Focused on the prize: Characteristics of experts in massive multiplayer online games

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Wang, Jing; Huffaker, David A.; Treem, Jeffrey W.; Fullerton, Lindsay; Ahmad, Muhammad A.; Williams, Dmitri; Poole, Marshall Scott; Contractor, Noshir;
(2011)
  • Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago University Library
  • Journal: First Monday (issn: 1396-0466)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5210/fm.v16i8.3672
  • Subject: communication studies; computer science | virtual worlds; games; massive multiplayer online role-playing games; game expertise
    acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING

This study is the first large–scale multi–method attempt to empirically examine the characteristics leading to development of expertise in EverQuest II, a popular massively multi–player online role–playing game (MMOs). Benefiting from the unprece... View more
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