updated April 25th, 2006
Death Stories Project 2006
Klastrup - Citations
for Computer Games Research
Submit your MMOG death story here
or retell* your story about
the character death experience which has affected or annoyed you the
of everyday gameworld death
the death experience that has become part of your community lore
the unremarkable deaths that you have already forgotten
opinion on character death in MMOGs
some basic demographic data to help map the field of contributors
feel free to copy-paste from your guild site, fora etc - with permission
This is an academic website, where online gameworld players throughout
2006 can submit their experiences and opinions on character death in
massive multiplayer online games and worlds (also known as MMOG's).
input and player stories will form the major part of my (Lisbeth Klastrup)
ongoing research project on how death is implemented and how players
experience death in online gameworlds, both as a game system event and
as a social event.
Stories from which gameworlds?
I am especially looking for stories from Ultima Online, Dark Age of
Camelot, Star Wars Galaxies, EverQuest, World of Warcraft, Anarchy Online,
Eve, Lineage II, City of Heroes, Asheron's Call - but if you have a
story from another MMOG you want to contribute, there will be a possibility
for that as well.
is behind this project?
The project and this survey site is designed and headed by Danish researcher
Lisbeth Klastrup, who does research at the Center of Computer Games
Research at the IT University of Copenhagen. You can read more about
me and the survey on the project page.
are asked to contribute?
players, experienced players and hardcore players who have tried either
one or more of a number of the largest massive multiplayer online games
are welcome to contribute. Every experience is valid and every experience
can aid me in my research. I would therefore be grateful if you would
use some time to fill out the survey and share your experience(s) with
Will my name be published?
I will ask for your age, gender and geographical location.
But you will not be asked to submit your reallife name. If you submit
a story that I later quote in a research publication, your character
name as well as the names of your co-players will be changed in order
to ensure anonymity.
The time you use to write the story of your experiences may vary, but
rest of the survey should not take more than 10 minutes to complete.
further information, please contact klastrupATitu.dk