Join or browse our Awesome Gaming Community NOW!
Location: News/Main Archives

Poll Archives (July 2003 - April 2004)

Q: Do you use an optical mouse (no ball) with your gaming computer?
(342 votes total)

Yes (240) 70%
No (59) 17%
Not yet, but I'm thinking of getting one (43) 13%

Interestingly, an overwhelming majority of the gamers who voted (70%), use an optical mouse.

Only 17% still use the classic kind (or some other type), and 13% of poll participants don't use one yet, but are thinking of getting one.

Q: Are you going to download the Community Expansion Pack (CEP) for Neverwinter Nights?
(214 votes total)

Yes, definitely / I already have (131) 61%
Maybe, haven't decided yet (51) 24%
No, never (32) 15%

Nearly two thirds of people who have voted (61%) are going to download the Community Expansion Pack for Neverwinter Nights (or already have).

24% of poll participants were still undecided at the time of voting, but only 15% voted that they will never download the CEP.

Q: How much RAM does your gaming machine have? (Click on My Computer on your desktop, then hold Alt and press Enter to look it up.)
(456 votes total)

512MB (177) 39%
More than 512MB (132) 29%
256MB (75) 16%
128MB (29) 6%
384MB (17) 4%
Between 128MB and 256MB (9) 2%
Less than 128MB (7) 1%
Between 256MB and 384MB (6) 1%
Between 384MB and 512MB (4) 1%

Much to my surprise (obviously, as the poll didn't even go into specifics after 512MB), the wide majority of our visitors who voted in this poll are more than sufficiently equipped with RAM. 39% of them voted that their gaming machines are equipped with 512MB of RAM.

Equally impressive, 29% of people who voted have more than 512MB at their disposal.

16% of poll participants have 256MB, followed by 6% of those with only 128MB.

4% have a decent 384MB, followed by a little less decent "between 128MB and 256MB" of 2%.

Standing with 1% each are the last three values: "less than 128MB", "between 256MB and 384MB" and "between 384MB and 512MB".

Q: Do you own any weaponry frequently encountered in fantasy role-playing games, such as daggers, swords, crossbows etc.?
(302 votes total)

Yes (125) 41%
No (117) 39%
Not yet, but I'm thinking of getting some (60) 20%

Quite a nice number of those who voted (41%) own some kind of weaponry frequently encountered in fantasy role-playing games.

However, almost as many (39%) don't own any at all.

Lastly, 20% of poll participants don't own any yet, but are thinking of getting some.

Q: Would you be interested in playing any non-RPG D&D games on PC, for example first person shooters or real-time strategies set in the Forgotten Realms?
(305 votes total)

Maybe, depends on the reviews (126) 41%
Yes, definitely (90) 30%
No, never (89) 29%

The majority of poll participants (41%) are obviously skeptic about non-RPG D&D games, so their decision whether to play one or not would be based on reviews of such games.

On the other hand, 30% of those who voted expressed definite interest in playing non-RPG D&D games.

Nearly as many (29%), however, voted that they would never play any non-RPG D&D games.

Q: Have you ever read any novels set in the Forgotten Realms?
(281 votes total)

Yes (201) 72%
No, but I intend to in the future (42) 15%
No, and I probably never will (38) 14%

The wide majority of poll participants (72%) have read at least one novel set in the Forgotten Realms.

15% voted that they haven't read any yet, but that they intend to in the future.

The remaining 14% said that they have never read any novels set in the FR, and that they probably never will.

Q: Would you be interested in buying & downloading any digitally distributed Neverwinter Nights content (like new modules etc.), should BioWare decide to offer it?
(227 votes total)

Maybe, depends on the price and/or payment options (68) 30%
Yes, definitely (67) 30%
No, never (61) 27%
Maybe, depends on the reviews (31) 14%

30% of poll participants might be interested in buying & downloading DD NWN content, but their decision would depend on the price and/or payment options offered.

Another 30% of those who voted are very interested in the possibility of digitally distributed NWN content, and would definitely buy & download it.

27% of poll participants have no interested in DD NWN content whatsoever.

Finally, the last 14% of people who voted might be interested in DD NWN content, but their decision to buy it or not would depend on the reviews.

