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Poll: Your most-played / main character (843 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your most-played or "main" profession?

  1. Elementalist (103 votes [12.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.22%

  2. Engineer (65 votes [7.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.71%

  3. Guardian (160 votes [18.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.98%

  4. Mesmer (112 votes [13.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.29%

  5. Necromancer (78 votes [9.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.25%

  6. Ranger (116 votes [13.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.76%

  7. Thief (83 votes [9.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.85%

  8. Warrior (126 votes [14.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.95%

What is that character's race?

  1. Asura (114 votes [13.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.52%

  2. Charr (79 votes [9.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.37%

  3. Human (375 votes [44.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.48%

  4. Norn (129 votes [15.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.30%

  5. Sylvari (146 votes [17.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.32%

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#91 Routine

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

My main is definitely my asura Elementalist, I just recently got her to lvl80 and though I'm leveling my alt charr Mesmer, I'm definitely still gonna be playing her a lot. I'm surprised that charr is the least played race, though. I think their personal story is the most interesting by far and they just look plain cool.

#92 johnnybravo15

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

View PostKor, on 04 February 2013 - 06:00 PM, said:

One of these from Anet based on % of total hours played for each gender/race/profession would be cool.  That or by % of times logged in to or something else that would represent the most played of each metric.

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This is rly old graph.

#93 Kor

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

View Postjohnnybravo15, on 05 February 2013 - 04:00 PM, said:

This is rly old graph.

Yes, it is.  It's from 3 weeks after the game was released.  I only meant to show that Anet has the capability to give its player base a way of seeing the kind of statistics that this thread is polling about.

OT: I wouldn't mind another blog post from John Smith about the state of the economy, either.

#94 jealouspirate

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:34 AM

View PostMrForz, on 21 January 2013 - 03:04 PM, said:

You know, I really wonder why Engineer is potentially the least played class. It does absolutely everything you want, the way you want it, and the stuff you use is bordeline epic. Is the 'lore breaking blahblah' reason strong enough to discourage people?

I really, really wanted to love the Engineer. Aesthetically, it is my favourite profession in the game. But I just couldn't love it. Not because it's weak necessarily, I was killing stuff fine. It's just... clunky. Awkward and clunky is how I would describe how it plays. It works, just not with the synergy or elegance of other professions. I mean, grenades are great AoE, sure... but it's not actually fun to spam ground targeted skills to no end. Turrets are also still a waste of time, and there are lots of other bugs with the profession.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:51 AM

View Postjealouspirate, on 06 February 2013 - 05:34 AM, said:



I really, really wanted to love the Engineer. Aesthetically, it is my favourite profession in the game. But I just couldn't love it. Not because it's weak necessarily, I was killing stuff fine. It's just... clunky. Awkward and clunky is how I would describe how it plays. It works, just not with the synergy or elegance of other professions. I mean, grenades are great AoE, sure... but it's not actually fun to spam ground targeted skills to no end. Turrets are also still a waste of time, and there are lots of other bugs with the profession.
that's the thing, I think (at least for me).  Grenades are a really effective way to play the class, and it's ground targeting all day long.  Sure, other classes use the mechanic (like my beloved staff and ground-targeted wells necro), but it somehow feels less spammy, even with the auto-cast on grenade 1.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

I cannot answer this poll because at the moment I am playing 3 characters 2 level 80 and 1 at level 72 equally. I parked them on different location on the map of Tyria to save travelling fees :P

they are in this order
1 - Asura Engineer
1 - Norn Ranger, as i originally planned for her to be my main, she isn't, Asura are way more fun to watch!
1 - Human Elementalist
2 - Asura Thief - when the elementalist reaches 80, i'll park her somewhere and go on to leveling this thief
3 - Asura Necromancer - << and so on and so forth
4 - Norn Warrior
5 - Sylvari Guardian << least play
6 - Charr - Thief < i think this one is to be deleted.

side note: how to ground target without ground targeting :P
point your mouse in a distance (so that it isn't out of range) directly in front of your character, run and spam 1,2,3,4,5 :P works wonders. when you need to kite and uses granades at the same time. ps: not running around aimlessly, run around so your mouse pointer point at the target .

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

I don't really have a main anymore...

