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race popularity

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by lukaszek, Oct 10, 2018.

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your favourite PC race

  1. human

  2. elf

  3. dwarf

  4. ugly humanoid (orc, half orc, ogre, stronger and bigger humanoids go in here)

  5. midget (halfling, gnome, fairy, anything that can run between legs of human oponent)

  6. furry (furry and scales bucket. Check this if you want to be a dragon )

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  1. lukaszek Arcane

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    It all started as shoutbox argument whether elves were ever popular(as PC race pick) or not.

    Then it turned interesting when actually trying to find any data. Lutte brought interesting citation: dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Origins

    Its interesting as its 'official' and from rpg that featured all 3 main races.

    Recent example, with popular title featuring all 3 main races is DOS2. Surprisingly I didnt find any data on this subject and im sure it exists with all the telemetry larian collects. They problaby even know which race is more likely to finish the game. Is there any known larian handle on this forum?

    Chris Avellone if you would bother i assume you have something.

    some random reddit poll on skyrim with 4k+ votes: https://strawpoll.com/a99f46y
     
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  2. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    Elves are gay, never have played them and never will.
     
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  3. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Dragons > demi-dragon scallies > non-dragon scallies > Furries > Orcs and Dorfs > most other races > lolves.
     
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  4. deama Savant

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    I like playing elves if the game does something neat with them, like in arcanum (somewhat).
    Though I suppose this can be said for all the races? Anyway, did you look at any stats from world of warcraft?
     
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  5. IncendiaryDevice Arcane

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    Can't say I've ever played as an elf, but then elves rarely go up front & in party-based games I usually have one where their stats associate with a class, usually back row area. I quite like Half-Elves tho as they're usually one of the rare classes that has bonuses without any drawbacks.
     
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  6. lukaszek Arcane

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  7. Bester Arcane Vatnik

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    So why do people play exclusively as white male in DA, but as anything in wow? I'm genuinely surprised.
     
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  8. Shadenuat Arcane

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    no love for dorfs
    will make my next character in pathfinder a dorf, for statistics
     
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  9. aweigh Arcane

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    i always choose human because the gay party member menagerie will cover the other races.
     
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  10. lukaszek Arcane

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    further on mmo topic, here is ddo data from 2013 on server i used to play

    Race # of Chars
    Human 27629
    Drow Elf 11904
    Warforged 11197
    Elf 9338
    Dwarf 8261
    Halfling 6745
    Half-Elf 6283
    Half-Orc 5457
     
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  11. Lutte Learned

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    Note that blood elves are essentially the human of the horde, they exist as an alternative for people who want to play horde without playing some beastly looking race. It also follows into the idea that the most popular of elven shit tends to be the edgelordy type : drow in d&d, dunmer in TES, blood elves in WoW..

    The traditional elf archetype ala tolkienn ultra faggy shit isn't particularly popular outside of a minority, probably dominated by female players.
     
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  12. M. AQVILA Cipher

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  13. M. AQVILA Cipher

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    I kind of got distracted by the Khajiit stuff but yeah, I never played as an elf. But I love elf women:

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  14. Generic-Giant-Spider Scholar

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    Girls are required by law to play elf healers. If they show enough promise, they may become a ranger.
     
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  15. lukaszek Arcane

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    2017, data about dnd, popularity in D&D Beyond
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-your-dd-character-rare/

    it contains race/class combination and I dont know how to embeed it in here, this quickly compiled table of races only will have to do:
    HUMAN 25,248
    ELF 16,443
    HALF-ELF 10,454
    DWARF 9,507
    DRAGONBORN 8,185
    TIEFLING 7,634
    GENASI 5,971
    HALFLING 5,916
    HALF-ORC 5,039
    GNOME 4,634
    GOLIATH 4,522
    AARAKOCRA 3,868
    AASIMAR 1,767
     
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  16. lukaszek Arcane

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    looking at above irs hard not to look at classes popularity
    FIGHTER 13,906
    ROGUE 11,307
    WIZARD 9,855
    BARBARIAN 9,063
    CLERIC 9,009
    RANGER 8,887
    PALADIN 8,840
    WARLOCK 8,711
    MONK 7,892
    BARD 7,804
    SORCERER 7,587
    DRUID 6,328

    id never expect bards to be more popular than sorc?
     
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  17. Lutte Learned

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    Whatever audience they polled I'm glad I don't have to suffer their existence.
     
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  18. vota DC Learned

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    Kobolds are usually unplayable but they are always very good. They are so cute in Die by the sword and it is rewarding when you defeat an ogre using a kobold.
    Goblins because you see a mellow goblin named Drog.
    Dwarves because Gimli a dwarf to build a dream on. Also I played Golden Axe before Rpg.
     
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  19. Jenkem Liturgist Patron

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    anyone who doesn't play as humans only is probably an SJW
     
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  20. Lukrame Educated

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    WoW night elves were the shit idc about anything else.

    Males are the only good race in dragon age everything else felt disgusting. (Did not play inquisition thankfully)
     
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  21. LAO Literate

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    Human male = Warrior/Mage
    Human female = Ranger/Mage
    Elderly Human = Mage
    Dwarf = Warrior that can repair things
    Elves = Ranger/Mage
    Hobbit = Thief
    Orc = Warrior with dual swords/axes
    Gnome = Powder guns/Engineer/Mage
     
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  22. aweigh Arcane

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    a more interesting poll would be asking if people believe orcish races to be standins for black ppl, and elves for whites.
     
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  23. That Damn Dog Erudite

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    I suppose it depends on the mythos in question.

    Weren't Tolkien's orcs actually supposed to be Mongol Horde expys?
     
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  24. Darth Canoli Learned

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    Wow, if that data comes from World of Warcraft, it's certainly useful ... right ? :shredder:

    If the game is feats oriented, the warrior has to be human, otherwise, whatever race gets a strength bonus, same for the the mages, usually elves or whatever gives them more int/ power.

    Luckily, we have wizardry to give us a lot of interesting and weird options, wizardry 8 being the best at it, like playing a fairy ninja to equip a powerful weapon or a mook warrior to use the giant sword for an extended range.
     
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  25. Generic-Giant-Spider Scholar

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    There's good hope on the class popularity list.

    When Fighters, Rogues, Barbarians and the like are replaced by Bards and Druids is when you know we've lost the war.
     
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