Profession popularity estimates?
Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:52 PM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:56 PM
Least popular... engineer and necromancer. This is all from PuGs, WvWvW and general PvE.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:04 PM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:13 PM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:25 PM
Eles, rangers and thieves medium
necros and engi rare.
I guess people still havent figured out the power of necro...
Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:28 PM
The power of bugged traits >.> And.. the inability to mindlessly spin your greatsword for great justice like the top played classes.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:37 PM
This is coming from someone who never played necro, just observation.
My least "preferred" class would be Engi, the rest of them are all good and add interesting blend/combos during fights. Going with pure War/Guard makes for a very predictable run for dungeons
Edited by Tyrantscreed, 22 February 2013 - 05:38 PM.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:41 PM
I see a lot of thieves still but it is not as much. I think a lot of people rolled a thief to learn how to counter one better like I did and do not play their thief as much now.
Guardians were never unpopular but they are creeping up. As I am currently leveling one I am beginning to understand why; part of it is their main weaknesses are alleviated by the current metagame.
Seeing more mesmers now but not drastically more. Ellies are coming up quite a bit but they are all spike builds and DD builds. Powerful in WvW but not a fun profession to level.
Rangers have drastically declined. The ones I do see now are generally better at it at least.
Necromancers and Engineers are bottom two for sure. Which is funny to me because I have a Necro and an Engi is next after my Guardian. So I will have the most and last popular professions all at once!
Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:46 PM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:32 PM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:24 PM
Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:30 PM
It was posted in response to the fact that Anet hasn't really released any prof/race numbers since back in Oct, IIRC (could've been Sept, don't really remember right off the top of my head). Again, take the numbers with a grain of salt because they are from Guru and its users rather than the official forums, or actual in-game numbers. That being said, from my personal observations, which are just that, personal observations that may or may not be generalized to the broader population, the above poll does seem relatively accurate....though I was very surprised at the number of people posting their ranger as their main.
Edited by Loperdos, 23 February 2013 - 11:30 PM.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:15 AM
Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:09 AM
I'd be careful about making broad sweeping generalizations about what "people" do. I could say that "people" choose the professions with the most power, most ability to get a group, the most attractive armor in their opinion, etc. Lots of different reasons. The heavies are popular mostly due to their abilities in-game, and the greatsword legendaries are just icing on the cake. Heavies have always been the big canvas classes in MMOs...the best looking armor, most variety in weapons and skins for said weapons, etc.
I'm seeing quite a few guardians. Mostly because of their powerful attacks coupled with immense party support abilities using just about all of their weapons.
But we have this discussion just about monthly. Honestly, who cares what most other people prefer to play? If you want to be different...meh. There's other ways to be different than playing an underplayed class.
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