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Discussion in 'WildStar Classes & Paths' started by SiegaPlays, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. SiegaPlays

    SiegaPlays "That" Cupcake

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    Found this little article on gamification wiki about a 7 personality theory from 2010. Imagine 7 paths, instead of 4 :p

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  2. starspun

    starspun Well-Known Cupcake

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    That was extremely painful to read. Whoever decided to use much smaller text in relation to the "headers" and then shrink it to unreadability... you are a bad person.

    For anyone who doesn't want to strain their eyes trying to read this (no, the big version doesn't help at all), here's all the text in a much more readable format!

    Socializer (Relate)
    Science: People are fun to the Socializer - they like talking to them, they like helping them, they like being around them. There is a part of the brain knon as the hypothalmus which serves as the social center of the brain. When relating positively with other people, a chemical known as oxytocin is porduced from this region, which gives a feeling of unity.
    Story: When Gamers play together they become co-authors of the story of their experiences. This bond creates a metastory about the relationship in the context of the game.

    Mastermind (Solve)
    Science: A fiendish puzzle that defies solution or a problem that requires strategy to overcome is the essence of fun to this class. Whenever we face puzzles or must devise strategies, the decision center of the brain (the orbito-frontal cortex) is involved. Success in your strategy releases dopamine, rewarding you and encouraging you to play again.
    Story: How you come to a decision is a story in itself. The steps and routes of logic in your mind are just an inner journey to the destination of victory or achievement.

    Seeker (Explorer)
    Science: Finding wonderful and curious things is what the Seeker enjoys. This stimulates hte part of the brain that processes sensory information (the sensory cortices) as well as the memory association centers (hippocampus). This produces a chemical called endomorphin whenever we see something interesting or curious.
    Story: Every story ever told involves some sort of exploration or discovery. Gamers create long intricate stories every time they play.

    Daredevil (Rush)
    Science: This play style is all about the thrill of the chase, the excitement of risk-taking and generally living on the edge. Excitement of any kind involves adrenaline, which is technically known as epinephrine.
    Story: Every story should excite you, get you to the edge of your seat. Gamers seek these climatic moments as the character, responsible for the outcome, and not an observer enjoying the ride.

    Survivor (Escape)
    Science: Some people hate feeling terror, but some people really enjoy the intense excitement of escaping from a terrifying threat. Fear is an experience produced by a particular part of the brain known as the amygdala.
    Story: Games are the best medium for telling a scary story. The player actually has a stake in the outcome of the story, magnifying the fear factor.

    Achiever (Collect)
    Science: The Achiever is the most goal-oriented of all the classes, and players who enjoy this play style will collect and complete everything they can find - no grind is too arduous for such a player! During play, their pleasure center (nucleus acumbens) is releasing dopamine, which is especially rewarding and hence addictive.
    Story: This balance between struggle and success is the key to every story. This feeling of accomplishment can be of individual achievements or a culmination of achievements throughout a story or game.

    Conqueror (Defeat)
    Science: Some players are not satisfied with winning easily - they want to struggle against adversity and fight tooth and nail for victory. When ve are up against impossible odds, the body produces both epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine. This latter chemical riles us up, gets us angry and motivated, and when we eventually earn victory the result is especially rewarding.
    Story: Gamers will retell and retain stories about a hard struggle in a game. This kind of play creates great stories of conquest and triumph that gamers may not experience in reality.
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  3. Chrilin

    Chrilin Cupcake-About-Town

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    Definitely seeker.
  4. Hydros

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    Nice article, I think I'm a 40/40/20 Conqueror/Mastermind/Socializer :)
  5. ObliviousPrime

    ObliviousPrime "That" Cupcake

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    I think I am a bit of a seeker and a bit of a daredevil.
    defiantly not a survivor who in my mind are the kind that likes to play horror games like slender or amnesia
  6. Black Wolf

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    A mix between all basically. If I had to choose one I would go for Conqueror.
  7. SiegaPlays

    SiegaPlays "That" Cupcake

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    Brainhex questionaire put me in Seeker-Conqueror. No idea how accurate they are.
    Rockbottom on Survivor and not much in Daredevil either. Rest was close to conqueror.

    Your BrainHex Class is Seeker.
    Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Seeker-Conqueror.

    You like finding strange and wonderful things or finding familiar things as well as defeating impossibly difficult foes, struggling until you eventually achieve victory, and beating other players.

    Each BrainHex Class also has an Exception, which describes what you dislike about playing games. Your Exceptions are:
    » No Fear: You do not enjoy feeling afraid, preferring to feel safe or in control.

    Your scores for each of the classes in this test were as follows:

    Seeker: 20
    Conqueror: 16
    Achiever: 15
    Mastermind: 12
    Socialiser: 8
    Daredevil: 2
    Survivor: -4
  8. Evion

    Evion WildStar Haiku Winner 2012

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    Hehe, read the bit on Survivor and my mind instantly jumped to all those Let's Play: Amnesia videos I watch. I'm a back seat survivor! :D
  9. SiegaPlays

    SiegaPlays "That" Cupcake

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    The one of them I can not totally recognize is the conqueror, and I believe many people will get placed a little wrong on that one.

    Yes, I like beating the PvE scenarios, and I like doing it before the majority, which means my approach to it is somewhat serious, humour is ok, as long as it is not setting back the effort to beat the content.

    However my PvP is rather casual, I enjoy it if the teams are fairly even or I queue up with friends, but I am not in any way intense about it, the 100.000 killcount happens, but not because I resigned my dayjob to get it done :p I would not play a game purely based on the awesomeness of its PvP, but I would do it based on its PvE content.

