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30+ days ago

General Programmer

ArenaNet Bellevue, WA

As a game developer that constantly strives to innovate, our studio is built on a foundation of excellence with a focus on community. We're unlocking… ArenaNet


30+ days ago

Motion Graphics Artist

ArenaNet Bellevue, WA

As a game developer that constantly strives to innovate, our studio is built on a foundation of excellence with a focus on community. We're unlocking… ArenaNet


30+ days ago

Web Programmer

ArenaNet Bellevue, WA

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Web Programmer to join one of the world’s most successful online MMO games studios. Existing MMORPGs are… ArenaNet


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    Current Employee - Game Designer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ArenaNet full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    There has been a lot of changes at ArenaNet over the past year or so, some of them viewed as questionable (like moving QA testing offsite) and some of them seen as exciting and groundbreaking (NDA prohibits me from sharing), but the company is making the necessary changes to continue to be able to be the best gaming studio to work for. GW2 was launched almost 2 years ago and moving from development stage into a live-world stage makes it necessary make changes in the way we work. We work more effectively today than the day I started, recruiting is bringing in all-star candidates for open roles and mediocrity is no longer accepted. This may not sit well with some of the old guard, but its a new world...The Living World.

    Cons

    With everything going on in the game and in the way in which we work, a better communication strategy is needed for everyone to know what is coming down the pike and how things will impact each person and their role/expectation. You shouldn't have to be in the right place at the right time in order to find out certain things.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more about the 2nd tier stuff. The primary priorities are clear, but the strategy in how we achieve those priorities is usually kept to the team working on it.


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