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Pinocchio

It's funny how much the answers have changed between the 2 age polls. I feel so old looking at my original answer compared to now. :sob:
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Damarys

I'm the type of person who loves everything cute, and will almost always pick the cute option, so cute virus strains are the ones I prefer, however, some things can be spooky/gross and cute all at once (like the doll virus), and I'd probably pick spooky-cute over just cute most days.
0

Bliss

THEN:
Question: What age bracket do you fall in?
Your vote: 19-24

NOW:
How old are you NOW?
Your vote: 31-34
2

Annet

I mean it doesn't matter to don't have get all of them. But a robot zombie skin would be great anyway.
0

Annet

By the virus skins I had voted for robots. I don't mind if Some skins has no the standard proportions. There a so much and te time of the strains will take each year longer. So there be always skins I like to got. It doesn't matter to get all of them.
0

Sopheroo

@Jasper

Quote:
I'm so tired of the clubbed limbs and gigantic heads: fix this.
It's not gonna happen - the most we're going to have is a base reshading, but the lineart of the base will not be touched for a simple reason - CW. A lot of CW artists are no longer around to redraw their art so that it can fit the new base.

Plus, I don't think the users will take it well if nothing was released for months, just so that the old items are redrawn for the new base.

It's something that could have been done before CWs. Now, it's no longer a thing that's viable.
5

THEOKTONY

love it
1

Mackenzi

@Solsticesprite I can't type this late haha see below
0

Mackenzi

@solsticespriteI don't remember if it was Fantine who used the phrase "it didn't work out" or someone else but I meant their relationship seemed like it just kind of got retcon'd away after the plot without a lot of explanation, not that I think they shoulda stayed together no matter what. I didn't remember most of those details, maybe I just wasn't paying attention or maybe I literally did just miss a news post about them.- at any rate the plot seems even less satisfying knowing all that! :P
2

Solsticesprite

@Mackenzi Skitters was clearly paying WAY more attention to Ecks, even though Fantine got infected and literally died for him. Fantine knows her worth, and she dumped him because she rightly figured he wasn't all that into her. If they wanna lie and say it was mutual they can, but that's not what I saw. To me, "it didn't work out" is consistent with that plot.
3

Mackenzi

Y’all can claim zombie viruses need to be only gorey and serious but it’s still a Valentine’s Day event. Let us have some pretty, cute, and more easily dressable options too. Whynotboth.jpg :D
11

Sefyra

So when can I get my private invite to Louis' parlor? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Also I totally saw that null poll option, I should have clicked it with the rest of you cheeky fricks.
0

Palpatine

Dang, I was in the 19-24 bracket, now I'm in the 25-30 bracket. Time needs to chill.
4

FairestMoss

@ChibiStraws Well, you certainly aren't the only one. I made a comment about it as well earlier on this page. I've also been on here for a decade.
0

Elwyn

I like the plant/animal base strains best, the nature taking over theme.
1

ChibiStraws

Lol, wow. I was in the 19-24 age group in the first age poll. Now I'm 35! I wonder how many of us have been around since way back
1

13thMaiden

I want an Alien or Eldritch horrors (tentacleeees) viruses :D
1

Hera




It's been a pleasure aging with you all <3 T_T
17

Mackenzi

@Frankenchokies Oh man I was also weirdly attracted to pre-revamp skitters! I’d forgotten until I read your comment. What was that zombies appeal? XD And seconding how odd it was that him and Fantine got a whole plot around their romance then suddenly dropped it because “it didn’t work out”. Really took the wind out of the sails of that event haha.
3

ammehsuor

Yaaaaay for Cute Viruses dominating the poll so far! >:}
1

Diana_Marie

I wish that the viruses could be worn in any stages instead of just the final one.
The artwork demands it!
9

Skolletta

@Bleak_Light
Yep, that's the one! I'd vote for her having the best hair onsite any day. ^_^
1

Bleak_Light

@Skolletta
you mean this?
Incredible Hair Tonic

Incredible Hair Tonic

(in the Forum Shop)
0

AnnVolans

I'm guessing the hair votes are aimed towards nailing down a consistent rendering for future HA items? Every time an old wig got updated last year users would argue over the how the hair drawn.
0

Frankenchokies

Oh man Skitters! I was weirdly attracted to him despite his grossness before his redesign, and now he's just gross sadly without the old charm, so it's nice to have the option of picking him with a caveat.

Still love his personality but hate the way him and Fantine broke up like it was no big deal, I mean why even, what was the point of being like "Side-note they're over now"?? It's not like they're real, JUST LEAVE THEM TOGETHER. DX
6

Imperial

I love polls and surveys of any kind, no need for payment or a prize I just have this weird affinity for filling things out haha! Also it was really cool to see how much Subeta's demographic has shifted (though not surprising considering the last time the age poll was released).
9

Jasper

I really didn't like this years strains. They were too graphic, too gross and kind of impossible to work an avie around. (Like the steam room one; why? How am I supposed to work with that?) I didn't see a point in getting any and it's a little too much work to get the ones of yesteryear, even though I do like the skeletal skins. I want the Pylot skin as well, but I'm kind of done with the avies we have in general. I know the undertaking would be huge but we really need more body diversity and posability. I'm so tired of the clubbed limbs and gigantic heads: fix this.

As for polls, love them but the rewards for taking them needs to be worth it. 10-500g isn't even a pittance, it's that minuscule.

Also, yes, please make Pylots pets!
2

Jotaro

Geode skin would be pretty darn cool. Crystallized mummies would also be neat. Personally I like any strain with an interesting progression, gross, cute, or otherwise. As long as its cool and feels like some kind of mutation is going on (Resident Evil comes to mind with its variety of different zombies), it's good.

