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A GW Experiment with numbers and the HoM part 3

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For the past few months I've been doing an experiment in Guild Wars, on the premise of "dead game is dead" I wanted to put this to the test, and just see how alive this 7 year old (6 at the time) game actually is.

The idea was simple. Find 50 people (making sure, as best I could, they're not the same person) of random passers-by through Lion's Arch International. The only condition was that they were level 20. I also made sure I wasn't getting people with the same guild tag, just in case they were the same person.

The first batch of number was pulled just after the release of information that Guild Wars 2 is coming out this year. The second batch of numbers was pulled days after the announcement of the first Beta Weekend. The final numbers were pulled the day after the final Beta Weekend.

I didn't plan this! I just chose a three month interval to check on my test subjects, then decided to wait another three months.

The results have been interesting.

July 23rd observations:

Average of 26.489 points
One more mysteriously vanishing HoM this time
15 people actively working on their HoM
Of the other 35, 16 had been working, but had stopped.
Of those 16, only one probably stopped because they hit 30/50
Of those 16, three stopped since they'd hit 50/50
Of those 3, only one of them is potentially a GWAMM
No more full HoMs from stage 2 to 3, all three were obtained 1 to 2.

Biggest point increase from stage 2 to stage 3 is 9 points
Biggest point increase from stage 1 to stage 3 is 13 points

Generally, people who already had a good chunk of HoM points were the ones to work on their HoMs. People with only a few points didn't put much, if any, work into their HoM.

Most activity from Stage 2 to Stage 3 was in the 10-19 (original) point bracket, just like last time.

Overall, of these fifty people, 33 have made some progress, and five made none probably because they'd reached goals already (mainly 30/30).

Since a few people asked, I've included the table of numbers. Things marked ?? are where the HoM is now saying "no such character". Not sure what causes this. Perhaps a rename? But either way, it's most odd.

3 3 ??
3 3 3
3 10 10
3 3 3
3 6 10
3 3 3
3 3 3
3 3 3
3 3 3
7 8 13
10 10 11
10 10 10
11 15 16
13 20 26
13 13 24
14 16 16
15 21 23
15 20 20
17 30 30
17 17 17
20 20 20
21 31 36
21 26 26
21 ?? ??
22 24 24
25 26 28
26 30 30
27 28 28
28 29 33
29 31 31
30 30 30
32 38 40
33 45 45
33 33 33
34 40 40
34 34 35
37 40 43
37 40 43
38 41 41
40 45 45
40 40 40
42 ?? ??
44 48 48
44 50 50
45 45 45
45 45 45
49 50 50
49 50 50

I sort of want to go on, and do a breakdown of *what* HoM points these people have, whether it's from minis or titles, but I don't really feel like doing an in depth look into the inside of random people's HoMs, but hey, never say never. Let's see where it takes me.

It's safe to say though, that the game during this "dead" period was very much alive. If 33 out of 50 random people were in some form of active state, then yeah, that's pretty alive in my books.

Game on. *fistbump*
Tags: for science!, gw1
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  1. Auntie I's Avatar
    Really interesting Fae...
  2. Raye's Avatar
    That's awesome Fae, I don't think I would have the patience to conduct such experiments hehe.