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Title: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on January 14, 2014, 10:07:55 AM
Not sure where to post this but I'm surprised no one's mentioned it yet. 

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-street/7/644/b35


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: schild on January 14, 2014, 10:09:04 AM
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Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Nebu on January 14, 2014, 10:24:26 AM
I particularly enjoyed this part.

Quote
Greg Street's Education

The University of Texas at Austin
PhD, Marine Science
1991 1996

McDaniel College
BA, Biology, Philosophy
1987 1991



Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Fabricated on January 14, 2014, 03:21:57 PM
Enjoy LoL players, you deserve it.


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Draegan on January 14, 2014, 03:32:37 PM
Morello is still in charge.


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: luckton on January 14, 2014, 05:30:20 PM
lol, guess I stopped playing at the right time  :awesome_for_real:.

I agree with some of the sentiment being said that if he can bring about some balance so that it's more about playing effectively instead of just counter-picking whatever's OP, it'll be a good move.  Otherwise, yes, this is all clownshoes and why did we bother?


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Goumindong on January 14, 2014, 07:05:56 PM
lol, guess I stopped playing at the right time  :awesome_for_real:.

I agree with some of the sentiment being said that if he can bring about some balance so that it's more about playing effectively instead of just counter-picking whatever's OP, it'll be a good move.  Otherwise, yes, this is all clownshoes and why did we bother?

What? Are you playing a different game than everyone else?


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Hawkbit on January 14, 2014, 07:28:51 PM
I particularly enjoyed this part.

Quote
Greg Street's Education

The University of Texas at Austin
PhD, Marine Science
1991 1996

McDaniel College
BA, Biology, Philosophy
1987 1991



What's wrong with it?   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: luckton on January 15, 2014, 05:16:59 AM
What? Are you playing a different game than everyone else?

I dunno, maybe?  Maybe I should play a different game  :why_so_serious:

What's wrong with it?   :headscratch:

I'll take "WTF is a a guy with a doctorate in Marine Biology doing in game development?" for $200, Alex.


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Mithas on January 15, 2014, 11:12:45 AM
What would be better? How many successful (or not successful) game designers have actual game design degrees?


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Rasix on January 15, 2014, 11:17:53 AM
Heh, two of the better "design" types I've worked with had degrees in English and Chemistry respectively.  Both ended up being rather proficient in a highly technical organization. 


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: luckton on January 15, 2014, 12:00:35 PM
Not saying it's wrong, just...weird, I guess?  I can see where having a doctorate in 'anything' shows you at least have the patience and wherewithal to endure long-term projects that may or may not work out.   :grin:


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Nebu on January 15, 2014, 12:46:53 PM
Heh, two of the better "design" types I've worked with had degrees in English and Chemistry respectively.  Both ended up being rather proficient in a highly technical organization. 

I need to consider a career change!


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Rasix on January 15, 2014, 12:50:43 PM
Can you bullshit and draw stuff on whiteboards?


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Nebu on January 15, 2014, 12:55:27 PM
Can you bullshit and draw stuff on whiteboards?

I teach at a University, don't I?


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Chimpy on January 15, 2014, 04:44:23 PM
Can you bullshit and draw stuff on whiteboards?

I teach at a University, don't I?

:Love_Letters:


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Venkman on January 15, 2014, 05:08:52 PM
I'll take "WTF is a a guy with a doctorate in Marine Biology doing in game development?" for $200, Alex.

Where can I find that list we had kicking around of all the star designers that went to school for game design?

Oh, right...


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: K9 on January 16, 2014, 07:08:18 AM
I'm sure he'll explain to the playerbase how to have fun at great length.


Title: Re: Ghostcrawler at Riot games?
Post by: Maven on April 14, 2014, 08:27:29 AM
Huh, wow. I didn't know Greg had a PhD.

I would assume it's not the subject matter that would increase his qualification to be an excellent designer, but the skills necessary to successfully learn from and complete the degree program. The critical thinking education from the Philosophy degree couldn't hurt.

One of the early points of advice I received when working in the games industry is that focusing exclusively on games and gaming as your area of study doesn't give you the other life skills and education to be a competent designer. It was possible to misinterpret and get lost in the surface-level of the work and not to develop the mindset necessary to get past that and develop a meaningful understanding of the experience.

Other interests outside gaming and other areas of study were suggested, though I didn't listen as an arrogant 20-something. Additionally, my presumption is that a middle/upper-class, supportive, stable environment where you aren't dealing daily with basic life necessities would afford you the time to critically study and understand the nuances and sophistication of "good design".

Call this thread's observation striking close to home. I lacked a philosophic / classical / liberal arts component of my education growing up, and I'm remedying that.