I wish there was a "both" option for Louis and Skitters because I like them equally and I buy things based on what I need.
14

TaintedTamer

ROBOTS. <3
8

tea

Voted 14-15 in the original "How old are you?" poll. Is now 25, omg time lapse.
7

Laurey

I like the idea of a crystal/geode zombie skin. :o

Also Oatmeal is totally the best pet, I don't care what anyone else says lol
9

Autobot

I voted for one of them before seeing "robots" as an option and i've been devastated about it for hours. that's my take
5

Kokoro

I loved Louis because I like his aesthetic more which I think is what the question was getting at based on items being involved in responses, but I really like Skitters' personality most. T-T Sorry Skitty.

NPC pets: I only really feel familiar with Luna.

Virus strains: I really like creative transitions that can get wild, but turn into something both spoopy and beautiful/cute. I like the variety we have now and only hope it continues.
2

just2b

I do wish there was an "none of the above" option on some of the polls. As for favorite virus? Seriously? I did like how Fevermore was close to being a threstral. But I also love some of the older viruses too. The age one I wish I'd answered it differently (I went honest and went "urh"; I come across as much younger than I am. oh well)
1

Revel

I was hoping someone in the comments had linked to all the npc pets.
Bless your soul Pun!
2

Yumei

As far as strains go, keep giving us variety please :) They don't have to have a theme either--like I could totally go for a macaroni monster or a stained glass skin or an *cough* ANIMATRONIC *cough*
9

Fray

How can y'all start arguments over little polls lol. This site is wild.

No one needs to get /an/y of the zombie strains if they don't want to, and there's nothing wrong with making requests for non gory ones! I myself found Lobotomeat a bit much this year and could of done with a warning of sorts ?

But moving on, I had a hard time picking which pet companion is best! ha ha
16

BlueSkyy

Why were there pics of the NPC with hair but not of the pets?
7

Mackenzi

My favorite zombie strain is Baker’s Kiss! More pink zombies please!
1

Mackenzi

Not to throw shade but with how rich Saggi is, his hair is a total mess and he should be ashamed
27

Aludra

I wanted to vote on a better Favorite Land because YEAH WATER, but the Omen Islands are so underdeveloped, so I went with Delphi. Can we please flesh out the Omen Islands more? I need more aqua and hydrus pets yes.
9

Austria

I totally voted wrong in one of those, so now all your results are going to be skewed.

Also WHERE WAS OATMEAL???? or does he not count as a pet?
7

Virus

You know, now that I look at some of these poll questions it makes me wonder... is this like a foreshadowing to things to come? Like Zombie strains for next year, the hair question, maybe some new wig or wigs being made or at the very least styles. The lands question could be which land will get more love? And the NPC Pet question... maybe we'll get some new pet themed stuff down the road or some new interaction ideas? I'm just speculating here. And probably am off by a long shot.
8

Alewiina

Omg the original "How old are you" poll was SO long ago... my answer is at *least* 8 years old haha
6

CakeMoose

I feel like the Louis vs Skitters is kind of rigged, at least for anyone who was here for the plots of years past.
Compared to Skitters, Louis is a total stranger.
8

Necolasa

Thank you! If we don't get a cool geode crystal zombie skin, maybe I'll attempt to make one someday lol
2

Song

I really like the cute and pretty zombie strains. I think there should be a good variety so it can appeal to more than just the horror-loving crowd. Grosseries is a weird one but I felt it was cool enough to snag. But any of the other ones this year are a bit too gross for me. Keep the gross, but please also have at least one that isn't so those of us who don't like it can still join the fun. (Although I have been completely emotionally exhausted so haven't been on much, but I wanted to chime in my 2 cents with the hope that I can be back to participating normally next year)
7

Muerte

@Necolasa
You've no idea how many pictures of crystallized skulls I have saved as inspiration and how much I would love a skin like this.
Or a wearable that breaks the pieces apart into different sections like the Calaca set.
...
In every color. Because I need bone + pink.
Please.
15

AlanaBanana

More gore strains! Or funny-gore like Swan Flu -- I've genuinely forgotten what it's called XD

Also, who are you heathens who aren't picking Wes for best hair? I mean honestly.
3

Hexlock

@Necolasa
broke: generic pretty skin that makes you a sparkly crystal person that still looks relatively normal
woke: geode skeleton zombie like you suggested
16

Necolasa

I really like the idea of a Crystalized skin...they start off as little bumps and could cut through you and slowly you turn all to crystal.

Inspiration:

36

Dracona

@Pun holy moley thank you for those links!!!

I love the cutesy skins but I have to agree with @Bundy that they are meant to be a serious thing. But it is meant to be fun as well. Maybe some ultra cutesy ones (please NOT all pink!!) for sale at Louis' or for the achievements would be awesome.

I found the most interesting poll to be the age one. That over 51's number is higher than below age 18. I'm 50. Been on here since my 30's. Always loved that it was geared to a more adult audience in a careful way. ♥
4

Bundy

Also, I don't know... maybe it's just me, but I'm not really crazy about the idea of having cutesy innocent virus strains? I think maybe it'd be nice to add some cuter skins to the list of rewards for completing Louis' shop related achievements in the future maybe (or maybe making them purchasable using candy hearts even?), but to make viruses cute and innocent and awwww-worthy just sort of misses the point IMO. I get that they've technically always existed (Love Bug, Pinkie Patch, etc.) but those tend to be my least favorite types. I mean... the lore behind Survival is kind of serious. People died, didn't they? There's a Survivor's Memorial where we pay tribute. I like that the zombie side of Survival sort of balances out the saccharine side that's full of candy hearts and flowers and Louis L'Amour. I like that it feels like it has some weight to it... like I'm actually progressing along with an actual virus that could do actual harm to a person. And last I checked there is no virus or illness or disease in reality that makes you super cute and desirable to be around. They suck. They're no fun. Sometimes you see nothing at all, but they still suck for the person who has them. I like that people see zombie strains and recoil in horror or disgust. Lord knows if I saw a zombie walking around in real life, I'd do the same...