Q: Do you own a computer DVD drive?
(295 votes total)

Yes (229) 78%
No, but am thinking about getting one (40) 14%
No, and have no intention of getting one (26) 9%

Quite surprisingly - to me, at least - the overwhelming majority of poll participants (78%) own a computer DVD drive. This really begs the question why, then, are we still being forced to install games off 3 CDs or more. Either our visitors are highly unusual in having so many DVD drives, or the game publishers aren't doing proper market research (or maybe they're waiting for 100% coverage?). Of course, there's also the fact that even 3 CDs at the mass prices are probably still cheaper than one DVD, but we would NEVER suspect the game publishers of continuing to shove multiple CDs down our throats just to save a few cents off every customer...

14% of those who voted don't have a computer DVD drive yet, but are thinking about getting one. Though presumably the reason here isn't the abundance of (game) titles released on DVD, but rather the low price of DVD drives today.

Lastly, 9% of people who voted don't own a DVD drive yet, and have no intention of getting one. Of course, if you're not someone to watch movies on a PC, you really don't have much cause to go out and buy a DVD drive at this point, if you have a CD-ROM already.

Q: Which of the two platforms do you prefer for electronic gaming?
(349 votes total)

Always PC (221) 63%
Always console (2) 1%
Both equally (16) 5%
Depends on the game (110) 32%

Though the previous poll showed that the majority of our visitors have access to one kind of console or another, apparently they still vastly prefer playing games on the PC. In this poll, 63% of poll participants chose PC as the preferred platform for electronic gaming.

Only 1% of those who voted always prefer playing games on consoles, which is quite extraordinary.

5% of poll participants like playing games on the PC and consoles equally.

Finally, 32% voted that their gaming platform preference depends on the game.

Q: Which gaming console(s) do you own or have regular access to?
(494 votes total)

Older generation (PS1, N64...) (125) 25%
None (102) 21%
PS2 (89) 18%
Handheld (Gameboy, N-gage...) (73) 15%
Gamecube (56) 11%
XBOX (49) 10%

(This poll allowed multiple selections upon voting.)

The results of this poll show that the majority of poll participants own or have regular access to one of the older generation consoles.

The second largest group of votes was contributed by those who neither own nor have regular access to any kind of consoles.

The third place goes to PS2, obviously the most popular of the big 3 consoles of the present.

Handheld gaming consoles are owned/available to only slightly fewer people than PS2.

Gamecube and XBOX are stuck at the bottom of the ladder, with Gamecube sporting only a slight advantage over XBOX.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate your knowledge of D&D rules?
(288 votes total)

3 (92) 32%
4 (70) 24%
2 (65) 23%
1 (poor) (39) 14%
5 (excellent) (22) 8%

Nearly one third of those who voted (32%) rated their knowledge of D&D rules 3 out of 5, so being somewhere in the middle.

Almost a quarter of poll participants (24%) rated it 4/5, which indicates that they consider themselves very familiar with the D&D rules.

Almost as many people as in the previous group (23%) rated their knowledge of D&D rules only 2/5, however.

Lastly, 14% of those who voted consider their knowledge of D&D quite poor (1/5), and the remaining 8% excellent (5/5).

Q: If you saw someone wearing/displaying any SP merchandise, what would you most likely do?
(233 votes total)

Say hello and/or get them a drink (99) 42%
Ask them if they're also wearing SP underwear (54) 23%
Steal their merch (25) 11%
Think about getting some SP merch (23) 10%
Sneak away and hope they didn't see me (20) 9%
Other (12) 5%

The majority of poll participants (42%) would be quite friendly if they encountered someone with any SP merch. They would say hello to them and/or get them a drink.

23% would be a bit more inquisitive, asking them if they're also wearing SP underwear.

11% would act in the rogue D&D fashion and steal their merch!

10% would think about getting some SP merch themselves.

9% would sneak away and hope that the merch-holders didn't see them.

Finally, 5% would do Other. What other, we really can't tell, as none of the people who voted for this option explained themselves in the poll comments. We can only guess...

