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307f12  No.3581[Reply]

planning to do RTIS, the fuck do i expect?

all i see is people complaining about how corrupt shit is and until I applied like a week ago i thought digipen was pretty chill

is there a central argument for going to digipen that isnt from either drop outs(grades) or SJWs?

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307f12  No.3662


any tips on where I should check for a non dorm living-space?

307f12  No.3665

307f12  No.3668

As an outsider, most of the posts in this thread sound very shill worthy, like they came from a recruiter.

307f12  No.3673


Any in particular? Or just all of them in general? And why? Just curious.

It's probably like that because no one wants to be called out for whining. To be fair, all colleges have issues, so when you step back DigiPen isn't that bad even if it's problems might get to you sometimes.

>>3604 was my post here fyi (not posting from the same computer, because at school). I suppose I could shorten my point to something more geared towards for a first-time college goer (since I kinda forgot about the whole "just out of high-school" situation a lot of incoming students are in).

-Colleges give you degrees and a small amount of experience.

-Getting a degree takes work & effort. Period. For those used to high-school, this will suck until you get used to it.

-In general, compared to other colleges, DigiPen is a lot of work. This is a turn-off for many people who come here.

-DigiPen's strength are its projects, which get you valuable experience, connections, & something physical to show potential employers.

-Weird people, expenses, blah blah etc (welcome to college. Such things are the norm).

307f12  No.3676


It's probably everything said about RTIS is mostly positive overall. So naturally it does look like shilling, just like with any other service/product that you had a positive experience with. Meanwhile every other degree is filled with complaints overall.

f98919  No.3638[Reply]

Won a ticket, first time going, know barely anything. Give me the best and worst, and what to expect.

f98919  No.3639

f98919  No.3659

Clean yourself as much as possible (esp. your hands). It's easy to get nasty sick at conventions just because of how many people are milling about in (relatively) cramped spaces.

Also you should probably figure out where you're staying in advance. Probably an obvious point, but crucial nonetheless.

Good job wining that ticket though. Hope you have fun when you're there!

f98919  No.3660


Hey, I won a ticket last year and Digipen never gave it to me. Their story changed each time I asked.

You need to ride their fucking asses hard to make sure you actually get what they promised you, because they will fuck you out of it if you're not super proactive about it.

f98919  No.3663


Really? Shit was easy. I was one of the first to win and I was told 'come talk to us later' a couple times which ended up getting my ticket if I remember like a couple weeks before GDC. All it was just a coupon code that I assume had a limited use. Absurd that no one knew when, but it wasn't difficult.

f98919  No.3664


yo what's the coupon code tho

964cde  No.3550[Reply]

What games have DigiPen students turned you off to permanently?

For me the biggest one is Dark Souls.

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964cde  No.3594


Bachelor of Arts in Game Design students.

So, yes.

964cde  No.3598


Basically the punchline of nearly every single digipen joke.

And for good reason.

964cde  No.3612


You drop out, you overly sensitive asspie. The game has an overtone of a lesbian relationship, so if he calls it "gone-homo" is its a word play on the theme, not a fucking statement on the industry. "gamergate", grow up.

964cde  No.3618


>overtone of a lesbian relationship

nigga the game is straight up about lesbians

964cde  No.3643


It's not like the games about lesbians that I like to play, though..

a1caca  No.3577[Reply]

You know what we need on digipen spain? Sofas.

a1caca  No.3578

That was only fun when it got proposed back in september.

11c104  No.3436[Reply]


Some choice comments, that apply flawlessly to digipen males:

Imagine being Alexa in that studio and having to be all like "damn, Garrett, you fuckin' fine, all sexy with your fedora and horrific skellington body. I would totally be your gf, both my character and the real me." When all she really wants to do is fuck another Chad in her dressing room. Like seriously imagine having to be Alexa and not only sit in that chair while Garrett flaunts his disgusting body in front of you, the fedora barely concealing his autism and euphoria, and just sit there, minute after minute, while he perfected that dance. Not only having to tolerate his monstrous fucking visage but his haughty attitude as everyone on set tells him he's TOTALLY GOT IT and DAMN, GARRETT LOOKS LIKE THAT?? because they're not the ones who have to sit there and watch his wimpy fucking faggot face contort into types of grimaces you didn't even know existed before that day. You've been fucking nothing but a healthy diet of alphas and BBCs for your ENTIRE CAREER coming straight out of the boonies in the midwest. You've never even seen anything this fucking disgusting before, and now you swear you can taste the sweat that's breaking out on his pimpled face as he sucks it in to writhe it suggestively at you, smugly assured that you are enjoying the opportunity to get paid to sit there and revel in his "gentlemanesque (for that is what he calls himself)" beauty, the beauty he worked so hard for with personal trainers in the previous months. And then Shari's Berries call for another take, and you know you could kill every single person in this room before the studio security could put you down, but you sit there and endure, because you're fucking Alexa. You're not going to lose your future dance career over this. Just bear it. Smile and bear it.

