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Post by ducktape » Tue May 22, 2007 5:03 am

w00t! we now have 12000 registered players!
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Post by Peter » Tue May 22, 2007 5:33 am

WOW , quite the bench mark for BZFlag , I bet only 400 of those are even slightly active :)
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Post by Grace F » Tue May 22, 2007 6:16 am

Hmm 12000 registered users. More than half of them could've quit playing a long time ago :(

Imagine 12k people playing all at the same time. Amazing!
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Post by CoL CLiNKeR » Tue May 22, 2007 9:45 am

wow we need to make a commercial about BZ to make more ppl play it :)
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Post by CannonBallGuy » Tue May 22, 2007 12:03 pm

You're talking of registered forum-members, not players. There will be a difference as many people have quit playing since joining the forums. On the other hand, many play un-registered. How it balances out is beyond me, but we have less than 12000 active players.
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Post by Grace F » Tue May 22, 2007 12:29 pm

We have alot less than 12k active players :P

If I were to estimate, I'd say I see about 100-200 different registered users in 1 week. Non-registered players is a little over that.
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Post by Peter » Tue May 22, 2007 3:12 pm

While just flicking through the player list on got stats , I found someone had registerd 60 times , like this <name>_01 , <name_02> ect ect , why would anyone want to do that?
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Post by plokijuy » Tue May 22, 2007 3:31 pm

Grace F wrote:Hmm 12000 registered users. More than half of them could've quit playing a long time ago :(

Imagine 12k people playing all at the same time. Amazing!
All on one server :P lol
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Post by halo3 » Tue May 22, 2007 7:03 pm

PETER wrote:While just flicking through the player list on got stats , I found someone had registerd 60 times , like this <name>_01 , <name_02> ect ect , why would anyone want to do that?
well some ppl dont like their names and just keep re rejistering instead of changeing their names in their profiles
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Post by Grace F » Tue May 22, 2007 9:23 pm

halo3 wrote:
PETER wrote:While just flicking through the player list on got stats , I found someone had registerd 60 times , like this <name>_01 , <name_02> ect ect
well some ppl dont like their names and just keep re rejistering instead of changeing their names in their profiles
I don't think it's that. If the person didn't like their name, they most probably would've changed the whole callsign rather than just the 2 numbers at the end.
PETER wrote:why would anyone want to do that?
It could be anything, with numerous reasons.
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Post by biggeruniverse » Tue May 22, 2007 10:45 pm

Like... a bot server!

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Post by sniper1234 » Wed May 23, 2007 3:17 am

Or some people might get banned and try to make a new callsign. But then they find out they are still banned. They try another few times until they give up and ask some1. Then they realize there computer is banned! That would be awesome 1200 ppl at once. (all the 200 servers will be filled with at least 20 poeple each, with some up to 40 players) :D

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Post by blast » Wed May 23, 2007 5:57 am

PETER wrote:While just flicking through the player list on got stats , I found someone had registerd 60 times , like this <name>_01 , <name_02> ect ect , why would anyone want to do that?
Names on the stats site does not indicated any form of registration here. It only means that someone was using those names on a game server.
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Post by CannonBallGuy » Wed May 23, 2007 1:34 pm

sniper1234 wrote:Or some people might get banned and try to make a new callsign. But then they find out they are still banned. They try another few times until they give up and ask some1. Then they realize there computer is banned! That would be awesome 1200 ppl at once. (all the 200 servers will be filled with at least 20 poeple each, with some up to 40 players) :D
200 servers, 20 players each -> 200*20 = 4000 players - not 1200.

The topic is titled 12000. 12000/200 = 60 players per server on average.
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Post by T3hCrookedElf » Thu May 24, 2007 12:28 am

ducktape wrote:w00t! we now have 12000 registered players!
Sorry. I had a really hard time deciding on a callsign.
Grace F wrote:If I were to estimate, I'd say I see about 100-200 different registered users in 1 week. Non-registered players is a little over that.
I think that's extremely conservative. Just take a look at stats.bzflag.org. Now, granted, there are tons of duplicates, bots, and bzadmin accounts, etc., but that's a really bloody big list.

I think that, the number of players may be closer to 500 or 600 including registered/non-registered per week. But I would be interested in seeing somebody who actually had player history (like the stats.bzflag.org) figuring it out.

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Post by Grace F » Thu May 24, 2007 7:27 am

T3hCrookedElf wrote:
ducktape wrote:w00t! we now have 12000 registered players!
Sorry. I had a really hard time deciding on a callsign.
Grace F wrote:If I were to estimate, I'd say I see about 100-200 different registered users in 1 week. Non-registered players is a little over that.
I think that's extremely conservative. Just take a look at stats.bzflag.org. Now, granted, there are tons of duplicates, bots, and bzadmin accounts, etc., but that's a really bloody big list.
I counted 71 - inc 1 of every bot. Like for instance, there are like 5 bots under the name 'view', I counted all of them as 1. Also, Cosmo that legendary player, is from what I can tell, almost always Observer and AFK. Or just Observing and doing something else.

So In about 1 week (changing my previous estimate), I see about 150 different registered players. I don't think im too far off, I don't think I am anyways :D
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Post by ludachris » Sat May 26, 2007 9:53 pm

halo3 wrote:
PETER wrote:While just flicking through the player list on got stats , I found someone had registerd 60 times , like this <name>_01 , <name_02> ect ect , why would anyone want to do that?
well some ppl dont like their names and just keep re rejistering instead of changeing their names in their profiles
I can think of someone who changes his name too much. :P
Me... :shock:

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Post by Teppic » Sat May 26, 2007 10:12 pm

I have 8 registered bots, so that's only 11992...

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Post by Grace F » Sat May 26, 2007 10:48 pm

Why would you register a bot? :?

Does it need to be registered in order for it to do whatever it is that it is needed to do? :P
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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sat May 26, 2007 11:38 pm

If a server is using global groups, it's easier to register a bot here and add it to the global group, imho.
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Post by Teppic » Sun May 27, 2007 10:52 am

It's because my server was running registered only for a while.

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