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New Columnist Brings Player Perspectives

Posted Sep 25, 2009 by Dana Massey

New Columnist Brings Player Perspectives

Jaime Skelton debuts a new Friday column here on MMORPG.com. Each week, she'll look at the industry from the eyes of a veteran player. In her debut, she looks at how players try to make themselves heard and what they can do to stand out from the pack.

Jaime Skelton

There's a World of Warcraft blogger - who I won't name here, although many of you know his name - who drove over 400 miles this week to Blizzard's headquarters in Irvine. Armed with 40 page full-color booklets on his raid design, each of which has cost him $27 to print (which, at a count of 32, is over $800 in printing costs alone), he set up a table outside Blizzard headquarters, begging for people to take his booklet. His goal was to get inside Blizzard's headquarters, and present his ideas for "the perfect raid dungeon" that he had designed, and hopefully nail down a job where he could begin designing the game itself in the process.

This blogger isn't an ex-employee of a game company, or a student of game design. His first MMO was Final Fantasy XI, and his professional experience is completely outside the gaming industry. He's a regular MMO gamer just like you and I. Although, maybe a bit crazier; most of us wouldn't spend over $1,000 to camp outside an MMO's company headquarters in hopes for a job interview.

Read it all here.

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