I get that everyone's entitled to their own opinions, and I respect that. But to me it's just missing the point. It blends the two sides of Survival too much, and I think the duality of it is what I love the most. There's something for the people who enjoy the cute love-y side of it, and there's something for those of us who don't... people who enjoy both sides equally get to enjoy both separately, and I suppose we luck out the most. My fiance doesn't understand the whole zombie thing, so he skips it entirely. I love it, and I go for the neatest looking gory strains that I can generally (Blistered Hearts was a big favorite, as was last year's Love Sucks!) If he wanted to do alchemy he'd just pick a strain and follow through with it, and either remove it when it was finished to save for later, or cover it up with the dozens and dozens of items that're capable of doing that. It's really not a big deal now that the skins are removable and savable for later.

That being said, I definitely DO support the idea of some purchasable (or reward-related) skins coming from Louis L'Amour... or having some more cutesy ones added to the zapper come Morostide time. And maybe it's just me, but I also kind of wish strains could be worn at any stage after we obtain them? I get that that'd amount to us having a crap ton of skins... but I LOVED Fevermore's progression last year until I saw the end result. And I loved Buzzkill's this year until I wound up looking like a piece of burnt up sourdough bread. It'd be neat to be able to wear our strains at the stage we wanted. It may also make it easier to work some of them into HA designs where clothing becomes near-impossible to wear. Just a thought!
21

Setsunaela

Didn't really have my real choice for louis or skitters, because i'm fine with their designs, and I prefer skitters for the color schemes but I don't tend to like the torn/bloody/gore items, whereas i like the designs of louis's stuff but am not a big fan of pink and pastels..
2

thatshamefulhabit

My favorite strains are the ones which are spoopy, but have a certain amount of elegance too, like Clusterflux. My least favorite are the ones which change the body silhouette so much that they can't be dressed, like Bright Bite, and the "pretty" one tends to be hit-or-miss for me. This has been a great year for design that's spoopy but usable: The Vapors is a very original take on "zombie", Grosseries is pretty without hitting a note that strikes me as "cutesy" or "twee", and Lobotomeat is a lot of fun. I think trying to make a virus where the primary emphasis was on every stage being "pretty" would get you a super dull progression. Anybody who seriously can't stand being, like, in a cocoon for 14 hours before becoming a fluffy pink moth can just stick a background OVER their HA, a Genetech Secondskin and/or some overlays over that, and dress up as though they aren't infected at all.
10

Ryuu

RE: @Pun doing all the NPC pet legwork. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ♥️♥️♥️

Hold up. You mean to tell me that Quentin's pet Spooky is an 84?! I had no idea!!! or, if I did know, I forgot.
Forget Dread, I need to change my answer to the obviously superior choice! D:
3

Reykur

Best NPC hair and no Elwood on the List? Genrellay no Elwood anywhere?
If you need valid arguments: Pizza. And sharks. Also Elwood.
Do I want more Elwood in plots, more related items, more everything? More Elwood and Blake mischief? YES.

Oh yes also I was really unsure about some of the questions:
Which NPC has the best hair? <--- style or art quality? Went with style, but tough either way. xD
What is your favorite land? <--- this is just mean, I love a lot of them, it really depends on my mood?
Skitters or Louis? <--- hope this was not about items released? Like them both, but Skitters is one of my favourites.

*crawls back into the semi-hiatus den I came from*
3

Jotaro

I'm a little surprised at how much of the playerbase is about my age, but at the same time not really because we did come in at a time pet sites were huge.
7

Bundy

Oh man... last time the age poll was given I was 19-24. *GULP*
3

Sopheroo

Where is the Hunger Games themed-poll I requested for "Best Staff Member"?

YOU GUYS ARE SLACKING
7

Valiska

@Archmage Your porcelain doll (without the rot) idea is pretty cool. The crystal idea that I had would be kinda like Crackhead, only with crystals, and possibly a small explosion into many crystals at the end.

@Raven the cookie thing just hit me as being so deeply amusing because I'm a lolita. :) A Callista self-transfiguration gone horribly wrong. More animal viruses would also be cool. I mean I guess that's more lycanthropy than zombification but then again ... who cares?

@Jotaro It strikes me as amusing that you can get "entitled" out of not offering opinions until they were requested, but you're such a lovely person yourself that I'm (not) incredibly heartbroken that I fail to meet your standards.
0

Valiska

@Archmage Your porcelain doll (without the rot) idea is pretty cool. The crystal idea that I had would be kinda like Crackhead, only with crystals, and possibly a small explosion into many crystals at the end.

@Raven the cookie thing just hit me as being so deeply amusing because I'm a lolita. :) A Callista self-transfiguration gone horribly wrong. More animal viruses would also be cool. I mean I guess that's more lycanthropy than zombification but then again ... who cares?

@Jotaro It strikes me as amusing that you can get "entitled" out of not offering opinions until they were requested, but you're such a lovely person yourself that I'm (not) incredibly heartbroken that I fail to meet your standards.
1

Jotaro

@Valiska

---------------------------The point

you

I legit could not give a shit about what strains are appealing to you, lmao. It's the fact you're complaining about not being able to use alchemy because you refuse to use any of the strains and demand strains that fit your tastes (your original is still down there so anyone can see it). But sure, pretend I'm getting on you for your skin tastes to make yourself look better. ?

