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Posted 9/1/12 , edited 9/1/12
Why would Japan wait for English translation? Why not just delay the English simulcast ? Must say I am surprised at the just in time nature of anime production. I don't know much about the industry obviously... But having episodes doing production right to the last second is surprising to me.
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Why would Japan wait for English translation? Why not just delay the English simulcast ? Must say I am surprised at the just in time nature of anime production. I don't know much about the industry obviously... But having episodes doing production right to the last second is surprising to me.


... this has nothing to do with the airing in japan, the raw version is out and everything, this is only due to Crunchyroll having lack of translators atm
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It isn't being delayed a full week. I think it is being delayed due to a lack of translators (Holiday weekend in the US). Which means it will prob be 24-48 hours or so late. (They said production delays, which means it isn't a licensing restriction and is simply a lack of ability to do something needed, and I'm assuming its translate).


I dont know i clicked on the episode box to look at the count down right before they removed it and it said seven days i am hoping that was just a glitch
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Well at least now I know why Episode 9 wasn't showing up at all in the front page...
and here I was all hyped up looking forward to today's episode and all I can get is a RAW
Japanese release which I can't understand, LOL. *sigh* Praying for a miracle here.
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I saw it an hour or so before and it was set to the right time. Sure you didn't accidentally click ep 10?
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Posted 9/1/12

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Byzantine279 wrote:

It isn't being delayed a full week. I think it is being delayed due to a lack of translators (Holiday weekend in the US). Which means it will prob be 24-48 hours or so late. (They said production delays, which means it isn't a licensing restriction and is simply a lack of ability to do something needed, and I'm assuming its translate).


I dont know i clicked on the episode box to look at the count down right before they removed it and it said seven days i am hoping that was just a glitch


The RAW file was released, so the show is out, though not here. It's possible that the fansubbers may have it out first.
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animewatcher311 wrote:


Byzantine279 wrote:

It isn't being delayed a full week. I think it is being delayed due to a lack of translators (Holiday weekend in the US). Which means it will prob be 24-48 hours or so late. (They said production delays, which means it isn't a licensing restriction and is simply a lack of ability to do something needed, and I'm assuming its translate).


I dont know i clicked on the episode box to look at the count down right before they removed it and it said seven days i am hoping that was just a glitch


The RAW file was released, so the show is out, though not here. It's possible that the fansubbers may have it out first.


They might, since I think we are down a number of translators.
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Byzantine279 wrote:

It isn't being delayed a full week. I think it is being delayed due to a lack of translators (Holiday weekend in the US). Which means it will prob be 24-48 hours or so late. (They said production delays, which means it isn't a licensing restriction and is simply a lack of ability to do something needed, and I'm assuming its translate).


While you are likely exactly right, what I think some people might be feeling is that for a known annual upcoming holiday, with a likely known list of translators, and an established show schedule, these production delays frankly shouldn't happen in a well run operation particularly to one of their, if not the, most popular show of the simulcast season. It's this sort of lack of attention to detail that seems to annoy people, whether it's dropped translations, cut off shows taking days to be fixed, more or less sudden production delays like this, etc.

Myself, I'm getting tired of the production delays during holiday weekends, particularly when they can get other, less popular shows up on time. They do this a fair bit unfortunately. I'm reminded of a couple of years ago when CR made a front page announcement for the return premiere of a series, with dates and air times, then delayed its premiere for 3-4 days without reason, complete silence, also on a holiday weekend. Frankly, I find it frustrating that someone else drops the ball but it's other people's time that's getting wasted as they try to figure out when something is going to be released or checking for updates repeatedly, sometimes for days, or looking for the real reason why.

Some people on a holiday weekend find they actually have the time to watch their anime or set aside time to squeeze in a show they want to see between other weekend/holiday. And CR isn't delivering. In any case, it's no longer a simulcast this week yet again. If this instead is a contractual problem again (due to the 2 networks thing), they need to change the "production delay" excuse to something more accurate since then it's almost assuredly a week long delay and again quit wasting people's expectations.
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Posted 9/1/12
I doubt it's a lack of translators, because today's other simulcasts have been fine. Maybe CR didn't receive the episode in time?
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I doubt it's a lack of translators, because today's other simulcasts have been fine. Maybe CR didn't receive the episode in time?


Which speaks to the other problem, lack of information, when CR likely knows what the problem is and a probable time of delivery, even if not set in stone. Instead of the near generic "Due to a production delay, episode 9 will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience" which could be mean anything from a few hours, a day, or a week, they could be a slightly more informative as to the underlying reason and a new likely time. Write something like:

"One of transcoding servers overloaded, turned into a flaming fireball, and took out the rest of the server room. We are currently rebuilding our computers and network connections from a backup location Although our sysadmins undergo the strictest training on top of K2 rebuilding servers from scratch using only their toes and teeth, hands tied and blindfolded, in avalanche and blizzard conditions, while being harassed by rabid mountain monkeys, we expect to be back up in 5-6 hours, plus redownloading the raw in an additional 30 minutes, which our translators will need another 2-3 hours to work on. We tentatively expect the new episode to be up by midnight PDT."

Or,

"We received the raw but there was an unknown problem in transcoding. We are investigating. And a translator unexpected called in sick and the backup translator got lucky a lot last night and is out of commission. So we are behind on this episode but expect it to be available Monday morning things bearing out."

A little information goes a long way instead of the seemingly jaded "tough, put up with it, we'll get to it after we've had our break, smoke, 10 cups of coffee, and nap, and since the boss is out, first will be that _long_ break...."
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lol @ gometa

how bout everyone stop complaining and go watch it some where else. Unless your one of those people who needs everything high quality, then your shit outa luck until they put it up and no amount of complaining here will make them do it sooner.
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lol @ gometa

how bout everyone stop complaining and go watch it some where else. Unless your one of those people who needs everything high quality, then your shit outa luck until they put it up and no amount of complaining here will make them do it sooner.


Those who pay to get this legally and timely from CR aren't getting their end of the deal. Simple as that. Freeloading or going to other sites is exactly what shouldn't be happening. If you didn't pay your premium membership, I'm sure CR would make you watch ads and give you a week delay for the anime you wanted to watch through their site.

otoh, you telling everyone else what they should or shouldn't do? I don't see that relationship. You don't care, you want to put up with it, happy for you, that's you. Others do care. They have the right to reasonably complain.
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Posted 9/1/12
I think this was easily the best episode so far. Looking forward to next week already.
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Great episode! Dual blades was amazing, and the moment Asuna and Kirito shared was so cute.


I have to agree, that was a great episode, made me want to get a sandwich too. Do not click on the spoiler, unless you have watched episode 9.

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Also, I definitely agree with the idea that CR is not giving people enough information as to why the episode was delayed. I was checking earlier today and saw that throughout the entire day, there was no release time for the new episode. Which leads me to believe that them not having the episode ready was not something that happened suddenly, but rather something that the knew was going to be happening. I would have certainly liked to know that the episode was not going to be ready and why, as opposed to just waiting till 2 PM to see if it was just a glitch on the site or if it was actually not going to air.
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