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thebeastcalledpoopy #1 Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:41 PM

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-26921743

 

So, turns out violent video games (such as blowing up other people's tanks) does not make you aggressive, rather it's the not being very good at the game and finding it frustrating that makes you scream

 

"OMG!!!!!! EVERYONE IS A NOOB/TOMATO/IDIOT!!!!!!!"

 

Oxford Uni - 

 

"Rather, the aggression stems from feeling not in control or incompetent while playing.

"If the structure of a game or the design of the controls thwarts enjoyment, it is this not the violent content that seems to drive feelings of aggression."


Edited by thebeastcalledpoopy, 08 April 2014 - 01:43 PM.


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View Postthebeastcalledpoopy, on 08 April 2014 - 02:41 PM, said:

"Rather, the aggression stems from feeling not in control or incompetent while playing.

I am incompetend?:sad::arta:



Alberto_Longo #3 Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

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So I am the commander of a German Tiger and I should feel incompetent ???

I feel an important Hero that fight for the Fatherland        :honoring::izmena::medal:

Edited by Alberto_Longo, 08 April 2014 - 01:56 PM.


armatage #4 Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

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"If players feel thwarted by the controls or the design of the game, they can wind up feeling aggressive.

This need to master the game was far more significant than whether the game contained violent material."

 

Maybe thats exactly the reason why WoT is so popular? Getting people frustrated which leads to more emotional investment and getting people hooked by it (as psychology of investment). It really is a very well designed game.

 

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View PostDuck_of_Death, on 08 April 2014 - 02:44 PM, said:

I am incompetend?:sad::arta:

 

Well, you're winning barely 65 out of 100 matches. Diffrence between average player and good player is +/- 5 out of 100. Most other arena-type games I played, I had win ratio 2:1 at least and I was never a very good player, Id say around "green" in WoT. You with your stats are super unicum, propably like top 0.01% of playerbase, and still you barely get 2 wins for 1 loss.


Edited by armatage, 08 April 2014 - 01:52 PM.


thebeastcalledpoopy #5 Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:52 PM

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View Postarmatage, on 08 April 2014 - 01:47 PM, said:

"If players feel thwarted by the controls or the design of the game, they can wind up feeling aggressive.

This need to master the game was far more significant than whether the game contained violent material."

 

Maybe thats exactly the reason why WoT is so popular? Getting people frustrated which leads to more emotional investment and getting people hooked by it (as psychology of investment). It really is a very well designed game.

 

That's quite a good point, that's why Golf is supposed to be so addictive (I never played so I don't know).



BrokenWing #6 Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:52 PM

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Yeah read that myself, you beat me to posting about it.

 

I can play Grand Theft Auto for hours, killing innocent bystanders, running NPCs down and machine gunning them to death. Go to work whistling like a happy chimney sweep.

 

2 hours of watching my noob team mates line up like ducks to attack a single capper makes me want to even kick kittens and puppies. Frustration builds rage.


Edited by BrokenWing, 08 April 2014 - 01:53 PM.


saxsan4 #7 Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:53 PM

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Play British tanks they are best

thebeastcalledpoopy #8 Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:58 PM

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View PostDuck_of_Death, on 08 April 2014 - 01:44 PM, said:

I am incompetend?:sad::arta:

 

well, the research is saying, I think, that aggression is more likely to happen if either you're not very good OR the game is difficult to play, rather than the violence of the content, as most people who criticise violent games claim



Fish__Food #9 Posted 08 April 2014 - 01:59 PM

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So it's not that tomatoes fault for driving backward with his gun in the air and losing all his health to a visible tank 2 tiers below him on 1 HP, it's because I suck. OH well sorry all you useless tomatoes for shouting at you.

zerosumgame #10 Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:02 PM

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Too much RNG in the game, it start from your random team mates that you have to rely on.

Forduc #11 Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

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View Postthebeastcalledpoopy, on 08 April 2014 - 02:58 PM, said:

 

that aggression is more likely to happen if either you're not very good

 

Actually only if you feel that you're not very good. Actual skill level has very little to do with it. Someone could get very happy by just killing one tank.



saxsan4 #12 Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

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View Postthebeastcalledpoopy, on 08 April 2014 - 01:58 PM, said:

 

well, the research is saying, I think, that aggression is more likely to happen if either you're not very good OR the game is difficult to play, rather than the violence of the content, as most people who criticise violent games claim

no i suck at fifa but it is so fun to play against my friends because i am that bad.  I am good at world of tanks but rage more at it. 



BattleMetalChris #13 Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

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View Postarmatage, on 08 April 2014 - 01:47 PM, said:

 

Well, you're winning barely 65 out of 100 matches. Diffrence between average player and good player is +/- 5 out of 100. Most other arena-type games I played, I had win ratio 2:1 at least and I was never a very good player, Id say around "green" in WoT. You with your stats are super unicum, propably like top 0.01% of playerbase, and still you barely get 2 wins for 1 loss.

 

 

What sides did those games have? Were they 15 vs 15 random team-games?


Edited by BattleMetalChris, 08 April 2014 - 02:04 PM.


thebeastcalledpoopy #14 Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:07 PM

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View PostForduc, on 08 April 2014 - 02:03 PM, said:

 

Actually only if you feel that you're not very good. Actual skill level has very little to do with it. Someone could get very happy by just killing one tank.

 

ah yes thanks that's more correct than how I put it



saxsan4 #15 Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:08 PM

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View Postthebeastcalledpoopy, on 08 April 2014 - 02:07 PM, said:

 

ah yes thanks that's more correct than how I put it

i am happy loosing 11-0 on fifa but i get angry if i loose on world of tanks 



BattleMetalChris #16 Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:11 PM

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I'm ok with losing as long as I pull my weight and don't potato in the first five minutes.

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 "We focused on the motives of people who play electronic games and found players have a psychological need to come out on top when playing," said Dr Przybylski.

Yes, we need more research on that. "People like to win games" - it's a very complex statement. More research please.

Making war is so much more relaxing. After a WoT session I always go to war.

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 "If players feel thwarted by the controls or the design of the game, they can wind up feeling aggressive"

Pfff, tutorials... Make games with just one button, and humanity is saved from violence.

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Humans may be aggressive in some occasions - needs further proves... or didn't happen.

In the end, politicians will raise taxes on games, and will raise more wars, all based on studies of course.:great:

 

I also made a study about the relation between violence and stupidity...

 

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I thought that the reason was that they had a small one :trollface:

GemmaLou #19 Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

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View Postsaxsan4, on 08 April 2014 - 02:08 PM, said:

i am happy loosing 11-0 on fifa but i get angry if i loose on world of tanks 

you must be very angry :p

 

View Post_Antipathy, on 08 April 2014 - 04:25 PM, said:

I thought that the reason was that they had a small one :trollface:

 

i haven't got one at all



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Edited by _TiddyMun_, 19 April 2014 - 09:52 AM.





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