What Kind of Gamer Are You?

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What Kind of Gamer Are You?

Postby thantor3 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:07 am

Ever wonder how you stack up against other gamers in terms of raw psychological mojo? Wonder no longer. Visit the sages at GamerDNA for a fascinating look into the depths of your psyche.

http://www.gamerdna.com/quizzes/bartle-test-of-gamer-psychology

Here is my profile after the first quiz. Apparently there are 5 more if you want to register:

Achiever
Best, first and most are the favorite adjectives of the Achiever. They love comparison not only against others, but also with themselves. They enjoy setting goals, surpassing previous performances and hitting new milestones. They tend to have lots of high scores, badges, trophies and other concrete evidence of their successful endeavors--and they love it if someone notices these. However many enjoy the quiet satisfaction of knowing they simply did better than most.
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Postby Ashen » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:51 am

Apparently I'm an Explorer. BTW some of the bot comments were quite funny :D

The Explorer motto:
"No stone unturned!"
Description:
It's not so much the wandering around and poking about, but that euphoric eureka moment the Explorer strives for. The joys of discovery do not necessarily involve geography, real or virtual. They may derive from the mental road less traveled, the uncovering of esoteric or hidden knowledge and it's creative application. Explorers make great theory crafters. The most infinitesimal bit of newness can deliver the most delicious zing to an Explorer.
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Postby dragon wench » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:40 pm

lol! Funny quiz :D @Ashen, yep, I chuckled at some of the bot responses too.

Apparently I'm a:

Socializer. :o

The Socializer motto: "No friend undiscovered!" Description:

It's not what you do, but who you know, how you are known and who loves you. People with high Socializer scores enjoy interacting with other people, forming bonds and finding cooperative solutions to the challenges within the virtual world.

Secondary influences

* Socializer Killers loyally love and fiercely hate. Groups an SK bonds with in game are often deemed heroic, while the opposition is reviled. SKs appreciate teamwork and cooperation in PvP. They may become vicious predators while enjoying the thrill of hunt within in a pack, but they are not likely to seek out targets by themselves. They enjoy forming groups and alliances that will pit themselves against other players--and they gain the most satisfaction when they defeat organized groups of other players.
* Socializer Explorers love the the 'total experience' of a virtual world--meeting new people and finding the unique places. They don't care much for PVP or leveling, but meeting up with online friends to see new parts of the world is considered fun and exciting. SEs make great group members, because they often know everything there is to know about a game and are enjoy sharing that knowledge freely.
* Socializer Achievers value reputation. They want to be known and appreciated for what they accomplish bother for themselves and their group. If city or base building are available in a game, they enjoy creating these and inviting other people to come and see. SAs enjoy the increased social status that comes with defeating a powerful foe or finding a unique treasure more than the act of gaining or possessing the achievement itself. SAs endeavor to be associated with leaders and teams that are renown for great deeds, often finding as much satisfaction in the success of the group as with oneself.
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Postby Da_venom » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:40 pm

"No stone unturned!" Description:

It's not so much the wandering around and poking about, but that euphoric eureka moment the Explorer strives for. The joys of discovery do not necessarily involve geography, real or virtual. They may derive from the mental road less traveled, the uncovering of esoteric or hidden knowledge and it's creative application. Explorers make great theory crafters. The most infinitesimal bit of newness can deliver the most delicious zing to an Explorer.
Secondary influences

* Explorer Killers enjoy seeing the world, meeting interesting people...and killing them. EKs love all discovery, but finding an edge over the competition is best. Always seeking new opportunity, an EK likely knows the ten best places to find certain types of opponents, as well as ten different ways for taking them down.
* Explorer Achievers have been there, done that and have the t-shirt...in fact they have a plethora of t-shirts, badges, trophies and other rewards. EAs are the completionists of the gamer world. They like to find new places, quests, easter eggs, unlocks, maps etc. and check them off as have, visited or beaten. Like real world travelers, EAs enjoy collecting memorabilia that helps them relive their experiences later.
* Explorer Socializers are the glue of the online world. Not only do they like to delve in to find all the cool stuff, but they also enjoy sharing that knowledge with others. Explorer socializers power the wikis, maps, forums and theory craft sites of the gamer world.

