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  • jesadjesad Arnold, MDPosts: 751Member

    Finally, I agree that esport players are not athletes as an athlete is defined, but as not all sports require an athlete, you guys are just arguing about the marketing guys poor use of grammar and attempt at using a better word than just "player", even though a there is no shame in being called a Chess, poker, or even Pool "player". 

    And I am most surprised that the OP of this string didn't correct you ,as he is quite good at that kind of thing I hear.

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  • maccarthur2004maccarthur2004 SPosts: 510Member

    Although i am a pvper (and "socializer") in mmos, i never played a moba in my life! :/

    I am downloading LoL right now. The marketing i saw was overwhelming and i need to try it.  :)

     

     

    "What we are aiming in ArcheAge is to let the players feel the true fun of MMORPG by forming a community like real life by interacting with other players, whether it be conflict or cooperation." (Jake Song)

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  • AccountDeleted12341AccountDeleted12341 Houston, TXPosts: 351Member
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    70M registered users. Well, you say, do they actually play the game?

    32.5M daily active users.

    You must have misunderstood the data, because this is not true.

     

    For starters, that would mean that 50% of registered users play every single day. No game, no matter how popular, will ever achieve such a feat unless that game is "Living Life and not playing a video game." Even then, it is not 100% because of death. Especially if you consider anyone who has ever existed a "registered user".

     

    32.5 daily active users, means that next to no one has a second or third or fourth account. I'm sorry, but everyone I have ever played with has registered at MINIMUM 2-3 accounts. This would mean that smurfs don't exist.

     

    Someone is obviously lying. I'm not sure if it's the OP who is misinformed, the source which can't do basic math, or LoL lying through its teeth.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by maccarthur2004

    Although i am a pvper (and "socializer") in mmos, i never played a moba in my life! :/

    I am downloading LoL right now. The marketing i saw was overwhelming and i need to try it.  :)

     

     

    There is little reason not to try LoL, or WoT .. they are all F2P. I don't like LoL after i tried it but i cannot deny its success.

     

  • Ender4Ender4 milwaukee, WIPosts: 2,253Member

     

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    As someone who did point this out we need to be fair here, someone posted specifically how these numbers were inaccurate pretty early in the thread. LoL very well might be more popoular than WoW but since one is free and one isn't and they are completely different genres I still fail to see how it matters in any way.

  • Hero001Hero001 MartmeesterstraatPosts: 14Member Uncommon

    While playing a semi popular mmorg in pvp mode, you see the following system message,

     

    DUN BALDAR NORTH BUNKER HAS BEEN DESTROYED!

    THE HORDE ARE NOW SPAWNING SUPER MINIONS!

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  • Hero001Hero001 MartmeesterstraatPosts: 14Member Uncommon

    ....mmorpg died...

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,734Member Uncommon
    Oh Pardon me, I was looking for the "Scarlet Blade is more popular than WoW" thread......
  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Hero001

    ....mmorpg died...

    yeah .. and rebirth as a bigger, more inclusive MMO genre that have MOBAs, online ARPGs, and new design like Destiny.

    It is a good thing to me.

     

  • syriinxsyriinx New York, NYPosts: 1,059Member Uncommon

    How does this thread have 19 pages of comments?  My only thought after reading the thread title was 'who cares'

    So is Call of Duty.  So is Candy Crush.

     

    MMORPG is not the most popular genre of game, this isnt news.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by syriinx

    How does this thread have 19 pages of comments?  My only thought after reading the thread title was 'who cares'

    So is Call of Duty.  So is Candy Crush.

     

    MMORPG is not the most popular genre of game, this isnt news.

    Because people have fun talking about this stuff. Why else?

    Who cares? All the people who chip it to make this 19 pages of comments. You care enough to post, didn't you?

    MMORPG is clearly not the most popular genre of games, not even online pvp games, now. It is fun to add some real facts, and have a long discussion. Can I expect you to post more?

  • nerovipus32nerovipus32 dublinPosts: 2,735Member
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Dontneed
    so eventually make kids think as if  'esports' is same as real sports.

    Not only kids. The US govt agrees that e-sport is same as real sports and e-athletes can be classified as athletes for visa purposes.

