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This topic contains 12 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Idora 12 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #3782

    omen
    Participant

    I’ve just realised I never got around to sigining up to IGDA. I do get 2 emails from IGDA every month for something I must have signed up to when in uni.
    What do you actually get from signing up anyway??

  • #17775

    Idora
    Participant
  • #17776

    omen
    Participant

    Ah right, I guess I have one of those free accounts.

    So…

    > Statutory member of the Association with complete voting rights
    > Online member profile and access to member directory
    > Membership card
    > Complete access to web site content and discussion forums
    > IGDA newsletter subscription
    > Access to discounts & promos

    So….rights to voting, forums and promos. Is it worth the money?

  • #17777

    Nooptical
    Participant

    I keep forgetting to join fully. I’m signed up on the website and all but I want to get a year membership. Must remember to do it during the week…..

    So….rights to voting, forums and promos. Is it worth the money?[/quote:4a49ace154]

    Its only 40 odd euro….hardly breaks the bank! :p

  • #17778

    omen
    Participant

    Doesn’t break the bank, but I’m not about to pay people for the privilage of something that I’ll never use.
    I can see the use of it for discounts to conferences, but other than that, what am I paying for?

  • #17781

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Well, in all fairness, you will just have to make an educated guess as to whether you will use it or not based on the list of what you get. Asking if its worth the money will probably get differant answers from differant people. I would say that the members database and full access to the forums are worth it alone – which is why I will join. But others might disagree.

    So at the end of the day you will just have to decide if its worth it yourself and pay for it or not.

  • #17792

    Idora
    Participant

    Doesn’t break the bank, but I’m not about to pay people for the privilage of something that I’ll never use.[/quote:90bd3a1b09]
    On the contrary, Omen – you ‘use’ it all the time, regardless of whether you are supporting the organisation financially or not!

    A big part of the thinking behind lowering the cost of membership was to encourage the many people who benefit from our efforts to move from a passive support (i.e. one of the 80,000 receiving the newsletter, etc.) to a more active support (i.e. join the 6,000 or so who pay the annual subscription).

    It’s the nature of the beast that you benefit from our efforts whther or not you subscribe – we lobby on behalf of the industry as a whole, not just fee-paying members. We’d simply like more of you to consider joining the organisation and helping change the industry for the better

    The IGDA is the only industry-wide organisation advocating & lobbying for change on such issues as Quality of Life, etc. you know… the kind of issues close to your heart when you’re having a go at EA! ;) In this country, at least, we’re also actively involved in helping the IDA, etc. in getting developers, et al to set up over here. I’m sure you’re one of many people in the industry who’d like to be able to come back and work in ireland one day

    [ cue sound of me climbing down from my soapbox ]

  • #17796

    omen
    Participant

    kind of issues close to your heart when you’re having a go at EA! ;) [/quote:8e7ad19f97]

    Ah, but you know I only do that because I’ve nothing better to be doing with my time :)

  • #17797

    Idora
    Participant

    Ah, but you know I only do that because I’ve nothing better to be doing with my time [/quote:2e28791daf] well, you do work for Core ;)

  • #17799

    omen
    Participant
  • #17800

    Idora
    Participant

    admittedly, it was a cheap shot… originally I was going to make some scathing comment about interfering producers but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it in the end

  • #17801

    omen
    Participant

    See see, we do actually do some work

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/press_release.php?aid=6859

    Edit:
    You should have done it Tony….I’d appreciate the comedy value :)

  • #17880

    Idora
    Participant

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