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Effects of Mentoring on Player Performance in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs)

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3 Author(s)
Kyong Jin Shim ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA ; Kuo-Wei Hsu ; Srivastava, J.

Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) have become increasingly popular and have communities comprising millions of subscribers. With their increasing popularity, researchers are realizing that video games can be a means to fully observe an entire isolated universe. In this study, we examine and report our findings on the effects of mentoring activities on player performance in Ever Quest II, a popular MMORPG developed by Sony Online Entertainment.

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Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2011 International Conference on

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25-27 July 2011