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Posted by Vaeternus (9558 posts) 3 years, 2 months ago

Poll: If fate offered you a ONE time chance to be a Comic Book Writer or Video Game Tester for permanently, which would you choose? (93 votes)

Comic book writer or Artist(depending what you can do) hands down!! 61%
Video Game tester or writer for any game/company of your choice hands down!! 35%
I'd reject both, even if it was a one time opportunity of a lifetime. Neither is for me. 3%

So which would you choose?So, which would you choose or neither? Most of us are comic geeks and/or gamers on here so which would you do?

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#1 Edited by PotatoOfDoom (492 posts) - - Show Bio

Video Game tester.

I'm too biased to write a comic book. T_T

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#2 Posted by Racob7 (9585 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd write a mean comic.

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#3 Posted by PeppeyHare (4330 posts) - - Show Bio

Tester. More passionate about games and I don't really have much talent when it comes to writing/art.

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#4 Posted by Vaeternus (9558 posts) - - Show Bio

Video Game tester.

I'm too biased to write a comic book. T_T

Props for being honest lol. Some would say professional writers tend to be biased half the time anyway lol.

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#5 Posted by saintwildcard (19046 posts) - - Show Bio

I love escaping my shi++y reality by writing about men in tights fighting crime.

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#6 Edited by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer.

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#7 Posted by JediXMan (37671 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic book writer.

Because being a video game tester is one of the most boring jobs you can get.

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#8 Posted by _Gaff_ (4833 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer. I got some good ideas

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#9 Posted by JairamGanpat (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

Video Game tester.

I'm too biased to write a comic book. T_T

biased comic books are the most interesting to read

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#10 Posted by TheCannon (20266 posts) - - Show Bio

Tester. I'd love to write comics, but my writing sucks. I'm better at coming up with ideas than actually writing.

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#11 Posted by JLDoom (2358 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer, there's some stuff Ive always wanted to write.

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#12 Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (3753 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer, To actually have the spark to one day have a chance to write Superman is good enough for me.

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#13 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8212 posts) - - Show Bio

Neither

I think if I was a CV writer I'de get nervous I was writing awful stuff, rip offs, and not making fans. Also the presure to always create ideas would make me kidnap Calliope

I'de break every game

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#14 Posted by Gaza_Stripper (109 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic writer.... Even though I'm a better artist than a writer. Drawing comics is a pain in the ass. I hate drawing buildings and cars and back grounds.... Can I pick colorist?

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#15 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer.

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#16 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know if I'd be good at it, but I'd be happy to try writing comics, and maybe drawing if I improve my skills, or if characters drawn like the Powerpuff Girls was required.

... I suppose that could mean I could make Powerpuff Girls comics.

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#17 Posted by MakkyD (6960 posts) - - Show Bio

Neither-I would like the possibility of change, no matter the job.

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#18 Posted by NeonPheonix (798 posts) - - Show Bio

I love escaping my shi++y reality by writing about men in tights fighting crime.

kinky

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#19 Posted by saintwildcard (19046 posts) - - Show Bio

@saint_rog_el said:

I love escaping my shi++y reality by writing about men in tights fighting crime.

kinky

You dont even know, it makes 50 shades of grey seem like heavy petting.

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#20 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8935 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer.

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#21 Edited by Samimista (22295 posts) - - Show Bio

Video game writer since that's included in the poll.

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#22 Posted by Vaeternus (9558 posts) - - Show Bio
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#23 Posted by w0nd (6694 posts) - - Show Bio

I've tested video games, it's horrible and makes you hate the game after. You are playing beta games, broken games and trying to find bugs by doing the stupidest things ever..pause 1 second in then quit...2 seconds...3 seconds, 4... and so on and so on.

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#24 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (6531 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer.

I'm not very good at fixing machines or consoles and I've been writing fan fictions for many years, so I would definitely be a writer since I can come up with many different ideas for the series I'm working on!

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#25 Posted by Nelomaxwell (13399 posts) - - Show Bio

I already write comics and I don't play video games anymore.

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#26 Posted by TheThe (1842 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man! I wish i were a writer, not only for comic books, but also high fantasy.

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#27 Posted by xlab3000 (3928 posts) - - Show Bio

I change my mind Comic Book Writer.

