for lag to occur. To make it comfortable for all we have set this limit.

GW: Up until 09/12’s maintenance we had log in restrictions and people couldn’t even get in the log in queue being rejected intermittently, why was that?

Yohisda: I just posted an explanation regarding that one today on the forums, when you see the queue that’s when the log in restriction is lifted. The log in server allows players to connect to the worlds, when you have an enormous amount of people trying to log in simultaneously, it needs to process that. At same time it also needs to process those players trying to log out as well, if the server tries to do everything at the same time it will go over it’s processing limit. That’s where the queue comes into place to put players in log in orders.

When the log in queue is made, it keeps a session live on the log in server, if we have this refreshed every second it will cause stress to the server, so it’s set to once every minute or 30 seconds. For example, we are updating the information such as “Nakamura-sans status is updated” or “You were able to log in” is being processed in order. We also don’t know when we can lift the log in restriction for the worlds that currently have it. It all depends on the players so this could be a minute later, could go on for 6 hours.

GW: I see, so the world is full, so if someone doesn’t log out it can’t even get into the queue.

Yohisda: It’s physically possible to get into the queue, but doing so could end up requiring to post sessions for few thousand players. If that’s just one world then it’s not a big problem, but if this happens in every world, the numbers can bump up to hundred thousands, now when that happens, it’s like the server is constantly getting hit by these players waiting in line, and in the end it’s possible for the log in servers to go down.

GW: So can we think that with tonight’s (09/12) maintenance all these issues will be resolved?

Yohisda: For really populated worlds there are a physical limitation, so there is a possibility for us to once again place restrictions.

GW: There is an impression of new servers being more crowded than the Legacy servers, why is that?

Yohisda: I believe that is simply because new players are playing on the new worlds (laugh). However, there are a lot of new players created on Ridill or Durandall than we expected, so there isn’t really much difference. I believe it’s the legacy players bringing in their friends. Currently Carbuncle world has the most number of players. Out of all servers, it’s number one.

GW: Why is that? Was there an influential community or something?

Yohisda: Probably the world name.

GW: Aside from this, there was an issue where teleport was a one way ticket, when you tried to move to a different area using teleport it logged you out. Is that being fixed also?

Yohisda: That was actually due to the bug when zoning, if the bug was triggered it caused players to get disconnected. We apologize for this bug, repairs for this one are completed.

GW: Was this due to some type of relationship with the server stress and log in restrictions?

Yohisda: No, it’s not directly connected. We implemented a fix in a previous maintenance and the reports have lessened. We also placed another fix in 09/12’s maintenance so I believe this should get rid of the problem.

GW: You split the Duty Finder (CF=Content Finder) into two groups, and this time into 3 groups, wasn’t this decision hard for you?

Yohisda: If you know Japan’s online gaming, you would understand that the current amount of simultaneous connections is something we couldn’t predict, if it was within our estimate it was right on the line where we need to or don’t need to split. But because the world capacities are in their current state, we didn’t expect this many people to concentrate within a small time frame.

Our original plan was to split the group into two, and once the stress is lower to place a mechanism which matches from both groups. However, even before the server capacity, it was more of a problem to have one group for 25 worlds, so we had to split it into two groups, and this time into 3 groups.

So honestly, it was just as what I expected. World of Warcraft works that way. I believe I mentioned “Cluster” in the past, what I’m thinking is a world-less inside those clusters. Overall structure is world-less, so with this grouping, it’s just a matter of figuring out what to do with the list. Once the servers starts opening up we can make it where it can match with several groups, that is what world-less structure means.

GW: I see, I see

Yohisda: The real world-less feature is Dragon Quest X. In FFXIV ARR you start from a home world but it still uses the similar world-less structure so I believe it can be flexible.

GW: Currently even during hours with less players, the matching doesn’t match from several worlds?

Yohisda: Yes. As of 09/12’s point, we haven’t done that yet. I don’t want to see any trouble occurring because we tried to do all three things at once. When a problem occurs, it will require a longer time for investigation to see if the bug is caused by A, B or C. We are taking the same steps we did in the previous FFXIV. We’re now handing players user data so we can’t just go ahead and do something drastic, I want to avoid that as much as possible. First I want to make sure the matching is working correctly within the group, make sure it’s working stable even after splitting into three groups, then we’ll go on from there.

