The differences between expert and novice players primarily is how “into” the game the player is. An expert player is one who is willing to learn about the story of the game or the lore while a novice could care less. Another difference is skill within the game. The expert player desires to find his niche in the game which shows how useful he is (either proving it to himself or the community) by putting his expertise into a certain aspect of the game. The novice player goes it alone without community and is unwilling to take the game seriously. The novice player plays for the simple fun of it while the expert player plays out of enjoyment of playing the game and continues to play because of this pure joy.