That... doesn't sound all that good to me. Losing 25% of your playerbase in the last 4 months is a pretty staggering amount. Is Cornelia one of the busier servers?
You may be right in principle, but considering the stagnant development
during those months, I am truly astonished player bleeding was not more
severe. That means there's still quite a number of people around who log
in regularly, and possibly some more on the fence.
According to this source: http://img1.sankakustatic.com/wp-content/gallery/safe-misc-viii/ff14-player-numbers.png
The loss Oct->Feb seems to account for about 600 players, or, calculated
from the 2000 baseline, roughly 33%.
Please keep in mind, though, that the method of calculation for the
October statistic was different (most likely they simply used the /sea all
command to show actual player numbers logged in at a specific time; which
would suggest that actual total player numbers across all timezones combined
were much higher).
In all likelyhood, FFXIV experienced a sharp initial drop in player numbers
between October to February, and a diminishing hemorrhage from then on.
Much like a typical half-life curve in radioactive decay (ironically also
leaving behind, so to speak, only the "hard cores", hahahahaha! ;)
Cornelia *was* Nr 5 during Japan prime time in October 2010. Edited, Jun 17th 2011 8:54am by Rinsui