Research profiles the typical fantasy MMO player

Researcher Dmitri Williams and his team have been doing some very hardcore MMO-related research. Thanks to Raph Koster, they were given free reign with the whole of SOE's EverQuest II-related user statistics. They've produced the first of many papers, this one called "Who plays, how much, and why? Debunking the stereotypical gamer profile," which is completely and freely available online.

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NewSchoolGamer3748d ago

despise MMO gaming. The idea of havinf to play lousy monthly fees plus having to upgrade my pc just to get the game to run on it decently is just annoying.

Thank god we have console gaming.

mohib-uddin79865323748d ago (Edited 3748d ago )


i thought the typical MMO player looked like this

Farsendor13748d ago

i play mmo
i play rpg
i play fps
i play racing
i play platforming
i play action
i play adventure
i play sports
i play rts
i play everything
oh yeah i like the ideal of private servers especially wow with custom instances

memots3748d ago (Edited 3748d ago )

Who would actually say about themselve that they are fat slob?

I mean come on.

I'm 6.3 205pound and i have a bit of a belly (to much beer maybe??) I don't consider myself fat. But apparently i should be at least 5 pound lighter.

No one would answer how they really feel about themselve . this survey was flawed even before it got started.

Rock Band Fan??
Check out

JoySticksFTW3747d ago (Edited 3747d ago )

Bubbles for avatar

Grendizer Go!!!

MelaDarkwood3747d ago

Haha, that South Park episode was hilarious.

I didn't imagine MMO players to look quite like that, but I didn't think they were in better shape... Maybe do a study on WOW players next time? They spend more time playing, don't they?