    And if olympics recognize e-sport .. what more do you need?

    They're not athletes.

  • HolophonistHolophonist Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,086Member Uncommon
    LoL giving credence to e-sports is a complete joke. Sc2 is an esport. Quake live is an esport. These are players that have obvious inherent talent at what they do. Quake players have incredible accuracy and a strong sense of timing. Sc2 players have a similar level of accuracy and also a ridiculous amount of mental capacity for multitasking.



    You watch a LoL "pro" and you couldn't tell the difference between his mechanics and somebody in diamond. It's a joke of an esport.
  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by nerovipus32
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Dontneed
    so eventually make kids think as if  'esports' is same as real sports.

    Not only kids. The US govt agrees that e-sport is same as real sports and e-athletes can be classified as athletes for visa purposes.

    And if olympics recognize e-sport .. what more do you need?

    They're not athletes.

    Says a random guy on the internet, instead of the US govt.

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by syriinx

    How does this thread have 19 pages of comments?  My only thought after reading the thread title was 'who cares'

    So is Call of Duty.  So is Candy Crush.

     

    MMORPG is not the most popular genre of game, this isnt news.

    Because people have fun talking about this stuff. Why else?

    Who cares? All the people who chip it to make this 19 pages of comments. You care enough to post, didn't you?

    MMORPG is clearly not the most popular genre of games, not even online pvp games, now. It is fun to add some real facts, and have a long discussion. Can I expect you to post more?

    MMORPG's have never been "the most popular game genre". Ever.

     

    However, you seem to somehow think they were, because you're devoting a lot of time and effort to "proving" that things like LoL and WoT are "more popular". What's your point ?

     

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    However, you seem to somehow think they were, because you're devoting a lot of time and effort to "proving" that things like LoL and WoT are "more popular". What's your point ?

     

    Don't put words in my mouth. I never said such things.

    If i am spending lots of time discussing WoT & LoL, it is because it is fun to do so. What does popularity of MMO has to do with it?

  • SukiyakiSukiyaki GreenwichPosts: 1,398Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vidir

    Ok sure, but I bet Blizz wow makes more cash than lol.

    I would step back from that gamble.

    Tencent's online games (LoL included of course) currently earns 6x times as much as Blizzard with WoW.

    And LoL is their flagship title.

  • CecropiaCecropia The Great White North, ONPosts: 3,471Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    MMORPG's have never been "the most popular game genre". Ever.

    However, you seem to somehow think they were, because you're devoting a lot of time and effort to "proving" that things like LoL and WoT are "more popular". What's your point ?

    Don't put words in my mouth. I never said such things. He didn't put words in your mouth, you go on and on about that all the time.

    If i am spending lots of time discussing WoT & LoL, it is because it is fun to do so. What does popularity of MMO has to do with it? Having read your posts for some time now, it is clear that you enjoy (for whatever reason) pointing out games from other genres that are more popular than MMOs. Where did the desire to switch to backstroke come from? In the OP you actually said with reference to LOL "that is almost 4x wow's sub numbers". The popularity of MMOs was the very essence of this thread.

     

    "Mr. Rothstein, your people never will understand... the way it works out here. You're all just our guests. But you act like you're at home. Let me tell you something, partner. You ain't home. But that's where we're gonna send you if it harelips the governor." - Pat Webb

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Sukiyaki
    Originally posted by Vidir

    Ok sure, but I bet Blizz wow makes more cash than lol.

    I would step back from that gamble.

    Tencent's online games (LoL included of course) currently earns 6x times as much as Blizzard with WoW.

    And LoL is their flagship title.

    Not surprising. WOW is a very old game. I am surprised it lasted this long and still have millions of subs.

  • maccarthur2004maccarthur2004 SPosts: 510Member

    I started playing LoL and i am currently in lv 12. I had a big positive surprise. The game is very entertaining and i am planning play it until a good sandbox mmorpg come to the west. It's the first F2P game where i spent money!  :o

    I was worried about the community, but until now, i have seen fewer bad behavior from it than WoW's. I received and saw (jn average) more insults and rude behavior in a WoW's dungeon run than in 5 LoL's matches. 

