It’s been a long time since we heard the latest numbers for Funcom’s Age of Conan, however with the release of update 6 and their guild ranking system, we can now guesstimate how many subscribers AoC really has. As I did last week with CrimeCraft when I guesstimated there numbers were below 10,000, I went to Age of Conan’s guild ranking system, imported all the guild member numbers from each server and added up the totals. Surprisingly it seems that Age of Conan is well above the 100,000 subscriber count which many people though it was below.
Adding up the guild member numbers came out to 97,167 players. As I did with Crimecraft’s estimate I’ll double this number as many people do not join guilds and like to solo. So then the number of active AoC players comes to 194,334 players. I would bet that is an over estimate, I would seriously doubt that 50% of AoC players are soloing without a guild. So maybe it’s closer to 150,000.
This estimate should obviously be taken with a grain of salt as I am unsure what guild member numbers really means. Do guild members equal active subscribers? Or is Funcom adding inactive accounts into the guild count?
Regardless, I think it is safe to say that Age of Conan is above the 100,000 subscribers mark. It might very well be that Age of Conan is seeing its member base grow now that they have had some time to iron out the kinks. No official word from Funcom.