Originally Posted by Tryndamere
Um, yes it does.
Why do people work at Riot? To MAKE THE MONIES!?!?
Nope. (edit - well sure, it doesn't hurt and people DO after all need to make money to pay for things like food, housing, etc. But most just want to "check that box" and do what they love).
We work here because they want to delight you guys with awesome games.
Do we need to make money to keep the lights on and to ensure that we can continue to make awesome games?
If you have a different solution, I'd love to hear your idea. You'd probably win a Nobel prize for Economics, so let's hear it!
I have to add to this.
People do not get into video game development to get rich - there are a lot more effective and easier ways to do that. Video games is a labor of love, and the long hours, hard work and flaming aren't worth it unless you love what you do. I know I can't out-logic zealous emotion, but that's all there is to it.
When you do love it though, it's awesome - I can't imagine wanting to do anything else. If you don't got that, you will struggle in this industry, and Riot will chew you up and **** you out before you know what hit you.
I mean, you could get into games with 'get rich' as a motivation if you're REALLY BAD at getting rich.