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Redridge Mountains
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Priest

Yeah I'm a little surprise at the result.
And maybe I will play Pala tank in second class. Maybe the population gonna be more open to class that are not "top tier" :)

   Selexin
Redridge Mountains
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Priest

To complete, here's bellow 2 polls from a year ago on reddit.
But if they are all like me they will change their mind 3 time a day....
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... wanalytics

https://www.strawpoll.me/14321258/r

Winterspring
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EU Mirage Raceway
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Night Elf
Warrior

I'd originally picked Warlock on this poll, despite maining a Mage throughout Vanilla and TBC. I saw the results and it seems like Warlocks and Warriors are the most popular in this poll (bearing in mind the sample size).

I'm a dingus for over-analysing, so please take everything I say with a pinch of salt here! There was a question asked in a similar poll on the r/classicwow subreddit a few months ago, and the results were as follows:

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Since the time of Vanilla, there has been a ton of theorycrafting and the consensus is that Warriors have the potential to do do the highest raid DPS, as well as being able to tank, something that is difficult outside of farmed content for any other class. This means the high numbers for Warriors are to be expected, but what about Warlocks (4th overall in that dataset, behind Warriors, Mages and Priests)?

Warlocks were an oddball class in Vanilla itself, providing potentially great spell DPS (albeit inconsistent compared to Mages), along with immense utility. We certainly had Warlocks in our guild, and brought them on raids because it felt wrong not to (also our guild leader was a Warlock!) as much as for any quantifiable benefit. Healthstones were useful, and in Molten Core we used Warlocks on Garr as opposed to more tanks. Later on in AQ40 you needed a good Warlock for the Twin Emperors.

I wonder if the popularity of Warlocks in Classic is due to this oddball/'special snowflake' nature, a class that wasn't really understood at the time that's viewed as eclectic? I don't mind in any case, I'll be playing Warlock honestly because I value their sustain during levelling and the ability to solo play due to the pets, as the me of now is different to the me of 2004 and I can't commit the time I used to to the game, so want to maximise what I get out of each session.

It's interesting how the stats for these 2 polls differ apart from the top pick though, possibly the same size is a factor but also the types of players that come to Barrens.chat vs r/classicwow?

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Redridge Mountains
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Do you have the number behind the percent of your poll on r/classicwow ?
Can be interesting :)

Warlock was good, but many guild used them only for healthstone / teleportation / debuff.

The most played class was indeed Warrior, then priest then it was depending of the server Rogue or Mage.
But it's gonna be interesting to see all the BFA player who gonna download Classic with the Hype and play on it when they wait for their raid night on BFA or whatever reason...
I think a lot of people who never touch vanilla gonna play the same class they play on BFA to see what it was before.
So with the help of warcraftrealms.Com (an old site that's seems alive I used a lot on BC).

Vanilla class (I exclude the DK/DH/Monk)
Druid Hunter Mage Paladin Priest Rogue Shaman Warlock Warrior
11% 11% 9% 11% 8% 7% 7% 8% 9%

(all server/all faction/level120)
http://warcraftrealms.com/census.php?se ... rtypeid=-1
http://warcraftrealms.com/quickstats.php

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Horde
Rogue

Thought I was going to go Rogue, as I did back in the day, but after playing a Priest for a bit 'elsewhere' I've decided that's the one for me. Leveling is just so smooth, if a little slow pre-40, and getting into groups is a breeze

Teldrassil
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EU Firemaw
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Priest

As long as you enjoy the playstyle, it is the right class for you.

Faendur, the Creepy Dwarf
Warlock Demonology
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US Stalagg
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Orc
Warlock

I chose Warlock. Still trying to decide however. Right now it's between Warlock or Shaman. And maybe Hunter...

Druid Feral
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OC Yojamba
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Tauren
Druid

Total votes: 154

Getting a better idea of the mix of this particular community. It is very interesting to see the split.

Priest/Mage seem low
Druid/Hunter seems high

I wonder how the retail classic WoW class distribution will differ from Private Server Scene. Probably less min-maxing on retail classic - more 'noobs' will be playing on retail, since some effort/dedication is required to seek out and join a pserver.

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Ashenvale
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Shaman

Teeny wrote:
6 months ago
I'd originally picked Warlock on this poll, despite maining a Mage throughout Vanilla and TBC. I saw the results and it seems like Warlocks and Warriors are the most popular in this poll (bearing in mind the sample size).

