The below are all mostly educated guesses since we have no hard data except for vends.
on ragi.al there's 45 pages of shops (both buy and sell included). With 16 shops per page, its give or take 720 shops in total. We add about maybe 10-20 shops in random areas that ragial doesn't capture. That's about 740.
B. Eden Chats
In Eden, we can estimate that there's up to 100 chat vendors. Probably less, but let's put a 100 here as a rough estimate.
Now, how many bots do you think there are? Just ragial bots alone i think there's at least 20 if its 2 bots per area that the bots run about in. Since bots don't really do leveling anymore (gramps is 10000x faster), the other bots should generally be farming crap like straws etc, but we know its also not that profitable. At most let's put a random number of 200 farming bots in total (i doubt there's this many actually). This puts us at around 220-250bots in total.
With our current online status at 2355, that leaves us with around 1265 accounts online that's being played by real people. The last question would be how many accounts are being played actively per user on average?
There's really no hard answer to this again, but since we've already excluding bots, eden chats, and vendors, i find it hard to believe its anything more than 2 accounts being played at one time per person on average. In fact, most players probably only play one account at a go. If we say that for every 1 user playing only 1 account, there's another playing 2 at one go, it gives us a 1.5 average. That would give us a total number of maybe 844 real users online currently.
While this exact number probably means nothing, we can easily make an approximation that having around 1000 users online at one go isn't far off if it isnt every other guy playing 2 accounts at once, but it usually won't be much lesser than 700-800 since i myself don't believe that there's more than 50% of these type of players (after discount A, B,C), as it is just counterproductive usually. It also in the end depends on how many bots you think there are farming crap stuff.
Edited by blackCROSSCY, 10 September 2018 - 04:37 AM.