Gamers who buy advantages are respected less by other players

How do gamers perceive other gamers that buy an in-game advantage using microtransactions (real money)? In studies with 532 active gamers as participants, psychologists from Tilburg University and UC Berkeley found that players who buy such advantages are evaluated more negatively. They are liked and respected less, are thought to have a lower status, and people are less willing to cooperate with them in the game. —> Read More