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5-11-2010 @ 12:01PM
An interesting project and I fully encourage it. I won't participate because the process already feels bulky and intrusive to my game play. If there was a small addon via Curse that tracked my experiences, that'd be okay with me but a new launch screen makes me nervous and I feel like I am working for The Man. Like said above, its astonishing how many colleges look to WoW for research information. This is still an artificial world; how discouraging it would be to find perfectly sane people who spend hours ganking a level five hunter or spend a mind-numbing three hours "fishing" for a turtle? Finally, the idea of glomming on the small group process in a game can't form meaningful numbers. I'd say look to other temporary situations that are just as short-lived like doing a piece of theater or a pick up basketball game. Good luck researchers!
5-11-2010 @ 12:54PM
What would be if they could see the impact of the user base -not- using the addon. Is the reason why the average player -doesn't- use their addon just because the average user doesn't know about it, doesn't care, or because they are wearing a tin foil hat and are weary about the .exe installer and the intrusive nature of sending private data.Does the majority of the player base wear tin foil hats? I'd say yes...it's either tin foil or pants on head around here.
5-11-2010 @ 2:13PM
Panopticon? The fact that you know your being "watched" will influence behavior and give skewed results.
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