FAF Statistics Megathread

Uh... hi!

do you like stats? I do!

Disclaimer : I didn't make ANY of these graphs and charts. The associated text are also mostly direct quotes so "I" in this thread does not mean "tatsu", I'll have a link below each, crediting source. You can check within who was speaking and creating the graphs. a majority of these were made by Sofltes. I don't make stats so I'll just be reposting everything relevant from the previous forum but there are rules for this thread: please only post stats. no debating. use other threads for that (feel free to hotlink a stat from this thread.)

Ideally post using :

this allows to continuously have up to date data.

I selected the latest ones and for those that had a plot.ly link I regenerated them. I ran through these and made them dark theme compatible.

this first one is actually from this forum :
Note: A "player" is defined as a person that plays at least a single game during said month using the client's services. Every data point is a month during that year.

Source : https://forum.faforever.com/topic/287/is-faf-growing

New players per month since 2018 :

New players per day since 2018 :

Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?t=19367

Faction win percentage vs other factions in ladder over time :

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Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449&start=60#p161663

Faction Popularity in lader 1v1 :

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Rating deltas that people are being matched with :

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Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449&start=60#p161660

Rating charts for the 'faf' mod (so not ladder 1v1 or any other featured mods) :

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Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449&start=60#p161658

Frequency of play in ladder at higher levels :

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Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449&start=60#p161657

How long players wait until their next game, with times rounded down to the nearest 10 minutes. (hours on the x axis, number of occurrences on the y axis)

Data is from March 2014 to March 2016 :


Source : https://forums.faforever.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=412

Unique players (all time) and unique players (per month) :


Source : https://forums.faforever.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=412

A graph of the number of times each faction gets played (counting rated games only) per week:


Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449#p138924

Proportion of games played as each faction. On the x axis this time is the number of games someone has played (in the data I have, with a cutoff once there is less than 100 people with that many games) :

Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449#p138929

This one is a plot of when I first saw someone play a game (in blue) and when I last saw them play a game (in green) (all values plotted are the cumulative values).

All this shows is that I see new people when my data begins, and I stop seeing people after my data ends (aka, time is a thing).

The real purpose of this post is to share all my code so far. Its all in ipython notebook (see http://jupyter.org/) files (thats how I did the dev), and is attached. Also included is all the raw data, so knock yourselves out.


Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449#p138933

Leaderboards rating distribution (amount of players) :

Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449#p138971

Popularity of different mods over time.
Looks like ladder really is dying this time! Also clear to see is when the server update broke coop, and when it got fixed again.
Notably missing is the "faf" mod, that was just way higher than all these other mods :
and by contrast with "vanilla" FAF :
Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449&start=10#p139077

win ratios on Seton's Clutch for different factions:
All ratings:
Source : https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13449&start=10#p139093