Season 7 Dev Blog #17
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Join Date: Jun 2012
11-14-2012, 08:00 AM
And yes, I know we're in an era of big data.
I don't need a link to Nate Silvers' blog to know that.
My point is that Cryptic's data is going to be the best data and big data requires original research to the specific data at hand (heck, folks who argued for using 2004 data in the 2012 U.S. presidential election all got it wrong) and Nate Silvers-style big data requires much of it from many sources with a track record you can use to track the reliability and bias of data sources.
It's not productive as a player on the forums to argue DATA. The only leg we have to stand on as players is a mix of broad qualitative generalities and a priori philosophical assumptions.
We need to be looking at things in terms of qualitative analysis and narrative. Not statistics. Because we don't have the statistics to work with.
From a player vantage, more math shoehorned into our discussions about design philosophy makes our arguments less reliable.