What language should an aspiring programmer learn first?
bobstickney at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 4 22:10:21 PST 2009
> I work at Sony Online Entertainment as a Senior Programmer on the game
> EverQuest II (http://www.everquest2.com)
> There are plenty of people here at SOE (local in SD) that I am sure
> would be happy to chat with him, if he was interested. We have about 3
> or 4 KPLUGers that work here in various capacities.
> The first question would be what aspect of game development is he
> interested in? (I am going to stay away from web-based games and stick
> to traditional MMO / FPS games in the following section). Options
> include: Programming Server (strong C/C++ skills would be required),
> Programming Graphics (DirectX, OpenGL, mathematics), Design Scripting
> (Lua is a good one to start with a lot of games use it), Design
> Mechanics (Strong mathematics skills with some C or C++ if he wants to
> get into both Design and Implementation), Design Quests (english lit,
> creative writing), Design Lore (creative writing, history).
> Those are just some of the options off the top of my head. Feel free to
> contact me directly nszots at soe.sony.com if he has specific questions or
> would like quick tour.
Thanks, great info. He will be e-mailing you shortly with a bunch of
questions, if he hasn't already done so.
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