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« on: November 08, 2004, 12:39:38 pm »

It seems to me that the fanbase for Star Control is truly worldwide. I'm curious about the exact spread- it seems to me that there are a lot of fans from northern Europe. Anyway, where does everyone live?

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2004, 02:15:54 pm »

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It seems to me that the fanbase for Star Control is truly worldwide. I'm curious about the exact spread- it seems to me that there are a lot of fans from northern Europe. Anyway, where does everyone live?

Ì think the stats for the Precursors home page could be a gauge of sorts as to what nationalities are represented in the fanbase. Out of more than 22,000 visits to the page, 47% hails from the US, with Finland number two at 14%. Canada is third with 7.9%, and then there's Norway, Australia, UK, Israel, Germany, South Africa and the Netherlands with values from 3.2 to 1.3 %. Countries with less than 1%, or 200, hits on the page include Sweden, New Zealand, Spain, Singapore, Hungary, Denmark, Poland, Ukraine, Japan, Portugal, France, Italy, Malaysia and Bulgaria. Fairly good world wide spread I'd say, although South America seems a little underrepresented.

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2004, 02:19:57 pm »

You've got to realize that Star Control 2 was released at a time where the USA had barely noticed the growth of entertainment on PCs. At the time, northern Europe was the centre of all things PC, especially music and demos. I think the stats somewhat represent that.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2004, 04:17:29 pm »

Something smells fishy. Why does Finland have 14% and Sweden just 1% ?
Sweden has almost 2x the population, plus the computer/internet density is very high. Maybe the Soumi boys are much more into that type of music. I just downladed it btw. It is sweet.

Anyone knows the stats for the UQM page?


Sweden used to be pretty large on the demo and 'cracker' scene, btw. A lot of the former crackers are working in game development today, hehe.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2004, 04:26:34 pm »

When it comes to music from the SC2-era, Sweden may have been big, but Finland was absolutely *massive*. No other country was remotely near their quality and productivity, not to mention interest. I think that explains those statistics.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2004, 12:59:33 am »

I am from Sergiev Posad, Russia.
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Re: International Fanbase
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2004, 06:37:29 am »

Didn't we already have a "where are you from?" thread?
Oh well, I'm from eastern Canada.
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Re: International Fanbase
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2004, 07:04:36 am »

Canada, Ontario
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2004, 08:37:23 am »

Oregon, USA

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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2004, 11:31:52 am »

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Out of more than 22,000 visits to the page, 47% hails from the US, with Finland number two at 14%. Canada is third with 7.9%, and then there's Norway, Australia, UK, Israel, Germany, South Africa and the Netherlands with values from 3.2 to 1.3 %. Countries with less than 1%, or 200, hits on the page include Sweden, New Zealand, Spain, Singapore, Hungary, Denmark, Poland, Ukraine, Japan, Portugal, France, Italy, Malaysia and Bulgaria. Fairly good world wide spread I'd say, although South America seems a little underrepresented.

Fascinating! Is that counted by hits or unique visitors?

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Oh well, I'm from eastern Canada.

Perhaps, but I couldn't find one on the site search.
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2004, 05:51:26 pm »

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Fascinating! Is that counted by hits or unique visitors?

Just hits, I guess.

There are waaay more countries represented, btw; I just didn't bother listing them all. If you're interested, just go to the Precursors page (http://www.medievalfuture.com/precursors), and click that little blue icon on the bottom right of the opening page. All the stats you'll ever need, right there.
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2004, 06:20:50 pm »

Espoo (one of the three cities in the Capital Area), Finland. So sue me.
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Re: International Fanbase
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2004, 06:45:56 pm »

Uden, The Netherlands..

Funny, There aren't much Dutch people here... And still it says above 1%....
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2004, 01:43:40 am »

I sue you, Fsi-Dib, since I'm from Espoo too. Haukilahti to be exact.
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Re: International Fanbase
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2004, 08:30:35 am »

Wisconsin, USA.

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I hail from California, USA, athough I'm loathe to admit it after this last election.


I don't see why... California is almost always a blue state in the elections. Do we even have any red-staters here?
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