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Xizidor
01.19.2012 , 12:15 PM | #1
I was hoping to get some people in here to post class distributions for their servers/factions.
I think it could help the people that are asking which class is most/least popular. Also, it can show which classes are in need of help.

I gathered this data by searching /who [class] [level bracket]. I did 10-19, 20-29, etc. My server is Saber of Exar Kun Empire faction.

Sorc 352 20.73%
Merc 268 15.78%
Jug 235 13.84%
Sin 212 12.49%
Mara 209 12.31%
Op 165 9.72%
PT 144 8.48%
Snip 113 6.65%
Total 1698 100.00%

The server was classified as "Heavy" at the time(8pm EST).

It is definitely not as bad as some people think(50% of servers are sorcs, etc.). Snipers obviously need some help.
Xizidor<GSF> Master Commando/TKA | Master Pistoleer/ BH Pistol 4
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VanorDM
01.19.2012 , 01:22 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Xizidor View Post
Snipers obviously need some help.
I have a lvl 18 Gunslinger, who is parked on her ship for now because I want my first 50 to be a Jedi, and no other reason really.

I love the GS, and think it's safe to say I'd feel the same way about the Sniper if I was playing one.

But the issue is IMO, that the GS/Snip are so different then what most people are used to in a MMO, that people don't want to try it out.

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Guurzak
01.19.2012 , 01:56 PM | #3
Here are some stats going off of board activity (posts and threads per class board)

61230 posts in knight+warrior, including 15103 in guard+jugg and 18822 in sent+mara subforums.

46326 posts in cons+inq, including 10785 in sage+sorc and 15995 in shad+assn subforums.

43500 posts in troop+bh, including 8485 in comm+merc and 9872 in vang+pt subforums.

40755 posts in smug+agent, including 10164 in sct+op and 7507 in guns+snip

So, post frequency order by mirrored pair is:

sent/mara
shad/assn
guard/jugg
sage/sorc
scout/op
vang/pt
comm/merc
guns/snip

Within those pairings, we have 85435 posts on the Republic side vs 106376 on empire, a 25% disparity. No republic forum has more posts than its empire counterpart; the gap ranges from 1.6% more posts in Merc than Commando to 51% more posts in Operative than Scoundrel.

Obviously this isn't a direct analogue for class population but it probably coordinates pretty well.

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Dabrixmgp
01.19.2012 , 02:19 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Guurzak View Post
Here are some stats going off of board activity (posts and threads per class board)

40755 posts in smug+agent, including 10164 in sct+op and 7507 in guns+snip
Of which 40,754 are posts calling for nerfs.

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DirtyStain
01.19.2012 , 03:19 PM | #5
Somehow I chose the least two played classes.

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DJStix
01.19.2012 , 03:50 PM | #6
Quote:
Sorc 352 20.73%
Merc 268 15.78%
Jug 235 13.84%
Sin 212 12.49%
Mara 209 12.31%
Op 165 9.72%
PT 144 8.48%
Snip 113 6.65%
Total 1698 100.00%
That's actually incredibly close to what I've been seeing on my server as well. For sure, sorc and merc are by far the most popular class with power tech and sniper being the least. The ones in the middle tend to vary though.
Trilian Maccabi | 50 Operative | Mandalore the Indomitable

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Sir_Roderick
01.19.2012 , 03:53 PM | #7
Sorceror here, not surprised that it's so popular. Most player's don't look twice at lists of stats and abilities when creating a character so I hardly think that matters, but the Inquisitor is definately one of the most interesting classes in sheer "cool" factor.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

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SorrowOVtheNight
01.19.2012 , 04:02 PM | #8
Poor Powertechs near the bottom, it's a shame because they are a blast to play! Same with Sniper I presume, but I rolled Operative on my agent (lots of fun as well)

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Vidrak
01.19.2012 , 04:13 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Guurzak View Post
Obviously this isn't a direct analogue for class population but it probably coordinates pretty well.
I highly doubt it. Posts on forums usually have more to do with people whining about the class sucking than anything else. I gurantee there are WAY more Mercenaries than Powertechs on servers. Mercenaries are literally all you see.

The difference being that there are more face rolling 12 year olds that play Mercenaries and DPS classes in general. It is also general knowledge that probably less than 15-20% of a games population even visits forums for the game.

These numbers have absolutely nothing to do with population.
Vidrak - 50 Powertech || Azgrum - 11 Marauder || Octolus - 11 Sage || Elberith - 6 Smuggler

Server: Bondar Crystal

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Xizidor
01.19.2012 , 05:55 PM | #10
Just an update. Polled today at 6:45 PM. I did both factions this time.

Empire
Sorc 269 22.05%
Merc 174 14.26%
Jugg 173 14.18%
Assa 164 13.44%
Oper 122 10.00%
Mara 121 9.92%
Powr 109 8.93%
Snip 88 7.21%
Total 1220

Republic
Sage 82 17.98%
Sent 80 17.54%
Com 64 14.04%
Shad 61 13.38%
Guar 60 13.16%
Vang 49 10.75%
Scou 33 7.24%
Guns 27 5.92%
Total 456
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