Modeling play: re-casting expertise in MMOGs

@inproceedings{Taylor2011ModelingPR,
  title={Modeling play: re-casting expertise in MMOGs},
  author={Nicholas Taylor and Suzanne de Castell and Jennifer Jenson and Megan K Humphrey},
  booktitle={Sandbox '11},
  year={2011}
}
With the increasing popularity of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) such as World of Warcraft, EVE Online, and Maple Story, attempts have been made to define and measure player expertise both within and across online games. Apart from nuanced ethnographic accounts of elite players, which are deliberately localized and small-scale, studies of MMOG expertise to date have either deployed one-dimensional variables such time spent playing and in-game titles and accomplishments, or a… CONTINUE READING

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