GW: While the Duty Finder is going through the grouping, the Duty Finder itself seems like it’s taking longer to match, specially for DPS. First off, is it harder to match because of the grouping that was done this time for Duty Finder, or is that a completely different story?

Yohisda: Yes, that’s a completely different story.

GW: Okay, then why is this occurring?

Yohisda: Simply because there aren’t enough Tanks.

GW: I see. Tanks huh, not Healers?

Yohisda: For Healers, there is the fact that you can obtain the Unicorn from Conjurer quest, and also since it’s Final Fantasy the image of White Mage is pretty strong. Since there are lots out there wanting to play White Mage in FFXIV, we have more Healers compared to other MMORPGs.

When looking from previous FFXIV’s viewpoint, we added a pet class called Arcanist, and one of the jobs from Arcanist is Scholar. Scholars are bit technical and it’s a job that wasn’t introduced until now, for that reason there are lots out there wanting to try out Scholar, so as a result we were able to dodge the lack of Healers.

GW: For Tanks, talking Final Fantasy, Knights (Paladins) are pretty popular so you would think there would be enough, maybe the responsibility for knights in FFXIV ARR is heavy.

Yohisda: It was just as I predicted, in any MMO there is a shortage of tanks. We’re looking into add a bonus for those roles we are short on in patch 2.1.

GW: Can you please explain some more regarding the bonus for those roles in shortage?

Yohisda: In the finders display it will display what roles are currently short, so if you queue in with that role you’ll get an exp bonus or gil bonus.

GW: Sounds similar to blood donation. Like we’re short on blood type AB. So that’s going to show up on each Duty Finder category?

Yohisda: Yes it will. We are short on these people, it’s a feature we can do because we have the Armory System.

GW: So for EXP bonus it’s going to be like 1.1 times more?

Yohisda: No, I believe it will be somewhat better than 1.1 times. Also, we’re going to start random matching. Not sure if we’re going to separate the story primal battles and non-story primal battles from category, but the categories are split into categories such as “Leveling Dungeon”, “End Dungeon”, “Guild Order” and if you press the “Random” button to queue in, Duty Finder will automatically and randomly choose a dungeon. For those that queue in with this random matching will also get a bonus. However this is once a day feature.

GW: Once a day, what do you mean once?

Yohisda: The bonus you can obtain from doing it random.

GW: I see, so you can play the random matching as much as you want in that one day, however the bonus will only apply to that first time only?

Yohisda: We are still looking into either making it once a day, or one bonus only. When we say bonus, it’s not experience points or gil, you will also be able to obtain tokens needed to obtain gear. You will be able to obtain tokens from this random matching. The merit in doing this is that high level players will come in together with new players to fill in the roles that are short. Also we’re looking into a feature where you can submit a vote for an MVP. When queuing in with random matching, players can submit a vote for another player as MVP. By collecting those MVP points you will also be able to trade for items. We are already listing up the rewards, but you can get mounts, or Chocobo specific gear and such are being looked into.

GW: Ohh, that’s nice, is that also coming in patch 2.1?

Yohisda: Yes we are planning to implement this in patch 2.1

GW: Once those systems are in place, it looks like it will resolve the current problems around the Duty Finder.

Yohisda: We’re finally able to give players a global MMO experience in FFXIV ARR, so once they understand the systems usage, we’re heading into the next step in patch 2.1. This also goes for the item level requirement for end contents. If we placed this from the beginning there was a high possibility that it will just put the Legacy players on the other side and new players on the other. Where player’s item levels don’t come near each other and never mix in together.

We don’t want to close the door on them making it where players with low item levels can’t come over, we wanted the players to go in together with the players with high item levels and understand after fighting together that they need to increase their gear levels, making them want to get gears before entering those dungeons, and to that build a community, we wanted to create that type of flow. This is where the previous FFXIV players and new top group players mix in together, creating the top group for the FFXIV ARR. We wanted to resolve this issue as early as possible.

