Followers of Star Wars: The Old Republic may have heard of a little thing called “story.” Billed as the fourth pillar of this massively multiplayer role-playing adventure, it arguably sets the game apart from all other would-be competitors. We know the histories of our allies and adversaries, of Revan and Malgus, of Satele Shan, and we love them. But here at DarthHater we’re now turning our attention to a new story: yours.
Crowd Control is a new column aimed at understanding the human decisions behind the character interactions of SW:TOR. Through a series of online surveys, held monthly, Crowd Control will delve into the nuances of what exactly makes players tick. Yes, we’ll answer the simple questions like “What percentage of players prefer the Republic over the Empire,” or “What is the general distribution between classes,”, but we’ll be exploring more interesting directions as well. By crunching the poll numbers, analyzing trends and exploring correlations we’ll aim to provide a clearer picture of the player base, their motivations, and quirks. Here’s a sample of some questions we’ll be investigating for upcoming installments of Crowd Control:
- Are women more likely to make Light side choices?
- Are younger players more likely to prefer PvP over PvE?
- Does class choice impact satisfaction with the game?
Of course, given the flexible format of the series we can’t restrain ourselves from exploring less conventional avenues as well. Readers of Crowd Control will glean insight into these and other inquiries:
- Are PvPers more likely to be “dog people”?
- Are city dwellers more likely than their rural counterparts to gank their fellow players?
- Do vegetarians choose a particular race or class more often than others?
To answer these questions Crowd Control will employ a brief monthly survey after which our team of DarthHater astromech droids will analyze the data in search of the most interesting trends and correlations. Subsequent installments each month will offer color commentary on the insights provided for your reading pleasure.
Please read on below the jump to take our two-minute survey, and let us know in the comments if you have ideas for future polls or analysis. Also note that any information you choose to share will not be used for any purposes outside of the scope of Crowd Control. If for any reason you prefer not to answer a particular question, just leave it blank. Thanks for participating, this project would not be possible without your support!