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# 11
01-30-2010, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by nwolonewulf View Post
Sir you are correct......but...what happens if this isn't your first job, or even your second, what if it is your third job in 7 years, will you let things slide then?
It could take 20 years to get it right. MMO's aren't like building legos.
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# 12
01-30-2010, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by agreen123 View Post
You will have likely had a job where you had to do work, and that work won't always go smoothly. You'll have people who depended on you for something and for one reason or another you couldn't meet the expectations on the first go-around.

You may even get lucky enough to have your own business, and then you'll realize that money can be a factor in what you can accomplish with that business.

After experiencing these things first-hand, you'll be a little more forgiving and patient when you see someone else having trouble... yes, even when they were supposed to be doing something for YOU... even if you paid them already.

You'll let a lot more slide

(at least, we can all hope so)
Sure, but the clock is ticking and my prime playing time is ****ing away at a rapid rate along with my patience. Yep, I've had bad days at work too, and had projects that just turned out to be excrutiating nightmares. I got my ass handed to me, and deservedly so. So Cryptic TURN F'ING TOO and get the servers back up!

I'm not going to make excuses for these inevitable problems at a games launch, but I am going repeat what myself and others have said. This isn't Cryptic's first time out of the chute, and it's their second time using this engine for an MMO. I know that so I expect more and apparently so do a lot of other folks.
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# 13
01-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Envy much? (you know who) oh well im off to better pasture. Seems QQ and envy is common here.

Btw I'm not been hard on cryptic, but hey they had WEEKS preparing for this day, its 2010 people not 2004 with "brand new MMOs for the first time. Infact whats this? their 4th? 5th? MMO?
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# 14
01-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Agreed. Although...

I've had several jobs over the years where making a mistake and letting things slide could not be condoned, and I still have jobs where that is the case. That is, I train people on how to use software and when not doing that, I teach people how to write creatively. So if I tell one of my delegates the wrong thing, or advise them on a poor way to do something, that is simply not acceptable, and what is more, since I'm self employed, if I **** up, they'll never come back to me again; moreover, garnering a reputation for inaccuracy or letting things slide would be incredibly damaging. It's simply not an option for me.

Having said that, I'm aware that MMOs have problems at launch, which is inevitable when you release software that has to work on near-infinite combinations of PC components, so despite my job being demanding as far as standards go, I don't expect an MMO to match those standards, since it would be foolishly over-demanding to do so.

Al
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# 15
01-30-2010, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by john_luck_pee-kard
This isnt my job its my hobby, i EXPECT to be entertained the way i paid to be!

Some moron the other day in a post compared my job to be as important as a garbage pickup worker... lmao

I wonder if he thinks his family is garbage when I'm the one treating them at the hospital.

Oh and in my line of work, mistakes can cost someone's life WHICH I CAN'T MAKE hence I AM NOT FORGIVING!
yeah someone in your line of work made a mistake which he and other so called experts missed and I discovered 5 months later so instead of being off work for 3 months and 2 operations I've been off for 10 had 7 ops 2 more to go amd another 5 to 7 months off so I am not forgiving of people in your line of work but this is a game, no-ones going to die or be crippled by a few bugs or some downtime.
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# 16
01-30-2010, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Chock
Agreed. Although...

I've had several jobs over the years where making a mistake and letting things slide could not be condoned, and I still have jobs where that is the case. That is, I train people on how to use software and when not doing that, I teach people how to write creatively. So if I tell one of my delegates the wrong thing, or advise them on a poor way to do something, that is simply not acceptable, and what is more, since I'm self employed, if I **** up, they'll never come back to me again; moreover, garnering a reputation for inaccuracy or letting things slide would be incredibly damaging. It's simply not an option for me.

Having said that, I'm aware that MMOs have problems at launch, which is inevitable when you release software that has to work on near-infinite combinations of PC components, so despite my job being demanding as far as standards go, I don't expect an MMO to match those standards, since it would be foolishly over-demanding to do so.

Al
We're human, we make mistakes you can't be absolutely right all of the time. The trick is to learn from those mistakes so you don't make them again.
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