So I brought this up on the Jnet “chat” screen, but figured I’d want to get some other thoughts on “The State of the Game.”
It seems recently that I often see at least 50 active games on Jinteki.Net–something I haven’t seen in a long time; maybe ever?
Since I can’t calculate for confirmation bias, my thinking is:
- It just looks like more games are being played because I’m paying attention to that
- There ARE more games being played because more people are coming back/learning to play ANR
- Worlds is right around the corner so there is more testing on Jnet.
Most likely it’s probably a convergence of a couple of things–though it also seems like I see a lot more folks on the chat screen saying things like, “I’m a new player looking for a game” or “noob here, I need some help with [xyz].”
All this to say, hopefully it’s not me just having wishful thinking–if an increase of activity on ANR is an indicator for more interest in the game, then I’m pretty happy about that.