We were going over the Foldit Survey puzzle results and turns out it has been pretty useful, especially looking at trends over time! If you didn’t get to put your thoughts in that way (and a bunch of you did, thank you very much), unfortunately that survey is closed.
We asked the survey takers, just like last year, what your favorite and least favorite puzzle categories were, provided you had to pick just one. It’s a tough choice.. or is it? What struck as immediately as interesting was not only did our respondents pick “electron density” for "least favorite" two years in a row, this year there was a huge jump in doing so, making it a runaway choice compared to the other categories.
Seriously, what’s up? That’s some pretty strong dislike, and I’m sure some of you probably feel the same way but didn’t get to the survey for whatever reason (don’t make that error over our demographic survey though). We want to know where the problems are with electron density puzzles, so we can address them as much as possible given our resources. We also want to know what's working for you on those. We have some theories and speculation what’s causing these numbers, but we don’t want to influence the discussion and so we’re opening this thread let you tell us your thoughts.
Please note that this discussion is restricted to electron density puzzles only. This is not a discussion about other puzzle types, bugs, or general game feedback/suggestions (and those will likely be removed, as well as anything not keeping in spirit of the community guidelines, obviously).