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Voting details for FRrankNewbierenovatio34

Are you playing with text to speech (automatic reading of ally text) enabled?

Yes (default settings)
63% (70) 63%
No (I have changed settings)
27% (30) 27%
Not applicable (Linux or not using Zero-K lobby) 10% (11) 10%
-----(Total votes: 111)-----

Are you playing with text to speech (automatic reading of ally text) enabled?

Yes (default settings)
64% (7) 64%
No (I have disabled it)
36% (4) 36%
-----(Total votes: 11)-----

How old are you?

(anonymous poll)
13 or less
2% (9) 2%
14-17
15% (60) 15%
18-23
30% (119) 30%
24-29
20% (80) 20%
30-39
21% (83) 21%
40-49
6% (22) 6%
50 or more
5% (21) 5%
-----(Total votes: 394)-----

Do you think your would rather use Left Mouse Button or Middle Mouse Button to move the camera with the minimap?

I would prefer Left Mouse Button.
46% (111) 46%
I would prefer Middle Mouse Button.
24% (57) 24%
I would prefer LMB but already make use of LMB for unit selection. So I am unsure.
6% (15) 6%
I don't know. 23% (56) 23%
-----(Total votes: 239)-----

Do you currently use the minimap to select units? (Left click on a minimap icon or left click and drag a box)

Yes, frequently
1% (3) 1%
Yes, sometimes
15% (37) 15%
No
63% (154) 63%
No, and I did not know that this was a feature. 20% (50) 20%
-----(Total votes: 244)-----

Do you currently use the minimap to issue orders? (Achieved by right clicking the minimap).

Yes, frequently.
5% (12) 5%
Yes, sometimes.
24% (59) 24%
No
57% (138) 57%
No, and I did not know that this was a feature. 14% (35) 14%
-----(Total votes: 244)-----

Do you currently use the minimap to move the camera? Note that the default method is with Middle Mouse Button.

Yes, frequently
17% (42) 17%
Yes, frequently and I use the Left Mouse Button
4% (10) 4%
Yes, sometimes
20% (49) 20%
Yes, sometimes and I use the Left Mouse Button
4% (9) 4%
No
45% (113) 45%
No, and I did not know that this was a feature. 11% (27) 11%
-----(Total votes: 250)-----

Do you use the minimap for selection and giving orders, or do you zoom out for that?

I use the minimap for selection and orders
4% (3) 4%
I zoom out
96% (68) 96%
-----(Total votes: 71)-----

If Zero-K lobby only starts through steam with steam account

I would not care
58% (195) 58%
I would play less
12% (40) 12%
I would stop playing
30% (103) 30%
-----(Total votes: 338)-----

Morphing was removed from the game recently, what is your stance on morphing?

Please bring it back, it worked fine
64% (250) 64%
Bring it back, but only after fixes GoogleFrog asked for
13% (53) 13%
Zero-K does not need morphing at all
10% (41) 10%
No opinion 12% (49) 12%
-----(Total votes: 393)-----

What do you think of Sonar? That being the mechanic where only a special sensor type can see underwater, and through cloak.

It's fine.
74% (174) 74%
Less units should have ability to see underwater.
2% (4) 2%
More units should be able to see underwater and to higher distances.
11% (26) 11%
It should be removed, regular sight and radar should see underwater. 13% (31) 13%
-----(Total votes: 235)-----

We are considering removal of Quickmatch/Juggler system. What is your opinion?

Remove it
84% (214) 84%
Keep it 16% (41) 16%
-----(Total votes: 255)-----

Do you use the gesture build menu? (see http://zero-k.info/Forum/Thread/9447 for more info)

Yes
15% (64) 15%
No
47% (207) 47%
I don't know what that is 38% (167) 38%
-----(Total votes: 438)-----

What do you think of elo visibility?

All elo should be publicly visible
70% (180) 70%
1v1 elo should be publicly visible
3% (8) 3%
Players should only be able to see their own elo
6% (16) 6%
Elo should be visible to admins with that of the top50 being public (this is the current state of things)
3% (8) 3%
I don't know/care 18% (46) 18%
-----(Total votes: 258)-----

Do you think the terms nab, nub and noob are harmful?

(anonymous poll)
Yes
32% (163) 32%
No 68% (342) 68%
-----(Total votes: 505)-----

Do you think the terms nab, nub, noob are insulting?

(anonymous poll)
Yes
74% (159) 74%
No 26% (57) 26%
-----(Total votes: 216)-----

We recently changed to engine v97 (with a progress bar on load screen). In large team games it:

I don't play large team games/don't know yet
43% (85) 43%
Runs faster than previous version
9% (18) 9%
Runs about the same
17% (34) 17%
Runs slower, but game is playable
6% (11) 6%
Runs slower, big games unplayable now
25% (49) 25%
-----(Total votes: 197)-----

The Nuke Bomber is going to be renamed, Eagle is to be dropped and we would like something dragony. Pick your favourite:

Wyvern
72% (233) 72%
Drake
28% (89) 28%
-----(Total votes: 322)-----

Do you think maximum playernumber in teamgames should be lower?

