My name's Mary and I'm a student at the University of Victoria currently doing a study of the Guild Wars 2 community for an anthropology class. I'm interested in finding out how people form relationships online, specifically in this amazing game. I've been a player for about 4 years now and have a deep love for this game, so I figured I would use this to my advantage for some course credit. I am currently a lvl 62 Sylvari Ranger working towards my World Completion medal, so I am an active and engaged player.
So, I am here to ask the community if anyone would like to get involved with my project! I'm looking for participants who I can interview about their experiences with the community of the game, as well as tag along in-game to get a better feel of these interactions. Since this is, in fact, a formal study, I can assure full confidentiality and anonymity with my university's consent form. I will NOT require any personal information such as real name, age, location, or gender, and I encourage any email contact to be on a separate email than that used for your game account. If anybody is interested, or would just like some more information, please feel free to message me via this forum account, or message me in-game at Finley Oakes.
I really hope this came across with good intentions, as I care about this game as much as any player, and to become a more engaged part of the community while doing this project would mean the world to me!
TL;DR: University project on Guild Wars 2 community, contact me to get involved!