- Jun 18, 2005
Now I feel bad for buying Diablo II Resurrected. :-(
I really liked that game back in the day, and the remaster looks awesome.
Pity the company treats its employees like shet. Is this pure capitalism?
Nope. It's something else. This type of culture hurts the company's bottom line. No developer is worth this type of appeasement. I suspect it has a lot to do with culture at the top trickling down and not being addressed. There is no way top management didn't know what was going on.
I got a referral to interview for a position there on the infrastructure side, but circumstances here in SA make it impossible for me leave so I turned it down. Looking back now it may have been a blessing.
One thing that has always amazed me is that the developers in these companies could typically double or triple their income just by changing industries, but don’t, because they want to be on the credit list for Start Craft, World of Warcraft, Diablo, etc.
I mean, perhaps they could conceivably be proud of the enemy AI system, path finding, predictive networking or 3D rendering, etc., but the majority are responsible for exporting models to files, game installation, credit card processing, managing subscriptions and identity, leaderboards, opponent pairing, packaging, secure logins, multi-language support, sound/control/display menu options, cut scene replay, or just general debugging. Nothing wrong with any of this of course, but just not the sort of thing I would expect people to sacrifice a better livelihood for.
Feels almost cult like. I certainly wouldn't stick around with that type of behaviour. I probably would have whistle blew as well.