Hello gbatemp, I am currently working on a research paper on gamers for one of my classes at my university. To tell you more, I am researching how piracy plays a significant role in the gamer subculture (hurts it, benefits it…etc). I would greatly appreciate it if you could answer the following interview questions below. I want to do online interviews here specifically since these forums are open to piracy, well sorta. I really love the forums and regret not joining them earlier from before. Most people are very friendly and are open to help every time I have a question to ask. So, I came with my questions here first. I am counting on these forums as well as reddit (not sure how helpful reddit will be). So I really do appreciate the time taken in answering these. I will take every response with deep thought and consideration in meaning. Thanks! 1. How do you describe a gamer? 2. What exactly do you consider as gaming piracy/who do you consider as a pirate? 3. Why do you think some gamers pirate/turn to piracy? Why is that the reason? 4. Do you consider a pirate an authentic gamer? Why should this pirate belong or not belong to the gamer subculture? 6. Are there any beliefs or ideologies about gaming that differ from gamers and pirate gamers? 7. Could piracy affect gamers as a whole? 8. Do you dislike or like gaming piracy? Explain. 9. What connotations have gamers been associated with as a result of gamer pirates’ practices? 10. Has piracy ever played a role in building a relationship/bond with another gamer in your lifetime? Could you tell us about the experience? If not, do you think it’s possible? Why? 11. Does piracy play a role in gamer relationships? How? 12. Are your bonds stronger with gamers than they are with others in your life? Why? What is the foundation of this gamer-gamer relationship? Are any of these gamers pirates? 13. Who do you believe shapes a bigger percentage of gamer population: pirates or gamers?