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10-25-2005, 12:13 AM
<DIV><FONT size=2> <P> The Daedalus Project: New Findings and Survey<BR> </P> <P><A href="http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus" target=_blank>The Daedalus Project</A> is an ongoing online survey study of MMORPG players that started 5 years ago and has surveyed over 35,000 players. Some highlights of this issue's findings:<BR> <BR> - While the media likes to talk about how "virtual" relationships in MMOs are, about 80% of players actually play with someone they know in real life (a romantic partner, a family member, or a friend).  <A href="http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001468.php" target=_blank>http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001468.php</A><BR> <BR> - PvP severs attract younger players as well as more men than PvE servers. This has implications for gender-bending rates. On PvP servers, female avatars are much more likely to be played by men.  <A href="http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001466.php" target=_blank>http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001466.php</A></P> <P><BR> - 22% of respondents said that they had purchased virtual gold. On average, these players have spent $135 USD on virtual gold. While older players are more likely to have done so, there were no gender differences.  <A href="http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001469.php" target=_blank>http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001469.php</A><BR> <BR> All this and much more at The Daedalus Project. Current players will also find a new survey that they can participate in. </P> <P> <HR> <P></P> <P><EM>Sony Online Entertainment and its affiliates are not responsible for and do not sanction or endorse all or any part of this survey or any content found on any third party site.</EM></P></FONT></DIV>