I am Adrià, long time WoW player (although I’ve been inactive for some time) and currently doing a research project for my PhD at the University of Barcelona.
My thesis will be about identity exploration and online videogames. As someone who has dabbled in both the gaming and research worlds, I think the research being done on the field of gaming needs a lot of improvement, which is why I want to do my bit in making a more rigorous research on videogames that goes beyond the overdone topic “videogames good vs videogames bad”. I really think that research on videogames can provide a lot more to the scientific community and society in general.
I am currently looking for World of Warcraft players who might want to participate by completing a brief survey and answering some questions in an online interview.
Although I still have quite a way to go, once I have finnished the study, I could post a brief report of my findings with a refference to the published paper in case any of you are interested.