    Also there is raiders, who would not touch a PvP scenario if it bit them, where it hurt, and there is PvP players, who would not go anywhere near raid content.

    I guess the connection is purely from hitting the same reward centers in the brain, but unless the questionaire take the such into considerations, voting opposit direction depending on if the question is a PvP or PvE scenario must effect result in regards of the Conqueror type.
  10. ObliviousPrime

    ObliviousPrime "That" Cupcake

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    Your BrainHex Class is Conqueror.
    Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Conqueror-Mastermind.

    You like defeating impossibly difficult foes, struggling until you eventually achieve victory, and beating other players as well as solving puzzles and devising strategies.

    Conqueror: 19
    Mastermind: 15
    Socialiser: 14
    Seeker: 11
    Achiever: 9
    Daredevil: 8
    Survivor: 3

    -- Did not expect these results
  11. Black Wolf

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    Guess we all have to do this! ;)

    Your BrainHex Class is Conqueror.
    Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Conqueror-Mastermind.

    You like defeating impossibly difficult foes, struggling until you eventually achieve victory, and beating other players as well as solving puzzles and devising strategies.

    Each BrainHex Class also has an Exception, which describes what you dislike about playing games. Your
    Exceptions are:

    » No Fear: You do not enjoy feeling afraid, preferring to feel safe or in control.

    Conqueror: 19
    Mastermind: 16
    Socialiser: 15
    Achiever: 8
    Seeker: 6
    Daredevil: 5
    Survivor: -4
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    starspun Well-Known Cupcake

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    Your BrainHex Class is Mastermind.
    Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Mastermind-Seeker.

    You like solving puzzles and devising strategies as well as finding strange and wonderful things or finding familiar things.

    Each BrainHex Class also has an Exception, which describes what you dislike about playing games. Your Exceptions are:

    » No Fear: You do not enjoy feeling afraid, preferring to feel safe or in control.

    Mastermind: 19
    Seeker: 18
    Achiever: 16
    Socialiser: 14
    Conqueror: 12
    Daredevil: 8
    Survivor: 1

    I really thought conqueror would be higher up there.
  13. ObliviousPrime

    ObliviousPrime "That" Cupcake

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    I can't resist surveys and Siega keeps finding cool ones lol :roflamo:
  14. SiegaPlays

    SiegaPlays "That" Cupcake

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    I have noticed you did not put your gamerDNA in your sig ;-)
  15. ObliviousPrime

    ObliviousPrime "That" Cupcake

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    waiting to have a wildstar themed sig :D
  16. Zap-Robo

    Zap-Robo Administrator • King Cupcake

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    Cos all the cool kids are doing it...

    Your BrainHex Class is Mastermind.
    Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Mastermind-Achiever.
    You like solving puzzles and devising strategies as well as collecting anything you can collect or doing everything you possibly can.
    According to your results, there are few play experiences that you strongly dislike.

    Learn more about your classes and exceptions at BrainHex.com.
    Your scores for each of the classes in this test were as follows:

    Mastermind: 18
    Achiever: 17
    Seeker: 12
    Conqueror: 12
    Socialiser: 11
    Survivor: 5
    Daredevil: 3
  17. SiegaPlays

    SiegaPlays "That" Cupcake

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    I am starting to notice a trend of Survivor and Daredevil not being a big favorite for any of us. Neither of the two have a relation to the Bartles model. The rest does.

    Socializer ~ Socialiser from Bartles model.
    Conqueror ~ partly Killer/Achiever from Bartles model.
    Achiever ~ Achiever from Bartles model.
    Seeker ~ partly Explorer from Bartles model.
    Mastermind ~ partly Explorer from Bartles model.

    So I score high on Conqueror, because I like completing achievements concerning badass PvE content, while I like any kind of achievements, boss mobs are the ones I regard as the highest grade.
    I score more in Seeker than Mastermind because that is the part of Explorer I am most into, while I score less in Mastermind, because if the solution keeps being out of my graps, I will at some point turn to a online guide if accessable, where a true Mastermind wouldn't.

    It actually makes sense, yeah :p
  18. JarNod

    JarNod WildStar Haiku Winner 2012 / Lead Guinea Pig

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    Your BrainHex Class is Conqueror.
    Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Conqueror-Mastermind.
    You like defeating impossibly difficult foes, struggling until you eventually achieve victory, and beating other players as well as solving puzzles and devising strategies.
    According to your results, there are few play experiences that you strongly dislike.

    Learn more about your classes and exceptions at BrainHex.com.
    Your scores for each of the classes in this test were as follows:

    Conqueror: 19
    Mastermind: 18
    Seeker: 15
    Socialiser: 10
    Achiever: 10
    Daredevil: 5
    Survivor: 4
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    Tiktak Cupcake-About-Town

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    Your BrainHex Class is Seeker.
    Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Seeker-Achiever.
    You like finding strange and wonderful things or finding familiar things as well as collecting anything you can collect or doing everything you possibly can.
    According to your results, there are few play experiences that you strongly dislike.

    Learn more about your classes and exceptions at BrainHex.com.
    Your scores for each of the classes in this test were as follows:

    Seeker: 19
    Achiever: 15
    Socialiser: 12
    Survivor: 11
    Conqueror: 11
    Daredevil: 7
    Mastermind: 6

    Not entirely unexpected for me...
  20. pseudo

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    I ended up being a Socialiser-Achiever-Conquerer (Achieve/Conq were tied), which is really spot on for me. Also BrainHex taught me a bit about myself too when it told me that I find joy in giving trust to others. I hadn't thought about that before, but it's totally true!

    I always seem to end up in leadership positions in guilds, and this qualification seems to agree with that.

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