Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Data Mining EQ2

Ahman et al. take a large database from EverQuest II and examine experience logs, transactions logs, character attributes, demographic attributes, and cancelled accounts to infer gold farming activity. Even with a lot of data this exercise of inference is difficult. The authors conclude that they could not "precisely identify gold farmers" although the analysis did have some statistically significant effects.

Check it out here.

And it does have a cute title: Mining for Gold Farmers: Automatic Detection of Deviant Players in MMOGS.


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