Results! WoD San Francisco Surveys - Q2 2017

Over the last couple of weeks, we had a couple of surveys running, to get some information about you - the players - and the way you're experiencing the channel at the moment. We've received 6 replies on both surveys, and since that's been the status for a while now, we're closing the surveys. We plan to them again at the end of Q3 2017, to see if there are any noticable shifts.

Having said that, thank you all so much for the candid feedback you gave in answering these questions!
We haven't had a moment to go over them and see how we might use the results to improve the channel - you can look forward to that over the coming weeks.
In the meanwhile, we'd like to share the results with you!

Channel Survey Q2 2017
#1: Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with WoD-SF?

Answer Choices Responses
Very satisfied 0%
Somewhat satisfied 66,67%
Somewhat dissatisfied 16,67%
Very dissatisfied 0%


#2: Which of the following words would you use to describe our channel? Select all that apply.

Answer Choices Responses
Reliable 16,67%
Innovative 33,33%
Fun 66,67%
Unique 16,67%
Inventive 16,67%
Friendly / helpful 100%
Complex / convoluted 16,67%
Chore 0%
Unimaginative / cookiecutter 0%
Unreliable 0%


#3: How would you rate the quality of the channel website - http://wod.crescent-moon-studios.com/site/

Answer Choices Responses
High quality - I can find the information I need; the site adds to the overall experience 50%
Neither high nor low quality - I only use the site when I have to 33,33%
Low quality - I dislike the site 16,67%
I never use the site / I don't know what the site offers 0%



#4: How would you rate the quality of the IRC channel bot - Ghost

Answer Choices Responses
High quality - I am able to find the information, the bot is an improvement 66,67%
Neither high nor low quality - I only use Ghost when I have to 33,33%
Low quality - I dislike Ghost 0%
I never use the bot/ I don't know what Ghost offers 0%


#5: How would you rate the quality of our storyteller Dorsey / GirlElf?

Answer Choices Responses
Good - the ST's knowledge of the game is encyclopedic, and translates that into an engaging roleplaying experience 83,33%
Moderate - the ST is able to handle most situations well, and does a decent job of creating an inviting roleplaying experience 16,67%
Bad - the ST is frequently not able to cope with situations, and fails to attract attention through plotlines 0%
I don't know / don't want to answer 0%



#6: How would you rate the quality of our storyteller Bart/ Iradu?

Answer Choices Responses
Good - the ST's knowledge of the game is encyclopedic, and translates that into an engaging roleplaying experience 83,33%
Moderate - the ST is able to handle most situations well, and does a decent job of creating an inviting roleplaying experience 16,67%
Bad - the ST is frequently not able to cope with situations, and fails to attract attention through plotlines 0%
I don't know / don't want to answer 0%



#7: How would you rate the quality of our storyteller Joey / thebdj?

Answer Choices Responses
Good - the ST's knowledge of the game is encyclopedic, and translates that into an engaging roleplaying experience 33,33%
Moderate - the ST is able to handle most situations well, and does a decent job of creating an inviting roleplaying experience 33,33%
Bad - the ST is frequently not able to cope with situations, and fails to attract attention through plotlines 0%
I don't know / don't want to answer 33,33%



#8: How would you rate the availability of our storytellers

Answer Choices Responses
Excellent - whenever I need an ST, I'm able to find one 16,67%
Good - even though there isn't always an ST around, I'm ok with the current availability 66,67%
Lacking - I frequently end up waiting for ST's to be around, in order for my character to progress 16,67%



#9: How likely is it that you would recommend WoD-SF to a friend ?

Answer Choices Responses
Very likely 50%
Likely 33,33%
Neutral 16,67%
Unlikely 0%
Very unlikely 0%



#10: What can we do to improve your experience in WoD-SF ?

Responses
Define the scope of where we'd like to see stories and how we'd like to control interaction between groups. Come up with regular story times that are not inclusive of weekend-only times.
Let's move beyond the 8 episodes of the old TV series and make room for other plots/character types. I really enjoy having character progression not just roll play and that's been difficult in the past for reasons that are well known to you more than myself. Also, I understand the shifter st has a life, etc like we all do so I would like to see someone else pick up the slack. I personally have never had the opportunity to run a character under Joey and don't see indication that will change. maybe adding back changeling would help as well. It would be fun to try that.
Have *slightly* more role-play on weekdays/nights. It need not be too long or too heavy on weekdays/nights
number 8 only got the rating it did because I rarely see joey around.





