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I love the fact that programmers are gods in their own rights, I mean we sit on the immortal throne of wonderful power and glory - hahah just kidding... actually life can suck so bad you don't want to live anymore.
So here's my rant..... If I write a system, which is designed to allow the input of other systems, I would expect that my system would faciliate the speed of systems comming into my system, such that I am able to deal wtih the input of outside systems in a flexible and dynamic way.
In otherwords, if I build a world that allows various areas to interact with core services, like database, chat, etc, I would want my environment to work well with varied approaches to player input. By providing a standard platform, I ensure that user's can interact with it and be able to see varied content as a "response stream" to the client.
The thing that annoys me the most currently is that I have seen various major MMO titles, use things like Excel for data entry. I mean this is great, especially if you have an ETL system that can you integrate with, I mean Excel does have it's advantages, but seriously.....
Let's take a system i've currently developed for a Major University, it allows the program degree publishers to have a high amount of customization, to the actual Application Process, I provide the flexibiity needed in both data entry forms customizations, but also in extending the system in ways that enhance the productivity of "specific goals and needs."
Theres a lot of hard coded crap out there, and it bothers me to think that we are hearing all this, "You need a college degree to get a gaming job." When I, not even having the honor of a full education due to some dramatic life events.... I will not go into that... I am able to produce better products in my market, then many other companies. Why is that? Well I am not perfect, but I think its because I actually give a damn.
The most hurtful thing though I've had happen, was think I was going to get with Sigil, and get my phone calls ignored, and then find out their company went under....
Well guys, I'm 24, after my college time is up, maybe i'll find a company that will recruit me.... until then, well - the game tool suffering continues. (Oh and CRM, my god, please tell me these companies care about their customers )
OH and I do have a very good job, I earn almost 80k base, with potential for profit sharing.... So I am not exactly uncompetitive.