Knowing, not doing: modalities of gameplay expertise in world of warcraft addons

Abstract

In this paper, we consider the impacts of game addons on conventional notions of game-based expertise in <i>World of Warcraft</i>, through the analysis of 37 travelogues - a data collection tool designed for use in MMOG research. We adopt a multi-faceted definition of gaming expertise as described by Taylor, Jenson, De Castell and Humphrey [33] and we apply their categorization of expertise modalities to the addons named by our study participants. We find that the most commonly understood expressions of expertise in games (time investment and skill) are less represented in the addons reported by our participants.

DOI: 10.1145/2212776.2212788

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@inproceedings{McArthur2012KnowingND, title={Knowing, not doing: modalities of gameplay expertise in world of warcraft addons}, author={Victoria McArthur and Tamara Peyton and Jennifer Jenson and Nicholas Taylor and Suzanne de Castell}, booktitle={CHI Extended Abstracts}, year={2012} }