knowledge on Sim culture
11, 2002 - by Mr. McStoticks
survey focused on Sims' knowledge of and relations to other neighbourhoods,
and the interest of establishing such ties. This was our first survey so
we did not expect many submissions, but we got enough entries to at least
make a vague summary.
is what we got:
knowledge of the Sim culture?
Almost 75% admit they don't
know the Sim culture, or that they hardly know it. This is quite a surprise
to me, as Sims are known for seeing their neighbours very often, share
gossips, and even to read papers and study. In general many Sims are well
educated having a good job, making them reflected individuals. The new
question that appears is; would those less informed Sims be interested
in learning more about their culture?
more about the past and future of SimCity
55% say "yes", they are
interested in learning more about SimCity as well as the neighbourhoods,
but only half of these did admit lack of knowledge in our previous question.
This tells us that most Sims who not already has some knowledge on Sim
culture, are not interested in getting more knowledge. On the positive
side; only 9% of those with little knowledge is absolutely not interested
in learning more.
Only 1 submitter knew the
name of another neighbourhood. This shows how little contact there is between
the SimCity neighbourhoods. Cultural and personal this is a tragedy, but
well - it must be how the Sims want it to be.
contact with residents of other neighbourhoods
More than half of the submitters
have no contact with residents of other neighbourhoods, while 45% have
some sort of contact. This is surprisingly positive, when we know that
they hardly can name other neighbourhoods.
interest groups across neighbourhoods
So, this leads us to the
most interesting question, the interest of making ties to other neighbourhoods.
More than 50% are definitely interested in forming interest groups, which
I think is a very high number. 25% are not interested at all.
corresponding with kids of other neighbourhoods
Hardly anyone is positive
to this option, the majority don't find it realistic. Only 18% are positive.
the SUN network
Almost 65% are definitely
positive to join a network such as SUN. This is good news, cause joining
such a network will no doubt improve on most knowledge and interest not
only across neighbourhoods, but also about Sim culture. Nobody turns the
SUN network down, although 35% seems to be a little sceptic to how it can
be an asset to their neighbourly community.
happy are we?
Finally, we asked whether
the Sims are happy or not. Much to my surprise, nearly 50% are not sure
whether they are happy, or they do not consider themselves a happy Sim.
What does this mean? Is half the SimCity households not so happy with their
lives? Are they just on their way to reach happiness? What are they missing?
It's not necessarily a bad thing not to be completely happy, but I'm convinced
that SimCity would be a much better place if those 50% could get some more
happy moments. I definitely want to find out more about this in a future
Thank you to all who replied
to our March survey. May survey will be out in a couple days.