GW: I see. For end contents you have already announced that there will be a feature that will require item levels to enter.

Yohisda: Yes. We will put this in patch 2.1. Now that players understand the concept of the top players that invite new players in there free company can help them explain the item level and hopefully result into members trying to help everyone to gear up so everyone can go together. If we didn’t have this type of experience first, people would be confused as to why they are suddenly being cut off, so I believe we needed to implement these in order.

GW: So the contents were purposely released in order?

Yohisda: Yes. This was something that troubled me till the end, but we purposely didn’t include The Binding Coil of Bahamut on the Duty Finder. Content after that can’t be completed with a group matched from Duty Finder, we made it where anyone can experience the hard primal battles. However if they don’t have the gear they won’t be able to clear it, that’s how it was set up. With that people will start understanding that they should start building a community rather than going through using Duty Finder. We wanted players to start shouting for parties and gathering people. I think it’s more interesting to make the beginning of MMORPGs more open rather than having strict rules, where it creates some confusion when using the matching system.

GW: I just wanted to confirm, for the end content, the Binding Coil of Bahamut, you can’t use Duty Finder, so the developer’s stance on this one is you wanted the players to build a community and build a team where they can trust each other to challenge right?

Yohisda: Yes. Bahamut doesn’t even show up on the Duty Finder, so far in current patch 2.0 we have Bahamut’s Coil with 5 levels, so far there are only few parties that passed stage 4.

GW: Only few party out of all the worlds? Is it NA players?

Yohisda: Legacy players, the fastest was a famous group from Final Fantasy XI known as “Order of the Blue Gartr”. Currently there are few parties challenging the boss on the 5th level.

GW: They are already doing multiple runs?

Yohisda: No, you can’t do multiple runs for Bahamut, once you clear the first stage, it saves at that point, so it’s not possible to do that first stage over and over.

GW: Oh, so you can’t even help?

Yohisda: It only checks the leader’s flag, so it is possible to bring in those from 1st stage to the 2nd stage but most likely it’s impossible (bitter smile). Each stage clear really checks the players abilities, once you clear stage 2 you move onto stage 3. This flag is gone after one week, so after a week you’ll be able to go back to the stages you cleared before.

GW: Will there be new levels of Bahamut in patch 2.1?

Yohisda: Next update for Bahamut is coming in patch 2.2. In .2.1 we’ll be adding the Crystal Tower. Both will be updated alternately. Bahamut > Crystal Tower > Bahamut > Crystal Tower, in that order.

GW: I see. So it’s not like once you clear all of Bahamut then you can challenge in Crystal Tower?

Yohisda: It’s not like that. Crystal Tower is alliance based end content while Bahamut is 8 player party based ultimate end content. We’ll take turns updating each one.

GW: I see, so both contents are not related, they are two separate individual end contents. So it’s even possible to just play Bahamut only if your group can’t get 24 people?

Yohisda: Yes, you can play like that as well.

GW: There are couple of things that caught my attention when looking at the forums, firstly you mentioned you will be adding a “party recruit window”, what is this?

Yohisda: In the previous FFXIV there was a feature where you can announce what dungeon you want to go, and can join with roles xxx. For those that want to form parties will look at those and pick them up to build the parties. We first wanted players to use the Duty Finder and decided to release this feature in patch 2.1.

You said it before but in FFXIV:ARR there is a community that was already built. When lots of new players come into the world, we didn’t want them to just stick together. The reason why Duty Finder matched legacies and new players was done purposely. By doing this we feel that the distance between them was shortened.

GW: Is the party invite window also coming in 2.1?

Yohisda: Yes it’s for 2.1. This was a system which we received lots of feedbacks in previous FFXIV. This is a brushed up version, so we’ll bring it back.

GW: But, doesn’t this party recruit window destroy the purpose for Duty Finder?

Yohisda: No, it’s balanced out. Even if there is the party recruit window, there will be other tasks such as running the Duty Finder once a day for random matching.