Lvl 64 Norn Engineer<--currently playing the most
Lvl 64 Human Necromancer
Lvl 62 Asuran Mesmer
Lvl 61 Sylvari Elementalist
Lvl 38 Human Warrrior
Lvl 36 Norn Guardian
Lvl 32 Charr Ranger
Lvl 21 Sylvari Thief

#98 Kymeric

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

View PostRoutine, on 04 February 2013 - 08:21 PM, said:

I'm surprised that charr is the least played race, though. I think their personal story is the most interesting by far and they just look plain cool.

When I see a Charr player loping by in the open world, I think, "Wow, that looks cool."

When I play one, I think, "Run faster, you mangy cat!"

That's really the only reason I don't have one yet.  I've made plenty of great looking ones in the character creator, then deleted them shortly after.  Eventually I'll commit to one... probably... but it better be a profession that gets to perma-swiftness easily and early, though, just to keep me pulling my hair out.

I know it's just a visual thing, and that they are moving at the same speed as everyone else.  Still doesn't help how it feels.

Which personal story branch would you recommend?

Edited by Kymeric, 07 February 2013 - 06:19 PM.


#99 AKGeo

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

Charr with a bow doesn't make sense. I can't imagine a charr being able to draw and fire a bow of the same size as a human's bow. So they're bigger bows. Which would require more force to draw, and larger arrows to boot. Which would create more energy, and do more damage. So when a charr's arrow does the same damage as an asura's, it doesn't make sense.

So...any charr I make will be a caster.

Well since we're putting orders to it..

1 - 80 Human thief - 100% explorer, my fractaler and recipient of my first "big dollar" weapon, Wintersbark. Soon.
2 - 80 Norn Guardian - my dungeon pugger. Survivalist extraordinaire. Party boons to the ceiling. Would be my main if my thief wasn't so far ahead.
3 - 80 Sylvari Mesmer - CM dungeoner. Might take into WvW sometime, not sure. Have a lot invested in it so I don't want to delete it, but it's kinda boring.
4 - 80 Human Warrior - alternate dungeon pugger. Shoutheal and some good DPS/tanking. Hard to narrow down a weapon set I like best, though axe/shield and axe/mace are taking top honors currently.
5/6 - 28 Asura ranger and 36 Norn elementalist - only using them to learn their skills and the asuran story path for achievements. Both will be deleted after learning all skills, to be replaced with charr necromancer and norn engineer for the same treatment. not investing a single dime into these alts.

Edited by AKGeo, 10 February 2013 - 10:42 PM.


#100 Age

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:49 AM

Female/human Warrior

I miss my Monk.

#101 Heart Collector

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

View PostAKGeo, on 10 February 2013 - 08:58 PM, said:

Charr with a bow doesn't make sense. I can't imagine a charr being able to draw and fire a bow of the same size as a human's bow. So they're bigger bows. Which would require more force to draw, and larger arrows to boot. Which would create more energy, and do more damage. So when a charr's arrow does the same damage as an asura's, it doesn't make sense.

Video game logic :lol: Goes for Asura warriors being equal to Charr warriors too. And just about every physical class.

#102 Reverse Ghost

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

Keep voting, everyone! 649 is a good turnout, but the last big poll had 2,000! Think of the data!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

I placed my Vote in the early days of this poll.
Back then I voted for my most played character, being a Female Human Elementalist.
Created her right after finishing the game on my Ranger and really enjoyed playing Elemenentalist.
Done a lot of Dungeons, Fractals and WvW.

After this character I also made a Male Asura Mesmer, Male Norn Guardian and a Male Norn Necro.
They are all lvl 80 now and fully geared in exotics.

Over the last month I think my main or most played character has changed....
These days every time I play GW2 I pick up my awesome Necro.
He's currently set-up as a conditionmancer but I'm also working on a power build.
Only need new jewelry, boots and a new dagger and he's rdy to rock his might stacking power crit build
He will be my first character with a complete 2nd set of items (armor, jewelry and weapons).
Therefore deserving the tittle of being my MAIN.
Couldn't change it here in this poll, so I made this post instead....
Norn Necro FTW :D

Edited by Chillius, 25 February 2013 - 11:26 AM.


#104 Pyrea

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

My main char is a human Warrior and Sylvari Ranger. Tend to create human chars mostly, with a few of the other races for good comfort :)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

Simple: Asura engineer. Fun profession with a fun race. You watch an asura get blasted backwards from rocketboots, you don't go back from that :)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

My human Warrior is my only L80 and I do most things like the holiday events with her first, so I assume that's my main...though I have to admit the Mesmer I've been leveling is an absolute ball now that I've gotten past the first 40 excruciating levels.

