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JohnFireEye

Member Since 04 Aug 2012
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In Topic: Race/profession combos - Are you hipster or mainstream?

18 August 2012 - 05:43 PM

Good news! GoodAndy from the GW2 Census was kind enough to give me more detailed answers from the poll, so now gender choice is in as well.

You can see the new spreadsheet and charts here.

In Topic: Race/profession combos - Are you hipster or mainstream?

14 August 2012 - 05:30 PM

GW2 Census hit 30,000 characters submissions today. As promised, I updated my spreadsheet (check the first post or directly here). I also added a bunch of pretty charts to more easily visualize choices for each profession and each race.

Hope you guys like them.

In Topic: Race/profession combos - Are you hipster or mainstream?

13 August 2012 - 06:46 PM

View PostHouseOfMirrors, on 13 August 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

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This is really nice. I was actually working on something a bit similar in purpose, but with charts (see here and here). I'd be happy to add your spreadsheet to my document when I update it, if that's alright with you (with credits, of course).

Edit: Stacked percentage charts here and here.

In Topic: Race/profession combos - Are you hipster or mainstream?

13 August 2012 - 04:52 PM

View PostMocha, on 13 August 2012 - 10:28 AM, said:

If something like this is done in the future, after launch, I hope it will also include gender.

I believe gender is a contributing factor in some of the choices, for both race and gender selections.

Well, gender is already included in the Census poll. Unfortunately, the Census' charts are not detailed enough to know the gender ratio for each prof/race combination. We can know how many charr are female, we can know how many Mesmers are female, but we can't know how many charr Mesmers are female...
I'll try contacting the Census' creator, see if we can get more detailed data because I'm also very curious about this.

View Postsbbee, on 13 August 2012 - 02:24 PM, said:

While Gw2Census is by far the biggest poll, I also think that it's way too outdated and probably pretty off.
Keep in mind that people were submitting their characters LONG before we actually got to play the game. I think it was up before the Mesmer was even released. Would be fun to see how it would change if they reset it and got everyone to submit their character again.

If I remember correctly, GW2 Census was indeed running before the Mesmer profession announcement (with a possibility to vote for the "to be announced" profession), but the poll results were reset afterwards. So the data we have here is all post-Mesmer announcement.
The data is likely a bit influenced by the excitement created by the announcement, but out of almost 30,000 answers, this influence can't be really big.
As I said, this data is interesting because of the huge number of answers, which makes it more likely to be close to the reality, but it's far from perfect for oh so many reasons. Also keep in mind that multiple characters can be submitted to the Census (I think it's limited to 5 per IP: the number of character slots we get without any upgrades), so it's not only main characters but also alts.


There's 29,864 characters on the Census now, and it keeps growing steadily. I'll update my document when it hits 30,000. I'm also working on some more graphically pleasing charts for each race and profession, hopefully they'll be ready by then!


Oh, and guys? Chill. I never meant anything good or bad with the hipster or mainstream thing. I made this for people curious about race/prof choices. Whether you make you choice based on others' choice, whether you try to be original or just don't care and make what you like best: it's your choice, and that's that.

In Topic: Show us your Charr [Image Heavy]

10 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

My Ranger in BW2 and BW3. Think I prefer the one with the mohawk-like hair.
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My Elementalist from BW3.
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Tests for my warrior. Still trying to decide which one to pick...
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