GW: Right now there are people shouting to gather members, so this will help them.

Yohisda: Yes. This was a system that was really welcomed during the previous FFXIV.

GW: Talking about shouts, there are lots of Real Money Trader (RMT) related shouts in town, are you planning something to address this?

Yohisda: Right now we are permanently banning them at really fast pace, that’s one, and also we are updating the chat filters daily. We’re making it hit the chat filter first so it doesn’t get to the other players. RMTs are fighting back against this and they are making it more code like……

GW: Yes. Specially when you play on NA server, there are messages in which I can’t even understand what it is. There are lots of irritating message flying around.

Yohisda: Yes. They are putting in Greek characters, and stuff like that, we are continuing to take those down.

GW: So it’s kind of like Google’s spam filter, we shouldn’t be hearing much of these shouts over time?

Yohisda: Yes exactly. We are updating the chat filter at an extreme speed.

GW: It’s not completely gone, but the amount sure feels like it’s going down, so chat filter huh, that’s an interesting idea.

Yohisda: We hope to make it where they can’t even say it. We are also working hard to ban them when we notice them. They’re getting to a point of harassment, so we’re being very thorough with this. We receive over few hundred reports in one day, and the GMs instantly investigate and address the matter. As mentioned before we are dealing with them.

GW: So although right now it’s repetitive, the effect is getting greater?

Yohisda: Right now there is a lot going on in America. On the NA forums there is even a thread asking to sell the appearance changing potion with real money which is familiar in F2P. Looking at that kind of thread, I think to myself for RMTs they can’t do any business with increase of F2P MMOs. If the world becomes a world where you can buy gold and experience points with real money, there is no way for RMTs to profit from that. New big MMO titles using subscription models like FFXIV:ARR and TESO  will be targeted so now I understand why they are desperate. The only thing left for us to do is to exterminate them.

GW: It is said that this will be updated on 09/12’s update but currently there is a method to run through specific dungeons using a player as a bait to avoid trash mobs.

Yohisda: Running past the mobs. They do it because the ratio for taking in tokens in a short time is good.

GW: I was looking at it like, players are already coming up with extreme play methods (laugh)

Yohisda: This method is used in other MMOs as well but, I apologize for this being overlooked.

GW: I believe people finding the most effective method is always true for an MMO, however as a basic stance of FFXIV:ARR can you please explain what kind of tricky methods are allowed and what isn’t?

Yohisda: People normally think of an “hourly wage” in a MMORPG. See how much they can earn in a short period of time. For us, we balance the game with the time needed to clear out the trash mobs, MP usage, HP, and how much the durability of gear goes down. We have a reward that matches the amount of effort you put in. If people try to skip through this step it breaks the balance. When that happens we need to fix it. Right now the Gil output is low, so we are planning to make a positive fix. This is our basic rule.

GW: I see. For dungeons, taking out all the junk monsters is part of basic play?

Yohisda: Yes. We placed them so they will be cleared out. That is why they do not re-spawn and the exp is always the same, and you can calculate how much exp is for each pack of mobs.

GW: For detailed changes, you lowered the repair cost and dark matter price. Was there some kind of error on the developer’s part?

Yohisda: That was our mistake. The dungeon was much more difficult than what we assumed. The amount of wipes were high, and due to that it ends up in the red. When we launched we alleviated the damage taken when wiping, but we should have alleviated the repair cost as well. Also the amount of gil output is too low, so we’re planning to increase this.

GW: What will change by increasing the gil output?

Yohisda: Because we carefully made this to avoid any inflation, we calculated too strictly without any surplus, so we’ll increase the gil output some more.

GW: What kind of methods are you going to take for this?

Yohisda: I believe we’ll increase the amount produced from contents.

GW: Something like increasing the amount of gil earned from quest drastically?

Yohisda: No, basically dungeons, and we’ll increase the amount from repetitive dungeons and leveling dungeons. We’ll make sure keep it well balanced, and not where you just go to dungeons to earn money. For example, earn gil while collecting tomestones. Also we’re discussing with the development team to have gil output from F.A.T.E. while players collect Company Seals. However, if it’s F.A.T.E. you’ll be able to farm over and over, so we’re carefully looking into this. We are talking about at least adding some more bonus for instance based contents. Right now, I think most don’t have any flexibility.

