But ehwac (sp?), I forgot how long ago that game was, but nowadays nobody at Raven Software has a second job.
Let's put it this way. We have a guy going into work who's not leaving for another, hmm, let's say nine to ten hours. Now, even if you're not on crunch time, things can get difficult.
I won't reveal names, so let's call him John Doe. John Doe has been working on this one map set (about five maps for a city mission) for a long time. It's not his whole project as a level designer, but he's stuck on this one with all of those bugs.
A lot of those bugs have to deal with triggers having the appropriate trigger ID's, but those triggers won't set off correctly, or not at all, in some cases. John Doe's getting pissed, but he continues to try and find a way to fix these havens of his.
He keeps a cool head and gets the maps done in time.
Now, I'm sure John Doe loves making games, but we're not so sure about this Jane Doe employee.
Here enters Jane Doe. Jane Doe doesn't like making games as much as John Doe, and doesn't have a computer or console at home because she's already on the computer enough at work.
Jane Doe has to put up with an awful lot of problems (let's take the same five-map set scenario that John Doe had to trouble-shoot). I'm sure, as well as you are, that not everyone loves the craft of programming or designing maps for PC titles (or console titles).
If Jane Doe runs into the same problem, she's going to have a little fit, or something else of that nature.
The rest is self-explanatory.
Now take in mind, that a second job won't be helping Jane Doe too much because she's fixated on finishing that five-map set, and getting a few other maps in.
Here comes crunch time, and it's getting worse for a Jane Doe employee. A second Job won't be enough, because that second job is going to be lost if she doesn't clean up her act.
My point is, not everyone can keep a second job, even if they needed it, because the first job is stressing them enough. Coupled with the fact that they're not getting paid.
I did forget the point to where you love computers, and Jane Doe doesn't love computers so much, but not everyone loves computers in the first place. Jane Doe just likes them, she wants a different job, or whatever bullshit women come up with nowadays.