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Everquest, community, and social networks in a virtual game world : exploring Everquest players experience of virtual community, their social networks, and their perceptions of community within and without of a virtual game world

Author: Richard Forbes Otto
Publisher: Saarbrucken, Germany : VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG ; La Vergne, TN : Produced in USA by Lightning Source Inc., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"This book is the result of research conducted entirely within the Everquest game world, and details the results of the study, providing a glimpse into the importance of player social networks in creating a virtual community."--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Forbes Otto
ISBN: 9783639038590 3639038592
OCLC Number: 276781399
Description: 164 pages : illustrations, photographs (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1: Introduction --
Ch. 2: Literature review --
Ch. 3: Method --
Ch. 4: Findings on player perceptions of community in Everquest --
Ch. 5: Findings on social networks in Everquest --
Ch. 6: Discussion page --
References --
Appendixes --
List of tables --
List of figures.
Responsibility: by Richard Forbes Otto.

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"This book is the result of research conducted entirely within the Everquest game world, and details the results of the study, providing a glimpse into the importance of player social networks in creating a virtual community."--Page 4 of cover.

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