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A Sweet Mistake: A Dating Sim Game Weibo Posted A “Love Letter” for The Character from Another Company

By Johnson Ge
Jun. 21, 2022 updated 09:00

On June 21st, 2022, at the precise time of midnight, the official Weibo of dating sim月影别墅 (means “the mansion in the shadow of the moon” in Chinese) posted a 500 words-long emotional letter on Weibo sharing their love for the fictional character Ling Xiao and celebrating his birthday. However, Ling Xiao is not a character in their game but from another dating sim Love and Producer.

A screenshot shows a part of the “Love Letter” on Weibo. It is filled with emotional words like “I love you” or “I would like to be with you”.A screenshot shows a part of the “Love Letter” on Weibo. It is filled with emotional words like “I love you” or “I would like to be with you”.

The Weibo was soon deleted. One hour later, another announcement was posted on Weibo by the same account. They apologized for the previous Weibo and explained it was supposed to be a personal expression of the operating personnel who mistakenly posted it on the game’s official Weibo instead of their private one. They also replaced the Weibo operation personnel with someone else after that incident.

They revealed that specific operating personnel had not been involved in character designing or development, in case some people feel the characters they love were a copycat or imitator from another existing character.  The previous Weibo operation employee of the game personally apologized for their unprofessional on their private Weibo at the same time.

Due to the quick response and the sincere attitude, most players accepted the apology and some of them found the whole thing entertainingly hilarious. 

Source: Weibo