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Why won't UO release their subscription numbers?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Guest, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Guest

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    Although, I do understand it may not show them in the best light if the population is decreasing, but come on people. It's pretty evident without them providing this information. I also play EvE online, and at my login screen, it shows the current number of players on their server. I just logged, and there were 13k players. This number varies from 10-31k players on most days.

    Why won't UO provide this information. They show which are the most populated servers, what would hurt them if they were just a bit more specific?...la
     
  2. Guest

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    Although, I do understand it may not show them in the best light if the population is decreasing, but come on people. It's pretty evident without them providing this information. I also play EvE online, and at my login screen, it shows the current number of players on their server. I just logged, and there were 13k players. This number varies from 10-31k players on most days.

    Why won't UO provide this information. They show which are the most populated servers, what would hurt them if they were just a bit more specific?...la
     
  3. because it's a gainst EA's policy...
     
  4. because it's a gainst EA's policy...
     
  5. Setnaffa

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    I don't really care if they do or not. As long as I'm having fun, I'll keep playing regardless of the population.

    The beginning of the current event should be a good enough example for all players that there are still plenty of active accounts out there. Didn't ATL almost crash because there were too many players in one location?
     
  6. Setnaffa

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    I don't really care if they do or not. As long as I'm having fun, I'll keep playing regardless of the population.

    The beginning of the current event should be a good enough example for all players that there are still plenty of active accounts out there. Didn't ATL almost crash because there were too many players in one location?
     
  7. Guest

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    To be honest, it's not a big deal to me. It's just a simple question. I've always wondered, it's not like I would stop playing if I knew the "real" truth about the shard numbers...la
     
  8. Guest

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    To be honest, it's not a big deal to me. It's just a simple question. I've always wondered, it's not like I would stop playing if I knew the "real" truth about the shard numbers...la
     
  9. Guest

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    Why do people care about the numbers?

    I dont get it.
     
  10. Guest

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    Why do people care about the numbers?

    I dont get it.
     
  11. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    Why do people care about the numbers?

    I dont get it.

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    Curiosity. There isn't anything to "get"...LA
     
  12. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    Why do people care about the numbers?

    I dont get it.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Curiosity. There isn't anything to "get"...LA
     
  13. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Why do people care about the numbers?

    I dont get it.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Curiosity. There isn't anything to "get"...LA

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Curiosity, I cant argue with.
     
  14. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Why do people care about the numbers?

    I dont get it.

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    Curiosity. There isn't anything to "get"...LA

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Curiosity, I cant argue with.
     
  15. Kaj

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    <blockquote><hr>

    Draconi popped in on LS during the start of the event and stated there were something like 260 players all on the same screen on LS at one time. and that is only the people who knew about the event and showed up the first day of it on time.

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    EU had a similar number, Atl had around 500, I think.
    That brings the total to about 1000 for 3 of the bigger shards.

    Somewhat of a guess would be that around 10000 attended the first day of the event, but I think that's optimistic. Especially since many attended multiple events and shards like Baja are significantly smaller than EU etc.

    If you take into consideration that many logged on at that moment solely for the event, while they otherwise would not have been, the amount of active players at any given moment would be significantly less than 10k.

    Anyway, I don't care much for the amount of players. I still see a lot of people on this forum and at wbb/Luna. UO is by no means dead (on the big shards).
     
  16. Kaj

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    Draconi popped in on LS during the start of the event and stated there were something like 260 players all on the same screen on LS at one time. and that is only the people who knew about the event and showed up the first day of it on time.

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    EU had a similar number, Atl had around 500, I think.
    That brings the total to about 1000 for 3 of the bigger shards.

    Somewhat of a guess would be that around 10000 attended the first day of the event, but I think that's optimistic. Especially since many attended multiple events and shards like Baja are significantly smaller than EU etc.

    If you take into consideration that many logged on at that moment solely for the event, while they otherwise would not have been, the amount of active players at any given moment would be significantly less than 10k.

    Anyway, I don't care much for the amount of players. I still see a lot of people on this forum and at wbb/Luna. UO is by no means dead (on the big shards).
     
  17. the 4th man

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    I see it as a way from keeping the stratics junkies who believe the worlds going to end and UO along with it, from posting all this negative horse dung every other post.

    2 games huh.....tsk tsk.
     
  18. the 4th man

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    I see it as a way from keeping the stratics junkies who believe the worlds going to end and UO along with it, from posting all this negative horse dung every other post.

    2 games huh.....tsk tsk.
     
  19. Guest

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    Actually 3, I have cancelled my WoW account, lol...la
     
  20. Guest

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    Actually 3, I have cancelled my WoW account, lol...la
     
  21. That's good... WoW got redundant and boring for me too [​IMG]

    I just noticed you have 18k+ posts... that would be why your name is familiar
     
  22. That's good... WoW got redundant and boring for me too [​IMG]

    I just noticed you have 18k+ posts... that would be why your name is familiar
     
  23. Guest

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    Yeah, I have a few posts in my past. [​IMG] ...la
     
  24. Guest

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    Yeah, I have a few posts in my past. [​IMG] ...la
     
  25. rico i sware I just thought your avatar was a real bug crawling on my screen, lol. tried to smush it
     
  26. rico i sware I just thought your avatar was a real bug crawling on my screen, lol. tried to smush it
     
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  29. Karthcove

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    If I was a company who offered public stock like EA does I would also hold back individual product performance numbers and only report total quarterly earnings and projections as required - I think overall it is a good business policy and can't fault them for it.

