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Straw Poll - What do you use AE for?


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Straw Poll - How many of you use AE for...  

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  1. 1. Do you use AE for...

    • Dev's Choice
      16
    • 801
      5
    • Farming
      28
    • Player created Story Arcs
      37


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Since we had a poll to see how many play harder content, here's one to see how many use AE for things OTHER than farming, and whether AE is worth keeping at all. 

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Smashing/Lethal Farmer and a Giant Monster Hunter on Excelsior

Monster Hunters: Blue Idoru (Main, Elec/Kin Corruptor), Kurodoru (Dark/Dark Brute), Canadian Content (Rad/Atom Blaster)

Try Arc IDs: 44869 "The Orb" - Smashing/Lethal Farm on the Troll Cave map with 99 mobs, all patrols.  45166 "Hail The Orb" - Smashing/Lethal Farm on the Dreck Freakshow map with 151 mobs, 61 Elite Bosses

Farmers: Freak Out (Rad/Fire Brute, Fire Farmer), Dara Kill (Dark/Spines Tanker, S/L Farmer), Freak Fire (Fire/Rad Tanker, Farm Everything), Blue Idoru (Main, Elec/Kin Corr, Farm Anything), Spidoru (Crabbermind, Farm Anything), various other fighters and support.

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How about adding in non-farm content creation option?  I like to make arcs, but they haven't made the Dev's Choice list (yet!).  So like Bill Z mentioned... non-Dev Choice and content creation is what I use AE for.  

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I don't use AE for anything at the moment, and haven't for a long time. I farmed a handful of times, but it's not really my cup of tea. I fully intend to run some dev's choice content at some point, though.

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53 minutes ago, Frozen Burn said:

How about adding in non-farm content creation option?  I like to make arcs, but they haven't made the Dev's Choice list (yet!).  So like Bill Z mentioned... non-Dev Choice and content creation is what I use AE for.  

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Smashing/Lethal Farmer and a Giant Monster Hunter on Excelsior

Monster Hunters: Blue Idoru (Main, Elec/Kin Corruptor), Kurodoru (Dark/Dark Brute), Canadian Content (Rad/Atom Blaster)

Try Arc IDs: 44869 "The Orb" - Smashing/Lethal Farm on the Troll Cave map with 99 mobs, all patrols.  45166 "Hail The Orb" - Smashing/Lethal Farm on the Dreck Freakshow map with 151 mobs, 61 Elite Bosses

Farmers: Freak Out (Rad/Fire Brute, Fire Farmer), Dara Kill (Dark/Spines Tanker, S/L Farmer), Freak Fire (Fire/Rad Tanker, Farm Everything), Blue Idoru (Main, Elec/Kin Corr, Farm Anything), Spidoru (Crabbermind, Farm Anything), various other fighters and support.

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I use it to play Dev Choices/non dev choice SFMAs and to write SFMAs.  It's lots of fun.  But I always say SFMAs are like movies or TV series, while things like farms are more like a song.  

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In my opinion, one should design the survey so that the responses are mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive. For example: Regularly, what do you use AE for?

1. Farming

2. Non-farming

(Select one)

 

Also, I will be bummed if the devs remove AE. Please devs keep it there. 

 

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I didn't read the question carefully, sorry. 

 

Solely based on the number of hours spent inside the game: farming.

 

If I also count the number of hours spent outside the game: writing & testing Player created AE (mine).

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I use/used it to play player created content and Devs choice back on live.  On HC I have used it rarely, three maybe four player arcs (mixed results wrt fun) and a devs choice (the Paragon Society one, I mean smashing Nazis, how can that be wrong) and was a sitter in a fire farm once (not my cup of tea) hosted by a SG mate but yeah, AE is not really something on my play radar because I enjoy the official content so much.  I will probably jump in with my more seasons characters who have run the content just to do something fresh as opposed to iTrials, but at the moment there are too many alts that need to rescue the Clockwork Captive or stop the Envoy of Shadows.

