Still looking for interview subjects, and one thing I forgot to mention is that if you are playing on EU I can pay you 100M gold to compensate for your time. I'll of course present the findings from the study here if you are interested.
- 6/3/2013 4:59:56 AM Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
5/28/2013 8:02:31 PM
Hello!Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Longtime lurker, first time poster here.
I’m a student at Hanken school of economics in Finland and I’m doing my bachelor's thesis (and later my master's) on real money usage on virtual items. The aim of the thesis is to understand the motivation of players using real money on virtual items and to compare how it differs from similar consumption with virtual money (i.e. gold).
I have played Diablo 3 for a couple of hundred hours (battletag blwz#2610 , playing on EU) , and selling some items on the RMAH got me interested how and why players are using real money on virtual items.
I chose Diablo 3 as a study subject, partly because of my own interests and partly because it includes a marketplace in which players can easily buy and sell virtual items for both real- and virtual money.
I have interviewed a few persons and I would need a couple of additional persons to interview for the thesis. The only requirement is that you have used the RMAH to buy items (reason for buying doesn’t matter). The interviews will be done via Skype (about 15-30 minutes) and they will be recorded (only general information is needed, and no personal information apart from age is needed). I would really appreciate if you guys could help me with my study. If you have any questions I’m glad to answer them, either in this thread/PM or by email janne.kopponen (at) student.hanken.fi
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