A research team at the Pennsylvania State University is studying the communication and play styles of World of Warcraft roleplayers. We would like to invite the roleplayers of Ravenholdt to participate.
Participation in this study is voluntary, and all responses will be confidential. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Although you may not benefit personally from the study, the results will help shed light on the unique forms of social interaction that roleplay adds to MMORPGS such as WoW and that are often overlooked by non-gamers.
The study consists of an analysis of text chat logs (in and out of character) volunteered by roleplayers.
If you would like to volunteer chat logs, please submit them in .txt format (yourcharactername.txt) to this secure Box at Penn State link: http://sites.psu.edu/narratingplay/chat ... bmissions/
As many chat logs as possible is preferred, but any and all are appreciated.
**The chat logs will not be shared, and any personally identifying information in them will be removed prior to analysis. (Character names will be replaced with codes.) Please feel free to delete any IRL identifiers and/or search and replace names with codes before submitting the chat logs.**
The deadline for chat log submissions is July 23rd. The collaboration of Ravenholdt roleplayers will be acknowledged in any publications that result from the study.
The Bednar Digital Humanities research team at Penn State appreciates your consideration. Please reply to this post or PM or email us with any questions you may have.
Bednar Digital Humanities Research Team
The Pennsylvania State University