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TOP 5 most popular games?

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  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

    as sub game I would say WoW is the best, followed by EvE, then Rift.

    as f2p it's more hard to tell what is the best, they often split by category, so better to see review, IMO.

    about GW2: it's good for console game, for MMO it's not worth to pay 60$ to be bored within max 3 months, IMO for sure, but I guess it wiser to try free to download non-sub games like Aion, Tera, LotRO, Vanguard, DDO: even if you don't like them it free to try.

    I think GW2 need to be stabilized (not change gameplay every like 1-2 months), get larger and cost less, so I would suggest to start it in 1 year from now. Sure it's just an advise, all choice is up to every one.

    try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
    Worst surprises for me: Aion, GW2

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by Sukiyaki
    Originally posted by Malacth
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

     


    Originally posted by Malacth
    Popular in terms of western players players -

     

     

    1.) World of Warcraft (9+ million active players.)

    2.) Guild (2+ million active players.)

    3.) Eve (500k+ active players.)

    4.) Rift (100k+ active players.)

    5.) The Secret World (50k+ players.)

     

    I've only bothered to mention games I actually like/play, but that's probably very similar to the actual list anyway.


     

    sorry to asking: but how do you know how many players are active at GW2? I think this game is over hype again and show wrong statistic, as to me 2 mil copies sold is not = 2 mil of active users.

    Well it's sold 3+ million copies, and growing in sales every month, so I'm assuming it's around the 2million active players mark, maybe 1-2million, but still no less than 1million active players, my guess though is very close to 2million. (by active I mean someone who has played their account in the last month.)

    Maybe you should replace the "western" with "global", because otherwise your numbers are complete nonsense in case of WoW and EvE. But then again in a global context TSW or Rift wouldnt even make it into this list. Maybe not even EvE. And add "or so I wildly guess" behind the Rift, GW2 and TSW numbers to prevent someone might misunderstand your charts as credible data.

     

    GW2 is not yet available in the Far East yet. The game is only in Americas and Europe areas, so far.

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    This just in:  GW2 is still popular, same people still upset by it. 
  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

    as sub game I would say WoW is the best, followed by EvE, then Rift.as f2p it's more hard to tell what is the best, they often split by category, so better to see review, IMO.about GW2: it's good for console game, for MMO it's not worth to pay 60$ to be bored within max 3 months, IMO for sure, but I guess it wiser to try free to download non-sub games like Aion, Tera, LotRO, Vanguard, DDO: even if you don't like them it free to try.I think GW2 need to be stabilized (not change gameplay every like 1-2 months), get larger and cost less, so I would suggest to start it in 1 year from now. Sure it's just an advise, all choice is up to every one.

    Heck, three months of entertaijment for 60 bucks is a very good deal nowdays.

  • OdyssesOdysses Anacortes, WAPosts: 581Member
    I agree with most except that Rift looks like it has dropped off pretty significantly this last year.   Just checking Xfire (yeah I know) Lotro has a 4 to 1 player advantage over it.
  • SukiyakiSukiyaki GreenwichPosts: 1,398Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by botrytis
    Originally posted by Sukiyaki
    Originally posted by Malacth
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

     


    Originally posted by Malacth
    Popular in terms of western players players -

     

     

    1.) World of Warcraft (9+ million active players.)

    2.) Guild (2+ million active players.)

    3.) Eve (500k+ active players.)

    4.) Rift (100k+ active players.)

    5.) The Secret World (50k+ players.)

     

    I've only bothered to mention games I actually like/play, but that's probably very similar to the actual list anyway.


     

    sorry to asking: but how do you know how many players are active at GW2? I think this game is over hype again and show wrong statistic, as to me 2 mil copies sold is not = 2 mil of active users.

    Well it's sold 3+ million copies, and growing in sales every month, so I'm assuming it's around the 2million active players mark, maybe 1-2million, but still no less than 1million active players, my guess though is very close to 2million. (by active I mean someone who has played their account in the last month.)

    Maybe you should replace the "western" with "global", because otherwise your numbers are complete nonsense in case of WoW and EvE. But then again in a global context TSW or Rift wouldnt even make it into this list. Maybe not even EvE. And add "or so I wildly guess" behind the Rift, GW2 and TSW numbers to prevent someone might misunderstand your charts as credible data.

     

    GW2 is not yet available in the Far East yet. The game is only in Americas and Europe areas, so far.

    In this matters how? Some numbers where obviously taken out of their original into a wrong context. Rest a guesstimates. GW2 the later. Just as said and nothing contradicted your point.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,666Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    This just in:  GW2 is still popular, same people still upset by it. 

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  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Matrix, NYPosts: 911Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    This just in:  GW2 is still popular, same people still upset by it. 

    yeah, I lolled quite hard at reading some of the posts by how much the same people I've seen wanting GW2 to fail, to still can't handle it STILL being popular.

