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    Default Infinity Ward Messed up on Karachi Map on MW2

    From Kotaku:

    Pakistani reader Saad was thrilled when he heard that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was getting a multiplayer map set in the city he calls home, Karachi. That is, until he played it.

    "I, being a Pakistani, was so excited at seeing a Karachi map and then immediately so disappointed when I played the map," says the Karachi resident. The map has Arabic written all over, even though that isn't the country's language.

    The country of Pakistan has two official lingos: English and Urdu. With somewhere between 60 and 80 million speakers of the standard language, Urdu has more speakers than, say, Italian, Korean or Polish.

    "Infinity Ward probably thought, 'Oh hey its a Muslim country so Arabic is the language,'" says Saad.

    While Arabic and Urdu use the same script, the words are completely different. For example, the noun "people" is "al-naas" in Arabic (الناس), and "log" or "loug" (لوگ) in Urdu.

    "To someone who doesn't know urdu won't be able to tell the difference," Saad explains. "It's like Spanish and English, I guess. Some letters are same, some are different but the words are completely different."

    There isn't a single Urdu word on the entire Karachi map and no one writes in Arabic in Pakistan.
    This is a silly oversight by Infinity Ward and I'm sure it wasn't intentional but nonetheless something a few minutes of googling would have fixed.

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    I know that SOMETIMES the developers will want to put funny lines on there posters, signs or whatever else for little easter eggs. But is there a reason you would post up on a map bust out the sniper to read posters between kills in multiplayer, or running around, suddenly coming to a stop to read a sign before getting your skull popped.

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    Meh, I don't find it as a big deal, but whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda View Post
    Meh, I don't find it as a big deal, but whatever.
    Trust me,if you were a patriotic Pakistani,not to mention just a Pakistani,you would know right on that this is an issue wort bitching about...

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    Yea, say they had a level that was noticeably in the United States, and there wasn't any English writing on the walls? Or on the posters or on the signs?

    Or say, to go a bit further, that they had a level that had a US monument, like the Statue of Liberty or Lincoln Memorial. What if the tablet the SoL holds had French writing on it? People would go BALLISTIC.

    Why'd they name it after a real city, anyway? No other map is named after a city...
    Karachi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Does Infinity Ward not know how to use Ctrl+F?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphabetSoop View Post
    Does Infinity Ward not know how to use Ctrl+F?
    lolol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphabetSoop View Post
    Yea, say they had a level that was noticeably in
    Why'd they name it after a real city, anyway? No other map is named after a city...

    Well i did some looking around and i noticed that there was a Counter Strike mapper working for Infinity Ward,he made a custom map for himself and called it Karachi and when IW hired him,he re-made the Map for CoD6 and thus calling it karachi too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadaface View Post
    Well i did some looking around and i noticed that there was a Counter Strike mapper working for Infinity Ward,he made a custom map for himself and called it Karachi and when IW hired him,he re-made the Map for CoD6 and thus calling it karachi too
    Interesting... wonder if he named it Karachi for a different reason or if it was supposed to be a pakistan city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadaface View Post
    Well i did some looking around and i noticed that there was a Counter Strike mapper working for Infinity Ward,he made a custom map for himself and called it Karachi and when IW hired him,he re-made the Map for CoD6 and thus calling it karachi too

    that's crazy...

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