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Greg K

Adventurer
For this population, they could have arranged for some VTT maps or tokens or something; though they'd have to have had their own VTT first... whoops. Entering folks into a drawing for a free copy of special-art Tasha's would be another good incentive.

VTT would be worthless to myself and my friends.
 

Maggan

Writer of The Bitter Reach
Interesting, for the question "Which of the following games have you ever played? Which do you play currently?" ...

... they listed "Pathfinder: Kingmaker" as a specific option.
 

Lanefan

Victoria Rules
For this population, they could have arranged for some VTT maps or tokens or something; though they'd have to have had their own VTT first... whoops. Entering folks into a drawing for a free copy of special-art Tasha's would be another good incentive.
Except then they'd have had to collect a lot more personal info from each respondent who wanted to enter....
While I am at it, they shouldn't place alternate forms of items on the very next page as the first form - come on.
As in, ask more or less the same question twice? That's standard survey crap these days - confirm your first answer with a second one (and sometimes even a third or fourth one) later in the survey. Very annoying.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
But not all of them; hence the problem.

Similarly, some portion of people who would have bought books but did not because of dissatisfaction with recent books are also not taking it.

If they are collecting data just to tell whatever story they want to tell, fine. In that case, it isn't much different from stocking a focus group with opinions you want to hear. If on the other hand they want to know what all segments of their target market think, they will need to do better.
you've gone from saying that a survey that long without compensation will have selection bias on who chooses to answer it, to accusing them of trying to stack the deck to tell a specific story. The first part made sense. The second part shows bias and makes me question anything you put up as it seems you are willing to state conspiracy theories as fact without evidence.
 

NotAYakk

Legend
Sure; but not everyone in your position will. Nonresponse bias is a pretty big deal and considering ways to minimize it is basically textbook survey design - and long surveys are a big no-no. Pilot the items first (with compensation), then roll out a shorter, well designed survey - ideally, also with some form of incentive.

It isn't like WotC is broke.
You are assuming they want information from the survey.

If they want engagement (tm) and justification, a survey like this is perfect.

You can cherry-pick the conclusion you want, and you can claim it came from the end-users.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Interesting, for the question "Which of the following games have you ever played? Which do you play currently?" ...

... they listed "Pathfinder: Kingmaker" as a specific option.
That was under the computer games section. What did you find interesting about the title of the recent PF computer game?
 




Zardnaar

Legend
Yeah, I expect they’ll find me boring too. I’ve bought every book and way too many minis but virtually none of the extras (like the themed map packs and dice sets and things), and I don’t watch any streaming shows or buy anything on D&D Beyond or use a VTT or anything like that.

I'm the same. Might be a cultural thing, these kiwis are awful.
 

ph0rk

Friendship is Magic, and Magic is Heresy.
You are assuming they want information from the survey.

If they want engagement (tm) and justification, a survey like this is perfect.

You can cherry-pick the conclusion you want, and you can claim it came from the end-users.

True - and all the more reason to call it out as poorly designed, as laypeople hear "survey" and think the results are necessarily god's truth.
 


Hatmatter

Adventurer
A 25 minute survey with no compensation is ludicrous. Nonresponse bias, here they come.
I am not smart enough to know in advance if such a survey would produce a nonresponse bias. I do know, though, that the role-players I know are happy to give Wizards feedback, knowing that it gives us a voice in decisions they make about future publications. I found the survey fun to take. Why would I find answering questions about a purely pleasurable pastime anything but fun to do?
 

I know WoTC is probably gonna be sad at the fact that I've only paid 37 bucks plus sales taxes for a number of their newer releases thanks to Gamenerdz and Minature Market. They are probably gonna give me a weird look when they see that most of my 5E purchases, aside from the WoTC stuff, is via kickstarter.
 


Aldarc

Legend
There is a question absent in a lot of WotC D&D surveys that I wish that they would ask: "what non-D&D TTRPGs do you play regularly and/or enjoy?" Because I think it would also be useful for them them to know the other TTRPGs that their playerbase finds attractive or appealing.
 


Greg K

Adventurer
There is a question absent in a lot of WotC D&D surveys that I wish that they would ask: "what non-D&D TTRPGs do you play regularly and/or enjoy?" Because I think it would also be useful for them them to know the other TTRPGs that their playerbase finds attractive or appealing.
They did ask something along those lines. I don't remember the exact wording, but they asked for up to three rpgs. I listed Icons: Assembled, Savage Worlds, and Tiny d6 (except Tiny Supers)
 

Aldarc

Legend
They did ask something along those lines. I don't remember the exact wording, but they asked for up to three rpgs. I listed Icons: Assembled, Savage Worlds, and Tiny d6 (except Tiny Supers)
Jein. They asked for top three games - unspecified - that you played on the same page and immediately following them asking about video games. The implication for me was that the question was about video games.
 

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