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  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member
    Originally posted by Malacth
    Originally posted by Sukiyaki
    Originally posted by Malacth
    Originally posted by Lovely_Laly

     


    Originally posted by Malacth
    Popular in terms of western players players -

     

     

    1.) World of Warcraft (9+ million active players.)

    2.) Guild (2+ million active players.)

    3.) Eve (500k+ active players.)

    4.) Rift (100k+ active players.)

    5.) The Secret World (50k+ players.)

     

    I've only bothered to mention games I actually like/play, but that's probably very similar to the actual list anyway.


     

    sorry to asking: but how do you know how many players are active at GW2? I think this game is over hype again and show wrong statistic, as to me 2 mil copies sold is not = 2 mil of active users.

    Well it's sold 3+ million copies, and growing in sales every month, so I'm assuming it's around the 2million active players mark, maybe 1-2million, but still no less than 1million active players, my guess though is very close to 2million. (by active I mean someone who has played their account in the last month.)

    Maybe you should replace the "western" with "global", because otherwise your numbers are complete nonsense in case of WoW and EvE. But then again in a global context TSW or Rift wouldnt even make it into this list. Maybe not even EvE. And add "or so I wildly guess" behind the Rift, GW2 and TSW numbers to prevent someone might misunderstand your charts as credible data.

     

    I'll agree with WoW, Eve and Rift. 

    But most, if not all, of TSW players are actually from western markets (I don't think it's even released in eastern markets?)

    I don't really think it's a wild guess with GW2, having sold over 3 million copies, and probably nearing 4 million, it probably does have 1-2million active players (someone who has played in the last month.)

    So, yeah.

    Ok, I'm a big GW2 fan and all, but you can't deny that your numbers are nothing but wild guesses and estimations.  I think you recognize that too, which is why you stretched the definition of an "active player" out so far.  While the definition of "active player" is ambiguous to be sure, nobody would define it for a non-sub game as having logged in once in the last month.  1 login in the last month isn't getting Anet any money.  A much more realistic, albeit still ambiguous, definition of "active" player would be someone who averages "a few" logins per week over the past month.  For example, maybe a player hasn't played at all last week, but logged on 5 times last week and only once the week before.  This player is at least "still around" and must be considered active, although he maintains the bare minimum level of activity.  

    Anyway...

    Unfortunately there's absolutely no way to know how many players log on to GW2 daily, or weekly, or concurrently at any given time.  I'm sure Anet has this info, but they (nor any other company) are not transparent with it.  

    That said, I think 2 million players logging in at least a couple times a week on average would be a huge overestimation.  What do I think the exact numbers are?  Beats me.  Beats you too.  That's my point.  You need something more concrete than "hmm well that sounds about right to me" when coming up with numbers.  

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Robokapp
    1. League of Legends 90,879
    2. image Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 52,304
    3. image Call of Duty 2 35,141
    4. image World of Warcraft 18,719
    5. image Guild Wars 2 10,942
    6. image Dota 2 8,086
    7. image Minecraft 7,557
    8. image World Of Tanks 7,276
    9. image Diablo III 7,230
    10. image Battlefield 3 6,966

    Finally actual proof of what I've been saying since Xfire was launched...Thier numbers mean nothing.  More people play WoW than all the other games on that list combined, but not if you go by Xfire numbers hehe.

  • MaephistoMaephisto somewhere, DCPosts: 632Member
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    This just in:  GW2 is still popular, same people still upset by it. 

    rimshot.  image

    EDIT:  Forgot top five.

    According to this site, Pirates 101 is the most popular.  Dont know about 2 through 5.

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  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 773Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Malacth

    Popular in terms of western players players -

     

    1.) World of Warcraft (9+ million active players.)

    2.) Guild (2+ million active players.)

    3.) Eve (500k+ active players.)

    4.) Rift (100k+ active players.)

    5.) The Secret World (50k+ players.)

     

    I've only bothered to mention games I actually like/play, but that's probably very similar to the actual list anyway.

    Actually, no it isn't.

    If you want a new idea, go read an old book.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member

    didn't maple story have like 92 million people(even if only a quarter is actual unique accounts still a lot) worldwide playing like only a few years ago http://massively.joystiq.com/2009/05/09/maplestory-announces-over-92-million-users-worldwide-4-year-ann/.. did they all drop off?

    also for gw2 you will never know active players unless anet directly releases that info as there is no monthly sub to track so any person who bought the box could log in at any given time.. same could be said for TSW and Tera and any other f2p/b2p game though

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  • sammy749sammy749 fermoPosts: 1Member
    Originally posted by Gravarg
    Originally posted by Robokapp
    1. League of Legends 90,879
    2. image Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 52,304
    3. image Call of Duty 2 35,141
    4. image World of Warcraft 18,719
    5. image Guild Wars 2 10,942
    6. image Dota 2 8,086
    7. image Minecraft 7,557
    8. image World Of Tanks 7,276
    9. image Diablo III 7,230
    10. image Battlefield 3 6,966

    Finally actual proof of what I've been saying since Xfire was launched...Thier numbers mean nothing.  More people play WoW than all the other games on that list combined, but not if you go by Xfire numbers hehe.

