This topic is going to be an analysis of the Clan Gaming Involvement Survey that I posted here a few days ago. Let's begin.
Survey open time: 3 days, 3 hours, 44 minutes
Survey Questions: 3
Question 1: "I Play RuneScape"
Insights: The results of this question are indicative of a shift in the level of engagement RuneScape gets from this clan. If this question were asked 4 years ago, the blue section would probably consist of about 70-85% of the responses. Today, we see than less than 20% of people report playing regularly and almost 40% say they do not play at all.
Question 2: "I have an interest in organized gaming events for games other than RuneScape"
Insights: The response to this question shows us that a majority of the clan is definitely interested in events centered around other games. Coupled with the response from Question 1, this does seem to strongly indicate a shift in gaming interest. The good news here is that this shows us that Subsistence is not necessarily on a path towards an end so much as filled with people looking for new games to play.
Question 3: "I would be open to buying inexpensive games"
Insights: With this question, we can see that not only is the clan interested in playing other games, but members are also open to purchasing games. This would allow an organized gaming effort to have a lot more flexibility in the game events that are organized. The clan can take advantage of Steam sales and other sales promotions in order to diversify the gaming agenda. With members willing to spend a reasonable amount of money from time to time, we are free to go past the relatively small number of free multiplayer games available on the market.
The point of this survey was to get a sampling of where the members of Subsistence stand on a second formal attempt at a "Gaming Clan" idea. The results of this survey indicate that the majority of the clan supports this move. This gives us the go ahead to begin formally planning a restructure in order to accommodate catering to regularly organizing events in a broad spectrum of games.
Specifically, this means that we need to think about the following:
- A leadership structure that caters to playing a number of different games
- A forum layout revamp, with emphasis on non-RS games to ensure their visibility and encourage activity
- A method of deciding which games will be played at which times
- A way of scheduling and announcing gaming events ahead of time
- A set of criterion for deciding on when we will encourage purchasing a new game (rather than just playing an old one)
- A system designed to help include members that cannot afford buying games to stay involved (game giveaways, raffles, etc.)
- How Subsistence presents itself to the outside world
- How new members will be recruited