aofroobs health check

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aofroobs health check

Post by WorldTrader » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:30 pm

Is it me or have people become less active on these forums? Since they opened the official forums, has it hurt the aofroob active population? Just wondering...
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by Crabface » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:41 pm

The game in general is becoming less populated all the time.

I don't think the official forums have made this board obsolete. Almost all of the threads there are still about expansion content and expansion issues. Mostly I just post to Game Suggestions and try to weigh in on matters that actually affect froobs.

The profession boards here have been largely dead for ages.
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by WorldTrader » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:32 pm

When I log in to the actual game, it seems to be feast or famine. Either the game world is FILLED or it's sparse.
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by flyingengi » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:09 pm

Atleast I'm not the only one that has noticed this...
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by Crabface » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:44 pm

I've been taking a new alt through ToTW, and I've only been trained once.

This is truly the end of days.
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by Goldberg » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:13 pm

Yup, we are the apocalypse survivors.... the last few... wonder who will be the last player loged when they shut-down :) would be cool if that person also be the first to log

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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by WeeScotsman » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:47 pm

Oh I don't know ...I'm sure someone will run it for free from a server in a shoebox under their beds eventually ...even if its for historical reasons.

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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by snarfblatt » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:00 pm

Things have definitely been quiet around here.. but it started before they opened up the official forums. AO definitely goes through its ups and downs regarding population. You've got me curious to look at my actual web stats now....

Interesting numbers actually:

October 2008:
Unique visitors - 10047
Number of visits - 28604 (2.84 visits/visitor)
Pages - 401663 (14.04 Pages/Visit)
Hits - 1766896 (61.77 Hits/Visit)
Bandwidth - 20.04 GB (734.69 KB/Visit)

October 2009:
Unique visitors - 10387
Number of visits - 29797 (2.86 visits/visitor)
Pages - 232786 (7.81 Pages/Visit)
Hits - 913776 (30.66 Hits/Visit)
Bandwidth - 8.69 GB (305.73 KB/Visit)

Number of visitors and visits is virtually the same, but the number of pages, hits and bandwidth are nearly in half. Probably more info then you wanted, but I thought it was interesting.
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by Lassssi » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:24 pm

The number of new posts has been quite small to my eyes lately.

Of course one could argue that since the forums are already full of information,
there is no more need to make new posts, you can just read the old ones.
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by Ar1z » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:08 am

I regularly visit aofroobs but I have stopped playing AO since summer and I don't post as often.

I am using most of my gaming time to play battlefield heroes and some other addicting FB game...

I logged in couple of days before halloween to get some lya loot just to be reminded why I stopped playing. I think a lot of lurkers in this forum are the same way. This would explain the drop in bandwidth since most are browsing new posts but have stopped researching stuff (and therefore don't search or read for older topics) hence the drop in MBs.
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by Hotbuttered » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:25 am

One possible explanation for the drop in bandwidth is the change to the picture galleries. Each photo used to have a comment board, so at the very least the OP could write a caption. Ever since the change to the new format, I have missed the old photo gallery. Looking at the pictures now seems pointless because they lack a description or discussion.

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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by Tyranii » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:03 pm

I've noticed. It's the same on my org forums as well. It seems like we're in a decline in the parabola of AO's active population [at least based off these two demographics]. I haven't checked the forums in awhile, and only to check tonight while delaying writing a paper, I noticed there hasn't been a whole lot I've missed since my last visit.

Different sections of the AO population peak and decline during different times of the year due to a variety of reasons. I'm a university student, so although I'm normally busy and my AO time is hindered by my studies, I'm also studying abroad in Italy and due to a variety of reasons, my AO playtime has been nil. So outside of reading FWM posts and regularly checking my org forums to see ingame updates most essential to me, I don't follow anything else AO related.
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by Standdown » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:29 pm

I have noticed the population on the forums (although I just registered I have been here for a long time) has slowed down, and I try to promote aofroobs in the game when people ask where to get advice, I think though that AO itself is going through another slow period and it will pick back up that I am sure of.

I know it is very active at times, then others there seems to be a ton of dead areas, heck I remember when the back yards was full, and the general shop was standing room only, I guess they need to push it back up some, even SL is dead at times..

My two cents on this matter, However I am confident it will bounce back up fast.
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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by Zurgh » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:25 am

Just because you can't see me, doesn't mean I'm not there - on the ceiling, watching you all :glasses2:

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Re: aofroobs health check

Post by WorldTrader » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:07 am

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"You are GREAT TRADER!" - Blastcore
"One of the Best Traders I've ever met" - Zenur
"Damn You are Handy" - Eskondas
"UR AMAZING" - Brutemage
"I swear you are the best trader!" - Wranglers
"you are UNIQUE somehow :)" - Kalvik4
"truly EXCEPTIONAL" - Mezzbest
"awesome service!" - Skytter
"You are an awesome guy" - Toomz
"How do you have so much power?" - Defiler
"the best trader in the game" - Octavio
"u are the most awsome trader ingame ^_^" - Alzyah
"such craftmanship is hard to come by" - Olcode
"hellz yeah froob power!" - Cyrichor

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