The Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) genre attracts more players than any other genre of computer games today. This has led to a growing interest amongst researchers to understand why people play these games. Nick Yee has pioneered online gaming motivations research and offers a model suggesting how the individual benefits from playing in terms of real life satisfaction and how this creates different motivations for playing online games. It is still unclear, however, where these motivations stem from. This paper investigates whether there is a correlation between Yee’s suggested gaming motivations and individual personality traits. The results showed several significant correlations, suggesting that personality traits do affect our gaming motivations, or in other words, personality traits partially explain why we play the way we do.