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  TheeMauler

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Joined: 11/02/11
Posts: 7

 
OP  11/02/11 9:24:59 AM#1

This is totally creepy. Apparently they made characters in our game and did some kind of study on gamers. I wonder why they would do that? I think it's disturbing.

They did an introduction video, and it's hard to figure out what they're up to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ju8AJ2rPCs

How do you feel about this?

Creepy
Just Weird
No big deal
Interesting
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  Mmocount

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Joined: 2/19/10
Posts: 199

11/02/11 9:46:36 AM#2

Studies on Masochism need to find their subjects somewhere these days. More power to them :)

  TheeMauler

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Joined: 11/02/11
Posts: 7

 
OP  11/03/11 1:00:02 PM#3

lol

They're trying to see if people gang up on each other and behave immoraly I guess? I can't figure out what they are trying to do?

  Jakdstripper

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Joined: 2/14/10
Posts: 2108

11/03/11 1:09:06 PM#4

any excuse to play video games in university....

.....what horrible music choice thoug. 

  Loktofeit

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Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 11845

Currently playing EVE, SMITE, Wildstar, and Combat Arms

11/03/11 1:42:51 PM#5

 

  1. Brand new user
  2. Universities (plural) "investigates" as opposed to "researches" for the conspiracy crowd
  3. Creates post of "hey, check this out! Anyone know what this is about? Seems crazy! [link]"
  4. Answers his own question
  5. TheeMauler and The Mauler (see video description)
 

Just sayin'...

 

 

  daedraardead

Novice Member

Joined: 11/03/11
Posts: 3

11/03/11 4:08:35 PM#6

I think universities should absolutely infiltrate MMOs to research the behavior of the players! It doesn't do any harm to anyone and they find out more about how people play games. Everyone is anonymous online - I don't think it's creepy. Also, I love that song in the video. It's from Inside Man... really good movie.

  waynejr2

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Joined: 4/12/11
Posts: 3709

RIP City of Heroes!

11/03/11 4:12:10 PM#7
Originally posted by Loktofeit

 

  1. Brand new user
  2. Universities (plural) "investigates" as opposed to "researches" for the conspiracy crowd
  3. Creates post of "hey, check this out! Anyone know what this is about? Seems crazy! [link]"
  4. Answers his own question
  5. TheeMauler and The Mauler (see video description)
 

Just sayin'...

 

 

Just Sayin, you are correct!

  TheeMauler

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Joined: 11/02/11
Posts: 7

 
OP  11/03/11 5:55:28 PM#8
Originally posted by Loktofeit

 

  1. Brand new user
  2. Universities (plural) "investigates" as opposed to "researches" for the conspiracy crowd
  3. Creates post of "hey, check this out! Anyone know what this is about? Seems crazy! [link]"
  4. Answers his own question
  5. TheeMauler and The Mauler (see video description)
 

Just sayin'...

 

 

1. Killing over 100 people makes one a mauler, shouldn't you be a little bit scared of that? Even though I'm a newb here.

2. Sorry, you're right about the grammar it looks like it is Arizona State University only, I apologize. I usually hate bad grammar, but I did it wrong. I can't tell if they did research or an investigation, whichever makes more sense.

3. I'd like to figure out why they are looking at it. Dr. Neidert is apparently a Social Psychology professor, and the video has a character named Neidert. The video summarizes some aspects of the game, but it doesn't explain why they are "researching". It's creepy, not crazy, though isn't it?

4. Which question did I answer?

5. As above.

 

Sorry if you're not interested, I don't blame you I guess, but I think the video is too inoccuous not to be curious about it.

  Natasha123

Novice Member

Joined: 11/03/11
Posts: 3

11/03/11 8:07:35 PM#9

I think you guys are right...Those dam researchers don't know what they are doing, I don;t want some creepy people to observe me and then write notes about me. However, the video itself is pretty good. If you love WarHammer...that is something educational :)

  stayontarget

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Joined: 10/04/08
Posts: 6123

Girlfriends come and go but Epic battles are Soulbound

11/03/11 8:11:49 PM#10

Man this is right up there with wine testing, sweet.  I wonder how many credits you get for it?

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  Worstluck

Novice Member

Joined: 1/29/11
Posts: 1280

No man controls my destiny... especially not one who attacks downwind and stinks of garlic.

11/03/11 8:14:35 PM#11
Originally posted by Loktofeit

 

  1. Brand new user
  2. Universities (plural) "investigates" as opposed to "researches" for the conspiracy crowd
  3. Creates post of "hey, check this out! Anyone know what this is about? Seems crazy! [link]"
  4. Answers his own question
  5. TheeMauler and The Mauler (see video description)
 

Just sayin'...

 

 

 

Saved me the time of clicking on the link in op.  Thank you good sir!  Good day.

  Corehaven

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Joined: 7/27/11
Posts: 1574

I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.

11/03/11 8:21:12 PM#12

They did this for their thesis at Arizona State University. 

 

Oooooohh.....so CREEEEPY!   Disturbing! 

