Over 42,000 people played City of Heroes Homecoming in the last month

Last night, the City of Heroes Homecoming team posted some intriguing numbers on player operating systems that got speculation about the current playerbase size...

Massively Overthinking: Do you care more about MMO stats or looks?

This week's Massively Overthinking is fully inspired by the unicorn backpack meme, which Black Desert studio Pearl Abyss tweeted out last week with the caption "stats over looks any day." You know we have to talk about this.

Quantic Foundry’s survey examines the motivations of gamers drawn to sci-fi settings

Quantic Foundry - aka the Nick Yee-backed analytics company that's most well-known for its Gamer Motivation Model - has shared some responses from an...
Skeleton dance forever.

Hunters lead the pack for deaths on World of Warcraft Classic’s hardcore realms

All right, how many of you found out the hard way that Feign Death turns into actual death if you don't interrupt it before...
Nothing to give.

New World publishes silly and bizarre statistics from 2022, including bunny deaths and cow milking

Did you think that the game wasn't watching when you fell flat on your face or got taken out by a level 2 sheep?...
Flap flap fire fire.

The Daily Grind: How much do you trust player-based analyses of MMO playerbases?

There was a time when World of Warcraft would reliably tell press and players just how many people were playing the game at any...

Players waged over a thousand PvP wars during New World’s preview week

With New World's preview week in the rear view mirror, we're left with various impressions and a whole lot of data for the development...

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 World...
Cool times.

City of Heroes Homecoming players have racked up over 47 million hours

You know the old adage that superheroes and statistics go together like... well, nothing? That is, unless you're a stat-themed crusader. Actuarial Man or...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online is losing players, and no one can agree on why

Nobody wants to think that a favourite MMO is losing popularity, but with EVE Online now being over 15 years old, it's a possibility...

City of Heroes Homecoming players have rolled almost a million toons to date

I've always said that if I could do one thing in video games - you know, besides what I already love and do -...

Path of Exile recaps the stats on challenge progression in the Legion league

Do you like statistics? Path of Exile has some statistics for you. Yes, players have been enjoying the latest league in the game for...

Path of Exile’s melee classes experience a surge of popularity in the Legion league

The third week of Path of Exile's Legion league has begun, and as is the custom, Grinding Gear Games has posted a new dev...
Please be a spell, then.

Path of Exile details the caster-heavy class breakdown in the Betrayal league

With every Path of Exile league, the designers take the time to dissect the overall balance of classes found throughout the game in various permutations,...

Guild Wars 2 pushes out underwater balance patch while players cross over 119,431 years /played

Just a heads up that Guild Wars 2 is putting out a small patch today to balance a few issues in the game: "Since...

Path of Exile’s Elementalist wins Incursion League popularity contest

Which classes are most popular in Path of Exile's Incursion League? Grinding Gear Games has released the stats for the first three weeks of...

EVE Fanfest 2018: CCP Games has big plans for data collection and machine learning

Every day in the sandbox of New Eden, several hundred thousand EVE Online players perform millions of unseen actions. Every item manufactured, module activated,...
everybody everybody

Trove has passed 15 million players… and lots of other milestones

Congratulations are in order for Trove, which has passed 15 million players over the course of its lifespan. That's a lot of people logging...

OrbusVR passes 8,000 total players

Good news for OrbusVR: It might not be doing great numbers for "not a VR game," but it's doing very well for a game...
This was only the start.

Wisdom of Nym: Materia and stats in Final Fantasy XIV

When Heavensward was the current expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, we were introduced to the idea that you could meld materia onto valuable endgame...