>that fedora

>that autistic twitching all over the place

>that cringe as fuck excuse for a "dance"

>that 180 degPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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11c104  No.3505


Do you really think this?

Go on /v/ and post about how gaming needs more vagina, divorced from talent or capability

11c104  No.3506


hiring based on peoples "talent" and "capability" is just another way of upholding the status quo, and has no place in an inclusive society

11c104  No.3569




>on a tiny niche board

for what purpose

>hiring based on peoples "talent" and "capability" is just another way of upholding the status quo

You mean the status quo where only talented and capable people, regardless of their genitals, skin color, or sexual preferences, are rewarded?

>and has no place in an inclusive society

I'm sorry you have no talent or ability, but that's not my - or anyone else's - problem. But if you're looking for a job, they're always hiring at McDonalds - no talent OR ability required!

11c104  No.3571


Don't mansplain stuff to me, shitlord

11c104  No.3573


I hope you're not trolling <3

bc635e  No.3500[Reply]

Who would be interested in a softball or flag football team at some point in their DigiPen career?

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bc635e  No.3546


You know every rule that treats you like a child at the school? It's there so if any liability issues occur.

Supposedly the building had a gym when Microsoft had it.

bc635e  No.3547


Gym's still there, they've just blacked out the windows after loading it with fucking model planes.

bc635e  No.3548


ah yes, claude's airplane room

bc635e  No.3566

Softball would be awesome, if you can organize a time for it that doesn't conflict with classes, preferably during the weekdays though

The whole no sports thing is a liability issue but I think the DP admins are trying to get rid of it, so talking to them about this'll probably go well

bc635e  No.3568


Oh man I'd be down for softball or baseball. I used to love that shit back when I had a life. If this goes anywhere do try to get the word out.

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87a50d  No.3558[Reply]

Reminder that this board is primarily a place for bitter people to complain and that things aren't as bad as we make it out to be

Reminder that you'll get probably get through next semester if you want to, and that your instructors don't want you to fail

Reminder that yeah things'll get hard but it's digipen, we signed up for it and everyone'll be finding it as hard as you, so you'll probably be fine

87a50d  No.3559

Reminder, since most freshman and some sophomores dropped out there will be more of dat sweet PARKING.

87a50d  No.3562


There's some truth to the board being melodramatic but there *are* huge fundamental problems with the school, and the people who care to see them change are also often the ones who are too busy to get those changes to happen.

More importantly, what are those screenshots from? The text looks like pokemon Viet Crystal, but the map looks like a shitty romhack

87a50d  No.3563

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choose one. Learn some time management you fucking moron

87a50d  No.3564

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Yup, I can't honestly say there's nothing wrong with the school, but this board sure can make it sound like we'll all be homeless once we graduate, which probably isn't true

And I believe it's the immortal wisdom of viet crystal, iirc

87a50d  No.3565


>we'll all be homeless once we graduate

Only if you're a badger, particularly incompetent BSGD, or a complete autist

386f28  No.3484[Reply]

or equivalent things

386f28  No.3485

Dafuq is that shit

386f28  No.3486


It's yet another goddamn social media thing

I only hear about it because people keep getting arrested for making threats on it.

386f28  No.3487

I used to, but fucking nobody else did(it's all u-w), so I gave up on using it.

386f28  No.3488

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There's these three great posts at DigiPen in Soapstone, if that counts.

386f28  No.3544

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holy shit that app looks fantastic thanks for sharing

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1c41d8  No.3467[Reply]

Realistically, how fucked is everyone going to be for GAM 200 next fall semester, now that GAM 150 uses Zero, instead of having students make an engine in C?

Is GAM 150 Club going to become GAM 200 Prep Club? I can't imagine GAM 200 getting nerfed at all, it seems like it's just going to be a massive "fuck you drop out now" for many people who either didn't have the foresight to tinker with engine development Spring/Summer 2016.

Or wait… was GAM 150 already using Zero in Spring 2015? I can't keep up with all the changes they keep making to early-game RTIS/BSGD.

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1c41d8  No.3480

BAGD's are required to take a multitude of art classes in addition to their CS and GAT classes, not to mention random one-off classes like film.

Everyone is busy, it's not unique to any program. I know plenty of RTIS that get straight A's and don't typically have to work on the weekends.

1c41d8  No.3481


The reason you are using Zero Engine now is because BAGD's weren't fully included in game projects until the last two years. They tried separating them completely, and it resulted in a bunch of elitist tools that are more interested in making particle effects than fun games.

