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Boots over time graph: 3/28/2020 19:29:07

Fizzer 
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I was just thinking about the Surrender Tutorial launched last January (wow, it's been that long?).

For those who don't know, the Surrender Tutorial is a feature that teaches new players how to surrender. Some people legitimately didn't know how to surrender or didn't know why they should surrender. Surrendering, instead of getting booted, is important since it alleviates the need for your opponent to wait for the clock to run out in a real-time game before they can move on to their next game.

This update, back in January of 2019, had a few goals:
- Teach people how to surrender.
- Encourage people to try and avoid getting booted.
- Make your boot rate calculated from your last 100 games, instead of all-time, which allows you to fix a bad boot rate.
- Show people how many games on the Open Games tab they're missing out on due to their boot rate.

Here we are, 14 months later, and I thought I'd look at how the boot rate has changed. So counted the number of boots across all Warzone games, aggregated it by week, and divided that number by number of games played during that week. Here's a nice graph:



We do see a spike in the last couple weeks, as we've had an influx of new players due to the quarantines. But overall I'd say the feature worked as planned as we see a steady reduction in boot rate since the update.

Note: When reading this graph, it's important to realize that this doesn't mean that 20% of games end in a boot. This data is NumBoots / NumGames, so in a single 40 player game you could have up to 39 boots meaning the graph is a range from 0% to 3900%. I'd say 20% is pretty decent.
Boots over time graph: 3/28/2020 19:34:26


JK_3 
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That is a cool graph Fizzer!

Do you have more graphs like that?

EDIT: images still don't render on the app :(

Edited 3/28/2020 19:38:42
Boots over time graph: 3/28/2020 19:42:01


Min34 
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Note: When reading this graph, it's important to realize that this doesn't mean that 20% of games end in a boot. This data is NumBoots / NumGames, so in a single 40 player game you could have up to 39 boots meaning the graph is a range from 0% to 3900%. I'd say 20% is pretty decent.

What if you're allowed to come back? Since it looks at the number of boots this also counts people getting booted, coming back and getting booted again as 2 boots I assume?
Boots over time graph: 3/28/2020 19:45:26


TBest 
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https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer/Level?ID=84

The record on the surrender tutorial is still up for grabs! Looks like it's working well, seeing the number of times it has been played.
Number of attempts: 4,559,482


Also, some credit surly goes to Auto-commit as well. [4.12 added Surrender tutorial, 4.13 Auto-commit]
Boots over time graph: 3/28/2020 21:32:12


AI 
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nice insights. Influx of new players also sounds great, fresh blood for the strategic community!
Boots over time graph: 3/28/2020 21:35:50


Battle Master ⚔
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new players? those are usually a real pain in diplo games... hope its not too bad
Boots over time graph: 3/28/2020 21:47:36


Rogue NK
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How can we be sure that the recent bump is not because of COD Warzone? Great Graph btw!

Edited 3/28/2020 22:37:07
Boots over time graph: 3/29/2020 02:10:05


Bonsai 
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Time to rename the site? I suggest Warlight.
Boots over time graph: 3/29/2020 02:57:21


Benjamin628 
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I wish everyone would quit complaining about the name change from what 3 years ago? Grow up. The game is better now than it ever has been :)
Boots over time graph: 3/29/2020 03:46:53


Bonsai 
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So since you've been living under a rock, there's a new game called warzone. It was a joke. Get a sense of humor.
Boots over time graph: 3/29/2020 13:47:53


Viking1007 
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wow! nice graph Fizzer!


yea, there is a bit of a spike in the last few weeks; most likely because of COD's "warzone" and new players joining some games, then quitting Warzone altogether
Boots over time graph: 4/2/2020 21:08:55

I keep boot rate over 200%
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Yep. I stopped playing in 2019.
Boots over time graph: 4/2/2020 22:54:57


Johnny Silverhand
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"How can we be sure that the recent bump is not because of COD Warzone? Great Graph btw!"

It's definitely quarantines.

https://steamdb.info/app/753/graphs/

8 hours ago Steam had 23,836,136 players, that's its all-time record.

https://web.archive.org/web/20191001011104/https://steamdb.info/app/753/graphs/

This is the same page from October of last year. At the time steams record was 14,438,222 users.

The amount of people playing games in the past month has absolutely skyrocketed.

Now, has COD: Warzone had some impact? Probably, but in general online games right now are FAR more popular than any other time in the history of the world.

Edited 4/2/2020 22:56:51
Boots over time graph: 4/3/2020 14:15:57


adamg5
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I made a reversed version of the Surrender Tutorial.
https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?Level=1231310
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