MMO Gamer Psychology / Player Personality Test


#101

Good story. What game were you playing in these events?


#102

80% Achiever
67% Explorer
40% Socialiser
13% Killer

I suppose if you’ve visited Toxic Oasis lately that result makes sense. :slight_smile:


#103

I was in PerfectWorld at the time and that was my cleric. I’m lousy remembering lengths of time after I got TBI, but, my guess is about ten years ago. I have been playing online since long before Windows, Ultima, Archon etc. in various games and used to run a BBS named DATANORTHWEST (started as a forum for lawyers and law students by my friend Daryl Rodriguez and I was Co-SysOp originally but eventually took over from Daryl for a few years before giving the network to someone else) and was NetSys of a network called GLOBALnet that some of the older folks may have been on (it used the WWIV software and I was a member of WWIV as well as some other networks like FIDOnet). At one time in the early 80’s I was one of only 5 people in San Diego County with a home computer (not a Commodore or Atari using cassette tapes but an actual hard drive of 500 MB) and the fastest modem on the market which was a Promethius and 500k lol My computer was awesome in it’s day, a Columbia. It was great but went bankrupt because of all the software they gave away with the computers. I think the maker went bankrupt twice before starting a third company that lasted. Yes, I’m a computer dinosaur. lol


#104

curious what game this was in?!? As I havent been able to play the life of an Anti PK since Ultima Online Pre Tramel… Every game these days are far too carebear to allow open world pvp…


#105

I’m middle aged and work in commercial IT and meet a lot of computer dinosaurs. I like hearing their stories.


#106

OMG BBS’s… Tell me you remember the BBS ‘door’ games, like Legend of the Red Dragon and such! :wink:

EDIT: Found a wiki link and realized that game was 29 years ago… noooo!!!.. :wink:


#107

UO was great :smiley:

and yes, only in UO you had the normal (blue) player, the PK, the PKK, the guild of PK, the guild of PKK, the npc guards and on top of all Lord British xD (wich with a friend of mine we once found him out of the castle and killed him, but it was a bug); npc guard with the .kill halberd (that were usually killed at Britain’s south-west bridge with a mix of paralyze walls and “Kal Vas Flam”).
HELL YEAH uo was really giving the trhill of the hunt and the “i don’t have to die”, needed some good imagination to build your own macros…
Only thing makes me sad is: I was able to use a keyboard with 27 macros without any need of taking my eyes out of the action, like an orchestra piano player (and i’m not talking about Razor, that was later and i didn’t liked, i stopped playng because of it). nowaday people would just come near to me and type .move :smiley:

@slyduda UO it’s the game with the skill system i was talking to you some days ago :stuck_out_tongue:


#108

I answered that up above. It was Perfect World by ARC Games. Also known as PWI Perfect World International. ARC makes several games like Neverwinter, Forsaken World, Star Trek Online, Subnautica etc. Perfect World was the first and still being played. I haven’t been in it for years, so, I don’t know how they are on PK. Maybe someday if bored I’ll go start a character again and see if it’s still any good. Some places are beautiful in it last I knew. I usually was a Winged Elf and liked that starter area (only class at least then that can fly from the beginning). Up in the northwest were some high mountains that were cool to go hang out in once I didn’t have to worry about getting PKed. lol It’s something like level 20 or 21 is where you suddenly become PK food unless you get some powerful allies real fast as I did on each of my characters. If going Winged Elf last I knew the choices of class were cleric and archer. A lot of the good PKers and all good clerics were Winged Elves. I’s cool to hang out in there when you don’t have anything else to do. It was a stress reliever for me except when hunting the top PKers with my guild and then it got pretty intense during battles with several on each side (our prey learned none of them were safe alone and we had spies everywhere that let us know when they were sighted). I’m into relaxing and Boundless is easier for that since I don’t have to battle the PKers. lol


#109

I had that game on my BBS and it was one of my three top games and my personal favorite. I had a lot of mods I installed on it to make it awesome. The only problem with mods I did was sometimes things wouldn’t work right all the sudden and I would have to go into the mods in C++ and find and fix whatever code was causing the problem. At one point I had the BBS running on three computers at once with external drives also. I had over 60 games on there plus over 100 chat areas (about 30 of them for the legal profession) as well as databases for law students and lawyers (class outlines, test tips, bar exam prep, any important state and federal legal decisions in many subjects, etc. and for the public there were basic guides to different types of cases and what average people might need to know or what to ask prospective attorneys). It helped that my 2nd year of law school I was the President of the American Bar Association - Law Student Division’s largest chapter and started the Street Law program there where I trained students to go into schools, prisons, and community organizations to teach law that was useful for whatever the particular audience was. So, I had a ton of material available to me. For years I could do anything in DOS, Basic and C++. lol Running a BBS with thousands of users was fun and running the network was awesome. I had one SysOp that was a huge help as he was the Admiral in charge of computers all through the Navy. Frank Reid of The Eagle’s Nest in Maryland. I started in Washington State and took it to North Idaho after law school.


#110

@Jiivita

Taking bets on what Jiivita falls under, anyone?

Also would be curious what the devs that built this thing are.


