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Some interesting statistics about player activity.
Planetside 2 X-fire Graph
check this: http://steamgraph.net/index.php?action=graph&appid=218230&from=1354593975
It's almost EXACTLY the same as the xfire graph. And some people dare to question xfire's validity...
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Originally posted by sanshi44 Games usualy always have a high pop at release and it will drop down and lvl off after a month or so once the newness wares off.
Not just usually, but so consistently that you can bank on it. There's always some guy new to games that spots it for each game and goes all Chicken Little, thougfh.
There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein"Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre
There is one big thread about this on the PS2 forum
Check the info for BLOPS 2 and put them together, look nearly identical.
Not defending it though, population seems crap in game most of the time of the day.
The biggest disapoinment of PS2 is each faction goes to a map where they meet the least resistance.Defending a base is worthless and none ven bothers to do it.
+ hackers live streaming their hacks for hours and hours and hours on end....PS2 is filled with hackers / cheatersGame has horrible optimazation, in 1 patch i have 60+ fps 1 patch later its 20 fps.
I realy had high hopes for PS2 but they released a bad beta build as a final release and people just doesnt swallow that shit anymore these days.
Update after 3 months about player activities on Steam and X-Fire.
Steam Graph - OVERALL
Steam Graph - Month
X-Fire - Month
I only play roughly an hour a day and not everyday and I'm on one of the highest populated server Matherson, I can sense the amount of players is shrinking by the day though I have been seeing new names since the Soltech merge, I've been running with the same players since then. My previous outfit pretty much died and went off to play Chavalry so I left it and joined another and now half those guys are back to playing SWG*cough* which is what I should be doing too, I've been putting off with that game for a couple months now.
Sad that I can't get enough satisfaction to keep me playing for longer than 30-60 minutes anymore, not even the new SimCity which keeps resetting my city or preventing me from logging in, I regret even buying that game and I'm a long time huge SimCity fan... so sad.
Originally posted by AgodenCheck the info for BLOPS 2 and put them together, look nearly identical.Not defending it though, population seems crap in game most of the time of the day.
Originally posted by ShakyMo Well its dropped, like most new mmos. But let's put it in context, its not a swtor style "everyone jump off this sinking ship" drop off.
Because many new mmos suck in the meanwhile, good ones are growing steadily. I dont agree that the dropping numbers have nothing to do with dissatisfaciton of the current game, you see this watching the graph. There is a huge interest in Planetside 2 but the game has just too many issues and missing features, they released a shiny bubble.
Originally posted by SysFail No meta game makes ps2 a dull boy indeed.
On their road map, there is a November update that will connect all the continents in the game and this will improve the meta game. Each continent will have a home continent with Hossin not owned by any faction in the middle and each area connected by a continental lattice with battle islands to fight over before you enter the enemies continent. Even though there is no detailed meta game, I really like planetside 2 and I play it for 3-5 hours at a time in each session.
Even though the game is declining, the peak players are usually a little over 6000 each day if you look at the steam stats. Also, PS4 has been getting more pre-orders than Xbox One and Planetside 2 will be a free to play launch title so if it is really popular on PS4 then more will come to the PC version.
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Wow that's a huge necro.
As of now the game is doing pretty great. Planetside2 has a way of taking your money while you thank SOE.
The game has stopped its sharp decline this month. Look at steam charts.
Only down by almost 3%. The game will probably get a lot more popular once it is released free to play on PS4, more people will hear about it and play it on PC. Also the meta game will change this November.
I quited realy early on when i spotted empty base capping over and over and over again.Add to that the horrible grind for even the most basic shit and you got yourself the most boring shooter of the year.
Thanks but no thanks.I rather play Battlefield then standing in empty bases.
It's a great shooter. I keep going back to it. And quite active, at least on my server there's non-stop action.
I'd also like to point out that PS2 while being an MMO it is an FPS; for those who come look for metagame in a shooter.
Why people bother with steam? SOE already gives plenty of stats with their API, including the amount of people that play at any single time.
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Originally posted by Mothanos I quited realy early on when i spotted empty base capping over and over and over again. Add to that the horrible grind for even the most basic shit and you got yourself the most boring shooter of the year. Thanks but no thanks. I rather play Battlefield then standing in empty bases.
The game evolved quite a bit from that. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find an empty base to cap right now and instead the problem is big fights everywhere (aka zerg fights).