I thought I would have been able to get this issue out sooner, but I picked up a copy of Civ 4. If you think WoW is dangerous, Civ 4 is lethal. The "just one more turn" hook is amazing and they revamped some very important game mechanics and got them right this time. So this issue came out a little later because of that just in time for the 3 year mark.
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This site was everything I needed and more for my psychology project. Thanks a lot! Your dedication is amazing!
The last few months I've been thinking about the philisophical aspects of MMOGs. What do you think humans would be able to create first? An actual utopia on earth, or a Matrix-style virtual-reality utopia? Would this be desirable, or even ethical?
Perhaps someday we would have the technology to create an ideal world that is perceived as real to the five senses. People could live together as their avatars in a virtual paradise, or there could be an individual world for each person, tailored to their wants and needs, and populated with virtual people controlled by an AI no different or less spontaneous than humans. Everything that happened in that virtual world would be for the single purpose of making the user happy. If we could do that, should we? Would it be "right" for people to live their lives in an ecstatic, beautiful dream?
Spending so much time thinking about MMORPGs is
giving me the same withdrawl-ish feeling I had several years ago when I had to go cold turkey on EQ and MMOGs in general. I wonder if I'd have any more self-control if I had access to MMOGs again?
Have you found any cases in which problematic MMOG users were able to overcome the addiction and continue playing MMOGs without becoming unconrollably obsessed again?
Excellent site. I've never seen any other with such insightful comments on this topic.
Just a minor suggestion: the color scheme makes it somewhat difficult to read. Blue links on a blue background in particular is quite an eyesore.
Many sites lose focus or interest in the scientology or psychology of covering video games they clearly do not understand. The Daedalus Project has a solid foundation and maintains it through input of countless gamers - gamers from among the most popular and populous MMORPGs to date.
The comments on the aspects of culture, society, interactions are thoughtful, informed and not extremely wordy. As a gamer myself I find the topics doing justice to the conflicts as well as quoting real people in the process.
This is by far the best study I've found on MMORPGs yet. I have cited the Project in many of my blog posts and have praised it for its mix of journalistic and essay styles. I look forward to new information every day, both as a blogger and as a gamer. Thank you.
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