If I get around to it I will put the numbers up.
This is what i have, the logins by the hour for each server for 30 days.
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 0:00 1716
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 1:00 1389
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 2:00 978
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 3:00 856
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 4:00 647
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 5:00 590
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 6:00 578
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 7:00 709
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 8:00 787
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 9:00 906
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 10:00 1107
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 11:00 1289
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 12:00 1591
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 13:00 1782
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 14:00 1736
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 15:00 2069
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 16:00 1999
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 17:00 2133
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 18:00 2317
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 19:00 2367
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 20:00 2371
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 21:00 2340
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 22:00 2216
Argonnessen 3/15/2010 23:00 2072
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Event Statistics: Risia, Festivult, Midwinter, Daily Dice, Mimic Hunt
Note I don't have a daily graph for March of '13 so can not compare the same time of year.
I was thinking the same thing, was there an event in March Timeframe 2010
My first thought was Cove - But that was 2011 nearly 1 year later
So I did a bit of checking and the only two events I found were
Festival of the Traveler (Easter Egg Hunt in the Marketplace)
Risia Ice Games (2010 Winter Olympics)
The only other thing was their 4th birthday but I don't remember a cake or box on the 4th b-day
The only question I have on the numbers posted is Time Zone of times. If Moon posted EST and Evils comparison are based on GMT there would not be a true comparison of times and logins.
Meh, thats not a very dramatic graph. 25% over 4 months is not surprising given the fickle nature of the MMO market. I still only play DDO, and I have been to busy to play for more than a few hours a week for the last month. With the summer here, I have been busy. I have to get what I want done before the temps outside refuse to drop below 95* at night.
If you want to see a dramatic graph, I suggest you google these:
The graph showing the US congress approval rating from 9/11 2001 to about the end of 2006.
The graph showing the US stock market from 2006 to 2012.
The graph showing the US stock market for the same time frame as your DDO graph. I think the DJIA gained all of those missing DDO players somehow.
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gaming sites in late 2009/early 2010 DDO increased both revenue and subscribers by as much as 200-500%.
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I been taking a break from DDO! Been trying some other god awful games lately. Tis the season for new **** f2p games!
None of em are really any good though! Some have potential but i always finding myself saying "It would be better if they did it like DDO instead".
I do miss this game. I won't lie though, Not having any new raids in the new expansion was a huge turnoff for me and my friends. Some downright stopped playing when that info was released. That was the nail in the coffin for me. I could give a rats ass about owl bears and flying cats, 3 more levels and a revamped clicky system, Me and my friends like raids the most! The rest is just icing on the cake. 2 end game raids just does not cut it and literally burnt us out.
I hope Turbine can get their **** together and bounce this game back up from its slump. It is a awesome game. I will probs be around when xpac goes live. Check out the forums, Read the reviews and play it by ear. I hope its great stuff. The community deserves nothing less!
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[QUOTE=jalont;5028532]Hopefully they did leave. The forums have been less packed with crazies as wellQUOTE]
Did you no read this thread...
I'll admit I haven't read every post in this thread, but there seems to be a heavy focus on "log-ins." I'm thinking this particular statistic is a relatively poor way to measure anything to do with population except in the most general sense, here's some of the things that bother me about it...
•I log-in usually a couple times a day, so I'm sure others do too.
•Does relogging after a dc inflate the log-in count?
•Multi-boxers mean multiple log-ins/per actual boxing player.
•Probably other factors slipping my mind ATM.
This all leads me to believe that the log-in count is both a poor and artificially high means of determining population. Sure, it's an indicator of activity, and more or less activity can give a sense of more or less players, but only loosely. Forgive me if this has already been addressed and I missed it, but on the chance it wasn't I thought I'ld bring it up...
Is there any other way than constantly swapping servers (further hiking the log-in rate) & taking a tally of the "who" list (which still wouldn't account for multi-boxers) to get a decently accurate sense of true player population? While I'm of the firm belief that the population in general is shrinking, I've no clue at what rate nor do I have any real proof; it's just my impression, one which seems to be shared by many others.
Very often when I see this (shrinking population) subject brought up, a common response is "what proof do you have?" as though a lack of proof somehow dismisses the possibility; even though they're equally unable to prove their own position.
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Now excuse me while I wander off to arm myself with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and hunker down behind my Armored Beer Refrigerator, while I have the UFO's take control of the Congresional Wives with the help of the International Cocaine Smugglers and the Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow - btw, do you have change for 10 million population?
Before, you would at least get gimpy types trying to join EE runs, but now it's like they are firmly in their place and don't even bother. Those people are the majority of players too, they just enjoy the easier, no-fail experience of EH/EH, they don't have the knowledge or skills to be effective in EE's. Part of that problem is that there aren't enough players in general running around for them to see cool EE loot on and be encouraged to try to take their game up to the next level.
That's only part of the picture of course, the way grouping works seriously hurts the development of scenes as well. There needs to be a reward system that makes it profitable for players who are capable of grouping together right now, to actually do so and not just stick to channel runs and solo'ing. At the end of the day unless players are somehow forced out of their comfort zones, the game will continue to stagnate and all the little islands of excusivity will be dead monuments to nothing.
I came back to DDO at the beginning of the year or just after FOT came out. I have played since the beginning on ADAR and now on Sarlona except for a period of time between when DDO went free until this year. What I see now, what I have never seen in my years of playing, mostly at night(3rd shifter) 24 lfms at 245am. 24 LFMs I would not see that during the day a couple years ago, maybe one or two LFMs max. DDO seems pretty healthy to me. People who complain about disconnects, or lag usually have a problem on their end of the connection, not DDO. I once belong to that group myself, until I made some changes to my computer and all is well, have not had any disconnects since going to 64bit from 32bit. As for bugs I don't let them ruin my game time, I don't dwell on the little things.
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