Flaws to that graph:
1: xFire is known to cause Diablo 3 to crash. I wonder why there is fewer people using xFire now.... HMMMMMMM. That is a real head-scratcher.
2: The sample source is so small it isn't even worth mentioning. 130,000 / 7,000,000... that is literally 1.85% of the playerbase. OMG. THE GAME IS GONNA END!
3: Too many people expected Diablo 3 to be, out of the box, a superior product, on a totally new game engine, using a totally different graphic system (3D Modelling vs Sprites), to the 12 year old Diablo 2: LoD, plus all of it's patches, and time spent doing balance and tweaks.
I see the issue with people bashing games is because they just all jump on whatever big-title band-wagon is coming next, and the moment it doesn't meet THEIR expectations (which are beyond painfully high), it is time to start bashing the game dev's for whatever reason they can come up with.
Plus, I wouldn't be surprised to see usage stats come down a little the next two months. It IS summer, and people DO go outside in the nice weather.
I'm still playing. I'm still enjoying it. And I will be for years to come. Hell, I'm glad the population is dropping off. The AH will stabilize far better, and we will stop seeing items you want posted for 500,000,000 gold, just cause some 14yr old wants to troll everyone on the AH with "Haha! Look what I got and you can't have it!"
Edited by ZeroEdgeir, 27 June 2012 - 03:39 PM.