遊戲、人生:從線上遊戲玩家探討網路世界與日常生活的結合

Translated title of the contribution: Conjunction of Online and Offline World: A Study Based on MMORPG Players' Interpretations of their Experiences

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Abstract

This study explores how the meanings of online experiences are obtained in conjunction with the offline world. Developed from audience research, the framework of this study includes 'the pleasures of audience', 'the influences of interpretative communities', 'the context of everyday life', and 'the reflexivity of audience'. Participants were all recruited from Taiwan. Through interviews and behavior observation was used as the method to collect data from the MMORPG players' interpretations of their experiences. The results reflected two types of pleasure players obtained from the online game. First, the definition of the game rules brings a lot of pleasures to players during the moments of the human-computer interaction. Second, the intimacy of offline peer groups and cyber community become another important source of game pleasures, while that happens in interpersonal communication. The second pleasure eventually becomes the major cause which players immerse in the game world, and may induce the internet addiction disorder. Nevertheless, the reflexivity of players will arouse the consciousness which players may take resistant actions to the fascination of online game world.
Translated title of the contributionConjunction of Online and Offline World: A Study Based on MMORPG Players' Interpretations of their Experiences
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)1 - 45
Number of pages45
Journal新聞學研究 Mass Communication Research
Issue number98
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • audience research
  • players
  • reflexivity
  • MMORPG
  • game pleasure

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