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The most populated MMORPG right now?

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  • klash2defklash2def Member EpicPosts: 1,571
    ESO is very healthy. 
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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    klash2def said:
    ESO is very healthy. 
    The game may not have been that impressive at launch, but with One Tamriel etc. it changed a lot, now that players can roam freely and still have level appropriate content, it changed the game and in a very good way.  :o
    Still not happy with the magic system in the game though  :p
  • gago889gago889 Member UncommonPosts: 21
    edited April 3
    WoW still king, 2nd ESO, 3rd BDO, 4th FF14. However I think FF14 will become 3rd soon

    It's not 100% accurate but we can refer to steam to see the growing of them

    ESO the 2nd: https://steamspy.com/app/306130 - 32k player pick on steam
    BDO the 3rd:https://steamspy.com/app/582660 - 18k player pick on steam
    FF14 the 4th:https://steamspy.com/app/39210 - 15.5k player pick at steam
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,556
    gago889 said:
    WoW still king, 2nd ESO, 3rd BDO, 4th FF14. However I think FF14 will become 3rd soon

    It's not 100% accurate but we can refer to steam to see the growing of them

    ESO the 2nd: https://steamspy.com/app/306130 - 32k player pick on steam
    BDO the 3rd:https://steamspy.com/app/582660 - 18k player pick on steam
    FF14 the 4th:https://steamspy.com/app/39210 - 15.5k player pick at steam
    Sort of like using Wikipedia to prove a point.

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  • ikcinikcin Member RarePosts: 2,206
    edited April 3
    There are still many L2 private servers. In Eastern EU, Russia, East Asia, except Japan, South America, L2 is more popular than WoW. 

    But I think the most populated should be some browser MMORPG, or some old 2D  MMORPG, or some mobile MMORPG. A F2P game with the easiest possible access.
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,203
    edited April 3
    Life is doing pretty well, lots of lore and history, drama and emotion, war and peace. :)

    Who cares what the biggest MMORPG is, it just has to be big enough?
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,704
    gago889 said:
    WoW still king, 2nd ESO, 3rd BDO, 4th FF14. However I think FF14 will become 3rd soon

    It's not 100% accurate but we can refer to steam to see the growing of them

    ESO the 2nd: https://steamspy.com/app/306130 - 32k player pick on steam
    BDO the 3rd:https://steamspy.com/app/582660 - 18k player pick on steam
    FF14 the 4th:https://steamspy.com/app/39210 - 15.5k player pick at steam
    This list is so lul, simply because 80% of ffxiv's playerbase doesn't bother with steam because it gets clunky plus it has to be dealt with only through steam and not like. say being able to buy from amazon/gmg/or even SE themselves and putting it on Steam. Steam has its own set of codes for the game that need to be bought. That said, FF14 is definitely close to wow which isn't saying either game is 'amazing' or whatever, it has to do with just a shifting of numbers between the 2 titles. Fall-off tend to go to ESO. No way to really gauge GW2 via this method but it would surprise me if BDO did beat it out.
  • zya4254zya4254 Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    Ciptello said:
    WoW surprises me, I played a lot, but many years ago. I played and played and played, I had a very strong character and continued to play. Until one day, I realized that I was still doing the same. This was my end to WoW. I do not know if I would like to start everything anew now.
    I have a question, is PUBG a mmo shooter?

    I've played WoW a lot, I bought a lot of WoW Gold and later I've been a best WoW gold seller. I wonder if there is any MMO without RMT. I do not know of any MMO in which you can not buy gold, currency or weapons for real money. Who knows, maybe the correlation is big and every game where you can buy currency (like WoW gold) is a MMO. From experience, I recommend this shop to buy WoW gold https://odealo.com/games/wow-us

    Good advertisement !!!!!!!
  • k61977k61977 Member RarePosts: 1,250
    I would have said WoW, an most likely be correct.  I got the feeling though ESO is closing the gap and WoW is losing subs an players at an increased rate.  Hell they had to put ques in for login on the EU ESO this past week because there were so many playing there.  I also think Final Fantasy is most likely running close to ESO and with the new xpac coming those that have left will be coming back to ESO and Final Fantasy this summer most likely.
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  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 2,788
    No way WoW has 7 million subs right now. I call bullshit.
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  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 2,788
    Arterius said:
    gervaise1 said:
    Arterius said:
    gervaise1 said:
    Arterius said:
    Just started playing WoW about a month ago and I would say WoW easily. For as much hate as that game gets no matter where I go there is at least 20-30 people in the same area. It gets annoying some times when I am trying to do a mission with a low drop rate and there are five people trying to do the same quest.
    If a game - any game - uses megaserver/server cluster technology its "impossible" to guess how many people are playing based on your play experience. (Unless its very quiet in which case .....)
    Oh, sorry. I didn't know that WoW uses megaservers/server clusters.
    They call them "connected realms"; seem to remember them coming in round about the time of MoP. Since then there have been multiple changes to the clusters; quite a lot of griping on Reddit threads about "multiple server mergers". And last year they "linked" the PvP specific servers to the PvE servers to ..... "enhance the player experience" of course. And whilst such changes suggest a lower population there is no way of knowing.

    And as I said in the thread I linked above comparing WoW to e.g. ESO is like comparing apples to oranges; one has a sub one doesn't - big difference. Even comparing WoW to FFXIV is akin to comparing apples to pears - since the subscription methodology is very different.

