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Hi everyone,

I'm a bit new to this forum although I've lurked a bit, but I wanted to offer up an opportunity to earn a 30-day game card for participating in a study in World of Warcraft.

I'm a student at Colorado State, and I'm interning with a large grant team that's studying communication and behavior in online games. We're looking for WoW players to spend about 90 minutes playing a game in WoW and to take a survey before and after. When you finish, you'll get the game card. Easy peasy.

Here are the basics:
  • You'll download an add-on that conforms to all ToS/EULA requirements, available on Curse!

  • You'll create a new level 1 toon, which we'll port to Dalaran

  • You'll spend some time completing a series of quests with a group of 2-3 other players.

  • You'll have a great time.


  • Here is the project information and sign-up page:
    http://scribes.colostate.edu/

    Here is more information about the add-on (some people have been a little skittish about it, but we promise it's legit):
    http://scribes.colostate.edu/addons.html

    Here is the 'about the researchers’ page, so you know I'm not blowing smoke. This research is my job, and we publish papers on what we learn, which you can find by clicking the hyperlinked names:
    http://scribes.colostate.edu/aboutResearchers.html

    And here is the academia.edu profile of Dr. Rosa Mikeal Martey, the lead researcher on this project:
    http://colostate.academia.edu/RosaMikealMartey/Papers

    If you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment on this message and I'll get back to you.

    Otherwise, we hope to see you in the game!

     

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    game cards are only available in 60 day increments

     

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    You can get 30 through the blizzard store. No physical card. Just a code to apply.

     

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    Here is what is "communicated" to me with your post:

    "Hi, I am a student at CSU, and was too scared or too inept (or both) to major in anything that required Calculus, so please help me obtain a useless degree in "communications" with this useless survey, so that I may work at McDonald's after graduation and complain that I am underemployed."


    Good luck with your "career".







     

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    GutterSludge posted:
    Here is what is "communicated" to me with your post:

    "Hi, I am a student at CSU, and was too scared or too inept (or both) to major in anything that required Calculus, so please help me obtain a useless degree in "communications" with this useless survey, so that I may work at McDonald's after graduation and complain that I am underemployed."


    Good luck with your "career".



    Sounds like what he "communicated" with you hit a little too close to home. Was your boss at Micky D's really that mean?

     

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    As much as we may hate to admit it, online gaming and online communication is big business these days.

     

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    JaredKorry posted:
    As much as we may hate to admit it, online gaming and online communication is big business these days.



    soon we shall all be sheep for Spooky.... devil

     

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    At the risk of a mod edit:

    [tos_profanity] off!

     

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    I sense some latent anger and hostility there. :P

     

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    "You'll download an add-on that conforms to all ToS/EULA requirements, available on Curse!"

    laugh

    Let's all download stuff from a place that is constantly riddled with keyloggers!

     

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    Demorak posted:
    "You'll download an add-on that conforms to all ToS/EULA requirements, available on Curse!"

    laugh

    Let's all download stuff from a place that is constantly riddled with keyloggers!


    Heh. Hey Demo, you still playing Immortal in Rift?

     

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    koolbreez posted:
    GutterSludge posted:
    Here is what is "communicated" to me with your post:

    "Hi, I am a student at CSU, and was too scared or too inept (or both) to major in anything that required Calculus, so please help me obtain a useless degree in "communications" with this useless survey, so that I may work at McDonald's after graduation and complain that I am underemployed."


    Good luck with your "career".



    Sounds like what he "communicated" with you hit a little too close to home. Was your boss at Micky D's really that mean?


    kool, its pretty much the condensed version of what we've told the last 168 cawkflops that came here for a "survey for my communications thesis", and none of them were even close to being so brazen as to "require the download of an addon"....

    I stand by my statement. If you are are dedicated to defending him, then I can only assume that you are either also in the communications field, or just as inept and scared of Calculus, or both.






     

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    Quazimortal posted:
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    [tos_quoted violation] off!


    I sense some latent anger and hostility there. :P


    On the contrary, people who more easily let out their anger tend to not have any that is latent.

     

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    Quazimortal posted:
    JaredKorry posted:
    Quazimortal posted:
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    I sense some latent anger and hostility there. :P


    On the contrary, people who more easily let out their anger tend to not have any that is latent.


    I stand corrected and would like to change the word latent for blatant. LOL

     

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    Intersting. That's more than the usual come take our stupid survey at least. What sort of "games"?

     

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    Intersting. That's more than the usual come take our stupid survey at least. What sort of "games"?


    Hi there. I'm one of the lead researchers on this project, "Shadows in Dalaran." I am Rosa M. Martey, Assistant Professor at Colorado State University (http://lamar.colostate.edu/~rmikealm/)

    What we did for this study is create an add on you download from Curse.com (after filling out a stupid survey, I admit) and then schedule you to play a custom quest line in a party with other participants. We have you create a new level 1 toon on a specific server and then we port you to Dalaran where we've set up the quest. We use researchers as "NPCs" and you click things on the interface to "interact" and get quest windows, completions, etc.

    This isn't an RP event, it's just a quest you do in a group. We give a 30 day game card to people who do the study as a thank-you for their time (about 90 minutes).

    You can read more about the add on here: http://scribes.colostate.edu/addons.html
    And more about the study here: http://scribes.colostate.edu/aboutStudy.html
    And see the sign up page here: http://scribes.colostate.edu

    Please feel free to email me for more information at rosa.martey@colostate.edu.

     

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    The only saving grace for this thread is the fact that Gutter used the word "cawkflops".

     

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    A Professor at CSU couldn't come up with a better name then "4f3fa2474c1624e1c8"? Really?

     

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    NukeMage posted:
    The only saving grace for this thread is the fact that Gutter used the word "cawkflops".


    Man that was a great thread.

     

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    As much as we may hate to admit it, online gaming and online communication is big business these days.



    soon we shall all be sheep for Spooky.... devil



    All your sheep are belong to us!

     

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    No WoW players at this hot shot college of yours prof?

     

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    No WoW players at this hot shot college of yours prof?


    That would require getting off his ass and doing actual work.

     

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    Kriegprojekt posted:
    Demorak posted:
    "You'll download an add-on that conforms to all ToS/EULA requirements, available on Curse!"

    laugh

    Let's all download stuff from a place that is constantly riddled with keyloggers!


    Heh. Hey Demo, you still playing Immortal in Rift?


    No sir! Haven't played Rift in quite awhile.

     

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