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Old April 13, 2008, 07:33   #1
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How many angbanders are out there?

I go way back to 1988 with moria, then found angband again. In my opinion this is the greatest game ever made. So I'm kinda curious how many players are out there in the world?
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Old April 13, 2008, 09:54   #2
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I go way back to 1988 with moria, then found angband again. In my opinion this is the greatest game ever made. So I'm kinda curious how many players are out there in the world?
At least a thousand, I would guess. This forum has 500 members, though some of those are likely to be spammers. The Angband comic gets 200-300 readers. I'm pretty sure there's a significant silent population of players, so extrapolating wildly and making things up, 1000 seems like it might not be an unreasonable figure.
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Old April 13, 2008, 14:35   #3
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I suspect there numerous categories and subcategories of silent players, e.g. not even at the very bottom are players that are silent because they don't understand English a bit. Yet another category is people without any Internet access. Then players on multi-user systems, e.g. on academic networks, that didn't even ever install Angband and may think this is just a standard quirky part of the quirky operating system. Then there are avid players that currently happen to have a 15 years break, soon to end.

What about download counts? E.g. Un alone has around 1000 downloads from the primary site alone on some versions. I don't know how to count the downloads from various sites that host binaries e.g. to display advertisements.
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Old April 24, 2008, 09:20   #4
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At least a thousand, I would guess. This forum has 500 members, though some of those are likely to be spammers.
Not only does it have 500 members, just look how many visit today: for 24 April it's more than a screen and a half... a lot of forum have heaps of members who post once and you never hear from them again...

http://angband.oook.cz/forum/memberl...sort=lastvisit
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Old April 25, 2008, 13:23   #5
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There are 12 of us.

7 are known.

4 have just been revealed.

And 1 is working on the next update.
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Old April 25, 2008, 15:34   #6
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I am always impressed by these numbers. Ok, Angband is the best game ever (I am counting variants, here). Ok, it is then totally normal that many people lurk on this forum.

But still.
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Old April 25, 2008, 18:34   #7
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You know that most of those lurkers are just search engine spiders, and not actual people... see http://angband.oook.cz/forum/online.php.
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Old April 25, 2008, 19:19   #8
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Old April 25, 2008, 21:27   #9
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Who says spiders can't play Angband?
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Old April 26, 2008, 01:40   #10
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Yes, we must incorporate web search functionality into the Borg!

Or not.
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