So in developing my game in private i have run into a wall for knowing how well i’m adjusting the npcs decision making values effectively, What it comes down to is needing vastly more data on how different values effect the how the npc behaves over a longer periods of time.
So that has led me down the path of considering an open beta, where i allow people to play the game, and i have the game collect data to report back statistic about the npcs and the play session to better tune the ai. Obviously informing the player and getting consent to collect this data.
Since this is the first time i have ever consider this type of approach, or considered collecting data. What are people ok with, and what is going to far, in your opinion?
When answering my own question, as a very private person, all personal data is off limits, game sessions need to be completely anonymous, with nothing identifying devices people use to play.