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Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:09 am
by Ricky_Honejasi
I would like a PM of the research papers.

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:14 pm
by Lavarinth
Ricky_Honejasi wrote:I would like a PM of the research papers.


This, please.

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:59 am
by Krazy
One of the interesting things that catches my eye is the conclusion. I was a bit surprised that you have the penultimate paragraph devoted to globalization, when you only mention it about three times earlier in the paper directly. If it's so pivotal to your conclusion, you definitely need another mini-section on it--but it might be the case that you more need to adjust the conclusion, rather than add more sections.

For a counter-point here you might want to look at Dyer-Witheford and De Peuter's Games of Empire. In any case your use of the term needs to be clearer so that your conclusion can't be misconstrued as "Blizzard should do something like Mists of Pandaria for Starcraft!"

In any case, what I mean here is more that the strength of your evidence seems to be built around conceptualizing the actual process wherein online communities are formed, and the relationship between breakages and continuity in group inclusion. Globalization then feels like an interesting and related topic, but not necessarily so central as to be the last few paragraphs of a 100 page analysis.

That aside, you're clearly on track to pass. Soon Bill shall have to refer to you as MASTER POSY.

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:40 am
by Zilla-
I thought it was interesting to see so many of mesks rants turned into proper research paper material. also I enjoyed reading it. ALSO, big props to ricky for being the hero keeping this shit going. I guess I never realized how much time and effort he puts into this.

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:50 am
by IskatuMesk
whatever krazy posted makes no sense to me what soever. I guess I would have failed school hard if I didn't just drop out.

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:53 am
by Posy
Krazy wrote:One of the interesting things that catches my eye is the conclusion. I was a bit surprised that you have the penultimate paragraph devoted to globalization, when you only mention it about three times earlier in the paper directly. If it's so pivotal to your conclusion, you definitely need another mini-section on it--but it might be the case that you more need to adjust the conclusion, rather than add more sections.

For a counter-point here you might want to look at Dyer-Witheford and De Peuter's Games of Empire. In any case your use of the term needs to be clearer so that your conclusion can't be misconstrued as "Blizzard should do something like Mists of Pandaria for Starcraft!"

In any case, what I mean here is more that the strength of your evidence seems to be built around conceptualizing the actual process wherein online communities are formed, and the relationship between breakages and continuity in group inclusion. Globalization then feels like an interesting and related topic, but not necessarily so central as to be the last few paragraphs of a 100 page analysis.

That aside, you're clearly on track to pass. Soon Bill shall have to refer to you as MASTER POSY.


Thanks Krazy!

I'm now waiting on feedback from two of my advisers (I have a feeling one of them is going to make similar comments as you), and then I'll start working on the conclusion and stuff.

I really should check out Games of Empire. It was recommended to me like a year ago, but I ignored the girl because she was a Cultural Studies student with a Marx fetish.

- MASTER POSY (always in call caps for some reason)

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:44 pm
by Krazy
Well it's definitely marxist and cultural-studies bent, but it also has one of the better discussions of Blizzard's relationship with Asian markets. I think it'd be the best counter-point/foil for your globalization comments, so I'm more recommending it because it's so marxist, not in spite of that :P

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:16 pm
by IskatuMesk
what is a marx?

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:17 am
by Krazy
Image

Now you know.

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:21 pm
by IskatuMesk
someone who wears duct tape for a mustache?

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:19 pm
by tipereth
Hey champs, I would love to read about this community from an outsider's perspective as (I mean who can tell) it certainly shaped me to some extent in my younger years. Holla back y'all?

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:27 pm
by IskatuMesk
holla holla get dolla

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:22 pm
by Posy
I just submitted my thesis!

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:22 pm
by Posy
I'm going to try to make sure I'm around for SC2/WC3 (whichever it is) tomorrow.

Re: We are the subject of research

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:34 pm
by UntamedLoli
Just tape yourself to the emu.