(anonymous poll)
yes, max 4v4
8% (35) 8%
yes, max 5v5
2% (11) 2%
yes, max 6v6
10% (45) 10%
No limit or higher 80% (353) 80%
-----(Total votes: 444)-----

What is the worst sound in Zero-K?

Heat Ray
7% (25) 7%
Vamp laser
3% (12) 3%
EMG (Glaive, Warrior, etc. gun)
4% (15) 4%
Marker placement ping (labels, points)
25% (97) 25%
Other
12% (45) 12%
I don't know 49% (188) 49%
-----(Total votes: 382)-----

On Wednesday (the 6th) we started using a new Spring engine version. How does its performance compare to the previous one?

Better performances
17% (44) 17%
No change noticed
28% (74) 28%
Worse performance
51% (136) 51%
The new engine does not run 4% (11) 4%
-----(Total votes: 265)-----

Did you enjoy the raider weekend?

Yes
21% (64) 21%
No
7% (22) 7%
Don't know/No opinion 71% (215) 71%
-----(Total votes: 301)-----

We have recently switched our hosts to use an updated engine version, Spring 94.1 Previously we were using Spring 91.0. Which runs better?

I literally cannot run with the new engine.
6% (21) 6%
The new engine is slower, I would prefer to use the old engine.
46% (163) 46%
The new engine is slower but the improved functionality makes the new engine better overall.
13% (45) 13%
No speed difference.
22% (79) 22%
The new engine is faster.
7% (26) 7%
I could not run the old engine. 6% (20) 6%
-----(Total votes: 354)-----

Have you configured your hotkeys?

Yes - I use a modified uikeys.txt.
4% (20) 4%
Yes - Through the ingame menu.
7% (31) 7%
Yes - Both of the above.
5% (25) 5%
No 83% (383) 83%
-----(Total votes: 459)-----

On page with battle details/replay, do you:

Prefer to not see results until you click - to avoid spoilers
23% (70) 23%
Prefer to see results right away 77% (232) 77%
-----(Total votes: 302)-----

What do you think about tick?

I don't know / have no opinion
30% (61) 30%
I think it's fine
54% (108) 54%
I think it's too strong
11% (22) 11%
I think it's too weak 4% (9) 4%
-----(Total votes: 200)-----

New LLT has been in use a few days now. Which do you prefer?


10% (30) 10%
90% (265) 90%
-----(Total votes: 295)-----

Do you watch replays?

yes, mostly my own games.
11% (52) 11%
yes, from other players too.
49% (225) 49%
no, not interessted.
13% (61) 13%
no, do not know how or which ones are worth watching.
12% (55) 12%
no, spectating is better. 15% (67) 15%
-----(Total votes: 460)-----

What do you think about Elo change (elo ratings are hidden now and used for balance only. Instead separate ELO ratings based on 1v1 games only are displayed)

I like the change (hidden team elo, visible 1v1 elo)
42% (91) 42%
I like how it was before (only one elo)
13% (28) 13%
I don't care/understand 45% (98) 45%
-----(Total votes: 217)-----

Which Lotus model do you prefer?


76% (502) 76%

19% (126) 19%
Neither/can't decide 5% (34) 5%
-----(Total votes: 662)-----

What do you like most about Zero-K?

Watching giant robots, lasers that light the sky and explosions that tear the land apart
18% (95) 18%
Micromanaging my units, using cunning tactics to defeat superior forces 7% (34) 7%
Picking the correct overal strategy, managing resources and gaining economic advantage 6% (30) 6%
Friendly chat with the community
, forums, replays
1% (5) 1%
Leveling my commander boi
, improving my avatar and getting it into combat
3% (17) 3%
Teamplay, coordinating crushing attacks
, helping friends and allies, making the team win
31% (164) 31%
Playing different game every game - variety of units, maps, strategies
16% (84) 16%
Playing the only RTS game where 20 versus 20 people games are known to exist
5% (27) 5%
This poll hurts too much, I cannot pick one.. 13% (67) 13%
-----(Total votes: 523)-----

Did you like "team commander ends" ?

Yes, keep it enabled.
15% (63) 15%
Yes, but enable it only for some game sizes.
49% (205) 49%
No, keep it disabled.
18% (74) 18%
I don't know. 19% (79) 19%
-----(Total votes: 421)-----

What is your opinion about QuickMatch/Juggler system?

