Gamer Motivation Survey

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Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by Exodor » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:22 am

Saw this gamer motivation survey on Qt3 and was curious how the folks on OO would fare.

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I guess I'm really not into storylines and character backgrounds...

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:32 am

What if I'm not motivated to take the survey? ;)
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:33 am

Huh. Guess that's close but I think I'm less social in-game than they do. I just like multiplayer shooters.

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EDIT: for summary: Action-Oriented, Proficient, Relaxed, Social, Deeply Immersed, and Creative
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Re: Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by Jeff V » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:42 am

Answered the mostly irrelevant questions only to be confronted with a login screen. :x Fail!

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Post by YellowKing » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:42 am

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Not a big surprise that I'm weak on social since I mostly like single player stuff. My love of RPGs is evident in the immersion category. I was kind of surprised that Action was so high, but then again I play open world action titles as much if not more than RPGs, so I guess it makes sense.

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Post by The Meal » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:47 am

Calm, Analytical, Driven, Independent, and Grounded

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Re: Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by Lordnine » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:47 am

Your Gaming Style : Calm, Analytical, Relaxed, Deeply Immersed, and Expressive
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So yeah, I don't give a damn about challenge or achievements, I'm just in it for a good story and interesting characters/worlds. :)

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Post by ImLawBoy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:48 am

Jeff V wrote:Answered the mostly irrelevant questions only to be confronted with a login screen. :x Fail!
That's when you click on the link that lets you see your results without logging in. :x Fail on you!

P.S. I closed the window without saving, but my chart was a big vertical line (91% action, something like 68% achievement) with very little to the sides (4% social).

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Re: Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by J.D. » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:54 am

99% action, 68% achievement, less than 10% everything else.

Basically I play for the escapism and adrenaline rush and don't want to be bogged down in anything overly difficult or deal with anyone else online.

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Post by AWS260 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:06 am

Aggressive, Spontaneous, Relaxed, Independent, Deeply Immersed, and Creative
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I really, really don't care about achievements or actually being good at the games I'm playing.
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Post by Skinypupy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:06 am

Lordnine wrote:So yeah, I don't give a damn about challenge or achievements, I'm just in it for a good story and interesting characters/worlds. :)
Same here. Your Gaming Style : Calm, Spontaneous, Ambitious, Independent, and Deeply Immersed

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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:16 am

Your Gaming Style : Aggressive, Spontaneous, Completionist, Independent, Deeply Immersed, and Practical
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:19 am

Your Gaming Style : Aggressive, Analytical, Relaxed, Independent, Deeply Immersed, and Creative

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Well, they nailed me there. I game to be someone else for a while, to go to places I can't really go, to have experiences I can't otherwise have. I couldn't care less about being competitive, getting a high score, or 'dominating' other players. Achievements? Sometimes, depending on the game, but that isn't a power/competitiveness thing for me so much as it is a completionist streak.
The Immersion Components (80%)

Gamers with high Immersion scores want games with interesting narratives, characters, and settings so they can be deeply immersed in the alternate worlds created by games. Gamers with low Immersion scores are more grounded in the gameplay mechanics and care less about the narrative experiences that games offer.


Fantasy (94%): Gamers who score high on Fantasy want their gaming experiences to allow them to become someone else, somewhere else. They enjoy the sense of being immersed in an alter ego in a believable alternate world, and enjoy exploring a game world just for the sake of exploring it. These gamers enjoy games like Skyrim, Fallout, and Mass Effect for their fully imagined alternate settings.

Story (52%): Gamers who score high on Story want games with elaborate campaign storylines and a cast of multidimensional characters with interesting back-stories and personalities. They take the time to delve into the back-stories of characters in games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect, and enjoy the elaborate and thoughtful narratives in games like The Last of Us and BioShock. Gamers who score low on Story tend to find dialogue and quest descriptions to be distracting and skip through them if possible.
The Creativity Components (85%)

Gamers with high Creativity scores are constantly experimenting with their game worlds and tailoring them with their own designs and customizations. Gamers with low Creativity scores are more practical in their gaming style and accept their game worlds as they are.

Discovery (73%): Gamers who score high on Discovery are constantly asking “What if?” For them, game worlds are fascinating contraptions to open up and tinker with. In an MMO, they might swim out to the edge of the ocean to see what happens. In MineCraft, they might experiment with whether crafting outcomes differ by the time of day or proximity to zombies. They “play” games in the broadest sense of the word, often in ways not intended or imagined by the game’s developers.

Design (85%): Gamers who score high on this component want to actively express their individuality in the game worlds they find themselves in. In games like Mass Effect, they put a lot of time and effort in the character creation process. In city-building games or space strategy games, they take the time to design and customize exactly how their city or spaceships look. To this end, they prefer games that provide the tools and assets necessary to make this possible and easy to do.
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Post by ColdSteel » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:21 am

Aggressive, Analytical, Ambitious, Independent, Grounded, and Creative

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Post by Archinerd » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:26 am

Unsurprised, though I think my Immersion score is a bit lower than I feel is correct.

