What is it about ?
In my field work project I will be observing a number of video game players who will be divided into 2 categories addicts and non addicts. People who play for more than 5 hours a day are called addicts and those who play for less time than that are called non addicts. I will be focusing on the players of a specific game called Warcraft. This game is a very popular game all over the world with over 5000 people playing at any given time. I would define this group of players as a culture because they have their own way of life that is very different from that of any one else i.e. they devote a lot of their time on an activity which probably means nothing to us. Also, at any given time when these 5000 players are playing then they sort of have a social group of their own.
Some of my subjects are complete addicts and play this game for at least 8 hours a day without caring for college, sleep or work. These people do not have any friends and do not have any food because they are busy playing Warcraft the whole day. I think that it would be very interesting to study the behavior of this group of people. I would like to know what makes them behave the way they do? Why are they willing to give up everything friends, food and education just a game that will probably be out of stores in 2 months? Also, I would like to characterize the differences between addicts and non addicts and what is it that makes non addicts a lot more rational than addicts?
About the game.
Warcraft is a strategy game that involves building cities and armies...