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    panpear reacted to ChanceShowers in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    Fair point; sorry labels didn't make the slide. Red line is average contribution. Blue like is household income. The graph is a visualization of the data in the table below it. 
     
    To your other points:
    - Double check your ages in light of the typo I posted earlier. The X-axis labels on the first graph are incorrect. Apologies for the confusion. 
    - I like your hypothesis that the age 33 spike is affected by Shadowbane release date.
    - The survey went out to far more than just backers...that's how we got a contribution rate in the first place; it's the percentage of survey responses who were backers. It went out to everyone who expressed an interested in the game and findings should be generalization to that population.
    - I don't have them in front of me right now, but if I remember correctly the p-values of "true rural" were high enough to be making a statistically significant inference about our population. 
    - You inverted my word order regarding professional degrees. I state "an astonishingly high 57% of gamers with professional degrees have contributed." This is contrasted against all of the other categories in the data table, the second highest of which was 50%. Granted this too is a small sample size, but still interesting.  
    - Crowfall definitely has a more mature audience than many games of generations past. ACE knows this well and is making design decisions accordingly. 
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    panpear reacted to mellolily in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    Proud to be in the minority of women who backed and took the survey 100% complete.
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    panpear reacted to ChanceShowers in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    I am going to mostly stay out of the gender discussion, but headlight makes a great point about selection bias that should be kept in mind for any of these results. Anyone who does not like responding to surveys is going to be drastically under-represented in our findings. It is very difficult to prove whether or not it is a factor on any question. 
     
    Many of the people did specifically say they intend to play with their S.O. As usually happens with these things, I expect one partner is more excited about the game than the other, and that partner is less likely to fill out a survey than the person leading the charge.
     
     
    Keep in mind this survey takes into account a great deal of life stages and international participants. It could be a family has taken back in elderly grandparents to help care for their new children. In many cultures, extended family living in one domicile is common; that 14-person family might have 4 generations in it. (actually in that specific case, it looks more like a frat-house)
     
     
    Keep your eyes peeled for anything you think is fudged and call it to my attention! Accurate data is more important than anything else here. It's my job (well, volunteer job) to be just as skeptical as you are, but I do overlook things. 
     
    As someone who is very busy, I agree with your point about a 30-minute gameplay experience. At the same time, anything that is done to make it more fun for those with less time should not hurt the gaming experience of those with more time to play. For a long time in MMOs, playtime has been the primary factor in deciding who wins--perhaps it is time to rethink this assumption? 
     
    There should be a third variable at play here: skill. Most of the time, gamers with more playtime develop greater skill and thus win more--this should be given. I think the question on the table is: should gamers with less playtime, but who are just as skilled, be punished competitively for the lack of hours invested? Should they be able to win just as frequently as those with more playtime? How does a game achieve a balance to help busy people "catch-up" without making it possible to pay-to-win? The economist in me has ideas, but since I do not have any design control over Crowfall, I don't want to speculate publicly. 
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    panpear reacted to ChanceShowers in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    Thank you all for looking so closely at the data! You did catch a typo: the x-axis of the first graph did not update like the other two graphs. Everything else on the page was correct, but we did not get any responses from 3-year-olds. Both curves are combined on the third graph, and the x-axis is correct there. 
     
    Here is how it should have looked. We will get the main slide updated soon. 
     

     
     
     
    I do have some error-catching built in, but I have been amazed how little it has been necessary. There was one hidden question-pathing that asked you directly "are you trolling us?" This question was only displayed 7 times out of the full 10K. There were only about 70 responses in total that we eliminated based on people selecting the same answer across the board in multiple sections, and many answers from the same IP. 
     
    It turns out when people are investing nearly half an hour to support a game that doesn't exist yet, they are willing to give real answers. Who knew? I suppose there are plenty of places where your effort in trolling will have a much greater impact than one data-point I can easy-delete. 
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    panpear reacted to Iridian ShadowWeaver in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    Clearly we need more ladies. No offence guys, but ladies tend to balance out the social and cooperative dynamics in MMOs. We're awesome collaborative teammates. Plus, too much sausage is bad for the health. I'll have to drag my wizard sisters along to live game to bring a little more estrogen into the mix. 
     
    Why are only the men in all those families planning to play? When I was married, I would have loved nothing more than to game with my husband. Guys, please convince your ladies to play. 
     
    Family gaming is where it's at these days. One of those teens is mine, and I expect to bring my tween along after the game goes live. 
     
    I'm impressed with the educational demographics. We Crows are smart, as are crows irl. And somewhat well off financially, which isn't really surprising, as people with good quality computers, internet access, and disposable income tend to skew toward higher education and income brackets anyway. 
     
    I'd love to see a follow up Myers-Briggs Personality Test survey. Also, it would be cool to see a lot of Crows take that survey Canth shared a while back in another thread. Then we would really get a sense of who we are. 
     
