For a game so fresh out of the gates, it seems as though Star Trek Online is going about things the right way. Many game companies build their game from the ground floor up without much imput from their fans. STO has proven already that they are excited about working with the fans to make a great game. This time, it comes in the form of a survey. STO is asking players to take 3 minutes out of their day and fill it out. We will not publish the questions for fear of compromising the survey itself, but we can show you what the STO Devs had to say:
|As I mentioned a while back, we're in the process of formulating a series of surveys to gain a better understanding of who might be interested in playing STO and their preferences. In the near future, we'll be running a survey targeted at a wide range of potential players including, but not limited to the core ST gaming audience. In addition, I'd like to use this blog as a launching point for a series of surveys targeted directly at the existing STO community. This will be a great way for us to gain a better understanding of our core audience and get quantitative feedback on our design ideas.|
The plan is to make these surveys an ongoing process and to publish the results back to the community for discussion. And to kick things off, here's our first survey that explores the community's experience and perceptions of the MMO landscape:
STO Survey #1
We invite everyone to take this survey regardless of past MMO playing experience. It is also important to note that surveys work best when responders do not know in advance the exact nature of the questions. So please refrain from publishing the questions or other information that may compromise the quality of the data. This survey will be close on 8/30 at which time I'll publish the results along with any conclusions we've drawn from the data.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to participate. And I hope the results of these surveys will be as informative for the community as they are for us.
This promises to be an interesting development. Star Trek fans are known for their rigid adherance to their story. There's no reason to believe they will be any easier on this new MMORPG. For more information of STO, click here.