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 tend to have more fun engaging with the low–pressure, low–stakes aspect of the game. You prefer to explore, dive into the story, or just mess around, but, every so often, you'll test your skills in the arena, just to prove that you've got the chops to win.
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.
Game time is your time. You like your friends well enough, but you see games as a personal experience. You will not negotiate otherwise. All you want to do after a long day is shut the door, mute your phone, and fire up your favorite single–player game. This is your happy place.
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.
You'll rise up to meet the occasional challenge, but you’re not exactly kicking hornets nests either. "Try, try again" is not your favorite motto. There's so much more to gaming than a sense of frustration, and you're determined to find 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 are careful and fastidious in every game you play. Think first, act second, win third. Maybe some of your plans come together on the fly, but you prefer to pick your battles cautiously and plan from afar before acting.
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.
You live for the emotional connection that games create. A well–developed story arc, complex characters, and a vast, beautiful world enlivens your experience so much more than pushing buttons. Sure, gameplay can be satisfying, but you find story and meaning by playing with your friends (and enemies), through incredible triumph and bitter defeat, or even by wandering for wandering's sake.
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're familar with the pulse–pounding aspects of games (heck, you even enjoy them to a degree), but your comfort zone is firmly in a slower, more deliberately paced experience. Sometimes you just like to watch your protagonists sitting around a fire, reflecting on their adventures. It's soothing, ya know?