Just because no one's saying anything to your face right now doesn't mean they don't see how entitled you are with your comments. In any case, I'm bowing out now since your head is firmly planted up your ass.
8

Griffin

I think these frivolous polls are much better than the serious ones we've had in the past e.g. voting on revamps. From what I remember the majority always voted for the shiny new option and the minority had to shout louder as they got buried in the numbers. For decisions that affect the site, discussions are better, and we had discussions about them regardless so no need for polls which tend to have foregone conclusions.

These polls are getting people talking about lore and have already lead to an NPC getting a new pet which is great! It bolsters the community and world building aspect which is something Subeta always needs.
12

Evanesce

Said it in the feedback thread and I'll say it here: you're on a pg13 site, you don't GET trigger warnings when we have things like roadkill pets, an entire Bloodred pet color, the ole' fetus pops and more. The point is not what zombie ideas are had, the point is how much whining is happening without personal responsibility for getting a skin so you can access a feature whether you like the skin or not.
11

Valiska

@Metaphor I remember when 30 felt old.
5

Valiska

@Jotaro I sound like a brat? You don't have to like my opinions, but I'm not the one who started judging other people because they don't agree with you on what kinds of viruses would be pretty or fun.

I stated my opinions about zombie strains, which I have never done in a news comment before, because the question was asked. The only other time I've offered my opinions about zombie strains has been in a site feedback thread where someone (in my opinion, reasonably) had stated that Lobotomeat should've come with a trigger warning for extreme violence.

New ideas were requested. People who don't like any of the current strains were asked to chime in. I've offered a few ideas on behalf of myself and possibly other people who aren't really into traditional "zombie" tropes.

Again. if you dislike my ideas, remember that if someone on staff should find them interesting, you don't have to get the resulting infection.
3

Metaphor

Everyone's here making really smart comments and having great discussions about the site, and I'm still moping about how old I feel having to check the 25-30 option for the age poll.
10

Raven

fevermore was so fun to play with all the stages. And I seriously want the grocery bag as a wearable from grosseries.
That saying, I would love to see some "fun" ones too. like my friend @Valiska said, a pastry, cake or cookie could be a lot of fun. Another fun kind I think, would be something from each land. Maybe a sweetheart type, and an anti sweetheart type (like motorbike "gang" tough looking maybe?)
3

Jotaro

@Valiska - In that case, you're probably never going to access the Alchemist. Take the least bad option or leave it. It's not like you're stuck with the skin 24/7 like we used to; just take off the darn skin when you aren't seeing him.

And I will be blunt with you: you sound a bit bratty given all these circumstances. You know full well there are "pretty strains" available and yet you're refusing to take any of them because they "aren't pretty enough" and then complain about not being able to do alchemy? I can understand if we were still in the Dark Ages when we were stuck with our zombie skins (I had Bindi Bite for years, lol) but we literally have been able to take them off for the past few years so I don't know why unlocking a skin is such an issue for you. So either suck it up and get one (1) skin that you find tolerable or just live without alchemy.
19

Valiska

@Jotaro Because I tend to the hyperbolic? Also I don't think Love Bug is all that pretty.
0

Pun

Ooh, those side characters are actual pets! Awesome! Gonna look them all up!

Quote by the poll:
Awesomest NPC pet
Question: Which NPC pet is the awesomest?
This poll is worth 500 sP


Luna (belonging to The Wizard)
Raffles (belonging to Ricardo)
Squidley (belonging to Liz)
Curie (belonging to Ian)
Havarr (belonging to Melody)
Spooky (belonging to Quentin)
Dread (belonging to Calvin Blackmoon)
Daemon (belonging to Merana)
Baron Omad (belonging to Matlal)
Kindred (belonging to Sebastian Phoenix)
Captain Cuddles (belonging to Mathis)
You have missed out my favorite, you swine
Here we are:
Luna
|
Raffles
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Squidley
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Curie
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Havarr
|
Spooky
|
Dread
|
Daemon
|
Baron Omad
|
Kindred
|
Captain Cuddles


Ok but that pet called Luna is not even the Wizard's Luna. His NPC profile says he has NO PETS omg D:
And that Curie is not Ian's Curie; he doesn't have the Pets section enabled.

... So ... am I reading this right? On a pet site, 2/11 of the official NPC pets aren't there at all, and 9/11 have just a name, an image, and a handful of treasure items between them? :hushed:

Well, I guess I won't feel too badly about my undeveloped pets, then...
35

Jotaro

@Valiska - So why don't you just get Love Bug then if it's a "pretty at all stages" infection you want? Also, Subetalodge is your friend for seeing all available strains up to the previous year's. https://www.subetalodge.org/page/name/great_pandemic_overlays

Pinkie Patch is under 2012.

In any case, I understand why the body horror stuff bugs you, even if I am also in the medical field and it has the opposite effect of desensitizing me to such things, ha. But in any case, the pretty strains already exist so I'm not sure why you're going "I refuse to be a zombie until you make a strain that's pretty at all stages", especially if you already know about Love Bug.
5

Valiska

@Jotaro I have considered Love Bug because it looks kinda like Mewberty (Star Vs the Forces of Evil), and I don't think I've seen Pinkie Patch before. Freckle Fever looks too much like somthing I'd see at my work, lol, I work in a hospital. (This may be why I don't do well with gore and body horror because it just makes me think about how much that must hurt and plus I get on Subeta to get away from tumors and traumas haha.)

But @Raven did this great HA with a cookie body mod and I started thinking of things that I would actually consider fun to go through instead of "is it tame enough to be bearable?" and I thought a virus that turns you into a beautiful sparkling crystal person, or a virus that turns you into a scrumptious looking pastry/cake/cookie, would actually be super fun for people like me.
3

Archmage

For the virus strain, I'd like more animal inspired ones, like fevermore. Maybe a rat or evil cat virus. Or some Lovecraft inspired stuff.

Or different skin materials that can look pretty, like Crack Head. Something like evil porcelain doll (but not rotten) would be cool.

