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Rimworld helped me get a PhD
« on: August 04, 2022, 06:12:21 PM »

Five-ish years ago, I did a little project on this forum, doing an economic analysis of the Rimworld economy. At the time, I just thought it was fun, and was so happy to see other players help me gather data. Realizing that I apparently like to look at prices for fun, I decided to see if I could get a job doing that, so I applied to graduate school. In the interview process, that project came up, and apparently impressed the professors who were interviewing me. Looking back, I suspect it was more about my enthusiasm rather than technical skill, but either way, it helped!

I got my PhD in economics this year. Though this forum seems much less active than it was back then, I still wanted to post here to thank the community. If y'all hadn't been so keep to help out my random pet project, I don't think I could call myself doctor today! This is one of the best communities I had the pleasure to participate in. Y'all rock!