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oggotale

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Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« on: April 30, 2019, 02:23:45 PM »
Might be fun, although RPers might get similar results.

http://4you2learn.com/bartle/

Take it there, post results, then stereotype other posters as grindy twirks, carebears, and the like!

I'll start:

Achiever: 40%
Explorer: 87%
Griefer: 33%
Socializer: 40%

Learn more about the test here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartle_taxonomy_of_player_types

Alesan

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 02:46:59 PM »
Some of the questions were really heavy-handed or not applicable to me, and the website design is awful, but criticisms aside...

Your gaming style is
Achiever: 40%
Explorer: 87%
Griefer: 7%
Socializer: 67%

I guess it's pretty accurate.


Namino

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 02:49:46 PM »
I remember mine from a while back:
A: 60
E: 60
K: 47
Social: 33

(Bartle didn't call them griefer's as a random aside. They're killers. When you have the Z-axis for the Bartle's test and you start adding 'explicit/implicit' to make the full 8 categories, then griefer becomes a category as contrasted against killers who participate for the feeling of competition against other killers)

Medena

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 04:08:08 PM »
73% Explorer
73% Socialiser
47% Achiever
7% Killer


I took the test on another site about 3 weeks ago.
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Delirium

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 04:19:39 PM »
Explorer: 87%
Socializer: 67%
Achiever: 20%
Killer: 27%
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Riev

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 04:20:58 PM »
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Achiever: 13%
Explorer: 73%
Griefer: 47%
Socializer: 67%

This seems about right. I like to fight and use code, but I use Arm as a social outlet as well. I feel like Explorer is a bit up there, but I do like to make my own routes in MMOs for grinding/resource collecting.

I guess I don't typically care about the levels of experience my character has, so much as knowing how to use what I have to win.

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Feco

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 04:43:49 PM »
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Achiever: 27%
Explorer: 60%
Griefer: 53%
Socializer: 60%

I have no idea what to make of this.
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Cerelum

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2019, 04:50:03 PM »
Hmm,

Achiever: 27%
Explorer: 73%
Griefer: 67%
Socializer: 33%

I find this confusing as I’d rather not kill most people.  Explorers is almost 100 percent on point though.
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lostinspace

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2019, 05:06:03 PM »
Achiever: 47%
Explorer: 80%
Griefer: 33%
Socializer: 40%

I think I'm a little more achiever focused and a little less explorer, but it seems pretty close.
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lordcooper

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2019, 05:18:32 PM »
Achiever: 13%
Explorer: 73%
Griefer: 87%
Socializer: 27%

Eve has ruined me.
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Refugee

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2019, 05:20:29 PM »
Achiever 33%
Explorer 93%
Griefer 20%
Socializer 53%

I took this several years ago, before I played Arm, and it's interesting how it's changed.  Achiever was much higher and socializer much lower before my Arm training.


WarriorPoet

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2019, 05:24:38 PM »
Gangster: 100%

Fuck the police.
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oggotale

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2019, 05:31:27 PM »
Hmm,

Achiever: 27%
Explorer: 73%
Griefer: 67%
Socializer: 33%

I find this confusing as I’d rather not kill most people.  Explorers is almost 100 percent on point though.

Griefer is mislabelled lol. Killer is what they mean.
Im guessing youd like to be Arena champ yea.

Aso Id assume explorer would be high for everyone here since its a RP community.

Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2019, 06:29:36 PM »

80% Explorer
53% Socialiser
40% Achiever
27% Killer

The taxonomy of Bartle from a game design perspective is based on the idea of plotting players desire to Interact With vs. Act On / the Gameworld vs. Other Players. At least this is how I understand it:

Socializers would be interacting with players
- talking/thinking/feeling/having relationships/celebrating events/holding gatherings

explorers would be interacting with the world
- discovering locations/learning lore/testing world behaviors/developing systems and shortcuts

killers would be acting on players
- sabotaging events/killing players/stealing belongings/damaging possessions or property

achievers would be acting on the world
- winning prizes/getting promoted/improving skills/comparing prowess/aquiring better items
You begin searching the area intently.
You look around, but don't find any large wood.
You think: "Story of my life."

Krath

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2019, 06:59:35 PM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 67%
Explorer: 20%
Griefer: 93%
Socializer: 20%
« Last Edit: July 06, 2019, 11:06:24 AM by Krath »
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Grapes

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2019, 07:04:23 PM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 27%
Explorer: 67%
Griefer: 20%
Socializer: 87%
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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 07:22:21 PM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 33%
Explorer: 60%
Griefer: 27%
Socializer: 80%
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Vox

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2019, 07:39:46 PM »
Your gaming style is:
Achiever: 20%
Explorer: 67%
Griefer: 67%
Socializer: 47%

flurry

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2019, 07:47:45 PM »
Your gaming style is:
Achiever: 20%
Explorer: 67%
Griefer: 33%
Socializer: 80%

Not surprised by these results, but ironically I play a lot of loners.
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John

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2019, 08:35:08 PM »
I don't find these to be particularly helpful. But in interest of being able to aggregate our playerbase's results:

Achiever: 33%
Explorer: 47%
Griefer: 53%
Socializer: 67%

azuriolinist

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2019, 09:16:26 PM »
Not sure what to get out of this. I've never really considered myself the exploring type, tbh, but I couldn't categorize myself into any other type more than an Explorer, I suppose.

