The Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology
has long been a staple of the MUD and MMORPG community. We've ever mentioned it here
a couple of times.
The Bartle Test (developed by -- you guessed it -- Richard Bartle
) is a series of questions the answers to which result in the test-taker's Bartle Quotient. In your Bartle Quotient, you're told how closely you identify with each of four types of MMO gamer pychologies -- Achiever, Explorer, Killer, and Socializer. The final figure is a ranking -- from most dominant to least dominant -- of those types in your own gaming personality. For example, this blogger is an ESKA.
The test has been criticized over the years as an innacurate or insufficient measurement, but it's remained popular nonetheless. Take the test
, and tell us where you stand. Do you feel it's accurate? If not, where did it go wrong?