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World of Warcraft: En virtuellt social värld
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In today’s modern society with high-speed connections covering the globe people are more than ever finding themselves gazing into the cold lights of the computer screen. On the other side a strange and exciting world yet to be explored awaits. Many are those who spend hour after hour running over green hills swimming in vast blue oceans in the lands of Azeroth, the playfield in the MMORPG game World of Warcraft. In media we often read and hear alarming reports on players stuck in this virtual world, ceasing to play a part in the real world. This thesis will make an attempt as to hear what those who play the game has to say in the matter. Through interviews we’ll try to separate or combine media’s view of the game from that of those who play it.

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2007. , p. 60
Keywords [en]
World of Warcraft, Virtual worlds, Social worlds, Media’s view on computer games
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-1477OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-1477DiVA, id: diva2:205295
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Available from: 2007-07-31 Created: 2007-07-31 Last updated: 2010-03-10Bibliographically approved

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