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The "Put the Graphics Card Debate to Rest" PollFollow

#1 Dec 07 2010 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
Hahah I'm just joking. This won't put anything to rest. But let's do it just for fun anyway :)
How Much Did You Spend on your Graphics Card for Running FFXIV
Graphics card? Hahaha, it's integrated all the way baby!:4 (5.7%)
Less than $100 :2 (2.9%)
$100-$150 :10 (14.3%)
$151-$200 :17 (24.3%)
$201-$300 :15 (21.4%)
$301-$500 :8 (11.4%)
$501 or more :14 (20.0%)
Total:70



PART TWO OF THE POLL IS HERE: ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=129174562812343465&page=1

PART THREE OF THE POLL IS HERE: ffxiv.zam.com/forum.html?forum=152&mid=129174564712335208&page=1

Edited, Dec 7th 2010 2:15pm by charityneverfaileth

Edited, Dec 7th 2010 2:19pm by charityneverfaileth
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#2 Dec 07 2010 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
Tried to post multiple polls in a single thread and wouldn't let me :)


Edited, Dec 7th 2010 2:13pm by charityneverfaileth
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#3 Dec 07 2010 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Only one poll per thread, fyi.

Didn't get a GPU for FFXIV.
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#4 Dec 07 2010 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks Phil :)
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#5 Dec 07 2010 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I can appreciate what your trying to do but this poll is useless (maybe this wording is too hard, it would have some utility but not as much as it could) with the questions separated.

For anything meaningful you need to be able to compare things like: the people who spent 500+ only think the graphics are OK compared to those with integrated cards thinking the graphics are awesome!

Demonstrating that people spending more money expect better where people who just get by are happy it works.

I'd suggest recreating this poll by using the form feature of google spreadsheets.

Edited, Dec 7th 2010 12:29pm by windexy
#6 Dec 07 2010 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I had to go with 500 or more, but the sole intent of going SLI 470's wasn't XIV... there are other games
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#7 Dec 07 2010 at 1:12 PM Rating: Good
windexy wrote:
I can appreciate what your trying to do but this poll is useless (maybe this wording is too hard, it would have some utility but not as much as it could) with the questions separated.

For anything meaningful you need to be able to compare things like: the people who spent 500+ only think the graphics are OK compared to those with integrated cards thinking the graphics are awesome!

Demonstrating that people spending more money expect better where people who just get by are happy it works.

I'd suggest recreating this poll by using the form feature of google spreadsheets.

Edited, Dec 7th 2010 12:29pm by windexy


Might not be a bad idea, but it's here now so we might as well let it run it's course. And yeah, as we're discussing in the Part III thread, it's definitely not going to give usd any reliable data, just loose correlations. But people are filling out the polls all the same, so I must not be the only people interested in seeing the results, regardless of whether they're statistically valid or not. Any besides, when has any poll on zam ever been statistically significant? You could make the same argument for any poll anyone does.

But so you, and others know, what I am looking to do after the poll has been up for a couple of days, is to put the data together and just see what observations I, and others can make from it. I am sure I won't be the only person who will find that interesting. But maybe I am wrong, and people are just going to post and repost that it's not statistically significant over and over. We might as well not discuss anything if that's the case, because virtually everything discussed here is based on subjective opinions and observations. So to me, this poll is very relevant, not because it's a factual representation (it's not), but because it's interesting, and can show us some correlations about people's opinion on this subject here in the FFXIV ZAM forums.


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#8 Dec 07 2010 at 1:36 PM Rating: Good
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If you really wanted to compile more complete statistics, you'd probably have to use an external polling site. Could just make a thread and compile everyone's text responses by hand but that's annoying to do and discourages people who typically don't post from responding.
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#9 Dec 07 2010 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
bsphil wrote:
If you really wanted to compile more complete statistics, you'd probably have to use an external polling site. Could just make a thread and compile everyone's text responses by hand but that's annoying to do and discourages people who typically don't post from responding.


Yeah maybe that's what I'll do. I'm just a little concerned I might tick people off by posting the same poll twice in a row (especially when this one is taking up 3 thread, and a 4th once the results are posted). But then again if people are really interested in it, they'd probably be even more interested in more accurate results. And it might make the discussion around it more constructive as well once the results finally do come in. Thanks Phil.
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#10 Dec 07 2010 at 1:52 PM Rating: Good
Or rather maybe I will do what the other guy mentioned, and create a web form. Though some people might be a bit iffy about clicking a link to an external site.
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#11 Dec 07 2010 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I put 300-500 since my ATI 5970 came with the computer; at the time it was over $500 by itself.
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#12 Dec 07 2010 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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But so you, and others know, what I am looking to do after the poll has been up for a couple of days, is to put the data together and just see what observations I, and others can make from it.


Well, that's what I'm saying you can't put them together they can only be used separately since none of the data is related.

I answered each of them fwiw. ^^
#13 Dec 07 2010 at 4:58 PM Rating: Good
I disagree with you. But if I even go through with this, which I'm not sure I will anymore given than people have been defaulting me and arguing with me since I started it, I will save that rather tired and lengthy argument for the results thread.
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#14 Dec 07 2010 at 5:06 PM Rating: Decent
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#15 Dec 07 2010 at 5:23 PM Rating: Good
Nice job. I'm not sure I want the attention of starting another poll on this subject though.
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#16 Dec 07 2010 at 5:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Nice job.


Google makes it too easy. =P

Personally, I would request the polls removed and the other two threads locked and refer people here. If you PM me your email address I'll share the form with you.
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