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Postby GoldDragon » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:05 pm

Your gamerDNA is:
Explorer
The Explorer motto: "No stone unturned!" Description:

It's not so much the wandering around and poking about, but that euphoric eureka moment the Explorer strives for. The joys of discovery do not necessarily involve geography, real or virtual. They may derive from the mental road less traveled, the uncovering of esoteric or hidden knowledge and it's creative application. Explorers make great theory crafters. The most infinitesimal bit of newness can deliver the most delicious zing to an Explorer.
Secondary influences

* Explorer Killers enjoy seeing the world, meeting interesting people...and killing them. EKs love all discovery, but finding an edge over the competition is best. Always seeking new opportunity, an EK likely knows the ten best places to find certain types of opponents, as well as ten different ways for taking them down.
**** Explorer Achievers have been there, done that and have the t-shirt...in fact they have a plethora of t-shirts, badges, trophies and other rewards. EAs are the completionists of the gamer world. They like to find new places, quests, easter eggs, unlocks, maps etc. and check them off as have, visited or beaten. Like real world travelers, EAs enjoy collecting memorabilia that helps them relive their experiences later.
* Explorer Socializers are the glue of the online world. Not only do they like to delve in to find all the cool stuff, but they also enjoy sharing that knowledge with others. Explorer socializers power the wikis, maps, forums and theory craft sites of the gamer world.

Hmmm. Interesting. I always knew I was an explorer.
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Postby Bloodstalker » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:33 pm

Your gamerDNA is:
Killer

The Killer motto:

"No enemy left standing!"
Description:

It's the thrill of the kill. Trophies are okay, but that momentary rush attained from besting an opponent is what it's all about.

People with high Killer scores prefer the player-versus-player aspect of any game more than anything offered by the environment. They relish the adrenaline and challenge of pitting themselves against real people. Not all Killers are gankers as some critics claim. While getting the jump on the unprepared for a quick kill is important fun for some Killers, many prefer group PvP and revel in a well executed team maneuver that blows away the opposing side.

Secondary influences

Killer Achievers pit themselves against PvE challenges as well--though often it's a means to an end. A KA often enjoys PvP that focuses on their skill as an individual contributor (duels, and so forth) as well as their personal position on competitive ladders and such.
Killer Socializers often seek out PvP in a game, but they are looking to socialize with and form alliances and teams with other players who are interested in doing the same. KS tend to seek out guilds or clans that organize formal PvP events, or work on group strategies and tactics.
Killer Explorers like to feel immersed in a virtual worlds and see themselves as a great villain or crusader within that world. They seek out challenges against other players, but they are going to find all the areas of that world. Trust an KE to know all the best ambush spots and sniper perches
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Postby Scottg » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:02 pm

Somehow I got "pegged" under the "killer" grouping as well even though it was identical to "achiever" and only marginally less for "socializer" and "explorer". :rolleyes:

Specifically 53%/53%/47%/47% respectively.

Like most others I felt that the bot responses were the best part of the survey. :p

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Postby DesR85 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:09 pm

Socialiser.

Socialiser: 60%
Achiever: 47%
Explorer: 47%
Killer: 47%

Description:

It's not what you do, but who you know, how you are known and who loves you. People with high Socializer scores enjoy interacting with other people, forming bonds and finding cooperative solutions to the challenges within the virtual world.
Secondary influences

