From Intern to Full Time: Daybreak’s Community Coordinator

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2

After Tony “RadarX“‘s departure from Daybreak Games on July 14th, EQ2 players have been wondering who our new Community Representative would be. Now we know!

From DaybreakGames.com:

As our company continues to grow, we’re always excited to have new talent join our team. Daybreak’s Marketing department is happy to introduce our new Community Coordinator, although she’s already a familiar face to many at our company.

Meet Roxanne “Roxxlyy”

roxxlyy

What is your role at Daybreak?
I spent the last year or so as an intern in the Marketing department here at Daybreak, focused mostly on supporting various PR initiatives. I really enjoyed it, but I have always wanted to pursue community management. Good news – I’m now going to be doing just that! I’m happy to report that I am now a full-time member of the Community team, taking on the role of Community Coordinator.

What first interested you to work at Daybreak?

Last summer I was searching for an internship in the game industry, and I got incredibly lucky when I stumbled across Daybreak’s opening. I was familiar with a handful of their titles and the studio was close to home so I went for it! Once I started my internship, I knew I wanted to stay. I love the company culture and the people that work here, and I’ve always felt at home. The most important thing, though, is the fact that coming into the studio everyday doesn’t feel like work to me – it’s a lot of fun.

So far, what has been the most exciting project you’ve worked on?

During H1Z1’s Fight for the Crown, I held interviews with a handful of the teams who competed in the tournament. This was one of the first times I really got to spend a lot of time interfacing with some of our players, and I really enjoyed getting to talk to them. I’m very excited that talking to our players is now going to be a part of my day-to-day job!

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Like I mentioned, I’m definitely looking forward to being able to spend a lot more time communicating directly with our players. I think having Daybreakers out and available in the community is so important, and I’m more than happy to be someone that players can come and talk to when they have ideas, questions, or concerns.

What do you find interesting being in the video game industry?

Can my answer be everything? I’ve been a passionate gamer since I was around 7 years old, and it’s an interest that I’ve kept up my whole life. I’ve always wanted to end up with a career in the gaming industry, even if I wasn’t always sure what exactly I wanted to do. Now that I’m here, I love everything about it including the culture, the events, the communities, and especially getting to spend every day making contributions to some pretty awesome video games.

Which games are you currently playing and why?

I’m constantly switching up the games I play – there are so many good ones out there! Recently I’ve been playing a lot of Terraria because it’s a great way to relax and unwind at the end of the day. If my day has been a little more stressful, though, I might group up with friends for some Left 4 Dead 2. Shooting zombies is also therapeutic, but in an entirely different way.

What advice would you give to other interns interested in transitioning to full time employment?

If you’re looking to turn your internship into a full time job, you need to go above and beyond to integrate yourself with the company in the short time you’re there. Even when I was only expecting to be at Daybreak for a 10-week summer internship, I spent a lot of my time out of the office playing our games, reading forums, and watching Twitch streams so that I could really get a good understanding of what I was working with. If you care a lot about what you’re doing, it will definitely show, and it will definitely pay off.

Congratulations, Roxanne! We’re always looking for new talent as our company continues to grow. Interested in an internship or full time position? You can check out our career opportunities here: www.daybreakgames.com/careers.

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Comments (9)

  • Armageddoux

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    oopss !! I never thought RadarX could miss me so quickly !!

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  • Necromancer

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    So, should we get a betting pool going with trying to guess how long this Community Manager/Coordinator lasts?

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  • madrat x1000

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    I sort of confused, she does not play any of daybreak games, done a few interviews of folks and now she is the community manager. How can you be that if you don’t know the player base. I will say this the playerbase between h1z and eq2 are 2 very different type of players.

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    • Narsikus

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      The way I read it, she does play DB games.

      Even when I was only expecting to be at Daybreak for a 10-week summer internship, I spent a lot of my time out of the office playing our games

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      • Armageddoux

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        Yep, that do it nice on a curriculum vitae or an application :mrgreen:

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  • Anon ops

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    So glad that RadarX is gone. The man was a PR disaster.

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  • Archangel

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    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BewareTheNiceOnes

    The honeymoon didn’t last very long. If at all.

    http://archive.is/9dAxa
    https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq2/index.php?threads/goodbye-post-deleted.580734/

    “I responded to a goodbye post, which generally had only constructed criticism, and it’s been removed completely… not in my history or anything.

    I think that’s ********.

    Stop deleting posts that have genuine real problems with the game in them.”

    The usual suspects applauded and liked.

    “Seems there is a new Sheriff in town. Bout time they cleaned this quagmire of forum up.”
    “I’d like to thank whoever it is that is deleting all of these toxic threads. If people can’t learn to express themselves in a constructive manner, their words have no place on these forums.”

    Then came Roxxlyy.
    http://archive.is/BeX2g
    https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq2/index.php?help/terms

    “Locking this, as as it directly violates the forum rules:

    “If you disagree with a moderator or employee’s actions, do not discuss or challenge the matter in forum posts.”

    If you have a concern about moderation, feel free to discuss it with me privately.”

    “As it turns out” Daybreak management decisions falls under “employee’s actions.” “As such” posts contrary to the current direction of the game are disappearing.

    If you like a EQ2 thread, learn to use archive.is . The thread or posts may not be there tomorrow

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    “It’s not good for me to run away from honest opinions. I can’t let that block my writing.”
    Hideyuki Kurata, Read or Die

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    • Mizgamer62

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      I didn’t think it could get any worse, but I was so very wrong. I guess our removal of $$$ will speak louder than our words.

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  • Mizgamer62

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    Well it seems that our new community coordinator is all over the forums deleting specific posts, deleting entire threads and in some cases, actually editing peoples posts. So much for improvement.

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