|I would like to take this opportunity to talk with
everyone about my aspirations for the pottsland domain.
I have been asked many times, why I run a web site like pottsland?
Well I have always had the desire to play games; and role playing games
have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I want
to be able to share this love with everyone out there, to see what I see
in these games. Often games don't live up to their expectations and
even when the game is decent, some part may be very frustrating.
I try to provide people with enough information to keep them interested
in the games, and to get the most enjoyment out of it.
Where would I like to take this domain? I would love the opportunity
to work with game companies who are developing RPG's (or Adventure games)
to develop a collection of sites based on some of the best games ever written.
When a game is a success, I want to be the site that everyone thinks of
first. Sure there are sites that cover every game that comes out,
but I want the most information about only the BEST games on the market.
Why am I qualified? Why is anyone qualified? I have been
playing computer games since the first personal computers were available,
I have played most of the classics, but in general I have kept to the Role
Playing and/or Adventure game category. One of my past jobs gave
me the chance to do game testing, to verify that our products were working
correctly with as many games as possible. In my time, I have easily
played THOUSANDS of games, many that people have never heard of,
and of course, the mega-blockbusters.
Why am I rambling on like this? I like my job, I get to design
the chips that many of you are using in your computers right this minute.
Yet I am far from being financially stable (mortgage, wife, son, mortgage)
and would like to be able to make more money. I am not expecting
to make millions (although if I do I won't complain), I am looking for
a way to supplement my income.
So what do I want? I want to be able to work with game companies
on their new and upcoming games. I can program, beta-test, develop
plots, give game play feedback, I can do just about anything. I would
like the opportunity to work with companies to help them design the best
games possible. If the game is something that I think is a failure,
I will tell them, and why. But if I feel that there is a major hit
coming along, I would like the opportunity to work with the developers
to make sure it is the best that it can be. Do I want to get
paid for all this? If possible, but I would also like the chance
to develop the best web site for those HIT games on the internet before
the game is released. I understand the need for silence, and
I am an honest puck who will never release any information about any project
until the final release is available to the public. I am more then
willing to sign NDA's that state this.
What can you all do about this? Well if you are a game developer,
then think of me when you need someone to do something. If you aren't
a developer, but know someone who is, then ask them to give me a chance.
If you are just another person as myself; then I just hope that you will
enjoy these sites (click on the ads if you feel they offer you something
you may want). Of course if you are in a position to help me earn
some extra cash doing something else, let me know, I'm always interested.
I don't want handouts from anyone, I am just looking for opportunities
to do work; or at least develop this domain further.
Thank you all for listening to my ramblings, I guess I'm just a bit
depressed that financially I am feeling the pinch; and I just want the
best for my son and wife.