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The Classifieds: Surveys for great science


The Classifieds brings you weekly news from around the WoW community, including our famous Random Acts of Uberness shout-outs to players who make your WoW sessions memorable.

This is survey week on WoW Insider. We have a quick player wealth survey below, and then Nick Yee needs your help behind the cut. What's the point of having a multimillion-player community if it can't be exploited for science?

This is what Xsinthis of Shadowmoon (US-A) had to say:

I'm looking for more people to complete my World of Warcraft Wealth Survey. Using this quick, painless 4 question survey I hope to answer questions about wealth in the World of Warcraft. The survey can be found here: Everyone is encourage to take the survey, data is needed from all walks of digital life, from the copperless lvl 50, to the players who need guild banks to hold all their gold, the more data collected the more accurate the results will be!

Random Acts of Uberness

It's when another player lights up your night with precise play, a wicked sense of humor or unexpected generosity that your login becomes something to remember. Share your Random Acts of Uberness with Keep things brief (150 words or less, please), and be sure to list everyone's character names and home realms or battlegroup. Don't be afraid of sending an entry more than once if it doesn't appear; sometimes internet dragons eat email, and we'd hate to let that keep deserving players from getting their due.

If you've sent us an Act of Uberness and don't see it appear here, feel free to resend it. After all, there be dragons in that internet.

Community news

Nick Yee and Nic Ducheneaut are working on another MMO study. Check out the information below and help them out:

Have you ever wondered if playing a gnome in World of Warcraft says something about a player's personality? Is it really the case that women prefer to play healers? And how similar or different are US and EU players? We are social scientists at the Palo Alto Research Centers and we too have often wondered about these questions. And that's what this study is about.

We're trying to figure out how our behaviors in virtual worlds may or may not relate to who we are in the real world. The lead researchers in our team are Nick Yee and Nic Ducheneaut, both of whom have a long history of studying online games. We are also the same researchers who brought you the Daedalus Project and the PARC PlayOn Project.

To be a part of our newest research project only takes about 15 minutes to complete a web survey. We will then use an automated script to collect your characters' data from the Armory. Last year, we collected data from the US, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This time around, we're expanding recruitment to WoW players in the EU as well.

To participate in this study, you must be:

  • An active WoW player
  • Age 18 or above
  • Playing on a US or EU WoW server
Follow this link to begin:

Employment: Guilds recruiting

Looking for more? Send in your guild name, realm, a link to your guild website or armory listing and a sentence or two on your guild's focus (10-man, RP, late-night raiding, whatever) to

Late night clubbing If you're a night owl, this might be the group to get together with. ClubbedToDeath LFM: Long after normal Guilds have gone to sleep, we are still out clubbing. New level 4 late night guild on PVE Terokkar with +5%exp/+5rep, ready to start 5mans, taking any/all (complies with Horde Disabled Tauren Standard: Tauren Without Hooves Program for those wounded in attacks with gnomish engineers). -- signed Poppychulo GM

No strong opinions They just can't work up any strong opinions, one way or another. Apåthy of Dragonmaw US (H) is recruiting more mature, friendly players to join our family for PVP and other fun activities. We do BGs, Arenas, and healthy amounts of World PVP. Visit or contact Kaow, Sheeni, or Eskii on Dragonmaw for more information.

Crack open The Classifieds for weekly player and community news, help finding the right guild, events of interest and more. Send us your shout-outs for Random Acts of Uberness and mail your news tips and announcements to

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