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Dilbert2001

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Err... The current concurrent player counts show OSRS concurrent users are less than 40k, not 50k more than RS3's.

At the moment when I am typing this mesage, RS3 has over 40k concurrent players already, and today is not even a weekend.

Obviously, players loves DXP, and they have a tendecy to stay online longer to reap the benefits of more xp. Thus, the higher than usual concurrent players in RS3.

Don't know what OP thinks "not make sense"? Perhaps he means it doesn't make sense OSRS just released their biggest update in 2019 in Priffdinas but the OSRS "population" doesn't go up, but remain at 75k or half of what it used to be a few months ago?

Well, I can give you the explanation. OSRS players can and some play RS3 too. They may rather show up in RS3 reaping the double xp benefits insteade of staring at an empty "new" Priffdinas in OSRS.

26-Jul-2019 17:35:00

Dilbert2001

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Transcendent said:
If some players are like me, they will log in less on DXP weekends than they normally do, because of hating to feel pressured to log in and/or player longer than they normally would. For DXP is a turn off not a turn on for playing.


Well, I guess most players are not like you then, as DXP weekends in RS3 always draw more concurrent players. You better believe more players love DXP weekends than you think. :)

26-Jul-2019 17:42:15

Dilbert2001

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Durial said:
Dilbert2001 said:
Err... The current concurrent player counts show OSRS concurrent users are less than 40k, not 50k more than RS3's.


OSRS has 75,000 players online right now. RS3 has 40,000 online. The main page shows the combined total, not RS3's total. Unless I am misunderstanding you?


You are utterly misunderstanding me as 75,000 - 40,000 (using your numbers) = 35,000, not 50,000 as OP claimed

Please also note that 75,000/40,000 = 1.75x but not 4x.

Obviously, OSRS's "population" has been backing off big big times lately:

https://www.reddit.com/r/2007scape/comments/9srclh/osrs_has_over_quadruple_4_times_the_population_of/

26-Jul-2019 17:45:45

Dilbert2001

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Durial said:
Dilbert2001 said:
You are utterly misunderstanding me...


Yea, I thought it might be possible. Was hard to tell.


It is not hard to tell at all DXP is getting more RS3 players to stay online. RS3 doesn't usually have over 40k players online on a Friday.

Besides, it is crystal clear the "new" and biggest 2019 OSRS Priffdinas update doesn't have any effect to their "population" as DXP does to RS3. :)

26-Jul-2019 17:49:40

Dilbert2001

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Tenebri said:
What an odd comparison

Why did you think osrs would be less players over rs3 on this weekend?

Remember when jagex said theyd stop dxpw 10 years ago


Don't know what OP really think. Maybe he thinks, if every constraint is equal in both RS3 and OSRS (e.g. all the 3rd party software allowed in OSRS is allowed in RS3) then RS3 may see more
"players" than OSRS.

26-Jul-2019 18:25:50

Dilbert2001

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Durial said:
Dilbert2001 said:
Tenebri said:
What an odd comparison

Why did you think osrs would be less players over rs3 on this weekend?

Remember when jagex said theyd stop dxpw 10 years ago


Don't know what OP really think. Maybe he thinks, if every constraint is equal in both RS3 and OSRS (e.g. all the 3rd party software allowed in OSRS is allowed in RS3) then RS3 may see more
"players" than OSRS.


Runescape 3 could have significantly more population. Unfortunately, it has lacked afew things that OSRS has, in my opinion.

1. It's not on multiple platforms like Oldschool is.

2. It has not been advertised 24/7 on Twitch like Oldschool was (there is a reason companies pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for streamers to play their games)

3. The system specifications and requirements to run Runescape 3 is SO far beyond Oldschool Runescape. This is generally a bad thing, it cuts out the low-end market.

4. Runescape 3 is more complicated, especially the interface, which likely leads to less new player retention while Oldschool is simple and easy to get into. This also helps for their transition into mobile.


I really don't see how any of these points have to do with DXP weekend. And don't forget RS3 Mobile is coming up very soon, and in a year or so later, Jagex's games will be on Cloud. RS3 can be available for platform independent Cloud gaming too.

There is also no saying that DXP weekends can't be run when RS3 Mobile is up and the game is also on Cloud gaming. Perhaps in a few months we will see 120k playerbase concurrent players on a RS3 DXP weekend? :)

26-Jul-2019 18:40:19

Dilbert2001

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"It doesn't have anything to do with DXP. But neither does the post I quoted of yours. The post of yours I quoted has nothing to do with DXP, seems like a fair response to it given that." - Durial


Please ask Tenebri then. I replied to Tenebri and told him what OP might think and wrongfully so, and OP is already proven to be wrong that (1) concurrent players are not the poplation of the games and (2) OSRS doesn't have 50k more such "population" than RS3.

26-Jul-2019 18:56:50

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