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Postby dyn » Fri Mar 06, 2009 13:01 UTC

Q3 STATS - 3/6/2009 4 AM EST (USA only)
544 total players on USA servers
202 on UT4 mod
260 playing 'q3' maps
82 on undefined maps ( usually custom dm with bots, like charondm* )

Out of 260 only 50 are real players, all others are bots, ca. 20% of total.
So out of 82 undefined it would be ca. 15 players which means max. 65 people are playing Q3 right now in the USA.

There are some hardcore players in the EU, but Q3 is not popular elsewhere at all. China has total 8 players right now for Q3 and 46,048 for CS, Brazil 0 for Q3, etc.. Germany is pretty strong, but they stay at local servers. Russia has some more players, still not much compared to other games.
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Q3 STATS on 3/6/2009 6 AM EST (USA only)
570 total players on USA servers
228 on UT4 mod
251 playing 'q3' maps
91 on undefined maps ( usually custom dm with bots, like charondm* )

Out of 251 only 40 are real players, all others are bots, ca. 16% of total.
So out of 91 undefined it would be ca. 15 players which means max. 55 people are playing Q3 right now in the USA.

Also, not all players are from the USA. Actually most of those who play on the USA servers at off-peak hours are from the EU. If you do any stats, take into account Q3 numbers (without UT4) include many bots, only 20-25% are real players.

This was for off-peak hours. You can get 4-6x more people at peak hours, depends on the game type.

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Thursday 2009-03-05 17:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 5,379
CS   USA Players: 5,878
CS:S USA Players: 8,854
CoD2 USA Players: 1,158
CoD4 USA Players: 6,618
ET   USA Players: 656
Q3   USA Players: 291
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Thursday 2009-03-05 18:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 5,969
CS   USA Players: 6,126
CS:S USA Players: 9,700
CoD2 USA Players: 1,074
CoD4 USA Players: 6,890
ET   USA Players: 697
Q3   USA Players: 292
========================================
Thursday 2009-03-05 19:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 5,136
CS   USA Players: 6,862
CS:S USA Players: 10,704
CoD2 USA Players: 1,095
CoD4 USA Players: 7,159
ET   USA Players: 688
Q3   USA Players: 295
========================================
Thursday 2009-03-05 20:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 6,564
CS   USA Players: 7,221
CS:S USA Players: 11,830
CoD2 USA Players: 1,198
CoD4 USA Players: 7,799
ET   USA Players: 663
Q3   USA Players: 294
========================================
Thursday 2009-03-05 21:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 8,678
CS   USA Players: 7,677
CS:S USA Players: 12,667
CoD2 USA Players: 1,209
CoD4 USA Players: 8,299
ET   USA Players: 705
Q3   USA Players: 295
========================================
Thursday 2009-03-05 22:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 8,926
CS   USA Players: 7,764
CS:S USA Players: 12,380
CoD2 USA Players: 1,216
CoD4 USA Players: 8,418
ET   USA Players: 699
Q3   USA Players: 291
========================================
Thursday 2009-03-05 23:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 8,770
CS   USA Players: 7,091
CS:S USA Players: 11,040
CoD2 USA Players: 1,068
CoD4 USA Players: 7,423
ET   USA Players: 687
Q3   USA Players: 302
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 00:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 7,651
CS   USA Players: 6,626
CS:S USA Players: 9,793
CoD2 USA Players: 792
CoD4 USA Players: 6,298
ET   USA Players: 672
Q3   USA Players: 293
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 01:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 6,340
CS   USA Players: 5,713
CS:S USA Players: 7,737
CoD2 USA Players: 640
CoD4 USA Players: 5,191
ET   USA Players: 660
Q3   USA Players: 268
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Friday 2009-03-06 02:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 4,882
CS   USA Players: 4,321
CS:S USA Players: 5,752
CoD2 USA Players: 497
CoD4 USA Players: 4,003
ET   USA Players: 537
Q3   USA Players: 241
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Friday 2009-03-06 03:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 3,708
CS   USA Players: 3,416
CS:S USA Players: 4,185
CoD2 USA Players: 368
CoD4 USA Players: 3,168
ET   USA Players: 506
Q3   USA Players: 260
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Friday 2009-03-06 04:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 2,516
CS   USA Players: 2,481
CS:S USA Players: 2,950
CoD2 USA Players: 274
CoD4 USA Players: 2,465
ET   USA Players: 468
Q3   USA Players: 266
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Friday 2009-03-06 05:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 1,742
CS   USA Players: 1,768
CS:S USA Players: 2,067
CoD2 USA Players: 266
CoD4 USA Players: 2,190
ET   USA Players: 470
Q3   USA Players: 253
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Friday 2009-03-06 06:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 1,337
CS   USA Players: 1,470
CS:S USA Players: 1,595
CoD2 USA Players: 309
CoD4 USA Players: 2,130
ET   USA Players: 473
Q3   USA Players: 254
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Friday 2009-03-06 07:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 1,165
CS   USA Players: 1,549
CS:S USA Players: 1,466
CoD2 USA Players: 375
CoD4 USA Players: 2,484
ET   USA Players: 518
Q3   USA Players: 221
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Friday 2009-03-06 08:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 1,135
CS   USA Players: 1,802
CS:S USA Players: 1,721
CoD2 USA Players: 491
CoD4 USA Players: 2,953
ET   USA Players: 489
Q3   USA Players: 229
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 09:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 1,322
CS   USA Players: 1,945
CS:S USA Players: 2,117
CoD2 USA Players: 711
CoD4 USA Players: 3,660
ET   USA Players: 502
Q3   USA Players: 239
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 10:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 1,606
CS   USA Players: 2,286
CS:S USA Players: 2,494
CoD2 USA Players: 873
CoD4 USA Players: 4,146
ET   USA Players: 558
Q3   USA Players: 241
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 11:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 2,108
CS   USA Players: 2,623
CS:S USA Players: 3,154
CoD2 USA Players: 977
CoD4 USA Players: 4,915
ET   USA Players: 579
Q3   USA Players: 243
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 12:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 2,490
CS   USA Players: 3,331
CS:S USA Players: 3,814
CoD2 USA Players: 1,084
CoD4 USA Players: 5,467
ET   USA Players: 614
Q3   USA Players: 252
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 13:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 2,858
CS   USA Players: 3,726
CS:S USA Players: 4,505
CoD2 USA Players: 1,199
CoD4 USA Players: 5,802
ET   USA Players: 568
Q3   USA Players: 287
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 14:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 3,503
CS   USA Players: 4,280
CS:S USA Players: 5,375
CoD2 USA Players: 1,266
CoD4 USA Players: 5,959
ET   USA Players: 596
Q3   USA Players: 267
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 15:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 3,887
CS   USA Players: 4,608
CS:S USA Players: 6,121
CoD2 USA Players: 1,197
CoD4 USA Players: 6,250
ET   USA Players: 630
Q3   USA Players: 302
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 16:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 5,005
CS   USA Players: 5,452
CS:S USA Players: 7,941
CoD2 USA Players: 1,315
CoD4 USA Players: 7,011
ET   USA Players: 634
Q3   USA Players: 297
========================================
Friday 2009-03-06 17:00 EST
TF2  USA Players: 5,949
CS   USA Players: 6,084
CS:S USA Players: 9,317
CoD2 USA Players: 1,257
CoD4 USA Players: 7,366
ET   USA Players: 686
Q3   USA Players: 290


