I got hired as a level designer

Discussion in 'Halo and Forge Discussion' started by Kell Of Scots, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Kell Of Scots

    Kell Of Scots ONI Agent

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    Heyo boys and gals

    I got an unconditional offer for a Level Design role two weeks ago and I'm moving to start it today!

    I'm not gonna sit here and wank myself off about it, but I thought I'd let everyone know how things are going.

    Halo 5 forge and the maps I've had in matchmaking are the largest contribution to getting me this job so whatever my personal feelings on Halo 5 may be, I thank blessed bearded man Tom French and his team for giving the Halo community the best level editing tools on console.

    If you are in the forge community and plan to be a Level Designer too, it's genuinely a great way to develop your skills and create a portfolio of evidence to those skills. Keep improving, listen to feedback no matter how harsh it may be (because it always comes from someone who at some level cares enough to bother even providing it) and keep honing your design chops and you will succeed.

    You'll have to forgive me if I keep the details of my employment to myself as certain previous behaviours and events surrounding a similar scenario suggest I ought to do so. You know who you are. (It's not with 343I BTW).

    Thanks to everyone I've interacted with and learned from over the years, even those I've disagreed with.... severely.

    Special Thanks To:

    @SgtSlaphead

    In fuax scottish accent

    "Dooooom; The TTK is to slow; ****ing Sprint"


    @Error 5577

    "Number 15"

    @S0UL FLAME

    In his beautiful voice

    "Never Change Kell, Never Change"

    @karby

    "Oh thanks man"

    @Xandrith

    "This map is pretty cool. Probably the best donut in h5"

    Speaking about Backlash.

    @MartianMallCop

    Deep Monotone Voice

    "Uhhhhh" & "Ummmmm"

    Giving his best impression of a Catarina Knight.

    @MultiLockOn

    "Aggressively speaks in facts and logic"

    Love you, no ****.

    @SecretSchnitzel

    "something offensive but ultimately not at all representative of his beliefs"

    @SaltyKoala

    Lowkey objectively the best designer in the community

    @Given To Fly

    Save the rebellion, Save the dream

    @HeX Reapers

    The undisputed biggest fan and champion of Breakout

    @Zandril

    "Aggressively Memes in Filipino and bad internet"

    Good to see you getting somewhere man. You should brag about it.

    @I Crush All

    For being a general buddy and nice guy and putting up with my ****

    @xdemption

    You are just a nice guy and I like you.

    If I get the spare time, maybe maybe I'll keep making forge maps. We'll see.

    See you all at E3 2020 when I complain about sprint still being in Halo. Some things are just a tradition now.

    Thanks for the memories!
     
    #1 Kell Of Scots, Jun 10, 2019
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  2. a Chunk

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    Congratulations! It's always great to see 'forgers' get an opportunity to do what they love for a living. :)
     
  3. Kell Of Scots

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    Thanks for the kind words man, I'm looking forward to it.
     
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  4. SgtSlaphead

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    Great stuff Fraser! Been crazy seeing how much you've grown as a designer from Halo 4 to now! I still remember very well playing them Midship clones from about 6 years ago (that long wtf!?) You certainly deserve the job, the industry needs chaps like you to sort it out!

    All the best!

    P.S. When Infinite gameplay gets revealed I better see you in the comments explaining why sprint is objectively bad for map and sandbox design or I'll be disappointed.
     
  5. Soldat Du Christ

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    congrats man, I agree with you, it doesnt matter how bad 343 disapoints with halo, because of forge, i have grown as a designer and as a person. Because of forge i always come back to this game, it's the best 60$ i've ever spent on a video game.

    good luck out there, do your best work and make the rest of us look good
     
  6. S0UL FLAME

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    Incredibly inspiring that the Forge editor managed to get another person a job for level design. Very happy for you Fraser.
     
  7. Kell Of Scots

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    @Soldat Du Christ @SgtSlaphead

    Thanks guys, looking forward to gaining some real industry experience.

    At the time of this message however the apartment company who was supposed to leave my door unlocked for me arriving when I got off the plane.

    Didn't.

    RIP.

    Talking to a security guy who knows no english through google translate. We're best friends now!
     
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  8. Kell Of Scots

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    Thanks man, we need to play some MCC once I'm set up properly.
     
  9. Kell Of Scots

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    [​IMG] :beer:
     
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  11. Kell Of Scots

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    I love you.
     
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  13. Kell Of Scots

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    Meh
     
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    oh wow I actually did have an account for this...

    Congratulations dude! I think you'll find some great inspiration in Poland when they task you to remake Methane.
     
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    I'm surprised you haven't received any backlash for calling me the best level designer. Usually things would have reached a boiling point around here , but I guess most of the people left are just wash outs of the once strong community so they don't know any better.
     
  16. S0UL FLAME

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    SuPeR StoKeD for you, good luck!
     
  18. Xandrith

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    Honestly, I didn't read the tags until just now... not that I would've said anything
     
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    Congrats man!
     

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