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Hello everyone, we are conducting research on visualizations for players. As part of this we have developed a 'battle map' visualization which is automatically generated from World of Tanks replay files. We would love to have some feedback from World of Tanks players on this visualization and how it compares to other approaches. If you have some spare time (the survey will take approximately 20 minutes) we would be grateful if you could fill out our survey. During the survey you will be shown three different visualizations and some questions associated with them. The survey is available here. The survey is anonymous and the collected data will only be used as part of the research and not for any commercial purposes. You can find more information on the survey website. Many thanks! P.S.: Permission to post was sought and granted (thanks, Solono!)
Some people say that there is a right way, and a wrong way to progress up the tech tree. I am going to tell you my way, and why I do it as such. If you take a look at your crew you will notice that after each battle you partake in, they gain a little bit of experience. The more battles you put them in, the more experience they get. Simple right? I have friends who plow their way through the tech tree. Sure they get to the higher tiers faster... but their crew remained relatively untrained and the player him/herself may not know how to play their tank to the fullest potential. What I believe is the most efficient way (if you want to have a good PR) is to grind your tanks out. This may not necessarily mean that once you have researched everything for one tank you move on to the next. Take a look at my tanks for example. You will notice that I progressed up the light tanks to the Chaffee and stopped... the reason being is that I plan to use the free experience I earn from the Chaffee to unlock the Hellcat. By doing this, I allow my tank crew to gain a ton more experience and I get more personal time learning on how to drive the tank effectively. In my head, I have certain milestone to progress up. My current ones are: Hellcat, Cromwell, FV304, Chaffee Why these tanks? For the personal missions of course! By using this system, I can maximize my potential by focusing on one tank at a time, then using the tanks I'm already skilled at to unlock the other types. These tanks in my opinion (after lost of research and community input) are the best tanks to play for the road to Unicum. Obviously I have a long way to go, but I believe after I unlock the Hellcat, my grinding will be faster since I can focus more on what I'm shooting at as apposed to trying not to hit a stupid rock. Well that is my take on researching and gaining combat experience. I would love to hear your input on what you do, why, and if you think you should have done things differently. I appreciate you guys partaking on this quick read. Good Luck, Have Fun Die Spectacularly
Hello, I am conducting a research study for my doctoral dissertation examining the connection between playing World of Tanks and leadership styles. I need at least 500 participants and would greatly appreciate any help you can provide. I've created a questionnaire, so all you have to do to help is fill it out. Some demographic questions are asked to help better understand any connections between playing World of Tanks and leadership, and while your username is used for coding the data, your participation will be anonymous since no other contact information is collected. Only aggregate data will be published in the dissertation and no data linked to an individual will be published, ever. There is a full Letter of Informed Consent included below that lays out the specifics if you would like more detailed information. Please share this post and the link with your clan to help us reach the 500 participants we need. Here's the link to the questionnaire: http://transform.mindgarden.com/survey/13795 Thanks for your help! tmagner LETTER OF INFORMED CONSENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES By clicking on link below you are agreeing to participate in the doctoral dissertation research study being conducted by Timothy Magner under the direction of Dr. John McManus and you certify your understanding of the following statements. *I understand that my participation will be anonymous and involve completing a 20-30 minute online survey about leadership and my participation in the online game World of Tanks. *I understand that my participation in the study will help increase the understanding the connections between online games and leadership. *I understand that there are minor risks to my participation in this study including loss of time completing the survey and potential boredom from lack of interest in the survey. *I understand that I may choose not to participate in this research. *I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I may refuse to participate and/or withdraw my consent, refuse to answer every question and discontinue participation in the project or activity at any time without incurring any loss or penalty of any kind. *I understand that my participation in this survey will be anonymous, that the investigators will take all reasonable measures to protect my anonymity and that neither my gamer tag nor my identity will be revealed in any publication that may result from this project. *I understand that the investigator is willing to answer any inquiries I may have concerning the research herein described. I understand that I may contact Timothy Magner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pepperdine University IRB Chair, Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis at email@example.com, or by phone at (310) 568-5753 if I have other questions or concerns about this research. *I understand to my satisfaction the information regarding participation in the research project. *This posting serves as a copy of the informed consent which I have read and understand. I certify that I am at least 18 years old and hereby consent to participate in the research described above by clicking on this link. http://transform.mindgarden.com/survey/13795