I'd also love to get a japanese ghost inspired virus/skin.
17

Jotaro

@Valiska - Love Bug, Freckle Fever, and Pinkie Patch say hi. Literally nothing horrific happens in any stage for them and the results are lovely. Also, if you don't like any stage, just keep it covered?
7

Sketch

I can't believe I'm getting paid to call people swine.
16

Madeleine

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's getting tripped up on the Louis / Skitters poll. I'm not voting out of fear that either one or the other might get removed lol ;A; Also I like being able to pay for items in both sP and holiday currency. Heck, I would love it if there were Skitters equivalents for all holidays and events. Add that option to your polls 8)
6

Luck

As an average joe, I can verify that I love voting on pointless online polls. I think someone is underestimating how much people love putting their input in on inane ideas. Have a look at any twitter poll or even post that is like "like for this, retweet for that". People will do it. Subject matter rarely deters this. People like to have fun.
18

Kismet

I didn't realize the majority of players were in the 25-30 age range like me. That's awesome! I love that this site is a more mature pet site...definitely suits my kidult self. xD
14

Muerte

@Chlorr
It's v. srs
2

Umbrella

For the virus strain type, I wanted to pick the "funny progression", "the cute one", "all the gore", and "robots".

Basically all but the "have not yet done one I liked".
7

Valiska

I will not become a zombie unless you guys invent a strain that is actually pretty at all stages.

To those of you who will say this defeats the point of becoming a zombie: you don't have to get infected with this one, and things do not have to be ugly and gory to be horrifying. Sometimes they're more horrific if they aren't disgusting to look at.

(This is actually something I really want because I can't do alchemy unless I tough it out and become a zombie, and so far, that ain't happening.)
4

Katerina

How interesting that 25-30 is the most popular age group.
Maybe because we're the generation of when virtual pet site were at their peak 10 years ago so still remember those glory days.
23

Chlorr

@Muerte
Polls about hummus are never pointless. Hummus is SRS BSNS.
2

Kanna

Gotta put my two cents about the actual polls themselves in the comments too.

For the virus strains I really like something that is a cool end result to work with. Like, I thought the progressions of this year's strains were REALLY cool, but I was pretty disappointed with the end results.

I wish there were pics for the NPC pets because I only remembered what some of those looked like and some I didn't even know existed. That said, if they're added now it wouldn't help all the people who already voted (like myself).

I love Skitters as a character more and his items, so that poll was easy for me, but I understand how a lot of people had trouble answering the question. It's not like I don't like the L'amour items, I just think the Zombie Den items are more multi-purpose. Also Skitters could use a revamp, and I would really like it if the Zombie Den was made...idk cooler? I don't know, but I think all the shops could have a little...something more? Discuss?
14

LizBlackDog

EXCUSE ME you left Merana out of the Best Hair poll. I should invest in flood supplies if I were you.
11

shylarah

Where's the "I've been on subeta forever and I don't remember if there was a Sarah tutorial when I started" option?
21

Thespian

37

Kanna

RE: Everyone talking about wanting Pylots to become pets -- YESSSSSSS! SUBETA OVERLORDS PLEASE HEAR OUR PRAYERS! We all just want to adopt some sweet birb/cat/things~

RE: """"Frivolous"""" polls -- Well, 1) They're fun. 2) That info can still be used for things in the future. Staff will know which NPCs are more popular and which need a makeover/TLC in general. Knowing which land is most important can steer them towards making an event there or adding more places to it because it's well loved (*cough* Shengui Guo *cough*). Asking for which design of something you prefer can lead to new items/NPCs/etc similar to that. TL;DR - ASKING WHAT WE LIKE LEADS TO MORE THINGS THAT WE LIKE, DUH.
29

Virus

Thanks for adding the new age poll... I feel old as dirt... D:
18

Astro

I think for the Louis or Skitters poll there should have been an option for liking both designs/their items. With the way the poll is going it doesn’t seem one is particularly favoured over the other. I wonder if adding a neutral/liking both sort of option would show that maybe the reason the results so far seem so squarely in the middle is because some people don’t genuinely prefer one of those characters.
3

Annet

By the way. I think the shape of the face of somebody, make sense wich kind of hair will fit. When I have shaved my head, my face is much nicer than with all the annoying curls.
1

cherice

I need pics for the NPC pets question.
3

Annet

I don't understanding why people with beautiful straight hair wants curls. I have curls and it's onley annoing to have got this... I have always wish to have got straight hair. So I have voted for the hair of Som. But the hair I love the most is from Jaden, the shop keeper from Get Mugget. She is not in the polls, but I have adored always her hair!
click here to see her marvelous hair!!! :heart:
2

urameshi

Wow. Silly fun polls?? How horrible. Just the absolute worst. Lmao chill out
14

Plant

Hey what about a poll on what people would like as prizes for questathons etc???
2

Decadent

subeta gotta make more items aiming at baby boomers and grandparents after the new age poll cause we're all old as hell
21

Lanfan

the first age poll i answered back when i was 14-15..... how times flies
1

Skolletta

Yay, silly polls are great! I forgot to vote in the zombie strain poll. :’(
What about the shopkeeper from Spells Galore? Her hair is delightful.
Yes, the hair poll is the only one I truly care about, don’t mind me.
10

Strength

Reading these comments is hilarious. Y'all are adorable.
8

Evanesce

NO FUN ALLOWED IN THIS HOUSE ONLY SERIOUS THINGS ON OUR VERY SERIOUS PETSITE NOBODY BE FRIENDS OR MAKE JOKES

I'm sorry but if you suck enough not to participate in free money because it doesn't seem 'important' enough that's no one's problem but yours.
30

PiplupMagby34

@Skree
Amen to that! I'd love to see an angel pylot pet!
5

METROID

@Salt
Fun is subjective. As long as new polls are announced, most people tend to answer them regardless if they're boring or not of interest to them. And they don't have to vote if they truly do not feel like their opinion truly matters. Don't worry, if someone doesn't vote, they have no ground to stand on to bitch about things later. Polls can always include a neutral opinion option if need be.

