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How often do you disagree with your peers/superiors?

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ned_poreyra polycounter lvl 4

Not necessarily openly, just in general, regardless of whether you voice it out or not.

I mean disagree artistically of course - on what looks good and what doesn't; what direction should the project take etc.


  • Alex_J
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    Alex_J godlike master sticky

    guy i work for is a complete fucking moron

  • killnpc
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    killnpc interpolator

    objection; leading the witness. (75% of the time)

  • sacboi
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    sacboi insane polycounter

    @Alex_J - statement of the year 👍️

    High tempo team driven environments I've been 'fortunate' at times collecting a pay check, overwhelmingly in my experience demand heads-down-arse-up adherence but on the other hand rank does have it's privileges....anyway hence why I'm fomenting atm potential self employment avenues going forward.

  • lotet
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    lotet hero character

    I came to write something clever and insightful, and here you are basically stealing the words out of my mouth, this 100%. I'm always surprised how much stuff actually just solves itself if you just stay cool for a bit hehe.

  • poopipe
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    poopipe godlike master sticky

    Frequently , and I am open about it - always have been.

    If you let something you think is shit go by without raising it, you are guilty of making the end product worse than it needs to be. It doesn't matter whether its within your discipline or not, making video games is a team sport and you all suffer if its crap and nobody buys it.

    Obviously you need to offer constructive, well reasoned criticism and if your opinion is overruled by an art director or design director then you need to accept that they know better because it's them with the wider vision in their head.

    It's very rare that well meaning and well constructed critique is not gratefully received - in situations where it isn't, who's the asshole really?

  • Larry
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    At this early point in my career, it feels rewarding being able to create stuff other people envision, while adding my own twist without clashing. I only get a bit sad when we have to compromise quality for the project to run smoothly.

    But I've been told there is a lot of clashing in projects where there are too many senior level artists.

    Senior = strongly opinionated 😂

  • Ashervisalis
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    Ashervisalis godlike master sticky

    Sometimes I get critique on my work, and I internally disagree and think what I've done is already awesome. When I address the notes and change the art, and it usually ends up looking better. I've just learned to take the critique and run with it, they are paying me after all.

  • chien
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    chien polycounter lvl 12

    they always think they are right, but no proof they are right, even mention they are better, i don't care about this supervisor anymore because meet type like them all the time alot of times, staff at bottom will not even follow them so will have many conflict, i will keep disagree until supervisor can explain and convince, i only had 1 supercisor that i respect and learn with before, others their own oppinion

  • zetheros
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    zetheros polycounter lvl 9

    It really depends on how long you've been working in a team imo. If you find yourself disagreeing a lot, it's either not the right place for you, or you're the smartest person in the room, and therefore it's not the right place for you once again. So, either more mentoring is needed, or they should promote you to a lead lol

    To answer the question though; not a lot since I work indie and everyone knows how everyone else operates, and there's a high degree of trust.

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