tl;dr I'll listen to your problems, also sortof /3/ thread if you want.
about two hours ago I made a thread about asking out some supermarket clerk in Berlin. She was not threre now, I'll try again later.
On my way to the store I felt more confident with every step and now I'm super exited and pretty sure I will talk to her.
Thanks to everyone in that thread for boosting my confidence, I kinda feel like listeing to some of your problems now.
Just tell me what is bothering you, anon. Also, I can answer some questions about CGI / VFX / Vidya Dev stuff, if you like (Working in the industry)
Did you make a portfolio of indie games in order to get hired, or did you go to vidya-dev school / computer science degree?
I'm orking on my computer science degree, working part time as a 3D generalist.
"3D" or "Gamedesign" schools are shit, you can learn everything yourself. Those schools are made for fucking retards who cant get their asses off the ground.
Most important thing is to just start doing it
Not a lot is bothering me actually, I've sort of got my life together. I've got a job recently, got a place to crash, gonna look for a room to rent or maybe rent my own room soon. Also I have beers, ciggies and some money in the bank. First time in my life I've felt pretty good.
I mean I'm lonely I guess, I never grew out of the awkward teenage phase around girls.
I don't suppose you or anyone has any pointers for someone who is overweight, not handsome and comes off as a bit of a dick ...
>First time in my life I've felt pretty good.
Well then you already have more than me. Try not only to keep it, but to improve one small step at a time.
> for someone who is overweight
obv. lose weight, it will make you more confident. I'm pretty skinny, but when it comes to something like this, I try to tell a lot of ppl that I'm going to do it. Then I feel like I have to deliver and can't pussy out.
>not handsome and comes off as a bit of a dick ...
I think the first impression ppl get of me is similar. Depressed, maybe a little pissed off. I try to just generally smile, hold eyecontact (wich took me some time to get used to) and generally be nice. Make them feel like you care about them and they will be more likley to return the favor
OP how do you get hired in the industry?
I'm studying computer science and working part time as a charity fundraiser to pay rent/bills/not starve. I'd love to work in the field because I love programming. Any jobs for first years?