I’ve heard some murmurs and disappointed sounds from players who stayed with Albion, but I don’t want to publish random opinions as proof. But now someone was smart enough to measure the player count. The game has an official toplist of weekly “fame” (kind-of-XP in Albion) gains. He scrolled to the bottom and the position of the last contestant means the total number of characters who play this game:
He published his results on Reddit, finishing it 3 weeks ago. But since I have an account as I was tricked into buying this game by the crooks making it, I could log in at Sunday and Monday and check it myself for the last week and the week before. Here are the results:
Not only the numbers are low (EVE has more concurrent logins than Albion has weekly logins), but it’s dropping fast. A 0.988 R2 fitted 1/x curve says they’ll be at 20K players by the end of the year. We’ll see. After all, it’s not much to ask from me to log in once a week and add lines to the current data set:
We’ll see where it goes, but it sure doesn’t look rosy. Hey SBI owners and bosses! It was a great idea not to spend on internal security or a third party audit, right?