Thread for reporting grammar issues

By on May 15, 2013 2:57:11 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Derek Paxton

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Please report any typos or grammar issues oyu notice here and I will make sure they get taken care of.

Thanks!

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May 19, 2013 4:07:21 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


It is not a grammar thing, but it is similarly minor:

On Goverment - Foreign Relations:

I have two opponents of the same race (Capitar).

 

1. I select one of the kingdowms

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ygyz9iap86dnyzg/2013-05-19_00001.jpg

 

2. I scroll the description of the kingdom. The scroll indicator moves to the bottom, since I am looking at the end of the description.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bjlsfr3q74mhovk/2013-05-19_00002.jpg

 

3. I select the other kingdom of the same race. -> The scroll indicator moves back to the top, but since it is the same description it is not replaced. Therefore I am seeing the bottom part of the description with a scroll indictor sitting at the top.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oxpxnhvlm0nwho0/2013-05-19_00003.jpg

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May 19, 2013 4:44:02 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Steam Achievement text:

Recruited an NPC -- Your fame has lead a hero to your cause.

 

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May 19, 2013 1:38:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Defender, Invincible Trait:  Tooltip uses "physcial"

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May 19, 2013 3:07:43 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

All updated.  Thanks Guys (and great to see JackArbiter back!)

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May 19, 2013 3:24:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Derek Paxton,
(and great to see JackArbiter back!)

Agreed! He rocks.

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May 20, 2013 8:15:23 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Lots of great people in this community.

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May 20, 2013 5:36:28 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

0.95:  Description of Defender on level 2 screen:  Should be resilient, not resiltant.

 

Also same screen:  shouldn't it be Commander's strength...?  with an apostrophe?

 

Town Hall Research Completion text mentions faction prestige and there is no icon for the Produce Growth city production type.

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May 22, 2013 7:55:01 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Soldier's Boots hero item:  should be trudging... not truging.

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May 23, 2013 9:26:11 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Congratulations to those finding grammar errors.  I love it.  Gratitude to those correcting grammar errors.  I hate them.  I actually found one to report, although it is less about grammar directly than gender correctness.

I started my new sovereign, a lady name Miss Teak.  The opening lore description was still the default.  It talked about Miss Teak "and several other men" toiling in the mines.  Miss Teak objected to the "other men" phrase as an inaccurate implication of her own gender.  Interestingly enough, later in the text, the correct female pronoun is used.  That was impressive.   Miss Teak would prefer the phrase "and several others".

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May 23, 2013 9:34:27 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Grammar Error

<QuestDef InternalName="Quest_Troupe">
        <DisplayName>Troupe of the Wind</DisplayName>
        <Description>Upon entering the camp, you're accosted by a haggard individual wrapped in bandages.

"M'Lord, our caravan is under attack! I rode out for help but no one here will fight off the trolls and they won't let me ride any further!"</Description>

Missing the apostrophe.

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May 23, 2013 11:20:03 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I've fixed everything reported up to this point.  Thanks guys (and gals)!

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May 23, 2013 1:28:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting parrottmath,

Grammar Error

<QuestDef InternalName="Quest_Troupe">
        <DisplayName>Troupe of the Wind</DisplayName>
        <Description>Upon entering the camp, you're accosted by a haggard individual wrapped in bandages.

"M'Lord, our caravan is under attack! I rode out for help but no one here will fight off the trolls and they won't let me ride any further!"</Description>

Missing the apostrophe.

It should also be "farther" instead of "further" since we are referring to actual distance.

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May 26, 2013 3:30:49 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Derek, as of 1.0, the grammar error on the sovereign level 2 screen where it shows a description of Assassin, Defender, Commander etc, still shows "resilitant" instead of "resilient" on the Defender description.

 

http://imgur.com/MvknxAw

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May 26, 2013 9:15:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Ring of Calling has a couple grammar problems. From the text (with corrections):

The name has two meanings. For one it strengthens the wearer's summon spells. But it also causes them to hear echos from distant worlds.

