“As an author I am always fascinated to know what other people like and don't like in their AIF.” Blue Satyr
When we do open threads that ask for general opinions (which have been most of them) people seem to split into two camps: A) let authors design what they want and B) let’s get a general feel for the community.
I think I speak for camp B when I say, this, nor none of the other open threads, is meant to serve as guideline or restriction for what authors should/have to design. I understand that it easily can seem that way given the rankings and strong opinions, but the idea isn’t to put peer pressure on designers, but to help those designers who want to know more about their audience opinion and/or just find the topic interesting.
I wanted to lead off with that because I’m now going to give an overview of how things came out once I added the rankings together. This isn’t meant to be a list of ‘here is what to include’, just a general summary for those who are interested.
When I put up the 1-5 system I never intended to add the results together, but as I was going to talk about each of the categories I figured I start from the ‘top’ and go down. Not going to spend a lot of time on comments, just some general statements.
Threesome+: Very few comments on this from people, but it had the most support. I guess this was just obvious.
Exhibitionism: I would not have expected this to come out so high, but it was really helped by the fact that there were zero opinions ‘opposed’, with everyone being at least in favor with some strong supporters.
Masturbation: This was very strongly supported other than a lone ‘1’ opinion that kept it out of the top.
Lesbianism: For some this is a ‘must have’, others good, but not necessary.
Rough Sex: Another that I didn’t expect to see up this high. I think this was helped by a broad definition of ‘rough’, as two people’s opinion on what that constitutes might be very different.
Orgy: General consensus ‘good luck coding this’, but the focus here is what individuals would like to see, not necessarily how hard it is to do.
Dirty Talk: This was generally supported, but some talk about keeping things in the right amount, which probably varies from person to person.
Incest: I liked Thundergod’s comment, “with hesitation, because I think a lot of it is creepy and arbitrary. Give me a reason.” There were two replies that gave strong approval to incest.
Anal: Based on what actually gets put in AIF, not surprised by the support.
Spanking: A few people really viewed this as essential and no one listed it as something they were really opposed to.
FemDom: A rather strong showing. I expected this to be much more of a mix with some strong support and some harsh dislike.
Gangbang: Very middle of the ground, one 5, with only two 2s.
Virgin: More of a non-issue for many than I expected.
Non-Con: Judging by the comments, it clearly turns some people off, while most others were in the middle.
Male-Dom: Definitely didn’t expect this below FemDom, but the reaction is that it just seems to be not needed.
Bondage: I thought we’d have more categories like this, either strong support or strong opposition. Some people really want more, some were very turned off.
Lolita: Given the content of AIF games, especially some of the more popular ones, surprised to see this so low.
Mind Control: Down towards the bottom; I wonder if the strong dislike is why MCGames have developed along a different platform (RAGS) then get used on “normal” games.
Feet: If BlueSatyr hadn’t come in at the end this would have been either dislike or don’t really care.
Pegging: Started strong before a string of 1s.
Beastiality: I remember seeing a lot of discussion about ‘unlocking’ the beastility scene in School Dreams 3 so I thought this would get a high score from a few people, but pretty much all opposed.
An interesting point was brought up by a two posters that ‘dogs’ and ‘centaurs’ can create a different reaction. To me they are both about the same; not opposed, but that distinction may exist for more players.
Watersports: At the bottom, had the strongest ‘turn off’ factor.
Thanks to everyone who replied, I found it very interesting to see people’s opinions on this.