Got a lot of responses to the customer survey I emailed out through wargame vault, regarding thoughts on Five Parsecs.
Some preliminary impressions from 20ish responses (so when I say "everyone" below, what I mean is "of those people"):
*Almost everyone is a sci-fi gamer primarily or solely.
*Interest in historical versions is not great, but several people mentioned near-future, pulp or weird war.
*Most people are happy with the level of complexity currently but there's a definite core that wants more options and detail.
*Solo suitability was a strong factor for a majority.
*Thoughts on the AI systems are all over the place: Some people don't use such systems at all, some people want far more robust systems, some people mix and match.
*More "creation" systems to build aliens, vehicles etc. is something several people want.
*Many people mentioned wanting more "flavor" details to help build the world out more.
*People are pretty split between wanting more war-game elements and more RPG elements.
If you haven't sent in your response yet, definitely do, it's been very educational to read.
If you don't receive email from the Vault, email me and I can also send you the questionnaire manually.