Hi,

this is interesting. I erroneously tried to read some things into the poll until I realised that these numbers are tricky to interpret without knowing how many male/female players voted in total. Players can vote for multiple options, and the number of votes per gender isn't listed above. For the benefit of readers who made the same mistake, here's a quick explanation: right now there is a total of 172 votes from male players (they've cast fewer votes, so let's give them a little space here). The most highly voted male player option is female + female (at 38), so barring double votes you have at least 38 players who voted -- and at most 172. That's a huge range.

Let's consider female + male (now at 19). If 100% of male players voted for female + female (meaning that exactly 38 male players voted), then 50% of your male players are interested in playing female + male, so there's a substantial difference in how many are interested in that option. If all male players only voted for a single option (meaning that 172 male players voted), then only 11% of your male players are willing to play female + male, as opposed to 22% in female + female.

Even more fun with statistics: if you sum up all male votes, you get 38% of the total vote. However, we again don't see a number that shows how many players (total or for each of the listed genders) voted, so those 38% doesn't tell us much about the voter population. Depending on how peple used the multi-vote ability, you might have anywhere between 12% (38 males, females never multi-vote) and 69% (172 males, 78 females) male players...

(Yes, I'm great fun at parties, too...)

You may have access to those gender-segregated vote counts and are probably considering this, but we casual visitors will be left out a little. So I'll be curious to hear about any conclusions from this data.

- peregrin