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#102 Aug 31 2010 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#103 Aug 31 2010 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Though you're still a tool.
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Hyrist wrote:
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#104 Aug 31 2010 at 12:43 PM Rating: Good
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i hope to graduate this year with my BA in anthropology. plenty more school to come and then who knows what.
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#105 Aug 31 2010 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I make pizzas for a local chain..just got done with maintenance school tryin to look for a job
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Though you're still a tool.


Who was this directed at?

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#107 Aug 31 2010 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
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You, but I was only joking.
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Hyrist wrote:
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#108 Aug 31 2010 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
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Just a student currently... Majoring in Japanese. I'd LIKE to be some sort of interpreter, but I don't have high expectations of finding a job like that right away.
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#109 Aug 31 2010 at 1:34 PM Rating: Good
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Just a student currently... Majoring in Japanese. I'd LIKE to be some sort of interpreter, but I don't have high expectations of finding a job like that right away.


You could prob work for the FBI if you're fluent enough.
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#110 Aug 31 2010 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
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You could also always look in to Japanese-English teaching if you don't mind working abroad. Seems like they're always looking for those. I think that if you wanted to apply, they start the process around this time if you were to start work next fall, so start looking into it now if it interests you.
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Hyrist wrote:
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#111 Aug 31 2010 at 1:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm an elevator technician. I build, install, trouble-shoot, and repair elevators, ecalators, and moving walkway. And yes "my job has its ups and downs"...................:.....
#112 Aug 31 2010 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm unemployed, but I've been delivering pizza part time for Papa John's/Domino's/Pizza Hut for 14 years. It pretty much sucks and I make like 10k a year.
#113 Aug 31 2010 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm a software developer. Mostly web applications. SQL Server rocks!
#114 Aug 31 2010 at 2:23 PM Rating: Good
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Business Development and Social Media lead at IBM :p
#115 Aug 31 2010 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I run a marketing company that focuses on e-marketing (read: i make glorified websites for large sums of money), and am currently starting a charity that focuses on interactive education for third world countries (www.alightintherain.org come join :p)

technically i have an economics + politics major and marketing certificate and "specialize" in economic analysis of developing nations... but i don't feel like getting a job doing that yet lol
#116 Aug 31 2010 at 2:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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A teacher of Fine Art and a part-time artist (painter and mixed media) + a full-time member of the addicted-to-FFXIV-club :)
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#117 Aug 31 2010 at 2:35 PM Rating: Good
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I'm an elevator technician. I build, install, trouble-shoot, and repair elevators, ecalators, and moving walkway. And yes "my job has its ups and downs"...................:.....


My mom died in an elevator. . .I hate elevator technicians. I KEED I KEED
#118 Aug 31 2010 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I mine for fish.
#119 Aug 31 2010 at 2:55 PM Rating: Good
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#120 Aug 31 2010 at 2:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I sell insurance to ma and pop shops for a guy named "Jimmy". Don't ask any questions about it or you may find yourself swimming with cement shoes.





Also, I'm a waiter that is in school to teach Secondary English in the somewhat near future.
#121 Aug 31 2010 at 3:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Internal Revenue Service. That is all I will say lol


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#122 Aug 31 2010 at 3:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thank you for all your responses! They were all absolutely fantastic. I enjoyed reading every single one. There were several professions which I actually had to look up. Ultimately I truly appreciate all the feedback and contributions everyone was willing to share with the ZAM community.

I've made a rough list of all the professions which were mentioned before this post. I began by tallying different professions, but soon noticed that it was a bit too difficult. Instead I've listed several observations I've noticed while reading. Perhaps you readers will be able to provide feedback or additional information on top of the things I noticed.

The Contributions in this thread are a random sample of the forum community which is only a fraction of the MMORPG community. That makes this Thread and unreliable and biased way of obtaining factual statistical information from the player base. The list below, observations, and conclusions are for anecdotal purposes only. But I'd like to also note, even though anecdotal, we can still learn something from what we've read.

All responses are welcome.


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The List:
---Military---
-Retired
Airforce
-Dirt boy

---Medicine---
-Sales - Medical (Also applicable to business)
-Biomedical research
-Physician
-Research Physician
-Emergency medical Technician
-Respiratory therapy
-Geriatric researcher
-Physics technologist
-Operator
-Health education promotions
-Research Psychology
-Psychology
-Cancer biologist
-Veterinary Technician

---Business---
-Document specialist
-Sales - Automotive
-Administration for sales
-Payroll technician (non for profit)
-Sustainability consultant
-Business critical specialist
-e-marketing
Banking
-Teller
-Accountant

---Computers industry---
-IT
-Application developer
-Service delivery coordinator
-Network Technician
-Webmaster
-Web applications Developer
-Software developer
-Graphics and multimedia programmer
-Database administrator

---Entertainment---
Games industry
-Art production
-Management
-Designer
-Graphics
-Technical support
-Programmer

-Music and video production (general)

---Journalism---
-Writer

---Industry---
-Architecture
-Research and development science
-Pressman
-Transportation logistics
-Stores management
-Underground coordinator
-Waterway Transportation logistics
Labor
-Mechanical/structural operator
-Field technician
Trade
-Electrician
-Elevator technician
Food
-Chef
-line cook
-Pizza maker
-Delivery
Communications
-Tech
-Transmission operation

