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DEVELOP salary survey -- Way to go, guys!

Another annual survey is up, and I can only congratulate DEVELOP magazine for their bold decision to exclude any role that includes the title "writer" or "narrative" from the survey.

I guess it doesn't matter, but nowhere on the list of jobs did the DEVELOP survey include "Writer," "Narrative Designer," or anything of that ilk. Not that it's the most important role, but you'd be surprised how many dev studios do actually use writers. Apparently, some players (those crazy guys and gals!) actually think that having professionals craft the plots and people in the game actually improveit.

What will they think of next?!

Seriously, I realize that adding that kind of thing just makes a complex survey more difficult, and after all a writer can just call his or herself a "designer" because it's like, you know, all the same thing, right?

In fact, I'll be petitioning the BAFTA and the WGA to stop those goddam awards and get their noses out of our industry, because everyone knows that the only thing that this writing stuff does is make a developer's job more complicated. And who needs writing anyway when you have such great graphics and destructible environments?

I mean, Michael Bay clearly doesn't have any use for writers on his films, and look how much cash he rakes in!

So I just though I'd be the first to congratulate DEVELOP for their refusal to kow-tow to the Chris Avellones, Eric Wolpaks, Marc Laidlaws, Rhianna Pratchetts, John Gonzalezes and Andy Walshes of the game world who just add a lot of stuff that none of us really need.

Way to go, guys! Keep up the good work!

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