[MUD-Dev] Greetings from Habbo Hotel

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Wed Feb 5 01:17:24 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Vincent Archer wrote:
> According to Matt Mihaly:

>> Counting registered players is a silly way of claiming to be a
>> certain size, and is blatantly misleading.

> The most useful measure would be "how many active accounts do you
> have", where active equals "has logged on during the last 30
> days".

> And even then you need to be sure these accounts are paying
> accounts somehow.

Well, that's one useful measure. There are a lot of ways to measure
'size' of an online game. For instance, for an advertiser-driven
game, you'd want both reach and frequency. You'd want a big audience
playing a lot, not just a million people who logged in one minute
each last month.

--matt



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