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Good morning/afternoon/evening, all. I'd like to pose a question in the hopes that some of you may have an idea or two for me.
The short-ish version: if we're supposed to work in our passion then I'd like to find a job in gaming, but I don't seem to have the prerequisites or education for most of the jobs. So where do I start?
I love gaming, especially MMOs.. to review, to help and guide others. To do my best to master them, understanding them from an immersive standpoint, from their lore to min/maxing mechanics. To give what I can to make them better, enjoy what they have to offer, and enable others to do the same.
I suppose my dream would be to write about gaming... doing so broadly (general commentary) and focused on particular games (I already write private guides for my guild and sometimes reviews), finding a way to have that pay the bills so that my work could be research, creating written and video guides, and being plugged into the gaming community. That may sound like "JUST PAYZ ME TO PLY GAMZE!", and perhaps at some level it is, but fundamentally I enjoy helping others more than anything, and am particularly passionate about gaming. When the two come together I am excited and capable. It may just be a dream, though, to be an essentially self-employed gamer...
I'm a pretty competent feller... recently graduated with my masters (with honors, of course) in theology and ethics. While there are certainly connections, it doesn't translate well into gaming careers (at least on paper to most). My work history falls into tech, but the light kind - consumer triage, support and repair - so I've no capacity for programming.
So I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion of places I might start? Sorry for the length, and thank you very much for your attention and thoughts. Any input is sincerely appreciated.