Update 2010-MAY-08:
I did some stats analysis today and verified all populated Q3 servers, minus mods like UT4 which are not Q3 anymore. Out of 890 players globally only about 100 were real people, all others are bots and in some instances fake players where you connect and there is nobody there, in other words, desperate admins trying to get people by spamming all over and faking stats.

This is way too low to enjoy a game, and it's not exactly off-peak time since it's Saturday @ 12:30 CEST and a lot of Q3 players are from Central/Eastern Europe. Maybe there will be 300 players globally later, we will see. Difference from stats we did last year is roughly this -- what was true for the USA is now global stats. Way too many servers and bots, plus irrelevant/fake results. Even when you manage to find good servers there is not much people around anymore. And some of us don't care about 3-4 players games either, we want 15+ players (30 :-D), and all the chaos which comes from it. If this is not possible anymore then Q3 is as good as dead, even if it has some players left.

QL is not much better, at peak times it doesn't even reach 2000 players worldwide. Stats are harder to collect since full servers are not listed, but then again there is not much of them anyway.
QUAKELIVE - all servers - Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 2:25 PM EDT ( 20:25 CEST )

1241 QL servers
1409 players worldwide @ peak time (weekend, 8 pm in Europe, 2 pm US )
( full servers not listed )

Entire list: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=LAfpWRkA or http://pastebin.com/LAfpWRkA
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby dyn » Fri Mar 06, 2009 13:10 UTC

ET - Enemy Territory - USA servers
3/6/2009 06:20 AM EST - 178 out of 480 are real players, with peaks around 700 we can expect 150-350 players online (when bots stay 24/7).

So it would be approx. 35-55% of total number are real players. Better than Q3 but still when game is in this stage it becomes harder and harder to get people on server. This is also why so many servers for Q3/ET use bots.
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby IriDeck » Fri Mar 06, 2009 16:51 UTC

Sorry, this seems like a more appropriate place for the chart. I'll dump it here.

