The World Of World Of Wonder [Inforgraphic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in

As geeky or nerdy as you might think WoW is, it"s a massive phenomenon. These stats will blow your mind...
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Female 5
World of Warcrack. Cant stop playing.. must.. play more... droool
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Female 356
I`ve never even played.
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Male 5,189
I have yet to even try that game.
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Female 2
Humans? Seriously? I am human I don`t have to play one in the game...besides it`s all about the Horde! I`m actually sitting in queue for a bg right now, just wasting time lol
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Male 37
yeah guild wars!!!
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Male 2,868
"...for a game that i`m not gonna play all the time"

That`s what everyone says- at first.

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Female 781
Oh snap, that reminds me, I have to do my dailies!
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Male 617
fail on the picture of an audi r8, esp. since the pic they put up, the merc, looks NOTHING like an r8
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Male 440
WoW seems like a good game, but im not gonna pay $15 a month for a game that i`m not gonna play all the time, that`s why i like Guild War more.
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Male 1,219
A bit overrated.
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Female 428
I love playing WoW. I can keep in touch with several of my friends that live around the country in a more interactive way than simply talking on the phone. It`s fun and doesn`t rule my life or that of most people I know that play.
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Female 459
Meh, I played WOW. Not spending my small amounts of money on that.
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Female 133
I used to play but gave up when it was pretty much taking over my life :/
Those stats are mindboggling though!
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Male 680
Ew. WoW.

Any RPG-players, I seriously reccommend giving Lord of the Rings Online a go, it`s *much* better than WoW IMO.

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Female 1,199
"Tried WoW. Didn`t like it too much. Liked FFXI much, much more."

Ooh I play FFXI as well. :)

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Male 216
Tried WoW. Didn`t like it too much. Liked FFXI much, much more.
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Female 491
I prefer mabinogi...
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Female 179
seriously.. humans? I can play a human every day.. why would I play one on WoW? Horde FTW btw..
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Female 120
Humans?? Seriously? Why would you be a human when you can be a hot BE XD
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Male 670
Of course humans are the highest played class.
They have the best racial ability.

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Male 845
never played it. never will.
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Male 312
That`s...a lot...of everything. I usually play WoW, get a character to level 70, play with a few alts and quit. Then do the same. Now with WotLK I don`t bother to go above 70(I play on a private server and some quests are bugged).
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Male 236
I used to be a wow addict.. I plan to come back to it one day or another, but for now, tf2 motherdraters!!
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Female 15
WOW ftw :D
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Male 404
I LOVE WORLD OF WARCRAFT<3.
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Male 8,300
> LazyMe484
> Runescape, Wow, along with every other MMORPG is bogus.

I have to disagree. Sociologically, these online gaming environments/worlds are just as `real` as the real world. `Society` is any place that people choose to spend their time interacting with each other; you are essentially saying that the prime criteria for what is `real` is whether the legs move to get you there.

Having started with ADVENT (known as Colossal Cave to you probably), lived through text adventures, graphic adventures, the D&D craze, Play-By-Mail, then the internet, I concede that this new generation of MMORPG is as real as reality itself, inasmuch as people spend their time `in` those worlds just as much, if not more, as they do in the `real` world, and achieve satisfaction, love, hope, pain, etc in the same way, no matter how artificially-constructed the environment.

As Buckaroo Banzai said, "Wherever you go, there you are"... even in cyberspace, apparently.

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Male 8,300
> razlem
> Lionhart, the majority of Runescape`s players play the free version. The pie graph only takes into account the paying members.

True that, I didn`t take that into consideration. RS has about 3.5m subscribing, paying-monthly members, and the graph DOES say "subscriptions" so point taken. When you think about it, that`s still 18M dollars per month (US) which isn`t a bad return for slapping some code together lol.

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Male 987
"unwinable and endless"
https://eu.wowarmory.com/character-achievements.xml?r=Darksorrow&n=Beelsebub
Almost has all achievements.
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Male 1,204
"
WOW has 62% at 11.5m players, whereas Runescape`s 150m players somehow make 7.5%? Someone`s maths are way off."
That`s the MARKET, runescape barely makes any money...
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Male 10,440
I prefer Fallout, just like Deviros.
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Male 10,440
[quote] WOW has 62% at 11.5m players, whereas Runescape`s 150m players somehow make 7.5%? Someone`s maths are way off. [/quote]

Yes, yours.

Runescape boasts 150m created accounts, which makes sense, since that figure also counts all fake accounts ever created, used as bots, banned etc.

Runescape has 10 million "active" players, or rather non-banned accounts.

Only a fraction of the 10M are active players... at any given time only about 100-200k are `online`

Finally, customers... from the infograph, that would be ~1.4M for runescape.

Runescape, Wow, along with every other MMORPG is bogus. These games are payed for by time spent by players playing them. The longer the game is the more money they get. They are all painfully repetitive, unrewarding, unwinable and endless. The only reason a thankfully small portion of the population (0.3%) plays them is because you get to interact with other people.

