Some Live Game stats that might help?

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Some Live Game stats that might help?

Postby super_dipsy » 18 Aug 2014, 07:30

I know there are a lot of people who like to play Live Games, and it can sometimes be difficult to find a Live Game, so I thought I would take a quick look at the stats for Live Games in the last month. This is not an exhaustive analysis, but I just thought it might give helpful pointers to the best time to look, type of game etc..

During the last month we have
- 41 Live Games successfully started
- Most popular by far is 7-player classic map with no variants
- Mostly standard diplomacy but 30% gunboat
- A smattering of Ancient Med, Versailles (ye gods, Live Versailles :shock: ) some shorthanded games
- A smattering of variants eg AoE
- More than HALF of the live games started at the weekend (not a great surprise I suppose :) )
- based on server time (currently GMT+2) 33% of games started in the midnight-6am time, 33% between noon-6pm, 25% between 6pm and midnight and only 9% between 6am and noon

So it seems that chances of a Live Game are best at the weekend either in the noon-6pm slot or the midnight-6am slot server time, and if you are creating one it seems best to go for standard options like a regular Classic game.

As I said, nothing earth-shattering there (well, at least if you discount the idea of playing V Live!) but possibly of interest to those looking for Live games.
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Re: Some Live Game stats that might help?

Postby slayer666 » 18 Aug 2014, 07:53

With 41 successfully started live games in the past month, I wonder what percentage of attempted live games that comes out to... :D :arrow: :x
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Re: Some Live Game stats that might help?

Postby Peanut » 18 Aug 2014, 12:41

super_dipsy wrote:based on server time (currently GMT+2) 33% of games started in the midnight-6am time, 33% between noon-6pm, 25% between 6pm and midnight and only 9% between midnight and 6am

There are two midnight-6am slots here. Should the first time slot be 6am-noon?

super_dipsey wrote:So it seems that chances of a Live Game are best at the weekend either in the noon-6pm slot or the midnight-6am slot server time,

If so, then this should say 6am-6pm?
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Re: Some Live Game stats that might help?

Postby super_dipsy » 18 Aug 2014, 14:59

Darn it. I better edit the OP.
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Re: Some Live Game stats that might help?

Postby super_dipsy » 18 Aug 2014, 15:03

It was the last bit that was wrong.

super_dipsy wrote:based on server time (currently GMT+2) 33% of games started in the midnight-6am time, 33% between noon-6pm, 25% between 6pm and midnight and only 9% between midnight and 6am


should have read

super_dipsy wrote:based on server time (currently GMT+2) 33% of games started in the midnight-6am time, 33% between noon-6pm, 25% between 6pm and midnight and only 9% between 6am to noon
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