Hey, just checking in here!
Let’s tally up the score:
Gankers have a study that demonstrates a correlation, as Anderson has said. CCP undertook this study as an attempt to confirm the old bias that ganking has a negative affect on noob retention but in fact could only demonstrate the opposite (as limited as the scope may be).
And then the carebears have… wait, what is it that the creabears have? It can’t be nothing, right? It can’t be just their feelings, right? It can’t ALL be anecdotal, surely? No data at all? WHAT???
@Anderson_Geten you can point out the limited nature of CCPs study until the cows come home, but it’s still wayyyyyyyyyyyyy more than what your camp has to offer (which is nothing but their carebear feelings).
Just to recap:
We have a correlation that was enough to satisfy CCP’s fancy data analyst folks.
You have zip, diddly, nada, jack, squat, zilch.