If anything, I think people would be less inclined to answer a poll if there's no indication of what the purpose of the poll is in the first place. And if it's less serious, well, yeah, that means it's a waste of time in my book. But that's my stance, and we don't have to agree. It's great that polls have been brought back, but going forward, I would like to see them be used a bit more properly, to answer some real questions that truly do impact the site and what we as users want. I know, we have the suggestions forum but that's primarily from users; it's nice to have staff directly ask us for our input on an idea they might have. We should be able to help them out in the process. More heads are better than only a few.
3

delirium

POLLS/
0

Christ

No Fun Allowed
16

Poetry

I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but the polls don't seem to work for me. They don't save my answers or become highlighted.
0

Salt

@METROID some of these are just for fun, and i think they're more than merited to make polls of whatever they want. That and, doing fun ones I think has more than enough dragged people's attention toward them where I feel like there might of been lackluster interest before to fill them out. It's getting people in comments to have fun and joke around and even suggest other ones to put up, for fun or more serious ones, and some are actually being added. (it brought people's attention to the really ancient 'how old are you' poll and it finally got a new one)

so in short, i think the polls they are doing are good and valid and more or less harmless. i enjoy the less serious tone with things like this. makes it fun.
20

Glitter

So uh. looks like myself and 2 other people like Mattieu's hair LOL.
2

Azzie

My favourite poll was definitely the hair. Except it was so hard? So many NPCs have gorgeous hair!
6

Morticia

I can't answer the Skitters/Louis poll, because my answer isn't there. I LOVE them both. Although I feel that Skitters belongs more to Halloween. But hey, it's a nice change of all the pink heart things :D
0

Muerte

Pointless Poll Possibilities:
Which NPCs clothes best suit your style
Hummus... Thoughts ?
Favorite wearable eye color
Which NPC is most likely to live in X land, vacation in Y land, and retire in Z land ?
21

Chlorr

This is why I love Subeta. You guys saw the comments about us having aged since taking the poll and made a whole bunch of new polls just because. <3<3<3
(Also Oatmeal is the best NPC pet, if Oatmeal is considered one. I 100% love that goat and have given him many sad notes to eat, coming out feeling better for it, too.)
(And I'm so glad that Clementine is currently winning the polls because she absolutely has the best hair...and I'd love to see more natural hair types in the CS.)
(And finally...it feels nice that so many other users are in my age range. Using a site with other adults is my favorite thing.)
16

far

While I love me some polls, some of these were left up for interpretation?
I couldn't really vote at times, because I wasn't sure what was being asked to vote for :(
3

Rivalous

I perfer "rare" stains myself of the existing strains at lest but as that wasn't a option I picked the next best thing ._.;
1

ScarletKilometers

I love body horror and the super fungal looking ones like Ant Agony and Bubblejelly speak to my entire soul. Plants/fungi poking out through the skin is the best body horror trope and I always want more of that.

But I have to second the people wanting more skins that can be used easily. I've collected a neat dozen zombie skins over the years and Clusterflux and Blistered Hearts are the only two I've actually used for anything for that exact reason. I'm going to try to use catterkiller for some stuff come masquerade but the whole concept kind of hinges on being able to do a very specific thing with the layering

Meanwhile Jogoh and Clementine definitely have the best hair, but Gunner is the one that deserves to be memetic for having good hair. This is a very important distinction to make!
2

hannahharmin

*chants "We need more polls"*
12

METROID

basically tl;dr:
"Some may be more important than others."
No. ALL polls should be important. If you recognize you have a poll question that is less important than another, then throw them away. It's most likely a bad question to ask.
0

WindKitsune

Favorite land...as in, to sightsee or to live in? Oh my.
3

METROID

Lemme break this down from a nerdy student who loves research and statistics.

I like polls, but some of these feel strange and nonsensical. What does NPC hair have to do with anything? Now a couple are decent and useful (the Skitters/Louis one could be a good way to figure out which shop of items ultimately do better and should have more focus, same with the NPC pets; I assume that one is trying to gauge interest in fleshing out NPC's pets, particularly the ones that get the least votes?).

Polls really are a valuable asset for the site, and I've honestly missed them. They're useful for pet revamps (obviously these could be retooled to include options such as, "I like the new one better but it still needs work", so that it properly reflects everyone's opinions), and could be a great way to figure out what users might want y'all to focus on (whether that's revamping a feature of the site, potential new ideas we'd like to see, features that need to be cut, etc.).

Obviously the usefulness is limited to purely numbers unless you allowed a comment box (I strongly advise against this for multiple reasons, the #1 being how to quantify varied responses and then you have morons who think they're cute in writing useless info), but that's why discussion is at least good to have. Having good options to choose from is ultimately a good way to narrow it down to more accurate reflections of the demographic; when worded right, you won't need 10 or more options to choose from (too many choices can lead to some problems, such as people not reading through all of them and just picking the top most, which is obviously a skewing problem). In theory, discussions should roughly align with the numbers received from the polls, even if you have silent voters.