    Awesome information, ACE! Thanks for the insights. 
     
    Iri~
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    panpear reacted to RKNM in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    Interesting insight...My friends and I always felt that ACE's female representation has been pretty positive tbh, in terms of the female player character designs...They don't look as overly-sexualized to a ridiculous extent as they are in other games (no battle-bikinis yet, at most we have the Druid's slinky green gown and the assassins yoga pants), and they look to actually reflect the male's wardrobe in most cases.
     
    In terms of the gods...well yeah, Zaleena and Cybele didn't really sell me, but then they are both meant to be seductive in different ways. Though I thought Yaga, as a Death, Judgement, and Sorcery God that was part of a Trinity, was probably the coolest and most interestingly designed God yet (at least, until yesterday...). However, clearly your perspective may be different from mine. It would be nice for Yaga to get some company in the Badass Women's department....what I don't really want to see is ACE take it a step too far and make an overcorrection by creating some Valkyrie/Amazon based god (battle-bra and all)...that I think has more potential to backfire
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    panpear reacted to yamix in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    Well, there was one that seemed reasonable, then someone killed her.
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    panpear got a reaction from bahamutkaiser in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    I'm a bit surprised too! Though to tell you the truth, most of the hype/marketing for the game so has probably been more male based?
     
    I mean, I mostly backed it for the centaurs. >_>
     
    (Partially true - the concept of persistent characters and disposable worlds was interesting too. But neither of those are really to 'srs bsns pvp' vein that the taglines go for)
     
    Hopefully this imbalance will be resolved some by the time the game launches.
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    panpear got a reaction from JamesGoblin in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    I'm a bit surprised too! Though to tell you the truth, most of the hype/marketing for the game so has probably been more male based?
     
    I mean, I mostly backed it for the centaurs. >_>
     
    (Partially true - the concept of persistent characters and disposable worlds was interesting too. But neither of those are really to 'srs bsns pvp' vein that the taglines go for)
     
    Hopefully this imbalance will be resolved some by the time the game launches.
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    panpear got a reaction from Vuris in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    I'm a bit surprised too! Though to tell you the truth, most of the hype/marketing for the game so has probably been more male based?
     
    I mean, I mostly backed it for the centaurs. >_>
     
    (Partially true - the concept of persistent characters and disposable worlds was interesting too. But neither of those are really to 'srs bsns pvp' vein that the taglines go for)
     
    Hopefully this imbalance will be resolved some by the time the game launches.
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    panpear got a reaction from courant101 in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    I'm a bit surprised too! Though to tell you the truth, most of the hype/marketing for the game so has probably been more male based?
     
    I mean, I mostly backed it for the centaurs. >_>
     
    (Partially true - the concept of persistent characters and disposable worlds was interesting too. But neither of those are really to 'srs bsns pvp' vein that the taglines go for)
     
    Hopefully this imbalance will be resolved some by the time the game launches.
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    panpear got a reaction from Bombastuss in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    I'm a bit surprised too! Though to tell you the truth, most of the hype/marketing for the game so has probably been more male based?
     
    I mean, I mostly backed it for the centaurs. >_>
     
    (Partially true - the concept of persistent characters and disposable worlds was interesting too. But neither of those are really to 'srs bsns pvp' vein that the taglines go for)
     
    Hopefully this imbalance will be resolved some by the time the game launches.
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    panpear got a reaction from Iridian ShadowWeaver in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    I'm a bit surprised too! Though to tell you the truth, most of the hype/marketing for the game so has probably been more male based?
     
    I mean, I mostly backed it for the centaurs. >_>
     
    (Partially true - the concept of persistent characters and disposable worlds was interesting too. But neither of those are really to 'srs bsns pvp' vein that the taglines go for)
     
    Hopefully this imbalance will be resolved some by the time the game launches.
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    panpear got a reaction from azoresgirl in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    I'm a bit surprised too! Though to tell you the truth, most of the hype/marketing for the game so has probably been more male based?
     
    I mean, I mostly backed it for the centaurs. >_>
     
    (Partially true - the concept of persistent characters and disposable worlds was interesting too. But neither of those are really to 'srs bsns pvp' vein that the taglines go for)
     
    Hopefully this imbalance will be resolved some by the time the game launches.
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    panpear reacted to calamity in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    <5% females?!?? Wow I didn't realize we were that under represented.
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    panpear reacted to ledeir in Who are these people: 2015 Survey results, pt. 1 - Official discussion thread   
    I definitely like seeing the results! (Even if Advanced statistics in college made me decide I no longer liked math)
       
    Some trolls are to be expected and the standard deviation will typically exclude their results. Kids under 18 contributing 13K isn't that odd though. Your average console game costs $60, so thats only 200-300 kids buying the game. When I was in grade school I bought myself a Nintendo ($100) with my allowance. (I saved my money for a LONG time for it)
     
    EDIT: I replied before seeing that slide and it said pretty much the same thing I did! Now back to looking at the charts...
    EDIT 2: Finished looking at the charts, rather than spam the board I'll just edit this one with the rest of my thoughts!
     
