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LegendaryOtter

Member Since 08 Jul 2010
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#5219267 I'm good at programming, is it enough?

Posted by LegendaryOtter on 26 March 2015 - 03:51 AM

With your attitude, your technical skills are probably the least of your worries, frankly.

Working well with others is a far harder skill to develop than something like programming. And the lack of this is a far greater no no for employers.

 

Yes, if I disagree with a dude on the internet, that tells a lot about my attitude.




#5219113 I'm good at programming, is it enough?

Posted by LegendaryOtter on 25 March 2015 - 11:53 AM

 

Any advice/comment is appreciated.

 

My advice is that you read the forum FAQs, as was pointed out in the thread that was closed.

Many of the links in sections #3 (education and preparation), #4 (getting good answers and dumb questions not to ask), and #5 (applying for a job) apply directly to the questions you asked.

Section 3 talks about what you can do without a degree, why getting a degree is important (tl;dr: you are not the only job applicant), and what you can do if your life circumstances prevent you from getting a degree.

Section 4 about getting good answers and dumb questions not to ask covers most of your old post and part of your current post. In this post "I don't think I have what counts", in the last topic "I have anxiety and depression from exams", "I am tired of being in this state of mine", and the wonderful line "A decade ago when I was ten I had a bad experience." If those are true then you need psychiatric help as you would be unlikely to hold ANY steady job. The FAQ covers frequent things like "Am I good enough?" "Am I too old/young/stupid?" "Is it possible?" and so on.

And section 5 covers actually moving along to getting a job, applying for jobs, talking to people, and so on.

 

 

These are frequently asked. You are asking them yet again. The answers have not changed since the last time they were asked.

 

 

I never said 'A decade ago when I was ten I had a bad experience.' whatever that implies. I never asked whether I should go for a degree or not and I'm not asking whether I need psychiatric help or not.

 

And an answer 'It's never enough' to a question 'Is it enough?' is just plain stupid.

 

From all this, I was expecting something along the lines: 'No this is not enough, you should do this and this and that and with what you got you may have some chance in getting a job.', which is what Ashaman73 said.




#5218996 I'm good at programming, is it enough?

Posted by LegendaryOtter on 25 March 2015 - 02:21 AM

Helo there,

I'm interested in how much further knowledge would I need to have an entry level position at a game development company or even if what I have counts.

I have been doing self-thought C++ OOP programming for about 3 – 4 years now during my spare time. I have also been using Ogre3D Graphics Engine quite extensively and I have some experience with DirectX, which I was using for at least a year.

I have made a 2D game with DirectX and C++ and a 3D game with Ogre3D and C++. I've used Blender to make models and manage the scene.

There are some screenshots for the thrill of it:
http://s27.postimg.org/ao0f2n9lv/pong_screenshot.png

http://s1.postimg.org/i544pcnxb/snake_screenshot.png

 

Any advice/comment is appreciated. Thank you.

 

P.S. Apparently I cannot use jokes, exaggeration, sarcasm, depression and doom and gloom like sentences. This is a repost from my last thread, hopefully now it's compliant with the rules.




#5218889 I'm good at programming my coffee machine, is it enough?

Posted by LegendaryOtter on 24 March 2015 - 02:23 PM

Helo there,

I'm interested in how much further knowledge would I need to have an entry level position at a game development company or even if what I have counts.

I have been doing self-thought C++ OOP programming for about 3 – 4 years now during my spare time. I have also been using Ogre3D Graphics Engine quite extensively and I have some experience with DirectX, which I was using for at least a year.

I have made a 2D game with DirectX and C++ and a 3D game with Ogre3D and C++. I've used Blender to make models and manage the scene.

There are some screenshots for the thrill of it:
http://s27.postimg.org/ao0f2n9lv/pong_screenshot.png

http://s1.postimg.org/i544pcnxb/snake_screenshot.png

I know that this is just scraps and nowhere near to the level required in the industry, but I'd like to know your opinion.

I'm retaking my exams this year as I'm currently on a gap year. I had some quite severe cases of anxiety and depression last year due to the exams and I will try to take the exams this year somehow. My grades will end up bad and I will have to defer my application for another year. I'm really tired of being in this state of mind.

I remember when I was 10, I spent months trying to firgure things out and implement stuff, now I'm 19 and I spend my days trying to cram irrelevant stuff just to get a letter on a piece of paper; progress...

I'll probably end up flipping burgers anyway, so any advice/comment is appreciated. Thank you.




#5044999 Can't figure out an unique and exciting idea for a computing project

Posted by LegendaryOtter on 20 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

Hi, for the past weeks I was thinking of an idea for a project associated with programming to do over the summer. This project can involve anything, from a sophisticated algorithm to a small video game, as long as I can write 5000 words about it and keep myself motivated. I enjoy mostly everything to do with video games, i.e. visual stuff and I assume you guys do to smile.png, that's why I'm asking this here.

 

So far I've came up with ideas, such as programming Fractals, or making a simulation of Game of Life, but these aren't very unique or exciting ideas and I assume it would be hard to write 5000 words about them.

 

I have 2+ years of experiance with C++/DirectX/Ogre3d Graphics Engine, but I plan to use Java for this, because I was told that doing something that I don't know is better and It's generaly easier to use Java for a project like this.

 

If anyone can drop an idea they think is great, bad, fun or involves some interesting maths/computing concept, any video game idea or even an inspiring website happy.png,  please do. I would be really grateful, as this is really important to me. If I will come up with something new, I will post it here.

 

Thank you very much smile.png.




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