- Jul 21, 2020
As someone who has worked with software and database development and also handled the QA side of things as well as the initial Q&A with those who needed new software to see exactly what they really wanted and needed, I can tell you that you hit the nail right on the head. When you watch the forums here or elsewhere, you always see the tons of posts nitpicking about minor details and although a developer may care about fixing those details, it's often more important to have someone filter out the things that aren't important or realistic or possible or that the majority of players would not want so you can focus on what is actually important. I think this DD showed that PDX knows how to do this well.I'd imagine it's less that and more statistician. It sounds to me like this kind of job requires a great deal of knowledge in what is and isn't constructive to pass on to development. After all, saddling the programmers with every little comment about how ugly a character's baby ended up would just bog down development. I figure a job like this requires a keen understanding of what can and can't be used for good. A bit like an intelligence officer, only with far less lives on the line.