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micilo posted a topic in ARMA 3 - ADDONS & MODS: DISCUSSIONHello guys It’s been some time since I last posted. My previous topic could be find here. Long story short, I’m researching Arma’s modding community and submitted a survey here last year. I owe you some results I promised. So that’s why I’m posting. This is a loosely sample of dozens answers received. Thank you very much! My research is still going on, so I won’t publish all findings yet. Some of you that left an e-mail contact might be asked for a further interview, since this a qualitative study. Why did you take so long to post? Why are your study so slow? Well, basically I’m a PhD researcher in Brazil and was developing an internship in Finland this year. Normally a doctoral thesis takes a long time, so actually this is somehow a standard length study. Now, let’s have a look (you can click on the images links to see some details) 1. How old are you? 2. In which country do you live? 3.What is you gender? 4.What is the highest degree you completed? 5.For how long have you played modded games? 6.Do you play "total" modifications or conversions? 7.Have you ever modded any game before? 8.How much time do you actually spend making mods? 9.Do you usually make mods in cooperation (in partnerships or groups) or by yourself?
Hello, First of all, I want to present myself. I'm a Brazilian doctoral student developing a thesis about modding practices. And so, I'm following this community for a few months and I'm really interested in what occurs here, specially for two reasons: the involvement of members in modding/playing practices and the support (or even motivation) Bohemia offers for modding. This thread was created to ask for your help in our better understanding of this community. For this reason I made this form and asked permission to post it here: Game modding: Insight about Bohemia Interactive's community modders and players Later, I plan to show you the general results. On the next step, I should send a set of questions about modding to a few of those who sent their mail. ------------------------------------------------- Additional info I'm funded by Brazilian government in my research. My thesis is associated with the Media Studies department at Unisinos. I began my investigation following DayZ mod success in 2014. Operation Flashpoint modding practices were already subject of attention by a Finnish researcher back in 2010. You could still consult his approximation here and here. Feel free to ask any questions. Micilo
Here is the thing Im doing a research on serious games. Serious games are games which focus on other than player entertainment. Like learning something from the games. (Simulation games can be in this type). For the research I have an experiment to do using a good serious game. Here are the problems I have encounterd with following games. COD, Battlefield : Entertainment games. Not serious games. America's army : Yes it can be a serious game. Because US military has used this for training and soldier recruitment. It is ok. VBS : Virtual Battle Space is the ideal game. Because it primarily used as a military simulation not just entertainment. But the problem is they dont issue a civilian copy of the game. ARMA 3 : This is more like VBS. But im not quite sure ARMA is an entertainment game or a serious game where you can learn out of it.. Is it a serious game ??? And is there other suggestions for me to use as a serious game in my experiment ??? PS: i havent played any of the above except for COD and Battlefield.