Just don't abuse polls with silly questions like the best NPC hair or throw-away answer options. If you don't take them seriously, we don't take them seriously either, and that could lead to false results, or worse, people stop caring about voting if it's all treated like a game. Polls are a tool, not a plaything.
11

innamoramento

"Skitters or Louis?" Why isn't there an both/none option? because i like them both! >_< so, how do i vote?? Louis is best Montre, and Skitters is just adorable in a weird kind of way, i suppose, lol
4

Johnny

Meanwhile the Tea House:
6

Woven

I really wanted there to be an option for a useable, interesting end result for the strain question. So often I think a strain looks really cool but then it's so hard to use any wearables with it that it just sits unused in my skins or I have to wear it with a fun background/foreground and just let the actual ha be naked lol
20

Salt

@RoyalPrincessPrince the first one was a poll you could vote in about 10 years ago
2

RoyalPrincessPrince

whats the dif between the how old are you and how old are you NOW polls?
1

Kellijuana

So many too hard to choose ones!

I'm more sentimentally attached to Skitters, but I kinda wish his items weren't sP lol please no one beat me for that suggestion - I love the new twist of him putting his own flavor on Louis's designs, very fun

HAIR omg all the hairs!

The zombie skins I like most are the ones that actually end up resembling some sort of zombie... like Virus, Boobitis, Brainrot - These newer ones are fun for sure, but I wish they still ended on the zombie scale and not in the fantasy creature/mutant realm

Favorite land was DIFFICULT!! omg... I can narrow it down to about the top 3-5 but choosing an actual #1 favorite is pretty impossible. I mean, I picked one, but it's really not #1, just tied for top 3. I love the world development so much here!! Every time an event or story comes out about a land it becomes my new favorite <3
5

StarShadow

I'm so old my age isn't listed. :D And I didn't see Celeste as a favorite hair option.
7

Salt

also THANK YOU for giving us a new age poll. i was also in the "voted young but now it's been like 10 years" range and it just make me feel weird and old
4

QueenSpazzy

But... I don't want to choose between Louis and Skitters. ;w; They're both great characters and I love their designs and I always buy every single item from both their stores every Survival because, one, I'm obsessive (achievmentsssss; also, I'm a massive hoarder); two, never know what item I'll end up needing for any given outfit or pet treasure; three, they each have an equal amount of items I adore and items that I'll only use in special circumstances (e.g "this character outfit needs some ragged clothes" or "I really need some lingerie items to layer with everything else for JUST the right look"). Skitters has some amazing backstory, too, which I suppose actually leaves me kinda wishing we knew more about Louis because I can't really think of any major plot points/lore involving him? (Or I didn't have much time and paid little attention to plot points/lore involving him whenever there was any.)
5

Yuzu

How dare you make me choose between Louis and Skitters and their shops.
I had a hard time voting in that one because I prefer Skitters as a character but I prefer the items in Louis's shop. (The whole Undead look isn't really my aesthetic but I enjoy it for certain seasons like Survival and Morostide. The rest of the year, I'm much more likely to wear something from Louis's shop instead because that style is closer to my aesthetic. I don't really care about Louis as a character though, he hasn't had much of an impact on me or my experience here. He could disappear and I wouldn't notice. Skitters, though, is my bro, and has impacted my Subeta life greatly. I would be upset if he disappeared.)
9

Virtual

Could you please left-align the labels so they are next to the radio inputs? :)
4

Hexlock

Wesley has the best hair because he is mcfreaking carpeted in the stuff.

Also, I really wish there was an option for "I like them all" in the strains poll! I have a special fondness for the really nasty ones, but all of them are pretty okay in my book and it's hard to pick one exact favorite style.
3

castyourshadow

NICO'S BABY IS SO CUTE.
0

Solsticesprite

Polls? What are those? Does Subeta have polls? ....what for?

I found the poll with the blank response pretty hilarious.

Any poll that pays less than ten thousand sP is subtracting from my sP total. I could do a restock/quest making more sP than that in one-quarter of the time without even thinking about it.

The polls that are rows of text are too close to each other for someone with hand-control problems to get the correct one. The choice a user makes may or may not be their actual one.

The polls that are rows of text have the dots way too far away from the text they are associated with, making it difficult for someone with vision problems to get the correct one. The choice a user makes may or may not be their actual one.
6

Thespian

i'm so glad my vote pushed louis ahead of skitters by one point

i love my montre son fight me (ง •̀_•́)ง
1

PhoenixRose

All the polls! It's nice to update the what age am I poll, lol, since I'm now in my 30's! It's pretty cool to see that there's some people in my range and higher out there too!

(Also, yes, a poll for whatever we need to do to get a Pylot as a pet. Seriously. Poll us to death. Or undeath.)
7

Evy

@Rah
This poll is worth 10 sP. I feel insulted!
Just kidding, looks like (almost) everyone loves polls! :D
1

Salt

Is there an easier way to see every NPCs pets? ;; i know i can go to their account profiles but i don't think their actual pets pages have what they actually look like, just the colors they are roughly. (like, daemon on merana's page doesn't look like daemon as you see them in coliseum)
9

bobbins

I'll be real with yall, I didn't even recognize some of the npcs/their pets.

Also, Skitters is a precious lad and deserves the best.
13

FairestMoss

Also gore ftw!
3

Luck

Only one I'm struggling with is favorite land... I just can't choose
1

FairestMoss

Whoops. On the "Favorite Land" question I ended up voting for Peka only because I momentarily forgot about Shegnui. Shenui takes the cake for sure.

Also I sort of wish you'd renew the age question. I feel a little bit weird seeing my answer to the question still being "14-15" when I'm 25 now.
10

tarot

polls ARE MY LIFEBLOOD add more when possible i love polls thank u
9

Ginseng

For Louis vs. Skitters, what's really being asked? I could interpret it so many ways... ;--;

Do I prefer Parlour items or Zombie Den items?
Do I prefer Louis' or Skitters' design?
Do I prefer Louis or Skitters as a character?
Do I think Louis or Skitters needs a redesign?

