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I really enjoyed Blyaunte's "Understanding Efficiency", it was refreshing to have a different perspective that included efficiency for the sake of having more time for fun things. While I personally would choose a slower method of training where I could do other things like watch a movie at the same time, when a player asks for help they don't need an opinion on how fun something is.

If I ever need advice on how to have “fun,” then I am playing the wrong game.


This is what really hits the point home, help and advice needs to be a place where the best methods are shared, separate from your personal opinion on what is most enjoyable. Fun is a variable depending on the player, statistics and game knowledge is fact that should be the basis for offering advice.

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Dat fake BTS...oh my. You had me bursting out with laughter frequently: very amusing, well written, and just down right enjoyable!

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A very nice article you did there, Hamtaro +1

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All very interesting stuff, though I'd have to say its the survey that really caught my eye. I had totally forgotten that was going on (I was one of the respondents).

There are 3 more sets of graphs I would love to see if possible. I would like to see the age, education, and opinion of Jagex graphs again, but this time split them up by gender. I would be very interested to see how they compare to each other.

And I had to laugh at the other category in North America. I am guessing that 3% is either from Mexico, or people from Quebec being funny. Since you called it other and not Mexico, I have to wonder if it was a combination of the two? I'd love to know what the breakdown for that 3% was too.

For North America, there was 1 Costa Rican and 1 Mexican. I grouped those from Quebec into Canada.
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Thanks for those graphs. It amazed me that the average age of males and females has a 10 year difference, which explains the education levels. The survey article was by far my favorite. The fake bts, I know so people would find it funny, but not me. I prefer real information so i skimmed it. The number cruncher article was good. It put a new opinion on a subject that i thought was way over done.

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Aww, it was made up. Ah well.

And thanks for the extra graphs. My guess is that the difference in education and and opinion are probably more related to age than to gender (especially the education). I find that getting older changes your world view a bit, especially from say 18-19 on (not sure where it ends, since I am in the middle of that changing view).

And thanks for the explanation on the other category.

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Loved the survey data. Hated the fake behind the scenes because it will obviously confuse some people and has no basis on anything besides stuff hinted at Runefest.

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Aww, it was made up. Ah well.

I dunno, there are a lot of graphical updates this month... :shock:

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Aww, it was made up. Ah well.

I dunno, there are a lot of graphical updates this month... :shock:


That's why I found it more weird than entertaining I think. It wasn't true, but then it wasn't completely NOT true either.

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There's 15 Tifers from Wisconsin counting myself. I wanna know who! :D

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How credible is the BTS article? I can't tell in the midst of all the parody (which I did enjoy).
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How credible is the BTS article? I can't tell in the midst of all the parody (which I did enjoy).


It's not meant to be true at all, alg only used some references to real updates here and there.

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Wrong thread

Talking about the BTS 2012 article published in the times...


Also, I did enjoy reading the "Understanding Efficiency" article. In my opinion, it was necessary as a counter to the other article published recently regarding efficiency.




How credible is the BTS article? I can't tell in the midst of all the parody (which I did enjoy).


It's not meant to be true at all, alg only used some references to real updates here and there.

Oh, I see. It was entertaining.
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Great to see that all the effort Ham put into the survey is being appreciated.


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Oh by the way: with that survey, couldn't the rock/metal group be so big because many people like one but not the other? They aren't the same.

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I grouped all the similar genres together. There's a lot of gray area between the similar ones. For instance, take bands like Breaking Benjamin, System of a Down, and Disturbed. Some would consider them metal and others would consider them hard rock. Obviously, they aren't the same, but appeal to similar audiences for the most part. Granted, a rock band like Radiohead probably wouldn't appeal to someone who listens to death metal, but still.
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A good times this month. Enjoyed Blyaunte's efficiency article and Hamtaro's survey results which were very interesting. Much better :thumbup:

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I don't see the merit in Blyaunte's article, in all honesty. Where's the revelation, i.e. promoting something we don't already know? I don't see it as beautifully articulated, eloquent piece of art either.

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I don't see the merit in Blyaunte's article, in all honesty. Where's the revelation, i.e. promoting something we don't already know? I don't see it as beautifully articulated, eloquent piece of art either.


Well, apparently people didn't know much of that, seeing as the last times article on efficiency was a completely horrid attack on efficient players.
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Regarding the first article, if possible, could you please post a pie chart of opinion of Jagex for only the players who identified themselves as P2P? Thanks :).
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Regarding the first article, if possible, could you please post a pie chart of opinion of Jagex for only the players who identified themselves as P2P? Thanks :).

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