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Offline skillwinlucklose

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How many players are there?
« on: 17 January 2020, 02:52:51 PM »
Just curious. When my ranking is 10,000 is that out of 10,001 or out of 100,000? How many of those are active and inactive? Do you remove inactive accounts at some point?
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Re: How many players are there?
« Reply #1 on: 17 January 2020, 03:39:20 PM »
Good question. AFAIK inactive accounts are not removed, after all, the game is playable without paying and players have been known to come back after a "long" time (think 1-2 years, for example when you have a kid).

But, the level a player has reach (on which the ranking is based) deterioates slowly over time when no new ranked games are played. For example, I didn't play rated games for a period of around 2 month (middle of October 2019 to slightly after the middle of December) and I lost roughly 1 level in that time (and most probably also lots of ranking positions). But that is usually 'regained' rather quickly when you start to play rated games again. Details can be found here in this forum.

But ultmately, I can't say how many players with rated games there are, how many of them just played 5 games and never returned, or how many players played rated games last year, or anything similar.

A better way to compare yourself is the level. New players start slightly below 40. If they play a bit, even if they win/loose half of the time, they'll raise up to around level 40 (because the game sees how they play and reduces the uncertainty about them). The absolute top players are around level 65, level 60 are still excellent players. Players above level 50 are said to understand mostly what the game is about on a strategic level, though they may lack in the execution of their plans or misjudge a kingdom.

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Re: How many players are there?
« Reply #2 on: 18 January 2020, 10:16:16 PM »
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 I can see other players (friends) on the leaderboard with levels from 27 to 34 and ranking from 40,000 to 87,000. So there are at least 87,000 registered player names. It appears that the players, level 34 and below that I can see, have not played for quite some time as their "games played" number has not changed. If that is the case then there are less than 40,000 active players. Which is still a staggering number.
 Sometimes I think there must only be a dozen active players when I am paired with the same ones again and again.  :)