User talk:Xiomicronpi

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Who are you?[edit]

Hi, seeing as all of your contributions seem to be reverting material inserted by G-Zay, you appear to be an alternate account of someone. If you're not, my apologies, and consider joining the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video_games#G-Zay CCI?. If you are, why are you using an alternate account? I can't think of a good reason, except that you are G-Zay himself. If that is the case, please stop- while we appreciate you trying to clean up the mess you left, we can't in good conscience trust you to actually be removing everything when you were the person putting it in in the first place. --PresN 19:34, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

I created this account in order to submit the pages I've cleaned up from G-Zay's false statements. User:Ktr101 is already in the know about it and can confirm its validity. I will also confirm the account to him again later today via mail.Xiomicronpi (talk) 20:37, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
This is definitely not Gay-Z, unless he just self-reported himself to OTRS and there is something elaborate going on. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 02:55, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Hello, Xiomicronpi, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Also, nice work on fixing up the information on the Square Enix related articles. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 20:22, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For tackling the problems of G-Zay's contributions ChrisGualtieri (talk) 03:00, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Re: Final Fantasy Versus XIII[edit]

I understand. I will refrain from making rush judgements about edits on the article. I think I can trust you. And as to the Final Fantasy Wiki, I can drop a warning there if they don't know already. If G-Zay has really moved onto there and is doing what he/she was doing here, it should not be too long before the administrators there deal with him/her. I have experience of them and they are quite capable of sending off someone like G-Zay. --ProtoDrake (talk) 15:37, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Wow, it's looking great. And well done for managing to get in the info that the game is linked to the Fabula Nova Crystallis series. Info on that angle was decidedly lacking before. Let's hope it's revealed properly soon so we can fill in some of the gaps. One slight note: are you sure it's 'Mafia' rather than 'Yakuza'? If the references say Mafia, then fine. But I would have expected the Yakuza to be inspiration in Japan. Just a small note. --ProtoDrake (talk) 19:57, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Protecting pages[edit]

Yeah, that works- reverted G-Zay in both articles and protected both for a month. I don't understand why he keeps doing this- it's like he thinks he's subtle, and that AGF will stop us from noticing that every time he changes the exact same things in the exact same way. --PresN 05:01, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

G-Zay again[edit]

Ugh, I want to block the IPs, but his last IP round of edits he was hopping between different addresses every few edits, and it's not really kosher to block an entire range. I'm really hoping that the SPI says that Archadian is G-Zay (it's pretty obvious he is, though)- I've not been aggressive enough in reverting his nonsense because I'm worried about shutting down legitimate contributors. 2.5 months is a long time to be playing this whack-a-mole game, though. --PresN 06:46, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Re: Motomu Toriyama[edit]

I had a look, and I couldn't find any either. I've adjusted the article accordingly. Thanks for the bit about the Fabula Nova Crystallis article. Type-0 is still a bit of a mess, but I am proud of my contributions to Final Fantasy XV and Lightning Returns. --ProtoDrake (talk) 19:34, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Your recent XIII-2 edit[edit]

Just let you know: thanks for the edit, but when I checked the reference for myself, it just looked weird. There was a message at the top saying "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below." Is this a correctable fault, or is it a part of the reference? --ProtoDrake (talk) 21:49, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Whoops. Thought I'd use the direct source file since these one-SWF Flash sites are impossible to archive properly. Wasn't aware the XML is not displayed for some users. Corrected it, thanks for the heads-up.Xiomicronpi (talk) 22:00, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

LR writer information[edit]

