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Old 2012-04-17, 11:22 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Looking at the dev profiles, posted on planetside2.com. Nearly all stated about their journey of how they obtained their position. "I started from the bottom and worked my way up." More or less they where also down on their luck.

So for all you would-be game developer's. Try to nitch your way into customer service and begin your journey there.

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Old 2012-04-18, 12:05 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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I've already taken note...just gonna wait a year, then start looking for jobs. (Gotta finish my degree)
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Old 2012-04-18, 01:16 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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No degree here useful.. Does SOE need someone with Aviation Management degree, and with an Airframe & Powerplant certificate? Prob not.... Damn
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Old 2012-04-18, 07:14 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Originally Posted by BNuts View Post
No degree here useful.. Does SOE need someone with Aviation Management degree, and with an Airframe & Powerplant certificate? Prob not.... Damn
You never know, they might need someone to work on those FLIGHT FISIKS!!!
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There is something about being down on your luck that encourages you to pick you up by your bootstraps and get things done. It's motivation.

I got into this industry in 1990 (as a coder, actually) and have been around since then because I challenge myself and continue to learn and improve. Any good employer always looks for people who continue to grow and strive to improve themselves.

The key thing in ANY job is to know how to learn on the job.

Be honest, direct, and don't stay in your comfort zone.
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Old 2012-04-19, 07:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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You guys need a proffessional driver? I drive an eighteen wheeler at the moment but I am 40 years old and have been driving one thing or another since 13. I drive Trucks, have driven buses,Vanguards,limos,taxis,Tanks in the military,back hoes,roll off containers,cement mixers,dump trucks,oversize loads,bull dozers,tractors,quads,dirt bikes,dune biggies,enforcers

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Old 2012-04-19, 07:36 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Originally Posted by xSquirtle View Post
Looking at the dev profiles, posted on planetside2.com. Nearly all stated about their journey of how they obtained their position. "I started from the bottom and worked my way up." More or less they where also down on their luck.

So for all you would-be game developer's. Try to nitch your way into customer service and begin your journey there.

-PSA
This shows that SOE is a creat company, but the QA to whatever career isnt exactly usual in the industry.

First of all, you need to get your QA job at a Dev, not a Publisher, otherwise its much more likley that you are stuck at QA, or at least have no way to get into the actual development, as those guys are somewhere else completly.
Then, mind the numbers. You see that a whole bunch of our devs got their jobs by starting in QA, but what you dont know is the number of people who DONT get a designer job, and end up being QA forever, or just fail completly.

But yes, QA is an entry level job, and should be your first step if you cant get into the field you desire right away, means if you dont have a degree.



Did loads of research on the matter, ended up realizing that Germany seems to suck to get your butt into the industry. Gonna figure out how to afford to get myself a Game art Degree. Got a plan, just need to make sure i dont end up broke. :/
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Old 2012-04-20, 06:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Common theme: All of them were sheltered making shitty SOE games and currently have played only mainstream games. Two out of all of the developers actually touched the original Planetside.

Extra Common Theme: BF3.
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