Q: If you have seen the third The Lord of the Rings movie, how would you rate it?
(403 votes total)

5 (excellent) (239) 59%
4 (79) 20%
I haven't seen it (42) 10%
3 (24) 6%
2 (11) 3%
1 (awful) (8) 2%

The majority of those who voted in the poll (59%) rated the concluding movie in the Lord of the Rings saga 5/5, or excellent.

20% of poll participants were a bit less satisfied with it, rating it 4/5.

10% of those who voted haven't seen it (yet) at the time of the poll, so they could not rate it.

The remaining 11% of votes were accorded to ratings from 3/5 down to 1/5 - 3/5 6%, 2/5 3% and 1/5 2%.

Q: If BioWare decided to release another Neverwinter Nights expansion, would you buy it?
(359 votes total)

Yes, bring it on! (196) 55%
No, it's time for a new game (80) 22%
Maybe, once (if) I ever play the previous two (49) 14%
Maybe, depends on the reviews (34) 9%

Quite surprisingly (to me, at least), the overwhelming majority of poll participants (55%) voted in favour of buying another Neverwinter Nights expansion, should BioWare decide to release it (which does not appear to be the case currently).

Only 22% of those who voted are firmly convinced that it is time BioWare came up with a new D&D game, and that they wouldn't buy another NWN expansion.

14% of poll participants are allowing for the possibility of buying the third expansion, provided that they play the previous two first.

Lastly, only 9% of those who voted in the poll would rely on reviews of the expansion to decide whether they should buy it or not.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate the expired year 2003?
(258 votes total)

3 (103) 40%
4 (75) 29%
2 (42) 16%
1 (worst) (23) 9%
5 (best) (15) 6%

Overall, people have voted 2003 to be a somewhat mediocre year. The majority (40%), rated it 3/5. 29% of poll participants were a bit happier with it, rating it 4/5. 16% rated it 2/5, a pretty bad score, beaten by the 9% of those who voted the year 2003 1/5. 6% of those who voted, however, were so happy with 2003, that they rated it 5/5. I sure would love to be one of these lucky people!

Q: Are you saddened by the apparent demise of Black Isle Studios? (Developers of the Icewind Dale series and Planescape: Torment, among other things.)
(428 votes total)

Yes, of course (371) 87%
Somewhat (39) 9%
No, I don't care (18) 4%

I think the poll results here speak for themselves... RiP, BIS.

Q: Are you going to get any D&D CRPGs (or their expansions) this holiday season?
(231 votes total)

I already have them all (74) 32%
Yes (70) 30%
No (50) 22%
Maybe, not sure yet (37) 16%

Interestingly enough, 32% of people who voted claim that they aren't going to get any D&D CRPGs (or their expansions) this holiday season because they have them all already. Considering there are currently 13 D&D games & expansions (starting with the original Baldur's Gate), I find that a bit hard to believe. I presume many people who picked this option meant that they have all the D&D CRPGs & expansions (they consider) worth having, not that they own every single one of them.

Only a few people less (30%) voted that they are going to get at least one D&D CRPG or expansion this holiday season.

22% of poll participants aren't going to get any D&D CRPGs or expansions this holiday season. Finally, the remaining 16% of voters might get some D&D CRPGs or expansions this holiday season, but they are not sure of it yet.

Q: Currently, no new D&D computer games have been announced for the near future. What are you going to do in the meantime until the next new D&D CRPG is released?
(418 votes total)

(Re)play some of the D&D games I already own, maybe try out some mods etc. (205) 49%
Play some non-D&D games (104) 25%
Buy some of the D&D games I don't own yet and play those (74) 18%
Take a break from computer games altogether (35) 8%

Obviously the majority of our visitors won't be that hard pressed without having any brand new D&D games to play in the near future. 49% of them voted that they will simply either play or replay some of the D&D games they already own, maybe try out some mods etc.

25% of those who voted, however, will take a break from D&D games and play some non-D&D ones.

18% of poll participants will buy some of the D&D games they don't own yet and play those.

Only 8% percent of all who voted will take a break from computer games altogether.

Q: Which of the new prestige classes in Hordes of the Underdark excites you the most?
(339 votes total)

Red Dragon Disciple (127) 37%
Weapon Master (77) 23%
Shifter (47) 14%
Champion of Torm (36) 11%
Dwarven Defender (28) 8%
Pale Master (24) 7%

Very much unsurprisingly (dragons never seem to lose that coolness factor), the Red Dragon Disciple HotU prestige class excites the majority of the people who voted (37%) the most.

