The official ArenaNet/Guild Wars 2 blog has been updated with a new post called "How To Make It As a Game Designer". Penned by Eric Flannum, the post gives aspiring game designers a bit of insight into how to get started and make it in the business. It's a very realistic portrayal of the career and a good read for wannabes.
A career in game design can be extremely rewarding on many different levels. However, it isn’t all fun and games, and it can be a job that demands long hours for less pay than other comparable industries. The truth of the matter is that in order to succeed and be happy as a game designer, you have to really love making games as much or more than you enjoy playing them.
Read more here.