Has been a while, but I have a few posts I want to put in this week, so be prepared for a small flurry of AoC activity.
First up just a quick update, as I was posting over on the MMORPG forums, I went back into my archives to track how AoC has been doing on Xfire.
I will not go into too much detail, but lets put it this way.
October seemed to be the last peak time (in 2008) for AoC before the 6 month backlash started (those who signed up, played Tortage and then were stuck with 6 months even though they did not want to play anymore).
Gaute had finally left the development of the game to Funcom and in Craig's able hands.
But, the damage had already been done.
October of 2008 had seen about 1500 players online at it's busiest.
In November this number dropped to the low 1000+s. Never getting higher than 1100.
December continued this trend.
In January a rebound took place. But, lets get to the goods.
How does March look for AoC now, and how far has the game rebounded?
Consistently the game seems to be peaking at 1700 on Sundays. Not too bad.
They still have a ways to go. But, the critical issues of the game are being handled quite well, and the game is more fun than it has ever been.
I have some great new screens of the two most played characters for me...Amatheon my Dark Templar who is level 66 now and Ethalos my Tempest of Set who hit 38 this weekend.
I did some awesome dungeon runs with Ethalos, and hope to post those pics soon.
Anyways, a little side note...Resident Evil 5 is the schiz...I love it. And AoC really has become my number one MMO. Exciting stuff.
Hope everyone is having fun...and will talk more soon!