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18 days ago - /u/riotdanhonks - Direct link

7.10 Ascension

5 years ago

Riot just introduced in client replay system

I felt myself age reading this.

18 days ago - /u/riotdanhonks - Direct link

Originally posted by Lilsnubb

Sorry to make you feel ancient

get off my lawn.

just kidding.

i'm young enough that i'll never know what home ownership is like, let alone a home with a lawn.

but i will go take some back pain medication.

18 days ago - /u/riotdanhonks - Direct link

Originally posted by Horuslevel8

30 seconds of google reveal you easily make 100k+

Like yeah yeah cost of living, we get it, but that isnt funny at all and looks childish as f**k.

I actually publish my salary as part of pay transparency efforts within the gaming industry. That said, where I live, it's definitely true that I will likely never own a house with a lawn. Apartments here cost 400-500k, let alone houses! In California, where I'm moving to, you're looking at 3-4x that. House prices have risen faster than salaries have, and that's true in most places.

I don't really want to argue with you; I'm sorry the joke didn't land well with you.

Edit: added an updated report since you reminded me I needed to this year

18 days ago - /u/riotdanhonks - Direct link

Originally posted by BlackBrown123

750 disposable on a £16k salary

Teach me how you did it omg, I'm budgeting on 16k right now and it's hard

This was back in 2013. My rent was only 400 pounds and everything was a lot cheaper than it is now. I didn't (and still don't) have any life outside of video games, no kids, no school debt, no gf etc

18 days ago - /u/riotdanhonks - Direct link

Originally posted by JanEric1

how did you get your foot into riot without a degree?

I had been working as software engineer for a couple of years. A post showed up on Reddit, and I responded to it. /u/xNymia, a former Rioter, showed the post to the person who would eventually become my team lead and manager. They invited me to interview with them for a position as an application security engineer. The rest is history.

In general, we don't require degrees to work at Riot. However, if you're trying to get a new position specifically in a place where you require visa sponsorship, a degree is almost certainly required because of immigration laws.

18 days ago - /u/xNymia - Direct link

Originally posted by riotdanhonks

I had been working as software engineer for a couple of years. A post showed up on Reddit, and I responded to it. /u/xNymia, a former Rioter, showed the post to the person who would eventually become my team lead and manager. They invited me to interview with them for a position as an application security engineer. The rest is history.

In general, we don't require degrees to work at Riot. However, if you're trying to get a new position specifically in a place where you require visa sponsorship, a degree is almost certainly required because of immigration laws.

Best decision I ever made.