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Hi everyone,

I've used WoWWiki quite a bit, and I wanted to offer up an opportunity to earn a 30-day game card as a ‘thank you’ for participating in a study in World of Warcraft.

I'm a student at Colorado State, and I'm interning with a team studying communication and behavior in online games. We're looking for WoW players to spend about 90 minutes playing a custom-built quest chain (via an add on) in WoW and to take a survey before and after. When you finish, you'll get the game card.

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.

By the way, this project isn’t associated with Blizzard in any way – we’re academic researchers doing an independent study. As per their general policies, Blizzard does not endorse private projects like this.

Want more info?

Here’s the info and sign-up page:

Here’s more about the add-on:

Here is a list of the team. This research is my job (yes, I’m paid to play WoW), and we publish papers on what we learn, which you can find by clicking the hyperlinked names:

And here is the profile of Dr. Rosa Mikeal Martey, the lead researcher on this project:

There you can find some of the papers that have been written on this federally funded grant, several of which are from the first part of this project, which we did in Second Life.

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 game!

All the best--Shawksly 13:17, March 26, 2012 (MTN)

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