An important announcement regarding terminology in GDW

Ok, it’s not actually that important, but I think that it’s useful to know.

I have been editing chapter XXX that Kun has recently TLed and one of his notes seems important enough for me to put out here. I have noticed this issue before, but it’s most likely that only in this chapter, throughout the whole series, that the matter has been properly elaborated upon for the first time.

Here are the two sentences in question (don’t worry, it won’t really spoil anything):

“An Evolver?” Yue Zhong heard this and his mind immediately went blank. He had a lot of Enhancers in his team, but as for true Evolvers like Yao Yao, she was the only one whom he knew.

Here is Kun’s original note on this:

[TN: Ok TIMEOUT, this highlights something interesting, which I never noticed. There are 2 terms being used here: ‘进化者’ & ‘强化者’.

强化者 refers to those like Yue Zhong who used the game mechanics and became stronger. They were referred to as Evolvers in the past translations, which I never thought to be a problem. However, the term ‘Evolver’ now specifically points to only 2 individuals who are 进化者, which ACTUALLY means evolve. Whereas 强化者 refers to Enhancers, so should we just do a swap? Or call those who evolved something else? ie Evolvers and Evolved Beings]

If you don’t understand exactly what Kun is getting at, what he means is that there are two terms that have previously been translated as Evolver. One actually means Evolver, whilst the other really means ‘Enhancer’.

Originally, we thought that there wasn’t a difference between the two, but now we know that Evolver refers to someone that has actually undergone a real, 100% legit evolution, whereas Enhancer points to someone like Yue Zhong who relies on the game mechanics to level up and hasn’t actually ‘evolved’ yet.

I’ve decided that from now on, we’ll clearly highlight the differences between the 2 terms and use both terms where they should be used. Readers, I hope this can clarify some of your confusions and thanks for your support!

P.S. In a few chapters, it’s ‘that’ time again… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Also, does anyone know if there’s a ‘next chapter’ widget and where I can find it?

 

 

 

 

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    • Had i known it would be read as code I would have typed better here is the actual code:

      {a href=”#”}Previous |{/a}{a href=”#”}| Next{/a}

      Replace # with links to previous and next chapter and { } with to make it html.

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