* Socializer Killers loyally love and fiercely hate. Groups an SK bonds with in game are often deemed heroic, while the opposition is reviled. SKs appreciate teamwork and cooperation in PvP. They may become vicious predators while enjoying the thrill of hunt within in a pack, but they are not likely to seek out targets by themselves. They enjoy forming groups and alliances that will pit themselves against other players--and they gain the most satisfaction when they defeat organized groups of other players.
* Socializer Explorers love the the 'total experience' of a virtual world--meeting new people and finding the unique places. They don't care much for PVP or leveling, but meeting up with online friends to see new parts of the world is considered fun and exciting. SEs make great group members, because they often know everything there is to know about a game and are enjoy sharing that knowledge freely.
* Socializer Achievers value reputation. They want to be known and appreciated for what they accomplish bother for themselves and their group. If city or base building are available in a game, they enjoy creating these and inviting other people to come and see. SAs enjoy the increased social status that comes with defeating a powerful foe or finding a unique treasure more than the act of gaining or possessing the achievement itself. SAs endeavor to be associated with leaders and teams that are renown for great deeds, often finding as much satisfaction in the success of the group as with oneself.

Strange... I'm not that much of a sociable person. Given that the main focus is on MMOs, I will point out that I go by the rule "Do unto others what others do unto you". If you're polite and cordial to me, I will reciprocate in return, but if you behave like an ass to me, I'll do the same to you and probably report you to the GMs to cut you down to size. :p

Not to mention the very limited options in the poll.
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Postby swcarter » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:33 am

Apparently I'm an explorer. I probably would have liked the quiz better if it hadn't been so focused on PVP MMOs.

Best comment: "Um... I don't think they meant equipment like THAT."

(Btw, this thread doesn't have anything to do with DAO and should probably go in the General RPG Discussion forum.)

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Postby dragon wench » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:45 am

swcarter wrote:
Best comment: "Um... I don't think they meant equipment like THAT."

(Btw, this thread doesn't have anything to do with DAO and should probably go in the General RPG Discussion forum.)

SWC


lol! :D

Or it would go equally well in SYM maybe.
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Postby Neonite » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:08 am

I loved that bot, he really made the whole quiz a lot better. I got socializer.

The Socializer motto: "No friend undiscovered!" Description:

It's not what you do, but who you know, how you are known and who loves you. People with high Socializer scores enjoy interacting with other people, forming bonds and finding cooperative solutions to the challenges within the virtual world.
Secondary influences

* Socializer Killers loyally love and fiercely hate. Groups an SK bonds with in game are often deemed heroic, while the opposition is reviled. SKs appreciate teamwork and cooperation in PvP. They may become vicious predators while enjoying the thrill of hunt within in a pack, but they are not likely to seek out targets by themselves. They enjoy forming groups and alliances that will pit themselves against other players--and they gain the most satisfaction when they defeat organized groups of other players.
* Socializer Explorers love the the 'total experience' of a virtual world--meeting new people and finding the unique places. They don't care much for PVP or leveling, but meeting up with online friends to see new parts of the world is considered fun and exciting. SEs make great group members, because they often know everything there is to know about a game and are enjoy sharing that knowledge freely.
* Socializer Achievers value reputation. They want to be known and appreciated for what they accomplish bother for themselves and their group. If city or base building are available in a game, they enjoy creating these and inviting other people to come and see. SAs enjoy the increased social status that comes with defeating a powerful foe or finding a unique treasure more than the act of gaining or possessing the achievement itself. SAs endeavor to be associated with leaders and teams that are renown for great deeds, often finding as much satisfaction in the success of the group as with oneself.

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Postby BlueSky » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:44 pm

Explorer: 67%

Achiever: 60%

Killer: 53%

Socialiser: 20%
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Postby Khumak » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:43 pm

Interesting quiz, although large sections of it were about player killing which has zero interest for me.

Explorer: 87%, Socializer: 67%, Achiever: 40%, Killer: 7%

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Postby DesR85 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:52 am

Khumak wrote:Interesting quiz, although large sections of it were about player killing which has zero interest for me.

I probably assume the quiz is geared more towards the MMO gamer than the RPG (and others) gamer.
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Postby Loki[D.d.G] » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:38 am

DesR85 wrote:I probably assume the quiz is geared more towards the MMO gamer than the RPG (and others) gamer.


Definitely very MMO-centric quiz. Anyhow, I netted Socializer too :p

Oh, and does anyone else find it funny that this is somehow sitting in the Dragon Age sub-forum?
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