Oh the game sucks. We all know that. But this is without a doubt the most entertaining and hilarious thing I have read all week. (hat-tip Massively)
“You can tell when things are going really well in the game,” Zeschuk explains. “The amount of forum chatter drops. People don’t go to forums. They just play.”
Less forum posts = more subs huh?
Next Greg is going to tell me this is a clear sign of positive growth and retention. Wait he did:
“The playing of the game is off the charts.”
Not off the chart yet, but not exactly far, far away either.
Oh, but don’t worry, they also have metrics to give us such amazing stats like:
“You learn things like Sunday is the biggest play time of the week.”
Holy shit no way!? Damnit I better schedule guild events on Sundays. If only I had known this back in 1998! Thank you SW:TOR metrics, thank you!
Ah but the amazing train is just getting started. Did you know:
“our average peak play time is mid-afternoon, because East Coast is getting off work, Europe is off work and in their peak, and as Europe goes down, North America goes up.”
Is he kidding me with this stuff? Peak time is when people are at home and able to play? What?! How is that even possible? How is mid-day while everyone is at work not peak time? Are you telling me people are not playing when they are asleep at night? No wonder people don’t show up for my 1pm Wed events. Now I know! And with this new-found knowledge, I’m off to dominate EVE. Haha, damn fools won’t know what hit them when I strike at off-peak hours. I’ll be regarded as a modern-day Sun Tzu. Fear me!
“The amount of respect we have for people like Blizzard who run these games effectively has gone up even more.”
Has WoW forum chatter also dropped? Has anyone informed Greg that WoW has been stagnant/declining for a while now? He might want to stop chasing the dying MMO before he finds himself $300m+ deep into it. Oh wait…
Crack is whack kids, crack is whack.
But BioWare, please, don’t stop giving interviews.