Actually, CCP has told us what the requirements are for them to localize the client into another language.
Sufficient employees and volunteers for the localization team who are fluent in both English and the target language for localization
Sufficient volunteers for the ISD team to support the target language on the forums
Sufficient employees for the GM team to support ticket resolution in the target language
Now, this is obviously not the same as the requirements for setting up a chat translation system. A chat translation system would either need to be coded by CCP, or licensed from a third party.
Good translation software is extremely complex to code, and CCP has no staff currently allocated to this. They would have to hire specialized coders if they wanted to create their own, which their directors will never approve - they won’t make money from it.
That means CCP would have to license software, and code in functionality to run chat through that software - which, again, is going to cost a lot of money, with no ROI from doing so, which means it won’t be an approved expenditure.
So: CCP is not going to spend their very limited development budget on adding chat translations, when they have no evidence of chat translation driving sales of their product.
Yah, we had this discussion so many times. It’s not worth CCP’s time money and resources to build a local translation into the chat box.
Pretty much learn English as others said. People keep continuing the same stuff hoping it will change. Sorry this feature of having auto translation in chat is not coming to EVE anytime soon and I can say that with confidence.
That’s because NetEase, who made EVE Echoes, already has licensing agreements for chat translation software for their other titles. Adding it to EVE Echoes was not a significant development expense, and was factored in from the outset.
As nice as the feature may seem, that’s quite a privacy concern as well I’m sure. Having every single word said being shipped off to Google et all. At the very least in the current state there’s some manual labor involved in getting every message translated and sent to an external party.
What is it you do that is so illegal that you would worry about Google and other tech giants snooping on you?
Or are you just paranoid for sake of paranoia?
I’m just asking because I don’t understand why people are so afraid to be snooped on by tech providers.
I can tell you that if I’m being snooped on then it must be the most boring stakeout anyone has ever undertaken.
Also, for anyone worried about being “watched”, newsflash, authorities already have the tech to know what you might be up to, they don’t need Google for that, they have their own snooping equipment.
The van parked across the street with cops listening wasn’t just yesterday, it’s been around for several decades already.
I saw that on Hawaii Five-0
Alright this is going really off topic. It’s too much time and resources CCP will have to invest to build translation in the chat box. It requires so many things the reward/input ratio is not there. They would likely lose money if they tried to do this.
The term is the original form of hacking up code, jury rigging up an application code to perform a function.
Though CCP like low hanging low effort fruit, this is something I just don’t see even them bothering with as it also entails licensing and legal for third party solutions/API’s and probably more cost and GDPR and data exfiltration risk and that requires many parties and staff. That right there is enough to put an end fo that feature request.