Anders Drachen

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Introducing Clustering IV: The Case of Tera Online

Anders Drachen, Christian Bauckhage and Rafet Sifa provide a couple of examples showing how cluster analysis operates in practice on player data and how to present the results of cluster analysis, in order to make them actionable. This is the last post in its series.

Case Study, Guest posts
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Introducing Clustering II: Clustering Algorithms

Anders Drachen, Christian Bauckhage and Rafet Sifa briefly outline several classes of algorithms and discuss the types of contexts they are useful in. This is the second in a series of four posts.

Guest posts
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Introducing Clustering I: Behavioral Profiling for Game Analytics

Anders Drachen, Christian Bauckhage and Rafet Sifa introduce the foundations of cluster analysis for player behavior, and the background for why these kinds of techniques are useful for game analytics. This is the first in a series of four posts.

Guest posts
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Economic Research on MMORPGS: A Quick Overview

Anders Drachen, Shawna Baskins and Joseph Riley take a quick look at some of the interesting research papers from the hallowed halls of academia and beyond.

Great Reads, Guest posts
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Visualizing Dynamic Behavior Flow

Using the MMORPG Glitch as a case example, Shawna Baskins, Joseph Riley and Anders Drachen describe the process of developing a method for generating behavioral profiles and visualizing how players over time migrate between these profiles.

Case Study, Guest posts
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Analysing Auctions: The Case of Glitch

Shawna Baskins, Joseph Riley and Anders Drachen analyse Glitch’s in-game economic system, concentrating on the auction house and NPC vendors.

Case Study, Guest posts
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10 Great Resources on Game Analytics

Anders Drachen has put together another list of great new and older resources about game analytics, monetization, prediction and design, to keep you up to date with what is happening in the field.

Great Reads
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Ten Reads on Game Analytics

Anders Drachen presents a mix of old and new works that will bring you up to speed in the field of game analytics and will get you familiarised with the main tricks of the trade.

Great Reads
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Balance and Flow Maps

Anders Drachen brings Sean Houghton on the GameAnalytics blog to share some of his experiences with taking heatmaps to the next level by investigating balance maps in Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Guest posts

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