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Top 10 – Gamers Motivations and Gamer Dislikes - Why Do You Play Games?

blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 10,292

Top 10 – Gamers motivations

All answers taken into account, here are the ten motivations with the highest average among the seventy which are part of a video gaming psychographic profile.
So, these are the ten main motivations that lead gamers to play video games, from the tenth to the first rank.

10°

3,95 : Incarnation

Possibility to embody someone or something else. The focus is on the pragmatic part of the role, its possibility of action (like tanking, healing, damage dealing, casting magic spells...).

3,98 : Oblivion

Helps to forget the hustle and bustle of daily life, to empty your mind, to think about something else.

3,98 : Progression

Progression markers (game levels, character levels, talent trees, objectives…).

3,99 : Difference

The originality (in game content), things that differ from what's common.

4,03 : Gameplay (Depth)

The gameplay has depth, it requires a lot of time to master all the subtleties, strong learning curve. This does not prevent it to be accessible.

4,04 : Exploits

Epic feats, achieve exploits and great things.

4,10 : Freedom

Freedom of movement and action, lenient environment, none or very few restrictions.

4,19 : History

Relive or anticipate History (with a capital "H").

4,22 : Gameplay (Diversity)

Rich gameplay with numerous mechanics, preventing routine.

1st

4,41 : Immersion

Distinctive atmosphere, polished, coherent, immersive.

 

From 10 to 20, respectively we have: exploration, sound, astonishment, cooperation, friends, innovation, experimentation, relaxing, endless games, and equality among all gamers. See PDF for the descriptions.


Flop 10 – Gamers motivations

All answers taken into account, here are the ten motivations with the lowest average among the seventy which are part of a video gaming psychographic profile.

10°

1.57: Touch

Touch is an integral part of the game (figurines or physical cards for example).

1.57: Find IRL love partner

Meet your soulmate, interact with people who interest you (in a loving way).

1.50: Earnings

Real money gain, presents (real objects).

1.49: Recognition

Ways to be known by the public, to become famous, to draw attention and to be reknown, boost your ego.

1.44: Repetition

Redo the same thing over, over, over and over.

1.43: Outside

Forces you to go outside of your house, to interact with the outside world.

1.40: Movement

Move your body, spend energy, exercise.

1.37: Arousal (sexual)

For adults, erotic and/or pornographic.

1.28: Find IRL sex partner

Have sexual relations with other players IRL ("in the real world").

1er

0.81: Spending

Real money spending, integrated purchases with real money and/or bets with real money.

 



Take The Quiz Yourself Here:


https://quiz.piwag.com/#!/landing




Fascinating survey results in addition to the motivations! 



https://www.piwag.com/datareport/











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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 10,292
    Long quiz but interesting questions were asked. Pretty thorough.  
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 29,294
    edited July 3
    I've got 6 days off, I'll find some time to take the survey.

    Won't be surprised if the results come back as, "Dude, do you even like to play games?"

    ;)
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 10,292
    Kyleran said:
    I've got 6 days off, I'll find some time to take the survey.

    Won't be surprised if the results come back as, "Dude, do you even like to play games?"

    ;)
    Come on now you are not @Wizardry ;)
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  • WizardryWizardry Member EpicPosts: 14,302
    I like a game that has it's players figure things out,has secrets,hidden ideas,NO HAND holding,nothing is given straight up,like a recipe book,nope,you have to LEARN recipes through trial and error and NOT with a system message,you combine wrong ingredients,your craft blows up and you lose your items.

    I like a game that is enjoyable to explore,well laid out,nice areas to look at,i want to feel like i need to see the whole world.
    I like the idea of teaming up with others from all wakes of the world,playing to help each other and NOT to pvp and make the game miserable for each other.
    There is a LOT of ideas that draw me into a game,i can't simply say one sentence and that is it,i am not some mindless robot that is programmed to say one liners,i like a well designed game throughout all systems.
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 5,425
    You conjured him!
    blueturtle13Torval

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 17,010
    You conjured him!
    All it took for me was sensing a :trollface: opportunity. :lol:

    I'll check out the survey and see where I land.