I have found out that this week's Famitsu Weekly has an interview with Daisuke Watanabe. It might hold valuable information concerning the writing of Lightning Returns. Could you help keep a general eye out for this information. It's from page 66 onwards in issue 1333. --ProtoDrake (talk) 06:15, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Hm, they're kinda late with that. It's probably unlikely we'll see a full scan of it. But some interviews pop up at Famitsu.com after a time and there's many Japanese blogs releasing summaries of Famitsu articles. Anyway, thanks for the up. I'll be on the lookout.Xiomicronpi (talk) 09:58, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
@Xiomicronpi:I found the scan, and it's of splendid quality. Now all we need is someone to translate it. --ProtoDrake (talk) 09:58, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Okay, didn't expect that. I'll skim through it but I guess it's mostly just about this new story by Watanabe. G-Zay's back at it as well. Didn't take very long for him to pop up after the half-year protection on Hiroyuki Ito expired.Xiomicronpi (talk) 13:11, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
I always expected that user to come back. I am keeping a good eye on XV, which was one of the ones we had trouble with. If they start their games and no-one else has done it already, I'll be down on them like a Meteor spell. And there's no need to carry on with the novella. It doesn't matter that much. By the way, I am creating an article on the characters of Final Fantasy Type-0 and its prequel Agito (still in the early stages). To help me, and to help me with Type-0 proper, I wanted to find some information from the game's Ultimania. I found a GameFAQ page featuring reasonable-quality scans of interviews with Kitase, Tabata, Nomura and the game's main writer Hiroki Chiba, and tried with an often-amiable translator on the FF Wikia, but there's issues with spoilers given the game's status as unreleased in the west. Could you help with translation, or are spoilers also an issue with you? If they are, I can wait, but the few fragments I've translated or seen translations of are very interesting. --ProtoDrake (talk) 21:13, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

I've found a full interview with Watanabe today, and put in a piece about the writing process of the game. --ProtoDrake (talk) 15:33, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry. Didn't have the time to translate this earlier. I skipped the obvious stuff in the introductory paragraphs:
Watanabe, who was also involved in the FFXIII series, wrote this novella. We spoke with him about everything concerning the novella and the three games.
Famitsu: Watanabe-san, please tell us about this novella you wrote yourself.
Watanabe: At first, I did not participate in its planning. Until now, we asked Emi Nagashima-sensei to write the novellas for FFXIII and FFXIII-2. With the third installment LRFFXIII, the title was changed not to be like those of the first two games. You could say the content and taste of the novella changed as well. When we talked about it in the company, the director (Motomu) Toriyama came up with this idea: "Let's do in-character interviews." I joined them in the midst of it, when they were thinking about the plot. After this, consistency and narrative flow seemed problematic when we read it through. So we consulted with someone from Square Enix's publishing department and determined the order of the interviews together, revising the plot in the process. Still, I thought they should rather ask a professional writer to create a novella on this. But then they said "Nope, you're going to write it, Watanabe." And I was like "Huh!? You can't mean I am supposed to write this without someone checking it!?" (laughs) "It's sort of...risky when you want to publish something like that and it doesn't turn out to be a decent novella." So then I sat down and wrote for a long time. (*) Although I have been involved with FF for a long time, this is the first time I wrote such a literary work.
Famitsu: So you struggled a long time writing this novella?
Watanabe: Yes. With LRFFXIII in particular I felt "It's done!" and that feeling was terrible enough. I felt that going back and adding to it could be offensive, you know? That is why I felt that I shouldn't wrap it up tightly when I come up with this. So I thought I won't make it like a film's outtakes but rather like an audio commentary, trying to delve deeper into the story.
Famitsu: Since you wrote this novella, we would like to ask you for a few words to its readers, your impressions.
Watanabe: When we write our scenarios, the job is fundamentally different. The character models, the acting, the voices all come together and form a finished product. This time, the cooperation was different. It was fun writing something myself from the beginning to the end. Also, I would like to know how everyone who read it feels about it. Err, just read it with an open mind, please. (laughs)
(*) Before he entered the company, Watanabe had worked on manga novelizations and he also wrote a short story for the Dewprism guide book.
Regarding Type-0 I'm afraid I'm just not that interested in the game (yet?). In-universe descriptions even less so. Sorry I can't help you out with the translation there for the time being.Xiomicronpi (talk) 15:43, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

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Recent Toriyama removal[edit]

Hey, I just wanted more of an explanation of why you removed his birthday. The credits for a game released on February 9 say Happy Birthday to him, seemed fair to me.

Also, I can confirm the part about SE confirming his project is still in development is legit. I got an email from Kaori Takasue & Dan Seto from Square Enix. Here's Dan Seto's Twitter if you want to ask him about Toriyama's project as well: https://twitter.com/dmseto — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brayden96 (talkcontribs) 17:32, 5 March 2016 (UTC)Brayden96 (talk) 17:33, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

