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The most populated MMORPG right now?



  • HuntrezzHuntrezz Member UncommonPosts: 92
    The problem is numbers are guesstimated by using a small sample.  I stumbled accross a grad student doing a thesis and he interns for a larg marketing company,  he used several different methods and resources to  make a determination. He also had access to many resources not available publicly. He found that  Fortnite has more players online than any other game.  GTA online also has a substantial number of players online.  The measurement used to define these two games as the highest numbers of players online was a compilation of multiple factors.  What makes this potentially more viable is the fact that these two games were far and away the most popular in every measurement.  In terms of MMO's, there's a variety of conflicting information as almost every measurement uses the small sample guesstimate system.  The method used determining GTA and fortnite suggest there is no clear cut number 1 mmo game as the information changes too often which impacts the number of players at any given time.  Apparently when it comes to MMO games, most of the players don't stay in the same place for more than two months at the most.  Numbers suggested that new expansions and events bring in many players at any given time and many of those players leave in mass in  a short time impacting a true measurement of the population.  
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,025
    edited August 2019
    gervaise1 said:
    Amathe said:
    How do we calculate without first agreeing on what a mmorpg is?

    Worse still!

    How do you compare numbers when A has a mandatory monthly sub; B is b2p no mandatory sub; C is f2p; D has a mandatory 3 day or 10 day sub and so on.
    I think the number devs / publishers focus on the most is which game makes the greatest amount of money /  profit.

    Most likely some title popular in Asia but has little traction here in the west.

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  • NorseGodNorseGod Member EpicPosts: 2,634
    Quick! Post your favorite game!

    The best part is when somebody says, "you forgot to list Game X".

    No. No we didn't forget to list "Game X". 
    To talk about games without the censorship, check out https://www.reddit.com/r/MMORPG/
  • NorseGodNorseGod Member EpicPosts: 2,634
    Avanah said:
    Come 27 August this Topic will be irrelevant as we all will know the answer. :)
    I'm in between MMORPGs atm and I think it's wise to hold off subbing to anything until the dust (or smoke) settles.
    To talk about games without the censorship, check out https://www.reddit.com/r/MMORPG/
  • GutlardGutlard Member RarePosts: 1,019
    Second Life?

    But seriously, mine is ESO.

    I'm level 45 on my Nord Maglar and just started Eastmarch. I've been finishing all the zones before moving on, except WB's & Dungeon+'s and plan to solo those when I get geared enough.

    I'm listening to every quest, reading every book/scroll I find and talking to every NPC I can and it's really helping me get into the overall story.

    I still plan to follow the main story for each faction as far as I can on my 3 characters.

    I'm trying to do the same for each expansion/DLC as they were released as well.

    When you're not in a hurry, and you get absorbed into the story, ESO is pretty damned great.

    When you've played a long time, or rushed through content, or PVP'd your heart out, this game will get old, but I'm not even 1/3rd of the way there yet, and enjoying the ride.

    I'm not sure I'd ever want to play this game competitively with how the combat mechanics are, but I'm not close to worrying about that yet.

    Gut Out!

    What, me worry?

  • Shooter564567Shooter564567 Member UncommonPosts: 44
    sweet deal
  • nyxiumnyxium Member UncommonPosts: 1,308
    RuneScape, it's very popular.
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    As of 27 Aug 2019 the most populated MMO is probably going to be WoW Classic. ;)
  • Shooter564567Shooter564567 Member UncommonPosts: 44
    edited August 2019
    classic wow is classic old shit..

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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,368
    Phry said:
    As of 27 Aug 2019 the most populated MMO is probably going to be WoW Classic. ;)
    I bet Blizz will release sub numbers again if classic does well
  • CoolitCoolit Member UncommonPosts: 660

    I would feel confident in speculating the following order of things:

    1. WoW (by a long way largely due to classic)

    2. FFXIV (behind WoW by a fair amount now due to classic, but well clear of the rest)

    3. ESO

    4. BDO

    5. No idea about the rest.

  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,381
    edited August 2019
    Albatroes said:
    Phry said:
    As of 27 Aug 2019 the most populated MMO is probably going to be WoW Classic. ;)
    I bet Blizz will release sub numbers again if classic does well

    This is very typical of Blizzard,instead of telling you WHY the game is good to play they simply post numbers.I guess they figure all gamer's are dummies and just jump off the bridge if they see everyone else jumping off.

    I got news for you Blizzard,you should operate your entire business differently,quit being so cheap with implementation,quit worrying about filling your coffers with loads of money so your board members remain happy.

    The proper way to run a business is to give back to those MILLIONS that made you a popular brand,put a AAA effort into your games instead of thinking of new ways to monetize them.

    It wasn't always this way but the past 4 or so years Blizzard has become all about $$$$$$ and nothing else.Just look at Hearthstone,it was at one point their biggest money maker,NOW the game is dying out quickly and losing many of it's star names.Blizzard has put no effort into the game and it's content,every single content idea is a lazy rehashed idea.Diablo 3 was atrocious,they actually made the  game worse and areas of armor looked unfinished.HOTS,well we got more heroes for you to buy and nothing else.OW a completely handcuffed game,instead of opening up the modding like other games do,Blizz wants full control to yet again,further monetize it.UT is a far more skilled game,fully implemented for the public gamer's and it's 100% FREE.

    Activision is doing no better because they are also more worried about $$$ than the quality of their games.Forcing overhead out the door and removing bonuses does NOT equate to better games,better management yes but not better games.

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,381
    Most populated might be a fair question but not one that matters,not even remotely.Any game could own 99% of the entire market,if i felt it wasn't a good game,i would not be playing it just because everyone else is,i can think for myself thank you very much.

    I would be more interested in threads IF they ever exist where by gamer's dissect game content ideas,the designs so we can determine the better system designs and who is doing a better job of actually "developing" the genre.

    Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,869
    edited August 2019
    "The most populated" was always a turn off for me...I don't really like to go where the masses go, but I'd rather blaze my own trail, even if theres only a few others playing.
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    Apples, oranges, even pears.

    WoW largest subscription mmorpg in the west - yep. World - how is it performing in China since they introduced the subscription. And now you have the negative sentiment created by the sanctions - could be a factor. (And maybe AB will be ordered out of China by the god king!)

    WoW largest mmo? Fornite is an mmo! @Phry I am sure you meant to say mmorpg. A lot of mmos have some form of optional plan as well - usually annual.

    Which brings us to non-subscription mmorpgs. No sub needed. And at that point you are trying to compare apples with oranges and even pears.
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