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Defiance: July Play Rises +105%

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,610MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

According to the latest Raptr "Most Played Games" list for July 2013, Defiance saw one of the most precipitous gains in play time for the month. A great Steam Summer Sale and a price drop for Defiance seem to have led to a huge player increase in July.

Other contenders in the Top 10 include:



  • Borderlands 2 – playtime is up 66%


  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – playtime rose 40% over June; 99% compared to May


  • Terraria – playtime rose 63%


  • Killing Floor – playtime increased 347%


  • Garry’s Mod – playtime jumped 55% 

Read more on the Raptr site.

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  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member
    Sweet, and when all those player burn the content down inside of a month, the game will see a rapid decline like it did after launch.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • Afro-ThunderAfro-Thunder Knoxville, TNPosts: 74Member Uncommon

    And I'm sure the Raptr rewards for it had absolutely nothing to do with it?

     

    Riiiight....

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  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonPosts: 1,630Member Uncommon

    Couple this news with them starting to film the second series of the TV show, the future looks real bright for Defiance. image

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    /sarcasm

     

    Trion certainly have a great PR team shame that doesn't translate to their lackluster MMO's.

    This doom and gloom thread was brought to you by Chin Up™ the new ultra high caffeine soft drink for gamers who just need that boost of happiness after a long forum session.

  • MargulisMargulis Glendale, AZPosts: 1,614Member

    lol maybe because the game went on sale for 10 dollars?  Keep in mind also, the less sales you have, the easier it is to increase your sales by 100%. 

     

    Oh last month we sold 2 copies?  Well this month we sold FOUR!!!!  100% growth!

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common
    Why does this article even exist?  Why is mmorpg.com referencing raptr?
  • MyriaMyria Lowell, MAPosts: 570Member Uncommon

    When did Raptr's ratings become useful or indicative of much of anything?

     

    Beuler?

     

    Beuler?

     

    Beuler...?

  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,266Member Uncommon
    Raptr 's number 1 game is whichever one is doing the most ridiculous promotion.

    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...

  • BenbradaBenbrada Plainfield, ILPosts: 328Member Uncommon
    Through my existing Trion Worlds account (Rift) I was actually allowed to buy the Standard Edition for only $7.49 (I think collector's was $22.99).
  • bigcrackerbigcracker Philadelphia, PAPosts: 50Member Uncommon
    All these games should give steam the biggest handy in history and say thank you for the steam summer sale.
  • Tenaka30Tenaka30 StevenagePosts: 49Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Myria

    When did Raptr's ratings become useful or indicative of much of anything?

     Beuler?

     Beuler?

     Beuler...?

    Please explain?  Raptr is used by a certain percentage of gamers that span all areas of interest.  There is no real reason for a specific game or game type's players to congregate within Raptr's membership so it is reasonable to assume, regardless of your own opinion of Raptr, that it *IS* representative of the games played during July.

     

    The only potential issue that might skew the figures is the rewards system that encourages one game over another.  The top two games this month are unaffected by that as Raptr has never run rewards for them.

    Originally posted by remyburke
    Raptr 's number 1 game is whichever one is doing the most ridiculous promotion.

    LoL is #1

    LoL has never had a Raptr promotion.

     

    I can't see the fascination with LoL myself but it's what all the kids are playing these days.

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common

    where is the article about how Rift's downward trend was so severe it single handedly caused Raptr to be down overall.

    Down 1% with Rift, up 7% without it.  Surely thats newsworthy too, right?

  • rockraprockrap LidcombePosts: 7Member Uncommon
    my spidey sense predicts 105% fall off in play for August......
  • GinazGinaz Calgary, ABPosts: 1,731Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deleted User

    Realy? raptor is ok to site from when xfire aint? This site mmorpg.com can go to hell for all i care. Fuck you is all i can say at this moment.

     

    I will visit my future mmorpg news from other sites.

    This is kind of what I was thinking.  I've seen people get bans and warnings for posting XFire numbers on this site.  There's even a sticky thread where any talk of Xfire numbers has to go.  Double standards, maybe?

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  • The_GekkoThe_Gekko Calgary, ABPosts: 28Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Margulis

    lol maybe because the game went on sale for 10 dollars?  Keep in mind also, the less sales you have, the easier it is to increase your sales by 100%. 

