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Five Unappreciated Developer Positions

Posted Nov 19, 2009 by Jon Wood

Five Unappreciated Developer Positions contributor Shannon P. Drake writes this informative and sometimes humorous look at five different developer jobs that, while important to the MMO development process, often get left without the glory.

Follow MMORPGs too long and you begin to forget it's not just a world of rock star designers making amusing youtube videos during breaks from single-handedly shaping the destiny of their perfect, ultimate online world. The face of the modern MMO tends to be a single person, or a handful of people, who are well-spoken or amusing enough to go out and promote their title, while not giving away too much in the way of specifics, hopefully, though sometimes they are prone to overpromising based on the vague idea in their heads, much to the chagrin of PR handlers and fanboys everywhere. They become the loved and/or loathed figureheads of a title or studio, the guys blamed and/or praised when everything goes right/wrong.

Read Five Unappreciated Developer Positions.