I'm a dingus for over-analysing, so please take everything I say with a pinch of salt here! There was a question asked in a similar poll on the r/classicwow subreddit a few months ago, and the results were as follows:

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Since the time of Vanilla, there has been a ton of theorycrafting and the consensus is that Warriors have the potential to do do the highest raid DPS, as well as being able to tank, something that is difficult outside of farmed content for any other class. This means the high numbers for Warriors are to be expected, but what about Warlocks (4th overall in that dataset, behind Warriors, Mages and Priests)?

Warlocks were an oddball class in Vanilla itself, providing potentially great spell DPS (albeit inconsistent compared to Mages), along with immense utility. We certainly had Warlocks in our guild, and brought them on raids because it felt wrong not to (also our guild leader was a Warlock!) as much as for any quantifiable benefit. Healthstones were useful, and in Molten Core we used Warlocks on Garr as opposed to more tanks. Later on in AQ40 you needed a good Warlock for the Twin Emperors.

I wonder if the popularity of Warlocks in Classic is due to this oddball/'special snowflake' nature, a class that wasn't really understood at the time that's viewed as eclectic? I don't mind in any case, I'll be playing Warlock honestly because I value their sustain during levelling and the ability to solo play due to the pets, as the me of now is different to the me of 2004 and I can't commit the time I used to to the game, so want to maximise what I get out of each session.

It's interesting how the stats for these 2 polls differ apart from the top pick though, possibly the same size is a factor but also the types of players that come to Barrens.chat vs r/classicwow?

A lot of people start warlocks, but not as many get to 60, at least on PvP servers. On PvE they get played as a shadow mage in raids, but their PvP play style is very different and not actually what a lot of players want once they realize what it is. Then they quit and choose a different class.

People know they’re good, but when push comes to shove a lot don’t actually want to play them.

Teldrassil
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EU Firemaw
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Priest

Or they level them to 20 just to use them for summoning :twisted:

   Selexin teebling
Faendur, the Creepy Dwarf
Warrior Protection
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EU Hydraxian Waterlords
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Horde
Warrior

170 votes holy shit!

The number of locks is too damned high :razz:

Silverpine Forest
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Human
Mage

That means we will have a reliable summoning transport system xD

   s1atan
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Paladin Retribution
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EU Flamelash
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Paladin

I'm really just looking forward to seeing how different the classes are.

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Bless The Holy Light wrote:
6 months ago
I'm really just looking forward to seeing how different the classes are.
You mean compared to each other, or compared to current retail?

Teldrassil
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EU Firemaw
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Priest

I myself plan on levelling one to 20 for that purpose

Faendur, the Creepy Dwarf
Paladin Retribution
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EU Flamelash
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Paladin

Yori wrote:
6 months ago
Bless The Holy Light wrote:
6 months ago
I'm really just looking forward to seeing how different the classes are.
You mean compared to each other, or compared to current retail?
Well both, to retail and how each compare. For someone who never played early WoW I am really excited to level up a Paladin and create new experiences i never got to have in the past.

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Alliance

If you divide all classes by 2 except Paladin and Shaman, Paladin is # 1 and Shaman is # 4. Just saying.

Ashenvale
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Shaman

teebling wrote:
6 months ago
170 votes holy shit!

The number of locks is too damned high :razz:

I’m rolling Alliance PvP, it is all an illusion! I can expect a lot of UD and Orc warlocks I suppose. :lol:

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Warlock

Too many damned warlocks! 😂

   Selexin
Ashenvale
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Shaman

War is upon us if that is any indication of what is about to befall our weary shells !

*Blinking right by the next stage*

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Mulgore
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EU Golemagg
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Tauren
Druid

I will play either Druid or Warlock. My two OG vanilla mains. I played a Night Elf Druid and an Orc Warlock. Most of my friends will play Horde afaik, so I'll have to play a Tauren Druid this time around.

Desolace
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Horde
Warlock

Well, I didn't expect warlock to be spearheading this.

   Selexin
Back after all this time.
Druid Feral
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OC Yojamba
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Tauren
Druid

ToriK wrote:
6 months ago
Well, I didn't expect warlock to be spearheading this.
Yeh I'm honestly flabbergasted by the dominance of warlock.. so odd!

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Ashenvale
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Alliance

Warlocks? More like bore-locks HAH...

... :confused:

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Paladin Protection
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US Faerlina
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Human
Priest

Guess the Warlock is à la mode... :surprised:

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