---Engineering---
-Automotive
-Structural
-Aerospace
-Civil
-Computer Hardware/Software
-Systems

---Government---
-revenue division

---Management---
-Games
-Stores
-Library
-Pet store
-Non-profit health organization
-Art
-Games store
-IT
-Web

Home maker/Husband/Father/Caregiver/Guardian
Translator
Interpretor
Firefighter
Grad student
Surveillance
Consulting
Statistics
Tutoring
Fine arts
Lawyer
Legal assistant
Fitness trainer

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Observations I've noticed:
-Large amount of engineers
-Interesting array of jobs
-jobs generally require large amount of education
-Jobs require large amount of professionalism/initiative/ambitian
-Several individuals raising dependants
-Mainly men or mainly male dominated careers contributed
-Many people have more than one career
-Many people have changed careers, and sometimes to drasticly different fields
-not one other nurse (sad face)
-Certain institutions have less people than others (Food industry, Schools, Government, Law, Sales)

Conclusions:

MMORPGS and their reflective forum communities are widely known to be male heavy. This could contribute to the large amount of male dominated careers displayed.

People who contributed are mostly in careers which require a large amount of academic training to be successful in.

Several male contributors are caring for Dependants, are home makers, and also work

Many people listed several different careers in their professional experience, which can note the industriousness, ethic, and age base of these players.

Age base can also be noted due to careers in general. As stated before, large amounts of academic experience and work ethic are required for a high quantity of the jobs listed.

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This was, once again, an absolutely excellent exercise. I hope in the future, if I have another question, it will be answered with as much enthusiasm as this one was.

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#123 Aug 31 2010 at 3:49 PM Rating: Good
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That's cool.

I remember when I played STO, for the one month I played it, and we had a similar discussion. The fields were like physics professor, rocket scientist, I was like wtf, and he literally meant rocket scientist no joke.
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#124 Aug 31 2010 at 4:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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I have a bunch of friends who specialized in aerospace engineering and just came out of school. They like to refer to themselves as rocket scientists too but... I think they need a little more experience first heh XP
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#125 Aug 31 2010 at 4:11 PM Rating: Good
didn't list my propagandist job... but you could just chalk me up under communications if you wanted. Though it is a little bit nuanced.
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#126 Aug 31 2010 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Software developer, most of the time
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#127 Aug 31 2010 at 4:43 PM Rating: Good
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#128 Aug 31 2010 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Currently a maths student working towards financial engineering spec but with dreams of being a model or something else fun, unrealistic and totally unrelated to my degree.
#129 Aug 31 2010 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
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I package "Captain Crunch" cereal at a Quaker Oats plant in Canada.
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#130 Aug 31 2010 at 6:32 PM Rating: Good
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I package "Captain Crunch" cereal at a Quaker Oats plant in Canada.


So you must have first hand knowledge on this. Does does captain crunch cut the roof of your mouth? :P
#131 Aug 31 2010 at 6:42 PM Rating: Good
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Nah ...just rots my teeth. I heard about a website called cap'n crunch hurts my mouth, or something like that, havn't checked it out yet tho
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#132 Aug 31 2010 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Degree is in Technology Education (wood/metal shop classes and a multitude of other subjects)...but there's literally no openings currently don't require me to pick up and move hundreds of miles away. So for the moment, I work in an engineering department designing/drawing the wiring, panels, etc (pretty much everything) that goes in pontoons and boats.
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#133 Aug 31 2010 at 8:29 PM Rating: Good
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I'm going to lawschool atm. Hoping to become an abulance chaser in the future, because I've always dreamed of doing good and giving back to the community.

Heh, not really, I am in lawschool (Live in Sweden), but I hope to work at the statedepartment or an embassy when I finish... in 4.5 years. Long way to go, but I am looking forward to it (Hoping the excitement lasts :) )!


Law ftw! I'm a lawyer myself, currently clerking for a court in the USA.

bigfisher937 wrote:
I'm an elevator technician. I build, install, trouble-shoot, and repair elevators, ecalators, and moving walkway. And yes "my job has its ups and downs"...................:.....


*EPIC SPIT TAKE!*

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#134 Aug 31 2010 at 8:34 PM Rating: Good
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First post!
#135 Aug 31 2010 at 8:42 PM Rating: Good
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Workmans come case (fell at work permanent damage to my back).

Work tried making me quit ended up booting me and used days I missed because of my back and doctor appointments.

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Anyone here in PA know of a security guard job or something without heavy lift / little bending hit me a PM. :)

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#136 Aug 31 2010 at 8:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Electrical engineer here. I also drive a Subaru. Noticed a trend where engineers buy Subarus... or maybe that's just me.
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#137 Sep 01 2010 at 6:34 AM Rating: Good
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Electrical engineer here. I also drive a Subaru. Noticed a trend where engineers buy Subarus... or maybe that's just me.


Weird... I also drive a Subaru! Subaru buddies FOREVER!
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#138 Sep 01 2010 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Funny, I'm a network engineer who WANTS a Subaru.
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#139 Sep 01 2010 at 12:32 PM Rating: Good
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Web Developer/Designer here, currently only working part time for two companies and taking art commissions on the side. I was also one of the two females that graduated from the program I attended in college. Seems to be a very male dominated field.
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