No opinion
27% (94) 27%
Keep it/improve it
36% (124) 36%
Remove it
37% (130) 37%
-----(Total votes: 348)-----

What do you think about BIG TEAMS hosts?

No opinion
12% (53) 12%
Keep them as they are
70% (299) 70%
Remove them - make people play medium teams instead
11% (48) 11%
Replace them with "silly maps" hosts - hosting trololo, duck etc. 6% (25) 6%
-----(Total votes: 425)-----

What is your preferred team game size?

Small 2v2 to 4v4
30% (183) 30%
Medium 5v5 to 7v7
47% (286) 47%
Large 8v8 and larger 23% (140) 23%
-----(Total votes: 609)-----

What do you think about unit micro AI (units on fight keeping distance, jiggling around, AA saving shots etc)

Add more. It saves me from micro-management.
77% (412) 77%
It's ok now.
17% (92) 17%
Reduce it. It's already controlling game too much leaving small room for micro management/skill.
6% (33) 6%
-----(Total votes: 537)-----

Player Juggler (the matchmaking system that can move you from game to game) suffers from incomplete SpringLobby support. What to do now?

Keep the system as is, it's good at putting people together in games
16% (50) 16%
Disable the system until SpringLobby support, moves are annoying
51% (157) 51%
Improve the system to proper matchmaking "click to find a battle" and after few minutes battle starts. (Breaks SpringLobby support - loses 20% people)
32% (98) 32%
-----(Total votes: 305)-----

What operating system are you using?

Windows 73% (486) 73%
Linux 12% (82) 12%
Both, for Zero-K mostly Windows 12% (82) 12%
Both, for Zero-K mostly Linux 3% (19) 3%
-----(Total votes: 669)-----

How did you learn about Zero-K?

From a friend 22% (132) 22%
From Spring 55% (337) 55%
From social network 2% (11) 2%
From magazine/blog article 4% (26) 4%
Text advertising on google 0% (2) 0%
Search engine 12% (76) 12%
Wikipedia 2% (14) 2%
I made the Zero-K! 2% (10) 2%
-----(Total votes: 608)-----

What do you think SHOULD BE the base metal extractor sharing ratio? (overdrive still 100% shared)

5% private, 95% shared - current 58% (249) 58%
50% private, 50% shared 31% (131) 31%
100% private, 0% shared 3% (11) 3%
other/no opinion 8% (36) 8%
-----(Total votes: 427)-----

What prevents you from playing more Zero-K?

Nothing, day only has 24 hours 42% (261) 42%
Language, I don't speak good English 10% (63) 10%
Game type, not enough PlanetWars/1v1/FFA 6% (36) 6%
Trolls, aggressive players complaining 8% (50) 8%
Single player, not enough missions 6% (37) 6%
Balance, I think the game is poorly balanced, some units are overused 4% (25) 4%
Speed, game runs slow/laggy on my PC 16% (97) 16%
Complexity, I don't understand game/controls enough to play multiplayer 8% (47) 8%
-----(Total votes: 616)-----

How old are you?

(anonymous poll)
13 or less 4% (40) 4%
14-17 19% (176) 19%
18-23 33% (297) 33%
24-29 20% (185) 20%
30-39 13% (122) 13%
40-49 6% (52) 6%
50 or more 4% (41) 4%
-----(Total votes: 913)-----

In PlanetWars, how should unit unlocks work for clan members (non-clanners have personal)

PlanetWars structure unlocks (for PW clanners only PW structures matter in PW) 8% (19) 8%
Intersection of Personal and PlanetWars (you need both for it to work) 16% (40) 16%
Union of Personal and PlanetWars (either one unlocks - meaning its meaningless for experienced players who have all personal unlocks - current) 29% (72) 29%
Don't understand/know/care 48% (120) 48%
-----(Total votes: 251)-----

Unit orders (the lines showing where its moving ec) should be visible when:

Unit is selected 63% (192) 63%
Unit is select and you hold SHIFT (to minimize clutter) 27% (82) 27%
Always 5% (15) 5%
Other/don't know 5% (15) 5%
-----(Total votes: 304)-----

We are considering setting default game size to 10 players. We hope this will mean more games and less idle time and less lags ingame. What do you think?

I agree, 5v5 or smaller games are enough for me 58% (247) 58%
I don't care / don't know yet 16% (69) 16%
I disagre, I prefer games bigger than 5v5 26% (113) 26%
-----(Total votes: 429)-----
Voted: I agree, 5v5 or smaller games are enough for me

What do you think about customizable commanders and unit unlocks?

No idea / I don't understand it yet 3% (14) 3%
I like both! 69% (282) 69%
Unlocks are too harsh, should be tweaked 15% (61) 15%
I dislike unlocks completely 9% (37) 9%
I dislike both unlocks and customizable commanders 3% (12) 3%
-----(Total votes: 406)-----