[MUD-Dev] Greetings from Habbo Hotel

Hans-Henrik Staerfeldt hhs at cbs.dtu.dk
Tue Feb 4 12:32:40 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


On Friday 31 January 2003 05:50, Matt Mihaly wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Sulka Haro wrote:

>> Assuming my knowledge of the usage numbers for other MUD's is up
>> to date, Habbo is the number two MUD ever regarding the number of
>> visitors, right after Lineage. This assuming Lineage is the only
>> MUD with users going to millions? Please correct me if my
>> assumption isn't right. For monthly visitors, let's just say
>> we're bigger than what the latest claims I've seen from EA about
>> UO and Sims Online, counted together.

> The difference here is that most games don't count every user who
> has ever created a character, especially when there is no barrier
> to entry. You are comparing apples to oranges. If you want to
> count things the way you are, Neopets has 40 million users. That
> is, of course, a ridiculous figure as what they have is 40 million
> people who have taken the 5 minutes necessary to actually create a
> character.

> We (Achaea) also do free, but commercial games. We're not as large
> as you are, of course, but if we actually counted like you do, we
> could brag that we have at least 50,000 players, or 10% the size
> of Everquest approximately. That is, of course, a complete load of
> crap. We peak at about 400 simultaneous players online
> currently. Everquest peaks at what, 70,000 or so?  

Yes, it would be interresting to see the numbers for simultaneous
users online for Habbo... Then we would have something to compare...
I assume its not only 10 (in the bus)???

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