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Gaming and Naming in World of Warcraft

Charlotte Hagstrom closes out Digital Culture, Play, and Identity: A “World of Warcraft” Reader with her chapter on Gaming and Naming in World of Warcraft. In this essay Hagstrom goes into detail regarding player names and their relation to the … Continue reading

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Character Identity

Ragnhild Tronstad explores the concept of character identity in her essay “Character Identification in World of Warcraft: The Relationship between Capacity and Appearance.” The crucial aspects of this chapter in the book, “Digital Culture, Play, and Identity: A World of … Continue reading

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Criticism of Character Identification

From Ch. 12 of WoW Reader. In her essay ‘Character Identification in World of Warcraft’, Ragnhild Tronstad examines the relationship between character appearance and capabilities, as well as this relationship’s effect on the player’s identification with the character and experience … Continue reading

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