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Does everybody have a job on these forums?

posted by Lil Kis on - last edited - Viewed by 1K users

I'm probably the only one who doesn't. WHat about everyone else?

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  • @WarpSpeed said: with no fiery explosions

    Darn it, I hadn't heard about the explosion at the oil company in Mexico City when I posted this. I didn't mean to be disrespectful to those who died in the blast. My apologies.

  • @WarpSpeed said: The official announcement was on November 26, so she's made it through two months with no fiery explosions at TTG HQ!

    Woopee. Just another example of an extrovert being picked by society to be successful and have everything. I wanna see the receipts.

    Meanwhile I can't get a job at Wal-Mart.

  • I apologize for what I said earlier. I hate making trivial someone's personal accomplishments. The state of affairs and the way things are just get my blood boiling, and I have a severe personal prejudice. What I said was somewhat delusional. It's true that someone having the advantage of being an extrovert can greatly aid them in life, but it's not a conspiracy like I made it sound. And I'm glad puzzlebox is the community manager here. She's better than Alan Johnson was.

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    Extrovert? Puzzlebox? Err... alright, you DID meet her in person, but it doesn't seem like that to me (you don't want the introverts doing your PR work though). Also, is there any need for belittling Alan? You haven't seen the full extent of his PR work, and you weren't there for TWD when he got massive flak for things he plainly wasn't responsible for. I respect Alan mightily. Whenever you voiced your disappointment in Telltale, he was there to tell you that he's sorry.

    Yet I, also, am glad that puzzlebox made it into Telltale's offices.

  • It's not personal. The way he did things here rubbed me the wrong way, even though I can no longer remember why. And that's all. Doesn't make him a bad guy, an idiot, or anything else. I just have remaining ill feelings with no real reason, and sometimes I do that. When I start giving it to someone, I tend to get into a pattern and don't really consider it any further beyond that.

    I'm not in much of a position to judge people personally....when I do it it's in a fit of emotion, and I regret it later. Alan has more success and experience in life than I ever will, and he's probably earned it all. And in the bigger picture, his time here and around this forum is meaningless. I can voice my displeasure at his efforts my entire life and it won't make a difference, and it really shouldn't. He did his time, and he's on to bigger better things just like all the community managers we've had. But if you don't expect me to put my foot in my mouth at least once a week, you haven't learned me very well.

    If I could've gotten a job at Wal-Mart, I probably wouldn't be able to work on video games right now. I wrestle every day with which outcome I would have preferred. It doesn't exactly inspire confidence in myself, though.

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    He confronted you. That might have been the thing that rubbed you the wrong way, but it also is the thing that I remember you expressing a definite wish for.

    Telltale's community managers - as of yet - have started out with the forum, but have subsequently been packed with a ton of PR work, causing them to be less among the forumites. That can leave an ill impression, I'll give you that. Mike succeeded Alan, and I have never seen someone work so hard (that TWD episode 1 day, he was up until way after 3AM and at work in the forums), still he was hardly noticed because almost all his work was behind the scenes.

    But on the topic of the thread - I know the feeling. These last years, my friends from university all got good, acceptably to well paid jobs or even built successful businesses for themselves. I am not half that lucky, and the feeling of self doubt is bitchy.

  • @Secret Fawful said: It's not personal. The way he did things here rubbed me the wrong way, even though I can no longer remember why. And that's all. Doesn't make him a bad guy, an idiot, or anything else. I just have remaining ill feelings with no real reason, and sometimes I do that. When I start giving it to someone, I tend to get into a pattern and don't really consider it any further beyond that.

    I know what you mean. He also rubbed me the wrong way in a discussion over a poll a couple of years ago. I thought his attitude was very arrogant. In hindsight it doesn't look as bad though and I imagine being the community manager at TTG can be very stressful.

    I can't really remember Alan providing much in the way of answers to questions about release schedules and such on the forums, but several of the blog posts he wrote was pretty interesting. And if I can forgive Paul Trowe I can certainly forgive Alan. I wish him all good.

    On topic I do have a job, though not a very exciting one. I'm a programmer and develop and maintain back-end systems at a relatively large company. It's not where I hope to be ten years from now, but it's ok.

  • Confronting me is not something that rubs me the wrong way. Also, I don't remember when he did that.

  • I used to work as a freelance 3D- and graphics-artist for almost 6 years but have been employed for roughly over a year now, doing the very same stuff. The only difference is my business card says "Art Director" now... whatever that means.

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    You're in Germany. Titles matter.

    ...I keep telling myself.

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