Second places goes to the Weapon Master with 23% of people voting it for the most exciting PC.

The Shifter prestige class is next on the popularity scale with 14% of votes.

Champion of Torm also has its fans. 11% of the people who voted, to be exact.

The least popular two prestige classes are the Dwarven Defender with 8% of votes and the Pale Master with 7%.

Q: Which new Hordes of the Underdark tileset are you most looking forward to seeing?
(196 votes total)

Drow Interior (103) 53%
Exterior Underdark (53) 27%
Mind Flayer Tunnels (23) 12%
Beholder Tunnels (17) 9%

Apparently, the most popular new tileset introduced with Hordes of the Underdark is going to be the Drow Interior tileset with 53% of votes.

With quite a few votes less (27%), Exterior Underdark is the second tileset people are looking forward to seeing the most.

The Mind Flayer Tunnels tileset is third in order of people's interest (12% of votes), and the Beholder Tunnels tileset is last with only 9% of votes.

Q: Which character are you going to use to play Hordes of the Underdark?
(225 votes total)

A new character I'm going to create in Hordes of the Underdark (81) 36%
Haven't decided yet (44) 20%
The one I've played both the original NWN & SoU with (38) 17%
The one I've played the original Neverwinter Nights campaign with (30) 13%
The one I've played the Shadows of Undrentide expansion with (26) 12%
Other (6) 3%

Interestingly enough, the majority of poll participants (36%) are going to create a new character in Hordes of the Underdark to play the NWN expansion with.

The second large group of people who voted (20%) have not decided yet which character they are going to use to play the second NWN expansion with.

17% of those who voted, however, are going to play HotU with the character they've played both the original Neverwinter Nights & the Shadows of Undrentide expansion with.

13% of poll participants will play HotU with the character they've played only the original Neverwinter Nights campaign with, and 12% with the character they've played only the SoU expansion with.

The remaining 3% of people who voted will play with a character other than what was available to choose to vote on.

Q: Are you going to buy the second Neverwinter Nights expansion, Hordes of the Underdark?
(289 votes total)

Yes, definitely (165) 57%
No, never (64) 22%
Maybe, depends on the reviews (60) 21%

According to the poll results, the vast majority of people who voted (57%) is going to buy the second NWN expansion, Hordes of the Underdark.

Almost a quarter of poll participants (22%), however, voted that they would never buy it.

Finally, the remaining 21% of those who voted have not decided yet whether they will buy it or not, so their decision will depend on the reviews the game receives.

Q: What aspect of audio do you find adds most to the atmosphere of a CRPG?
(292 votes total)

Music (122) 42%
Spoken dialogue (84) 29%
Ambient sound (62) 21%
Sound effects (17) 6%
I don't care about audio in CRPGs (7) 2%

Not surprisingly, the majority of people who voted in the poll (42%) find that music adds most to the atmosphere of a CRPG.

The next big group of votes goes to spoken dialogue (29%), which is also very popular as far as adding to the atmosphere goes.

Ambient sound got a few votes less, but is still the aspect of audio 21% of people believe adds most to the atmosphere of a CRPG.

Only 6% of people are convinced that sound effects contribute the most to the atmosphere. Finally, a minute 2% of poll participants don't care about audio in CRPGs at all.

Q: Do you think all games should also have a demo version available?
(292 votes total)

Yes, definitely (178) 61%
Not all of them, depends on the game (77) 26%
No, I think demos are not needed (37) 13%

The majority of the people who voted in the poll (61%) think that all games should definitely also have a demo version available.

26% of those who voted are a bit more lenient, allowing that not all games should also have a demo available, and that it depends on the game.

Only 13% of all poll participants think that demos are not needed at all.

Q: Did The Temple of Elemental Evil's reported bugs deter you from buying it at this point?
(337 votes total)

Yes, they did (130) 39%
I've never thought about buying it (yet) (85) 25%
No, they didn't (80) 24%
I had it pre-ordered or got it before I knew about the bugs (42) 12%

Well, the poll results clearly show that Atari didn't do themselves any favours by not extending Troika's deadline on the completion of the game. 39% of people who voted in our poll indicated that the plethora of bugs the game shipped with deterred them from buying it at this point.

