I have noticed that a lot of people on this site do mapping only as a hobby. I am curious why more of the mappers here don't want to go into the game industry (or so it seems). It's just, I don't consider myself to be that great of a mapper (level designer, whatever you want to call it), and I just got into Digipen. I realize good level design isn't the only thing a person needs to work in the industry, but it seems like a lot of you guys would work well in the industry. It is just a shame to me that the talented people here don't want to turn this into a career, and not-so-talented (for now) people like me are making it (hopefully) into the industry. I see a lot of great maps on this site, and I just get this weird feeling when I see potential, but the mapper is only doing it as a hobby. So, my question is, why don't you talented mappers want to go into the game business? If you do want to, what steps are you taking to get there? I realize I will get a lot of "it's just a hobby for me" responses, but that's what I'm getting at. If you enjoy it, why not go into a career where you can do it more and get paid for it? I hope you guys can prove me wrong, and surprise me by saying that you do want to go into a related career.