[-empyre-] FW: VII Place and topos

Jonathan Marshall Jonathan.Marshall at uts.edu.au
Sun Oct 14 11:59:56 EST 2012

Ana writes

>But it was an authentic need in all people I met online to merge with
>it's avatar, to trascend the boundaries of our human bodies and be
>able to crawl, fly, runm with the horses, be inmortal.
>A mixture of Achilles and Gilgamesh, passing Sigfried and Arthur,
>Merlin and Morgane la Fay :)

This is interesting. Other people have told me that they did not regard their game avatars that seriously, or looked at them as tools.

I've said that i kind of like the meld with the scenario you could get in first person 'shoot-ups', but i have no experience of gaming online with others, so i'm ignorant

I guess this might be the time for asking people here....

How do you relate to your game avatars?
Would you like to be them?
Do you suffer and exult with them?
Do you have in-game relationships or intimacy?
              is that about the players or the characters
Do you meet people you don't see in offline life?
What kind of characters do you play?
What do you get out of gaming?

Obviously there are many other questions to ask, which might be better to ask


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