Posted Tue, Oct 11, 2005 by Ethec
If you ever wanted to game with "Precious Moments" figurines...
Ragnarok Online is for you. This dev journal focuses on the frustrations involved with trying to localize a game for audiences around the world. Here's the most ridiculous quote I could find, and yes I think they're serious!
" In Juno, the capital city of Schwaltzwald Republic, there is an NPC named “Le Morpheus”.The name was made after Morpheus, a character from the movie “The Matrix” which became a hot trend in 2002. In the movie, ‘Morpheus’ tells ‘Neo’, who is another hero of the movie, that he can move to a different world if he takes either a red or blue pill. Interestingly, this has a thread of connection with a Korean folklore about an evil ghost staying in the bathroom and offering red or blue toilet paper. "
This article is full of multicultural oddities: the Ragnarok Online dev journal at MMORPG.com.
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