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Six day work weeks suck

Yeah, I know it's part of game development, but it doesn't lessen the pain that I can only spend a full day with my kids on Sunday. Monday through Saturday, I'm slaving away in my hex at EA Los Angeles, trying to get Medal of Honor: European Assault out the door. Thankfully, I only have four more weeks of this before I can take a well deserved vacation.

I am so exhausted. I come home and fall right into bed. I wake up, tired and grumpy, yet find the energy to get ready for work and deal with my forty-five to sixty minute morning commute to arrive and find my daily tasks waiting for me.

Sleep, I can't wait.

One the bright side, the game is looking really, really good. The gaming public is going to be plesantly surprised at how well MOH: EA has turned out. I won't go into details, but the game rocks.


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Apr. 4th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
you finally get it done, take your kids on vacation. rest, relaxation, fun in the sun with the kiddies....
Apr. 4th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
You *really* need to take some time off......
Dare I suggest that this is a really good time to take some time OFF??

I'd suggest it.... NOW.

Seriously. Take a break. You will do yourself or your children no good if they have to come visit you in the emergency room. Been there, done that, got the frickin' T-shirt.

I'm serious, Becky. Don't do what I did.

Apr. 4th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
Take a breather...
I've told you what I've been through, so I'll just add here that you have to take a break as soon as possible.

If you don't, quite a few things will go south on you. So finish your work and then get away for a time...

On your side,


Apr. 5th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
I understand the whole crunch time. We are currently in crunch time in our gaming final project at school. But you definatly need to take a break after this. Good luck on the game, hope everything goes ok during these final weeks of dev.
Apr. 6th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hey the cool thing is, people enjoy your hard work.. how many others can say they make people happy?
I'll see the handiwork soon enough. 45-60 minute commute isn't too bad, but since your in california my bet is it isn't fun at all. :)
Apr. 7th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
thrice in a millenium
please make more chapters for this fanfic,you left me at a real cliff hanger.
Apr. 7th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
Re: thrice in a millenium
[sighs] For once, though, I'm inclined to agree. It's almost been a year now since I've heard of any updates here.

But then if people would actually read and understand what she's been GOING through...
Apr. 7th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Least you can say you were part of a major title that'll be hitting the streets soon. I could pick a few people I know who would die to see a glimpse of how it's done. But yea, work is work, no matter how you label it. :\

On the side, mental note to contact you to make sure I update your Sailor Ranko pic(s) the next chance I get. That image was a horrendous job in Photoshop of my early days and I sooooo could do a better one now if I gave it like...30 minutes to an hour.
Apr. 11th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Any chance you can say what parts of the game you worked on? The technical demo made me drool.
Apr. 17th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
6-28+days a month
I know it's hard sitting behind a computer all day and dealing with Supervisor's all the dam time, but your 6 days a week is nothing to the 28+days I have on the road. I'm always somewhere in the united states and always moving (Except when my Semi breaks down), plus now I have to sit and watch someone learn the rules of the road as he is now a trainee in my care. I have to get him to the point where we can drive without me worrying. And after 28 days or so, he's off the truck and I get a new headache. The only redeiming quality to this is that I can still have a change of scenery everyday.
May. 16th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
Becky, when you going to update next?
May. 16th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
She is on vacation, probably
Read the last entry or so, she went on vacation, and I think she needed it. Have fun Becky, it is my turn next. Crys'
Jun. 30th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
...please allow me to be undignified, absolutely mindless, and horribly embarrassing WHILE still also proceeding to make an atrocious first impression.




EA is probably one of the top two game manufacturers that are the absolute highest in my book... and I've been gaming since ColecoVision, soft-touch Aquarius keyboards, the Atari joysticks[of course! ;)], Zaxxon at the pizza parlor, and Pong. *siiiigh*

I mean... Gods. My fiancee and I are in financial shit to our NECKS, and I can't break into the "professional" game writing scene at ALL, and I even sent them off a letter a while back in blind dumb hope. That's like... an awesomely long-standing dream of mine. *happy sigh.* So pardon me if I sit here and drool and read every word of what you write[not that I don't with everything else] with great admiration and awe.

Jun. 30th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
...and I just realized to my absolute mortification that my previous comment, coupled with the fact that I left you a link to my "pride and joy" game in an earlier one, PROBABLY look like I'm not-so-subtly[about as subtle as an anvil to the balls, really] trying to say something OH-so-suave like "ZOMG! PUT IN A GOOD WORD FOR ME!"

...but honestly, I'm not. *laughs embarrassedly.* I heard you worked with computers, and included the link to say, "See? I want a new friend who can actually understand my LJ-rants about coding bugs!" Argh. I'm sorry, if it came across that way: I'm MAD self-concious about things not sounding the way I meant 'em. I also have been up all night, it's 11:15 A.M., and I'm like, "ZZZzzzZZZZ COFFEEEEEE zzZZZZZZZzzz BRAAAAINS".

*facepalm* Sorry, if I'm a bit spaz-tastic.
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