Explorer: 80%
Socializer: 67%
Griefer: 40%
Achiever: 13%

Grapes

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2019, 09:21:51 PM »
I didn't find it all that in-depth, as I had two possible answers to each question, when there probably ought to have been more possibilities. On other tests I typically score "killer/socialiser", this one the options were kind of wonky, but still fun, I guess.
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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2019, 11:19:09 PM »
Socializer:  53%
Griefer:  53%
Explorer:  67%
Achiever:  27%

It's so true, lol.

Vex

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2019, 11:33:07 PM »
Achiever: 33%
Explorer: 60%
Griefer: 80%
Socializer: 27%
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Synthesis

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2019, 02:10:35 PM »
Explorer: 80%
Socializer: 73%
Achiever: 40%
Griefer: 7%

Problems with applying this to Armageddon:

1.  To explore well, you must first play like an achiever, or you're not going to be exploring much.
2.  To achieve well (in the first 20 days played, anyway), it's best to avoid socializing.
3.  Socializing is more dangerous than PvE, and socializing essentially becomes PvP, so it turns some of the questions on their head.

So I mean...I answered the questions from the perspective of playing a 20+ days played PC, initially.

Answering the questions from the perspective of what I typically need to get done with a brand-new PC:

Achiever: 80%
Explorer: 60%
Socializer: 33%
Griefer: 27%
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cnemus

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2019, 04:20:07 PM »
Socializer: 87%
Explorer: 53%
Achiever: 33%
Griefer: 27%

Fairly accurate.
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Veselka

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2019, 12:03:22 PM »
Achiever: 47%
Explorer: 40%
Griefer: 73%
Socializer: 40%

Seems about right.
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senseofeven

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2019, 12:43:11 PM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 73%
Explorer: 47%
Griefer: 47%
Socializer: 33%

Looks right.

ABoredLion

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2019, 03:09:48 PM »
Achiever:53%
Explorer: 33%
Killer: 53%
Socializer: 60%


I think the reason I got such a low score for explorer is that any time I got into why I would explore a given thing, there's a social/achievement based merit to it, whether that's enjoying a storyline or bringing the tale back. I don't sit around and enjoy the thought of looking at text-based mountains (or even graphic-designed mountains) as a past time, for example.

Interesting though. I seem pretty evenly spread otherwise.

BadSkeelz

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2019, 09:57:23 PM »
Achiever: 27%
Explorer: 53%
Griefer: 73%
Socializer: 47%

I prefer "spirited competitor" to "Griefer."
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MeTekillot

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2019, 12:37:46 AM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 53%
Explorer: 27%
Griefer: 60%
Socializer: 60%
Also, I like my cootch to have a pert pink color and nice smell. Knowing my luck I would bonk someone with AIDs, get rotten box, and die miserable.

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2019, 09:01:02 AM »
Achiever: 27%
Explorer: 80%
Griefer: 47%
Socializer: 47%

Not really much of a griefer, especially on Arm. I did choose items like the wand that lets you control folks against their will but I would only use such a thing as a defensive item, in a PvP situation.
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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2019, 09:51:02 AM »
Quote
Achiever: 27%
Explorer: 80%
Griefer: 20%
Socializer: 73%

That makes sense.

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2019, 10:29:19 AM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 20%
Explorer: 80%
Griefer: 27%
Socializer: 73%

Okay. Yeah. I agree.
And then I sat there going "really? that was it? that's so stupid."

I still think the best closure you get in Armageddon is just moving on to the next character.

dravage

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2019, 08:01:10 PM »
Your gaming style is

Achiever: 40%
Explorer: 60%
Griefer: 40%
Socializer: 60%

Oddly rounded...indecisive perhaps?

Dresan

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2019, 07:55:22 AM »
You are 93% Killer
47% Explorer
33% Socialiser
27% Achiever

Basically stealth, steal and sleight of hand are just as important to me as direction sense.
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Erythil

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2019, 06:23:36 PM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 33%
Explorer: 87%
Griefer: 40%
Socializer: 40%


I don't think this is the best-designed test, as I feel that I am less likely to fight and more likely to feel driven to achieve, but oh well.

triste

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2019, 12:11:19 AM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 60%
Explorer: 53%
Griefer: 47%
Socializer: 40%

chrisdcoulombe

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2019, 06:24:02 PM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 47%
Explorer: 60%
Griefer: 47%
Socializer: 47%

Balanced.
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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2019, 08:28:49 PM »
Achiever: 47%
Explorer: 60%
Griefer: 40%
Socializer: 53%

I guess.  The questions are pretty dumb and irrelevant to my experience in Arm.
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Irishdog

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2019, 09:17:35 PM »
Achiever: 60%
Explorer: 27%
Griefer: 53%
Socializer: 60%
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Cabooze

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2019, 08:20:59 AM »
Achiever: 53%
Explorer: 60%
Griefer: 40%
Socializer: 47%

pretty even spread. I'd say it's on the money, too.

Heade

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2019, 11:50:54 AM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 20%
Explorer: 53%
Griefer: 53%
Socializer: 73%
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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2019, 01:53:27 PM »
Achiever: 13%
Explorer: 73%
Killer: 40%
Socializer: 73%

Interesting how many of us have super high E scores.
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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2019, 02:45:15 PM »
87% Explorer
73% Socialiser
27% Achiever
13% Killer

boog

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Re: Take The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology and post results!
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2019, 07:17:23 PM »
Your gaming style is
Achiever: 27%
Explorer: 60%
Griefer: 33%
Socializer: 80%
Case: he's more likely to shoot up a mcdonalds for selling secret obama sauce on its big macs
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