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May 26, 2013 9:17:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sovereign Bond shouldn't show the "CanCastSpells" text on the tooltip.

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May 26, 2013 11:15:48 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

In the campaign when you have to fight some trogs to get the boat, there was a spelling error in there, but I can't remember what it was off the top of my head.

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May 27, 2013 9:08:53 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Lord Reliant,

Ring of Calling has a couple grammar problems. From the text (with corrections):

The name has two meanings. For one it strengthens the wearer's summon spells. But it also causes them to hear echos from distant worlds.

 

And not to ding Lord Reliant if it is a typo:  echos should be echoes

 

btw how do i access the xml for LH?  I looked in my usual FE spot to no avail.

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May 27, 2013 10:46:59 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting NaytchSG,
And not to ding Lord Reliant if it is a typo: echos should be echoes

Hey, thanks! I'm not sure if I retyped it with the typo or if it's there or not since I can't check it easily, but you're absolutely right- should be echoes!

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May 27, 2013 12:27:47 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The title for the book <<Adventures of Breon>> is   <<Adventurers of Breon>>

 

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May 27, 2013 6:53:48 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Lord Reliant,


Quoting NaytchSG, reply 42And not to ding Lord Reliant if it is a typo: echos should be echoes

Hey, thanks! I'm not sure if I retyped it with the typo or if it's there or not since I can't check it easily, but you're absolutely right- should be echoes!

 

Glad I'm not the only one who is puzzled at how to check the program files!  I've taken to keeping a pad and pencil next to me while I play.  

 

With FE, I could just jot down the item and look it up after playing.  Like the Hunter's Short Sword.

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May 27, 2013 7:06:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

At least one of the spider goodie huts pop-up windows says "The spider made it's home ..." where it should be "The spider made its home ...".  My English teachers taught me that "it's" is always a contraction for "it is" and "its" is the possessive form.

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May 28, 2013 7:37:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Drake description:

 

'... are the most powerful of the Dragon's Kin; incredibly powerful, often greatly intelligent beings, they differ from their more powerful cousins in one crucial respect...'

 

How can they be the most powerful, and still have more powerful cousins?

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May 28, 2013 8:11:38 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Chaosti,

Drake description:

 

'... are the most powerful of the Dragon's Kin; incredibly powerful, often greatly intelligent beings, they differ from their more powerful cousins in one crucial respect...'

 

How can they be the most powerful, and still have more powerful cousins?

You are not reading it correctly. Drakes are the Dragon's Kin, the cousin to the dragon. Of all the kin to the dragon (not including the dragons themselves), they are the most powerful. Then they refer to the actual Dragon to make the contrast between dragons and drakes.

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May 28, 2013 8:58:44 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Lord Reliant,
The name has two meanings. For one, it strengthens the wearer's summon spells. But it also causes them to hear echos from distant worlds.

Added the highlighted comma.

 

Also, the tooltip and custom sovereign design screen for the Summoner sovereign profession states that this gives "+2 level for Summons." This should be "+2 levels for Summons."

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May 28, 2013 11:43:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Gallowman, in the Unit Details Page:

Consume Spirit Spell Tooltip: all it says is "Unlocks the following spell: " (no spell description given).

This spell isn't listed in its spells page, nor is it in the Hiergamenon.  Oddly enough, I think it has a proper description for the in-battle tooltip.

Also, not really a grammar issue, but I believe the spell doesn't have a cooldown at this time...

 

Quoting parrottmath,


Quoting Chaosti, reply 47
Drake description:

 

'... are the most powerful of the Dragon's Kin; incredibly powerful, often greatly intelligent beings, they differ from their more powerful cousins in one crucial respect...'

 

How can they be the most powerful, and still have more powerful cousins?

You are not reading it correctly. Drakes are the Dragon's Kin, the cousin to the dragon. Of all the kin to the dragon (not including the dragons themselves), they are the most powerful. Then they refer to the actual Dragon to make the contrast between dragons and drakes.

 

Ah right.  Yea, reading comprehension mistake .

Dragon's Kin vs Dragons themselves.

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