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#1 3 years ago

Hey everyone,

I´m Paul, and i´m finalizing my thesis in the dutch university. I just wanted to check if you can help me with this poll, its about multiplayer gaming, and how much do you use to play online.

http://goo.gl/forms/qHeqvzuDLQ

Thanks in advance, for helping me.

Paul.:cya:




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#2 3 years ago

Just for the record, if anyone has any input on the questions it would be really welcomed.

Thanks a lot,

Cheers,

Paul :)




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#3 3 years ago

How often do you play video games?

[INDENT]This doesn't make any distinction between someone who plays a video game once a day for ten minutes and someone who plays one once a week for an hour or more. There may be significant differences in behaviour between those groups.[/INDENT]

From the total time you play videogames, how much you think you play multiplayer only? * If we take 100% as the total time you play video games, how much from that one you dedicate exclusively to play against other users online

[INDENT]Excludes cooperative games. And come to think of it cooperative and competitive fall on a spectrum. I like playing healers and support classes in multiplayer games for instance. One wonders to a degree how much a sense of community vs a sense of competition alters overall behaviour.[/INDENT]

How long do you use a game after you purchase it? * We know this depends on each game, but when you buy a game, roughly on average, for how long do you use to play until you get completely bored.

[INDENT]Again, there may be a strong difference between people who play in tight bursts and people who plays a little bit here and there.[/INDENT]

Let´s define microtransactions as small payments to release new things you play with in your favourite game.

[INDENT]There's a bit more to it than that. Few people that I've run across like pay to win but at the same time it's almost vanishingly rare to find anything else.[/INDENT]

Also, this is in the wrong forum - so I'm going to teleport it over to general gaming ;)




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#4 3 years ago

Regarding the update question I find the first possible answer a bit confusing. I don't necessarily need updates to keep playing a good game, but updates affect my interest in existing games. Of course this is strongly moderated by the price of updates, which is in turn is likely to be affected by my age. When I started gaming you used to get a lot of play time for 50 bucks, smaller updates were free and significant updates generally offered a similar gametime to price ratio. Nowadays you pay 60-70 bucks for much shorter games and there is a trend to sell even the smallest changes to the game at ridiculous prices. Of course there is some effect of the ever increasing production costs, but the indie-game industry has shown that expensive graphics engines and the involvement of big publishers doesn't necessarily translate to a better game experience.




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#5 3 years ago

@Nemmerle, wow, really good feedback! I have to say sometimes reduced the amount of information requested, as well some extra replies, to avoid getting so dense, thats because some times some people feel they cannot fit in. Totally agree on this.

How often do you play video games? This doesn't make any distinction between someone who plays a video game once a day for ten minutes and someone who plays one once a week for an hour or more. There may be significant differences in behaviour between those groups.
  • So to fix this I think maybe will be better to ask number of hours invested in playing to videogames.
From the total time you play videogames, how much you think you play multiplayer only? * If we take 100% as the total time you play video games, how much from that one you dedicate exclusively to play against other users online Excludes cooperative games. And come to think of it cooperative and competitive fall on a spectrum. I like playing healers and support classes in multiplayer games for instance. One wonders to a degree how much a sense of community vs a sense of competition alters overall behaviour.
  • Completely agree and I already changed it. i dont know why i didnt realize about this before... arrgh... i didnt want to say this explicitly just to mention the action of playing online, :eek:
How long do you use a game after you purchase it? * We know this depends on each game, but when you buy a game, roughly on average, for how long do you use to play until you get completely bored. Again, there may be a strong difference between people who play in tight bursts and people who plays a little bit here and there.
  • yes, I just wanted to know only a roughly average, but I will consider to dig more into the details of each player during that time in my second batch.
Let´s define microtransactions as small payments to release new things you play with in your favourite game. There's a bit more to it than that. Few people that I've run across like pay to win but at the same time it's almost vanishingly rare to find anything else.
  • Wow, I hadnt considered that before, but its very sad to pay for win...
Also, this is in the wrong forum - so I'm going to teleport it over to general gaming
  • many thanks for that! :bows:

@Mrfancypants, you covered a really good point for my thesis. Do you have any idea where i can read some about the evolution of the games industry? I would really appreciate to discuss about this topic.




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#6 3 years ago
Paul_mc;5759416 @Mrfancypants, you covered a really good point for my thesis. Do you have any idea where i can read some about the evolution of the games industry? I would really appreciate to discuss about this topic.

Not sure, a good start may be to head over to google scholar and search for "video game industry". Good luck with your thesis!




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#7 3 years ago

@Mrfancypants, yeah i started over there. If you hear about any interesting reading please let me know.

BTW, I was wondering if you would be interested into publishing in the forum the conclusions of the first batch, if so please let me know and maybe there is an opportunity to get more visibility in there to show everyone the outcome maybe drives new conversations around it.

thanks for your help!