The RTIS and BSGD's were also complaining because they were forced to build an engine before they were taught how to do so. Rightfully so, as that's an ongoing problem this school has.

So now they are trying to keep the degrees together so that there are always people thinking about making GAMES and not just tech. I can't yet comment on how successful it has been, we will see at the end of the year if there are any games from the Sophomores that are actually fun to play, but they do seem to be concentrating more on making games rather than just tech.

Alpha Engine was throwing people into the deep end of the pool and forcing them to swim or drown. Theoretically your classes should be giving you that information, but…well…welcome to DigiPen!

1c41d8  No.3482


I still feel like Alpha Engine had the right idea, it was just poorly implemented.

If Alpha Engine was anywhere near as polished as Zero is, and if CS 230 was made into an actually useful class, I think GAM 150 was fine the way it was in Spring 2014. Alpha Engine sucks ass though.

Zero is pretty fucking awesome, and some teams have used its code to add Zilch support to their games. This is the structure GAM needs! This should be mandatory!

If DigiPen actually cared about students learning, instead of just throwing them into a pit and letting them figure out how to make a game on their own, they would actually try to put structure to GAM, but they don't, it's all completely free-form.

1c41d8  No.3489


It was fine. It did it's purpose of being a shitty graphics wrapper with people requesting a new thing to be added every week. Eventually it wouldve reached the point of 'completion'.

What was the problem with gam150 wasn't alpha. It wasn't even making a game entirely in C. It was how to make a game. Hell there wasn't even anything wrong with CS230. It's the timing of everything is way off which makes the course completely pointless or suffer making a game weeks late in which you feel like a twat during presentations. With Zero being used that just means now it is a completely pointless class.

The change wasn't for the sake of structure. It was for the degree that the school is trying to create, BAGD.

Everything could have been solved, well not for BAGD, if they just you know used game lecture for teaching how to make a simplistic engine rather than talking about nonsense that you don't give a shit about since it's so high level.

1c41d8  No.3543

It seems like they fixed it (or repaired it to how it was before), GAM150 used zero last year but all CS students except for biscuits have to use Alpha for it.

40493f  No.3533[Reply]

40493f  No.3534

I was there, this is pretty much how it went down

40493f  No.3541

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9d15ed  No.3537[Reply]


We gonna see this in DigiPen soon? I need to get a high tier standing so I can work for valve

9d15ed  No.3538


The really didn't do their research.


The system is bad, but it's not exactly what EC is portraying.

9d15ed  No.3539


Extra Credits? Not doing the research?

Preposterous! James Portnow invented the first video game!

2e6bf2  No.3525[Reply]

I've heard conflicting accounts of this.

2e6bf2  No.3527

It does if you have financial aid. If you fail a class or have too low of a GPA then *poof* there goes several thousand dollars.

For jobs? Companies usually don't give a shit.

2e6bf2  No.3528

>scholar ships

>financial aid being >2.0

>graduating needs >2.0

>Masters requirement, Digipen continuing for masters is 2.5

Other than that most jobs don't give a fuck. The only place that I know of that actually had GPA for a graduate/intern was NASA.

Your grade does not tell anyone how knowledgeable you are at the subject despite what the grading scale is meant to be. It just shows you can test well.

Those group projects you do? They show what you know

2e6bf2  No.3531

Unless you graduate with a 4.0, then no…and even then, it probably wont.

It MIGHT if you were coming from a different college but DigiPen has a reputation for destroying people. Managing to make it to your junior year at DigiPen is often just as good as getting a degree with a 4.0 at most colleges in the eyes of most HR reps.

2e6bf2  No.3535

>financial aid GPA requirements lower than the ones at my 'local university'

looks like i know where to go for my college education :^)

5e1424  No.3529[Reply]


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5e1424  No.3530

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5e1424  No.3532

d36004  No.3517[Reply]

Is it me, or finales week is the easiest week on Digipen?

d36004  No.3520

Not just you.

d36004  No.3524

Good thing I'm a senior and I had 1 final out of 6 classes. Feels great. Hope it's the same shit next semester.

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2f51e1  No.3518[Reply]

Duba said there are upperclassmen that know his characters name in Asheron's Call, anyone here know it?

2f51e1  No.3519


I wish I did, since I still play that game (anyone else here play, I'm on Verdantine, though I haven't played since school started this semester)

2f51e1  No.3521


I'm surprised it still exists, has it been neutered of its sandbox elements like all the other non-eve sandbox MMOs?

2f51e1  No.3522


Its basically the same thing its always been, which is both pretty awesome and unfortunately likely the reason it never went 'mainstream'. Its in maintenance mode no though, no further updates. I don't think it has much time left sadly.

2f51e1  No.3523

that game is ass

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