If you get lucky in that the person actually happens to be the person you're after then the conversation flows more smoothly and you don't openly display ignorance. It can happen, I walked in to a business a few weeks ago and acted as if the person behind the front desk was the person with the authority to buy my product. "Hi, I'm from X; Y suggested I stop in because he knows you're looking for Z, etc etc". Because someone had actually recommended that I stop in there I thought I knew who I was after so I could very well have just walked in and said "I'd like to speak to John, he should be expecting me, can you please get him?" and in this scenario that would have fucked me. Turns out that John was recently fired and the person I walked up to was the new GM who was familiarising himself with the systems used by the front desk people. He was/has been changing a shitload of stuff because John was terrible at his job. Instead of being lumped in to the categorie of "shit deals John has got us in to'"I looked like an opportunity to easily make some product changes he was looking to make soon anyway. Easy sales for me! This is hardly the most likely scenario however.
You are much more likely to get some lower level employee/gatekeeper however this approach works well in this situation too. They have often been instructed to cockblock you. They have been told that if someone comes in asking to speak to the food and beverage manager the very last thing they should do is fetch the food and beverage manager. By instead opening with a soft pitch to themselves you don't trigger this hard rule that has been drilled in to them and you don't get stonewalled. You flatter the hell out of them. I've found that employees without the power to say yes (expecially those close to that power ie 2IC's) love acting as if they do. It's masturbatorial for them. They're enjoying themselves acting like they're a big shot and then because you're a dope salesman and you say dope shit they actually start thinking whatever you're talking about is a really good idea. This puts them on your side. You are now more likely to get put through to the right person. They will probably even try to take credit for finding you. "Hey Bob I was talking to this guy and I think it would be a really good idea if we picked up this line of thing, you should give him a call". And then when you call Bob he remembers that his assistant thinks you're great. He's busy and been meaning to give his employee more... keep reading on reddit ➡
(Just a quick note first, this is also posted on the rift forums, but as a lot of people don't even go there, I'd like to post it here as well to get as much feedback as possible. Oh, and if this sounds like a project you may like to work on and you are an art person :D Let me know, cause I'm not the best art person in the world.)
Let's explain a little further shall we? I want to make a rift game. I've made a few demos I guess you could say, and would like to further it into a full game. What I'd like to do is a typical first person shooter, kill the enemy to win type of thing. I'd like it to be scifi and I am definitely going to do it with the rift in mind, but I can't decide which would be better. A first person... person, wearing an exo suit (hovering and things of that sort will be included) or a mech like game (think hawken, as far as speed and such).
I should note that at the moment, I'm a single person that would be doing this, and the goal is to have a full and complete game in around 8 weeks (doing a local thing that's to help you get better at game dev and is an 8 week process). I'd like to have bare minimum 1 level, and at least two game modes (at the least, deathmatch/teamdeathmatch, and ctf). Beyond all that, I'd "like" to integrate my grappling hook like mechanic from the Attack on Titan thing I've been working on.
This will be a game that goes against the normal convention of the rift standards. It will be fast paced and have a lot of moment (possibly wall running and things of that sort), so it won't be for the person that's just started using vr systems. So I'd like a little input. I know that having a cockpit is better for people in the rift that have motion/simulator sickness issues, and this could be a way to solve that, but I don't think that the speed and agility I want to put in will really go with it. Any comments/suggestions?
“Oh, we were conquerors.” No. YOU can’t even conquer a push-up.
Or “we were slaves” no YOU were never a slave.
You have your own life and environment to navigate. Yes people of different heritages have different things to deal with; but it’s not the same as the past.
Edit: in no way is the point of this post saying you are not allowed to do something. If you want to be an effective/sound minded individual, then you should not do the above.
Edit 2: if you feel the desire to express disagreement with my opinion by saying something along the lines of how unpopular it is, I urge you to remind yourself of the subreddit you are browsing.
Edit 3: this shouldn’t matter..... but I’m black
Edit 4: in no way am I saying that the past does not affect the present; or that the present issues are not residual ramifications of the past.
Edit 5: I know why people do this. I still disagree with its effectiveness.
it’s more than my dad made for 2 years at parts of our life in 7 months DOGE is my bank moon
Most of you probably think of “early decision”. Some could think of “eating disorder”. Others could think of “erectile dysfunction”. Several people may think of Ed Sheeran.