Saw this post on WoW Insider so I went over and took the mentioned questionnaire. Here are the results:


EASK players often live by the phrase ‘The journey is often more enjoyable than the destination.’ They are motivated by meeting the challenges of the world, but they are usually in no rush–because seeing the creatures and places of the world is even more fun.

Breakdown: Achiever 53.33%, Explorer 86.67%, Killer 13.33%, Socializer 46.67%

The Bartle Test was originally designed for players of MUDs (multi-user dungeons) but continues to have applicability to virtual worlds of all kinds–especially MMORPGs. The test attempts to measure a player based on what they enjoy most about a game, based on four axes:

The Four Bartle Catagories
  • People with high Achiever scores tend to prefer collecting points, levels, treasure and accomplishments that set them apart from other players–or simply present challenges.
  • People with high Explorer scores tend to enjoy finding all of the unique areas of the world, often enjoying the immersion of the experience. Finding a place with unique monsters and seeing what those monsters do is usually more fun for an Explorer than defeating the monsters themselves.
  • People with high Killer scores prefer the player-versus-player aspect of any game more than anything offered by the environment. They often relish the adrenaline and challenge of pitting themselves against real players.
  • People with high Socializer scores enjoy interacting with other people, forming organizations, and finding cooperative solutions to the challenges within the virtual world.

Actually this test makes for a much-needed reminder for why I play the game. Sometimes I stress myself out about leveling or worry about making mistakes, and so I forget to simply enjoy the game and have fun.


One Response

  1. I am ESAK with

    Achiever 46.67%, Explorer 80.00%, Killer 20.00%, Socializer 53.33%

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