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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning News - October Newsletter

Posted by Dana Massey on Oct 27, 2006  | 1 comments in our forums

EA Mythic has put out the latest newsletter. It includes a weath of interesting features for those who received it. Among the interesting aspects is a developer profile of former MMORPG.com writer Richard Duffek.

What is your background? College? Degree? Has it helped with the job?

School... I've made an attempt at that ordeal twice so far. The first time I was going for the Programming Path of a Computer Science degree. Had I finished that, I might have a far more interesting job to talk about here at Mythic. But it just wasn't for me at that time in my life and I ended up dropping out and getting a "real" job.

A couple years later I went back to school, this time for a Computer Networking and Troubleshooting Technology degree. Basically it was the A+, Cisco, Network+ and Microsoft certifications. About three quarters of the way through the program I realized that as much as I loved building and working on my own computers, I could never do it for a living. So once again, I dropped out; this time to stay home and be Mr. Mom while my wife went to work and I figured out exactly what it was I wanted to do with my life.

Mythic is my first job IN the industry, but while I was sitting at home every day playing Mr. Mom I managed to land a gig at MMORPG.com as the Lead Writer/Reviewer. I wouldn't say that either degree path I was following helped me land that job or my current gig, but a lot of the classes I took along the way have definitely benefited me over the years.

The whole letter is available online here.

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