bartle test

Dr. Richard Bartle is a respected academic and author on the subject of virtual worlds. The Bartle test is named for him. See: Bartle on Wikipedia

Massively Overthinking: Retaking Quantic’s survey to determine our ‘gamer type’

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Five years ago - yes, it's been that long! - we did an Overthinking in which our staff all took Quantic's survey to see...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s mid-term report card

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At the beginning of every year, I give the games that I am embedded in a letter grade centered around the four different player...

The Daily Grind: What kind of MMO achiever are you?

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Yesterday's post on Richard Bartle's new unplayer matrix got me thinking once again about my quibbles with the original Bartle quotient, which won't surprise...

MMORPG founding father Richard Bartle establishes new unplayer matrix

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Dr Richard Bartle, best known to MMORPG players for establishing the research that ultimately led to the admittedly flawed but widely quoted "Bartle test,"...

Massively Overthinking: Competition vs. community in MMOs

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Quantic Foundry, the games research group we've been tracking ever since it posted its original Gamer Motivation Model, has a new piece out this...

The Daily Grind: What one thing should MMORPGs do to increase player retention?

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Zubon at Kill Ten Rats recently spied a lovely tidbit over on Dr Richard Bartle's blog. Bartle, I shouldn't need to type, is considered...

Elder Scrolls Online: Setting up the Morrowind story

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Last week, I trekked out to Baltimore to visit ZeniMax Online Studios and get a first glimpse at Elder Scrolls Online's upcoming chapter/expansion, Morrowind. After all,...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s 2016 report card

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Greetings, men and mer. It’s that time of year again when I take a look back on everything that Elder Scrolls Online has given...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s 2016 Report Card

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It's that time of year again where we reflect on the year gone by and consider Star Wars: The Old Republic as a whole....

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s mid-term report card scored by Bartle’s taxonomy

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Well, BioWare, it’s half-way through the year. It’s time to look at how you’ve done with Star Wars: The Old Republic and what can...

Massively Overthinking: Let’s play with the Gamer Motivation Model

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Over the winter holidays, we wrote about game analytics consulting firm Quantic Foundry, which has published what it calls its "Gamer Motivation Model" --...

‘Father of MMORPGs’ Richard Bartle is publishing new books on the genre

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"Father of MMORPGs" Dr. Richard Bartle, author of the pioneering research that spawned the Bartle test, is publishing two new books about our imperiled genre. MMOs from...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s 2015 report card

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I’ve never had a chance to do an annual "report card" like this for Elder Scrolls Online because I left the game by the time that...

Massively Overthinking: Let’s take the classic Bartle test

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Here's something you probably didn't know: Online worlds researcher Dr. Richard Bartle didn't actually write the Bartle test. His original research explored, analyzed, and defined the...

Extra Credits explains Bartle’s Taxonomy and its application

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The generally excellent Extra Credits series occasionally touches on MMORPGs and their various systems has a pair of new videos out that might be...

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