To answer all of my own questions tho, I prefer Skitters as a character, but I think he could use a makeover. I LOVE the Parlour items, but I also love Zombie Den items and I think I generally use the Zombie Den items more often year-round.
17

Isilven

I didn't really like the Survival strain question, because none of them accurately described what I like. I like strains with an interesting end result. Strain progression is cool and all, but you can't do anything with it later. For example, my favorite thing about the strain that makes you into a meat baby is the pile of actual garbage with a bunch of rats on it. If I could wear progressions as skins after I complete the strain, I'd vote that way.
24

Grishiu

Lmao I love the last option on the Should there be more polls? poll
6

Tex707

I REFUSE to pick between Skitters and Louis. I like both of their items, and their designs are lovely. What to do, what to do? Hhhmmmmmm I wish there was an "I like both" option. :sweat:
11

Aya

These are some great polls!
1

Benzin

@Ryuu Apparently the grey stuff should be tried because it's "delicious".
0

Fire

I wish we had images for thr npc pet
7

usagi

"You have missed out my favorite, you swine"
lmao, subeta
21

haiku

LOL love these polls
0

Hitman

could we have a new age poll? many people answered it years ago
8

Zimt

I would love.. whatever it needs to vote for Pylot the Peeved to become a pet!
8

LilyValentine

How am I supposed to choose between Luna and Squidley? ...and I picked Luna and now I feel bad because Squidley has so few votes.
0

MagnusTheRed

As if you can vote for anyone but Paw Naturel Lady. ;3
2

beahuston

I love participating in your polls... Thank you for having them.
1

EmCee

The hair question made me realize some NPCs still need to be revamped.
17

Hamlet

I love the 'What age bracket do you fall in?' poll that is still there...i must have answered that soooo many years ago as my answer was 16-18...im 29 now lol
8

Diprosopus

wow the people LOVE shengui guo (i voted for it too)
1

Kevin

I did not survive the polls
6

erynamrod

I can't answer the favorite strain one because they don't have the answer I want. :/ I really don't like cute ones, and I don't necessarily like gory ones (but don't dislike them either). I don't care about robots and while I do like fun progressions, they're temporary so I don't want to base my choice of favorite strain on them. Like Caterkiller, the pupa stage was hilarious and awesome, but the actual skin leaves much to be desired.

I think the easiest way to categorize what I like most is ones that have a lot of customizing potential. What's the fun if I can't dress it up? I like Fevermore because it has a lot of potential (because its body isn't deformed so it can still wear a lot of clothes, but it's still fun), and Doom Bloom for the same reason. I think all of this year's have a lot of potential, and Lotus and Bulbus because they're versatile.
22

Stiles

will poll for sp
6

Truffula

I voted for Robots in the virus strain poll. I'd like a robot virus please. It sounds impossible but then again none of them are very likely :D
12

Virus

Where is the Pylot love?

See if they give you any cuddles then. Dx
16

Android

Saggi better win for best hair
3

Rah

@Lamp and @Ritter - this is useful information too! Some of them have just been mentioned around, some have art. I've put up a topic in the pets forum to talk about NPC pets :)
6

legalcat

Was Sarah even around12 years ago?? That's how long I've been a member and I don't remember her from back then. So her being helpful isn't a poll I can answer.
0

Muerte

I can't decide on Skitters vs Louis. We need a middle ground choice. It really depends on the year and what is put out. Some years I prefer Skitters and some I prefer Louis, but often I just like them both. As for NPC design, I really don't have an opinion.

And how DARE you make me pick between Clementine and Wesley's hair. (Clem though)

The virus strain one is also really hard, I need a choice to put 'they each have their own pros and cons and depends on that particular strain.' My favorite strains are all different: Baker's Kiss (cute), Blistered Hearts (gore), and Clusterflux (not really either one). Boobitis (gore) and Doom Bloom (cute/stunning) also holds pieces of my heart.
9

Princezz

The hair poll had quite a few missed opportunities...
1

Seoni

Spoiler (click here to toggle)
please update her in her rave gear since she came out as a raver
that's all I want for ARM this year... plus more corsets
24

Ritter

I would have to agree with @carson on the NPC Pet list.
Would a good suggestion for the forums, that each NPC page have their pet image somewhere on there too.

Outside of seeing them randomly during the holidays or certain areas, there were some NPCs that I did not even know had pets, so I had to blindly make my choice off the ones that I knew.
6

Lamp

Kinda wish you guys put in the pet images for the poll like you did for the wrestlers and hair polls cause as a new player i literally don't know where to find any of these guys nor do I really care to go out of my way to do so.
23

Atomic

I wanted to vote for the gory strains but then I saw robots were an option. So, robots. But also gore.
7

peachtiny

Yayyy! I love polls. <3
1

BlueRiver

I have to choose between Louis or Skitters? But I love both my boys! D:
9

Rah

@Evy - I like your style *adds poll*
15

Britney

gore gore gore
1

deadlock

i'm too old to need help from sarah so i can't vote truthfully ):
4

carson

is there someplace i can see all the npc's pets?? i didn't realize they all had one and now i'm curious!
7

Ryuu

Question: What is your favorite kind of virus strain at Survival?
-Robots

Yes. Grey goo time, subeta~
9

ravenclaw

robots, ya'll
7

Dice

I might have to just skip the hair poll. How can I only pick one?
1

Skree

You missed the most important questions: Should Pylots become pets?
Yes or Yes?
;)
44

Evy

I don't know what the polls are about yet, but I love polls! Polls are fun indeed! MORE POLLS! Maybe a poll about that? ;)
3

Opossun

Can't believe I was the first person voting "robots"

please. please. I love robots ;;;;;
9

Christ

i hate the hair poll
im personally offended because i cant participate

i like hair too much to only pick one.
7

Stitching

If you don't vote Saggi, you will bruise his ego.
7

Seoni

Those who don't vote for Baron may he eat all your fingers
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