Mothra wrote:Anything juicy?
No, near as I can tell he's just a run-of-the-mill asshole. He rants at length about the GPL, the forum moderators, other modders and how much their mods suck.
He actually has some pretty fair criticisms in there -- apparently another modder threatened legal action for an alleged GPL violation that's pretty debatable, and he makes some criticisms about modders being more concerned with adding features than fixing bugs and with fragmentation and duplication of efforts preventing the development of any kind of consistent approach to modding -- but he's just such an unrelenting prick about the whole thing that it's pretty clear why
people would rather develop their own toolsets than try to collaborate with him. He's just a guy who's looking for a confrontation -- again, dude once e-mailed me, completely unprompted except that I'd briefly mentioned his project on my blog, to argue with me about how his fixation on "Phoenix Tail" and "Phoenix Down" was not
an indication that he was hung-up on an overly literal translation. (Aside from the GPL rant, the patch also
includes a list of "Incorrect Character Names" and "Incorrect Place Names" you can choose to keep when you apply the patch. He appears to have relented on "Phoenix Down" as "incorrect" and put it under "Series Canon".)
I'm still, at minimum, morbidly curious to try out his localization. If nothing else, he was pretty vocal about not making Barret a racial stereotype, so props for that.
And I kinda wonder if he ever completed the mod that was going to replace Cait Sith with a party member who's more appropriately angsty.
Friday wrote:Reading the replies in this thread is exactly like reading the replies in the mid-2000s here whenever a toxic person would get banned (even temp).
"Yeah I know he's a horrible asshole who upsets everyone over and over and over and over and over and over and we've given him a hundred warnings and chances to improve but did we really have to BAN HIM!?!?!?!"
Giving someone a second chance is morally obligatory. Giving someone a third chance is human. Giving someone a fourth chance is generous.
Giving someone a tenth chance is being a fucking sucker.
I can definitely relate to the part where the mods say "look, he just kept ban-dodging and we got tired of banning him every time."