Zubon hasn’t done this in awhile, and I decided it makes for a fun quick post. On to the October-December analytics!
Borderlands and keywords asking about its ending (“borderlands ending wtf” and “borderlands ending explained”), unfortunately dominated our keywords. The “borderland ending” was #1 from October to December with almost double the hits of second place “kill ten rats.” The game also had 10% of the top 100. With the whole Securom/Steam debacle that came with the latest DLC, which was just merely continuing from the core game itself, Gearbox approaches the PC and PC gamers like a drunken buffoon waiting to manhandle its customers. Borderlands was fun, console-priced entertainment for a while, and now I will never buy anything else from Gearbox again.
120 searches wanted to know about “KillTenRats platypus,” which as far as I can guess is a mini fanclub for one of our favorite commenters. Gattsuru, another commenter, also had 30 searches for people wanting the exact words of wisdom from “site:killtenrats.com gattsuru nvidia.”
From the keywords people wanted to hear about Guild Wars 2, Lord of the Rings Online, World of Warcraft, Star Wars the Old Republic, and Fallen Earth in roughly that order based on the top 100 searches with a smattering of other games below that.
My favorites are searches for “gay cinderella slash” (20), “draenei hentai” (14, a perennial favorite), “chez cthulhu” (3), and a lonely soul wanting to know “a test to know if i’m a real demigod” and his pet wanting to know “how many hell rats does a kitten have to kill to turn into a hell kitten?”
can beer kill rat?