My name's Mary and I am writing a paper on the dynamics of friendship and community in Guild Wars 2. I'm interested in whether or not people share their real lives with online friends, and how these relationships form. I'm going to post some questions so I hope a discussion will arise from this!
I am looking for patterns and themes in these answers, so no usernames or personal information will be used. It is not going to be published anywhere.
Here are my questions!
Are the people you interact with online people you know in real life?
If YES, know IRL:
Does online interaction strengthen your relationship?
Do you talk about your lives outside of the game while playing?
If NO, do not know IRL:
Do you consider people online as "friends" or otherwise?
How do these relationships generally form?
How much personal information do you share with them? Personal identity, personal history, day to day life, etc?
How much do they tend to share with you?
Are these online relationships stronger, or weaker than real life ones?
How do they differ from physical relationships?
And one more:
What is your general impression of the Guild Wars 2 community?
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