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Lyckade spelkomponenter: Vad ligger bakom World of Warcrafts popularitet?
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Successful game-components : What is the driving force behind the popularite of World of Warcraf? (English)
Abstract [sv]

I denna studie så kommer jag att analysera MMORPG-spelet World of Warcraft genom att utföra en analys i hopp om att isolera spelmekanismer och element som kan anses vara välfungerande och väldesignade. Jag kommer dessutom att bryta ner World of Warcraft till dess kärnkomponenter med hjälp av Interaction Centric Framework modellen som ett komplement till denna studie. Resultaten visar att World of Warcraft använder sig av många slags egenskaper och designval som skiljer sig själv från andra spel, som att dra ner på story element och att destillera spelets kärna till en väldigt grundlig ”morot-och-piska” formel som låter spelaren kunna spela oavbrutet utan att känna något skäl att sluta spela. 

Abstract [en]

In this paper, I intend to analyze the MMORPG game World of Warcraft by conducting a formal analysis as a way to isolate game mechanics and elements that could be viewed as well-functioning and well-designed. I will also be breaking down the core components of World of Warcraft using the Interaction Centric Framework to complement the study. The results show that World of Warcraft employs a number of features and design choices that differentiates itself from other games, such as stripping the game of story elements and distilling the gameplay to a basic “carrot on a stick” formula, also leaving the player completely uninterrupted and undeterred during gameplay. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
World of Warcraft, MMORPG, ethnography, design, video games, components
Keyword [sv]
spel komponenter etnografi
National Category
Media Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18526OAI: diva2:606158
Subject / course
Media Technology
Available from: 2013-02-18 Created: 2013-02-18 Last updated: 2014-01-31Bibliographically approved

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