Springs player base is diminishing?

Springs player base is diminishing?

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manored
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Springs player base is diminishing?

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I am under the impression that yes, but impressions are vile, so I throw this as a question. Could whoever has acess to graphs show the one from the lastest months? :)
Satirik
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Post by Satirik »

25/02/2008 :
http://tracker.caspring.org/stats/view. ... 1203982956 : 96958 min

15/05/2008 :
http://tracker.caspring.org/stats/view.php : 106929 min
manored
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Re: Springs player base is diminishing?

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Thanks :) The results vary a lot from one day to other tough, and there is no player total, so its quite hard to say if it increased or reduced. Seens to not have done either to me.
Pipes
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I saw this game quite a while ago, over a year ago i think, but it looked too beta for me. I forgot about it for a while but luckily stumbled on it again. Hopefuly as the game gets more polished, the players will come to join in.
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Dragon45
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It's summer; it should be picking up again kinda.
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Erom
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Re: Springs player base is diminishing?

Post by Erom »

Wait till everyone beats GTA4 or whatever other retail game has their attention at the moment, they'll come wandering back.

Or blame it on Dwarf Fortress, which I think may have redirected many of our attentions.
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SwiftSpear
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Erom wrote:Wait till everyone beats GTA4 or whatever other retail game has their attention at the moment, they'll come wandering back.

Or blame it on Dwarf Fortress, which I think may have redirected many of our attentions.
People who play DF aren't really in direct competition for player hours as spring players IMO. The games are just too different. You play DF to play a DF like game, you play spring to play a spring like game. If I wasn't playing DF I wouldn't be playing spring, I'd be playing some other DF like game, like maby the sims, or some RPG.

Last year we were in competition with supcom remember. Retail games have existed long before spring came out, they won't lose us any more users now then they did in the beginning.
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smoth
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lol, no it is fine, we always have small drop in player count.
Warlord Zsinj
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Post by Warlord Zsinj »

Can anyone compile a graph of say, players joined and games played over the last say, 6-12 months? That way we can see a clear trend.
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SwiftSpear
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Warlord Zsinj wrote:Can anyone compile a graph of say, players joined and games played over the last say, 6-12 months? That way we can see a clear trend.
It wouldn't be hard to do if someone knew where the stats data was logged.
Google_Frog
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Post by Google_Frog »

Can anyone tell me what the numbers stand for? For example on 24/2/08 BA had 833443. But 833443 what?
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KDR_11k
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Re: Springs player base is diminishing?

Post by KDR_11k »

Minutes*players

One hour in a 8v8 DSD game = 16 hours added.
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Post by jellyman »

I discovered dwarf fortress via the spring forum. I currently play more Spring because I'm waiting for the next major update to dwarf fortress.

In some sense very different games. But they are both strategic. And both attract me more for the interesting game play, rather than flash graphics.
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Day
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Post by Day »

I think the population of newbs is steady, the population of competative players is not.

=(
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Neddie
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Day wrote:I think the population of newbs is steady, the population of competative players is not.

=(
I will make it up there!
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Drone_Fragger
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Re: Springs player base is diminishing?

Post by Drone_Fragger »

I should start playing spring again or something...
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Day
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Post by Day »

nobody cares about you
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Gota
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Re: Springs player base is diminishing?

Post by Gota »

Day stop bitching about good players not playing while you yourself dont play.
Start playing 1v1s.
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clericvash
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Post by clericvash »

Just wait till the next version spring comes out, new people always appear.

I think P.U.R.E will attract a good few people too.
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Day
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Post by Day »

Basic, I put you on ignore for a reason ~~.
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