Quote Originally Posted by Celestrata Bloodsong View Post
Yeah, comparing a search trend to population numbers doesn't really tell you much, and there's very low correlation. Elder players rarely Google search for information -- they either already know where to get it, are the ones figuring it out, or know where to find news on their game. Of course, we do not release population numbers, so I turn to a similar comparison: EVE Online.By this chart and the same methodology, EVE's number should be equal to 2005 levels:https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=eve%20onlineYet, EVE's reported concurrency numbers on Tranquility are solid. Down in the last year, sure, but not at 2005 levels.http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquilityAgain, using Google Trends as a measuring stick of population doesn't tell you much.
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