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    Pampers got a reaction from Vaya in Fallout 4   
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    Pampers reacted to [HP] in Work from Home Discussion   
    This whole situation reminded me of one of my favorite quotes: "Everything in moderation... including moderation."
    More than half year into WFH, and the thought of going back to the office isn't exactly a pleasant one for me. Time is life's greatest currency, my time is more valuable to me than anything else in life, including money. Office life comes with a lot of negative things too, commute, spending money on lunch and coffee, a lot of distractions, a lot of meetings, office politics, etc. I just don't think a creative industry lends itself very well to the 9 to 5 formula. After a while it just starts to feel like a regular job and all the trappings of that formula starts to creep into your day to day life.
    I'm loving WFH, before this I would only see my own son for a couple of hours or less per day! I mean, just the thought of going back to that makes me sad, I'd see my family a little bit before leaving in the morning, then return home around 7pm, have dinner and play with him a little bit and by 8:30pm he needs to be in bed.
    At home, I can control my own hours, which requires a lot of discipline and work ethic, eating nutritious meals, going outside, exercise daily, taking breaks is just as important as working hard. It's been a rocky ride for me, I think June/July was the worst part for me, I wasn't delivery much in terms of productivity at work which made me feel guilty and really affected my well being, maybe I let the pendulum swing too much the other way and I lost momentum. Whatever happened, I found that 3/4 hours of pure focused work is often all you need before getting diminished returns, specially in long term.
    So going back to that quote, I think as life slowly returns back to normal, I think we can find a middle ground because I have to admit I really miss my colleagues, I miss brainstorming ideas in organic and natural ways. Maybe we as an industry can learn to balance home / work life a little bit better. Maybe the team meets on monday morning for a weekly sync then go back to our home offices to do work. Maybe we do Friday afternoon playtests back at the office. Maybe we end the week with a beer while discussing the outcome of the playtest. Maybe departments can schedule a get together at a park or esplanade and discuss their progress. Maybe... just fucking maybe work life doesn't need to be fucking boring anymore.
     
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    Pampers reacted to Radu in Work from Home Discussion   
    First two months were plagued by technical issues and a slow descent off course for me. After the initial lockdown, I returned to the office and worked from there the entire summer. Now that it's getting colder, I've started to work from home again. Working in bursts and taking breaks to stretch or go outside is a must for me as well. The whole situation has it's pros and cons. One of the biggest positive aspects is that you no longer waste time on the commute, but the big negative is that work and off-work can blend between sometimes. I've been trying to stick to a schedule as best as I can.  Overall, studio productivity hasn't really been affected that much. Occasional issues, but definitely a huge improvement since March and April.
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    Pampers reacted to Minos in Work from Home Discussion   
    It's about time we have a dedicated thread for this, since it's a reality for most of us
    How's your experience with WFH been so far? What are some the ways you found to adapt? I'm also curious to know some stats or anecdotes on the impact of WFH in productivity for game studios...
    For me personally I actually became much more productive and skilled in the past months. Because I'm able to manage my time better, I have time to do research, experiment, and learn new skills. This is something that was very challenging when I had to be in the office 8 hours a day, even in the days where my productivity was shit. I remember I tried to pick up Substance Designer at work, but it was simply impossible. Too many distractions, and an office is not an environment very conductive to learning. Working at home, I just asked my producer to take 2 weeks and really narrow down on the software and see how we can use it in our pipeline, and it was an amazing investment. I don't use it all the time, but some things that normally would take me a few hours, I can do in minutes in SD (for example, windows, garage doors, etc...). I've also been learning Polish for over a year now, my classes used to be on Saturday (kind of a bummer, since Saturdays are for fun), and now I can have then on Friday mornings. Much better.
    When we all started work from home back in march my productivity was shit. I was reading too many news, had a strange schedule and like everyone else was anxious with the situation. But with time, I learned to adapt my routine to be as efficient, working as "little" as I can. I don't mean doing as little as I can, but doing as most as I can, during my most productive hours (the afternoon), and avoid overworking. (everytime I overwork I need a few days to recharge after).
    One thing that I found that really helps my productivity and well being is to go on walks during the day. I try to work in bursts of 2 to 3 hours, then go for a walk. Walking under the sun heats up my body and makes me feel more energetic. It also removes the brain fog I usually get when looking at a screen for too long.
    Anyways, these are just some of the things that I learned! How about you?
     
