What is this?

Runescape is an MMORPG developed and published by Jagex Game Studios.

When Jagex announced the release of OSRS, I thought it would be convenient to plot the active populations on each game version together so anyone interested can analyze the data.

. . . it's very interesting.

ModMatK

How it works

Every five minutes, a perl script contacts the front page of Runescape and scrapes the displayed number of online players. This is the total number of players in both versions of the game.

A second request scrapes the number of online OSRS players. The difference between the OSRS and total players is the number of EOC players

The data is stored in a database for later retrieval and analysis.

Contact

If you have any suggestions or comments about the data, or would simply like to request the data in another format, please contact Misplacedme+graph@gmail.com