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Resuming World of Warcraft research
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 15, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:37 AM — filed under: , , ,
I first tried out WoW out near the beginning of the year (2011), spent a couple hours, then moved on to the other MMORPGs I am studying, spending about 1-2 hours each. Now I am going to spend about a month or so on each game to get a more in depth understanding of each, beginning with the market share giant, World of Warcraft. So far, my initial impressions are not very favorable....
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Warhammer FRP - Ideal For Immature Gamers?
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 15, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:40 AM — filed under: , , ,
I have delved a little further into the Warhammer Fantasy Role Play rules, and from what I am seeing, I have a working theory as to where WH FRP may have it's usefulness for a specific subtype of role playing gamer, the immature player.
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Trying to merge WOW accounts
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 06, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:42 AM — filed under: , , ,
I originally started with a trial, and then purchased the retail versions. Now my keys are scattered across two accounts under one email address, and the website self help I was unable to find directions to make this work, and the normal "merge" function won't allow it to merge. So I have had to contact Blizzard's tech support.
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MMORPG research, some initial thoughts.
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 06, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:45 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
A few months ago I tried out a number of computer-based RPGs. I've dabbled with different ones over the decades and always felt they were flat, 2-dimensional, boring, hack-n-slash and quickly uninteresting. I thought I would get a more up to date view of the most popular ones. Here are some of my initial experiences. I plan to spend more time over coming months digging deeper of course...
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2011 - RPGR-A00005 Analysis of the report ALIENATION AND THE GAME DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
by Hawke Robinson published May 09, 2011 last modified May 14, 2018 03:57 PM — filed under: , ,
Analysis and commentary by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson - RPG Research Document ID: RPGR-A00005-20120930-D.cc
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Some thoughts on dependent variables to consider
by Hawke Robinson published May 05, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:47 AM — filed under: , , ,
Just a quick list of a few of the dependent variables to test over time.
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Some independent variables to consider
by Hawke Robinson published May 05, 2011 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:49 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Just some thoughts on some of the independent variables to modify and then observe the different results (if any)...
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Which state & federal legislators have engaged in role-playing gaming?
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 29, 2011 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:21 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Which state & federal legislators have engaged in role-playing gaming?
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1989 - Ethics of fantasy
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 25, 2011 last modified Jan 13, 2016 07:01 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Hickman, Tracy Raye (1989, July). Ethics of fantasy. Gateways, July 1989, 32-36. Christian fantasy author discusses RPG from both viewpoints. 5 pages. Computer printout of two additional parts, 7 and 8 pages.
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1990 - Alienation and the game Dungeons and Dragons
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 23, 2011 last modified May 14, 2018 03:56 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
DeRenard, Lisa A. and Kline, Linda Mannik (1990). Alienation and the game Dungeons and Dragons. Psychological Reports, 66, 1219-1222. This study examined differences in feelings of alienation between 35 active players and 35 nonplayers. Gamers diverge from peer-culture in mass media awareness, but not in more significant aspects. 4 small pages.
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