Edited by Black Autumn, 25 February 2013 - 08:37 PM.


#107 Rainbrowman

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

Asura Warrior. It's against stereotypes and... you got a badass Yoda to go with all the way to lvl 80.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

While I voted charr necro just because it is my main and I love it I currently am playing my charr mes just to get him to lvl 80 quickly, also charr are amazing to play

#109 DarkGanni

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

Race - Asura = I Like the T3 Armor
Profession - Guardian

Since most guards don't know how to heal for **** I'd rather do that job myself.

At first my ranger was the main now I just use it when I want to DD, also using my warrior when I want to melee, but guardian remains my main it's an all round class imo.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:42 AM

I play all professions and all races. Since they are all sitting at 100% world completion it is not that easy to pick the most played character, but at the end of the day my declared main, the charr necromancer, is still on top, although my asura mesmer and the norn guardian are not far behind.

#111 Ledge Researcher Darrin

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:29 AM

In Beta, I knew I wanted to run a Guardian... but I got a little tired of seeing so many Guardians, so I tried a few other classes.  Eventually, I got tired of the other classes, and went back to Guardian.  It just fits how I like to roll... melee, support, healing.

Of course, Human Guardian. Boring, right? If I had to do it over, I would have done a Norn Guardian, but I don't feel like rerolling.

Here's my character with Ledge Worshipper Darrin :D  (near the Jormag event)...

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

Female Sylvari Ranger (lvl80). While I'm currently playing my Elementalist (she just reached lvl 80 a week, or so ago), I have a lot more playtime invested in my Ranger and will always default to her, when I want to log on and run a dungeon, gather resources, or just need to earn money quickly.

I must admit that after playing for a few months now, any new characters that I create will likely be Norn, or Human...and most likely female. I love the look of the female armor options, especially the light armor looks. I also really like many of the heavy armor looks. Medium armor options are okay at best, which is very disappointing given that my main wears medium armor.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

Asura Elementalist.  Previously Asura Engineer, but I got tired of self-inflicted grenade RSI.

Despite my Ele being my official main, I do tend to spend more time on my Human Warrior, farming for Bifrost.   Gotta make the bookahs do the manual labor, after all.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:43 AM

Human guardian. Shame it's so mainstream! :(

How is it though that rangers are third? I like rangers and all, but there's no way I see as many as I do elementalists or mesmers...

#115 Red Sonya

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:01 AM

Really surprised the thief is such a little used player as it was pretty popular in GW1 because of all the gimmick builds it could muster. It was right there with the 55 monk.

Kind of figured the Guardian would rule since it's like a warrior with heals basically. I can solo a lot with mine and I never use dodge ability. I think that was the silliest thing they could have put in this game. Most players just want to wham bam thank you mam play and not so much tactical bs.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:00 PM

Human Warrior, because GW1. Nothing more to it than that for me really.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

Female Norn Guardian + Male Human Warrior - The perfect couple toons on my account. :)

Guardian is probably the most well made character in game followed by Elementalist and Warrior. When I thought of a Guardian, I thought big and I looked at my female Rottie. Hence I chose a Female Norn. When I thought of Warrior, Aragorn came to my mind. Rolled a Human male toon.

My Elementalist is my first toon on Guild Wars and it is a human female. I just could not see myself playing a toon wearing male ele armor.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

Human thief, for the majoirty of pve, and because I like t3 cultural. Leaning towards my mesmer for higher end fractals though, as it's easier to get a team.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

View PostRitualist, on 17 January 2013 - 07:21 AM, said:

Norn soldiers for PvE and asura adventurers for PvP.


I moved my soldiers to CoF and now I consider my charr ranger to be my "main". In the absence of heroes, I need some dumb, pretty AI to follow me around and the pet fulfils this role sufficiently well. Plus the sword is the most fun weapon in the game.
Followed by the necro (the current necro is a norn, but I am constantly temped to make a charr one) and a norn guardian.

I also keep forgetting how much I enjoy the engineer, so once I level him up he might join this trinity. Although I also can't decide between the charr and the norn so he keeps getting deleted and this means it might take some time before he gets to 80.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

Always been my asuran necromancer as my main. I've been trying to get a norn warrior rolling for some fun WvW to experience the game with a different class and race, but i'm always pulled back to my Asuran necro so it's been hard for me lol.





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