I've been thinking about this Dead Internet Theory thing a lot. The theory that most of the internet are just bots conversing back and forth. And I think it's not just social apps, but games as well.
Using PalWorld as an example. Think about it.
> Game comes out from developers you've never heard of
> Devs made 3 games with a total of <1,000 current players at this time
> Didn't hear anything about it before it came out from anyone
> Immediately on release there's over 300,000 players
> Within 9 days of release it is second place for most players online at once ever
> Currently has more players online at this moment than GTA V, CS2, Dota 2, PUBG, and TF2 combined
> Don't hear anything about it on places like twitter, never trending except for short-lived controversy (Wouldn't people feed into it like crazy on that app if there are so many players or fans)
And this is meant to be normal? It is relatively easy to sneak bots into games, so the odds PalWorld is botting its player counts is pretty high. What are your guy's thoughts?