 

This is plain cool.  So you're saying being allowed to do a thesis on an mmorpg is some sort of disturbing horrible thing?  No its not.  Thats awesome.  It means mmorpgs have become so culturally relevent they can be the focus of a thesis in college.  Its genious. 

 

It means while most people struggle with playing games and doing their school work and making time for both, these people figured out how to turn gaming INTO their school work. 

 

Games are often mocked and gamers considered immature.  Games have been said to be anything but art.  Yet college thesis' have now been conducted on them.  TAKE THAT OLD FARTS! 

 

How can you call this creepy or disturbing?  Its awesome.  Fantastic stuff.   There's absolutely nothing wrong with this.  At all.

  Kost

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Posts: 1972

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11/03/11 8:25:35 PM#13

What concerns me, is that the vid author (who claims to have a Ph. D) couldn't even spell persistent correctly.

Red flag right off the bat.

  Corehaven

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Joined: 7/27/11
Posts: 1574

I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.

11/03/11 8:28:13 PM#14
Originally posted by Kost

What concerns me, is that the vid author (who claims to have a Ph. D) couldn't even spell persistent correctly.

Red flag right off the bat.

Youtube has spell check built in and underlines wrongly spelled words too.   Sigh....

 

American education!  Worth every penny.   : |

  popinjay

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Posts: 6638

Aaron Rodgers>Brett Favre

11/03/11 8:29:29 PM#15

Same guys made this video too:


Learning to Absorb Energy (and Failing)

And people wonder why American college grads can't get jobs after spending 80k....

  SuperXero89

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Posts: 2606

11/03/11 8:44:55 PM#16

I don't get this video.  You need to have a Ph.D to show people how to play a video game?

  popinjay

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Aaron Rodgers>Brett Favre

11/03/11 8:50:19 PM#17


Originally posted by SuperXero89
I don't get this video.  You need to have a Ph.D to show people how to play a video game?


Just the ones who think it's a good idea to spend 80-100k of their own (future) money on college loans to attend such a class in this economy.

  Golelorn

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Posts: 1055

11/03/11 8:51:28 PM#18

You seriously find this creepy or weird?

I'm guessing you're easily offended. To a point of ridiculousness.

  SuperXero89

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Posts: 2606

11/03/11 9:00:41 PM#19
Originally posted by popinjay

 


Originally posted by SuperXero89
I don't get this video.  You need to have a Ph.D to show people how to play a video game?



Just the ones who think it's a good idea to spend 80-100k of their own (future) money on college loans to attend such a class in this economy.

 

I'm in college.  Sometimes wish I wasn't.

I'm an Information Technology Services Major which means I should be able to find jobs in end-user support, PC repair, and IT administration when I graduate, but I only take one class in computer maintenance, office management, and data networks.  The rest of my classes are business courses and an assorted mishmash of classes that teach me how to use various other programs like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Adobe InDesign.

Meanwhile, I have a friend who is at a technical college getting his associates in IT, and he has taken 4 computer maintenance classes, two classes in CISCO networking, and two programming classes amongst other classes that I can't think of off the top of my head.

At the end of the day, you tell me who is more prepared for a job in the IT field and who is more prepared for certifcation exams.

Life sucks when your parents buy into the whole "college is the key to your future" BS schools have been shoving down society's throats for years.  When you actually step foot on a college campus, you realize what a cold, unfriendly place that can be -- full of professors who'd rather be anywhere on earth than lowering themselves to having to teach you classes every week.  It's not a place conducive to learning.  It's an assembly line where they farm out degrees then they throw you out into the unemployment line with a $40,000 dollar debt.  All college is good for is giving students stress related heart trauma and making them hate their life.  That is, of course, assuming they're actually doing their work rather than partying and skirting by doing as little as possible.

I could go on and on about my experiences at a university, but it was amazing the contrast between a lowly community college and a public university.  The community college was so warm, welcome and efficient in everything they did.  My advisors frequently sent me e-mails and reminders about various things,  my teachers actually seemed to enjoy teaching. and everyone was simply so approachable.  At my university, for example,  I didnt' even know who my advisor was when I moved here until I called my department head.  Additionally, I go to sign up for advising at 3:00 PM on the first day for student advising, and my advisor doesn't even have his timesheet up.  Every time class has been cancelled, the professors just leave a note on the door, meaning I drove to school that day for no reason.  No one knows anything.  If you have a question about something, you're directed to this department.  That department directs you to this department.  Most of the professors I've had here couldn't care less about teaching. They have Ph.Ds but they teach worse than high school teachers.  Of course, a lot of them have this arrogant attitude and are completely unwilling to work with you in any way whatsoever.

  marinrider

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Posts: 1574

11/03/11 9:13:31 PM#20
Originally posted by popinjay

Same guys made this video too:


Learning to Absorb Energy (and Failing)

 

 

And people wonder why American college grads can't get jobs after spending 80k....

It also depends on the university ;).  I'm a finance student at Texas Tech University and our business college as a whole has a very high rate of students who find jobs right out school.  Our Energy Commerce department alone has had a 100% rate the past two years.

 

But thats business, I'm assuming this thesis is for a different degree.

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