[Translation] FFXIV Yoshida Uncensored 2 – #48

Whoa! I didn’t realize that it’d been over a week since the last one. Whoops.

This time it’s about detective novels. For the record, Yoshi-P is totally writing whatever he wants at this point, and it’s going to be a while before it gets back to FFXIV. Is it even OK to categorize this post under Games? 🤔

[Translation] FFXIV Yoshida Uncensored 2 – #47

Networking 101 continued.

I suspected the columns were getting longer, but originally chalked it up to the font being bigger in this book (or my writing just getting more wordy)… but no, this column was a full 5 pages in the original book. I guess poor Kikuchi-san doesn’t get apologies anymore w

[Translation] FFXIV Yoshida Uncensored 2 – Preface & #45

Probably going to be messing with the formatting for the next few posts, but let’s get this started. As you would expect from Yoshi-P, the first column in this book has nothing to do with FFXIV or game development :v

TL note: I completely localized the first paragraph of #45. The JP term is nekama, an abbreviation of “(inter)net” and “okama” (drag queen).

[Translation] FFXIV – Yoshida Uncensored 1


This is the first compilation of Yoshi-P’s biweekly column in Famitsu.

Translating the entire book before posting was giving me anxiety for some reason, so for #2 I guess I’ll post individual stories as I go…

Idk what else to write so I’ll just copy paste my TL note here:

The Japanese title of this book translates to “Yoshida’s Everyday Candid [Stories]”, which is why you will see the word “candid” a lot. I put the title as “Yoshida Uncensored” because that was the English translation shown on Live Letter presentations, making it at least slightly official. Aside from that, this will be a fairly literal translation because of the nature of the subject matter. Some parts have been slightly modified to match Western terminologies (for example, we often refer to the re-release of FFXIV as just “2.0” or “ARR”. Also, Yoshi-P often flips between first-person and third-person, but I changed it to consistently be first-person. Anything not marked with “TL Note” is present in the original book. This book was published in 2016, so there are a few statements that are now out of date.

FFXIV titles JP vs EN [Updated for 4.11]

This is a reference chart for personal use so that I can stop having to cross-reference wikis/xivdb. There’s a JP site with something similar but it’s missing the comparisons from the most recent patches so… I guess I’ll just maintain my own. Titles that vary between languages are bolded. Basically I don’t think anyone else will gain anything from this but whatever :v

Last updated: Patch 4.01 + 4.05 + 4.1 + 4.11