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    Furyo got a reaction from skdr in Long timers and new comers, your Mapcore history   
    Those who know me know I love history and genealogy, and I just got to thinking that I've been a member of Mapcore for 8 1/2 years now, dating back to my first modding days. In internet years, it's a century.... I was curious if you guys would like to share your story that got you here on Mapcore?
     
    Mine is pretty straightforward. I had joined the crew of beta testers from CoJ (Crowbars of Justice) for Day of Defeat Source back in April of 2005 with members like insta and skdr. That gave us all a huge advantage over every other modder in that we could start mapping for the game before it even came out. Back then, the Source SDK was barely running in Steam, and lots of tinkering with the FGD file later, I was learning 3D and Source when I wasn't playtesting the game. It was legendary modder Waldo, of the original DoD team who suggested that I join Mapcore when my first map, a piece of crap by all measuring standards, finally hit the shelves in Feb. 2006. That piece of crap, along with a convincing test, allowed me to join the industry two weeks later at Ubisoft Montpellier. Barely one map under my belt, and I had Mapcore to thank for partly landing me a job. It's been a lot of fun since then seeing all the great talent I was dreaming of becoming as good as all join the industry one by one.

    This was your sunday evening melancolic story, now share yours
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    Furyo got a reaction from TheOnlyDoubleF in The Mapcore Mod Team   
    It's been 7 years since I ran a mod team and shipped a mod, but if you should like some help with this endeavour, I'm all yours.
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    Furyo got a reaction from Izuno in Long timers and new comers, your Mapcore history   
    Those who know me know I love history and genealogy, and I just got to thinking that I've been a member of Mapcore for 8 1/2 years now, dating back to my first modding days. In internet years, it's a century.... I was curious if you guys would like to share your story that got you here on Mapcore?
     
    Mine is pretty straightforward. I had joined the crew of beta testers from CoJ (Crowbars of Justice) for Day of Defeat Source back in April of 2005 with members like insta and skdr. That gave us all a huge advantage over every other modder in that we could start mapping for the game before it even came out. Back then, the Source SDK was barely running in Steam, and lots of tinkering with the FGD file later, I was learning 3D and Source when I wasn't playtesting the game. It was legendary modder Waldo, of the original DoD team who suggested that I join Mapcore when my first map, a piece of crap by all measuring standards, finally hit the shelves in Feb. 2006. That piece of crap, along with a convincing test, allowed me to join the industry two weeks later at Ubisoft Montpellier. Barely one map under my belt, and I had Mapcore to thank for partly landing me a job. It's been a lot of fun since then seeing all the great talent I was dreaming of becoming as good as all join the industry one by one.

    This was your sunday evening melancolic story, now share yours
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    Furyo got a reaction from KoKo5oVaR in MapCore Job Census   
    Felicitations Richard
     
    Congrats Austin!
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    Furyo got a reaction from TheOnlyDoubleF in What's going on with your life?   
    Preparing my first class I'll teach on Wednesday. Kinda weird to be working on stuff like that, I guess I'm just not used to it. It's a one-off thing for now too. Using The Last of Us (LD masterpiece) to teach these fine young people at Supinfogame about narrative, exposition and tutorials through LD in intro levels.

    I'll post everything online once the class is done.
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    Furyo got a reaction from selmitto in What's going on with your life?   
    Preparing my first class I'll teach on Wednesday. Kinda weird to be working on stuff like that, I guess I'm just not used to it. It's a one-off thing for now too. Using The Last of Us (LD masterpiece) to teach these fine young people at Supinfogame about narrative, exposition and tutorials through LD in intro levels.

    I'll post everything online once the class is done.
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    Furyo got a reaction from Jord in What's going on with your life?   
    Preparing my first class I'll teach on Wednesday. Kinda weird to be working on stuff like that, I guess I'm just not used to it. It's a one-off thing for now too. Using The Last of Us (LD masterpiece) to teach these fine young people at Supinfogame about narrative, exposition and tutorials through LD in intro levels.

    I'll post everything online once the class is done.
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    Furyo got a reaction from ⌐■_■ in What's going on with your life?   
    Preparing my first class I'll teach on Wednesday. Kinda weird to be working on stuff like that, I guess I'm just not used to it. It's a one-off thing for now too. Using The Last of Us (LD masterpiece) to teach these fine young people at Supinfogame about narrative, exposition and tutorials through LD in intro levels.

    I'll post everything online once the class is done.
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    Furyo got a reaction from Minos in What's going on with your life?   
    Preparing my first class I'll teach on Wednesday. Kinda weird to be working on stuff like that, I guess I'm just not used to it. It's a one-off thing for now too. Using The Last of Us (LD masterpiece) to teach these fine young people at Supinfogame about narrative, exposition and tutorials through LD in intro levels.

    I'll post everything online once the class is done.
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    Furyo got a reaction from penE in What's going on with your life?   
    Preparing my first class I'll teach on Wednesday. Kinda weird to be working on stuff like that, I guess I'm just not used to it. It's a one-off thing for now too. Using The Last of Us (LD masterpiece) to teach these fine young people at Supinfogame about narrative, exposition and tutorials through LD in intro levels.

