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Bioware please make weekly polls

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Bioware please make weekly polls
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GorZie's Avatar

07.10.2013 , 12:06 AM | #111
Quote: Originally Posted by BaronV View Post
Eric, while your arguments are perfectly valid, there is another way to approach the situation.

You could just publicise information everywhere stating there is a poll on the forums asking what new species you want and state clearly that the results of the poll will strongly influence/decide the next species that comes out.

Just use the Game Launcher: Weekly/Monthly have your say Announcements with a link to the poll.
Make sure that people have to login, so that everybody just gets 1 vote.

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07.10.2013 , 01:15 AM | #112
+1 this. To elaborate on BaronV's idea: If BioWare really cares so much about those who don't use the forums opinions, they could always implement an in-game system of polling which can be ignored or done, and for incentive they could give out 5 or 10 Cartel coins every time you complete a poll. Polls would be weekly or something. Or they could just add in a log-off message thing (similar to when you exit a game on Steam) that says something about the poll along the things that show up on the slideshow thing on the homepage. Or they could just make a big survey thing with a bunch of poll-like questions with 100 Cartel Coins as an incentive and they could be once every one or two months. People like incentives. And incentives to possibly get something else they want are even better. 5 or 10 Cartel Coins is like a nickel, but people still want that nickel, because hey, it's a free nickel. You can't do anything with that nickel, but if you get 20 nickels, you have a dollar to buy a candy bar with. People would do it just for that.

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07.10.2013 , 02:46 AM | #113

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07.10.2013 , 04:25 AM | #114
From a statistical point of view, any poll that involves a self select process produces skewed data. This is a very bad way to gather data about any topic. If you want to use a poll, you have to use a random process to select those that participate. The other way to gage the wants and needs of a group is to perform a census. However, even with the best techniques used to select a random sample, the process has a margin of error and a census is almost impossible to obtain. The development team is using multiple means of gathering data on the wants and needs of the community and are analyzing that data. Even assuming that a greater percent of forum users know how to gather and analyze the data than the general population this would be a very small percent. I would suggest that we leave these decisions to those that understand the process.
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07.10.2013 , 08:52 AM | #115
Quote: Originally Posted by BaronV View Post
In most democratic nations its the people who bother to come out and vote who get to decide the next government; and by extension the future of the country.
Your analogy is entirely inapt.

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07.10.2013 , 09:12 AM | #116
Do the polls ingame.
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07.10.2013 , 09:53 AM | #117
Quote: Originally Posted by Superman_AZ View Post

Was there a poll about the new expansion? Or what kind of new items to add to the CM? Was there a poll somewhere asking to have Cathar made into a playable race? My point is, polls are subjective and seldom are they ever accurate. As much as it "sounds" like a good idea, it would be like asking an auditorium at an elementary school to all shout out what they want for lunch. Not exactly accurately assessing the demographic.
You are wrong... and you comparison to a school shouting is ridiculous.

Polls are good way to see where to community stands on several matters. Example: you do a poll that has a participation of 500 ppl, and 40% choose one option, 30% pick another one, 15% picks other, 10% another and finally 5% picks other one, you at least know what are the options that got the more votes, and lets you know which ones are the ones only the minority selected.

its obvious that you can't please everyone, but at least you aimed to please the majority.

When polls are made in a serious manner with serious options, you get serious results.