March 25 Update + Country Demographics
 
Early update to maximize schedule productivity!

I've made some good progress on 0.26.0. My notes came together well and I actually got a decent number of maps made - that's more than I would normally have done a week after the public release. Just because I was inspired, though, I'm also going to take some time for fun things, starting now:

It's time to talk about the demographics survey I mentioned last week. I wanted to get people's thoughts here. Is anybody opposed to the idea of a survey? It'd all be anonymous, just to get aggregate data. I was thinking of using SurveyMonkey, unless someone has objections to that platform.

Basically, I'd just like to know more about the kind of people who support me (and I'd also do a second copy of the survey for non-patron fans). Not for marketing or anything, this sort of thing is just kind of interesting. For example, here are the top countries for TLS blog traffic:

1) USA

2) Germany

3) Canada

4) UK

5) France

6) Russia

7) Australia

8) Brazil

9) Netherlands

10) Sweden


Isn't that fun? =D For example, I'm intrigued by the fact that Germany is higher than both Canada and the UK. It's more populous and I know English is taught in schools, but that's still curious for such an English-heavy game. Perhaps it's the fact that there's a strong RPG Maker market in Germany? That's also true for Brazil and Russia, so I'm not surprised to see them in the top ten. I have no theory for why France is so high. And while Australia, Sweden, and the Netherlands are not surprising, it's neat to see they made it into the top ten. Hi, everybody!

But that's only one piece of data, and I'd like to know more. Let me know if I'm missing anything or if some of this feels invasive. It'd be choosing a multiple choice option on an anonymous survey with all questions optional; I'm just curious what the trends would be in the data. But seriously, I welcome thoughts on what should/shouldn't be asked.

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That's what I'm thinking about right now, anyway. I think it'll be fun, feel free to provide feedback if you have strong feelings.