    I'll post everything online once the class is done.
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    Furyo got a reaction from FMPONE in What's going on with your life?   
    Preparing my first class I'll teach on Wednesday. Kinda weird to be working on stuff like that, I guess I'm just not used to it. It's a one-off thing for now too. Using The Last of Us (LD masterpiece) to teach these fine young people at Supinfogame about narrative, exposition and tutorials through LD in intro levels.

    I'll post everything online once the class is done.
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    Furyo got a reaction from deceiver in What's going on with your life?   
    Preparing my first class I'll teach on Wednesday. Kinda weird to be working on stuff like that, I guess I'm just not used to it. It's a one-off thing for now too. Using The Last of Us (LD masterpiece) to teach these fine young people at Supinfogame about narrative, exposition and tutorials through LD in intro levels.

    I'll post everything online once the class is done.
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    Furyo got a reaction from Squad in What's going on with your life?   
    Please tell me this is an ipad you're holding.
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    Furyo reacted to st0lve in What's going on with your life?   
    I applied for a job at an outdoors company yesterday.. Even though I'm hopefully still going to Canada, I need a proper backup plan. The job is called "product technician", which means that I'll be responsible for the production of prototypes, which sounds like a job that would fit into what I like to do. So now I'm waiting on 2 answers, both are probably a month away. Fucking sucks. I hate waiting for answers.
     
    Oh and I did a TOEFL test in late August. I scored 110/120 which basically means that I speak, write, read and listen at a higher level in English than I do in Norwegian...
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    Furyo got a reaction from selmitto in What's going on with your life?   
    Corwin, please let me know if you ever need to talk. I'm responsible for dragging your ass to Germany in the first place, and I don't want it to make you feel this way.

    You know I think the world of the family you have built. Your dedication to your craft is what made you so good, and your family is another reflection of that dedication. I really do think they go hand in hand together, and not opposite like you make it seem. Having a creative outlet is extraordinarily important, and in time you may be able to share more of your own outlets with your kids, which will improve things tremendously.
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    Furyo got a reaction from Nysuatro in Minesoft...Microcraft...you decide   
    My thoughts on the rumored purchase: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140911112110-14325978-minecraft-is-a-2-billion-ip-grab-microsoft-will-need-to-recoup-somehow?trk=mp-edit-rr-posts
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    Furyo got a reaction from Sprony in Minesoft...Microcraft...you decide   
    My thoughts on the rumored purchase: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140911112110-14325978-minecraft-is-a-2-billion-ip-grab-microsoft-will-need-to-recoup-somehow?trk=mp-edit-rr-posts
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    Furyo got a reaction from AlexM in MapCore Job Census   
    Awesome Alex, congrats on the permanent gig, I'm glad you found your place in this industry of ours
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    Furyo got a reaction from Vilham in What's going on with your life?   
    Seen as I hate the world as it is, I'm looking forward to how much more I'll hate it when I have kids
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    Furyo got a reaction from dkm in What's going on with your life?   
    Seen as I hate the world as it is, I'm looking forward to how much more I'll hate it when I have kids
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    Furyo got a reaction from Sprony in What's going on with your life?   
    Seen as I hate the world as it is, I'm looking forward to how much more I'll hate it when I have kids
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    Furyo got a reaction from Corwin in What's going on with your life?   
    Seen as I hate the world as it is, I'm looking forward to how much more I'll hate it when I have kids
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    Furyo got a reaction from e-freak in What's going on with your life?   
    Corwin, please let me know if you ever need to talk. I'm responsible for dragging your ass to Germany in the first place, and I don't want it to make you feel this way.

    You know I think the world of the family you have built. Your dedication to your craft is what made you so good, and your family is another reflection of that dedication. I really do think they go hand in hand together, and not opposite like you make it seem. Having a creative outlet is extraordinarily important, and in time you may be able to share more of your own outlets with your kids, which will improve things tremendously.
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    Furyo reacted to 2d-chris in What's going on with your life?   
    That's some heavy stuff matey, and I'm no shrink, but the one constant is you must be happy with yourself before you can make others happy around you. Theirs no point kidding yourself, making others happy at the cost of your sanity is ok at the start, but it eventually catches up and makes things even worse. Although I'm not in a complicated situation like you, with a family, I decided to change my life in a big way, very soon - because I was doing my job to make others happy, not myself. I got depressed and was bitter, then I remembered I used to be a much nicer person - so I made the jump and I've felt better ever since.
     
    I sometimes think of people who have it MUCH worse off, and it gives me a moment of reflection, but to be fair it's not enough in the long run, if there's anything you can do to make yourself happier you should do it. 
     
    Parents that I've spoken with, say that their job is vitally important in their family, not just financially, but as an escape, everyone needs time to themselves away from the responsibilities of being a parent and a husband. Have a night dedicated every week for "friends", go out bowling or to the cinema with friends, without the wife and kids. Balance is the key in any successful relationship.
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    Furyo got a reaction from Sjonsson in What's going on with your life?   
    Corwin, please let me know if you ever need to talk. I'm responsible for dragging your ass to Germany in the first place, and I don't want it to make you feel this way.

    You know I think the world of the family you have built. Your dedication to your craft is what made you so good, and your family is another reflection of that dedication. I really do think they go hand in hand together, and not opposite like you make it seem. Having a creative outlet is extraordinarily important, and in time you may be able to share more of your own outlets with your kids, which will improve things tremendously.
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