1. The Peon says

    The curve on your graph is going the wrong way to show the type of relationship you intended.  The curve needs to climb very sharply at the beginning and then level off.  As it stands the graph shows casual games take up half as much time as RPGs and each type of game after casual takes up a smaller and smaller additional amount of time with RPGs taking up only fractionally more time than action and adventure games.  The graph would work as intended if the time scale was in fact logarithmic but that isn’t stated anywhere and most people will automatically assume a linear scale.  This is just shoddy work really, I expect better from a site called Geek is Awesome.

    • says

      First -- not everybody is a graph geek and I’m sure you’re missing the point that the graph is supposed to be indicative as opposed to accurate, as an accurate graph likely would not fit on a page and still be visually appealing.

      Second, we didn’t produce the graph. The graphs creator can be found by following the source link.

      • says

        So its not just shoddy, it’s lazy, too.

        I noticed it too, you don’t have to be a “graph geek,” which is a thing now I guess, to see that it’s way off in proportion and realize that simply changing the shape of the line in no way amounts to no longer having enough room on the page, or it not looking as good. Do you even know what shape of line ThePeon is describing? It’s the line you have now, but flipped and mirrored. It takes up no more space, and is essentially the same shape, so I don’t know what you mean about it not being able to fit on a page. Not just this page, but any page! I don’t mind you defending “your” content, but at least know what the hell you’re talking about. Also, it’s a line. I don’t know how it can be visually unappealing, or appealing for that matter.

        My point is, if you’re going to make graphs on the internet, or use science as a base of your humor, at least try for accuracy, because everyone knows people will pick the shit out of everything. And if it’s not your creation, at least acknowledge the inaccuracy instead of spewing word-farts that make no sense. Like, what’s at stake for you? It was their mess-up, and you can prove yourself by agreeing with people that know what they’re talking about.

        Without the accuracy, science, or self-awareness, you’re not being nerdy. Your’re just being a dork.

  2. says

    It does take quite some time to get engaged in an RPG. Sometimes I have to force myself into playing forward, knowing that the experience will get richer and richer as I continue, Casual games can be mastered in the loo.

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