    At the end of the day, as @Iselin said, as long as a game has "enough" people it doesn't matter - knowing it is making enough money is useful as well.
    My question how much longer does WoW have left story wise? Will it just keep going and going? I mean I am only lvl 30  but I know in the story right now players are fighting old gods. Where do the heck do they go from there? Will we eventually hit lvl 200?


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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Viper482 said:
    No way WoW has 7 million subs right now. I call bullshit.
    At the moment i would be surprised if they even had over 2 million active subs, though this will change when Classic goes live, at that point i think 7 million subs is possible. ;)
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  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 3,424
    Amathe said:
    A year or two ago I rolled a dwarf warrior in WoW. And while I saw some peeps in cities, for the most part I ran into almost no one leveling up until I got closer to the highest level.
    I think that is the current state of *all* MMORPGs, the population is at the high-end.  Sure, you might find a level 10 to group with occasionally, but there is a very good chance that that level 10 is an alt of some near-top-end character.  Or most likely 5.

    The lack of new players is a problem for the entire genre.  New players aren't starting existing MMORPGs, the population for all MMORPGs has been a glut of new players when the game launches with dwindling population starting around launch plus (6-18) months.

    I think this lends credence to my theory that there are a relative *finite but indefinite* number of MMORPG players.  I've thought the population churns through every title in the genre until they find something that keeps them.  As they age, their tastes and preferences change and their chosen game doesn't provide the same experience as it once did.  Individuals break away, migrating to other games, usually ending up at a forum like this one asking for recommendations for a game they may have missed.

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  • JemcrystalJemcrystal Member UncommonPosts: 1,920
    Minecraft.


  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Minecraft.
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  • luclinraiderluclinraider Member UncommonPosts: 88
    edited June 16
    You can check numbers in many ways. (No, steamcharts is not one of them :P)

    Currently, the most played MMO is FF14. This is likely due to the upcoming expansion in two weeks.

    WoW and Runescape are right behind it.

    With ESO, BDO and GW2 in the Teir under that.

    I play pretty much everything on this list and can say that FF14 deserves its #1 spot right now. It's the only MMO on the list that has become progressively better over its lifetime with very few mistakes and sacrifices.

    It also is imo and many others the best PvE on the market...and this is coming from a PvP players (which leaves a lot to be desired in FF14).

    PS: We will see how WoW Classic shakes things up. I know people who think it will have 10M players and others who think it will barely have a couple hundred K after 3 months.

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  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,146
    The answer is which ever game just dropped an expansion or new content patch.
  • psychosiz1psychosiz1 Member UncommonPosts: 166
    Too many contradictory ways which produce varying results based upon their system of measurement.  As an example, within the site mmo population there are different people who have said the criteria they use can be altered by certain variables to show different results.  AS an example, SWTOR ranks #11 on their list in terms of activity.  If you change the criteria to current subs (active or not) it jumps to number 2.  If you take away the free player population on some of the games, they plummet many numeric levels.  In situations like this, if you want a definitive criteria, you need to establish clear specifics of what your measuring and list the potential variables which could change those numbers greatly.

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  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,122
    Phry said:
    Viper482 said:
    No way WoW has 7 million subs right now. I call bullshit.
    At the moment i would be surprised if they even had over 2 million active subs, though this will change when Classic goes live, at that point i think 7 million subs is possible. ;)
    i heard the NPCs were quitting too. 
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  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,126
    You can check numbers in many ways. (No, steamcharts is not one of them :P)

    Currently, the most played MMO is FF14. This is likely due to the upcoming expansion in two weeks.

    WoW and Runescape are right behind it.

    With ESO, BDO and GW2 in the Teir under that.

    I play pretty much everything on this list and can say that FF14 deserves its #1 spot right now. It's the only MMO on the list that has become progressively better over its lifetime with very few mistakes and sacrifices.

    It also is imo and many others the best PvE on the market...and this is coming from a PvP players (which leaves a lot to be desired in FF14).

    PS: We will see how WoW Classic shakes things up. I know people who think it will have 10M players and others who think it will barely have a couple hundred K after 3 months.

    Nice (fiction) story.


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  • AAAMEOWAAAMEOW Member RarePosts: 1,161
    Phry said:
    Viper482 said:
    No way WoW has 7 million subs right now. I call bullshit.
    At the moment i would be surprised if they even had over 2 million active subs, though this will change when Classic goes live, at that point i think 7 million subs is possible. ;)
    The 7 million include china sub.  It is believable.

    The other numbers are more unbelievable.  Don't think any of them have 500k monthly players.
  • AAAMEOWAAAMEOW Member RarePosts: 1,161
    ikcin said:
    There are still many L2 private servers. In Eastern EU, Russia, East Asia, except Japan, South America, L2 is more popular than WoW. 

    But I think the most populated should be some browser MMORPG, or some old 2D  MMORPG, or some mobile MMORPG. A F2P game with the easiest possible access.
    Dont' think L2 is even more popular than L1.
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  • p4ttythep3rf3ctp4ttythep3rf3ct Member UncommonPosts: 184
    Phry said:
    Viper482 said:
    No way WoW has 7 million subs right now. I call bullshit.
    At the moment i would be surprised if they even had over 2 million active subs, though this will change when Classic goes live, at that point i think 7 million subs is possible. ;)

    WoW had 1.7million subs late last year:  https://twitter.com/WeakAuras/status/1051812677578838016

    That's just, like, my opinion, man.

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