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Are we “Alone Together” in WoW? – Solo Play pt. 10

Last part (part 9) was about secret alts and the need for time outs. This post may take some of that conversation and turn it upside down. Hunter’s Pets and … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 9 Comments

Secret Alts, RealID and Obligations – Solo Play pt. 9

As is evident, WoW has great potential to turn even solo play into a social experience as we saw in the previous parts, depending on what level of sociability we … Continue reading

January 22, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Community and the MMO Atmosphere – Solo Play pt. 8

Since the first step with cross realm battlegrounds, more and more parts of the play activities in WoW are becoming less and less tied to the individual server. Even raiding, … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 6 Comments

The Immediate Circle and Guild Membership – Solo Play pt. 7

With a bit of a delay (blame school and we’re at the 7th part. Moving from individual play and activities within the social landscape of the MMOG cities in … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

Virtual Public Life – Solo Play pt. 6

When I asked players what they were doing when they were alone in the game, the notion of hanging out or idling in a capital city came up in almost … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · 5 Comments

Playing Alone to Relax or to Get a Kick – Solo Play pt. 5

Several players described playing alone as particularly relaxing, fx when farming (but also questing as in pt 2). Farming denotes activities in WoW that include gathering of resources, f. ex. … Continue reading

October 13, 2011 · 4 Comments

“I did it all by myself!” – Solo Play pt. 4

I love the facial expression of that penguin. It’s that feeling of pride we are going to talk about now. Another activity players would mention when I asked what they … Continue reading

September 10, 2011 · 3 Comments

Sharing the Spotlight – Solo Play pt. 3

Before we are done with solo play when questing, there’s another feature that makes it more suitable for playing alone and that is the increased effect of immersion, especially with … Continue reading

September 3, 2011 · 3 Comments


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