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Super Girl Band - Excelsior - Hard Melody (Lead Vocals), Power Riff (Rhythm), Heavy Beat (Bass), Fiery Tempo (Keyboard), Hyper Jam (Drums)

 

Many other alts and of course the OG, High Beam - Prom Queen

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should there be a distinction between playing player-created content vs making player-created content? don't know about anyone else but i for one write more AE content than i actually play...

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I'm a strictly active only, Zen-type farmer...

 

And I also love playing through the story arcs that the members of my family SG make for each other. (Clifford's Donut Adventure and its sequel, One Near You.... The Forks of Vengeance... Mister Skinnylegs... Their latest is a parody of another game, Deep Rock Galactic... FCM and the nephews have had a lot of fun with AE. 😆)

 

I don't fit into one neat little mutually-exclusive farm/not-farm box. So I picked both options.

 

 

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I’ve tried my hand at story arc creation and while I believe they weren’t nearly as good as they could have been, I’m undeterred in my pursuit to make more! Once time allows that is.

 

But I do also use it to farm new alts 

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I'm really just kinda tired of being negative, so instead, I'll try being a little more like the opposite. Heard that leads to more of a fun time.

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Ok, this is a bit odd.  I know as of writing there's only 23 votes here, but considering the choices it looks like  a good chunk of people actually use the AE, and please farmers don't all jump on me, "as intended originally" i.e. for playing SFMA story arcs.  Of which the Dev's Choice is really a subset I suppose.  I say odd because the other recent threads concerning the AE were dominated by pro/con farm results, going for pages of "discussion".

 

I'm not sure what any of that means in the long term.  Me? I play SFMAs and Dev Choices.

 

 

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1 hour ago, TerroirNoir said:

Ok, this is a bit odd.  I know as of writing there's only 23 votes here, but considering the choices it looks like  a good chunk of people actually use the AE, and please farmers don't all jump on me, "as intended originally" i.e. for playing SFMA story arcs.  Of which the Dev's Choice is really a subset I suppose.  I say odd because the other recent threads concerning the AE were dominated by pro/con farm results, going for pages of "discussion".

 

I'm not sure what any of that means in the long term.  Me? I play SFMAs and Dev Choices.

 

 

I am a farmer, but actual data interests me. I'm definitely going to tweak my farms once Page 4 drops. I might try my other idea of a hybrid Story Arc/Farm, which is basically a repeatable with some dialogue added.

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Smashing/Lethal Farmer and a Giant Monster Hunter on Excelsior

Monster Hunters: Blue Idoru (Main, Elec/Kin Corruptor), Kurodoru (Dark/Dark Brute), Canadian Content (Rad/Atom Blaster)

Try Arc IDs: 44869 "The Orb" - Smashing/Lethal Farm on the Troll Cave map with 99 mobs, all patrols.  45166 "Hail The Orb" - Smashing/Lethal Farm on the Dreck Freakshow map with 151 mobs, 61 Elite Bosses

Farmers: Freak Out (Rad/Fire Brute, Fire Farmer), Dara Kill (Dark/Spines Tanker, S/L Farmer), Freak Fire (Fire/Rad Tanker, Farm Everything), Blue Idoru (Main, Elec/Kin Corr, Farm Anything), Spidoru (Crabbermind, Farm Anything), various other fighters and support.

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16 hours ago, TerroirNoir said:

Ok, this is a bit odd.  I know as of writing there's only 23 votes here, but considering the choices it looks like  a good chunk of people actually use the AE, and please farmers don't all jump on me, "as intended originally" i.e. for playing SFMA story arcs.  Of which the Dev's Choice is really a subset I suppose.  I say odd because the other recent threads concerning the AE were dominated by pro/con farm results, going for pages of "discussion".

I'd imagine this being posted in the AE forums would filter the results for those of us who would actually set foot in the AE forums.  Also, that last choice "Player created Story Arcs" is broadly defined enough to take in people who write for the AE and people who play the AE, which might be a more diverse population split between both groups.

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17 minutes ago, Clave Dark 5 said:

I'd imagine this being posted in the AE forums would filter the results for those of us who would actually set foot in the AE forums.  Also, that last choice "Player created Story Arcs" is broadly defined enough to take in people who write for the AE and people who play the AE, which might be a more diverse population split between both groups.

