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Part II [RWAR and Design]

Posted January 13th, 2009 at 6:01 PM by Nina
Updated January 13th, 2009 at 6:08 PM by Nina

I think I may be only a few points over passing in my Chemistry test.
;_; I get the concept, don't make me do the math...
Awww crap.

I'm supposed to be studying, but I'm upset now.
Wanted to just marvel at the 2D beauty that is Odin Sphere, but out of the bazzlion games that we've acquired over the years, it's the ONLY one that is currently missing. If my Pearl doesn't count.

I want to make a game. Everything I want in there is possible to do individually, but making it into one MMO is unfeasible. As of right the only thing that's stopping me from become a game designer is because it's not a stable job for the future.

Reading CME's stuff about college really makes me need to...do something! But I just don't know what.

A few years ago a trusted teacher told me that I should be a graphic design because my ability to learn in his flash class. He said he'd help me figure out specifics and get me there.

Then he left for a job in New York. Left me with a half-assed knowledge in Flash and a name to my future.

I'm not sure what area to be in, but it's art none-the-less. At that school we had next to no art classes and only used new funds for pretty computers.
Now that I'm at a new school I've already learned new techniques and I think I have a teacher that could help me with this.

I'm just not sure what I should focus on. I see the graphic signatures and I'm thinking "Shouldn't I already know how to do that?". I don't know how to paint or use watercolors correctly. "Shouldn't I already know how to do that?" My color pencil skills are mediocre. The only thing is that I think I'm okay at digital art, but I havn't touched it in awhile and keep going back to nothing but anime headshots.
I feel like I'm running out of time. A year and a half is a long but short time.
I somehow feel I'm just not going to get to the point I'm good enough for college and they won't see those wonderful ideas in my mind.

:x Or should I just say screw it and become a game designer...
Is there a difference between "designing a game" and being able to do all the dirty work degree wise?

OH! ;_; Sorry I keep leaving my MSN on. I forget to log off alot.
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    Brien's Avatar
    I am in your same situation, only as a freshy I have more time to respond.

    Life is all about doing what you love, true.

    You need money to live a life of which you love, right?

    There has to be an in between.

    You like game design and art, have you ever took an advertising class?

    You could work for the companies that make these games, designing the ads that would draw in the people who like story line, and those that want to see the graphics.

    Just my view on things, so enjoy my 2 cents.
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 6:33 PM by Brien Brien is offline
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    :3 A very good 2 cents.
    I am actually taking an ad design class right now. It's pretty interesting.

    =3= I guess it would be fun making ads for games, but I'd really wanna design the game itself.

    "Life is all about doing what you love, true.
    You need money to live a life of which you love, right?"

    @[email protected] That's an awesome and truthful saying. You may have to use your life doing something you don't like to get money to live a life you do love. Heh.
    My friend said to go with the stable job route, and that I could always go back to college and become a game designer. (Not counting making a family in the plan. o.o)
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 7:31 PM by Nina Nina is offline
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    I'm currently in a graphics design major at my high school and I've always had a dream of becoming of a game designer as well. But I've learned through that class and my teacher that it's an "either you got it or do you don't" kind of business. It's super competitive so unless you know you're the best, I don't think it's worth the college years. I agree with your friend that you should get your feet planted firmly first before taking off on your career as a game/graphic designer. I know that's what I'm going to do.

    hold off on the kids, they're not worth it xD
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 8:55 PM by Gummy Gummy is offline
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    ;_; My legacy!

    I didn't know that Graphic Design was a competitive one, that's something to look into. The plan was Graphic Design then Game Design.
    =3= Uyuu, I wish I'd gone to this school long ago! I'm so far behind on my future art studies and skills.~
    Posted January 14th, 2009 at 5:18 AM by Nina Nina is offline

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