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LoL tops WoW as most played PC game

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  • PhryPhry OxfordshirePosts: 7,754Member Rare
    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by Valua
    Based on XFire numbers. Who even uses XFire? Exactly. Next to no one. Isn't Raptr bigger than XFire? And no one uses that either.

    when i first read this, i had similar thoughts - seems like a self promotion for  Xfire/DFC Intelligence

     

    other sites have picked this up as news

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudiosi/2012/07/11/riot-games-league-of-legends-officially-becomes-most-played-pc-game-in-the-world/

    http://www.gamesradar.com/xfire-free2play-is-the-future-league-of-legends-player-base-skyrockets-while-wows-declines/

    its all based on dodgy statistics, to give it even marginal credibility is a stretch, as there is a distinct lack of corroborative evidence to back up the data supplied.image

  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAPosts: 616Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spades07
    From massively.com  
    Well, it's official (sort of). The World of Warcraft-killer has been named, and they're calling it League of Legends.   A research firm known as DFC Intelligence has released a report claiming that Riot's MOBA was the most popular PC game in North America and Europe last year in terms of hours played. The title took home the top spot with 1.3 billion hours of activity, while WoW dropped to second place with 622.4 million user hours.

     

    What a relief that is. People do prefer gameplay.

    Yeah, how dare people have different tastes in games than the OP does.

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,572Member Uncommon

    Does this mean that we're now going to see dozens of LoL clones?  I weep for the future.

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  • SlickShoesSlickShoes EdinburghPosts: 1,019Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by dave6660
    Does this mean that we're now going to see dozens of LoL clones?  I weep for the future.

    DOTA2 is just a LoL clone.

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  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan EastPosts: 2,630Member Uncommon

    Well, LoL breeds the same kind of elitism than WoW's endgame so... not really surprised. Some people just like that kind of communities.

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  • DraftbeerDraftbeer SzarvasPosts: 517Member Uncommon

    WoW, LoL.

    The two game that I try avoid at all costs.

  • spades07spades07 YesPosts: 847Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by monstermmo
    lol@people prefer gameplayLoL is freakin boring.

    wait till you try WoW.

  • TimEisenTimEisen Columnist Posts: 2,555Member Uncommon

    PVP is a small portion of the player base consisting of only gankers, trolls, and mean people, so this is impossible, a pvp MMO would never work.

  • Z3R01Z3R01 NYC, NYPosts: 2,426Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spades07
    From massively.com  
    Well, it's official (sort of). The World of Warcraft-killer has been named, and they're calling it League of Legends.   A research firm known as DFC Intelligence has released a report claiming that Riot's MOBA was the most popular PC game in North America and Europe last year in terms of hours played. The title took home the top spot with 1.3 billion hours of activity, while WoW dropped to second place with 622.4 million user hours.

     

    What a relief that is. People do prefer gameplay.

    LoL is free, WoW costs like 60-80 bucks for base game + expansions and has 15 dollar fee every month.

    The fact that WoW hasent been passed by every Free 2 play game is amazing.

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  • Z3R01Z3R01 NYC, NYPosts: 2,426Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SlickShoes
    Originally posted by dave6660
    Does this mean that we're now going to see dozens of LoL clones?  I weep for the future.

    DOTA2 is just a LoL clone.

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  • spades07spades07 YesPosts: 847Member Uncommon

    I admit I was trolling. I'm proving a point that popularity counts for very little. And the gameplay thing I admit was a dig. WoW does have gameplay. It's just a pity it marginalises it.

    As to Xfire stats, the idea is it's a sample. The same way how TV program ratings is figured- it uses a sample. The same for polls etc etc. And remember this is a research firm which has a slightly better credibility than some armchair critics. If you don't think LoL is one of the most played PC games- prove otherwise.

    Not that I'm a huge fan of LoL, but give me that over WoW any day of the week.

  • IstavaanIstavaan CorkPosts: 1,350Member

    The same people who play LOL probably play wow its aimed directly at that blizzard/battlenet demographic. It also has the same kind of community.

  • spades07spades07 YesPosts: 847Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Istavaan
    The same people who play LOL probably play wow its aimed directly at that blizzard/battlenet demographic. It also has the same kind of community.

    True. But as always it depends who you come across. There's a silent majority in any game played. That have the nerve to enjoy quality games.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 26,601Member Rare

    I am not surprised.

    I tried LOL but i do not like it mainly because i am more a pve guy. However, both of my sons like it more than WOW. For PvPers, it is pure arena PvP. No world, no other stuff to distract. I can see why it is so popular.

     

  • AxehiltAxehilt Posts: 10,307Member Rare
    Originally posted by SlickShoes DOTA2 is just a LoL clone.

    If DOTA2 was actually going to be that fun, I wouldn't have ignored all the beta keys flying around.

    DOTA2 is just repeating HoN's mistake of making no meaningful game design improvements over DOTA 1.  They'll be marginally more successful than HoN (which is to say: not particularly successful.)

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  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,672Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Caldrin
    I hate both games really... But wow is a MMORPG... LOL is just a rts with all the good bits removed... Both games are boring as hell for me LOL :)   Also i believe this rating was taken from xfire stats...   Does xfire include online games like Runescape?

    Diablo 3 is just a RTS with all the good bits removed.

     

    Edit : My problem with dota 2 is the slower pace. the slowness feels quite clunky to me.

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