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MMO Gaming Culture - an Online Gaming Family (Thesis Paper)

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Balry
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Posted On: 06/08/2015 at 10:56 AM
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Hello Gaiscioch Family!

My name is Michael Perez. I recently conducted a a research project that culminated on my M.A. Thesis on this online community.

I promised I would share the document once it had been completed. You may go to the link Below 

https://fau.academia.edu/MichaelPerez/Thesis-Chapters

 

I would like to thank everyone who participated on this study and Fog for letting me work with the community.

Thank you all! see you around in-game!

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Foghladha
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Replied On: 06/08/2015 at 11:33 AM PDT
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This looks wonderful my friend. I will give it a read :)

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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JaeOnasi
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Replied On: 06/09/2015 at 08:48 AM PDT
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I've started reading it and look forward to all the findings. This is a different community than many others. I've been blessed to be in some very friendly, welcoming gaming communities, but nothing on the scale that Gaiscioch has achieved. It'll be very interesting to see if this thesis spurs additional research on the topic. :)

 

Congrats on finishing such a huge project! I've written some 30+ page papers myself, and it is a LOT of work. Kudos to you! :)

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Foghladha
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Replied On: 06/09/2015 at 12:54 PM PDT
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So far I really like it. I just finished page 53. The only minor thing I saw was that Roger was Not an elder. This is often times miss reported because he was such a vital member. However the reason why he was not an elder adds to his character. I asked him to be an elder 3 times over his life and all three times he decline stating "he didn't feel he deserved it yet." The last time I asked him was just about a month before he passed. He didn't want to accept that responsibility until he knew everything there was about Gaiscioch and how things work and did not feel that he was ready yet.

If you look through all of our screenshots from his warhammer days, Oldroar was always at the back of the crowd. He always put others first and never did anything to push anyone else down to elevate himself. He was very much a "After you" type of guy.

That said Balry I think it works fine for your purposes as he was about as close to an elder without being an elder as you could get. If it was up to our eldership team he would have been an elder long ago but he chose to say no until he was ready.

"It's not the loot and accolades you walk away with, it's the memories and friendships that you cherish forever." - Foghladha
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Jairone
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Replied On: 06/09/2015 at 02:14 PM PDT
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Pretty cool indeed. 

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