I normally game with my heart and not so much my head. That’s pretty much how IRL Solarayo operates in general too. I’ve always been ruled by my oversensitive emotions, and to my despair, my logic often gets lost in all the internal chaos and whatnot. I’ve proudly grown A LOT in the past year, though. My new motto is: “Always follow my heart… under constant supervision of my brain.”
Back to the logic, and dialing back the feelz, the magnificent MagiWasTaken over at Indiecator kindly nominated me for this Quantic Foundry Gamer Motivation Profile tag thingy. Thank you very much, dude!
Basically, you take a survey about your gaming habits via Quantic Foundry and analyze the results with the questions in the tag. Logic isn’t something I usually apply to my beloved video gaming hobby, but hey, I’ll give it a go. For gamer science!
What are the results? Share the link, headline and the two motivation model graphs you received.
How do you feel about your survey results?
Bullseye, pretty much. I like getting lost in video game stories and don’t care at all for the competitive aspects of gaming. Single player action RPGs are what my gamer heart loves to seek out.
Which category is the most and which one is the least accurate?
Most Accurate: The Immersion Components. I got a whopping 93% in this category meaning I like to escape into my video game worlds and become someone else. Apparently, people who score high here love games such as “Dragon Age” and “Mass Effect”. That’s a huge YESSS over here.
Least Accurate: The Creativity Components. I got an overall 73% here but my Discovery score of 39% seems too low. I do somewhat more than 39% of the time enjoy aimlessly wandering maps and trying to do random things that the game’s code doesn’t encourage you to do.
For example, I spent a half hour in Dragon Age: Inquisition trying to see if I could get my Inquisitor to jump on a roof in the starter town. In my defense, jumping was new to the Dragon Age series at the time, and so freaking fun to do…
Are there any major exceptions to your typical gaming motivations?
Nope. Don’t see any huge exceptions to the gamer motivations this survey assigned me. I’m impressed.
Do any of these motivations carry over to your non-gaming life? If so, how?
Definitely the Social Components carry over into my non-gaming life. I got a 22% meaning I’m not all that fond of playing with other humans. In real life, I’m probably one of the biggest reclusive introverts on the planet with few friends and even less family. I can safely say I was practicing intense social isolation and distancing long before the coronavirus made it cool to do so.
Which games in your experience best satisfy your gaming motivations and how do they compare to the “suggested games” list from the questionnaire’s follow up page?
Well, I got recommended all the Dragon Age and Mass Effect games. I’ve already played them all and absolutely loved them all so… bingo! I’ve had Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on my To Play list forever and that game was highly recommended to me as well.
Tales of the Borderlands was not a game I had ever considered playing, but it got the highest QF score on my recommendations list. Maybe I should check it out?
This is very cool gamer science so if you want to do it, consider yourself tagged! Survey science stuff tends to get more accurate the more people do it, no?
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