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Behold, the new Active Players link.

Mar 25, 2010 incarnate link
Pointsman: we can look at adding that.
Mar 25, 2010 CrazySpence link
Heh, disabled my tracker script. The database ends its epic run with 29539 characters detected over 1 year 3 months
Mar 25, 2010 Strat link
Incarnate, how about adding an additional column that shows the buddy's guild, instead of just their nation?
Mar 25, 2010 incarnate link
Strat: hmm. That starts to tread on exposing more personal user information over the system, like whether they change guilds and things. What's the reasoning? To get an idea of overall guild-density presence, based on the people you're buddies with, or something?
Mar 25, 2010 zak.wilson link
incarnate: You can already find out what guild someone is in by looking at the guilds page. If someone wanted to data-mine that, it would be very easy. In fact, I believe the IRC bot did that in order to show the guild and rank of every active player before the APL was removed. I'm not sure what personal user information you're trying to contain here.
Mar 25, 2010 incarnate link
Yeah, I suppose that's true. Hadn't thought it through, just trying to err on the side of caution.

I guess we can add that. We could also add duel rating and other things.
Mar 25, 2010 Pointsman link
More sophisticated player-awareness stuff sounds cool. I look forward to it.
Mar 26, 2010 Armonia link
are you going to put the link back up in the side bar menu? =)
Mar 26, 2010 incarnate link is, if you reload :). Has been since I posted the thread.
Mar 26, 2010 Pointsman link
/x/active still complains ungracefully when navigated to if you aren't logged in btw.
Mar 26, 2010 Capt.Waffles link
Of course, change brings with it controversy and upheaval and a certain percentage of people who say "I'm leaving!". Oh well.

Read: the pierats :P

Awesome update Inc! I agree with the guild listing, I could just check the guild pages but I (like most people, I'm sure) am lazy and would like all my info to be in one place.
Mar 26, 2010 Lord~spidey link
to be a bit honest i still think the systinus active graph looks way better.

its lacking some pie charts atm for some odd reason though :/
Mar 26, 2010 Dr. Lecter link
Read: the pierats :P

In this case, I think you mean the traders,
Mar 27, 2010 Capt.Waffles link
Would it be possible to show players you are mentoring on the "buddies online" thingy?
Mar 30, 2010 look... no hands link
actually the stealth stuff atleast as mentioned in this thread don't nessecarily make it easier for traders to avoid pirates i think. Because the pirates can use them as methods of ambush.
Mar 30, 2010 PaKettle link
Actually it was mentioned how quiet and pleasant 100 became....
Mar 31, 2010 Inco link
Can we have absolute numbers on the Y axis? Maybe even stated in numbers on the page?

We can see 7 days back now. Well, these charts are going to be completely meaningless in a week or two.

Seeing nation ratios or player population relative to the day before yesterday is not what people want to see there.
Apr 05, 2010 portishead link

as a new player in trial period I'd like to know how many VO users there are in total/active. To be honest, I really enjoy this game but feel kind of lonely while playing it...


Edit: Sorry, forget my question. I found a thread answering it.
Apr 06, 2010 Armonia link
i agree with Inco, the graph just shows that people are there, but it doesnt show how many. that could be a graph for like 5 people, lol.
Apr 06, 2010 Whistler link
Have you considered that perhaps the devs don't want to provide numbers for reference? If one wants to be in the game when there are more people on, the graph delivers. Assigning exact numbers could just proliferate the whole "Well why should I join if there's only X players on?" and ultimately serves no one.