This is one of the things that is really funny. I dont know anyone that actually admits to being disrespectful, or actually demanding raises, or just a complete jerk, however there are quite a few people out there doing these things. It makes me wonder why everyone knows at least 5 instances where something like this happened.
Personally, I'm very humble with almost everything that takes place in this game. When I ask for a raise, when I need help...when I ask for advice, when I ask for a party, I ALWAYS try and make myself seem below them, because honestly...If Im dead then I messed up, or someone i know messed up...and I'm an extention of them. If Im asking for advice, I don't know something so you could bet the farm that I'm going to act as if their knowledge is the miracle of life. If someone I know is fallen, and i cant raise them...I'm sorrowful and im powerless, so I act as if that person is my savior. Pretty much, I lower myself to someone who is superior than me in rank, or even in some metaphysical way.
So, with that being said...it pains me greatly to get these tells for ANYTHING...
/tell Do you have any money to spare?
/tell Can I have some gil?
/tell I want gil
/tell Raise <pos>
/tell How do you make money?
etc. etc. etc.
Honestly, please...a simple "hello" or "hey" would make my day. I'm not asking anyone to act like me, but at least acknowledge the fact that other people have other things to do, other things on their mind, and theyre not waiting around for YOUR tell. I dont know, I usually think that If i dont know you, you could at least introduce yourself.
With Raises, it would be nice if people were more considerate of others time. Ask if they are busy, and if they would mind raising. Most of the time, I dont mind breaking away from my mindless running around to just spend 150 mp...I really dont mind. But it twists my nipples when I get demands (I know theyre not really demands, but it just comes off that way).
As for translations, I think people should be very upfront, and as clear as they can be. Tell them that you dont speak japanese, and ask them if they are available. I dont know if this site has it, but I know Killingifrit has a wonderful japanese guide for commonly used phrases. Just that can mean the world I would think. Again, if your asking for a raise for yourself...you @#%^ed up or someone close to you @#%^ed up, or sh*t happens...but its you asking for a favor...so just act as if it is a favor, not a given.
As for straight translations..I usually go with a
<hello!><I dont speak any japanese><I'm sorry><Raise><Please>(money value)@ <pos>. <Please check it><thank you>
but yea...whichever...just be considerate, you know?
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