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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

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  • Re: Party for a Gamer in Boston

    If you're willing to go on the road, you can hit Funspot in NH, then get drunk in a lake house. We did that for my buddy, worked great.
    BouwsTcookiekrush
  • Re: In Which I Realize I Am Getting Old, And You Do Too.

    I'm gonna spoiler this because I'm gonna be a bummer and y'all got your own problems and shit without adding my bummerness on top of it.
    Spoiler:

    I guess I showed everyone who said I'd be dead or in prison by the time I was 25, but I still got me a year left on that one so I guess we'll see.

    Here's the thing. You're 24. By normal metrics, you have 41 years of working left. 41. At most, you've only worked 6 so far (if you went straight from high school to working). If you went to college, it's more like 2. So at most you've squandered maybe 5-10%, that's it; I wouldn't even call it squandered, as you've learned important lessons about how much minimum wage sucks.
    So you've got step 1 down (IE, I should do something), and you've done it before 30, and before 25 even. Basically everyone paying attention has a mini-crisis at 24, and again at 27-28.
    So the question is: Are you going to stand pat or are you going to get motivated? It sounds trite, but the reality is that most people don't see any real success until they're in their 30's. Are some of your friends/acquiantances careers taking off? Sure, you should be happy for them. What you should not be doing is comparing yourself to them and saying "wow, I've failed". You've hit a speedbump, but you're 24 in a horrendous economic climate (at least the past few years). Many of the people you mentioned will burn out or hit speedbumps later, so don't worry about "keeping up", as it's not about them, it's about you. If you want to be successful, start defining that success and breaking it apart into little steps.
    Can you get a 100k job? Sounds like a lot, but if you break it down into getting the education you need, making contacts, working in a few different jobs and developing your specializations, it starts to look more attainable. An advanced degree sounds hard, but taking 1 class isn't. Focus on your goal and what you can do TODAY and tomorrow to make it happen. There are a lot of resources out there to help you, and what you'll find is that being successful isn't about having your first attempt be perfect, it's about always getting up and being better than the day before. Comparing yourself to others is useless unless you're doing it for comparative gap analysis, IE what you should do next to shore up the resume.
    Lastly, you're 24. If you have all these gifts (and athletic you can get back easier than any other), just put the work in and it will be ok. All the people as successful and more successful than me are defined more by the amount of time they spent developing themselves and challenging themselves than any innate talent.
    LiiyaDarth WaiterPsykomaNijaJimothyTheodore FlooseveltMadEddyLockoutSlacker71
  • Re: Sid Meier's: Civilization Beyond Earth

    I would prefer an army system if we're going to stick with 1UPT (which we should); I greatly dislike micromanaging unit carpet movement and spacing. It's tedious. Give me a nice little tactical subsystem and let me build custom armies out of the stock units, I say.

    It would be neat if you built a unit then got slots as the eras progressed. IE - be able to add SAM's or siege strength to an infantry.
    Bullhead
  • Re: Babies in a half shell [Kids]

    I was a devious bastard as a kid, so I'll be equally sure they're hiding their development from me (I hid the fact I could read and a few other things from my parents and teachers for a solid year).
    CreaganSlacker71
  • Re: Please synergize this report and turn it into the [job] thread tomorrow

    I had to explain to some coworkers today why the repeated use of shortening the word decision isn't going to work.

    It is being used in this context:
    "So, we need to decide who has the D here?"
    "No, it's completely clear, he has the D."
    "But, what is I want the D instead?"

    After explaining why that won't work, especially with anyone younger in the corporation, I proceeded to have to re-explain it to my boss, and my bosses boss.

    I'll take Extremely Awkward conversations for $1000 Alex.

    At my company we had an unironically named department called Customer Loss Information Team. People were deer-in-the-headlights when a bunch of people started laughing after the announcement.
    NaphtaliAl_watCambiataYukiraBobbleAngelinaNocrenTheRoadViruschrishallett83IloveslimesSlacker71