I am quite tired of random people visiting my Overwatch translation post and making offhand comments like: “Blizzard put in their own translations, I say this in hopes that you fix your mistake”, or “I used Google translate lol.”
I highly recommend that everyone take the time to read this USGamer article which talks about localisation and translations for videogames.
Yes, that is Blizzard’s own translation, and that’s perfectly fine. Many people don’t realise that different translators have different ways of translating. We will do our absolute best to replicate the original meaning of the text, but at the end of the day that individual translator is the one composing the English. Just like different writers have their own writing style, different translators will use slightly different words.
I had hoped that my Overwatch translation post would have helped initiate meaningful discussion. Now it is becoming an irritating nuisance. Every once in awhile, I receive an email notification from that article, and then I see another pointless comment that contributes nothing.
If you think my translation sucks, then I humbly apologise. Please use Blizzard’s translations. Or go use Google translate. I don’t care either way.