Okay, a few ‘Eve is dying folks’ have been proclaiming the end of the word for a while now (like since the game started). They do anything to prove how dead the game is . . . and keep playing with the rest of us anyways.
CCP did stop publishing their subscription numbers a few years back and then the sudden change to the industry standard of silence became proof, PROOF I say, of the imminent death of Eve. Yet, here we are, still playing. Funny, that. Oh you can go places like http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility which I think is a really cool thing and see the active players for yourself and draw your own conclusions.
But it is fun to mess with numbers that we are given. Well for me it is, sometimes. . . kinda, you know?
Now math is based on premises. If the ‘givens’ are false then the conclusion is questionable. So IF CCP lies about numbers then all of the following goes out the window and here is where we leave the pavement for a little off road mathing.
CSM9 said the voter turnout was 31294 CSMX turnout was 36984
But Leeloo did tell us one more detail . . .
Eligible voters cast 36,984 votes, meaning that we have 15% increase since the last year’s election. We have also noticed a 3% turnout increase since last year and it’s a nice trend that we hope to keep for the next election as well. – CSM10 Voting results, CCP Leeloo
It is the turnout increase I want to look at.
31294/Pop9 = % turnout for the election last year, let us call that X (and also A) Pop9 is the eligible voters at the time of the CSM9 election
36984/Pop10 = % turnout for this year . . . which according to Leeloo is 1.03X a 3% increase. (We will call this B because I like lots of letters in my math) Pop10 is the elegible voters at the time of the CSMX election
If I divide B by A . . . 1.03X/X I get 1.03 . . . the X is gone Mathmagic, kids!
But THEN you do the fractions for B/A
36984/pop10/31294/Pop9 fraction divided by a fraction? Invert and multiply.
B/A = 1.18 Pop9/Pop10 = 1.03 Move the Pops to the right, numbers to the left
1.18/1.03 = Pop10/Pop9 = 1.14 which seems to be about a 14% increase in the voting population this past year.
Now all of this has been done while I am recovering from a surgery and my brain is fuzzy. Tell me where I ‘oh so obviously’ went wrong and feel free to show that those numbers are the death of Eve, not a sign of life. And I also remind you that this is all based on the numbers as they were publicly announced.
I am proud to say that no NDA was broken in the making of this post
fly it like you won it.