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    Pampers got a reaction from Buddy in Fallout 4   
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    Pampers got a reaction from Zarsky in Fallout 4   
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    Pampers got a reaction from Radu in The Half-Life 3 thread of closure and memorium   
    depends on where you are in a project as well
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    Pampers got a reaction from leplubodeslapin in The Half-Life 3 thread of closure and memorium   
    depends on where you are in a project as well
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    Pampers reacted to jd40 in [CS:GO] Ravine (wingman)   
    Hi all!
    I started this one way back in 2018 and have been working on it on the side to keep me cool from all the desert maps I've been making lately 😅. 
    The map is set in snowed in castle connecting two sides of a river.

    Layout:
    More screenshots:
    Workshop:
    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2257823084
    Credits:
    Additional LD - @Quotingmc
    Additional props - @Quadratic
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    Pampers reacted to blackdog in I love me some Quake!   
    Quake in 2020, WAT!
     
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    Pampers reacted to Pr0nogo in Hammer, Meet Anvil - CS:GO customs interview show   
    As promised, another interview is out, this time with Oliver - co-author of Basalt and Iris, author of Outpost and Garrison.
    https://youtu.be/CcZCNXdJKYk
    I've also added a playlist link to the OP, where all future episodes will go.
    Edit: Another one with catfood! https://youtu.be/dBd4qNLu0ik
    Edit 2: Another one x2 with Squiski! https://youtu.be/1Q_2_t4zCzc
     
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    Pampers got a reaction from Vilham in What are you playing now?   
    don't kinkshame him
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    Pampers got a reaction from dux in What are you playing now?   
    don't kinkshame him
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    Pampers reacted to MadsenFK in [CS:GO] Extraction (Hostage Wingman & 5v5)   
    "Get to the choppa!"
    A man is being held hostage in his mansion located in the Swedish skerries.
    Secure him and bring him to one of the TWO rescue zones to call in the chopper.
    Keep the landing zone clear and extract the hostage!
    Made for the 2020 Source Engine Discord Wingman Contest
    TEAM
    Fnugz | Gameplay
    MadsenFK | Art
    Andi | Models

    SHOUTOUTS
    Yanzl | Mapping hotline
    ZooL | Grand vscript wizard
    Terri | ❤️ 
    The People of Mapcore.

    Additional Credits
    Yanzl | Making and sharing the majority of the assets used
    Skybex | A few assets

