@FtXCommando said in Is FAF growing?:
Just for some napkin math, we have about 300 concurrent games at the peak hour of FAF. If all those games are 1v1 games and no one plays more than 1 game a month, that is already 18,000 users. Of course, there is more than 1 hour in a day and there are many games on FAF that are not 1v1. So essentially, there is no real reason to doubt the integrity of the numbers.
Retention isn't relevant to a basic growth question so I didn't look into it.
All your arguments are based on each unique player playing one game a month.
I don't understand how you don't understand retention isn't relevant.
If 2 million people play one game each next month, yes... technically FAF is growing. And we (myself included) would all love that.
But do you really want people that just play one game and then leave?
I would rather have 1000 new players next month and retain all of them (they all play 10 games a month and continue to do so for infinity) than 10,000 and retain none of them (they play one game and then leave).
What I am missing that retention is "not relevant?"
Let me re-iterate that I am not doubting the numbers aren't real ("integrity"). I believe that 18,000 unique players logged on in July. But that they may or may not be meaningful.