Making a documentry on gaming addiction and i need your help.

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Making a documentry on gaming addiction and i need your help.

ok. so basicly I want to make a documentry on gaming addiction, I know that people have made some in the past but i want to make one with numbers....... so basicly with avarage times and age ranges of players ect so it actually gets the point accross that gaming addiction is real, i need people to fill out a questionaire to help me with my research, if you would like to be included in my research then please fill in the form below and E-Mail it to me at Tim.Gear@hotmail.co.uk with the RE: OLGA Questionaire. Thanks

ALSO PLEASE PASS THIS ONTO OTHERS SO I CAN GET A MORE ACCURATE AND FAIR RESULT

P.S. If you have any questions feel free to PM me, also you do not have to answer all the questions but it will help a lot if you do :)

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Name ..............................(this won't be included in the documentary, it is so I can contact you)

2. Age.........

3. Game(s)......................... (I.E. Rs, WOW, SL)

4. Time played ....................(months/years)

5. Average Daily time played..............................(rough estimation)

6. Year of starting the game............................

9. Please not that all information I gain from these questionnaires will only be used with you permission, please write Yes/No here.............if you agree or disagree for me to use your questionnaire in my research, if no I will not use any of your information and will delete your questionnaire form, if yes you agree that I can use you information but only as stated below. Also note that if I contact you about using information (I.E. reasons for quitting) and you say no I will still use the general information provided unless you say no and will delete the questionnaire.

10. The information you provide will be used in blocks, (I.E. age ranges, dates of joining/quitting, average time played ect, I will not name anyone it is completely confidential and once I have got the information needed I will delete all questionnaires.

11. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this questionnaire.

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Family or Freind Questionnaire

1. Name ..............................(this won't be included in the documentary, it is so I can contact you)

2. Age of your family member or freind.........

3. Game(s) of your family member or freind......................... (I.E. Rs, WOW, SL)

4. Time played of your family member or freind ....................(months/years)

5. Average Daily time played of your family member or freind..............................(rough estimation)

6. Year of starting the game............................

Only Give permission if you are the parent of the gamer, if not then please provide information on how i can contact the gamer so may use the information.

Are you the parent or carer of the gamer? Yes/No......................

9. Please not that all information I gain from these questionnaires will only be used with you permission, please write Yes/No here.............if you agree or disagree for me to use your questionnaire in my research, if no I will not use any of your information and will delete your questionnaire form, if yes you agree that I can use you information but only as stated below. Also note that if I contact you about using information (I.E. reasons for quitting) and you say no I will still use the general information provided unless you say no and will delete the questionnaire.

10. The information you provide will be used in blocks, (I.E. age ranges, dates of joining/quitting, average time played ect, I will not name anyone it is completely confidential and once I have got the information needed I will delete all questionnaires.

11. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this questionnaire.<-->

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  Hi Tim. Nice idea you

Hi Tim. Nice idea you have. I can provide you with some data. I hope more will follow.

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1. Johnny Steele

2. 32

3. Civilization 4, Alpha Centauri, Age of Empires, Starcraft, Sins of a Solar Empire, Battle for Wesnoth, C&C Generals, and many more etc. etc.

Note: I played mainly single player. Civilization 4 was the most addictive, because it was the most open-ended and 1 game could last 30 hours.

4. Time played 10+ years.

5. This differs depending on life situation (being working or a student / living with somebody or not)

At the height of my recent addiction it was probably 6 hours every work-day night + entire weekends (14 hours a day) = ((6 * 5) + (14 * 2)) / 7 = roughly 8 hours a day.

6. Civilization 4 (2005) 7 years. Alpha Centauri (1999) 13 years, Starcraft (1998) 13 years. (Sometimes I quit a game, and years later picking it up again. I alternated between games.)

7. End of 2010

8. I was hiding my behavior, I was ashamed of it. At the same time the only thing that gave me joy was gaming. I was fed-up with my life style, with this kind of life. I wanted to get rid of it; I just could not believe that this was my life, that this was all I would or could be.

9. You have my permission to use this information (anonimously).

"I want to see people and I want to see life."

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Thanks Johnny :)

Thanks Johnny :)

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Hi tim - here's mine: 1) Rob

Hi tim - here's mine:

1) Rob Murnick (morgenthau)

2) 45

3) Oblivion, Fallout 3, Dragon Age: Origins, Heroes of Might & Magic V, King's Bounty and many more...

4) Time since I first played a video game? - probably like 35 years. Time since I became unhealthily attached to videogames? - hard to say - probably like 25 years (Wizardry in the 80s and 90s) although there were long gaps numbering years when I didn't videogame at all.

5) Well, there would be periods where I would spend nearly all of my free time videogaming and periods when I wouldn't game at all. At my height, when working, probably 40-50 hours a week. When not working, maybe 80-90 hours a week.

6) For my most egregious gaming, that would be Oblivion, which I began playing in 2006.

7) March 2011

8) My body began reacting very negatively to my excessive gaming.

9) You may use my information.

BTW - did you intentionally remove questions 7 and 8 above?

Ever reach down to turn down the sound on your car radio, only to realize that it wasn't actually on, and what you wanted to turn down were your thoughts?

