Great advise from a Zelda developerSubmitted by Murphy1844 at 2018-09-12 01:08:46 EDT
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I don’t want to fuck this up, but I think it goes something like this:
“Make the challenge challengable.”
I know for sure that this quote, or its equivalent translation in English, comes from a Zelda developer. Who this person is, what role they had in crafting this incredible game, and the exact wording I don’t know. I Google’d it and couldn’t find it, so I’m pretty sure I got this off a YouTube vid I was watching.
In any case, I think it’s exceptional, and helpful. That’s why I’m sharing it with you. See...
My employer expects a god damn lot out of me, and the rules constantly change. They just changed last week. A previously challengable challenge now seems unchallengeable, so I say fuck ‘em. Built or learned inside of me somewhere wants to do a good job, and if the person paying me measures “a good job” as a “challenge that must be met” in this case, then I want to at least meet that expectation. Capitalism I think is the word, which boils down to hookering your time and skills for money. Fine! But make it realistic you bastards!
Another thing to add: I spend a great deal of time by myself, and I prefer that. I spend this time thinking, reading, smoking, drinking, and masturbating. To a lot of people, this seems maddening, but let’s let the psychology majors handle this one. Something about introverts and extroverts. Something about how people get their “energy.” Blah blah blah. I don’t see any concrete answer really... just a bunch of conjecture with fancy words. Or in other words the entire field of psychology, up to and including doctors.
If any professionals are reading this: keep doing good work! This stuff is probably super helpful to a lot of people, particularly those who aren’t very confident and need other people’s permission to be a human being.
To the people still trolling this site and wading through garbage to find something worth reading
, cheers! You have dignity. The others won’t read this because they’re too busy holding up their smarphones for yet another fake smile.