Expressing My Inner Gnome: Appearance and Behavior in Virtual Worlds

@article{Lam2011ExpressingMI,
  title={Expressing My Inner Gnome: Appearance and Behavior in Virtual Worlds},
  author={Shyong K. Lam and John Riedl},
  journal={Computer},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={103-105}
}
Role-playing gamers take on the behavior they think appropriate for the "body" they inhabit in a virtual environment. 
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The factors that motivated a player to cause grief to another player are analyzed to propose a taxonomy of ‘Griefer’ types, which consisted of eight types of griefers, based on their motivation for griefing.