No, im not talking about skills as first aid och cooking. Of course, those are secondary skills you may learn and master in Azeroth. Other skills, such as leading a guild or raid, prove to be useful in your everyday life as well as in Legion. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology recently made a study which concluded that some World of Warcraft players actually use their in-game skills in their “real” job too.
The study found that if you’re used to having a leading role in WoW legion, then you will most likely be able to translate that leadership into your everyday life as well. That means you’re a better at cooperating and leading, skills which are sought after at many companies around the globe. Not least the IT companies.
It’s based on answers and interviews from 288 players last year. One of the metrics was their achievement points and their progress in other aspects of the game, such as raiding and PVP. Then the researchers paired the parameters with information from the players jobs, and came with an the conclusion.
Why did they care about achievement points? The industrial psychology graduate student Elizabeth Short, answered:
“The more technologically ready you are, the more resilient around technology you are, the more adaptable you are, the more achievement points you have (in WoW). You could flip that,” she says. “The more achievements you have in game, the more technology savvy you are in real life. And that’s a good thing, especially in virtual communication teams and workplaces.”
If you’re interested in boosting your achievement points, you can have a look at our Zygor legion guide review, which includes a full achievement guide.