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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #315: June 16, 2014, 06:19:06 PM »
This RP couldn't happen today because there would be incessant complaints about how nobles shouldn't be at a bar drunk etc. http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/Ikalak_Ball
There was a long RP series on AT at the recent tournament in Riverholm. Happened in a tavern/inn/whatever. I don't remember anyone complaining. In fact, I can't remember ever hearing anyone complain about that kind of stuff IG. There was some debate about it on the forum (or maybe even on the old DList...), but nothing ever really came of it. People just use the terminology they are familiar with.
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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #316: July 04, 2014, 11:01:19 PM »
There was a precipitous drop in the last 3 weeks, probably due in part to summer starting.

DateRegistered PlayersWeekly ActivityDaily Activity
2014 Jan. 26th (peak count)880577304
2014 March 1st (Beginning of freezing)825539288
April 10th797541293
2014 May 1st799533305
2014 June 16th (WI created)784491277
2014 July 3rd757460248
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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #317: July 05, 2014, 01:38:16 AM »
Yeah, there's been a steady decline throughout the last six months, followed by a stark drop in the past few weeks. In fairness, it's still far too early to make a final judgement on the success or failure of the glacier experiment, but the signs aren't looking good as we approach the 6 month mark since the start of the freezing. The benchmarks for assessment were set at 6 to 12 months during the event, so we'll have to see how things are once we hit the first mark and then as we progress into the autumn and winter when the game has traditionally gained players (although I can't say I saw many new players appearing last autumn and winter).

Even trying to look at it objectively with the best will in the world at this stage, it appears that the glacier has done more harm than good.
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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #318: July 05, 2014, 03:01:54 AM »
If you ask me, the glacier didn't really do much harm. We were losing 15~20 players per month and from looking at the numbers, it seems to have done neither harm nor good.

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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #319: July 05, 2014, 03:32:05 AM »
In terms of their playing enjoyment, the players in the most badly effected realms might think differently on the harm.

But it's an interesting idea that the glacier may not have accelerated the ongoing decline beyond the normal numbers. Mind you, if it doesn't even reduce the decline, it won't have been worth the hassle.

That big drop between January and March is interesting. I wonder whether that could have been sparked by anything in particular?

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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #320: July 05, 2014, 05:42:24 AM »
Could correspond to the large multi strong that got locked.
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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #321: July 05, 2014, 06:59:38 AM »
And the whole Atanamir affair.

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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #322: July 05, 2014, 07:01:08 AM »
And the whole Atanamir affair.
I am sure thats the biggest part of the recent drop but they were talking about from January to March.

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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #323: July 05, 2014, 07:04:44 AM »
Well I wouldn't say the Atanamir affair impacted only the numbers of the past month.

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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #324: July 05, 2014, 07:37:07 AM »
Well I wouldn't say the Atanamir affair impacted only the numbers of the past month.
I am referencing people quitting the game in protest of the Titan decision. From April to May there was in fact a slight increase and I doubt he had any major effect from March to April, that was likely mostly due to protests over the Freeze.

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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #325: August 16, 2014, 09:06:59 PM »
DateRegistered PlayersWeekly ActivityDaily Activity
2014 Jan. 26th (peak count)880577304
2014 March 1st (Beginning of freezing)825539288
April 10th797541293
2014 May 1st799533305
2014 June 16th (WI created)784491277
2014 July 3rd757460248
2014 August 13th736445250
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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #326: August 16, 2014, 09:12:21 PM »
Sharp drop between June to July is probably the Atanamir incident.

Other than that we are just losing players at the same rate as before the glacier.

To be honest, I'd only look at players weekly activity and daily activity.

Many registered players are paused and most of them will probably lose their accounts at some point as they will forget to log in once every three months.

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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #327: August 16, 2014, 09:13:23 PM »
We also typically have a noticeable dropoff in the summer. I think the really important figures will be September and October.
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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #328: August 16, 2014, 09:54:36 PM »
We also typically have a noticeable dropoff in the summer. I think the really important figures will be September and October.

True. I know some people who are planning to come back once their schools start. I think our activity level peaks around October then drops a bit over the winter period then comes back a bit around February or March.

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Re: Number of Players Lost Since Glacier?
« Reply #329: October 21, 2014, 07:43:02 PM »
DateRegistered PlayersWeekly ActivityDaily Activity
2014 Jan. 26th (peak count)880577304
2014 March 1st (Beginning of freezing)825539288
April 10th797541293
2014 May 1st799533305
2014 June 16th (WI created)784491277
2014 July 3rd757460248
2014 August 13th736445250
2014 October 21st683402224
After all it's a roleplaying game.