EDIT: Legend moved to the left for users of the light style. If you use Firefox, right-click and select "View Image" to see the whole thing.

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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby detour » Fri Mar 06, 2009 16:54 UTC

:scared2:

It seems going by the numbers, that it makes sense why you would want to give
up running Q3 servers now, and pursue other interests.
I myself, am going to EB Games this weekend to see if there's a game that would replace
Q3 which I've played since 2000. I don't hold out much hope though.


:no:
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby mordockdotcom » Fri Mar 06, 2009 18:00 UTC

detour wrote: :scared2:

It seems going by the numbers, that it makes sense why you would want to give
up running Q3 servers now, and pursue other interests.
I myself, am going to EB Games this weekend to see if there's a game that would replace
Q3 which I've played since 2000. I don't hold out much hope though.


:no:


Why don't you come get your ass kicked along side me in TF2. :P
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby dyn » Fri Mar 06, 2009 18:07 UTC

detour wrote:It seems going by the numbers, that it makes sense why you would want to give
up running Q3 servers now, and pursue other interests.
I myself, am going to EB Games this weekend to see if there's a game that would replace
Q3 which I've played since 2000. I don't hold out much hope though.
:no:


We don't need to give Q3 up, but with no players around it all becomes pretty boring and lifeless. Chart above shows Q3 with bots, real number is 20-30% of that.
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby dyn » Fri Mar 06, 2009 22:34 UTC

Q3 STATS on 3/6/2009 5:20 PM EST (USA only)
1060 total players on USA servers
619 on UT4 mod
309 playing 'q3' maps
132 on undefined maps ( usually custom dm with bots, like charondm* )

Out of 309 only 138 are real players, all others are bots, ca. 44% of total.
So out of 132 undefined it would be ca. 59 players which means ca. 197 people are playing Q3 right now in the USA.

You can see higher % of normal players vs. bots, because servers use bot_minplayers and remove bots when there is enough players.

So, peak hours => 200 players, which makes sense, usually it is 4x-6x more than off-peak, which was 40 and 50.
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby IriDeck » Fri Mar 06, 2009 22:50 UTC

Image updated for the full 24hr period from 5PM EST Thursday to 5PM EST today. See above!
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby IriDeck » Tue Mar 10, 2009 01:12 UTC

...and the last update is posted. Chart now runs from 5:00 PM EST on Thursday to 5:00 PM EST on Monday. The differences are plain to see!

A rather interesting project, to see how all of these compare. Thanks, Dyn!
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby SD » Tue Mar 10, 2009 18:45 UTC

dyn dont give up q3 servers lol i only just got good enough to come 2nd! (i came 1st one time he he) Im in UK which you would obviously group into ''EU players'' but im the only one I know in the UK that plays on Vogon! Hence yes I do play ''off peak'' hours, but i try to time it so as I can meet the US players in map. I'm probably not far wrong in saying I'm one of VERY few in the UK that still plays Q3, have all the latest games and a kick ass custom build PC to run them on, but to tell you the truth, I haven't played ANY other game since I started playing Q3 on Vogon servers! It's too addictive and I'm too weak willed to give it up lol! Q3 is by far (for me, only my preference) the best and most fun game I ever played, dont let it die out!

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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby AG » Tue Mar 10, 2009 18:51 UTC

SD STRIKEBREAKER wrote:I'm probably not far wrong in saying I'm one of VERY few in the UK that still plays Q3...


maybe this was already mentioned but a lot of players i've come across on various servers have been from poland, russia and brazil.
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby SD » Tue Mar 10, 2009 19:16 UTC

Iv encountered a few russians, and also a German player or two. Nobody else from UK tho

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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby Apocalypse » Tue Mar 10, 2009 20:07 UTC

shame to see it go like this though
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby IriDeck » Wed Mar 11, 2009 14:04 UTC

I don't think you need to worry about it dying out...we were thinking more of just bringing up a test TF2 server whilst keeping the Q3 servers alive for the time being.

More to come later.
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby Apocalypse » Thu Mar 12, 2009 04:28 UTC

F**CK The real stats vogon will still be here.
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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby [email protected] » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:32 UTC

ok, enough of the grim picture shit! Vogon is not going anywhere, and as a matter of fact dyn, myself, and the TMs have some serious improvements in the planning stage and in a month or two (or sooner) hopefully we will be ready to launch it to all Vogonites ! trust me if this gets up and takes off, Vogon will be a very busy place! i wish i could tell you more, but surprises are better right? :yes2:


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Re: Q3 real stats

Postby IriDeck » Thu Mar 12, 2009 19:04 UTC

Abso-frickin'-lutely! :D
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