>American Voice Actors pretending to be English.

>American Voice Actors pretending to be English.

WHY? You could've asked the XIV VAs to voice extra lines for a different game. Does the American VA Union have this much connection with Square Enix's higher management?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should've gotten the Xenoblade dudes to do it

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody likes Europoor accents

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say it's just the trademark Squeenix incompetence.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't most of XIVs cast British? And not trained VAs, but classically trained actors?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most of XIVs cast is Japanese, what are you talking about?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Weak and dumb bait. The Japanese voices and script are pretty dry compared to the English one, which by the way is written in the same writer's room as the Japanese one, so they are both canons.

        ?t=190

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Both canons but the western script decided to make a bunch of random characters like pixies and nu mou gender neutral when they aren't in Japanese, for some reason? Hmm...

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            After Stormblood, Koji Fox went from lead writer to supervisor cause he was working on FF16. There is a pinked hair pronoun-having girl who is leading the writing team now with him overlooking. They kept it hidden till AFTER Endwalker cause they didn't want an uproar, but people still noticed and thought Koji went woke, but it wasn't even him. Anyway, you could bitch more cause I could tell you the XIV is scared shitless of losing subs since they are what keeps Square afloat.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'll bitch because while I really couldn't give a shit about transsexuals one way or the other, that's one thing, and having an accurate translation is another, and really I only care about the latter.
              If people want to push their agendas, please go make your own games and stop injecting it into other people's writing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They switched wholesale in the transition from A Realm Reborn to Heavensward, for a variety of reasons ranging from creative to avoiding California union shit. I think it's only by practicalities of the studio that they're so specifically limited in geography, though; Stormblood probably would've benefited greatly from that not being the case.
      >And not trained VAs, but classically trained actors?
      There's much less of a distinction in Britain, owing to the fact that there's also much less of any kind of "acting" industry. It's worth noting though that the "classically trained" part generally gets misunderstood, evoking images of RSC-lifers rather than the reality that they've just been on the Beeb to varying degrees of import.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm neither British nor into VA.
        >"acting" industry
        Yeah, it's a smaller country, but I would have guessed that most of the - at least the older generation - of American VA didn't have any performance education, and just either really wanted to get into the industry, or knew someone who worked on games.
        > "classically trained"
        I thought that just ment that they either had a bachelor or masters degree in performance arts from some college
        >RSC-lifers rather than the reality that they've just been on the Beeb
        I have no idea what any of this mean

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I thought that just ment that they either had a bachelor or masters degree in performance arts from some college
          It's the "classical" part that's the operative. It's primarily used purely as a differentiation to The Method, but sometimes it's also meant to encapsulate some amount of formal experience (generally, though, that's practical with a Company
          >I have no idea what any of this mean
          rather than as a qualification)
          RSC = Royal Shakespeare Company, one of the largest and most prestigious forces in British theatre. They tend to take people in from a young age, and are generally what the rest of the world would call to mind when asked to describe "British Acting" (if they don't erroneously think of the Harry Potter movies that came out of Hollywood instead)
          >Beeb
          The BBC when meant informally or more often pejoratively. The nationalised broadcast/production company, and the major force in British television. In recent decades they've put a bigger focus on more significantly marketable TV Dramas (ie Downton Abbey, or previously Doctor Who) with an eye to global export because of their weird foreign commercial arm; that's the kind of place you see people like XIV's or Dark Souls' voice casts.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >significantly marketable TV Dramas (ie Downton Abbey,
            Or like Eastenders, mate.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That was very informative, thanks for the writeup

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    american VAs are always trash because of the way they are guilded up and impose fucked up shit on the studios. good english dubbing is consistantly from bongland. who i dispise btw, i wouldnt say this if it werent for the fact american VAs are truly fucking games up.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it me or do I hear Hermes from Endwalker?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >See cast.
    >It is from Persona 5.

    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't believe people played P5 with the dub, the voice direction was the worst I've heard in years.
      There are some scenes where you would hear three different characters pronounce "Takamaki" three different ways within ten seconds of each other and none of them are even correct by accident.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The voice acting was absolute shit in the trailer. Gonna turn it off first chance I get.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you play anything but the japanese voices? Are you watching foreign movies dubbed too?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Lowest damage at all level ranges of the tanks outside of a few fights where if you play like a beast you'll still be way lower then a drk or gnb trying not as hard as you.
    >Rotation is both extremely simple and overly complex at the same time. No resource management as MP is just the clemency bar as of endwalker.
    >Ranged phase is of questionable benefit because you need to be in melee to build oath meter and most of the time either you can hit the boss in melee anyway or cant hit them at all
    >Can't heal themselves without handicapping their damage until 84 because instead it has RNG shield blocking
    >Doesn't have a dash until 74, 10-20 levels after the other 3
    >Divine veil is noticeably weaker then the other three 90s tank party mits despite being the only one that needs setup and doesn't effect you personally.
    >Hallow ground after 6.1 is comfortably the worst tank invuln that has a few niche situations where its the most useful and a super majority of situations where it's the least useful
    >Is down a personal tank cooldown compared to the other tanks because it has cover, wings and shield bash instead - three moves of extremely niche value - despite the cooldowns it does have being the same or worse then equivalent tank buttons
    >Worst class + job quests in the whole game. The gladiator is actually a private police that never steps foot in the arena and the paladin is actually someone who spends all their time fighting other paladins instead of helping anyone.

