2012 MRO Survey Results
As of November 2012, MRO had 52 active players handling 104 characters. Of these, a whopping 40 answered the player survey. The following data is based on those 40 players and their 76 characters.Trivia. The MRO Player Survey had a higher turnout rate than the US Presidential Election.
First off, the RL stuff! Who our players are.
The median MROer has played here for just over 3 years; our oldest active player has been around since May of 2006, and our newest are the bright new faces in the Cbox who are still bouncing around power ideas.
Our members run the gamut from those who've been RPing since they could toddle their way to a game, to those who just got into it recently:
Once they find their way to us, though, they tend to make themselves at home:
Everyone starts with one character, but about half of our players have branched out into more (and others are racing there as we speak
Our top posters are:Post rates calculated as (total posts on all characters) / (days since joining MRO). Why yes, yes I do have one for everyone who took the survey. PM me if you want to know yours!
As an original character X-Men RP, we have an even balance of folks who can quote cannon like scripture, and who wouldn't know Gambit if an exploding playing card whapped them upside the head:
70% of our players are from the United States:Trivia. It would have been "75% of players are from the United States," but some of the Texans were very insistent.
We're a fairly international community, with 25% of players hailing from other areas of the globe:
We've got quite a few languages running around, as well:Note
: "Native English" was left off the graph, for the obvious reasons.
Age-wise, the average MRO writer is between Titanium and Vanadium years old, though the Chromium-year-olds make up our mode:Trivia. This graph brought to you by Potassium. Potassium: I see your snarky survey reply, and raise you snark graph. What now, punk?
48% of MROers are currently in college; 30% have at least one college degree. Proving that when you're cramming for finals, at least 78% of the site sympathizes:
As far as those next steps in life, most of us are still a bit away:
(Words cannot express how happy I am that only one of you is in that last category. Not that I'm not... happy for...)
Hey look, MRO!children!
Have I mentioned how surreal cleaning this data can be?
On that note: a graphical treatise on the eating habits of the common Zephyr v. the rest of the site, as documented in their native Cbox habitat.
And I quote:
In a land of healthy eaters, Zephyr is King
of Pizza and Oreos
Maybe he can protect us...
Oh hey, skins.
...but really. what.
Next up: the IC Stuff! Our characters.
Most characters (64%) are currently unaffiliated: Note:
That legend, I shall be using it for the rest of the IC graphs, as well.
The median character age for both male and female characters is 22 years old, though our played age range spans from 9 to 53 (ignore the six-year-old, he's a cheater).
The median character height is 5'5" for girls, 5'10" for boys, and 5'8" overall, excluding shifted forms.
63 characters (83%) are from the United States:Trivia. Remember those uber-proud RL Texans? 77% of their characters aren't. Texan, that is. 44% of 'em are Yankees, born and breed. Eheheh.
13 characters (17%) are from other countries:
And now, I bring you shocking news: after three years of supremacy, our perennial survey mascot has been usurped:Notes: "Amber" eyes includes amber, yellow, and orange. "Inhuman" skin includes fur, scales, etc. "Black/White" hair includes salt & pepper. Shifted forms and dyed hair not included.Trivia. All red heads are women. 57% of red heads are in the Office Supplies section of the Taken Mutations list. Why yes, that is the entire section. *ginger office girls, unite!*
Introducing a new graph to our yearly survey: sex!(ual orientation)
And now, a final thought: proof that tea is heavenly, true neutrals drink responsibly, and you can never find snark without a soda drinker nearby. Man, soda. Way to slip down the moral scale...
Thus ends our survey results. Thank you to everyone who participated! Look for the next survey in your PM box, this November.
Notes on data collection/reporting:
Data was self-reported via a voluntary survey from November 10-24, 2012 (with some editing for obvious errors). Players from outside the USA but currently residing in it were counted twice in the RL location graphs, representing both their home countries and their current states. Eating habits of Zephyr v. the site were collected from approximately April – July, 2012, until someone
tipped him off about what I was doing. Not all joke replies were included; only the ones Historian felt would get the most lolz. Special thanks:
Massive thanks to Tses
for sharing her awesome artistry and putting up with "just one more" graph requests in her PM box for days, up to and including the day this was posted. Please give her snugs every time you see a non-boring graph, and/or every time you see her, whichever is greater. Thanks to Miles
as well, for foolishly posting the "Race to 300
" pic in the Cbox while I was putting these results together, and extra-foolishly condoning my swiping of such.
PS: Were those enough personalized references for you, Mirror? <3
Interested in other years? Check out past surveys in Time Machines & Fools