IRE Asks: Which IRE game has the best intro?
As part of our plans for global MMO domination, we've been hawkishly tracking website statistics, and have compiled some for your viewing pleasure.
Over the course of the past month (Dec. 4th - Jan. 3rd), Iron Realms enjoyed 18,791 unique visitors referred from other websites (out of 53,615 total visits). The largest percentage of new visits came from;
- StumbleUpon = 3,977
- MMORPG.com = 2,178
- TopMudSites = 1,459
Interestingly, while StumbleUpon sent the most traffic, it also had the lowest user engagement, with an average of 0:18 seconds spent on the front page. Visitors from TopMudSites spent an average of 9 minutes browsing the website. MMORPG.com traffic actually becomes a little more interesting, since we are able to break it down specifically by which game's page they come through.
Of course, this only reflects the total average of all the visitors combined. We're pretty certain some of them stuck around for much longer than those numbers above! Each game has a unique newbie intro which not only teaches basic commands, but tells the story of how your character becomes an adventurer in the world, setting you apart from the common village NPC.
This leads to our question: If you have played more than one IRE game, or don't mind taking some time out of your life (we know you're just bashing), which game do you think has the best intro, and why?