I Always Feel Like …
… somebody’s watchin’ me.
“I’m conducting an investigation into surveillance within massively multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft and SecondLife. The questionnaire will take between 2 and 20 minutes to complete depending on how much information you’re willing to supply. I’m interested in stories and observations so feel free to ramble.” *
There you have it. Interested? Go answer the MMO Surveillance Questionnaire.
To me, this doesn’t seem to be so much of an issue for WoW as it might be for a game like Second Life. Gnomes are pretty industrious, but none of us are actually inventing in-game devices that monitor or record the activities of other players. The mechanics of the game just don’t allow it.
And yet, if you knew that Blizzard was actively monitoring your online behavior, taking note of your habits and logging your chat, how would that make you feel?