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Post by NickAragua » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:43 pm

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That sounds about right. I want to play with my toys, and I like figuring out how they work. And give me a good story. I hate random internet people, though, and I don't really give a crap about character/stronghold/whatever customization. I also wish there was an option for "I hate crafting systems".

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Re: Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by Blackhawk » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:52 pm

They suggest games for each sub-motivation, but it would be great if they had a database that would look at your stats and suggest games based on all of your factors. Perhaps the games could be rated in each category by users. Creativity + Immersion = Elder Scrolls, Challenge + Social + Achievement = World of Warcraft, etc.
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Post by TheMix » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:17 pm

Your Gaming Style : Calm, Spontaneous, Relaxed, Independent, and Grounded

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I guess that's more or less correct. I'm not that big on social. I don't care that much about mastering a game or getting all the achievements. I like open world and action. Though apparently I'm a bit more reserved in my answers. My area is so small. :(

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Post by TheMix » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:19 pm

Blackhawk wrote:They suggest games for each sub-motivation, but it would be great if they had a database that would look at your stats and suggest games based on all of your factors. Perhaps the games could be rated in each category by users. Creativity + Immersion = Elder Scrolls, Challenge + Social + Achievement = World of Warcraft, etc.
I wonder if that was designed so that you would have a couple of games in mind when you answer the rest of the questions. Albeit subconsciously.
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Post by Archinerd » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:55 pm

NickAragua wrote:"I hate crafting systems".
I'd buy that game.

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Re: Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by Lordnine » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:12 pm

Archinerd wrote:
NickAragua wrote:"I hate crafting systems".
I'd buy that game.
But....Minecraft!

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Post by NickAragua » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:17 pm

Lordnine wrote:
Archinerd wrote:
NickAragua wrote:"I hate crafting systems".
I'd buy that game.
But....Minecraft!
I'm happy you like the game, but I personally want to punch it in the sandbox.

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Re: Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by Jeff V » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:00 pm

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As you can see, my broad range of interests and skills are accurately reflected in this chart. Except the 4% social. Have no idea where that came from, unless the margin of error is +/- 4%.

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Calm, Analytical, Relaxed, Independent, Deeply Immersed, and Practical.

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Post by gilraen » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:27 pm

Lordnine wrote: So yeah, I don't give a damn about challenge or achievements, I'm just in it for a good story and interesting characters/worlds. :)
I'm basically the opposite of that :) Action-Oriented, Spontaneous, Driven, Independent, Immersed, and Practical

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Post by Archinerd » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:39 pm

NickAragua wrote:
Lordnine wrote:
Archinerd wrote:
NickAragua wrote:"I hate crafting systems".
I'd buy that game.
But....Minecraft!
I'm happy you like the game, but I personally want to punch it in the sandbox.
Minecraft is different for me. That is the game.
I hate crafting when it's obviously shoe-horned into the game. I'm looking at you every single RPG made in the last decade.

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Post by hitbyambulance » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:12 am

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i started my gaming life in the arcades, and apparently that is where i remain to this day: "play like you have just three quarters and see how high of a score you can get".
(top five games 'of all time' off the top of my head: Robotron 2084, Joust, Berzerk, Tempest, Ladybug)

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Post by Hipolito » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:17 pm

Immerse me in a pot of plot.

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Post by Daehawk » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:54 pm

i started my gaming life in the arcades, and apparently that is where i remain to this day: "play like you have just three quarters and see how high of a score you can get".
(top five games 'of all time' off the top of my head: Robotron 2084, Joust, Berzerk, Tempest, Ladybug)
I grew up in them also. Started in them at age 8 in 1978 and didn't quit until they closed in the late 90's. I played all those games but really loved Berzerk. The voice mod in it was awesome.
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Sounds about right.

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Re: Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by Blackhawk » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:36 pm

Part 2: Board Game Edition!

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:56 pm

High Conflict, Relaxed, Grounded, and Independent

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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:19 pm

And hear da lamentation of da women?
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Re: Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by coopasonic » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:22 pm

I can't find a way to get back to the results from when I took it last week. It was mostly strategy with some conflict and a touch of fantasy as I recall.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:25 pm

Blackhawk wrote:And hear da lamentation of da women?
It's probably a bit over-inflated. While I never hesitate to hold forth on my hatred of competitive solitaire, the back-handed FUs that I got while being whipped as a "learning" game in Hansa Teutonica makes sure I never want to play that one again.
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Low Conflict, Relaxed, Immersed, and Independent

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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:29 pm

coopasonic wrote:I can't find a way to get back to the results from when I took it last week. It was mostly strategy with some conflict and a touch of fantasy as I recall.
It is just the preliminary survey at this point, so it isn't stored in your profile. They'll be using this data to improve the percentages and fuel the game recommendations later.
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Re: Gamer Motivation Survey

Post by Smoove_B » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:38 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:High Conflict, Relaxed
Can anyone describe a board game using these mechanics? Is it sarcasm-based?

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