Levantamento de características referentes à análise de redes sociais nas comunidades virtuais brasileiras de jogos on-line

Lia C. RodriguesPollyana N. Mustaro

Online games have had a noticeable increase in the market. Today, many people interact for hours, with other people, in a virtual gaming world called the Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPGs). The players maintain relationships and build big communities, formed by diverse people who establish links in very different ways. The research analyzed the development of these communities through the application of the graph theory and the elements that pertain the social network analysis. For this matter, a study was made with the players of the Ragnarök Online, recently brought to Brazil, where the players’ profile, the game’s workings and its communication elements were all taken into consideration.

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