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As soon as upon a time, I used to have dream tasks and franchises I needed to work on. I desperately needed to work on the following recreation within the franchises I performed and cherished rising up. I had all these concepts and fervour for them. Ultimately I really bought my likelihood. I went to work on a few of them. I bought employed by probably the most well-known studios on the earth. I used to be happy as punch to clock in, work on an enormously well-known IP and mission, get pleasure from all of the perks of the studio, and go dwelling. It felt tremendous duper superior to be engaged on the factor gamers had been excitedly speaking about on the web.

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Then I used to be let go in an enormous layoff. All of that self worth I had tied to my job and the mission I used to be engaged on evaporated right away. I needed to discover one other job. So I did. It wasn’t as glamorous because the one I had been let go from, nevertheless it paid the payments. Then one other alternative got here alongside and I modified jobs once more…. after which once more, after which once more. I labored at studios that had been massive and well-known and I labored at studios that had been a lot smaller. I labored with some actual superb those who I stay mates with years later, and I labored with some actual jerks.

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Over time, I got here to the conclusion that the mission I used to be on and the studio I used to be at didn’t really matter all that a lot. What mattered way more to me had been the folks I labored with. I care way more about having a legit reliable crew that I can belief to problem my concepts and work with me. I care way more about having a boss that I can belief to have my again and respects me. These are value way more to me than any dream franchise or studio with superb perks.

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At this time, I discover myself once more engaged on an enormously well-known IP at a studio with some fairly nice perks however, ultimately, a job remains to be solely a job. I’m a bit older, a bit wiser, and not placing as a lot of my self-worth into the secret I’m engaged on or the studio I’m working for. Make no mistake, they’re fairly good and I do admire them… however my priorities have modified. I just like the crew I’m working with and I like my boss, however I additionally know that we’re in all probability heading into a worldwide recession and there are tech layoffs occurring everywhere. I’m not chasing the dream mission or the dream studio anymore… now what I worth is extra life like – some stability with a crew that respects me and I can respect in return.

However for those who should have a solution from me for what my dream studio is… I believe I’d prefer to go work for Atlus on the Persona franchise.

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