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One of the things that players love to do in MMOs is play the explorer. There are, however, different types of exploration. What type of explorer are you? Check out Genese Davis's latest column on MMO motivation and then tell us about your method in the comments.
The factors that motivate players evolve as they begin to find out what matters most to them. A pioneer of the MMO industry, author, professor, and game researcher, Dr. Richard Bartle created one way players can decode their Gamer DNA. Known for being the co-creater of MUD1 (the first MUD) and the author of the seminal Designing Virtual Worlds, Dr. Bartle produced groundbreaking research on player personality types in online games, and in his analysis, players can be divided into four types: Explorer, Socializer, Achiever, and Killer.
Read more of Genese Davis's Exploring MMOtivation.