TF2Maps Demographics and Skills Survey

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Fantasma, May 30, 2017.

  1. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    Hello all.

    I've had an idea for a survey, one that will pose a bunch of demographic questions, followed by a bunch of mapping related questions.

    The aim is to see where mappers differ, do older mappers tend to optimize later than new ones? Stuff like that.

    There's tons of questions that could be posed, so i've set up a google form to scout around for questions from the community:

    https://goo.gl/forms/Y1W6Ht0SC8CGxgF73
     
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  2. [Rx.] Christian Troy

    [Rx.] Christian Troy L4: Comfortable Member

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    The example question of optimization may not have an answer for me. I like to do that as I go along from the start. Then comb over it later and at the end to wrap up any loose ends with all the other loose ends.
     
  3. [Rx.] Christian Troy

    [Rx.] Christian Troy L4: Comfortable Member

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    Also define "older mappers". Is that an age thing, time mapping, or time at tf2 maps?
     
  4. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    Probably the latter two.
     
  5. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    ...It was just an example, the actual questions will be a lot more precise
     
  6. [Rx.] Christian Troy

    [Rx.] Christian Troy L4: Comfortable Member

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    Ok gotcha.
     
  7. [Rx.] Christian Troy

    [Rx.] Christian Troy L4: Comfortable Member

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    There is 3 in there but it seems it won't matter though. ;)

    For me I am still kinda new around here but definately not new to mapping. I came here to seek refuge from the usual asshats who reply to posts on the Valve forums. The people are much nicer here and you get real answers here rather than someone verbally tearing you apart for a typo or messing up one piece of termonolgy. :cool::D
     
  8. Messing Around

    Messing Around L5: Dapper Member

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    Just added one more question,

    I wonder when will you start the survey
     
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  9. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    Looking towards maybe a few days (the weekend) to start it. Wanna build up more time and plan out the survey a bit.
     
  10. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1...iaxrvmo0D0eLYKAxSQ4Rd_NegF_cN1Q/viewanalytics

    For those curious, here are the question suggestions so far, which will be selectively chosen as well as added onto.
    I should've asked previously about survey size, I'm aiming to avoid open-ended questions and have around 5 demographic and 15 main questions.

    Would people want more than that? Would that be too many? Worth a discussion rather than a vote. I'm aiming to post a draft of the questions tonight. In this thread and kick off the form a day after
     
  11. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    I already left a response on the survey but I have a few more ideas. I'd like questions that would spark a debate between more experienced mappers and newer ones, stuff people discuss all the time like long sight lines or if an area has good height. Maybe opinions on medieval, pass time, and arena modes, ranging from "this is a viable gamemode that should be taken seriously or fun to play on" to "this is an unviable mode and not fun to play or take seriously"
     
  12. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    There should be a question about what pickup overalys are the best to use
     
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  13. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    Just want to bump this a bit to ask for more picture based questions.

    Think of your own maps for instance, do you have an old picture lying around of an area you changed? Did you get feedback that split people down the middle?

    It'd probably be a great addition to the survey so chuck it in!
     
  14. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    I see what you did there
     
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  15. Cole Slaw

    Cole Slaw L2: Junior Member

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    i'll see if i still have pictures of ductway pre- and post-barn update. it changed the gameplay completely, in a good way.

    EDIT: I mean, as a way to demonstrate how a smallish change can make the map's dynamic shift in a huge way.
     
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  16. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    "Can you make and clip a spiral staircase?"
     
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  17. nesman

    nesman oh god how did this get here

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    "should the forums have a dedicated section/page for video tutorials?"