So you want to post a topic in this board? Well you’re at the right location now, as this topic contains a few guidelines and rules to follow.
Lets begin. If you write a topic, be formal and follow the general rules of the forum. This will prevent problems with the moderators and administrators for the main part. The next thing you’ll should consider is how to structure your post. Well simply you can just write down what you want to do, but that’s not attracting any game developers but instead angry moderators wanting to lock or either already locking your topic. Also known as:
A level 294 moderator appears…
Can you guess the next part yet? Well the next part would obviously be:
A level 243 lock appears…
In simple terms this means that a moderator just locked your topic. Why is that? Simply, because your topic isn’t complete. It says nothing about you, well it says that you’re some idiot (not literally) wanting to become something in somebodies game.
So how to write your topic, then? Well, lets list some things down you should have in order to have a decent topic:
- What you are experienced in and what you actually want to do.
- Some portfolio or samples of your work.
- On what you’ve worked on in the past like games, projects, etc.
- How many years you’ve spent already on the several things you’re experienced in.
- Some scheme representing when you can actually work each week.
- If you want to do it part-time or not.
- Some introduction of yourself: who you’re, where you live, how old you’re, etc.
- Perhaps some prices. (Makes it harder to get a job)
- What you expect of the game you’re working for.
- Some contact information like your e-mail address (Don’t post the topic and just leave, be active).
That’s… well… quite a lot. But if you’ve most of that then you’re certainly heading to a professional topic and at the end, for other bigger teams or even companies you will certainly have to provide information such as this, unless you don’t want the job, whereof I ask myself why you actually applied for it.
The more, the better. The point is that people should know enough about you. You’ll seem to be more reliable and trustworthy and with a portfolio, some background information about your experience, etc. people will know what you actually can do and they will think about actually getting you in the team.
- Don’t ask to become a moderator/administrator in some game. That’s just lame.
- Don’t say somebody game is very bad. The topic is about you wanting a job not about that game, besides just deny it if you don’t like it.
- Don’t deny every game you see, the topic will lose it’s point to exist, in that case.
- Don’t say how brilliant and how perfect you and your art (Graphics, sources [Programming], music, sounds, etc.) are. Let people listen, view or try it out. Tell them you’ve experience but don’t become egotistic, put your ego away.
- Don’t flame. If people rate your graphics, for instance, poorly then accept the criticism, if they posted destructive criticism just report it. (Don’t feed the troll)
- Don’t write in leetspeak, that’s just asking for some lock.
That’s it mainly. If you’ve any questions, go ahead and reply. If there’s something you certainly want to be added then go ahead and reply. Don’t hesitate to PM me, if you’ve a question or some addendum, but please be formal, don’t spam and don’t flame, make your PM constructive, because I’m not going to read a wall of text nor am I going to read very poorly written English (read: leetspeak). If you do so, I’m not going to read it at all.