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#28 Posted by Gambit474 (2196 posts) - - Show Bio

Game tester..Pretty sure you wouldn't want to wind up as the next Dan Slott or someone else if people take poorly to your writing

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#29 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (6531 posts) - - Show Bio

Game tester..Pretty sure you wouldn't want to wind up as the next Dan Slott or someone else if people take poorly to your writing

Ah yes, the death threats...

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#30 Posted by longbowhunter (9422 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't play video games so I'm sure I'd make a horrible tester. Guess I'd go with writer. May be less horrible at that?

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#31 Posted by JeanRalphio (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

CB writer. The older I get video games just become more & more boring.My drawing is 6/10 at best,all cockiness aside I can write one hell of a Danny Rand.

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#32 Edited by Deadite (25091 posts) - - Show Bio

Both..why can't I have both...*crawl into fetal position*

Not enough time, and I would choose writing novels and short stories over either of those, anyway.

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#33 Edited by frozenedge (1465 posts) - - Show Bio

I get distracted too easily playing a video game especially open world ones to actually finish the game on a scheduled time. I'd probably do pretty well as a writer. Wouldn't mind writing the X-Men, Secret Avengers, Teen Titans, Red Hood and the Outlaws, maybe even a new Venom if I could come up with some good ideas for him

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#34 Posted by Bruxae (18147 posts) - - Show Bio

Id be a video game tester for sure, video games has always been my passion since I was a wee girl. Comics is more a recent fling for me.

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#35 Posted by WarBlade539 (6215 posts) - - Show Bio

Video Game tester/writer. So many ideas for a lot of games.

I get distracted too easily playing a video game especially open world ones to actually finish the game on a scheduled time. I'd probably do pretty well as a writer. Wouldn't mind writing the X-Men, Secret Avengers, Teen Titans, Red Hood and the Outlaws, maybe even a new Venom if I could come up with some good ideas for him

That's the sign of a good gamer. :)

And the choices say Game Tester/writer so you can write for games.

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#36 Edited by Xaa (316 posts) - - Show Bio

@nelomaxwell: Oh coollll you write for DC or the Marvel Universe or fun like me?????

I choose the game one

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#37 Edited by Vaeternus (9558 posts) - - Show Bio

@gambit474 said:

Game tester..Pretty sure you wouldn't want to wind up as the next Dan Slott or someone else if people take poorly to your writing

Ah yes, the death threats...

You're kidding, death threats? I thought people hated that other guy, Loeb or whatever his name is lol

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#38 Edited by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21616 posts) - - Show Bio
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#39 Posted by Vaeternus (9558 posts) - - Show Bio

@yourneighborhoodcomicgeek: Figures lol. Sometimes game writers do dumb things too but not compared to comic book ones lol, I hear that guy loeb is biased and hates Batman or Superman, someone lol I forget.

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#40 Posted by M3th (2106 posts) - - Show Bio

Are botH cHoices equal in pay and benefits?

-ABstract4$$#073-

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#41 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

@yourneighborhoodcomicgeek: Figures lol. Sometimes game writers do dumb things too but not compared to comic book ones lol, I hear that guy loeb is biased and hates Batman or Superman, someone lol I forget.

I think it's Superman Loeb hates. Same with Miller.

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#42 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

Writer.

Being a tester is a miserable job. I'd drive myself insane, really not the job for me.

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#43 Posted by Vaeternus (9558 posts) - - Show Bio

@vaeternus said:

@yourneighborhoodcomicgeek: Figures lol. Sometimes game writers do dumb things too but not compared to comic book ones lol, I hear that guy loeb is biased and hates Batman or Superman, someone lol I forget.

I think it's Superman Loeb hates. Same with Miller.

Ahh knew it was one of them lol. Thanks.

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Writer.

Being a tester is a miserable job. I'd drive myself insane, really not the job for me.

Not much of a gamer eh? All good, I think both jobs could have pros and cons. Like for example, comic writer you'll ALWAYS have some fans not pleased with how you write a character. Like what yourneighborhoodcomicgeek and I are referring to with Miller and Loeb. A lot of fans on here hate both lol.

