cont. from a previous thread.
As we can see the trend continued downward. The Shadowfell prelude quests released in the last update lead to only a minor and very temporary bump up for obvious reasons. Peaks are now very close to 15k or lower for the majority of servers which is a very symmetrical decline from the 20k, and 17.5k marks.
That's approximately a 2500 drop in the last DDO tracker update, followed by another 2500 drop. 2500 out of 20,000 is over 11%, and in the new graph 2500 out of 17500 is over 15%...
Even a 15% decline should be startling. a 25% decline on the other hand is pretty massive. A loss of over a quarter of the logins from the peaks at the release of eGH.
So now that it's clear the game is dramatically less populated since it's last interest generating update, and even significantly less populated than it was in the dead of winter long after last years final interest generating update. Maybe we can get into some productive discussion of how to deal with the reality instead of denying what's obvious and trying to make excuses (though I'm sure someone will point out that it's summer... interestingly that's a contextual distinction, which is something some of you were not willing to give to the previous graph (where the late winter months after the last update were pointed at and context was intentionally ignored) which was cherry picked as evidence that the last graph was "flat" based on only two data points in the entire graph... but people will rationalize anything if they don't wish to believe it enough.
I wonder if anyone had the old DDO tracker quarterly plots from Motu onward? It would be very interesting to see and compare to the upcoming expansion.