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May 9th, 2015, 19:12
I had what I thought was a good idea for a new Poll today, but then found out random joes can't add new threads to the Polls forum. I guess this stops people posting 10 polls per day and adds a sense of interest and longevity to the current poll, but with couch rescinding polling duties, which mod is now boss of the polls (that I could PM the idea to)?
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May 9th, 2015, 19:43
You can create polls in other sections than the comments section

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May 9th, 2015, 21:10
You can. But they're not really as… interesting (?)… if you do that. The polls on the polls forum are like monthly treasures rather than abstract polls of random disinterest.
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May 10th, 2015, 18:06
If you want it there, you can send in your request and perhaps it makes it to the front page and thus also the polls forum

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May 10th, 2015, 19:17
I've since had a second excellent idea. What I'll do is post them both to this thread and maybe others could post poll ideas to this thread - maybe this could be the official poll suggestion thread or something (cunning angling for a sly sticky, would need a thread re-title though)? Lol. Then the relevant admins could pick one they feel is apt for the site, or at least gather some interesting inspiration.

The current poll is excellent, but was released a couple of weeks to early IMO, because that one's kind-of 'getting old' but we're still 9 days to the release of Witcher 3 and then we'll have another 3 weeks of strong interest in Witcher 3, but nothing you can really poll about it in that medway time.

Anyway, my two poll ideas, in no particular order, are as follows (maybe for one-day if the timing is wrong for the next 30/40 days):

1. What's your favourite Bioware RPG franchise?

- Balder's Gate
- Neverwinter Nights
- Star Wars
- Jade Empire
- Mass Effect
- Dragon Age
- I have to pick? That sucks, I love them all equally
- Never managed to get into a full franchise, just the odd game here or there
- I don't really care for anything Bioware

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Hypothetical: You've won a competition on the Bioware forums and the prize is a load of free keys (or discs/points/whatever) for the entire said franchise, posters, figurines, signed original art, a dedicated named main-plot NPC in the next game of that franchise (imagine they are making it, even if that's a fantastical idea) etc etc etc - reason for you to define your favourite rather than be vague and wishy-washy, basically.
You might think this is silly, everyone would choose Balder's Gate. But would they? When considering the entire franchise? I know I wouldn't. Now that we've had a distinct 'age' of all the above franchises it would be cool to see where the lay of the land is currently. I did a search of 'bioware' in the polls forum and I don't believe such a question has been asked before.

2. How many RPGs would you like to play every year?

- One amazing quality RPG a year, for my purposely booked holiday
- 2-3 polished RPGs a year would keep me a happy camper
- 4-6 decent products would suit me, just one every other month
- 7-12 is what I need, I need something new of varied quality almost every month
- 13-24 as I'm pretty darn hardcore/addicted and quality is only a bonus
- 25+ I couldn't live without a new RPG being permanently in my hype-mind

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What makes for a serious RPG enthusiast? It's a question everyone will ask themselves at some point - "Why am I interested in putting forward my opinions on RPGs? What makes me a better judge of the state and out-put of the industry than the guy/gal I disagree with?" It's the ol' quality or quantity debate really - do you despair every-time you play a game and find it needs too much patching to be fun, or do you despair that people should just pump out games and stop worrying about whether everyone will cope with the inevitable issues?

Over-saturation has the misfortune of 'hiding' quality among a pile of spam-hype, but too much quality pedantry generates a cloud of progressive negativity as disappointments start stacking up quickly. What do you think would make for an ideal RPG customer market from your point of view? If a glorious fantasy perfection existed, what kind of cRPG out-put (and site coverage) do you think makes for the sign of a 'healthy' cRPG environment?
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May 10th, 2015, 19:36
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- Balder's Gate
Dude. Seriously?
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May 10th, 2015, 20:18
lol, but, yeah, I think the results would be more surprising than you think, or, at least, I'm curious enough to want to know.
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May 10th, 2015, 20:21
I was alluding to the spelling . I mean you must have seen the game title spelled out a million times, you probably visited the namesake city in the games a bazillion more times and then…. this

Come on…

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May 10th, 2015, 20:26
-> see Baldr

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May 10th, 2015, 20:41
Oooooh, yeah, soz, I've made that typo ever since the game came out. My brain can't register the U, I've no idea why, probably to do with HiddenX's link somehow. I get this a lot with words. I've played the Civilisation games for probably 2000 hours (conservative estimate) and got a whole stack of history qualifications but my brain still can't distinguish in what circumstance I use capital and capitol (neither get spell checked).

I've got tuns of brain issue words, which really irritates me as I'm also a bit of a word pedant
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