True; not a contradiction. It's just a lie.
thats not a contradiction, i think you're just not very bright. anybody without a mental disability would understand my post but hey everyone's special in their own way :)
lmao the playerbase isn't down "90%" since launch. that happens with literally EVERY game that is releasedI stopped reading here because in your first two sentences you actually managed to already contradict yourself.
the entire point of my post is that any big game that's released has a massive surge of players on release, most of whom are people who buy the game on a whim or who receive it as a gift. that "90%" of players who have "left" the game are just the people who got it and loaded it up once with no intent of ever actually playing it. now that the holiday season has ended, only the people who actually want to play the game are playing it and guess what, that's well over 12,000 people as of the last 24 hours, which is FAR from a "dead game," go to steamcharts and look at literally any game and you'll see that trend.
The game HAS gone down over 90% of its player base. And NOT every game losses players right off the bat.
However, it is true that hype usually leads to player loss after launch; but I don't think I've ever seen a loss of over 90% after a month from launch, you'll have to correct me if I'm wrong.
Well, maybe No Man's Sky.
no it's like literally a statistical fact. no man's sky is a very notable case but a large player count drop a month after release is expected for most games. as far as 5 minutes of research has told me, it's like the top 10 or so games on steam that didn't experience a large drop such as gtav or cs:go but literally, you can name any other "big" game and i can show you the graph and i guarantee it'll be at least a 50% drop. you can go on steamcharts right now and look at ANY game's numbers and you'll see im right. go to the games' page, drag the slider on the line graph all the way to the left so you can see the full history of the game, and then all the way on the left side of the graph there'll be something along the lines of a "\" type of shape, and if you hover over the line there you'll be able to see the peak players during the launch month and the peak players a month afterwards ALWAYS drops SIGNIFICANTLY. like i said earlier the exception to this rule occurs in the very top most popular games on steam but hey that's why they're the top games.
i will concede that 90% is unusually high but i'll also wager that that's because this -Yoink- came out in december, which is holiday shopping time so you can bet there were a lot of impulse and gift purchases contributing to it. i will also cede that yes it's likely that people being dissatisfied with the game is a contributing factor, but to that end i'll also say that it's been the holiday season and 343 ain't been working because they've been home with their families and -Yoink-. people need to have a little patience, and i bet that by february, when a patch or two has been released, the numbers are gonna be back up by a significant amount.