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So, this isn't a thread, that I intend to use as a platform for ranting about this subject, lol (to put you at ease)...
Just given that threads of this nature pop up frequently enough that it shows people are interested in the topic ( I know some even like to collate any new information gaming studio's/publishers release on this for a better overall picture and reference). I figured I would post a link to a recent dev blog for my MMORPG of choice Runescape:
So, in this, the guy who is pretty much the head of runescape development is giving something of a "state of the game" address. In which he mentions What the average player actually is like in several respects. He goes into a decent amount of detail. Says where they are getting their information from (I participated in the survey mentioned. So, I know it's a real thing). And, even supplies some graphical representations (pie wheels, charts etc).
I just think it's nice when a company/corporation releases this kind of information. Because, every time one does, we can take that in conjunction with information previously released by other companies/corporations. And, it helps to get a better picture of the industry as a whole.
Yes, it's from a game some here might not care about (The subject of runescape is a rather polarizing love/hate thing). But, it isn't a small game either. And, it is also one of the Older MMORPG out there that is still on-going. So, the information might prove of interest to some here.