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Survey

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:14 pm
by Zehra
Hi all,

I've created a simple survey for BZFlag.

1. Would you support a community effort to help bring back activity to BZFlag?
(Yes/No)
]2. Would you be in BZFlag if you were unable to join, chat or spawn when you first came to BZFlag?
(Yes/No)
3. Which maps and servers do you prefer/enjoy?
(Fill in the blank)
4. Why does BZFlag interest you?
(Fill in the blank)
5. Would you be interested in a large scale community project?
(Yes/No)
6. What are areas of BZFlag do you think can be improved/helped by the community?
(Fill in the blank)
7. Would the introduction of new game modes/settings interest you?
(Yes/No)

-Zehra

Re: Survey

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:35 pm
by Green Manalishi
nice survey zehra.

1. no. the level of activity is almost sufficient for my liking. i wouldn't want to see hordes of new players joining on a regular basis, disrupting the game for the regulars by various means. not that it's ever gonna happen, thankfully.
2. heh NO!
3. too many individual maps to count, but maps by louman, ahs3, dutchrai, anomaly, animal lover, badgerking, jefenry, theman* & army of one (urban jungle), teamvss a.o. among the remaining few noteworthy servers, allejo's first, then benfish's bztank.
4. a) it's almost a closed community in which people know/play against each other since years (the feeling of visiting the local cafe or pub after work). b) it's a funny game thanks to quirky flags, which create funny situations. without power flags this game has zero playing value for me.
5. no, not even in a small scale one.
6. not much to improve. we are obviously way past the point of trying to compete with other multiplayer online games in terms of graphical and technical excellence. some new plug-ins could be created, which may or may not be interesting. one of the most successful examples is the /mine plugin. some excellent old maps could be hosted from time to time.
7. no. ffa with 3-5 shots, jumping and power flags is more than good enough for me (conservative much).

Re: Survey

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:35 pm
by Zehra
Thanks Green. :)

*Zehra hopes to have at least 25 players for the survey.*

Hopefully it can be done in the next few weeks.

-Zehra

P.S. Surveys can be filled out and sent [to me] via private message where they can be posted on behalf of the sender.(This is available for those who do not wish to post.)

Re: Survey

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:42 pm
by Zehra
The survey will be closed by the end of the year.
Please post or private message before the deadline.

-Zehra

Re: Survey

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:51 am
by allejo
Why don't you use services such as Google Forms or SurveyMonkey? Would probably make things easier for people to fill out the survey without having to publicly respond or send you a PM.

Re: Survey

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:16 am
by Zehra
I haven't really thought of using Google Forms or SurveyMonkey, but it might be a good solution for a future survey.
Maybe next time I'll do it via Google Forms, but I'm unsure if it would give better results.

-Zehra

Re: Survey

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:13 pm
by leviathan
It would. I don't want to publicly reveal all my standpoints.

Re: Survey

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:08 am
by Zehra
leviathan wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:13 pm
It would. I don't want to publicly reveal all my standpoints.
Next time a survey system will be used. Hopefully more input will happen.
The decision to not use one in the first place was due to privacy concerns some people might have, but the assumption was wrong.

-Zehra

Re: Survey

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:47 am
by jhs
1. Would you support a community effort to help bring back activity to BZFlag? Yes, although not sure exactly what is meant by "community effort"
2. Would you be in BZFlag if you were unable to join, chat or spawn when you first came to BZFlag? No, I despise servers/maps that block communication
3. Which maps and servers do you prefer/enjoy? Quickshot is my favorite, Apoc is ok but I'm beginning to tire of general harassers and am losing interest.
4. Why does BZFlag interest you? On a good day, it's a low-impact time waster with mostly fun people like myself :)
5. Would you be interested in a large scale community project? I have no idea what this means
6. What are areas of BZFlag do you think can be improved/helped by the community?
7. Would the introduction of new game modes/settings interest you? Sure.

Re: Survey

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:20 pm
by hard tank
1. Yeah, I would help to bring activity back. Not sure what the whole community idea means as players have differing levels of commitment etc.
2. No, personally I think the LU servers should allow new people to talk but not spawn. The first server any new person will ever join is mofo and they can talk there, but the language etc could easily scare them off, sadly.
3. I play hix ffa with no superflags. I despise mofo and I hate superflags :P
4. Its fun, and the community that I know is very close. It's possible to know all the players quite well which is nice.
5. Large scale community project? I don't think you could get most active players to take part it something like that, to be honest.
6. Make sure people can talk on LU servers to help activity there.
7. No - We should build on what we have and.... get more people on hix ffa :D
P.S next time, for the love of god use google forums or something similar. Thanks
Ciao for now, bai bye!

-Tom

Re: Survey

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:38 am
by Zehra
Survey has been closed, thanks for all your input.
Happy New Year everyone.

-Zehra

Re: Survey

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:49 pm
by Zehra
The survey has been completed and filled out by three people with the results and observations below.

1. Would you support a community effort to help bring back activity to BZFlag?
33% No / 66% Yes

2. Would you be in BZFlag if you were unable to join, chat or spawn when you first came to BZFlag?
100% No / 0% Yes

3. Which maps and servers do you prefer/enjoy?
(Percentage not used due to not being a yes/no question.) (Notes taken into account.)
Majority of players appear to prefer fancy 2.0 maps, compare to 1.0 maps.
Majority of players appear to prefer free for all maps.
Majority of players appear to prefer maps containing super flags.

4. Why does BZFlag interest you?
(Percentage not used due to not being a yes/no question.) (Notes taken into account.)
Majority of players say the community and the value it has to them.
Flags and it being an easy game being another reason.

5. Would you be interested in a large scale community project?
33% No / 66% Unclear

6. What are areas of BZFlag do you think can be improved/helped by the community?
(Percentage not used due to not being a yes/no question.) (Notes taken into account.)
New plug-ins, hosting of excellent maps and removal of talk restrictions on league servers.

7. Would the introduction of new game modes/settings interest you?
66% No / 33% Yes

-Zehra