[Air-L] Bartle Test

Mark Chen markchen at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 20 11:47:48 PDT 2011

Worthwhile in what ways?, I guess is the main question...

But since his work on MUDs, there've been other refinements or alternative
tests to typify players that have come out over the years, not to mention a
movement to typify player behavior rather than players themselves.

I think a good example is Nick Yee's taxonomy:


On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM, katie vizenor <kvizenor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I am wondering if anyone has ever used the Bartle test?  I see that the
> survey seems to be maintained at gamerdna. Is there a way to get a copy of
> this survey? I am interested in using it (or some modified version of it)
> to
> examine the make up of the disability community in Second Life. Has anyone
> ever used this to look at the difference between user content created
> worlds
> vs MMORPGs? How could I get a copy of the survey for use?
> Is this test even worthwhile?
> Thanks for any and all help.
> Katie Vizenor, MA, MLS
> Anthropology PhD Candidate, University at Buffalo
> Senior Researcher, American Foundation for the Blind
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