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MMOS FROM THE INSIDE OUT: THE HISTORY, DESIGN, FUN, AND ART OF MASSIVELY-MULTIPLAYER ONLINE ROLE-PLAYING GAMES by Richard Bartle

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  • (a)    [3%]

    Briefly explain the relationship between story and plot.

    Stories consist of an ordered series ofevents.                          [1]Plots are ordered series of causally-related events.                  [1]Fiction involves reassembling the plotby reading the story.            [1][For extended ramblings about story/history/backstory, award up to 2. Theyneed to cover plots to get all 3.]
  • (b)    [3%]

    Explain why it is important that players should be able to construct a story about what happened in a game they have just finished playing.

    Such stories are constructed from theretelling of significant events.  [1]If there are no significant events,that means the game had no interestingchoices.                          [1]Therefore it lacked ...

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