Met GM Skye™ in-game today, asked what it would take to be a GM (Kinda been a dream of mine for some time) but I don’t think I got a serious answer :( “Pass the Trials” “Study Hard”. Don’t know what the “trials” are, or what I’m supposed to “study”. Why can’t they ever answer you seriously? :’(
For me, I believe that is the serious answer you have. If you go any online game company and ask this question, people will simply reply you in that way. And you have to “learn” the answer by yourself.
If you want to become a GM, of course, you have to study something related to the game industry first (such as programs and coding, graphics, ect). That is the easiest start.
A GM has to deal all these kinds of things. They are not only sitting there in front of the computer and playing games with you all days or nights. They’ll often have to check to maintain the game and reply support tickets, or inform players about updates. And in order to reply the tickets, they have to know all the basics above (or at least one of them). There are unprofessional GMs, and they’ll be fired fast by the company. That’s why they have to do their job correctly.
Pass the trials means all hardships (that you will encounter in the job) and of course, the interview is important. To become a GM, at least, you must have experience once (means you had to be a GM before). Or else, you will have to start as a normal worker/officer/designer in the game company. You will have to start at the lowest rank and climb to the top.
It’s not easy, believe me. It’s not.
Edit: Hey, I edited this, because I wanted to tell you not to give up your dreams. My words sound rough, cruel, but they are the truth. Every dream is difficult to achieve, but it’s worth to follow your dream. It’s always great to have a goal.
Wanting to draw things but not having the energy to put effort into drawings