Throwback Survey Results
We put up a survey for Throwback users to help shape the future of the leagues. Respondents entered their email and that allowed us to gather data in several different ways.
We had to change certain things when we acquired Quest just to make the run more efficiently. This was more about finding what people want. We also did not want to change anything unless it was strongly desired.
Here’s where it got a little more interesting.
Add a flex spot: 82% of users wanted an extra flex spot. 76% of teams wanted an extra flex spot. Given this, we will further analyze the data based on league type, but it’s likely many league types will add a flex spot for 2021. To break down further, The highest percentage of people wanted 1 extra flex spot by a good margin. The next highest wanted 2 flex spots. Only 14% of users and 20% of teams wanted no flexes added. That was beaten by both "add 1 flex" and add 2 flex" handily.
Add an empire feature with progressive pot: This one surprised me. Especially by user. Users submitted 61% Yes, 23% No, 16% No Opinion. Going by teams, 44% said Yes, 38% said No, 18% had No Opinion. This was the one with by far the highest amount of "No Opinion" answers. Despite the closeness based on number of teams, it’s hard to ignore the 61% of users wanted it, and also the fact that only 23% of users didn’t want it.
We’ll add this. It doesn’t really change gameplay, so it’s barely a change. Teams generally would love to try and win the league twice in a row. The only thing that really changes is that a team may be less inclined to give up and rebuild as a reigning champ.
One thing that an empire pot has proven to do over time, especially the more years the pot builds, is help against turnover and people stick around to go after the pot if it grows enough. So that might be helpful for these leagues.
Not much change. Only the things people felt very strongly about.
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