Four general surveys have been taken of rec.games.roguelike.angband: the first three by Mischa Gelman in ’95-’96, ’97-’98, and ’98-’99, and the fourth by Leon Marrick in ’01-’02. Results for these surveys are available here.
Survey of 2001 – 2002
The 2001-2002 survey ran during January 2002. It generated almost 400 messages in two threads (plus some email messages) and got 101 individual responses. By the time it was over, the maintainer of Moria, the maintainer of Angband, several famous names in early Angband development, most of the active coders, many of the key advice-givers and idea-contributors, and a whole bunch of folks who do more playing then posting all said what was on their mind.
- Brief results
Results to most of the questions in the survey.
A treasure-trove of Angband stories.
Probably the most comprehensive – and certainly the most
democratic – commentary on Angband available.
- General comments and suggestions
Respondants critique the game as a whole, point out strong and weak points, and make suggestions for future development.
- Variant-specific comments
Respondants critique individual variants.
- Survey text, usage notes
The text of the survey, commentary on what went right – and wrong.
Survey of 2020 (initiated at oook forums):