Each profile type consists of 7 different criteria, each with 2 opposite traits. Everyone is unique and will possess tendencies towards all traits, but will often be more inclined towards one over the other.
In some instances, a player will enjoy both traits equally and be considered balanced on that criterion.
This criterion reflects the level of importance that winning is to our enjoyment. Those who simply love the experience of playing are For Fun and those who seek the thrill of winning are For Glory.
You enjoy dominating an online game as much as the next player (maybe a little more), but it's tempered by a love of what the rest of the game has to offer, like the campaign and the story. When you need a breather from an intense multiplayer brawl, you'll gravitate toward the more chill aspects of the game.
This criterion demonstrates our preferences for playing with others. Those who enjoy taking in all a game has to offer by themselves are Solo and those who love the experience of interacting with others are Multiplayer.
You appreciate a good single–player game, but playing with others is where you find yourself more often than not. Whether it's hanging out with friends online or crashing castles together on the couch, an invite received is an invite accepted.
This criterion underpins our desire for difficulty, or lack thereof. Those who play for the experience, not the frustration, are on the Easy spectrum and those who always take the road least traveled will be on the Hard side.
A sprinkle of difficulty and a pinch of challenge is exactly your sweet spot. You definitely don't want victory handed to you, but your level of fun is likely to suffer after a few unsuccessful attempts on the same level or boss fight. Game time is meant to escape stress, not add to it.
This criterion illustrates how we progress. Those who forge ahead with purpose and direction are Practical while those who wander and find their own objective are Experimental.
While you love being led down a path set by the creative minds of the developers, your mouth still waters when a game offers a breadth of experiences or mechanics that send you off the beaten path. Different game modes? Deep skill tree? Eyebrow customization?! Tell me more!
This criterion determines how we approach a situation. Those who carefully gauge the situation before acting are more Planning oriented while those who react and adjust on the fly are more Spontaneous.
You're the on–field battle commander, the quarterback of your team. You have excellent strategic insights and usually know your next move, but you're also adaptable. You’re good at thinking on your feet when the situation calls for it. This makes you an effective and dangerous opponent.
This criterion depicts what aspects of a game we are absorbed by most. Those who sink into the feel and flow of the gameplay are Mechanic–focused and those who are swept away by the world and its characters are Story–focused.
Inventive gameplay mechanics can bring your experience to the next level, but you play games almost exclusively for their story. Regardless of whether that story is given to you or created by you, you find a well–crafted narrative to be a deeply enriching and rewarding journey.
This criterion shows how we prefer engaging with our games. Those who savor the moment and take their time are on the Slow side and those who want to progress and make decisions are Fast.
You tend to drift toward games with a slower pace, like sprawling open world games or smaller simulations. You play those fast–paced shooters and platformers occasionally, but there's a special place in your heart for games that let you savor the moment.