One of the most important articles ever written about virtual worlds is Julian Dibbell’s,A Rape in Cyberspace[]. The title alone is sufficiently provocative that 18 years after its publication, one of the administrators at Essex University (where I teach) made a formal complaint about me when picking up an order of class handouts I’d had printed of it. This was more than a little ironic, as its content is above all about context.


Computer Game Virtual World Game Design Player Type Female Player 
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© Richard A. Bartle 2016

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  • Richard A. Bartle
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  1. 1.EssexUK

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