Those of us on the NISEI Acting Staff figured that it might be useful to open up a thread here on ye ol’ Stimhack to help answer any questions or concerns about the leadership roles that we’re currently accepting applications for.
If you did not see that article, we announced open applications for the various roles. If you would like to see a description of the roles, there are links in the article or you can access the roles description document here.
Anywho, this is the tread to ask anything that you would like and the Acting Staff (@Orbital_Tangent, @jakodrako, @absotively, @emilyspine, @grievy, @shanodin, @dr00, @3N1GM4 ) will do their best to answer.
You can also submit questions anonymously here. We will post answers in the thread below without knowing who asked the question, so you have no worry about any questions affecting your application.
Some Sample Questions:
Q: The Lead Developer developer application asks what my top tournament results are. Do I have to be a top player to apply?
A: Heck no! We’re asking about results where a solid understanding of game mechanics and balance is important, but you don’t have to be a Worlds Top Cut competitor. Also, tournament performance is just one aspect that may play into the decision. If you think you’re a good fit otherwise, APPLY!
Q: I can’t spend more than X amount of hours doing this each week. Does that mean I can’t apply?
A: Not at all! Just give an estimate in the application. Everyone understands this can’t be a full-time job. Even a small amount of time per week might be exactly what we’re looking for, and we’re aware commitment can increase or decrease over time.
Q: Should I apply if I don’t have any direct experience, e.g. if I’ve never designed a game before?
A: Absolutely! We are interested in hearing from everyone who wants to apply and if you think you’re capable then we want to know.