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User Info: bhaak

bhaak
7 years ago#1
After the big success of the Crawl poll in August (the results can be downloaded at http://crawl.akrasiac.org/poll_results.txt) and in loose cooperation with the Crawl developers responsible for that poll, we present you the "NetHack Poll 2009".

The intention of this poll is to gather some information about NetHack players, both currently active and past players for helping us variants developers for design decisions and to get a small insight into the NetHack community as a whole.

This poll will run through the month of November. Afterwards the results will be released to the public.

Please spread the word about this poll to other NetHack playing people you know.

You can either directly reply to this mail and send it to
nethackpoll(at)gmail.com

Or post it in here.

Or fill out the online form on
http://nethack-de.sf.net/poll.html

1. What is your age and gender?
2. Which country do you live in?
3. Do you play locally, on a server or both?
4. Do you play Tiles or ASCII or both?
5. On which Operating Systems or Devices do you play NetHack?
6. Where did you get your copy of NetHack from?
7. Do you play a patched NetHack or variants of NetHack?
8. Which other Roguelikes have you ever played? (Crawl, ADOM, Angband, etc.)
9. Where did you learn about NetHack?
10. And when?
11. How often did you win NetHack? (If never, you may specify your best game.)
12. To what extent do you use spoiler for playing NetHack?
13. If you no longer play NetHack regularly, why and when did you quit?
14. If you take part in the NetHack DevNull tournament: where did you hear about it?
15. Did you ever recommend NetHack to someone?
16. Which computer game other than NetHack did you play most in the last three months (August, September, October)?
17. Please specify a valid e-mail address if you would like to receive the results of this poll.

Many thanks,
Patric Mueller (lead developer of NetHack-De and UnNetHack)

Note: Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third parties.
After the poll is closed and the final results have been
published all replies will be deleted.

User Info: lderivedx

lderivedx
7 years ago#2

From: bhaak | #001
1. What is your age and gender?
19, male
2. Which country do you live in?
usa
3. Do you play locally, on a server or both?
local
4. Do you play Tiles or ASCII or both?
tiles
5. On which Operating Systems or Devices do you play NetHack?
Vista atm, but 7 soon
6. Where did you get your copy of NetHack from?
dunno
7. Do you play a patched NetHack or variants of NetHack?
no
8. Which other Roguelikes have you ever played? (Crawl, ADOM, Angband, etc.)
n/a
9. Where did you learn about NetHack?
gameinformer
10. And when?
ca. 1 year ago
11. How often did you win NetHack? (If never, you may specify your best game.)
n/a
12. To what extent do you use spoiler for playing NetHack?
6/10
13. If you no longer play NetHack regularly, why and when did you quit?
im better at halo
14. If you take part in the NetHack DevNull tournament: where did you hear about it?
no u
15. Did you ever recommend NetHack to someone?
yes
16. Which computer game other than NetHack did you play most in the last three months (August, September, October)?
diablo 2
17. Please specify a valid e-mail address if you would like to receive the results of this poll.
mcnuggets@hotmail.com

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If you do not think so, you are wrong. (As far as the decimal system goes)

User Info: anticlimatic21

anticlimatic21
7 years ago#3
1. What is your age and gender?
27, M
2. Which country do you live in?
States
3. Do you play locally, on a server or both?
Both
4. Do you play Tiles or ASCII or both?
Both
5. On which Operating Systems or Devices do you play NetHack?
OSX/XP
6. Where did you get your copy of NetHack from?
Website
7. Do you play a patched NetHack or variants of NetHack?
Rarely.
8. Which other Roguelikes have you ever played? (Crawl, ADOM, Angband, etc.)
Nethack only.
9. Where did you learn about NetHack?
Friend's recommendation
10. And when?
Several years ago.
11. How often did you win NetHack? (If never, you may specify your best game.)
Periodically.
12. To what extent do you use spoiler for playing NetHack?
100%
13. If you no longer play NetHack regularly, why and when did you quit?
Sometimes it needs a little time to ripen.
14. If you take part in the NetHack DevNull tournament: where did you hear about it?
Never heard of.
15. Did you ever recommend NetHack to someone?
Everyone. Even people that wouldn't like it.
16. Which computer game other than NetHack did you play most in the last three months (August, September, October)?
Warcraft 3
17. Please specify a valid e-mail address if you would like to receive the results of this poll.
n/a
"Thrown into a dungeon. Bread and water was my portion.
And faith, my only weapon...to rest the Devil's Legion."

