So where to begin. That is always the problem isn't it. Any writer knows the problem intimately and really the only answer is in the beginning.
I got told by some friends in Raleigh to apply at their company. They work at a place called Icarus Studios. They are working on an MMO called Fallen Earth. A good portion of the design team for this game are old friends of mine(*waves* Hi guys!). Any way on Friday of last week at the beginning of the larp, Lee advised me I should put in a resume. I dutifully did on the following Monday.
So I got the job. I will be doing QA for the game. Basically playing it in such a manner so as to find all the flaws. I will be making better than 10,000 a year better than my current pay. Also it is my understanding most game designers in the industry start in the QA line. It is potentially the beginning of a career. I expect and plan on doing QA for at least a year though. There is good news and then there is good news.
Now it is great news, but I am not so silly as to be all roses and candy. The moving is not going to be easy. I have yet to figure out where I am moving. I am hoping to find a roommate do to wanting to reduce expenses of moving. Baring that maybe a couch to crash on for a while I get a place. As a last resort I will hit up the family for some help to get a place, but that is a last resort type thing as I am never happy to hit my family up for financial aid.
The fun part is the start date appears to be 12-3-07. So I have 2 weeks to find a place and move. Two weeks to prepare for a new job and new city.
May you live in interesting times.
Things are going to be chaotic for a bit. I am happy and terrified at the same time.
So thats the news. Hope everyone is having a good day.