Merry Christmas! (The Weekly OT #32)
This is coming a bit early, because I can’t wait. So, I came across something very fun for Christmas. I have been spending some time in the Sea of Thieves forums since the Technical Alpha and one of the Rare Employees, Emerz, discussed one of the tools they use “to talk about what motivates and satisfies players in game”: What Type of Player Are You? (For those who want to know a little about what went into Alpha participation selection, check here.)
I took The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and the results came as no surprise to me:
I am a SEKA!
You are 67% Socialiser
You are also:
P.S. Don’t miss the post on “Hurt Me”, the Poker variant. Great, GREAT game!
What Bartle says:
♥ Socialisers are interested in people, and what they have to say. The game is merely a backdrop, a common ground where things happen to players. Inter-player relationships are important: empathizing with people, sympathizing, joking, entertaining, listening; even merely observing people play can be rewarding – seeing them grow as individuals, maturing over time. Some exploration may be necessary so as to understand what everyone else is talking about, and points-scoring could be required to gain access to neat communicative spells available only to higher levels (as well as to obtain a certain status in the community). Killing, however, is something only ever to be excused if it’s a futile, impulsive act of revenge, perpetrated upon someone who has caused intolerable pain to a dear friend. The only ultimately fulfilling thing is not how to rise levels or kill hapless drips; it’s getting to know people, to understand them, and to form beautiful, lasting relationships.