the majority of players play solo only, 2 player only, or a mix of both. there are few who go into the 'group' amounts.
Refering to your poll about this, right? I still maintain that "players who answer posts on game-related forums" is NOT a representative sample of players who play the game. I don't think it's worth drawing conclusions from that… even in this day and age there are plenty of people who play the games without seeking out the message boards
correct. do not misunderstand me, i know how statistics work…i study degree level advanced mathamatics. i am not saying my rather pathetic poll of surely far <1% of the player base who answered is representative of the whole player base….what i am saying is that if you extrapolate that, and assume (yes, rather boldy…) that those who answered form a nice mixture of players, then you can see that the 1-2 player majority holds true
now as i remember you pointed out last time i brought it up, holding the poll of here is a rather biased affair….for a start more players are on bgg, and there are many players who dont even visit a forum…however i still hold to my original point, more players play 1-2 players than 3-4, and this shows in ffg's designing
perhaps i should re do the poll, or even on bgg…perhaps ffg should do an official one…one that can circulate around better, i mean it must be useful for design research . however until that happens, i think im correct in saying that my littie poll is the only data we have to work on….hence the rather unrealistic and completely unscientific extrapolation i mention above
look at it this way….it is harder to find 2 extra players to join you than 1 or none…many players have their partners join them….many europeans like myself are rather isolated in their local player bases compared to americans
…however, having said all that, i completely agree with you..had this been a matter brought to me in my scientific work, i would dismiss the poll immediatly….however i need to take time off occasionally