     

    Oh last month we sold 2 copies?  Well this month we sold FOUR!!!!  100% growth!

    Excellent point about the percentage, regardless of if we're talking playtime or sales numbers. Don't give us percentages, give us the actual numbers.

     
  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common
    Originally posted by The_Gekko
    Originally posted by Margulis

    lol maybe because the game went on sale for 10 dollars?  Keep in mind also, the less sales you have, the easier it is to increase your sales by 100%. 

     

    Oh last month we sold 2 copies?  Well this month we sold FOUR!!!!  100% growth!

    Excellent point about the percentage, regardless of if we're talking playtime or sales numbers. Don't give us percentages, give us the actual numbers.

     

    Its the 17th most played PC game, right in between  MicroVolts and Maple Story

    On Xfire its currently #337 overall.

  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,941Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bigcracker
    All these games should give steam the biggest handy in history and say thank you for the steam summer sale.

    This ^^.

    Steam sale (duh).

    /endthread

  • duggyfr3sh123duggyfr3sh123 oklahoma city, OKPosts: 95Member

    http://www.defiancedata.com/page.php?id=12

     

    Raptr Rewards

     

    Posted 2 months ago by Etaew

    New rewards have been made available from Raptr and can be activated Wednesday, July 3 2013.

     

    lol.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,289Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by strangiato2112
    Originally posted by The_Gekko
    Originally posted by Margulis

    lol maybe because the game went on sale for 10 dollars?  Keep in mind also, the less sales you have, the easier it is to increase your sales by 100%. 

     

    Oh last month we sold 2 copies?  Well this month we sold FOUR!!!!  100% growth!

    Excellent point about the percentage, regardless of if we're talking playtime or sales numbers. Don't give us percentages, give us the actual numbers.

     

    Its the 17th most played PC game, right in between  MicroVolts and Maple Story

    On Xfire its currently #337 overall.

    Its not really too surprising. Defiance has been 'off the radar' now for quite a long time, so i doubt sales before the steam sale were all that significant, if any, so even selling a few thousand copies would be a huge increase by comparison, now, if we could get hold of the data of how many bought the game during the steam sale, then we'd probably get a fair idea of current player numbers, which im guessing, up to that point, had been pretty low.image

  • BraindomeBraindome Posts: 769Member Uncommon
    I'm still waiting on this to hit Humble Bundle so I can get four copies for four dollars, that way I can play by myself four times as much.
     
  • Allacore69Allacore69 Casselberry, FLPosts: 839Member
    This game is not dead. Now if Raptr said anything about EQN or FF14 ARR or some other game, you guy's would not be trolling. Fact is right now in game (on PS3) there is thousands of people online. Me included. Hell, I bet none of you even played the game. Or watched the show. Give it a try. Don't worry, I was hesitant too at first hearing the game is dead and nobody is playing. But, the fact is the game is not dead and still has thousands of players online daily on each platform. The Clan i'm in has at least 60 to 70 people online everyday. We have 108 members btw. I am happy with the game and think Trion is doing great. Hell, it's better than that dreadful Firefall. UUgghh.... Firefall.

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  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Common
    Originally posted by remyburke
    Raptr 's number 1 game is whichever one is doing the most ridiculous promotion.

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    Sadly this.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,209Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Benbrada
    Through my existing Trion Worlds account (Rift) I was actually allowed to buy the Standard Edition for only $7.49 (I think collector's was $22.99).

    I got it for $7.50 too.  I think the game is a blast.  I'm not an FPS shooter guy though so what do I know.  But since it's so cheap I bought a second copy.

  • eyeqdkeyeqdk Posts: 29Member Uncommon

    If Raptr made some promo in EQ1... then i bet EQ1 will be the next month "most played game" 

     

    Login in, in game.. and let it run in background.. does not mean ppl are playing it. 

  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuPosts: 1,187Member Uncommon

    There isn't much point in putting more than 100-200 hours into this game.

    That''s why BL2 experience is a lot better.

  • DocBrodyDocBrody EldridgePosts: 1,820Member

    what the hell is Raptor or XFire anyway and for what purpose would I need that?

     

    to make other people know what game I play? what for?

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