32 million players play LOL monthly.it is not because LOL is most played game on Xfire that LOL is most played game outside that tool.
On the contrary:
On a survey done by Nielsen a year ago ..., WOW was played 2 times more than LOL in the US.
----btw Nielsen is professionally known to do these studies scientifically around the world.
Makes you think who OWNS Xfire doesn't it ?
Yep , your first thought is right: the same group that publishes LOL...
BTW: Did you know WOW- 32 bit ... is no longer tracked by Xfire since the middle of last year:
"With the release of patch 5.04, all systems will now have the 64-bit executable for the game regardless of whether you use it or not. With the way we have the definition written, Xfire detects the 64-bit executable first, even on 32-bit systems. Because of this reason, anybody running a 32-bit OS, will need to manually detect wow.exe in order for Xfire to work with it."
Although they claim they worked on it, the issue is still not resolved. Even 64 bit systems suffer, WOW is no longer detected in auto mode on Xfire.
I quote: "UPDATE: It appears that the registry key change that I made in the last update on this game will not work on Vista/7 32-bit systems as Wow6432Node keys are present on these OSs. So the only way to get around this is to either manually detect wow.exe or to delete Wow-64.exe and run a game scan. Most systems running Vista/7 will have the ability to use DirectX 11 (depending on your video card), so you will still need to change your In-Game Renderer to D3D11 in order to get XIG to function. "
I am running 64 bit Win 7 ... and WOW is not even tracked on this machine either...(at least not until last month, the time I stopped playing WOW for a bit).
So far Xfire. Or how half of the video game industry is taken by the nose for the last 2 years total. You see Xfire is bought by the same Chinese group that distributes LOL in ... Asia. rather good joke really. You see 2 years ago - on acquiring Xfire - the LOL activity quadrapulled on Xfire (due to the Asian input).
I can't stop laughing at these fools who downloaded LOL because it was number one on Xfire ... Well you should have known better really. Much telling that every time these LOL guys meet they don't even come to half of the BlizzCon esport participants...
Well : you read it here first.
I am VERY curious about the latest study coming from Nielsen (situation 2013) in this regard and will not hesitate to publish this scientific research in most gaming forums. As even a lackluster tool like Warcraft realms shows MORE activity in WOW than this time last year...
And yes, enthusiasm is for WoW is dwindling.....fast! Just look at these 1 - 1.5 hour long LFR queues and the sad state of raiding with only 1/2 the teams raiding this expac compared to Cata.