The EVE community has throughout the years proven to be one of the most dedicated gaming communities on the planet.
They’ve built hundreds of 3rd party tools, designed websites, made their own EVE gear for fanfest and even made a whole range of corny EVE songs.
Fair to say, there is no shortage of talent and commitment in the community.
So why not make use of this talent more?
When the Korean translation was announced this week it got me thinking. It took CCP more than half a year to get this done and there are over 100 other languages left to translate. So, should we wait 50+ years to get the others done or should we crowdsource that to the community?
There is no doubt in my mind that if the translation job was crowdsourced to the EVE community CCP would have nearly ALL the worlds languages done by the end of 2020 for FREE.
That is how dedicated the EVE community is!
This sourcing would, of course, require some preparation but this preparation would only have to be done ONCE for all languages. There are proven models to make this run smoothly. One could be the Wikipedia model where proven translators earn “karma” so that they get more access and their written pieces are harder to change. Another could be a simple upvote model or a mixture between the two.
Do you have other ideas of what could be crowdsourced?
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