While these types of stats have plenty of imperfections it does seem like a concern to me if we extrapolate out another 2-3 years.
And it is important to note that droid players make up a fairly small percentage of the total WD community so these numbers might not be indicative of the apple trend.
Disclaimer - my opinion - Morreion notes below that this seems unlikely given androids gaming market share
Disclaimer - Samsung Galaxy Phone Players Only
To me this feels like a good opportunity to start working on a big ticket expansion or feature to get some retired players back into the game? Many leading MMORGs had some really good success with this strategy and I think it works pretty well here.
The drop off is actually not too bad compared to other long term games but I would like to see some focus on new content and active recruiting campaigns to target retired and new players alike.
I would also like PG to tease us with some new and exciting enhancements to put the brakes on the current player retention trend.
Players need hope. They need to be excited about the future and I know most of my friends are bored and talking about retiring in a season or two.
Perhaps of note to me personally is that 6 months ago I was outside of the top 1,000 players in events.
Last season I was hitting inside the top 500-1,000 and this season I am placing inside the top 500.
I haven’t done anything differently so I feel the burnout is impacting our top players. (Likely makes sense with some big teams retiring these past few seasons)