Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby Major Banter on Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:32 pm

Valve are starting to fall apart a bit in my opinion. The leadership is really, well, shite.

Gonna type out an article in a magazine of mine on that subject for y'all soon.
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby dark_veil on Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:43 pm

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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby theCommie on Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:57 pm

So does anyone actually know who this guy is? I like how randomdude x gets to have unimpeded correspondence with the devs.

Can't wait to see the resulting documentary of the flight.
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby ThePain on Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:21 pm

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theCommie wrote:So does anyone actually know who this guy is? I like how randomdude x gets to have unimpeded correspondence with the devs.

Can't wait to see the resulting documentary of the flight.

It's pretty easy to get contacts in the industry.

You simply just start E-mailing them. I've got friends at four different developers, all I did was mention I'm learning how to map and was interested in getting into the same type of work they are. Never met a single person who ignored me or didn't have time to talk about their passion.

I'm not into that kind of stuff, but I know the guys from mythbusters will talk to basically anyone who E-mails them that has a passion for making replicas. (specifically movie props) Common interests are the catalysts of friendships.
It's quite simple really. I want to be a professional level designer. I want this to be my job.
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby Mess on Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:20 am

Ennui wrote:Saw this yesterday. It's kind of painful to read this thread and see how completely a lot of you missed the point. The OP wasn't really worded well and kind of gave the wrong idea, but anyone who actually read the link would be able to figure out it's a tongue-in-cheek sort of thing. Which is why it's good to read the material before you post about it.

I personally think its hilarious, the boycotters irritate the shit out of me and I like having a bit of fun partially at their expense.


Sorry Ennui, I did try and convey the playfulness of the whole affair and have encouraged people to read the whole email correspondence in the thread.
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby Jangalomph on Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:31 am

Well i email valve about stuff all the time with particle editor problems, and i never receive replies. God.. they don't give a rip about the few particle editors there are in this modding world like me. :/ Although they will reply about mapping stuff. And interesting story. Great way to make money.
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby Ennui on Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:00 am

Mess wrote:Sorry Ennui, I did try and convey the playfulness of the whole affair and have encouraged people to read the whole email correspondence in the thread.

Ah yeah mate, I wasn't trying to point any blame at you, and the OP is fine, I was just commenting on how the lightheartedness of the whole affair is not readily apparent when reading the newspost unless you already know it is.
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby no00dylan on Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:11 am

how about you guys fly me to Seattle?

or just give me some money.... times are rough :(
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby source-maps on Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:01 pm

how come everybody finds a joke more interesting then getting payed for l4d campaigns?
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby KILLA-COW on Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:38 pm

Ennui it stops being a joke when you're asking people to send you money for their personal gain.
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby Evil Scotsman on Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:00 pm

He assures readers that if Newell and Johnson do in fact back out from visiting, he'll refund as much as possible and donate anything left to Penny Arcade's Child's Play charity.


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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby ad_hominem on Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:11 pm

source-maps wrote:how come everybody finds a joke more interesting then getting payed for l4d campaigns?
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby Blade Nd64 on Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:30 pm

Rotinaj wrote:Valve are starting to fall apart a bit in my opinion. The leadership is really, well, shite.

Gonna type out an article in a magazine of mine on that subject for y'all soon.


As a company gets more employees, the more faceless they become. Something along the lines of:
With 50 employees, everyone basically knows each other.
Getting to 100, details get fuzzy.
150 and divisions form.
200, and the facelessness has already started.

Don't quote me on that, it's just a general guess.
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby ScarT on Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:24 pm

theCommie wrote:So does anyone actually know who this guy is? I like how randomdude x gets to have unimpeded correspondence with the devs.

Can't wait to see the resulting documentary of the flight.

Yes, I know LaCabra (Joe).

jangalomph wrote:Well i email valve about stuff all the time with particle editor problems, and i never receive replies. God.. they don't give a rip about the few particle editors there are in this modding world like me. :/ Although they will reply about mapping stuff. And interesting story. Great way to make money.

Brotip: There's no point in replying and wasting time on replying to emails which you can find answers to by using the VDC. They put that up for a reason hope this helps.
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Re: Valve Boycott L4D Campaign, Fly Gabe Newell to Brisbane

Postby Major Banter on Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:55 pm

Blade Nd64 wrote:As a company gets more employees, the more faceless they become. Something along the lines of:
With 50 employees, everyone basically knows each other.
Getting to 100, details get fuzzy.
150 and divisions form.
200, and the facelessness has already started.

Don't quote me on that, it's just a general guess.


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