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Griefers versus the Griefed — what motivates them to play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games?

Griefers versus the Griefed — what motivates them to play Massively Multiplayer Online... ‘Griefing’ is a term used to describe when a player within a multiplayer online environment intentionally disrupts another player’s game experience for his or her own personal enjoyment or gain. Every day a certain percentage of users of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG) are experiencing some form of griefing. There have been studies conducted in the past that attempted to ascertain the factors that motivate users to play MMORPGs. A limited number of studies specifically examined the motivations of users who perform griefing (who are also known as ‘griefers’). However, those studies did not examine the motivations of users subjected to griefing. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to examine the factors that motivate the subjects of griefing to play MMORPGs, as well as the factors motivating the griefers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Computer Games Journal Springer Journals

Griefers versus the Griefed — what motivates them to play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games?

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by The Computer Games Journal Ltd
Subject
Computer Science; Computer Science, general
eISSN
2052-773X
DOI
10.1007/BF03392354
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Abstract

‘Griefing’ is a term used to describe when a player within a multiplayer online environment intentionally disrupts another player’s game experience for his or her own personal enjoyment or gain. Every day a certain percentage of users of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG) are experiencing some form of griefing. There have been studies conducted in the past that attempted to ascertain the factors that motivate users to play MMORPGs. A limited number of studies specifically examined the motivations of users who perform griefing (who are also known as ‘griefers’). However, those studies did not examine the motivations of users subjected to griefing. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to examine the factors that motivate the subjects of griefing to play MMORPGs, as well as the factors motivating the griefers.

Journal

The Computer Games JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 15, 2014

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