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#1 GeneralJist   Members   -  Reputation: 129


Posted Yesterday, 04:27 PM

So, I'm recruiting for my project right, I'm sure many of you have been on one side or the other, and a candidate I get in contact with says he will not pay for the game we're modding.


I explain to him that since in my projects case, we're modding, owning a copy of the game being modded is a requirement, especially for a programer.


Then he tells me he's not rich and such, I have him check how much it is in his country, and it's the same as in the US. $15.


I can see rationales for each side, but he just says he can't pay, since he's not getting paid.


I'm sure what I think I need to do but  'm curious, given the above situation, what would you guys do?


And or, have any of you encountered a similar situation, from either side?


This issue just gave me a lot to think about, and I go explain the difference between a mod and a stand alone to him, so ya.

Edited by GeneralJist, Yesterday, 04:32 PM.

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#2 slicer4ever   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3173


Posted Yesterday, 04:43 PM

i'd cut him loose.  what do you expect him to contribute if he's not willing to even purchase the game.

Edited by slicer4ever, Yesterday, 06:35 PM.

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#3 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8625


Posted Yesterday, 04:57 PM

Either buy him a copy of the game or thank him for considering your project (a polite way of cutting him loose).
By the way, I see this as a production-related question, so I moved this to Production.
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#4 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 17195


Posted Yesterday, 05:43 PM

Unless this person has a good track record and seems particularly valuable (i.e. more so than others who have been willing to purchase their own copy) I would just politely send him on his way, possibly noting that he's welcome back if he changes his mind.

#5 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 27462


Posted Yesterday, 05:45 PM

Why would you want to mod a game that you don't already play? tongue.png


I'd be suss of any project who wanted staff to pay them to enter... (but they're not paying you, they're buying the necessary software -- does he want you to buy him his programming tools as well?)

I'd also be suss of any prospective modder who doesn't own the game that they want to mod.

Edited by Hodgman, Yesterday, 05:52 PM.

#6 SymLinked   Members   -  Reputation: 812


Posted Yesterday, 09:00 PM

Well, he's not getting paid to work for you, either.


I wouldn't want someone on my team if he couldn't commit to it, anyway.