True I suppose.  I had mentally lumped in active (or AFK or whatever) farming with creating farms.

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When the numbers were datamined back in July, it was revealed that over 90% of all influence earned in-game was from farming.

 

This is why forum polls aren't especially useful. They rarely reflect in-game behaviour.

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1 hour ago, America's Angel said:

When the numbers were datamined back in July, it was revealed that over 90% of all influence earned in-game was from farming.

 

This is why forum polls aren't especially useful. They rarely reflect in-game behaviour.

Even if numbers are wildly inaccurate, you can still get useful data. 

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Smashing/Lethal Farmer and a Giant Monster Hunter on Excelsior

Monster Hunters: Blue Idoru (Main, Elec/Kin Corruptor), Kurodoru (Dark/Dark Brute), Canadian Content (Rad/Atom Blaster)

Try Arc IDs: 44869 "The Orb" - Smashing/Lethal Farm on the Troll Cave map with 99 mobs, all patrols.  45166 "Hail The Orb" - Smashing/Lethal Farm on the Dreck Freakshow map with 151 mobs, 61 Elite Bosses

Farmers: Freak Out (Rad/Fire Brute, Fire Farmer), Dara Kill (Dark/Spines Tanker, S/L Farmer), Freak Fire (Fire/Rad Tanker, Farm Everything), Blue Idoru (Main, Elec/Kin Corr, Farm Anything), Spidoru (Crabbermind, Farm Anything), various other fighters and support.

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3 hours ago, America's Angel said:

When the numbers were datamined back in July, it was revealed that over 90% of all influence earned in-game was from farming.

 

This is why forum polls aren't especially useful. They rarely reflect in-game behaviour.

Can you provide a link to this data?

 

Also, why does "America's Angel" use British spelling?  :classic_biggrin:

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I voted for all four, as I have done all four and may do one or more of them again.  In terms of frequency and time spent it's:

1) Farming
2) Dev's Choice
3) 801
4) Story Arcs (unless we included ones created by me, then this would bump 801)
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I primarily use AE for farming, but I also created a couple missions to pack a night of PI radios into one or two maps, so I can run my alts on Indom even when it's a ghost town.

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18 hours ago, Krimson said:

Even if numbers are wildly inaccurate, you can still get useful data. 

 

No, I can't.

 

It's not because the numbers are wildly inaccurate; your sample size is too small. Homecoming active player counts are around 1000, so 45 points of data are not enough. Since each member can select more than one option, the participating members in this poll will be much less than 45.

 

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Until we can ensure the sample is adequate, it is useless. We should not draw any conclusion based on it.

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On 8/22/2022 at 1:10 PM, huang3721 said:

 

No, I can't.

 

It's not because the numbers are wildly inaccurate; your sample size is too small. Homecoming active player counts are around 1000, so 45 points of data are not enough. Since each member can select more than one option, the participating members in this poll will be much less than 45.

 

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Until we can ensure the sample is adequate, it is useless. We should not draw any conclusion based on it.

Then we just need more lovely volunteers to vote on this poll!!

 

Roll up! 

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all of the above 🙂

Play my AE Adventures:

"On the Claw-Tipped Wings of Betrayal" #43524 **November 2021 Dev's Choice!**        "Desperate Measures in the Shadow Shard" #43103   

"The Headless Huntsman of Salamanca" #43870              "Playa Oeste: Going to California" #48501

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On 8/18/2022 at 8:39 PM, huang3721 said:

In my opinion, one should design the survey so that the responses are mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive. For example: Regularly, what do you use AE for?

1. Farming

2. Non-farming

(Select one)

 

 

... issue being if someone (say) farms part of the time, though regularly, for either rewards or to PL an alt up, and also has an active SG or two (or friends, or whatever) that they usually run story missions with. They'd be doing both. So, mutually exclusive would *also* be giving incorrect answers.

 

Though, as pointed out, there's going to be some bias in any case because of where this is posted (MA section of the forum, sort of like posting "How much do you PVP?" in the PVP sections,) and the small number who respond. *shrug*

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