      Sure...

      https://majorleagueoflegends.s3.amazonaws.com/lol_infographic.png

      
    http://www.dotacinema.com/news/dota-2-reaches-3-million(beta)

     

     

     

  • cybersrscybersrs New York, NYPosts: 153Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Robokapp
    1. League of Legends 90,879
    2. image Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 52,304
    3. image Call of Duty 2 35,141
    4. image World of Warcraft 18,719
    5. image Guild Wars 2 10,942
    6. image Dota 2 8,086
    7. image Minecraft 7,557
    8. image World Of Tanks 7,276
    9. image Diablo III 7,230
    10. image Battlefield 3 6,966

    Is League of Legends that really fun to play? I only tried once and did not like that much.

  • Pretender00Pretender00 Spokane, WAPosts: 84Member
    GW2 ruined subsciption games for me.... True story..
  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member

    all time?

    1. Tetris

    2. Super Mario

    3. Pong

    4. Zelda

    5. Metroid

    Secrets of Dragon?s Spine Trailer.. ! :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwT9cFVQCMw

    Best MMOs ever played: Ultima, EvE, SW Galaxies, Age of Conan, The Secret World
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2X_SbZCHpc&t=21s
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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by FromHell

    all time?

    1. Tetris

    2. Super Mario

    3. Pong

    4. Zelda

    5. Metroid

    I just knew OP should have been more specific in the title.  I loved all those too by the way.. except Pong.  Not quite old enough for that. 

  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member
    Originally posted by Gravarg Finally actual proof of what I've been saying since Xfire was launched...Thier numbers mean nothing.  More people play WoW than all the other games on that list combined, but not if you go by Xfire numbers hehe.

    t League of Legends has been a more popular game then WoW for quite some time.

    WoW is not even the biggest MMORPG by active players. Age of Wushu has more then 20 millions players in China alone.

  • slickbizzleslickbizzle Matthews, NCPosts: 464Member
    Originally posted by Malacth

    Popular in terms of western players players -

     

    1.) World of Warcraft (9+ million active players.)

    2.) Guild (2+ million active players.)

    3.) Eve (500k+ active players.)

    4.) Rift (100k+ active players.)

    5.) The Secret World (50k+ players.)

     

    I've only bothered to mention games I actually like/play, but that's probably very similar to the actual list anyway.

     

    So you count eastern players for Warcraft in your "terms of western players"?  

     

    If Warcraft has anywhere near 3 million western players, I would be surprised.

     

     

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,747Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FromHell

    #1 Guild Wars 2   9,820,537 Hits

    #2The Secret World 3,093,288 Hits

    #3Star Wars: The Old Republic 3,036,268 Hits

    #4TERA 1,711,555 Hits

    #5Rift 1,482,734 Hits

    #6Diablo 3 1,328,235 Hits

    #7Elder Scrolls Online 1,118,076 Hits

    #8World of Warcraft 1,089,589 Hits

    #9Aion 924,373 Hits

    #10EVE Online 826,915 Hits

     

     And why do people care so much about popular? Only GW2 would be considered a very good game of those top 5......Also if TSW is so popular why is the company gutting its staff and barely in business??

  • MarirranyaMarirranya Ortario, OHPosts: 154Member

    league of legends for me :3

    playerbase is expanding exponentially imho

    There are people who play games and then there are gamers.

    http://alzplz.blogspot.com

  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuPosts: 1,187Member Uncommon

    1) LoL

    2) LoL

    3) LoL

    4) LoL

    5) LoL

    Not a single western game comes even close to it in popularity.

  • MalacthMalacth LiverpoolPosts: 116Member
    Originally posted by GoldenArrow

    1) LoL

    2) LoL

    3) LoL

    4) LoL

    5) LoL

    Not a single western game comes even close to it in popularity.

    I thought he was refering to MMO's tbh

  • MalacthMalacth LiverpoolPosts: 116Member
    Originally posted by Hatefull
    Originally posted by Malacth

    Popular in terms of western players players -

     

    1.) World of Warcraft (9+ million active players.)

    2.) Guild (2+ million active players.)

    3.) Eve (500k+ active players.)

    4.) Rift (100k+ active players.)

    5.) The Secret World (50k+ players.)

     

    I've only bothered to mention games I actually like/play, but that's probably very similar to the actual list anyway.

    Actually, no it isn't.

    Originally posted by slickbizzle

     

    So you count eastern players for Warcraft in your "terms of western players"?  

     

    If Warcraft has anywhere near 3 million western players, I would be surprised.

     

     

     

    Okay, I failed and gave global numbers when I said western.

    Still, the list is exactly the same in western countries, except with lesser numbers, so yeah, both your posts were irrelevent. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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