I interviewed with Valve today

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by YM, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Freyja

    aa Freyja It hurt itself in it's confusion!

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    Aww, that sucks YM. I think we were all rooting for you, me especially. I would have been very interested to find out how valve worked with people overseas.
     
  2. The Wiggin

    The Wiggin L2: Junior Member

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    Bad luck man, congrats on even getting looked at though, thats more than most of us can dream of. Stick at it
     
  3. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Yeah, congratulations at being looked at.
     
  4. TheKieranator

    TheKieranator L6: Sharp Member

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    In the butt.

    On a serious note, I'm honestly surprised they rejected you. You're the most qualified guy I vaguely know for the job. They do know you made Hoodoo and Mann Manor, right?
     
  5. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    Damnnnn, I felt crushed when you said you didn't get a face to face interview. Well, back to strata with you! I'm starting to like that map a lot.
     
  6. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    If you get hired, can you maybe find out what happened to my PackBSP swag I sent them? I fear it was detonated by a bomb squad or something.

    Can point out nearby lunch zones in return ;)
     
  7. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    gabe's beard grows off of the failures of job interviews
     
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  8. eerieone

    aa eerieone

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    good luck to you sir
    and since you donĀ“t need luck
    good to you sir!
     
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  9. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    They'd phone interview you, described in this thread, took 50 minutes with two of their designers.
    Then within a few days they'll get back to you and if they want to interview you further they'd arrange to fly you out and put you up in a hotel whilst they do that. I've heard that interview can take all day and they'll tell you at the end of the day if they want to hire you or not, and if you're really not suitable they'll cut it short so they're not wasting anyone's time.

    I'm not surprised, My portfolio isn't broad, it's a bunch of TF2 maps and just that. I can't prove I'd add value to the whole company by demonstrating I'm good at only one game.

    They said I need to work on some single player and to do something outside the norm.
     
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  10. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Sounds like you need to join a for-real modding team. Maybe hit up the Black Mesa guys sometime, see if you can't help that thing get released within the next decade or so.
     
  11. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Or start your own. I don't doubt that your source, modelling, and coding skills, not to mention your mapping pedigree, could allow you to prove to any group of interested developers that you arent simply the "ideas guy"
     
  12. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Did you just say "for-real modding team" and "Black Mesa" in the same sentence?

    Oh, no, you didn't. I'm definitely going to assume your two sentences are completely unrelated. It's for your own benefit.
     
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  13. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    Go make yourself something in Amnesia. They could desperately use more competent developers there.
     
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  14. Trotim

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    That's what I was thinking. Single player and non-mainstream, with a focus on atmosphere and player direction...
     
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  15. Kiddnils

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    And I believed I could work someday there, how stupid I was. I will never reach your skill-leavel in any form. Good luck for the future anyways.
     
  16. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    ... I keep meaning to buy Amnesia. Yet am too much of a panzy to do so.
     
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  17. honeymustard

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    You'd be surprised.
     
  18. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    The only thing stopping you is that attitude. Neither Valve, YM, or anyone else on the internet you might regard as a god/deity/etc is at some level that is totally unattainable. All it takes to improve your skills in anything is the desire to improve, and the time it takes to practice.
     
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  19. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    Can't settle for less cuz I'm the best!
     
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  20. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Amnesia is the only game i might have baught if it wasn't for the fact i'd seen gameplay footage and subsequently how many bugs that are in it. I just don't see the gameplay being that entertaining, the best thing the game had to offer was Spike & Barley's hysterical youtube walkthrough.

    I'll probably just go grab the skyrim authoring tools after the payload constest. That game needs way more interesting dungeons that cater to more specs than melee.
     
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