Kwamen we nog niet zo lang geleden tot de ontdekking dat de wereld van Everquest op nummer 77 in de lijst van 'rijkste landen' stond, nu komen we in een nieuw onderzoek alles te weten over de spelers van het populaire online roleplaying game.

Enkele duizenden spelers hebben meegedaan aan dit onderzoek waarin je alles te weten komt over de 'gemiddelde EQ speler'. Zo krijg je ook meer informatie over de gemiddelde speeltijd van de gemiddelde EQ abonnee.It was previously reported that female players spend significantly more time playing EQ per week than male players. A larger sample in a more recent phase did not show this effect. The overall average did not change, but the female average did.

Players who score in the top quartile of Neuroticism play significantly more hours per week than those who score on the bottom quartile (T[513]=-2.69, Mbottom(259)=20.1, Mtop(256)=23.4, p=.007). Players who score on the bottom quartile of Openness play significantly more hours per week than those who score on the top quartile (T[516]=2.36, Mbottom(264)=23.6, Mtop(324)=20.9, p=.01).

Data from Oswalt's study also shows that EQ players spend significantly more time playing EverQuest (F[2,222] = 24.02, p