Alright well I’m just going to go straight through the survey and share any info I think is interesting or relevant…there were a total of 158 votes cast just to let you know.
Looks like a vast majority of the people coming to the site are in the Masters division. The breakdown is 70% Masters, 25% Seniors, and 5% Juniors. We are my Juniors at???
The breakdown of how much time people spend playing Pokémon cards per week is spread out quite evenly. The highest 2 percentages were 2-4 hours and 5-10 hours.
Most people seem to buy booster packs, theme decks, or tins in stores. I thought more people would be buying singles online, but I guess not!
It’s nearly 50/50 in regard to people who do or do not regularly attend Pokémon league.
In regard to whether or not people would like to see online tournament run by SixPrizes.com, the breakdown is 44% Yes, 9% No, and 47% Maybe. Looks like there is a significant amount of people that would like to see us do some tournaments, so that I will try to get some going in the future!
I think we’ll need the forum set up first before we can do tournaments though, just so it’s easy for people to communicate with each other.
Not many people seem to be using Twitter. You should start using it! It’s a great service, at first I wasn’t too keen on it but I’ve grown to like it.
Most people that come here also visit Pokébeach.com, Pokégym.net, and Go-Pokémon.com.
61% said they would be interested in a T-shirt, so I will try to make that happen! They are going to look cool, I have a design in mind but I need to look into the logistics of T-shirt printing first.
Do we need a message board? 45% Yes, 15% No, 41% Not Sure. Well we’ll try it out in the near future and see how it goes. :)
Only 6% are interested in premium/paid content (with 27% Maybe), which is honestly about what I expected. That’s totally fine, I just thought I’d throw that question out there. The site will keep running how it is with free content. I probably wouldn’t want to pay for anything either.
However if any highly ranked player out there wants to sell a decklist or strategy guide for an upcoming tournament, I would offer it to everyone. I’m not talking no name players either, I mean really legit people who have played highly or even won Regionals, Nationals, and Worlds.
Ok now for the fill in the blank responses…
What do you like about 6p?
The general consensus seems to be that people like the articles, the atmosphere, and that the discussions are intelligent. I haven’t really been on any other Pokémon forums lately, but are the conversations really that bad?
Forums used to be great back in the day, but it seems like now that most of the good players don’t really help out any more. People seem to be more competitive than they were in the past, and don’t want to share ideas in a public setting. I used to do that too, but looking back on it, it wasn’t really fun doing that and I don’t think it’s good for the game either. The prizes that Pokémon gives out are not worth getting all fussed up about either.
People seem to like deck analysis and strategy articles best. I’ll try to keep them coming. :)
Everyone also seems to like the personal aspect of the site. I really have made an effort to try and make it more intimate. Not many other sites out there do videos and show you some of their personality. I think more sites should do that.
What do you not like?
I was hoping you guys would be harsh here…let’s see what you said.
The site layout.
– I’ve tried to improve it as the site has developed. What specifically do you guys not like? I feel like it’s as clean as its ever looked. Do you mean the navigation or how things are placed? Fonts? Colors? Just let me know, we can discuss how to make it better.
Lack of new posts.
– Yea I admit there are times when there aren’t enough new posts. I had lots of time during the summer, but with school it’s tough sometimes. I do get article submissions which help, but unfortunately I can’t post all of them. You guys really need to proofread your articles, I just don’t have time to edit your punctuational and grammatical mistakes.
Some of the articles I get have questionable content too. Like the decklist obviously looks like it hasn’t been tested out or tested against any decent deck. Please e-mail me if your article is not posted and I will tell you why and what you can do to fix it.
“Newsletter pop-up every time you go on the site.”
– If this is you, you need to enable cookies. You should only see it the first time you ever come to the site and that’s it. :)
Seeing a few “difficult to navigates”. I have Categories set up for everything, all posts have tags on them. I try to tag things well. Like if a post has a decklist, I will give it the tag “decklist”. If you click that, all posts with decklists will come up. There is also a search button. But obviously something is still confusing if multiple people are saying this…let me know exactly what could be changed/amended.
Slow loading times.
-I will probably have to get new hosting in the future. The site is growing fast and I am not totally happy with the current host I’m using, they do seem kinda slow. Unfortunately this is not within my budget now. :(
Not enough people.
-With due time! I think having a forum will get more people to the site.
YouTube videos too long.
-I’ll try to make the videos shorter…it’s just a lot harder than you think to say what you win in a short amount of time. Pokémon is a deep game!
How can the site be improved?
A lot of people saying to change the site design. Again, tell me how you want it to look and I’ll try to do it. :)
Premier event info on the front page: Great idea, just not sure how to fit it. Maybe I could make a calendar? I’ll look into this.
6P Decklist Program: That would be gnarly if I knew how to make one. What I do think would be cool is a decklist database, like the website deckcheck.net. I would love to offer something like that. :) Again I am honestly not real computer savvy and could not make that myself.
Sign into account on front page: Yeah I could stick something on the right sidebar so you can sign in, it will probably be toward the bottom.
Other Pokémon TCG News: Seems like people want to discuss other news here. I guess once I get the forum up, you can link to news on other sites and talk about them here then? I am admittedly not on top of the latest news, other site are much better at that than I am. I try to keep the twitter updated with the latest from other sites though.
“Daily booster pack give away” – Maybe if Pokémon supplied me with packs to give away…
“Remove the ads” – I don’t get paid for this, I need some way to pay for hosting and the newsletter and the booster box I gave away. :)
More admins…Jeremy left and I haven’t heard from Pablo in a while. Right now it’s just me.
Most people again are saying to improve site design…just tell me what you would like to be different.
Overall thanks for all the support everyone, you guys left a lot of kind words. :)
I know this post is somewhat sporadic, but please try to give me some more specific input. Make me a “To Do” list for the site…that’s how I usually get stuff done. Otherwise I won’t know what to do.
Leave some comments and discuss what exactly I should do from here. :) Thanks.
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