10-18-2012 02:13 PM
I'd suggest that the OP either recruit a US player or get on to get the player count at 3am your time. There are a lot more US players on this game than the rest of the world combined. I estimated about 2400 players at around 9pm central US time last night.
Haha, I'm not getting up at 3am.
Anyone who reads this will know that there are that many on at around 6:30pm British time. I'm not doing this to find the most players on at one time. I'm doing this so that if any troll decides to start becoming a prophet of doom or a nun then they have some data to use or be used against them. If this game is dying like the prophets of doom are saying then there will be a slow decline in the player count across the board.
10-19-2012 05:38 AM
I hopped on for one quick game yesterday at 16:00 (4pm) eastern time US for one game to stretch out ma thumbs. I did a quick look down the servers list ( I filter all rooms) and stopped counting at 450, there was still some to go to. Sorry I don't have exact numbers to go on.
10-19-2012 06:48 AM
10-19-2012 08:01 AM
I live in the eastern time zone and I played a few days ago from 5pm until 9 pm that night. When I first got on there was only about 18 different server up and several had very few people in them. Later on there was probably 40 servers up but only a few of them was full. So yes I can tell that there are fewer people playing by the amount of servers up with people in them and this was before we knew about LBI getting fired.
Certain times of day will be quieter than other times. Just because it has only 18 servers up doesn't mean it's losing it's players, it could just mean that people are more occupied with other things at that time. If you record how many players there are at a set time every day (what I'm doing) and that number starts declining quite a bit then you know you are losing players.