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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by BenBos View Post
    In view of previous launches, my guess is around 1.5 million by now.

    THE overall majority of players had it on pre order. The rest joined up a few days later. The number of servers didn't grow spectacular after the public launch ...and NCSoft said the number of pre orders was around 1 million.

    Add it all up and you would see that 1.5 million is not far off.

    So whenever they pass 2 million, they'll announce it. If they don't, the figures won't be that high.

    But NCSoft has a bad record for "leaking" so called unofficial figures (like they did with Aion and its ridiculous 4.5 million, which never was of course).

    So the last figure was 1 million pre order. The same as SWTOR btw and that ended up around 2.5 million after 3 months.

    GW2 will seal off the faith of the subscription based market btw. Except for WoW and EVE, I don't think that paid sub market still has a chance to survive.

    Blizzard is too strong with BattleNet to be influenced and EVE has an economy that far surpasses the free to play stuff. The rest is doomed to free lame cash shops to survive...
    Why this crusade against NCsoft/any non blizzard game?

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Damnitbobby View Post
    ..... The launch alone was the smoothest i have ever seen a game go live. .....
    I kinda have to disagree with you , there were a shitload of problems with the login , the AH was available only today (not that is that important) .
    Last edited by wvx; 2012-09-04 at 01:32 PM.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by MrSerious View Post
    nice work posting a link that is from Feb. *sigh

    bottom line is nobody knows. +1 million since that is the only number they have released so far.
    THE result from Xfire in Feb was the same: Lol was being played 3 times more than WoW while a specialised buro that took a representative scientific sample showed the reverse.

    Games like LOTRO are into the top 10 in such studies, which they don't in Xfire.

    I just wanted to show that Xfire is not representative for PC game play at all.

    As such scientific studies are rather expensive, it is good that everyone can see the HUGE difference between scientific samples and plain bullshit numbers from some fixed club where some games can be downloaded on their website and then make popularity listings with other non downloadable (or promoted) games.

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  5. #45
    Maybe it's just me, but I hate these kinds of threads. They're generally only used for people to 1) justify pre-launch hype or 2) convince other people that a game is dead and they should quit. I just don't understand the purpose of it. Why does it matter to you how many people are playing?
    Humans are the only species on the planet smart enough to be this stupid.

  6. #46
    The game has been sold out in ALL game retails in my town ever since last week.

    The game is selling well, really well.

    I think 4 Mio. is a very realistic number at this time. We might hit 5 Mio. sold copies by the end of September.

  7. #47
    We'll run the guessing game till Anet will show us the numbers.

    In the meantime we can run a lottery. The winner get a moderator job for the GW2 forum.
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  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Crowe View Post
    The game has been sold out in ALL game retails in my town ever since last week.

    The game is selling well, really well.

    I think 4 Mio. is a very realistic number at this time. We might hit 5 Mio. sold copies by the end of September.
    Ridiculous.

    Why ?

    How many servers were added in the last 5 days ?

    They launched with 1 million players...And full servers...

    Did they add 5x times the servers ?

    No ? Well then : ... Do the count.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by BenBos View Post
    Ridiculous.

    Why ?

    How many servers were added in the last 5 days ?

    They launched with 1 million players...And full servers...

    Did they add 5x times the servers ?

    No ? Well then : ... Do the count.
    They launched with 1 million PRE PURCHASES not in total, that doesnt count the normal purchase and pre order (not sure about pre orders). But why do you care how much they sold anyway, after all its not a blizzard game right?

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by xizzu View Post
    They launched with 1 million PRE PURCHASES not in total, that doesnt count the normal purchase and pre order (not sure about pre orders). But why do you care how much they sold anyway, after all its not a blizzard game right?
    According to my information they added 3 more servers or about 10% more capacity.

    So my guess of around 1.5 million would be spot on.

    As long as you look at their total possible capacity, you know most of it.
    Last edited by BenBos; 2012-09-04 at 01:49 PM.

  11. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by Karazee View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but I hate these kinds of threads. They're generally only used for people to 1) justify pre-launch hype or 2) convince other people that a game is dead and they should quit. I just don't understand the purpose of it. Why does it matter to you how many people are playing?
    curiosity?!

  12. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by BenBos View Post
    Ridiculous.

    Why ?

    How many servers were added in the last 5 days ?

    They launched with 1 million players...And full servers...

    Did they add 5x times the servers ?

    No ? Well then : ... Do the count.
    4 mill is probably too much; but to your argument

    They added new servers to EU and US

    They upped server capacity.

    Also, there are the overflow servers which are not listed on the realms list. So the possibility for numbers larger than you'd expect is possible.

  13. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by Dodrin View Post
    4 mill is probably too much; but to your argument

    They added new servers to EU and US

    They upped server capacity.

    Also, there are the overflow servers which are not listed on the realms list. So the possibility for numbers larger than you'd expect is possible.
    I answered it already above. In EU they added 3 servers, that's 10% increase compared to the launch.

    So 1.5 million is my rather good guess for NOW and it was based on many factors like SWTOR, potential of the market and server numbers.

    No need to come up with 4.5 Million Aion numbers again... That number could be proven wrong by simply looking at the server numbers, like we can do now

    Once they'll double server numbers, you might get away with 3-4 million... Not sooner.
    Last edited by BenBos; 2012-09-04 at 01:57 PM.

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  15. #55
    Who cares? It's a F2P game, so the only measure of success it can have is how many concurrent playing users it has that are able to buy stuff from the shops.

    Box sales are never a good way to represent the success of a game. Most people will gladly dish out 50 bucks these days to see if it is any good, whether it is or not. Especially in a lull of new content by competitors. Just like how movie sales sometimes get in millions for pretty awful movies that get over hyped or had successful predecessors.

  16. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluxwave View Post
    400k Concurrent
    1mill pre sales
    To add to that I saw figures of 250k pre orders (not pre purchases) in the US alone. I can't see how they can have less than 2 million sales at this point.

  17. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by Vexies View Post
    Really? lol I love how people come out and try to defend cheaters. Its a cute name and good lord do people love to come up with their cute names to attempt to bash something. pretty silly if not completely humorous so I thank you for the early morning entertainment.
    Could you be anymore defensive? I absolutely love the game and definitely wasn't bashing it, or defending cheaters. That doesn't mean I can't still retain my senses as well and the post I was replying to was just stupid. Anyway I agree that with you that around 2 million players is probably where they are at the moment.
    Last edited by Cakka; 2012-09-04 at 02:08 PM.

  18. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by alteam View Post
    1.874m registered accounts. 0.482 registered accounts / hour. 11.38, 3/9 2012. Thank me later.
    I don't know what any of this means, so I added all the numbers. I got 2024.1953 rounded. Then I multiplied by your post count of 524 and then multiplied by 2 because everyone knows multiplying by 2 is fun.

    I got 2,121,356 players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenBos View Post
    According to my information they added 3 more servers or about 10% more capacity.

    So my guess of around 1.5 million would be spot on.

    As long as you look at their total possible capacity, you know most of it.
    they also increased the size of every server already in existance

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    Quote Originally Posted by alteam View Post
    1.874m registered accounts. 0.482 registered accounts / hour. 11.38, 3/9 2012. Thank me later.
    Thank you, now, where did you get those numbers from?

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