Skilled Players Cooperate Less in Multi-Player Games

Thomas Chesney, Swee Hoon Chuah, Robert Hoffmann, Wendy HUI, Jeremy Larner

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Abstract

A naturalistic public good experiment is used to examine whether better players cooperate more or less than others. ‘Better’ is measured by subjects’ accuracy in a team-based shooting game, and cooperation is measured by introducing a public good decision into the game. A data set of 92 subjects was created and results show that better players cooperate significantly less than others. Economic theory is used to explain the result.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-31
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • MMOG
  • cooperation
  • performance
  • public good
  • shooting game
  • skill

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Chesney, Thomas ; Chuah, Swee Hoon ; Hoffmann, Robert ; HUI, Wendy ; Larner, Jeremy. / Skilled Players Cooperate Less in Multi-Player Games. In: Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds. 2014 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 21-31.
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In: Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.03.2014, p. 21-31.

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