User Info: loudwhitenoise

loudwhitenoise
7 years ago#4
1. What is your age and gender?
17, female
2. Which country do you live in?
Australia
3. Do you play locally, on a server or both?
locally
4. Do you play Tiles or ASCII or both?
Mostly I play tiles, but occasionally I'll play ASCII if I want a nostalgia kick.
5. On which Operating Systems or Devices do you play NetHack?
Windows XP
6. Where did you get your copy of NetHack from?
The first time I got NetHack, it came from a disc of free games. My current version came from the official site.
7. Do you play a patched NetHack or variants of NetHack?
I play both the original NetHack 3.4.3 and Slash'Em ~2.3
8. Which other Roguelikes have you ever played? (Crawl, ADOM, Angband, etc.)
Crawl Stone Soup and ADOM
9. Where did you learn about NetHack?
It was on a disc of free games, where I got v.3.4.1
10. And when?
Heck, I cant remember. Probably ~6 years ago
11. How often did you win NetHack? (If never, you may specify your best game.)
I play wizard mode: in wizmode, I have about 5 wins. Otherwise, my best game would be a barbarian with about ~30000 points. *blushes*
12. To what extent do you use spoiler for playing NetHack?
I've read the spoilers but I dont really have a technical mind for all those figures. At least I now know about engrave testing, metallivore intrinsic gaining and the magic E word.
13. If you no longer play NetHack regularly, why and when did you quit?
I found ADOM about 2 years ago and switched to that. Then I found Crawl and started playing that, so now when I try to play nethack I'm always typing the wrong letter - there is a different set of controls for each game. I like the level customisation in Crawl, so its my main roguelike atm, but I've been playing MMORPGs so I havent played any of my roguelikes for at least a month.
14. If you take part in the NetHack DevNull tournament: where did you hear about it?
I don't take part, but I heard about it on these message boards @ G'Faqs.
15. Did you ever recommend NetHack to someone?
I've tried. People don't seem ready for it.
16. Which computer game other than NetHack did you play most in the last three months (August, September, October)?
Tough call - I will play one game fanatically for a week then switch to another one. On the list would be Okami (PS2), Dead Rising (X360), Shaiya (PC, MMO), and Perfect World International (PC, MMO).
17. Please specify a valid e-mail address if you would like to receive the results of this poll.
I'll just read the results when they (hopefully) get posted on this board.
"If you think that's wise, my lord..." "Wisdom has nothing to do with it, I think its funny." - quote from Darken (darkencomic.com)

User Info: Primus_Ultimas

Primus_Ultimas
7 years ago#5
1. What is your age and gender?
Male, 25
2. Which country do you live in?
America
3. Do you play locally, on a server or both?
Exclusively local
4. Do you play Tiles or ASCII or both?
Exclusively tiles
5. On which Operating Systems or Devices do you play NetHack?
Windows Vista
6. Where did you get your copy of NetHack from?
I forget where I got the DL, it's been a while
7. Do you play a patched NetHack or variants of NetHack?
Slash'Em, Incursion
8. Which other Roguelikes have you ever played? (Crawl, ADOM, Angband, etc.)
Slash'Em, Incursion, various console games
9. Where did you learn about NetHack?
Online
10. And when?
Can't remember, it's been a while
11. How often did you win NetHack? (If never, you may specify your best game.)
I have never ascended in any PC rougelike. NH best: ~30K at DL9 - SE best: 60K at DL13
12. To what extent do you use spoiler for playing NetHack?
Often
13. If you no longer play NetHack regularly, why and when did you quit?
N/A
14. If you take part in the NetHack DevNull tournament: where did you hear about it?
I recently heard about it through the Wikia but do not plan to enter this year.
15. Did you ever recommend NetHack to someone?
Frequently
16. Which computer game other than NetHack did you play most in the last three months (August, September, October)?
I am very much into emulation
17. Please specify a valid e-mail address if you would like to receive the results of this poll.
monkeyboy1598 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

