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The Daily Grind: Should MMO studios be more transparent about population stats?

Some of our staff were idly chatting about Wargaming's playerbase this week when MOP's Ben chimed in with a link to the official
Time for you to learn how to play your max-level characters yet again!

More World of Warcraft: Shadowlands covenant abilities unveiled as Classic returns layering for population issues

As the testing for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands continues, players continue to datamine the game and find new information about what's coming with...
Fight me, coward.

The Daily Grind: Do you trust player census numbers for MMOs?

It's a shame that developers don't really give you any official player numbers any more, but that's the state we live in. Players have...
Why are you supporting this?

Fortnite now has 200 million registered users

To get the obvious fact out of the way, yes, the latest Fortnite milestone is counting only how many registered users the game has...
So... great?

Warface hits 5 million console players

It turns out that a lot of people with consoles will see a title like Warface and say "yeah, that sounds like a...
Boring plus boring equals still boring. Today in boring math.

Paragon is slowing down because the game just isn’t growing

It's a good thing that Paragon fans have gotten a detailed and straightforward update on the state of the game and its...
Too little.

The Daily Grind: How many people should an MMO be designed for?

I was having a discussion with a friend the other day about tabletop games and designed sizes. That sounds a bit complex, but it...
LEAVE

The Daily Grind: How should studios handle overpopulated servers in MMOs?

It doesn't matter how many servers you have for your MMO, some of them are just going to be more popular than others. That's...
You can't come in.

Worlds Adrift offers an update on the next batch of Founder’s Packs

There's a strange allure to something you want but can't have. There's testing available right now in Worlds Adrift, and the developers are...
Y'all looking at me?

Wild West Online discusses splitting the difference between scale and player participation

How many players makes an MMO? It seems like a straightforward question, but it's a rather complex one, and one that Wild West...
Why must you disappoint hopes?

Wisdom of Nym: The biggest roleplaying server of Final Fantasy XIV

Balmung, if you are a Final Fantasy XIV, is the mysterious land of milk and honey. Or it's home. Heaven help you if...
Persists.

Pokemon Go has dropped 79% of its players, but it’s still making money

The number of people playing Pokémon Go has declined by 79% since its peak, according to market analysis firm Slice Intelligence. That's a...
Evolution.

Evolve player population explodes following free-to-play transition

Player numbers matter. If no one is playing your game, players aren't going to start playing just to play on empty servers. As a...
A bit of a message disconnect.

The Crew boasts five million players

Would you believe that The Crew has five million players? Because apparently it has indeed just hit the five million mark, which...
Enjoy the joy of the CARGO HOLD expansion

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer smaller or larger servers?

I have joked, not entirely without seriousness, that part of what I like about being on an underpopulated server in Final Fantasy XI...

Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded to sunset less than two months after its launch

Call it Gunslinger Stratos Unloaded. Square Enix's colorful action title Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded officially launched in Japan six days ago, and yet it's...
Belts are not bras.

Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded Online adds a new map but remains a ghost town

Are you very excited about Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded Online? Is that excitement due to  the fact that it's some sort of shooty game...

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