Black Desert localization typo shortchanges guilds by 90% of promised rewards

    
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Let it never be said that video game localization isn’t a big deal worth spending money on, as an error in Black Desert’s event translation has apparently let to botched guild rewards and a pile of angry players.

About a month ago, Kakao announced Operation Guild Support, a massive guild event that tasked groups with completing guild missions together, gather mats to build a galley ship, and get their PvP on in the game’s node and conquest wars. The event promised 3 billion silver for building a guild fort in the node war and 7 billion for building a guild fort or command post in the conquest war.

The event came to a close on June 12th and players awaited their payouts. But yesterday, Kakao announced that it would not be delivering quite as much as it had promised.

“We are sorry to inform you that due to localization issues, there was a typo under the event section of Operation Guild Support,” the studio wrote. “The rewards 3 and 7 billion were intended to be respectively 300 million and 700 million in Silver.”

Guilds have been granted golden bells in compensation, but that doesn’t seem to make up for the loss of 90% of the promised rewards. As our tipster pointed out, for some guilds this will split to less than the cost of participation in the event in the first place. That reality, plus the feeling of having fallen for a bait-and-switch, has led players to voice frustration on the forums that Kakao isn’t delivering what it promised, whether it was in error or not.

Source: Official site, Reddit. With thanks to Seth.

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Leo_Ascendent

Every time I consider starting this, they remind me why I shouldn’t.

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Ririrawr

no one on the team noticed this or saw the numbers mentioned by the players (via forums/whatever) between the announcement and reward handout? or was the event only a few days (2-3) deal; in which case it would be more understandable.

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Eliandal

This is not even close to the first time they’ve claimed translation ‘errors’! Also something Trion and XLGames were good at!

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Ririrawr

oh, joy

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Novah Aelisah

The event took 2 weeks, has been multiple times promoted and then before the rewards got distributed took another 2 weeks. So 4 weeks in total and they didn’t notice 5 and 7 bill have multiple typo’s to 500 and 700 mil.
No one buys their lie and are mad as the costs of going for the actual reward made people spend even more money than they usually would trying to reach that 7 bill reward. 300/ 700 mill devided by 50 – 100 members is a joke.

Worst of all is that there is NO reply coming from them at all.

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Alex Willis

This is like the Lockheed Martin “Metric Mishap” in 1999 that lost NASA the Mars Orbiter. A real “slow clap” moment.

Unless it was an intentional mislead. In which case…steamed hams, anyone?

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Darthbawl

has apparently let to botched guild rewards

First paragraph, let –> led 😉

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Godnaz

Kokao’s mistake should not be a time and money loss to the guilds who participated.

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Arktouros

They really need to stop using google translate.

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Eliandal

Oh no….not (yet) again ;)!