This "Happy Birthday" message in the credits can be interpreted multiple ways. Is it just a quirky Japanese message? Does it actually refer to Toriyama's birthday? If it does, then does it refer to the game's release date or the date the message was put into the credits? Too many uncertainties to take this as a confirmation of the actual date. Regarding the other removals, the information may be true but it needs to be based on a reliable source to be verifiable and to be included on Wikipedia. You may read the verifiability guidelines to give you some pointers as to what you can include on Wikipedia.Xiomicronpi (talk) 17:42, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
Also, a word of friendly advice: while I do not believe you to be G-Zay himself, inserting false and/or unverifiable information into Wikipedia while at the same time being in contact with G-Zay over Twitter, and/or editing under multiple accounts (which I suppose you have done with CyborgHD13) puts you in a bad light and does not fly well with me or other members of the Square Enix Wikipedia project. I wisely suggest you cut ties with G-Zay and to admit to and close down any alternate accounts you might have on Wikipedia. Other than that, welcome and happy editing.Xiomicronpi (talk) 17:54, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Crystal Tools[edit]

The problem with expanding reception is that how much of that praise is directly Crystal Tools related? Can I just add graphical praise for that game as proof of the engines positive reception? Judgesurreal777 (talk) 16:06, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

I don't think positive reception of FF13's graphics would be sufficient. But I am sure some favourable comments on the engine are out there. I'll try digging some up.Xiomicronpi (talk) 21:27, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
Online reception on the engine is pretty dry, it seems. Maybe there are some printed sources?Xiomicronpi (talk) 22:25, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
It's a heck of a lot better now, thanks for the add! also, how do we check printed sources? Is there an online database we could check, or maybe ask people with copies of game magazines? Judgesurreal777 (talk) 02:14, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
No problem. I guess the best place to ask for print sources would be here or here. Other than that, I don't know of any magazine databases. There is a site that offers old game magazines but Crystal Tools is probably too young to be covered in those. Nevertheless, I dug up some more reliable online sources and am currently adding those.Xiomicronpi (talk) 14:26, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Working Wikipedian's Barnstar[edit]

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In acknowledgement of your excellent work defending the Wiki from distortions and even finding time to help improve Crystal Tools before and after Good Article nomination, I hereby award you the Working Wikipedian's Barnstar! May it be a light to you when all other lights are computer monitors of people adding lies about who directed certain Final Fantasy video games! ;P Judgesurreal777 (talk) 02:56, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. ;P It's nice to see that people still care. Hard to believe the original ban was more than three years ago and related shenanigans still continue.Xiomicronpi (talk) 14:26, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

In that case, you might want to check this out then[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Final_Fantasy_XIII

"The limited edition of the soundtrack included a bonus disc containing a radio drama written by scenario writer Motomu Toriyama.[13]"

I also saw it on FF Wikia

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII_Episode_Zero_-Promise-

"This special drama CD, written by Motomu Toriyama, features Part 1 of the web novellas."

I only added it after seeing both of these. If they're both wrong, fine by me.Brayden96 (talk) 07:08, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Sometimes, wrong information finds its way into wikis when editors add something in good faith. In this case, the RPGFan source did not mention that the radio drama was written by Toriyama. I corrected it and added the new sources. It should also be noted that some pages on Final Fantasy Wikia are still full of misinformation by G-Zay and his various sockpuppets (mostly the same pages he edited on Wikipedia as well). I'll clean them up eventually.Xiomicronpi (talk) 19:58, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

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Response to change[edit]

If Toriyama doesn't get writing credit on XIII's page, Nomura shouldn't be credited as an artist for VII or WoFF's page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brayden96 (talkcontribs) 20:41, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I think so, too.Xiomicronpi (talk) 20:45, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
Just to clarify, though: personally, I'd rather not have infoboxes list any people at all. The inner workings of bigger companies are often too complex to list just one or two main persons responsible for a certain aspect of a game. Being able to list persons in infoboxes more often than not leads to misrepresentations, oversimplifications and undue weight. For FF13, Watanabe was arguably the person who was mainly responsible for the writing, having been in charge of the script and having rewritten the incomplete story outline and characters he was provided with by Toriyama. Including Toriyama as writer in the infobox implies that he co-wrote the script or was just as important as Watanabe to the way the story was presented. Sources such as the postmortem in Game Developer magazine instead say that Toriyama was busy doing damage control and saving the project, trying to unify the huge development team and struggling with engine troubles. Toriyama may have produced his fair share of stinkers over the years, but FF13's writing is not one of them. The game is the result of a mismanaged company and severe problems adjusting to higher graphical standards. But I always feel that things like that are better left to the prose.Xiomicronpi (talk) 14:17, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

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