    Here are the numbers EA wants you to see;

    EA Numbers
     
  30. Karthcove

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    If I was a company who offered public stock like EA does I would also hold back individual product performance numbers and only report total quarterly earnings and projections as required - I think overall it is a good business policy and can't fault them for it.

    Here are the numbers EA wants you to see;

    EA Numbers
     
  31. Guest

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    I'm looking at it from a customer satisfation angle. Don't forget, the customer is never wrong...la
     
  32. Guest

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    I'm looking at it from a customer satisfation angle. Don't forget, the customer is never wrong...la
     
  33. Karthcove

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    <blockquote><hr>

    I'm looking at it from a customer satisfation angle. Don't forget, the customer is never wrong...la

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    And in attempting to keep to that philosophy we now have Trammel, gold inflation beyond belief (BoS, bad idea), murder system destroyed, crafters only good for bods and quests, and your favorite (which I totally support you on btw) thieves nerfed to only being able to take candy from babies. What was that about the customer again?
     
  34. Karthcove

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    <blockquote><hr>

    I'm looking at it from a customer satisfation angle. Don't forget, the customer is never wrong...la

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    And in attempting to keep to that philosophy we now have Trammel, gold inflation beyond belief (BoS, bad idea), murder system destroyed, crafters only good for bods and quests, and your favorite (which I totally support you on btw) thieves nerfed to only being able to take candy from babies. What was that about the customer again?
     
  35. Guest

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    I'm pretty sure candy is blessed...so we can't even take that. [​IMG] ...la
     
  36. Guest

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    I'm pretty sure candy is blessed...so we can't even take that. [​IMG] ...la
     
  37. DeadCrafter

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    Nice to see you again Rico la.
     
  38. DeadCrafter

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    Nice to see you again Rico la.
     
  39. viper of flames

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    why would it matter? Who cares how many are playing look around if you want numbers. What gets me is all the homes I notice players never log into over hmmmm 9 years now.

    Lets say if they X out grandfathed homes you might be able to get your count on players numbers.Allow theses and all osi homes to fall.I have 7 osi homes by me that changed 7 years ago. Drop them and also fix the house bug that turned so many homes that were about to fall into owned by osi.
     
  40. viper of flames

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    why would it matter? Who cares how many are playing look around if you want numbers. What gets me is all the homes I notice players never log into over hmmmm 9 years now.

    Lets say if they X out grandfathed homes you might be able to get your count on players numbers.Allow theses and all osi homes to fall.I have 7 osi homes by me that changed 7 years ago. Drop them and also fix the house bug that turned so many homes that were about to fall into owned by osi.
     
  41. Arcus

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    That's good...

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    Why is it good? That makes no sense. Do you wish ill upon Blizzard? Do you think Rico is saving himself from certain doom? Were you concerned for his well being because he played WoW?

    Oh...I know why.....
     
  42. Arcus

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    That's good...

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    Why is it good? That makes no sense. Do you wish ill upon Blizzard? Do you think Rico is saving himself from certain doom? Were you concerned for his well being because he played WoW?

    Oh...I know why.....
     
  43. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    why would it matter?

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    It doesn't.

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    Who cares how many are playing...

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    I do, well, not really...la
     
  44. Guest

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    <blockquote><hr>

    why would it matter?

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    It doesn't.

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    Who cares how many are playing...

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    I do, well, not really...la
     
  45. RTLFC

    The MMOGchart.com figures for UO are known to be pretty accurate. I can't swear by any of his other numbers, but I've heard people who ought to know say that his UO figures are generally solid.
     
  46. RTLFC

    The MMOGchart.com figures for UO are known to be pretty accurate. I can't swear by any of his other numbers, but I've heard people who ought to know say that his UO figures are generally solid.
     
  47. Guest

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    I've got a cousin's uncle's next door neighbor's ex-wife's brother in law, who swears the numbers are good too. I'd just like to have them show up on the log in area, or at the time of log on.

    To be honest, it really isn't a big deal either way...I just don't see this information hurting UO, it hasn't hurt EvE Online...la
     
  48. Guest

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    I've got a cousin's uncle's next door neighbor's ex-wife's brother in law, who swears the numbers are good too. I'd just like to have them show up on the log in area, or at the time of log on.

    To be honest, it really isn't a big deal either way...I just don't see this information hurting UO, it hasn't hurt EvE Online...la
     
  49. Guest

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    Even Dungeon Runners shows each servers population when you are on the login page.

    No real reason, just curiosity.
     
  50. Guest

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    Even Dungeon Runners shows each servers population when you are on the login page.

    No real reason, just curiosity.