25% of those who voted haven't thought about buying it (yet).

On the other hand, 24% of people who voted are very forgiving, saying the reported ToEE bugs did not deter them from buying it.

Lastly, 12% of poll participants had the game pre-ordered or got it before they knew about the bugs.

Q: Would you ever upgrade or replace your PC just to support a new game?
(330 votes total)

Maybe, depends on the game (198) 60%
Yes, of course (97) 29%
No, never (35) 11%

The majority of poll participants (60%) voted in favour of upgrading or replacing their PC to support a new game, if the game really interested them enough.

29% of those who voted would do so unconditionally, however.

Only 11% of the people who voted in the poll would never upgrade or replace their PC just to support a new game.

Q: Have you ever considered getting a body modification (haircut, tattoo, piercing, etc.) in the style of a character from a CRPG?
(341 votes total)

No (255) 75%
Yes (86) 25%

The poll results show that the majority of poll participants (75%) have never considered getting any sort of body modification in the style of a character from a CRPG.

25% of those who voted, however, have done so. We could say that CRPGs have quite a considerable effect on a quarter of their fans, as far as this is concerned...

Q: Do you tend to favour one gaming site's game reviews over all others?
(204 votes total)

Yes (82) 40%
No (81) 40%
I don't read online game reviews (41) 20%

Interesting distribution of votes here... Practically the same number of people who voted said that they tend to favour one gaming site's game reviews over all others (40%), while the other 40% said that they do not.

Finally, a clear 20% of poll participants voted that they don't read online game reviews at all.

Q: Do you still play Baldur's Gate 2 and/or Throne of Bhaal any?
(432 votes total)

Yes, often (200) 46%
Not much, but still (150) 35%
No, not any more (82) 19%

The endurance of BG2/ToB is quite extraordinary, judging by these poll results - 46% of those who voted still play BG2 and/or ToB often.

35% of poll participants voted that they they don't play the games much any more, but still from time to time.

Lastly, only 19% of people who voted don't play BG2/ToB any more.

Q: Do you think Black Isle should make another Icewind Dale game (IWD3), or focus on a new, different D&D game?
(474 votes total)

It's time for a new, different D&D game (306) 65%
Give me Icewind Dale 3! (168) 35%

Quite obviously, the vast majority of poll participants (65%) believe that it is time BIS made another D&D game which is NOT set in Icewind Dale. Though whether all these people are allergic to snow or just to hack & slash is another question...

35% of those who voted, however, are in favour of Icewind Dale 3 being made and are eagerly anticipating it.

Q: In hindsight, do you believe that Neverwinter Nights was overrated and overhyped by the gaming press?
(359 votes total)

Yes, definitely (212) 59%
Maybe, I'm not sure (75) 21%
No, never (72) 20%

The majority of poll participants (59%) believe that Neverwinter Nights was indeed overrated and overhyped by the gaming press.

21% of those who voted think it might have been, however they are not sure.

Lastly, 20% of hardcore Neverwinter Nights fans deny any overrating and overhyping on the part of the gaming press.

Q: Are you going to buy The Temple of Elemental Evil?
(291 votes total)

Yes, definitely (170) 58%
Maybe, not sure yet (104) 36%
No, never (17) 6%

Quite a nice majority of poll participants (58%) are determined to buy The Temple of Elemental evil no matter what.

36% are a bit more indecisive, having voted that they might buy the game, but that they aren't sure yet. This group of people will most likely decide based on the reviews of the game.

Finally, only 6% of those who voted are dead set on never buying ToEE for some reason.

Q: What is the longest time you've played a D&D CRPG without pause?
(386 votes total)

6-10 hours (145) 38%
11-15 hours (58) 15%
21+ hours (55) 14%
5 hours (42) 11%
16-20 hours (35) 9%
4 hours (23) 6%
3 hours (17) 4%
1 hour (8) 2%
2 hours (3) 1%

The majority of people who voted (38%) have played a D&D CRPG for 6-10 hours without pause at most.

