WoW Population Demographics

Okoloth always fascinated me with his dedication of pulling interesting info from the WoW Armory.
This time, he analyzed 4.5 million characters, which is half of WoW’s population a lot. You can check his site for more detailed statistics, but I was really surprised to see the class breakdown.

It seems the myth about druids being the least played class is finally over - only 7% of players choose shaman as their preferred class. If I had to guess, I’d say hunters are the most played class, but I would be wrong - warriors lead by 14% of total player base. Nerf mortal strike! Nah, just kidding. There’s a lot of mages also, 2% more than there are rogues, warlocks and priests. Surprisingly, there aren’t many paladins either.

Of course, this data does in no way tell us if a particular class is well balanced or not - the overpowerness (wut?) changes from patch to patch - I rather check to see who dominates the endgame, which I plan to write about soon also.

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  • Date posted: November 5th, 2007
  • Post author: Horns
  • Category: news
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2 responses to “WoW Population Demographics”

  1. Someone says:

    “he analyzed 4.5 million characters, which is about half of WoW’s population.”

    - semi-incorrect here… He analyzed 4.5 million chars, but that’s not the same to say 4.5 million ACCOUNTS! :)

    Very few accounts will have less than 5 or 6 different chars, even considering that only level 10+ are on Armory, many bank chars are level 10 or better as well so as to do process some mats like smelting or making bolts of cloth.

    - Warriors come as number 1 for 70ies? How come one can never find a tank? :)

    - No surprises for Palies and Shammies as up until recently only one faction could have them…

  2. Horns says:

    Fixed the characters/accounts issue. It’s nice to have you around :)

    I have to say I really enjoy doing instances on my druid - tanking can be boring, but sitting in Shattrath waiting for a tank is even worse.

    As for paladins and shamans, I really didn’t expect these kind of numbers. Shamans are rare gems, but seems that everywhere I turn there’s some belf paladin :)