#111

Abruptly awakens mid-snore…

891!.. hu wha? oh this looks interesting…


#112

Pft… well, i bet no one saw this one coming =P…

You are 87% Explorer
What Bartle says:

  • “Explorers delight in having the game expose its internal machinations to them.” yeah that about sums it up lol

also:

  • 67% Achiever
  • 40% Socialiser - I’m surprised this one isn’t lower… but I’m not one for pvp hehe
  • 7% Killer

So wait… I’m 201% gamer?! OMG there’s two of me!.. HEY other @Jiivita! Get over here and stop slacking off!


#113

You are 87% Socialiser
67% Explorer
40% Achiever
7% Killer
This result may be abbreviated as SEAK

That’s does sound about right! This is a very interesting test.

Edit: I’ve made the test again thinking not only about Boundless, but in a lot of MMO’s and the result changed. I did the test twice and the result was the same.


#114

UPDATED

47 players took the test so far::

31 SPECIFIC TYPE PLAYERS:

24 Explorers: Stormsoul, ElfMarine, Liveey, Chivlet, PendragonTheNinja, Swede, Kirinvar, Spoygg, GreyArt247, Jeffrotheswell, Gorillastomp, Heureka, Xaldafax, FlareQ13, iGoofy, Oggieogham, Stretchious, nevir, Mr-Alex, Samski, DonBab, Ingvar, Sulfurblade, Jiivita
5 Achievers: Woe, willcrutchley, Elsiekelsie, Miaii, Havok40k
1Socializers: virresss
1 Killer: Karko

16 MIXED TYPES PLAYERS:

6 Explorers/Achievers: Kelgors, Dulki, Wschichl, HiggsFoton, Zina, Zidio, philelliott
5 Socializers/Explorers: AmandaPan, MrGamer117, boundmore, the-moebius, lesley64
1 Explorer/Killer: Tarahyumaro
1 Achiever/Killer: MoriOni
1 Socializer/Achiever: Brightstar
1 Socializer/Explorer/Achiever: Clexarews
1 VERY SPECIAL TRULY MULTITYPE Explorer/Achiever/Killer/Socializer: SethLarcomb

Impossible to categorize.
1 Specialist In Failure: @Creegle


#115

This is me, it seems :slight_smile:

You are 80% Achiever
What Bartle says:

:diamonds: Achievers regard points-gathering and rising in levels as their main goal, and all is ultimately subserviant to this. Exploration is necessary only to find new sources of treasure, or improved ways of wringing points from it. Socialising is a relaxing method of discovering what other players know about the business of accumulating points, that their knowledge can be applied to the task of gaining riches. Killing is only necessary to eliminate rivals or people who get in the way, or to gain vast amounts of points (if points are awarded for killing other players).
You are also:

73% Explorer
33% Socialiser
13% Killer
This result may be abbreviated as AESK


#116

added to the list above under explorer/achiever


#117

The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology
You are 73% Achiever
What Bartle says:

:diamonds: Achievers regard points-gathering and rising in levels as their main goal, and all is ultimately subserviant to this. Exploration is necessary only to find new sources of treasure, or improved ways of wringing points from it. Socialising is a relaxing method of discovering what other players know about the business of accumulating points, that their knowledge can be applied to the task of gaining riches. Killing is only necessary to eliminate rivals or people who get in the way, or to gain vast amounts of points (if points are awarded for killing other players).
You are also:

60% Socialiser
40% Killer
27% Explorer
This result may be abbreviated as ASKE


#118

Honestly surprised my killer score is not higher. I used to stalk around Felwood Forest as an Undead Warlock ganking Alliance. Didn’t make it to max lvl before BC dropped, so I never got much max lvl world pvp in Vanilla, but damn was it fun. Flying mounts ruined much of that.

/Cast Soulfire


#119

…when you were answering the questions, were you thinking about, or more in a Boundless state-of-mind, or a WoW one? i.e. If you had been thinking about playing that warlock, do you think your answers would have been different.

I’m curious if Boundless (and it’s community) is perhaps bringing out more Socializing in some people. And yes, by ‘some people’ I mean me :wink:, though I’m wondering if others might feel the same. And perhaps it also softens the ‘rougher edges’ of some of our more PvP or competitive Boundless family members :smiley: I’ve been a bit surprised that some of the people with higher Killers scores on the list are also some of the nicest and most helpful members of the community.

And here’s an interesting followup: If you think you would have answered differently, did you move to Boundless because your interests changed, or did your move to Boundless change your interests? Chicken or the Egg?


#120

In my case, I have always been me. There are some things I am good at so whether in real life or games where appropriate I would come out as 100% killer. That doesn’t match my personality, it’s a matter of necessety in real life and what is easy to do in games. At the same time, I counter killer instincts in life and games with activities that make life relaxing and enjoyable. Put a simple way, Marines are known in real life for tremendous acts of selfless courage to help others, great acts of kindness (like the Marine Corps Toys For Tots program or many things done worldwide to help citizens that are all volunteer driven), and an ability to find ways to have fun nearly anywhere. At the same time though, you aren’t being real smart if you take on Marines assuming all that kindness, generosity and fun mean they lack killer instincts. lol Boundless is a way to chill. It’s not a competition, so I could care less about achievements. It’s relaxation. Star Citizen I mostly use my exploration ship and explore or do business. Some games I’m mostly a killer or healer. Boundless I just exist and relax.