    and this is after getting buffed constantly in every patch for endwalker because it's the poster boy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Divine veil is noticeably weaker then the other three 90s tank party mits despite being the only one that needs setup and doesn't effect you personally.

      Misinformation. The weakest one is shake it off because its balanced around feeding it personal mits, which you never do.

      This also omits that PLD on top of veil also has the strongest party mit through passage of arms, which is the numerically strongest mit on top of the fact that it can be held if necessary (was for instance very useful in e12s soft ennrage)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > The weakest one is shake it off because its balanced around feeding it personal mits, which you never do.
        veil is a 10% hp shield and then eventually a 400 potency heal. warrior shake starts out as a 15% hp shield with a 300 potency heal, already shake is almost always better but since warrior has thrill (same cooldown as shake) if you combine the two then you get a 17% shield (using the higher max hp you get from using thrill) and a 360 heal which is WAY better.

        one thing you can give veil is that it lasts 30s, but seeing as how you need to either have someone go out of their way to activate veil (or happen to be in magic phase when veil is worth using after level 84) it's still very questionable. especially since if we're making healers use a GCD just to activate a party mit why wouldn't I just play warrior, hit thrill, and make a scholar do a super big shield they spread to everyone instead (up to like 800 potency shield if you stack enough healing buffs)

        >This also omits that PLD on top of veil also has the strongest party mit through passage of arms, which is the numerically strongest mit on top of the fact that it can be held if necessary
        passage has 5% more mitigation then the gnb/drk ones, but it also needs everyone to stand in one spot, and for the damage you're taking to be so bad that you're okay with the pld not doing anything or it only has a 5s duration for a 2 minute cooldown. it doesn't come up often

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shake it off shield goes off the recipients HP.
          Veil goes off the PLD:s hp. Because PLD is a tank, it has more hp than the dps, which means the pld barrier ends up being beefier than war barrier unless the war feeds it mit.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            tank average hp at 90 is 80k, heal/dps average hp is a little over 50k. for simplicity im just gonna use those two numbers

            80k paladin puts a 8000 shield on everyone (except himself lol) with his 10% divine veil
            80k warrior using basic 15% shake it off gives himself a 12000 shield and the 50k dps/healer a 7500 shield. It's almost fucking identical on top of actually protecting himself. If the warrior uses either thrill or BW along with shake (which is very common because of how the cooldowns line up) then he gives the 50k a 8500 potency shield and it only goes up from there if he wants to start burning all the cooldowns on it in order to tank a super big hit.

            shake it off is better, it's better if you just press the 1 button without needing bullshit setup, it's better if you do a lot of setup. warrior also has better interaction with healers casting mits on them in general because of being able to make stupid big scholar shields.

            [...]

            Oh, also forgot to mention that passage of arms have a 4 second duration, so you can just flick it on and off.

            If dps is being stupid and not stacking for heals post aoe, you and your healers should yell at them for griefing.

            >Oh, also forgot to mention that passage of arms have a 4 second duration, so you can just flick it on and off.
            Which means that you can't cover multiple raidwides, the main advantage passage (and the actually good drk/gnb mitigations) have over shake/veil. There are so many mechanics where the DPS are on the other side of the fucking level that even if you only need those 4 seconds you often can't hit everyone, meanwhile drk/gnb just hit a button and spread a big aoe

            not only are the other tank aoe mitigations generally more effective, but they also require no setup which means you can use them a lot more reactively while also rewarding pre-planning by letting you get an even better/longer effect. pld sucks dick

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shake it off shield goes off the recipients HP.
          Veil goes off the PLD:s hp. Because PLD is a tank, it has more hp than the dps, which means the pld barrier ends up being beefier than war barrier unless the war feeds it mit.

          Oh, also forgot to mention that passage of arms have a 4 second duration, so you can just flick it on and off.

          If dps is being stupid and not stacking for heals post aoe, you and your healers should yell at them for griefing.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Really should have given us some good Balkan accents to fit the feel

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