Though after two years I switched studies, so I rarely make games anymore (sometimes for fun, when I have a good concept which I can't get out of my head). I now study Communication and Multimedia Design, which is more of a blend between design and programming than Game Development. I never regretted switching studies. Nice of you to ask by the way.
The strange bug I did talk about did deal with web development. You know how some websites have a "passwords need to be between 5 and 12 characters?" Well, we got a ticket about someone who was trying to use a new password that was within the limit, but he was being told that it was too long. Only when he omitted the < (or was it a >?) from his password did his password fall within an acceptable length.
Also, Teun, what games have you helped with? Mayhaps I have heard/played some of them?
(This part somewhat deals with code.)
What happened was this. Those who work with getting text from a user have to filter out special characters for security/functionality reasons. In this case, < will become < (> becomes > Heck, this is going on with our posts. Why is it done? Because if you left a stray "<" in HTML, you will be bound to break it, thus why the character is escaped.). Turns out that his password was being altered by this function and then its length was checked. I confirmed this by changing my own password (on this site) to "<>." It was seen as a legitimate eight character password (<> was what the system saw.) Needless to say, the error is known and I am quite sure that the bug has been dealt with.
That said, is studyong these things math-heavy? If yes, i would most likely fail, being generally shit at math. Hell, because of the math. I would probably fail studying economy, which is over here considered to be one of the easiest things to study (surprisingly, but this has i suppose more to do with the quality and level of the local universities, than economy being easy stuff)...
For what I do, it is not that math heavy, if at all. I need to figure out how to approach certain things, so what I do is more logical based than math based (although I do have a soft spot for math and am majoring in it.)
I feel as though we have gone off on a tangent... (Oh no! How to get back on topic and still contribute to this thread!?)
Though I have yet to play as the Advent Loyalists, I hear that because of these two bugs (I am speaking about the culture bug) kinda "breaks" them.