    MadFrenchieblueturtle13
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  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 4,923
    Wizardry said:
    I like a game that has it's players figure things out,has secrets,hidden ideas,NO HAND holding,nothing is given straight up,like a recipe book,nope,you have to LEARN recipes through trial and error and NOT with a system message,you combine wrong ingredients,your craft blows up and you lose your items.

    I like a game that is enjoyable to explore,well laid out,nice areas to look at,i want to feel like i need to see the whole world.
    I like the idea of teaming up with others from all wakes of the world,playing to help each other and NOT to pvp and make the game miserable for each other.
    There is a LOT of ideas that draw me into a game,i can't simply say one sentence and that is it,i am not some mindless robot that is programmed to say one liners,i like a well designed game throughout all systems.
    Morrowind? I know it's a fantastic game, but you can't judge everything by that standard. You'll be left disappointed and empty handed.
  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 4,923

    Top 10 – Gamers motivations

    All answers taken into account, here are the ten motivations with the highest average among the seventy which are part of a video gaming psychographic profile.
    So, these are the ten main motivations that lead gamers to play video games, from the tenth to the first rank.

    10°

    3,95 : Incarnation

    Possibility to embody someone or something else. The focus is on the pragmatic part of the role, its possibility of action (like tanking, healing, damage dealing, casting magic spells...).

    3,98 : Oblivion

    Helps to forget the hustle and bustle of daily life, to empty your mind, to think about something else.

    3,98 : Progression

    Progression markers (game levels, character levels, talent trees, objectives…).

    3,99 : Difference

    The originality (in game content), things that differ from what's common.

    4,03 : Gameplay (Depth)

    The gameplay has depth, it requires a lot of time to master all the subtleties, strong learning curve. This does not prevent it to be accessible.

    4,04 : Exploits

    Epic feats, achieve exploits and great things.

    4,10 : Freedom

    Freedom of movement and action, lenient environment, none or very few restrictions.

    4,19 : History

    Relive or anticipate History (with a capital "H").

    4,22 : Gameplay (Diversity)

    Rich gameplay with numerous mechanics, preventing routine.

    1st

    4,41 : Immersion

    Distinctive atmosphere, polished, coherent, immersive.

     

    From 10 to 20, respectively we have: exploration, sound, astonishment, cooperation, friends, innovation, experimentation, relaxing, endless games, and equality among all gamers. See PDF for the descriptions.


    Flop 10 – Gamers motivations

    All answers taken into account, here are the ten motivations with the lowest average among the seventy which are part of a video gaming psychographic profile.

    10°

    1.57: Touch

    Touch is an integral part of the game (figurines or physical cards for example).

    1.57: Find IRL love partner

    Meet your soulmate, interact with people who interest you (in a loving way).

    1.50: Earnings

    Real money gain, presents (real objects).

    1.49: Recognition

    Ways to be known by the public, to become famous, to draw attention and to be reknown, boost your ego.

    1.44: Repetition

    Redo the same thing over, over, over and over.

    1.43: Outside

    Forces you to go outside of your house, to interact with the outside world.

    1.40: Movement

    Move your body, spend energy, exercise.

    1.37: Arousal (sexual)

    For adults, erotic and/or pornographic.

    1.28: Find IRL sex partner

    Have sexual relations with other players IRL ("in the real world").

    1er

    0.81: Spending

    Real money spending, integrated purchases with real money and/or bets with real money.

     



    Take The Quiz Yourself Here:


    https://quiz.piwag.com/#!/landing




    Fascinating survey results in addition to the motivations! 



    https://www.piwag.com/datareport/











    Insightful, if funnily translated. It didn't really tell me anything qFoundry didn't tell me already. Nice find.
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