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By Botsan 2011-11-19 18:24:26
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Seems '***' is an acceptable word for NPCs but what about us players. Is FFXIV's censorship one sided or is it setting the standard for our communications?
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By jwhite1083 2011-11-19 20:17:24
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I notice that. It's weird that the community censored words (that is if you use the chat filters) are not censored for NPcs that swear like sailors.
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By Bruceybangbang 2011-11-19 21:32:01
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"***, Piss, ***, ***, ***, ***, and ***", as George Carlin taught us, are swear words.

I dunno what you're referring to.
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By slipispsycho 2011-11-19 21:43:51
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Bruceybangbang said: »
"***, Piss, ***, ***, ***, ***, and ***", as George Carlin taught us, are swear words.

I dunno what you're referring to.
He also went on to add a whole ***load of words to that list.
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By eagleeyes 2011-11-19 21:49:02
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because localization's language script is different on each version?
but honestly who really plays with those filters on
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By Scap 2011-11-20 05:41:53
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I blame the parents
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By AndiSorell 2011-11-21 10:36:34
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how is *** even a swear word? I thought it was someone who didn't have a father? IS THERE AN ALTERNATE MEANING NOW!?
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By AtlasThomas 2011-11-21 11:34:29
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what a ***.
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By Bruceybangbang 2011-11-21 12:01:01
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It's rated T for Teen. Not NB for Nancy Boy.
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By AndiSorell 2011-11-21 15:56:12
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lol first weaver quest was amusing :3
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By Shiva.Viciousss 2011-11-21 16:02:42
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That kind of language is kinda surprising for SE, I dont think it fits FF at all, fallout sure, final fantasy, not so much. /shrug
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By Botsan 2011-11-21 17:49:58
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Shiva.Viciousss said: »
That kind of language is kinda surprising for SE, I dont think it fits FF at all, fallout sure, final fantasy, not so much. /shrug

I think some of the game developers were having a bit too much fun when they were writing the scripts. Japanese to English translation is usually done by 'native' (hate that term) English speakers so I think it possible this was the case.
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By Botsan 2011-11-21 17:50:30
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That's a really good question. Even with the CAPS!!!

OK, so I will attempt to answer the question for you.

Your definition is one of the main definitions for ***. A child with no father. The implication though is that by calling someone a '***' rather than an 'only child' you want to infer the illegitimate aspect of the child. In short, you want to imply that the mother is a ***.

Other uses of '***' imply mixed heritage, mixed breeding in a degenerate manner, a person of low worth or questionable character.

You can have lucky *** in FFXIV who play the game all day long without having to work...but others would refer to them as sad ***. And then those *** NMs like Ifrit which are really difficult to handle without sentinel. And of course, once you do defeat him, the *** drops junk.

Even in these cases though, the use of *** is in a negative sense. In the case of lucky *** it would indicate envy and in the case of Ifrit, frustration with a possible tinge of anger.

Interestingly it is how these words like fvcking-A have become so common place in the language of certain societies that it seems some people have become insensitive to their negative connotations.

Thanks for asking the question. It was a good one.
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By Botsan 2011-11-21 17:51:48
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@Soki

Brilliant screen captures. Thanks for posting them. The language use is actually a lot worse than I thought.
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By Botsan 2011-11-21 17:56:02
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Bruceybangbang said: »
It's rated T for Teen. Not NB for Nancy Boy.

Absolutely!

So, why can't I name my bazaar *** '***' without some GM coming up and telling me to rename them?
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By jwhite1083 2011-11-21 18:00:50
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Yeah there's a definite double standard. They should either dispense with the act and just call it M for mature due to language or go back to FFVII and use !@(*!#$%(*
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By Shiva.Viciousss 2011-11-21 18:35:44
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nice quadruple post...
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By PhrozenSensei 2011-11-21 23:58:46
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Shiva.Viciousss said: »
nice quadruple post...

stfu
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By Darksandro 2011-11-22 05:02:13
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Maybe they removed the NPC chat from Chat server?...
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By Azumii 2011-11-24 07:06:49
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I think it just fits the times that 14 is in. More realistic! Plus it's funny!
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By Scap 2011-11-24 08:47:24
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I only read the storyline, everything else is blah blah blah to me! Skip event ftw
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By AquaRegia 2011-11-24 12:19:43
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Where is "Sticking ye manhood in the forge"?
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By Botsan 2011-11-24 15:33:52
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Azumii said: »
I think it just fits the times that 14 is in. More realistic! Plus it's funny!

Lord of the Rings reworked:

Gandalf: They are one; the ring and that *** Dark Lord. Frodo, he must never find it or we'll all be forced to hide our sticky stains of embarrassment.
Frodo: [gets up to hide the ring] All right. We'll put it away. We'll keep it hidden from those pox-faced ***. No one knows it's here, do they?
[Gandalf doesn't answer]
Frodo: Do they, Gandalf? (mutters)... deaf son of a ***...

I always saw FF as a bit like LOTR. Certainly could have a lot of fun reworking LOTR.
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By Ramuh.Krizz 2011-11-24 15:41:06
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Read the rules. No profanity in images.
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