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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Time


Yes, it isn't too late!

I've been a bit quiet on the #10Years10Questions front in the last week or so, but with the start of the month it is time for one last push for people to take part in the Survey I'll be using to create a series of Podcasts to celebrate Warcraft's 10th Anniversary in November. This post is to tell you that the Closing Date for submissions is:

MONDAY 8th SEPTEMBER


which means you have just under a week to finally throw your Answers at me!

I am sure there will be those of you wondering what this is all about.  Well, it is very simple: I want to ask AS MANY PLAYERS AS I CAN FIND the same ten questions about their time in Warcraft. The more responses I get, the easier it will be to build a balanced and comprehensive picture of what matters to players after a decade: what they remember, what Warcraft has given them as an experience and most importantly the legacy of the game for players as we move into the NEXT ten years of Warcraft's life. That means getting the word out everywhere: social media, other sites, and I'm not just looking for current players either. I'm attempting to contact ex-players too for their responses because this isn't just about the people who remain, I grasp that those who have left have as much to say on this as the existing playerbase.

Once I have all the data collated, I'll be recording a series of six, 30 minute Podcast documentaries. There will be an introductory 'episode' that will explain what we did, why it matters and will feature real Warcraft players from ACROSS THE GLOBE. Not celebrities, or famous Players, but the ordinary people who make Warcraft what it is and continue to contribute to the evolution of the game.

Without further ado, let's give you the 10 questions that matter:

1. Why did you start playing Warcraft?
2. What was the first ever character you rolled?
3. Which factors determined your faction choice in game?
4. What has been your most memorable moment in Warcraft and why?
5. What is your favourite aspect of the game and has this always been the case?
6. Do you have an area in game that you always return to?
7. How long have you /played and has that been continuous?
8. Admit it: do you read quest text or not?
9. Are there any regrets from your time in game?
10. What effect has Warcraft had on your life outside gaming?

You can be as brief or verbose as you wish, that's the wonder of words as a medium. What matters most to me are YOUR stories, and how Warcraft has changed the way you have not just played the game, but come to look at yourself.


HOW TO TAKE PART





BY E-MAIL

Please send your responses to alternativegodmother (at) gmail.com before September 8th. If you can work out how to respond completely in the tiny comments box after this post please do so, but I'd suggest the e-mail option is probably better. There's also a banner at the top of the page which will remain in place for the next month as I try and collect as many responses as I can. Clicking that will take you to a handy-dandy form where you can record your responses for posterity.


USING THE INTERNET

If you wish to use these questions as a basis for a blog post, PLEASE DO SO, and ensure you link the post to this post so I'll be able to use your answers as part of my Source Material. Please also indicate whether you'd be prepared to be interviewed in person for the Podcast (see below.) I'll also happily accept video responses, poetry, Reddit, Tumblr, and pretty much every point in-between if you have an original way of getting these questions answered. Just let me know where your responses are so I can see them!


INSIDE GOOGLE 

If you wish to answer online, you'll find a Survey Form by CLICKING THIS LINK (which is also available at the top of the Blog.) That will record all the details I need to make sure your contribution to this Project is counted.

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|If you've contributed in the last week or so, expect to see your efforts added to the MASSIVE MASTER POST OF AWESOME that I'll be updating later this week, and placing a permanent link to on the front page of the Blog. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS :D

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