GW: Yes, I really don’t have any flexibility (laugh) If I used teleport to complete a quest, my gil just keeps on going down.

Yohisda: I’m also being careful on using teleport (bitter smile). I use the Chocobo Porter, and when needed to go to other countries use the airship.

GW: Hmm, for you, regarding this field movement, do you think what we have now is just right?

Yohisda: For myself, I like it this way where you have to think about what to do, however the staff are telling me they want some more luxury. I feel like I overdid it. In patch 2.1 we’ll have housing so we’ll start alleviating some of that.

GW: A smartphone app was released. As you announced before, this has a lot of data, feels like an official database. Aside from this you mentioned before that aside from the database you’ll be able to put items on the market, or change gear, and other plans. When will those features be available?

Yohisda: I just gave the GO after checking the milestone, which is set for March next year, for this year we are prioritizing to fulfill the database. Next our priority is crafting recipes, skill lists, instance dungeons and F.A.T.E. Our first milestone is to maximize the usefulness of the database. Once those are done, we’ll add features where you log in to the server and use features, such as placing items on market, or changing gear. You’ll be able to prep your character while outside and use your time efficiently, that’s our next step. For this one, it will require the server so we need to charge a fee.

GW: So up until March next year, you’ll be expanding the database, and that can be used for free, however post April’s additional features they will all cost a fee?

Yohisda: It’s not for everything, it’s something like if you’re going to download that feature, then it’s this much.

GW: So it’s not a monthly fee, but a set price for different features?

Yohisda: Yes. If you don’t need to use it, you don’t have to pay for it, that’s our thinking. We haven’t set up the business model yet. This is just an example, but say you activate this under the service account then you can start using it. We’re are still deciding on this one.

GW: So for the smartphone app, instead of a free service, you’re going to make it a business and offer services.

Yohisda: Yes. for the things where you can just look, we want those to stay free, and for the things where you actually touch and do something, not because we want to make profit, but because it involves server cost so we need to get the minimum payment to cover it, that’s how we are looking at this. We need to have a specific server just for this so, we need to cover that expense.

GW: What kind of additional features are you currently thinking?

Yohisda: Basically be able to sell items, and when buying item from market be able to withdraw the gil and give the item the the character, other than that a simple character transportation service. For example, you log out at the inn, but you’re meeting up with you friends in a certain place so being able to move the character to where your friends are at. That doesn’t mean you can play fully but it’s features we believe would be nice to have, we want to be able to make it where you can prepare for adventure before getting back to your home.

GW: Would you be able to fish or cook or do gathering/crafting actions?

Yohisda: Haven’t thought about that.

GW: I see, so it’s for changing gear sets, and using part of the system commands from outside, something like that correct?

Yohisda: Yes.

GW: Just remembered when mentioning gear sets, right now we can’t sort items. This is really inconvenient when the bags are getting full. When is the sort feature coming?

Yohisda: This is coming in patch 2.1

GW: Item sorting is a must have feature and yet it’s taking long for implementation, why is this?

Yohisda: It is really complex, and it causes server load. If you tried to sort nicely it takes a lot of stress. For a stand alone game, everything is processed on memory side so you just need to swap the memory, however in this case you would have to replace servers data, to continuously do this on the server will cause a lot of load, so we tried to avoid that issue.

However I talked to Mingawa (FFXIV:ARR Lead UI artist/Lead web content artist) the other day if everything is in 2.1 it’s going to be a while, so we’re talking to see if we can get some parts in before that, and we were talking about at least having a order in there. We’re going to try our best to see what we can do.

GW: There was a comment on the forums as well, and I also felt the same but when is server side saving going to be available for cross hot bar settings, HUD layout, macro settings?

Yohisda: I get asked this a lot from gaming media and others in the industry…

GW: With work and home PC/PS3 I have 5 machines with FFXIV:ARR installed, and having to go back and forth re-registering the settings is troublesome (laugh).