The next largest group of people (15%) managed to play for 11-15 hours without interruption at most.

We also have some really hardcore fans here (14%) who managed to play without pause for 21+ hours!

11% of poll participants played a moderate 5 hours at most. 9% played for pretty amazing 16-20 hours. 6% played for 4 hours at most, and the rest (7%), between 1-3 hours.

Q: Did you take any levels in any of the new prestige classes in Shadows of Undrentide?
(182 votes total)

Yes (98) 54%
No (46) 25%
Not yet, but I intend to (38) 21%

The majority of poll participants (54%) voted that they did take one or more levels in any of the new prestige classes introduced to NWN with Shadows of Undrentide.

A quarter of those who voted (25%) did not take any at all, however.

Finally, 21% of participating visitors did not take any levels in prestige classes yet, but they intend to do so in the future.

Q: Do you have higher expectations of the second Neverwinter Nights expansion, Hordes of the Underdark, than of the first one (Shadows of Undrentide)?
(207 votes total)

Yes, higher (135) 65%
Approximately the same (54) 26%
No, lower (18) 9%

It appears that the majority of those who voted (65%) feel that Shadows of Undrentide was just an expansion to tide us over till Hordes of the Underdark, the second Neverwinter Nights expansion, is released. Naturally, they have higher expectations of HotU.

26% of poll participants expect HotU to deliver approximately the same as SoU did.

Only 9% of all who participated in poll have lower expectations of Hordes of the Underdark than of Shadows of Undrentide.

Q: How do you feel about BioWare's decision to add epic levels (up to level 40) with the second Neverwinter Nights expansion, Hordes of the Underdark?
(296 votes total)

Good idea (227) 77%
Undecided / don't care (45) 15%
Bad idea (24) 8%

Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority of poll participants (77%) feel that the planned addition of epic levels with the Hordes of the Underdark expansion is a good idea.

15% of those who voted are undecided on the issue, however, or don't care about it at all.

Only 8% of all poll participants feel that the inclusion of epic levels with the second Neverwinter Nights expansion is a bad idea.

Q: On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate the recently released Neverwinter Nights expansion, Shadows of Undrentide?
(263 votes total)

Haven't played it yet (120) 46%
4 (63) 24%
3 (39) 15%
5 (best) (16) 6%
1 (worst) (13) 5%
2 (12) 5%

Most of the people who voted (46%) haven't played Shadows of Undrentide yet, so they could not rate it. The question is, how many of these people ever will...

24% of poll participants rated SoU 4 out of possible 5. 15% rated it 3. 6% of those who voted considered it excellent and rated it 5/5. 5%, however, though it was horrible and rated it 1/5. Another 5% of people rated it 2/5.

Q: Would you prefer to import your Shadows of Undrentide character into the next Neverwinter Nights expansion, or just start over again?
(205 votes total)

Either way, doesn't matter to me (82) 40%
Prefer to import my SoU char (82) 40%
Prefer to start from scratch again (41) 20%

The same number of people (40%) voted that they would prefer to import their SoU character into the next Neverwinter Nights expansion, as that it did not matter to them if they imported or started from scratch again (another 40%).

20% of poll participants, however, would prefer to start Hordes of The Underdark from scratch.

Q: Which major city - Baldur's Gate in BG1 or Athkatla in BG2 - did you enjoy wandering through more?
(378 votes total)

Athkatla in BG2 (194) 51%
Baldur's Gate city in BG1 (113) 30%
Both equally (71) 19%

Athkatla in BG2 is obviously the more popular city of the two, with 51% of people voting for it being their favourite main city to wander through.

However, Baldur's Gate in BG1 is also pretty popular, with 30% of votes.

19% of poll participants couldn't decide on one city only, and voted that they enjoyed both cities equally.

(Of course, this poll presumed that everyone who voted played both Baldur's Gate and the sequel, though in truth probably many people who only played Baldur's Gate 2 voted...)

Q: Do you keep the boxes of the computer games you buy?
(343 votes total)

Yes, always (207) 60%
Some of them (100) 29%
No, never (36) 10%

60% of poll participants (a clear majority) voted that they keep the boxes of the computer games they buy.