    I find the gender demographics to be sad... Completely unsurprising but sad. 
       
    Am I misunderstanding what you think is fudged? (the hours data)
     
    It seems reasonable to me. I started working part time in the supermarket (20 hours) when I turned 16 and have pretty consistently worked at least that much ever since... I know a lot of my friends weren't so lucky and had to work even more. Interestingly they also are my friends who are more involved in gaming. 
     
    I also completely agree with the 30 minutes of gameplay post. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
     
    I look forward to seeing (hopefully) more of the results! Demographics are interesting, but not nearly as much as some of the other questions!
     
    Thanks for sharing.
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    panpear got a reaction from JamesGoblin in Archetype update: The Centaur - Official discussion thread   
    I know the feeling on the alts. I already want sooo many! Guinea Pig guy is a close second on my list, but I definitely plan on making a Centaur my main. Here's to hoping I don't completely suck at their playstyle! I must do well for the Empire!
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    panpear got a reaction from JamesGoblin in Archetype update: The Centaur - Official discussion thread   
    Love it! This really helps solidify some personality traits I was considering for my own Centaur lady. Centaur are better than you!
     
    In that last armor, I really hope he finds someone to undo it before he has to use the bathroom. Otherwise it could get... messy. (Unless the strap thing in the back goes around each leg instead of all around the back). I am probably over-thinking this.
     
    Styling looks great though! I can definitely imagine lots of centaurs talking about how cool their empires were and how they have to hang out with this uncivilized lot.
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    panpear got a reaction from JamesGoblin in Yaga, the Goddess of Magic - Official discussion thread   
    I started to scroll down the page while reading the description and then quick scrolled back up when I saw the picture. Too creepy to have Yaga looking at me while I was reading! (But it's the present so she couldn't see me? But now that moment is past and she can! ) 
     
    Very cold design, very icy! Why, it looks sorta like... The Hunger?? I mean, it could just be ice too, but illustration-wise it definitely seems to follow the theme of the Hunger in general, what with the three goddesses in three different phases. Very cool, either way.
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    panpear reacted to Jah in Yaga, the Goddess of Magic - Official discussion thread   
    I would consider her a person of interest in the Hunger case.
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    panpear got a reaction from corvax in Yaga, the Goddess of Magic - Official discussion thread   
    I started to scroll down the page while reading the description and then quick scrolled back up when I saw the picture. Too creepy to have Yaga looking at me while I was reading! (But it's the present so she couldn't see me? But now that moment is past and she can! ) 
     
    Very cold design, very icy! Why, it looks sorta like... The Hunger?? I mean, it could just be ice too, but illustration-wise it definitely seems to follow the theme of the Hunger in general, what with the three goddesses in three different phases. Very cool, either way.
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    panpear reacted to Pann in Yaga, the Goddess of Magic - Official discussion thread   
    "Unpinning" vs "underpinning" =  Fixed
    In my defense, I need to explain that editing around here isn't so much a process as a negotiation. Punctuation purists must need Valium by the time they get to the end of one of our longer updates. We will bend the rules to suit our artistic needs even if that means defying the laws of grammar, creating new words or abusing the hell out of some exclamation points.
     
    That said, when I saw the word "unpinning", I knew there was a chance the author may have meant "underpinning," but I also knew it could have been intentional because, in the context it was used, I got it. Unpinned, unhinged, undone. Made perfect sense to me. Still, I texted the author (who was out of the office) to ask for clarification and then went ahead and ran the article as it was written knowing that I could go back later and make the correction if needed. 
     
    That said, thanks for pointing it out. When I saw the posts, it reminded me to follow up, which I did; it was indeed meant to be "underpinning" so the article is corrected now. Frankly, I liked 'unpinned' and wanted to keep it. =)
     
    The weird link thing with the graphic = Fixed
    Budkin and I are both stumped. Our CMS will throw some random, weird crap into the HTML code from time to time but we've never seen that before. Thanks for pointing it out. 
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    panpear reacted to Sommazzatore in A Shield Is Not A Folding Chair.   
    Lol, I was thinking the same thing. But I won't be playing a Knight.
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    panpear reacted to BlindScarab in Founders' Update: Great stuff is happening! - Official discussion thread   
    I think the miniatures are clever change from the normal figures associated with collector editions. It is a great throwback to table top RPGs such as D&D which is the root of all modern RPG and MMORPG games.
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    panpear reacted to oridi in Founders' Update: Great stuff is happening! - Official discussion thread   
    Minis are a great idea.  The larger figurines are great but they are not as fun to put around the house as the little mini's. Minis can show up in the freezer perched on the ice cube maker (frostweaver!) or on top of the thermostat box on the wall (confessor!).  Need to scout out a location for the centaur...
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