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1.       Name:

1. Name: Kincaid

2. Age:36

3. Game(s): Pirate Galaxy, fb games, flash games

4. Time played: 2 yrs

5. Average daily time played: Any spare time - up to 16 hours a day at weekends, etc,.

6. Year of starting the game: 2008

Good to see you back on the board, mate

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i wasent looking at the

i wasent looking at the numbers i was putting lol and some of the questions differ from ex-gamers and freinds and family :)

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Thanks Kin, it feels good to

Thanks Kin, it feels good to be back :D

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  1.       Name   a

1. Name a anonymous girl :)

2. Age : more 25 - less 38 . :)

3. Game(s) : in order ( more adictive less adctive for me ) : Everquest 1 , Age of Conan , Everquest 2 , WoW , Lineage II , Priston Tale II . All MMORPG.

4. Time played (months/years) . 6 hour per day - Total : 5 years , and other year more after pause of one year without gaming. Now without gamig again , 1 year and 3 moth.

5. Average Daily time played : Between 4 - 6 hour per day . In weekend no playing.

6. Year of starting the game : 2001

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Ahine, thanks you :) but

Ahine, thanks you :) but there is one for gamers/ ex-gamers lol but that will be fine :) Thanks

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it was my mistake, i dident

it was my mistake, i dident includethe gamer/ ex-gamer questionaire :S been a long day lol but thanks its still works :D

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1. Name Fernando   2.    

1. Name Fernando

2. Age 42

3. Game(s) Perfect World International (MMO)

4. Time played 2 years

5. Average Daily time played: 6 hours (over 4,000 hours total)

6. Year of starting the game: 2009

9. Please not that all information I gain from these questionnaires will only be used with you permission, please write Yes/No here: YES

Healthy enthusiasms add to life, addictions take away from it.

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thanks fer :)

thanks fer :)

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Me, me, me, me :D i love

Me, me, me, me :D i love questionaires ^^

1.- Carla

2.- 32 years

3.- Strategy Games (Mario Bross, Nancy Drew, Tomb Raider), Facebook games (more than 10 games) and Secondlife

4.- 2 years (Secondlife and FB games) and 23 years the Strategy Games

5.- Average daily play: Secondlife and FB 20 hours per day, Strategy Games when i started i didn't stop until i finished them and i did that in 1 day.

6.- Secondlife in dec. 2008, FB in March 2009, the others in 1988

9.- Yup you can use my questionaire :D

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thanks Carla :)

thanks Carla :)

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Hi Tim, While I applaud your

Hi Tim,

While I applaud your efforts, I would caution you against asserting that the number of hours one plays is indicative on online gaming addiction or whether someone has a problem. For some, they can play 8-10 hours a day without an adverse affect on their lives. For others 3 hours is a problem. Someone may spend 4 hours a day gaming but spend 8 hours a day researching or Googling about their game, quests, etc. People often forget that spending time researching a game online should be considered as part of their total gaming experience. Playing for 2 hours a day doesn't sound like much, but spending an additional 6 hours studying about quests and weapons online during the day when the person should be working, is much more telling.

I personally don't believe there is necessarily a direct correlation between the number of hours one plays and the severity is his problem if any.

As for friends and family you would really need to find out if those hours played are or have been causing problems with the gamer and his relationships or personal lives.

The number of hours played is only one part of the whole equation.

Remember. It's not how often or how much someone plays..but HOW that person's playing is affecting his life and the lives of those he knows.

For whatever it's worth.

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Hey Ron, Thanks for the

Hey Ron, Thanks for the feedback, i was going to try to use somthing along those lines when i made it, i know that the number of hours played desent mean they have a problem but it does help to understand the rough times for different ages, although it does mean that i cannot use timeings in the documentry i can still say that games and times are indicitive to each different person playing and that each person has different amounts of time free to do things, like play games.

Thanks

Tim

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You are right Tim. I also

You are right Tim.

I also agree with what Ron was saying. But at the same time I was thinking that it is probably impossible to make a questionaire that fits all gamers. Too many differences among people here, their life situations, the reasons to game, etc.

So, yes, a questionaire will never be perfect, but I think yours is quite good. Basically this post was intented to be encouraging. ;-).

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Don't know if this would be

Don't know if this would be useful or not, but have you considered classifying different types of gamers? You might have checkoffs for MMORP Gamer, Single Player RP Gamer, Solitaire-Type Gamer, and probably several others....

Ever reach down to turn down the sound on your car radio, only to realize that it wasn't actually on, and what you wanted to turn down were your thoughts?

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Thanks Steel :) and Yeah

Thanks Steel :) and Yeah Ron, thats why i put in the 'games' question. i can work it our with that info :) although i see where you are comming from :) thanks guys :D

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Good luck on your project,

Good luck on your project, Tim. If you're willing, we'd love for you to share your results here once you've completed it.

Thanks again.

- Ron

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Thanks Ron, of course i will

Thanks Ron, of course i will share it when it is finished :)

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  Name: Josh 2.      

Name: Josh

2. Age: 17

3. Game(s): Call of duty, mohaa and random others

4. Time played: At the moment I don't play them very often. Used to play around 6+ hours a day.

5. Average Daily time played: Weekends and whenever I had time

6. Year of starting the game: Games listed 2009

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 Name MudPhud (this won’t

Name MudPhud (this won't be included in the documentary, it is so I can contact you)

2. Age 40

3. Game(s) All the Civ's, Master of Orion, Warcraft II & III, Diablo I & II, Starcraft I, Ultima Online, Ascheron's Call 2, World of Warcraft

4. Time played 30 years (months/years)

5. Average Daily time played - at my peak, 30-50 hours X about 9 years (rough estimation)

6. Year of starting the game - Age 10, Civ's (1994), Master of Orion (1995), Warcraft II (1995) & III (day of release), Diablo I & II (day of release) , Starcraft I (day of release), Ultima Online (Beta Tester), Ascheron's Call 2 (day of release), World of Warcraft (2007)

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