Analyses of a Virtual World

  title={Analyses of a Virtual World},
  author={Yurij Holovatch and Olesya Mryglod and Michael Szell and Stefan Thurner},
We present an overview of a series of results obtained from the analysis of human behavior in a virtual environment. We focus on the massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) Pardus which has a worldwide participant base of more than 400,000 registered players. We provide evidence for striking statistical similarities between social structures and human-action dynamics in real and virtual worlds. In this sense MMOGs provide an extraordinary way for accurate and falsifiable studies of social… 
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