|Weekly Average Concurrent Users For Tranquility From Eve-Offline.net|
One fallacy that has emerged, due to some shenanigans performed by CCP in regards to the user numbers displayed in DUST 514, is that the current user number displayed for Tranquility on Eve-Offline.net combines EVE and DUST 514 together. I checked with Chribba and that is not the case. Also, checking the data at the time DUST 514 went on-line confirmed that. The average number of concurrent users did not magically jump by thousands one week.
The above graph shows the weekly average number of concurrent users on Tranquility since March 2006. Each of the data points, as far as I can tell, represents the midpoint, not the start, of each week. The last data point in the current graph is 5 June 2014, but the next update won't occur until Monday, when the 12 June 2014 data point is added.
Now, I know what some people reading this are thinking. Do do they get their hands on this data? The people who love a challenge will probably go out and try to get the data from the EVE API. I'm not sure that really works, as I don't know how much historical data is available. I'm pretty sure the weekly average is calculated and stored locally in one of his databases. So instead of reinventing the wheel, I always use the data in the graph.
Getting the raw data is easy. Just right-click on the page, choose View Page Source (or whatever option your browser presents), and search on the string, "2006-03-09", the first week for which Chribba has data. The page should look something like this...
|An Example Using Firefox|
That's a brief overview of the famous graph and the data it displays. I don't know if anyone is actually interested, but I figure I'd write a post explaining how I get my average concurrent user data. And for those wishing to use the data, please credit Chribba, OMG Labs, or EVE-Offline.net. I usually credit all three.