Sunday, June 14, 2009

MMOData Charts version 1.2 Live !

Hey all,

I am happy to announce that my first version of the MMOData Charts is live.

It took a lot of work and researching to fill the 1 year gap that Sir Bruce left. I also made revisions to the excel so I could change the data faster, because the MMOG scene is evolving rapidly and new MMOG's come and go all the time.

My work is far from complete, there are still gaps to fill, mmog's to add to the list, and new features that I'd like to implement.

One of the main features I'd like to add is Worldwide Active Players charts, currently I use 2 main data types, Subscription Numbers and Peak Concurrent Users, an Active Player chart would allow us to compare Asian and Western mmo's with eachother. This won't be an easy task, and it will not be as accurate as the Subscription or PCU numbers, but it will give us a good indication. I am hoping to make this in version 2.0 or 3.0

Version 1.0 to 1.2 notes :

- Revised/Updated data points
- Added Aion, WAR and AoC
- Merged Neocron and Neocron 2 data points into Neocron
- Divided the MMO's in 4 active subscription charts instead of 3
- Removed relative contribution chart- Added PCU cluster chart
- Added Second life chart
- Added the CAS top 20 chart
- Added following rows : peak subcriptions, CAS and Genre to the subscription data and CAS sheets for easier sorting and easier CAS Derivations.
- Combined Combat simulation, FPS, Social, Puzzle and Other genres into "Other"
- Renamed Sci-Fi / Superhero RPG into Sci-Fi RPG
- Combined sheet 3, 4 and 5 into CAS Derivations
- Changed the MMOG market share by genre and by mmog charts to 3D
- Labeled all the sheets and charts
- Removed redundand data points that cluttered the charts, added them as comments in the excel.
- Added CAS Top 10 PW
- Removed ACU data
- Added All Listed MMOG's CAS chart
- Removed SL Bot numbers from PCU cluster chart
- Added Rankings to CAS Derivations
- Added WoW west data to the WoW chart and sheet
- Added CAS ordered by Region and Premium to CAS derivations
- Made various changes to the working of the excel
- Added PCU Asia numbers chart
- Changed from html charts to png charts
- Made cosmetic changes to "All Listed MMOG's CAS" chart
- Made cosmetic changes to the chart titles
- Made various other cosmetic changes

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