Yet with a gaming tester, if you don't catch all the bugs the buyer will bash you for it like "omg did they even test this game!?" but given how we have patches, updates now for games etc it's not quite as bad.

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#44 Posted by Gambit474 (2196 posts) - - Show Bio

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@gambit474 said:

Game tester..Pretty sure you wouldn't want to wind up as the next Dan Slott or someone else if people take poorly to your writing

Ah yes, the death threats...

You're kidding, death threats? I thought people hated that other guy, Loeb or whatever his name is lol

Nah Slott really did receive death threats..Loeb only pissed people off mostly because of the Hulk but Slott was responsible for all the Superior Spider-man stuff that sent people off the deep end

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#45 Posted by Nelomaxwell (13399 posts) - - Show Bio

@rabbitearsblog said:

@gambit474 said:

Game tester..Pretty sure you wouldn't want to wind up as the next Dan Slott or someone else if people take poorly to your writing

Ah yes, the death threats...

You're kidding, death threats? I thought people hated that other guy, Loeb or whatever his name is lol

I've self published and I wrote for an indie company called Advent comics.

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#46 Posted by Marionettegeist (1936 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love to be a writer.

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#47 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (9107 posts) - - Show Bio

How much does each make.

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#48 Edited by Vaeternus (9558 posts) - - Show Bio

@nelomaxwell said:

@vaeternus said:

@rabbitearsblog said:

@gambit474 said:

Game tester..Pretty sure you wouldn't want to wind up as the next Dan Slott or someone else if people take poorly to your writing

Ah yes, the death threats...

You're kidding, death threats? I thought people hated that other guy, Loeb or whatever his name is lol

I've self published and I wrote for an indie company called Advent comics.

Huh?

Edit: just realized this guy asked, @xaa I was wondering what you meant with Advent. ^ ^ ^I think I've heard of Advent, I have a few stories from Avatar.

@vaeternus said:
@rabbitearsblog said:
@gambit474 said:

Game tester..Pretty sure you wouldn't want to wind up as the next Dan Slott or someone else if people take poorly to your writing

Ah yes, the death threats...

You're kidding, death threats? I thought people hated that other guy, Loeb or whatever his name is lol

Nah Slott really did receive death threats..Loeb only pissed people off mostly because of the Hulk but Slott was responsible for all the Superior Spider-man stuff that sent people off the deep end

That's nuts, like Michael Bay for Transformers. Loeb apparently someone just told me that some DC fans aren't fond of him either for certain Superman stories. Interesting.

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How much does each make.

Depends, if you're writing for a noname company I'm sure you'll make alot less then writing for DC or Marvel. For Video game tester, decent but the bigger the company and game the more you'll make. I'm a pro MK player, but not a tester although some players I've played and competed with online have been testers for MK and other fighters. Unless it's a permanent position though, it may not be consistent.

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#49 Posted by Vaeternus (9558 posts) - - Show Bio

@vaeternus said:

@rabbitearsblog said:

@gambit474 said:

Game tester..Pretty sure you wouldn't want to wind up as the next Dan Slott or someone else if people take poorly to your writing

Ah yes, the death threats...

You're kidding, death threats? I thought people hated that other guy, Loeb or whatever his name is lol

Nah Slott really did receive death threats..Loeb only pissed people off mostly because of the Hulk but Slott was responsible for all the Superior Spider-man stuff that sent people off the deep end

That's nuts, like Michael Bay for Transformers. Loeb apparently someone just told me that some DC fans aren't fond of him either for certain Superman stories. Interesting.

How much does each make.

Depends, if you're writing for a noname company I'm sure you'll make alot less then writing for DC or Marvel. For Video game tester, decent but the bigger the company and game the more you'll make. I'm a pro MK player, but not a tester although some players I've played and competed with online have been testers for MK and other fighters. Unless it's a permanent position though, it may not be consistent.

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#50 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

@vaeternus: Yeah, but you're only looking at one particular aspect of it. The actual process of testing a game is bad, you have to explore every nook and cranny of a level, trying to break the game. Its not like you're getting played to just play through the game and check the mechanics, your job is essentially to break the game in any way you can. Its a lot of tedious work. I'm sure some who have a deep appreciation for video games would enjoy it, but myself, even though I do love playing video games, would not want that as a job.