Player Survey Q2 2017
#1: Hi there! What sort of player would you say you are ?

Answer Choices Responses
Dedicated! I live and breathe rp, and am online quite often, looking for scenes to play 16,67%
Moderate! I enjoy playing every now and then, but I'm not online every night 33,33%
Somewhat dissatisfied 16,67%
Lurker! I really don't play all that much - when I'm on, I'm usually just there to socialize 16,67%
Other (please specify) 33,33%

Other:
- Somewhere between dedicated and moderate. I am online for few hours most nights and have the most free time on the weekends.
- I'm dedicated to stories/scenarios that really hook me. If the interest in the story isn't there, my enthusiasm wanes greatly.


#2: What type of roleplay experiences are you interested in the most? (1 = most interested, 3 = least interested)

Answer Choices Responses
Channel storylines! I want to advance my character and experience the plot! 2.17
Casual scenes! I enjoy exploring characters of other players, and simply letting things evolve naturally 2.17
Personal storylines! I like having ST's mess with my character and its backstory 1.67



#3: Which part of the World of Darkness do you enjoy most in WoD-SF? (1 = enjoy most, 6 = enjoy least) ?

Answer Choices Responses
Vampire: the Masquerade 5.67
Werewolf: the Apocalypse 4.17
Changeling: the Dreaming 3.33
Mummy 3
Kindred of the East 2.17
Other 2.67



#4: How much time do you spend playing in WoD-SF?

Answer Choices Responses
Basically 24/7 - I'm online a lot, and usually up for some roleplaying 0%
Couple of days/nights a week - I'm online pretty frequently, but can't always play 83,33%
Some time over the weekend - during the week, I simply don't have the time 0%
Some time during the week - over the weekends, I simply don't have the time 16,67%
Little - I log on when I feel like it, but I'm not around very often. 0%



#5: How do you feel about the attention your characters are getting in WoD-SF?

Answer Choices Responses
Excellent! My characters are frequently thrown a curveball based on their backstory - or experience a tailored experience for them 50%
Neutral - can't say I've really noticed any specific attention to my characters 50%
Unsatisfactory - feels like my characters are being ignored! 0%



#6: What do you think of the progression your characters are experiencing in WoD-SF? (Please note that progression entails both accumulation of xp and perks obtained in character)

Answer Choices Responses
Like it! My characters have had to deal with ups and down, and have been rewarded for seeing it through! 33,33%
Neutral. For some reason, not a whole lot has happened to my characters 66,67%
Unsatisfactory. My characters have applied themselves, but have seen very little in return 0%



#7:We try to advance the main plot through storynights - what do you think of this concept?

Answer Choices Responses
Love it! I like the storynight approach, and I try to take part as often as I can 83,33%
Could take or leave it! If story progression happened in another form, that'd be cool too 16,67%
Hate it! The format of storynights just doesn't work for me (even though I am able to attend) 0%



#8: WoD-SF storynights are currently scheduled on Saturday nights, running between 7PM and 12PM EST. What is your ideal timeslot?

Answer Choices Responses
The current timeslot works for me! 66,67%
I prefer Sundays 0%
I prefer weekdays 33,33%



#9: What would make you want to play more in WoD-SF?

Responses
Honestly, I'd like more..."Side Plot" rooms, I guess. Little stories focused on a few groups as opposed to the group as a whole.
More availability during the weeknights or Sunday
Finished plotlines. I know it's been difficult for a variety of reasons including my own availability. But I would like to nail down different plots that have hung around for years and at least let characters do other stuff. It's not just about an xp award but that has also been an issue in the past. I would really like to just stop getting bogged down in the past and move forward.
General activity from other players would make it easier for me to apply my characters more. The rumors and the paper on the bot seem like a good idea . It's fun to play if there's stuff to do



#10: What question(s) did we forget to ask? :)

Responses
I never really got to play with any other characters besides vampires so if you're lifting a character limit and want to allow shifters, changelings, etc again I am down for that.
If tin whistles are made of tin, then what are fog horns made of?