Yohisda: Yes. We have plans for this so please hang in there.

GW: Is there a reason why you’re waiting for this one?

Yohisda: It’s dangerous. Writing information to the database causes extra load. When you save the data at the log out timing, maybe it will work, but we haven’t verified this yet.

GW: I believe you’re really busy right now with all the schedules but are you playing FFXIV?

Yohisda: Umm, I’m still level 18…

GW: I win! I’m over 30. You’re not playing hardcore (laugh)

Yohisda: Everyone is having log in restrictions, I can’t do that. Even before that I don’t even have time to sleep……

GW: You commented that you’re going back to Haijin (hardcore/no-sleep gamer) so was looking forward to how much you would be into it.

Yohisda: I was thinking I was going to be able to go back to Haijin after launch but… We have had some major congestion, so I have been focusing on the servers and deciding on which investments need to be made right away. As you know servers are basically a PC, so if the order timing is delayed it will delay others. At that time I would need to make a costly decision, so the server team and I stayed over 24 hours. Other than that, I don’t think it’s right for me to be playing when so many players are out there saying they can’t.

GW: So you’re going to start getting into the game after the 09/12 maintenance?

Yohisda: Hmm, probably going to be busy until TGS finishes? So far it’s been nonstop for me since Gamescom in August.

GW: Last couple months were pretty extreme.

Yohisda: But, 4 days ago I was finally able to get on the airship to travel through 3 cities so it’s hard to stop playing, it’s dangerous.

GW: You get pulled in. The beginning quest line is continuous so it’s hard.

Yohisda: It’s hard to decide when to stop, and when you stop by a town there are other classes, and when you start looking into other classes, class quests start… since you finally passed level 15, if you try to go to a dungeon, I end up going… what class what I leveling…!?

GW: That temptation is really strong with this game. But that’s what is attractive about FFXIV:ARR.

Yohisda: That also leads to people staying logged in for long hours, personally I really want to praise the dev team for this one. As originally planned, I really believe that’s what is good about the Armory System. It’s something you can’t experience in other MMO’s this is what the previous FFXIV should of been, and for people not used to MMOs to be able to try out different things they enjoy. This is one of the things that makes me happy.

I have been playing in the development environment, but I’m always alone when checking through the quests. Now we have a open world with hundreds of players running around you. When I see a bunch of people running past me I think to myself, is a F.A.T.E. going on? That feeling is really fun. I really believe we were able to create a strong tempting game.


– Continued to part 2 of the interview –
Along with the information that was posted back on the forums there was one extra bit of information which I have been quiet about on the article. It was something mentioned in the introduction of the interview article. Well honestly, I missed it, since usually the intro’s are pretty much the same. I didn’t expect this kind of information to be on there. I should be more careful from next time.

Anyhow, the next part of the interview is set to release on 09/21 (JST)  on/after the Producer Letter LIVE event. In that article expect to see information regarding the PlayStation 4 version,  DirectX 11 support, and more information regarding the glorious patch 2.1.

Is this some kind of a hint that we’ll be seeing something new during the Producer Letter Live? We shall see today!

Oh and I will be attempting my LIVE translation once again for the upcoming Producer Letter LIVE at TGS.

Hope you enjoyed the above article, if you have any ideas for me to improve my translations, please leave a comment below, thanks!

Subligar out!

8 thoughts on “Game Watch Interviews Naoki Yoshida – Part 1

  1. Reinheart you should be employed by SE! live letter translations are amazing what you do for the community is amazing!!!

  2. Terrific interview and translation, except for the “Yohisda” spelling. ;-)
    Ditto on the live translations – that was great!

    1. I noticed that right away then came to make a comment about it, but this’ll do!

      I’m LMAO though.

      1. Awww man someone stole -what I will laughably refer to as- your thunder.
        That’s because you’re an asshat. Though your name gave that away.

        I’m LMAO though.

  3. total BS the part where they claim to be fighting gold spammers. how hard is it to log a gm into game and go to the 3 towns a few times a day and ax the gold spam accounts.

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