29% of those who voted keep only keep some of the boxes, but not all.

Only 10% of poll participants don't keep any of the computer game boxes.

Q: Have you ever played any fan-made romances for Baldur's Gate 2?
(311 votes total)

No (151) 49%
Yes (88) 28%
Not yet, but I intend to in the future (72) 23%

The majority of people who voted in the poll (49%) haven't played any fan-made BG2 romances, and are not likely to play any in the future either.

28%, however, have played at least one fan-made romance, which is a pretty nice achievement for the mod-making community, I'd say.

23% of poll participants have not played any fan-made romances yet, but intend to do so in the future.

Q: What is the monitor size of your gaming machine?
(419 votes total)

17'' (165) 39%
19'' (135) 32%
15'' or smaller (50) 12%
21'' (37) 9%
20'' (11) 3%
18'' (10) 2%
24'' (8) 2%
Other (define in poll comments) (3) 1%

The majority of poll participants (39%) use 17" monitors with their gaming computers.

19" monitors are also very popular, with 32% of those who voted using them.

12% of those who voted still torture their eyes on 15" or smaller monitors.

Coming as a bit of a surprise, 9% of poll participants have 21" monitors they (also) use to play games with.

The remaining 8% of votes are divided between 20" monitors (3%), 18" and 24" (2% each) and Other (1%). One person who voted Other mentioned a dual display of 19" and 21" monitors.

Q: Are you going to read Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix?
(369 votes total)

No, never (176) 48%
Yes, definitely (149) 40%
Maybe, haven't decided yet (44) 12%

The majority of poll participants (48%) have obviously decided never to read the fifth Harry Potter book for one reason or another.

40% of the remaining people who voted, however, are quite certain that they will read Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.

Only 12% of those who voted are not sure yet whether they will read the book or not.

Q: Which prestige class included in the first Neverwinter Nights expansion Shadows of Undrentide excites you the most?
(302 votes total)

Arcane Archer (77) 25%
Assassin (59) 20%
Shadowdancer (59) 20%
Blackguard (48) 16%
None of them (34) 11%
Harper Scout (25) 8%

Obviously the most popular Shadows of Undrentide prestige class is the Arcane Archer, which has excited a quarter of people who voted (25%).

Second in popularity is the Assassin with 20% of votes. However, exactly the same amount of votes (20%) was received by the Shadowdancer prestige class as well.

Blackguard also has fans, 16% of whom are excited to be able to take the prestige class in Shadows of Undrentide.

11% of poll participants are not excited by any of the prestige classes SoU has to offer.

Finally, Harper Scout, the one prestige class which could actually be considered to have some decent roleplay value in NWN/SoU, got a grand total of 8% of people's votes, least of all.

Q: Do you intend to buy any of the new 3.5e D&D core books? (Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide and Monster Manual.)
(229 votes total)

No, none of them (121) 53%
Maybe some or all of them; haven't decided yet (54) 24%
Yes, all of them (39) 17%
Yes, but not all of them (15) 7%

More than half of the poll participants (53%) don't intend to buy any of the new 3.5e D&D core books.

24% of those who voted are still undecided - they might buy some or all of them.

17% of poll participants are going to buy all of them, however.

Lastly, 7% of the people who voted are going to buy some of the new core books, but not all of them.

Q: Would you buy & subscribe to a Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online RPG)?
(274 votes total)

Maybe, depends on reviews (119) 43%
No (96) 35%
Yes (59) 22%

The majority of poll participants (43%) are undecided on the matter of buying & subscribing to a Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG, and would base their decision on the reviews. (Though this poll was general, a Dungeons & Dragons Online game has been announced at this E3 by Turbine. D&D Online is set to be released in 2005.)

35% of those who voted are not very interested in a D&D MMORPG and would not buy & subscribe to it.

The biggest surprise is the number of people who voted in favour of buying & subscribing to a D&D MMORPG - 22% of them. Though SP is solely dedicated to D&D games, this level of interest in a MMORPG is still quite surprising, even if it is a D&D one.

Top

Subsections

Game/SP News

Infinity Engine Modding News

Latest Resources & Downloads

Articles/Editorials

Archives




Supporter Login
Username:

Password:

Ad Display Level (help)