Throughout this semester for my BCM215 digital artefact I have been focusing on quite a significant topic, micro-transactions and their impact on sports gaming. The process I have undertaken focuses on the engagement between myself and the audience on the platform, Reddit, which is a great social platform to talk about important topics and have in-depth discussions with each other. The project is most linked towards the Week 9 topic ‘Affect and the First Persona Shooter Genre’ as micro-transactions are heavily induced in games such as Call of Duty and Fortnite. With this, I switched towards sports video games as it better suits my preferences and needs.
In the podcast, I engage with each question that I posted to Reddit and talk about a few responses that caught my eye as well as discussing what I think about the topics I spoke about and how they have affected my gaming experience. Each post gets gradually more engagement with more in-depth responses and it has made it a good experience to see the different opinions that members of the community have. I have compiled a small collection of three Reddit posts, two in r/Gaming and one in r/NBA2k, and have been collecting some good thoughts and perspectives from the community which has helped myself with the ongoing process of my digital artefact.
With the first Reddit post I made, I tried to make it a simple question that could create significant engagement with the audience. This post was made on r/NBA2k and I received a lot of feedback from the post with people talking about the loopholes in the game and how they are grinding out the game with no need for micro-transactions.
I was really happy with the engagement I gained with my first post and it set me up for some further discussion and feedback in my second post following this. The second Reddit post I made focused on whether the community thought micro-transactions were positive or negative. I didn’t have nearly as much engagement on this post but all responses were deep and gave me some insight into how the community feels about the topic.
Although the engagement wasn’t amazing on this Reddit post, I still received some decent feedback from the community. This led me to my third Reddit post which focused on the business side of micro-transactions, a different approach but the engagement was great and it gave my whole digital artefact a new informative style which I thought was great for engaging with the audience. It also created a discussion between community members and I believe this is a great way to review the engagement.
The engagement I received across these three Reddit posts were extremely good as it gave me a sense of how the community receives certain information and how they voice their opinions, some were direct answers but others put in effort to talk about their opinions on the topics as well as the game itself. Below is the podcast I posted onto Soundcloud, I talk about the posts and the responses and engagement I received on them. Enjoy! 😎