     

     

     

    "What we are aiming in ArcheAge is to let the players feel the true fun of MMORPG by forming a community like real life by interacting with other players, whether it be conflict or cooperation." (Jake Song)

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  • tkoreapertkoreaper Castroville, TXPosts: 401Member
    Not sure what the purpose of this thread is. I'm sure there are many games that have more players than WoW... but they're all games where the amount of players don't really matter. A game like LoL wouldn't be any different if there were only a couple thousand players because it doesn't really depend on many people like games like WoW. I'm willing to be games like CoD and BF have more players than WoW too.
  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXPosts: 2,117Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/18/league-of-legends-infographic-highlights-eye-popping-numbers

    70M registered users. Well, you say, do they actually play the game?

    32.5M daily active users. That is almost half of the 70M register users play daily. That is almost 4x wow's sub numbers, and not every sub player play wow everyday.

    1.3B hours played a month. Divided by 70M. On average each register user plays 18.6 hours a month.

    And obviously LoL e-sport is big.

    The only question is ... whether LoL is making more money than WoW? Since the daily active users is like 4x of the wow sub number, you only need each person (active daily ones, not register user) to spend like $3.75 a month to beat wow's sub revenue.

    Anyone knows what is the average spent of a LoL user?

     

     

    Grand Theft Auto is more popular than LoL.  Apples and oranges my friend, apples and oranges.

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  • NinjaGazNinjaGaz MacclesfieldPosts: 53Member Common

    Blizzard must giggle away whenever someone suggests a WoW beater - even in a different genre. It's almost 10 years old and still has 7m subscribers paying a monthly fee.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Vorthanion
    Originally posted by nariusseldon http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/18/league-of-legends-infographic-highlights-eye-popping-numbers 70M registered users. Well, you say, do they actually play the game? 32.5M daily active users. That is almost half of the 70M register users play daily. That is almost 4x wow's sub numbers, and not every sub player play wow everyday. 1.3B hours played a month. Divided by 70M. On average each register user plays 18.6 hours a month. And obviously LoL e-sport is big. The only question is ... whether LoL is making more money than WoW? Since the daily active users is like 4x of the wow sub number, you only need each person (active daily ones, not register user) to spend like $3.75 a month to beat wow's sub revenue. Anyone knows what is the average spent of a LoL user?    
    Grand Theft Auto is more popular than LoL.  Apples and oranges my friend, apples and oranges.


    GTA V sold over 16 million copies. LoL has over 70 million registered players. GTA V is not more popular than LoL.

    It has probably made more money though. :-)

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • ApraxisApraxis RegensburgPosts: 1,515Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by lizardbones

     


    Originally posted by Vorthanion

    Originally posted by nariusseldon http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/18/league-of-legends-infographic-highlights-eye-popping-numbers 70M registered users. Well, you say, do they actually play the game? 32.5M daily active users. That is almost half of the 70M register users play daily. That is almost 4x wow's sub numbers, and not every sub player play wow everyday. 1.3B hours played a month. Divided by 70M. On average each register user plays 18.6 hours a month. And obviously LoL e-sport is big. The only question is ... whether LoL is making more money than WoW? Since the daily active users is like 4x of the wow sub number, you only need each person (active daily ones, not register user) to spend like $3.75 a month to beat wow's sub revenue. Anyone knows what is the average spent of a LoL user?    
    Grand Theft Auto is more popular than LoL.  Apples and oranges my friend, apples and oranges.

    GTA V sold over 16 million copies. LoL has over 70 million registered players. GTA V is not more popular than LoL.

    It has probably made more money though. :-)

     

    Yeap.. but does registering for a game mean anything? It is basicly the same as i read a article about GTA V. And with that said both WoW and GTA V can be very well more popular than LoL. To have a LoL Account says nothing. I do have one and i do have one for Hereos of Norrath Account(another F2P Moba).. one game i did not even play the other i played around 3-5 games or 1-3 hours.

    The thread title is hyperbolic and the thread as a whole is. Because LoL is not more popular than WoW. And that is the truth.

    Btw. does anyone know how many ppl actually have played WoW at one point? Bought it? Both are not neccessary the same thing. Those 7million subscribers are those playing it now. I played WoW Vanilla 9 years ago for a few month.. i am not one of those 7 millions... or the 11 millions a few years ago.

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