User Info: bhaak

bhaak
7 years ago#6
I just want to assure you that I'll of course will post here at least a pointer to the final results (this depends on what format the final results will have and how large it will be)

User Info: decemberday

decemberday
7 years ago#7
1. What is your age and gender?
Female, 20.
2. Which country do you live in?
Australia.
3. Do you play locally, on a server or both?
Locally.
4. Do you play Tiles or ASCII or both?
Both. Usually tiles, but I use a tileset with letters because I find it easier to tell what's going on that way.
5. On which Operating Systems or Devices do you play NetHack?
Vista.
6. Where did you get your copy of NetHack from?
Official site.
7. Do you play a patched NetHack or variants of NetHack?
I have a few patches, I installed them so long ago I can't remember what they all do though. One of them gives the option to continue in wizard mode after dying.
8. Which other Roguelikes have you ever played? (Crawl, ADOM, Angband, etc.)
Crawl, Rogue. Crawl is pretty fun.
9. Where did you learn about NetHack?
I honestly don't remember.
10. And when?
In high school, I think I was maybe 14.
11. How often did you win NetHack? (If never, you may specify your best game.)
I've never ascended, but I've clawed my way down to Gehennom three times. I envy those who ascend after reaching Sokoban for the first time :|
12. To what extent do you use spoiler for playing NetHack?
Haha, I've read 'em all.
13. If you no longer play NetHack regularly, why and when did you quit?
I only play once in a while now. Got bored, I guess.
14. If you take part in the NetHack DevNull tournament: where did you hear about it?
rec.games.roguelike.nethack, when people still posted there. I only took part once though, and I kind of suck at the game, so.
15. Did you ever recommend NetHack to someone?
All my friends in high school! I don't think I convinced a single person.
16. Which computer game other than NetHack did you play most in the last three months (August, September, October)?
Um, Rhythm Heaven for Nintendo DS. Shut up.
17. Please specify a valid e-mail address if you would like to receive the results of this poll.
I'll check back to see the results :V

User Info: Earthshaker

Earthshaker
7 years ago#8
1. Male, 25.
2. USA
3. Mostly on a server, but very rarely will I play locally.
4. ASCII all the way... with IBMgraphics or whatever makes the walls look smooth.
5. Windows XP, using Telnet, mainly.
6. Word of mouth led me to NAO.
7. Patched (I've never played the early versions with elves.)
8. Not many. Castle of the Winds is the only other one I can think of.
9. From players on a MUD I play.
10. Probably around 2004.
11. Three times ascended and two near-ascensions.
12. Usually only in Sokoban, nowadays, if I can't remember them. The other mechanics are engraved in my brain.
13. I still do. Just not as often as I used to.
14. From the MUD that taught me about Nethack.
15. Yup, some friends of mine on Runescape. They, in turn, bug me about every mechanic <3.
16. Tie between Warcraft 3 and Runescape.
17. Eh, just post it on this page.
[All play and no work makes Isky a dull boy.] Bracketeer from 1/15/05 to 1/15/08
DO THE KIRBY! (>`_`)> <(^_^)> <('_'<)

User Info: Runite

Runite
7 years ago#9
2. Which country do you live in?
Canada

3. Do you play locally, on a server or both?
Locally

4. Do you play Tiles or ASCII or both?
ASCII

5. On which Operating Systems or Devices do you play NetHack?
Vista

6. Where did you get your copy of NetHack from?
Some link I followed from Wikihack, so it would have Menucolors built into the binary

7. Do you play a patched NetHack or variants of NetHack?
Patched with Menucolors; a little tiny bit of Slash'EM

9. Where did you learn about NetHack?
A blog somewhere, I think.

10. And when?
Dunno

11. How often did you win NetHack? (If never, you may specify your best game.)
3 ascensions

12. To what extent do you use spoiler for playing NetHack?
Thoroughly

15. Did you ever recommend NetHack to someone?
Yes

User Info: Runite

Runite
7 years ago#10
Oh, and 16:

RuneScape.
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