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GW2 Players, do You use Xfire ? (Poll)

DamzillaDamzilla MostarMember Posts: 170 Uncommon

Simple question, simple answer.

Rules: Question applies to GW2 players only. This poll isn't made to be a representative of the whole community, just a sample of the current MMORPG.com members - players. No trolling, flaming - keep it clean and civil - it's not that hard, is it ?

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  • krakra70krakra70 karakas, IDMember Posts: 122
    Originally posted by Damzilla
    Simple question, simple answer. Rules: Question applies to GW2 players only. This poll isn't made to be a representative of the whole community, just a sample of the current MMORPG.com members - players. No trolling, flaming - keep it clean and civil - it's not that hard, is it ?

    Keep in mind scientific polls are being made with as low as 500-1000 people to represent opinions of millions of people. Even if only 1% use xfire in statistics it is more than enough.

  • wartyxwtwartyxwt margateMember Posts: 172
    You could give me a £10k PC and I still wouldn't use this or any of that bloatware crap companies use to measure their penis size with.
  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYMember Posts: 4,623 Uncommon
    Nope.  I know it asked me to install it when I bought Dawn of War: Soulstorm, but I didn't.
  • ConnmacartConnmacart OsloMember Posts: 659 Uncommon
    Originally posted by krakra70
    Originally posted by Damzilla
    Simple question, simple answer. Rules: Question applies to GW2 players only. This poll isn't made to be a representative of the whole community, just a sample of the current MMORPG.com members - players. No trolling, flaming - keep it clean and civil - it's not that hard, is it ?

    Keep in mind scientific polls are being made with as low as 500-1000 people to represent opinions of millions of people. Even if only 1% use xfire in statistics it is more than enough.

    Scientific polls makes use of a large pool of different groups. Xfire is a group on its own and as such unrepresentive of everything except it's own populace.

  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAMember Posts: 919
    Nope. Don't see no point to doing so. It's not like an addon from WoW, where it customizes the UI or anything; it's just there.
  • DamzillaDamzilla MostarMember Posts: 170 Uncommon
    Of course, to reveal my answer : I voted no. Never really had contact with Xfire accept on this site. Seeing so many posts about it sparked my curiosity and I made this poll, especially since people tend to study these statistics quite a bit.
  • MortoriousMortorious BitolaMember Posts: 166 Uncommon
    I use Xfire last 2 years just want to know my gaming time:)

    Currently playing: Elder Scrolls Online
    MMORPG experiences:EQ2, AoC(pre f2p), Lotro,GW1,DDO, Aion,WoW( stop with wotlk),Allods, GW2
    Eu,War, Secret World

    Waiting On: WoD Sometime Maybe: Elder Scrolls MMO, Might and Magic

  • DarwaDarwa CambridgeMember Posts: 2,176 Uncommon

    I tried it out for a week or so back around 2005 (was that when the SWG CU hit? It was whenever that happened). I couldn't see the point then, and I still don't.

    If I want to know how long I play a game for, I use a clock. If the game companies want to know what I'm playing, then they should share their data (assuming they don't already).

  • raven222raven222 athensMember Posts: 88
    Nope I don't
  • BijouBijou BudapestMember Posts: 145 Uncommon

    Never used and never will.

  • DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamMember Posts: 2,703 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Bijou
    Never used and never will.

    Same here.

  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan EastMember Posts: 2,630 Uncommon
    Never, and I won't touch such stuff with a ten foot pole.

    If you wonder why I don't answer your posts, it's most likely because you are on my block list - so don't waste your time.

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  • TeiloTeilo LiverpoolMember Posts: 284
    Nope, never had any interest in it.
  • Requiem1066Requiem1066 londonMember Posts: 274
    Nope never and will never used anything like Xfire ... Can't see the need or point 

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  • HeroEvermoreHeroEvermore salem, ORMember Posts: 672
    I find no reason t run xfire. It is a pointless program. with voice chat servers I keep in contact with my gaming friends anyway.

    Hero Evermore
    Guild Master of Dragonspine since 1982.
    Playing Path of Exile and deeply in love with it.

  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolMember Posts: 3,015 Uncommon
    Originally posted by krakra70
    Originally posted by Damzilla
    Simple question, simple answer. Rules: Question applies to GW2 players only. This poll isn't made to be a representative of the whole community, just a sample of the current MMORPG.com members - players. No trolling, flaming - keep it clean and civil - it's not that hard, is it ?

    Keep in mind scientific polls are being made with as low as 500-1000 people to represent opinions of millions of people. Even if only 1% use xfire in statistics it is more than enough.

    But those studies to have any validity require the sample to be representive of the general population.

    For example if you want to know what is the opinion about sex equality and then of those 1000 people you ask 700 men and only 300 women, you can bet the results will be different from the general population.

    So the problem of using Xfire is knowing is if the behaviour of the Xfire user is similar to the average GW2 player or is it different.

    By definition, Xfire users are different since they use Xfire meaning they are a group instead of a sample.

    We know that at least some MMORPG players tend to stick with a single game so they have no need for a program to track friends over multiple games.

    Currently playing: GW2
    Going cardboard starter kit: Ticket to ride, Pandemic, Carcassonne, Dominion, 7 Wonders

  • DamzillaDamzilla MostarMember Posts: 170 Uncommon
    Well, the numbers are really interesting at the moment... I reckon we will have a lot more votes when the NA players wake up in a few hours. I encourage anyone who didn't vote to do so, every vote counts !
  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIMember Posts: 3,444 Uncommon
    No

    Played: AA, AC1, AC2, Aion, AO, AoC, CO, CoX, DAoC, DCUO, DN, EVE, EQ1, EQ2,
    ESO, FE, FFXI, FFXIV, FF, GW1, GW2, Istaria, L2, LoTRO, MO, MxO, NW, Rift, RoE,
    Ryzom, SB, SWG, SWTOR, TERA, TSW, WAR, WoW, WURM...

  • SiugSiug Member Posts: 1,212 Uncommon
    Nope. Didn't even know what it was until I read some dudes bringing that up on mmorpg.com to prove their baseless arguments (like some mmo was florishing or bombing).
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAMember Posts: 7,928
    Originally posted by Damzilla

    Well, the numbers are really interesting at the moment... I reckon we will have a lot more votes when the NA players wake up in a few hours. I encourage anyone who didn't vote to do so, every vote counts !

     

    considering xfire shows little under 9k people out of the over 2 mil who got this game it's not surprising most people here don'tuse it

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • LoLifeLoLife LA, CAMember Posts: 174
    I don't use Xfire, but have been thinking about using it recently
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordMember Posts: 7,207 Common
    What's xfire?
  • MithrandolirMithrandolir The Deep Woods, NJMember Posts: 1,700 Uncommon

    Nope. I use to use it, up to about the time lotro launched... or thereabouts. But not since.

     

  • ThillianThillian BratislavaMember Posts: 3,149 Uncommon
    MQ

    REALITY CHECK

  • ThillianThillian BratislavaMember Posts: 3,149 Uncommon

    I'm using it, because it tracks every hour of every game I play. Great tool to see in which game I spent the most time.

    Guild Wars 2 - 5 hours.

    The Secret World - 591 hours.

    REALITY CHECK

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