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Male 535
according to wiki (oh, i know, SO accurate all the time) it`s 10m, not 150m...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuneScape

still, that would put it up around 34/38% for the two of them. Or something. I don`t know all the other numbers.

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Male 533
Lionhart, the majority of Runescape`s players play the free version. The pie graph only takes into account the paying members.
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Male 8,300
WOW has 62% at 11.5m players, whereas Runescape`s 150m players somehow make 7.5%? Someone`s maths are way off.

And that Runescape figure is the OFFICIAL figure used by the Guinness Books of Records, which recognizes it as the world`s largest MMORPG.

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Male 2,056
I dont play WoW, though everyone else does

For real men play Star Wars FPSs!

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Male 60
Ahhhh!!!! That`s a bloody Mercedes!!!! Not an R8!!
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Male 1,523
I play mabinogi...
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Female 1,401
I play WoW. :-P
Sorry, world, I`m a nerd :-/
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Female 80
"I like Perfect World better"

Perfect World is okay, cause most of it`s free, but that`s like the only good thing about it. I don`t want to have to pay for a mount. Might as well pay for a better game.

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Male 327
I like Perfect World better
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Male 1,190
go play Star Trek Online, its better
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Male 2,893
WoW.
(this was my lame joke of the day.)
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Male 44
Why the hell do people keep changing these pics before uploading them here? This had a dark background a couple days ago when it was on digg.
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Male 2,148
This is the first infographic that I didn`t actually read.
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Male 1,351
I don`t play, never had the cash (well I did, but I`m stingy as hell) to start this. But to people disparaging players of WoW, come on. Some people get a kick out of this; don`t go calling them sad just because they don`t have EXACTLY the same interests as you.
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Male 25,416
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Male 70
I heard WOW is like a video game version of heroin and that WOW kid proved that may just be true... (granted his brother doesn`t do the situation any good but you`ll get the idea) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWBfLOZ2C...
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Male 25,416
WOW, crazy!
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Male 322
Pff. And this doesn`t even count the heaps of private servers that Blizzard is trying to get rid of, half of which actually take donations of their own to earn money and support that server stack in their basement.
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Male 2,332
"wow-players like to go on a raid every evening, I like to go out and f**k beautiful women. Are we that different?"

Well ye cuz you`re a liar :)

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Male 2,690
It was actually a pretty great game to play, but once you get far into it (max level) you get to be so obligated to spend more time on it that if you don`t play a lot then you shouldn`t bother at all.
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Male 210
wow-players like to go on a raid every evening, I like to go out and f**k beautiful women. Are we that different?
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Male 15,510
Wow people, that is too sad
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Male 17,511
Never played it. Never will. Wasting money on intangible things is not wise imho.
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Female 1,190
i watched my friends get sucked into that stupid game :P
its a console life fore me :)
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Male 109
Yeah I quit a while ago too and still sometimes I wanna play, VERY addicting game. Anyway Cameron Diaz plays? Really? Somehow I doubt that..or she did one quest and quit.
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Male 748
I`ve never played WOW. I wouldn`t like paying for a game that I`d get bored with. I played Runescape for a month or two when I was in Yr 6 and then I got bored of it.
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Male 2,703
I quit over a year ago, but I still yearn to play every so often. it really is a great game, the only flaw is you have to play for a minimum of 1 hour to do anything, and if you`re planning on end game, you need to plan on at least 6 hours continuous play...

says the average per week is 22hours, when I was playing back in 2008 I was averaging 60 hours a week, but you hardly notice sometimes when 2-3 hours have passed...I cut that back to 30 hours a week about 6 weeks before finally quiting the game for good.

not surprised 50% is asia

and the $136k/day seems steep, but consider this:

50% of the world pays ~$15/month (asia sometimes pays hourly or monthly...so anyways)
11.5*.50 = 5.75*15 = ~$86m/30days = ~$2.8m each day...mind you, this is the "cheaper" side and only 1/2 the players; prospective time: you make $28/day and you must pay $1.50 for your breakfast, lunch, AND dinner (upkeep)

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Male 690
So it`s popular. So was the Nazi party. I still ain`t signing up. It`s for herd animals.
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Female 160
100% of people in this room are playing WoW. Unless you include Allison. Does a mouse count as a person?
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Male 38
thats the main reason i never played these kinda games
niggaz are addicted to many things already, no need for game addiction
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Male 579
I`m so glad I`ve never tried WoW...
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Female 423
3 out the 4 people in my room are wow players. 2 out of those 3 are playing right now, the other isnt because he doesn`t have his computer right now -_-
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Male 1,931
I like me some WoW.
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Male 10
COuldn`t agree more Plague. I quit that 3 years ago. Still shocked my lady stayed with me through it.
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Male 553
I don`t care if people say they quit the game or w/e. I also quit the game but you have to admit, WoW is truly one of those gaming hall of famers.
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Male 4,807
Looks like WoW IS the crack of the gaming world.
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Male 451
I quit too, but only after it consumed my life for almost 2 years.
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Male 4,012
Glad I quit the game.

But the stupid thing is I still follow the news on the game.

WoWcrack indeed.

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Male 20,917
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