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I am wondering if anyone has an estimate of what the growth rate is for developers (programmers) with knowledge of how to build AAA MMOs1?

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What does this even mean? –  AttackingHobo Jun 15 '11 at 4:22
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Since developers are sitting all day long, their horizontal growth rate is greater than that of the average person. –  Byte56 Jun 15 '11 at 5:43
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It depends on their DXP (Developer eXperience Points), and programmers with more DXP tend to get more GP. Also, each programmer tends to have "De-Bug" potions, "Efficiency" spells, a Mouse serving as personal "Familiar," and the rare-yet-wildly-sought-after "Golden Keyboard of Infinite Power" (which triples Dexterity) and "Silk Mouse Pad" (which enhances aim, but only if it was crafted on a Multi-Threaded Loom that was recently blessed by a drunken monk -- the challenge here is getting a monk drunk {it's very expensive since these monks can handle a lot of liquor!}). ;-P –  Randolf Richardson Jun 15 '11 at 6:18
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If the question is about the percentage of developers that can build MMO's, I'd say low, because n00bs always try it, and veterans always tell them not to :P –  Jonathan Connell Jun 15 '11 at 7:54
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If you look closely at the variables in question and the average expansion rate of the universe at midnight, it appears the answer is exactly 42 towels. –  Maik Semder Jun 15 '11 at 9:49
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Yes, you are wondering if anyone has an estimate of what the growth rate is for developers (programmers) with knowledge of how to build AAA MMOs1.

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three slow claps –  jhocking Jun 15 '11 at 14:01
    
@jhocking: Was that you I saw on TV at the Stanley Cup Riots here in Vancovuer (BC, Canada) last night, clapping slowly at someone who was trying to put out the fire of those two police cars? ;-D –  Randolf Richardson Jun 16 '11 at 16:42
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