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Game Choices

MMOs often ask us to make choices when we create our characters. Are you good or evil? Do you want to be in the majority or the minority? So I came up with a bunch of forced choice questions for players to see what the distributions might be.

I started with a question about game genre. I asked players to rate a list of possible genres. It wasn't too surprising that the Tolkien genre came out top as most MMOs currently are in that genre. The only significant gender trend was in the futuristic spaceship genre that was preferred by men. Of course, one thing we have to keep in mind with this and other charts below is that oftentimes it may be hard for players to imagine comparable games in genres that aren't well represented.

Pirates of the Burning Sea recently came out and I was curious how players would distribute themselves among the factions. Even though about half of the respondents preferred to be pirates, it's good to know that about the same percentage of players would rather not be pirates (and thus the pirates vs. non-pirates factions would be evenly matched at least).

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