Blissfully productive: Grouping and cooperation in world of warcraft instance runs

Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell, Tyler Pace, Kayce Reed

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    26 Scopus citations

    Abstract

    Gaming has attracted growing interest in both CSCW and HCI in recent years. We contribute to this line of research by analyzing collaboration in 5-person instance runs in World of Warcraft, an aspect of the game that is considered routine and mundane work by players yet remains largely unexamined in current literature. Using a combination of ethnographic observation, interview, chat and video log analysis, we unpack the conditions under which players can produce the most effective outcomes while having fun, and offer a three-level model of successful instance runs.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCSCW 08 - Conference Proceedings, 2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
    Pages357-360
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2008
    Event2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 08 - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: Nov 8 2008Nov 12 2008

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

    Conference

    Conference2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 08
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period11/8/0811/12/08

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Software
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Networks and Communications

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