About a year ago, I posted a request for volunteers to complete a survey for my grad school assignment. I completed my research and finished my paper last February and I intended to have it published in a peer-reviewed journal of some sort. Well, between graduating, starting a new job, and hurrying to catch up to my level 80 friends in WoW, I lost all momentum. I realized that if I didn’t self-publish the results I’d never get this information out there.
So, if you’re interested, you can read my graduate research paper here: www.cindygreenan.com/socialcapitalofmmos
. There’s also a “TLDR” version if you want to just see a bunch of colorful graphs of the most interesting results.
In the paper, I mention GamerDad and his amazing experience with the MMO community. And I also mention those of you who responded to my post saying that the survey made you feel like a loser - I hope that reading my results will make you feel better.
Thank you to everyone that participated. I received an amazing number of responses and I’m really grateful. I hope you enjoy reading my analysis.
Some of those results confirm what I already thought so I'm just going to go ahead and consider them unimpeachable
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The line about in game funerals reminded me of when the Queen of my flag in Puzzle Pirates died of a heart attack and there was an ocean wide gathering on the docks of one of the main towns remeniscing, then we held a pillage in her honor on a Grand Frigate donated for the cause.
Instead I get proposals about putting educational material in the bathrooms to take advantage of the 15 minutes per day kids spend in the john.