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Index: 44
Age: 18
Gender: male

Game: World of Warcraft

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On Socializing:
I like guilds, and I actually have 2 good online friends I play games with (been friends with them for the last 4-5 years at this point). I like to help out players when they're in trouble and I like grouping with people and getting to know them. Socializing in general is a fun portion of the game, I just hate arguing with people when they don't know what they're talking about.

On Achievement:
I like to level at a pretty decent rate, but it's not the most important part of the game. I don't want to spend 10+ hours for 1 level, I think that's just ridiculous. Not sure what min-maxing is, but getting rare drops is always fun. I like to earn money and have a decent bit of money, but again, not the most important thing. I like to end up having a powerful character (max level), but I don't need to acheive that within the first couple months of playing like some people seem to do.

On Immersion:
Immersion is an important part as far as feeling like I'm really part of the game world. I don't necessarily Role-Play a lot, but feeling like I'm 'in' the game is really fun. For example, in EQ, I felt like I was just playing a random computer game. Whereas with WoW I really feel like I'm involved because there's a rich history and I know a lot of the history about it. WoW has more depth and immersion than EQ in my opinion because of this. My friend and I agree that Everquest should be renamed Elfquest because the 'plot/history' seems to revolve around being an elf, or not being an elf.

On Exploration:
I love to know all sorts of odd facts about the game that most people don't know. My friend and I sit around and look up a lot of odd things that most people don't know. It's useful because I end up using it in a lot of arguments with people who don't know what they're talking about. It's fine that they don't know a lot, but the fact that they think they do know a lot really irritates me (this isn't ALL people, but just certain people).

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On Other Motivations:
The MAIN reason I play computer games is truely for just plain entertainment. I love playing games because it's enormously fun. Some people love to watch TV for entertainment. Frankly, I'm more of a hands-on kind of person and I view TV as kind of boring. I think computer games are more 'up my alley.' I can interact with people and characters and such. It's not really an 'escaping,' it's more of entertaining. I spend a lot of time playing games but it's really only during the week between classes and such. Friday and saturday night I'm usually out with my friends instead.