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How Many People Play GW2?

This is a question that me and probably many others are curious about. But how many (can be an estimate) players actually play the game?

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  • yoni.7015yoni.7015 Member ✭✭✭

    Let’s count: 1

  • Alrighty then!
    2

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  • 4 now and yes I'm to many )=

  • Exalted Quality.8534Exalted Quality.8534 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 8, 2018

    IT’S OVER 9000!

  • STIHL.2489STIHL.2489 Member ✭✭✭✭

    According moss game sources I could find, via links though article sites like MMORPG, it's roughly somewhere between 1.5 - 3 million people. But that number is a bit old.. and take that as you will.

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  • Karaha.3290Karaha.3290 Member ✭✭✭

    @Exalted Quality.8534 said:
    IT’S OVER 9000!

    I take it as a "5",

    So here is number 6. Six !

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭

    All I've ever seen are basically guesses that fall within the range that STIHL mentioned. Gaile recently mentioned that there are 11 million accounts I think, but that would include dormant and duplicate accounts as well as f2ps, if the number was even a serious reference and not hyperbole . . .

    But the answer doesn't even really matter that much, what's really impt is whether there are ppl doing the things you want to do when you need them to do them, and as far as I've seen there are pretty much always at least that many ppl playing ;)

  • Zaklex.6308Zaklex.6308 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Anywhere between zero(0) and 11,000,000(accounts).

    Yes...no...maybe...what do you want, can't you see I'm busy saving the world...AGAIN!

  • I got one of the free accounts so it’s now 11,000,001 accounts.

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  • Zaklex.6308Zaklex.6308 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    I got one of the free accounts so it’s now 11,000,001 accounts.

    Darn you, throwing off my completely estimated number!

    Yes...no...maybe...what do you want, can't you see I'm busy saving the world...AGAIN!

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Zaklex.6308 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    I got one of the free accounts so it’s now 11,000,001 accounts.

    Darn you, throwing off my completely estimated number!

    If I got two accounts do I c.o.u.n.t as ½ a player then?

  • Zaklex.6308Zaklex.6308 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @Zaklex.6308 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    I got one of the free accounts so it’s now 11,000,001 accounts.

    Darn you, throwing off my completely estimated number!

    If I got two accounts do I c.o.u.n.t as ½ a player then?

    No, you count as 2 players, just like anyone else with multiple accounts...as far as I'm concerned, any account that is logged onto is a player(even if one person logs onto 20 accounts, that's 20 players, but I'm sure not many others like my method of math).

    Yes...no...maybe...what do you want, can't you see I'm busy saving the world...AGAIN!

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  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I can't give you player numbers, but the game is making over 18 million a quarter now, which is relatively strong for a six year old game between expansion cycles. Take from that what you would.

  • Einsof.1457Einsof.1457 Member ✭✭✭

    Lucky seven

  • Rasimir.6239Rasimir.6239 Member ✭✭✭

    +5 (counting my husband, both of our daughters, and my own two accounts, all of which play regularly several times a week)

  • Scud.5067Scud.5067 Member ✭✭✭

    I can vouch for me. Don't know about the rest of you weirdos...

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Only Anet knows and they're not telling. A few years ago official sources said there were 11 million accounts - but of course not all of them are active.

    Even for Anet it may not be a straight-forward question to answer. You could do a simple measure like how many accounts are logged into per month - but then you'd be counting my second account where I literally just log in, collect the daily login reward and close the game which I doubt most people would consider playing the game. And you'd usually miss my old guild leader who logs in only when there's a new release but then is online for nearly 8 hours a day until he's done everything he wants, then stops again.

    I suspect they probably use a few different measures - probably things like number of unique logins per day/week/month, maximum concurrent logins, average play time, gems purchased per account, real money spent per account etc. Most of these could either be an average or a chart, which would probably be a bell curve. I've heard they can also do more detailed info too, like "heat maps" which show where in the game players spend the most time.

    But as other people said most of that isn't important for us. What we need to know is whether there's enough people around for the things we want to do, and for things like maintaining supply and demand on the trading post. Answers will vary between people (I imagine if you're looking for new people to fight at the top of ranked PvP the active population seems a lot smaller than if you're looking for people to do world bosses for example) but in general I think the answer is yes - allowing for busy and quiet times of day there are enough people in-game for whatever you want to do.

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  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Aodlop.1907Aodlop.1907 Member ✭✭✭

    I would play more often if we had more PvP content, like outdoor duels, large scale battlegrounds (10-15 players) and WoW-like arena.

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 9, 2018

    @Linken.6345 said:

    @Zaklex.6308 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    I got one of the free accounts so it’s now 11,000,001 accounts.

    Darn you, throwing off my completely estimated number!

    If I got two accounts do I c.o.u.n.t as ½ a player then?

    No , no, no !! - One account for you, the other for your alter ego.. mustn't go putting yourself down thinking like that ya know. :)

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  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭

    More than a handful.

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  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I got to like eleven-ish, then I thought, hey, this guy already commented, so I lost count.
    But I think i'm at over 20 or 30 players now..

    but its kinda a trick question, anyone here isn't playing gw2

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  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭

    Can I play?

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