Today on the Square Enix blog, Final Fantasy XV community manager Taji tells the story of his adventures writing articles on the internet, which is something we here at Kotaku are intimately familiar with.
As Taji explains, he was sneaking around the FFXV office when he found an interesting-looking creature on one of the developer’s computer monitors. “This feels like a scoop!” he thought. But then, when he asked director Hajime Tabata if he could share a photo of the creature, Tabata said no. Not even under embargo!
Said Tabata: “The purpose of your blog is not to find scoops, but to build an ongoing relationship with the users. But so far, the blog isn’t very interesting, because we can’t tell what it is we’re supposed to enjoy. Throwing in new information isn’t going to help. So the answer is no.”
Hmmm. Taji was upset, so he went and educated himself a bit on 3D modelling, which you can read over at their blog. Then he went back to Tabata and had this heartbreaking conversation:
“You lack in writing ability… And any sense of structure… And the theme lacks focus.”
[*sigh* Oh, well. At least I gave it everything I had…]
“But you can show it.”
[Yes! I did it! I can show it to you! It was worth struggling for a week!]
“But on condition. Because we all have to work towards a goal.”
[…!? G-Goal…? （（（； ゜Д゜）））]
“You have to get a combined 150 comments and likes.”
Taji, you don’t deserve this. Come work for Kotaku. I promise Totilo won’t make you hit any comment or like quotas.