    WORKSHOP LINK





     
    MOOD BOARD

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    Pampers reacted to [HP] in Mafia Trilogy   
    Mafia: Definitive Edition early review scores
    Destructoid 9
    IGN 8
    Press Start 8
    Windows Central 4.5/5
    DualShockers 8
    GameSpot 6
    Game Informer 5.5
    The Gamer 3/5
    OC 80 (24 critics)
    https://opencritic.com/game/9473/mafia-definitive-edition
    MC 83 (9 critics)
    https://metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/mafia-definitive-edition
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    Pampers got a reaction from Zarsky in Cyberpunk 2077   
    Completion percentage on PS4, not surprised at all to see The Witcher 3 on the bottom
    The Last of Us Part 2 – 58% Final Fantasy VII Remake – 53.3% God of War – 51.8% Marvel’s Spider-Man – 50.7% Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – 50.3% Detroit: Become Human – 49% Ghost of Tsushima – 38.2% Horizon Zero Dawn – 34.5% Days Gone – 34% Bloodborne – 31.9% Death Stranding – 29.3% Red Dead Redemption II – 28.6% The Witcher 3 - 26%
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    Pampers got a reaction from dux in Cyberpunk 2077   
    Completion percentage on PS4, not surprised at all to see The Witcher 3 on the bottom
    The Last of Us Part 2 – 58% Final Fantasy VII Remake – 53.3% God of War – 51.8% Marvel’s Spider-Man – 50.7% Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – 50.3% Detroit: Become Human – 49% Ghost of Tsushima – 38.2% Horizon Zero Dawn – 34.5% Days Gone – 34% Bloodborne – 31.9% Death Stranding – 29.3% Red Dead Redemption II – 28.6% The Witcher 3 - 26%
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    Pampers got a reaction from blackdog in Cyberpunk 2077   
    Completion percentage on PS4, not surprised at all to see The Witcher 3 on the bottom
    The Last of Us Part 2 – 58% Final Fantasy VII Remake – 53.3% God of War – 51.8% Marvel’s Spider-Man – 50.7% Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – 50.3% Detroit: Become Human – 49% Ghost of Tsushima – 38.2% Horizon Zero Dawn – 34.5% Days Gone – 34% Bloodborne – 31.9% Death Stranding – 29.3% Red Dead Redemption II – 28.6% The Witcher 3 - 26%
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    Pampers reacted to TanookiSuit3 in [TF2] Undying Event   
    Can't believe I forgot to post here, but we finally finished our brand new Halloween map for Team Fortress 2! More information can be found below:
    IMAGES:





    DOWNLOAD LINKS BELOW:
    Steam Workshop Link
    TF2Maps Link
    Creators.TF Link
     
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    Pampers reacted to Radu in WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!   
    Playtest soonTM
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    Pampers reacted to Corwin in What's going on with your life?   
    I've been working too hard for a few years now, went through some deep burnouts and such, but taking control back a bit. Putting boundaries on work, and investing in a healthier lifestyle -- I realize I don't like living in a city because I don't know what to do when I take a break from work (that is, things that don't involve spending money) and have been picking biking and exercising a bit. The appartement above mine was also not used for the last 3 years but now peeps are moving in and I have to get used to the reality of living in an appartement building (especially since I work late at night to be in sync with the US.)
    Working too much did help me save money so I've been looking at houses for a few weeks but running into walls: houses that were sold in less than 24 hours or while I was on my way to visit them, and since I'm renovating my mom's house I don't quite feel like another year's worth of renovations for the next purchase. When I was starting to think I should wait this housing market rush out (the rate of people looking for homes vs those selling is crazy right now in this part of France), I ran into a cool house close to the coast that ticks all my requirements. It's like a 8 min walk to the beach and close to hiking trails. Was dubious at first because there's no cell-phone coverage at all and shittiest internet, but after poking around the town officials guaranteed optic fiber internet and 4G coverage by end of year. My offer was just accepted I got pretty lucky on it as the estimation was done before confinement so prices didn't rise, and I might be selling my flat super quickly and at a good price because there's a high demand in the area. Peeps built it themselves because the whole family worked in construction, so it's a 2nd-hand. Its layout is weird and its interior is a bit odd for the area (the owners liked the style of mountain homes, with lots of visible wood inside), and I'll tweak the decoration, but I generally really like it.
    Now if only I could see my american girlfriend, we've been kept apart since February...


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    Pampers got a reaction from Buddy in Mafia Trilogy   
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    Pampers reacted to blackdog in Mapcore Job Census   
    Congrats to both!
    Funny I accidentally discovered and read about Embark for the first time just the other week.
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    Pampers got a reaction from Lizard in Mapcore Job Census   
    Had my last day at DICE today. Starting as a (procedural) artist on Embark next week!
    Congrats @grapen!!
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    Pampers got a reaction from dux in Mapcore Job Census   
    Had my last day at DICE today. Starting as a (procedural) artist on Embark next week!
    Congrats @grapen!!
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