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Least common race/profession/gender combo?

ZikariZikari SingaporePosts: 78Member

Since there is no Census available and of now I am interessted on how to fill my last character slot there is a simple question. What race/profession/gender combo is most uncommon.  I can only base that on personal observation, so maybe players who are a bit farther ahead can comment on what they almost never encouter. I feel Norn are by far the rarest race, I almost never encounter them in the Charr or Human 1-25 areas and rarely in WvWvW.

 

Very common (you see tons of them):

- Charr Ranger and Engineer Male

- Asura Elementalist Female

 

Very uncommon (almost never around):

- Female Norn (all professions)

- Charr Mesmer

 

Trends (kind of what you would expect races to use as profession)

- Human: evenly all professions

- Asura: Thief and Elementalist

- Norn: ?

- Sylvari: Necromancer, Elementalist, Mesmer

- Charr: Ranger, Warrior

Comments

  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member

    I see quite a few Charr Mesmers on my server..

     

    not many sylvari necro's though

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member

    lots of norn warriors and guardians..

     

    least overall probably  female charr necro.. haven't seen one yet:P

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  • Stx11Stx11 West Hills, CAPosts: 415Member
    I'm thinking Female Charr Mesmer or Necro
  • WeretigarWeretigar winifrede, WVPosts: 609Member
    When I took my warrior to catland I didnt see any female char mesmer or necros (I rarely saw female chars really). When I went to iceland I didnt see any Norn Female Nerco's, When I went to Grassland I didn't see any Femal Engineers or Male Guardians, and In the Human place I saw everything a lot and just like in the place where I live Femals outnumbered males by lots.
  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    Norn are all over the place on Jade Quarry. Charr are the rarest race by far. Mesmer anything is the rarest though. Its almost a dead class it seems.

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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    Norn are all over the place on Jade Quarry. Charr are the rarest race by far. Mesmer anything is the rarest though. Its almost a dead class it seems.

    problem I have with charr is playing feels slow because of their size.. but even my Norn feels faster animation wise(not running but just overall combat animations) than the charr.. i dunno if it's just me but I'm sure this turns some people off to them

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • ZikariZikari SingaporePosts: 78Member
    Maybe another reason why big characters are less popular is, people think they are easier to kill in PvP. A small Asura might hide n a bush while casting or even hide in the crowd, a Charr will always stand out and be a direct target if an ability requires an selected one.
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Zikari
    Maybe another reason why big characters are less popular is, people think they are easier to kill in PvP. A small Asura might hide n a bush while casting or even hide in the crowd, a Charr will always stand out and be a direct target if an ability requires an selected one.

    this is true and has been for all pvp games pretty much.. probably a combo of this and the slower "feeling" movements

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  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    Norn are all over the place on Jade Quarry. Charr are the rarest race by far. Mesmer anything is the rarest though. Its almost a dead class it seems.

    problem I have with charr is playing feels slow because of their size.. but even my Norn feels faster animation wise(not running but just overall combat animations) than the charr.. i dunno if it's just me but I'm sure this turns some people off to them

    I have to agree, their running feels very slow. I think a lot of that is because its on four legs so it should be really fast but its even slower looking due to their size. My Charr Elementalist is the smallest size so its a little better looking.

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  • ZikariZikari SingaporePosts: 78Member

    There are no racial passives right? Only the active skills, so there is no benefit playing huge bulky Norn Warrior over a tiny Asura one, only downsides in regards of hitbox, subjective movement speed and stealth options. To be honest that is the reson I choose my guardian to be a human female, she is much less obvious on the battlefield than a huge Charr.

    There should be some logigal racials that fit the lore and make the larger races a bit more attractive without screwing balance, something like. (I am aware that I am going a bit in WoW territory here, but giving the Tauren a general 5% hitpoint racial was a logical and reasonable thing to to to make them an attractive choise).

    Charr: 5% higher hitpoints

    Norn: 3% higher armor

    Sylvari: 5% less damge from magic

    Asura: 3% higher dodge chance

    Human: 5% less damage from projectiles

    Something like this, anything that makes up for the risks of being big and bulky in PvP...

     

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    I have a Female Norn Mesmer.  Not sure I'll keep her tho. The voice over is... :-(
  • RabenwolfRabenwolf Los Angeles, CAPosts: 1,445Member
    Ill just toss out Sylvari Engineers.... rare breed indeed.
  • HokieHokie Vancouver Wa.Posts: 1,063Member Uncommon
    Im on Jade Q also. I see a decent anount of Norns, Asurans and of course Humans. Charr do tend to be heavy on the engineer and ranger professions. Although I think mesmer comes in third for Charr.

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  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,257Member Uncommon
    wow the OP missed Norn Male Warrior as being popular.

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  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member Uncommon

    All my characters are Norn.

     

    Why?

     

    Because I'm from Denmark!

     

    Norn Warrior, Norn Thief, Norn Engineer, Norn everything

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  • KrematoryKrematory TVNPosts: 542Member Uncommon
    I'm loving every second of ny dyed pink charr mesmer

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  • PTEDPTED ReykjavikPosts: 464Member

    Female Charr Guardian.

  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,300Member Uncommon

    Main: female Asura necromancer (we also have a male Asura necro in guild ;)

    Alt: male Charr ranger (level 3 or so). Not sure if I'll keep him though...

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  • ZikariZikari SingaporePosts: 78Member

    Surprise, there is a census website, however, this is a very small dataset but still interessting:

    http://gw2census.com/charts.php?pie=total&divide=charrace

    http://gw2census.com/charts.php?pie=total&divide=charprofession

    Professions are evenly distributed, races not so much. By this data Female Charr Mesmer is by far the most uncommon combination, while Human Male Mesmer is the most common.

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Originally posted by Weretigar
    When I took my warrior to catland I didnt see any female char mesmer or necros (I rarely saw female chars really). When I went to iceland I didnt see any Norn Female Nerco's, When I went to Grassland I didn't see any Femal Engineers or Male Guardians, and In the Human place I saw everything a lot and just like in the place where I live Femals outnumbered males by lots.

     

    I have a female charr (warrior) and it looks just like a male.  I'd have to be standing right next to one, to notice the slightly smaller build. 

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  • Tutu2Tutu2 MelbournePosts: 564Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by Weretigar
    When I took my warrior to catland I didnt see any female char mesmer or necros (I rarely saw female chars really). When I went to iceland I didnt see any Norn Female Nerco's, When I went to Grassland I didn't see any Femal Engineers or Male Guardians, and In the Human place I saw everything a lot and just like in the place where I live Femals outnumbered males by lots.

     

    I have a female charr (warrior) and it looks just like a male.  I'd have to be standing right next to one, to notice the slightly smaller build. 

    It's easy to tell between male and female Charr. Male Charr have a lion's tail, female have the more feathered out tails =) But female charr mesmer is probably the rarest, I have not seen a single one yet. 

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon
    many people only play the elementalist at lower levels untill they find out its really underpowered right now.

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