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Stats: Characters that reached LVL 85 in Cataclysm
More interesting stats for you this week! With all the talk about the death of WoW, we decided to take a look at the percentage of characters that made it from being level 80 during Wrath of the Lich King to level 85 today. These stats compare a sample of 1M+ characters from early 2010 and checks which players reached level 85. Keep in mind a few things before interpreting these stats:


  • Death Knight is the least leveled class because everyone leveled one to 80 during WotLK to be one of the cool kids. Including a fair amount of people who ended up not liking it.
  • People didn't hit the "Nothing left to do on my main character, better reroll!" wall that they encountered in WotLK, raids were properly balanced and people didn't spend their first months steamrolling Naxxramas.

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Class Playing Cataclysm
Mage 37.82%
Druid 36.84%
Hunter 36.47%
Priest 36.30%
Warrior 35.83%
Shaman 34.77%
Warlock 34.17%
Paladin 33.45%
Rogue 29.56%
Death Knight 25.58%


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This article was originally published in forum thread: Character Activity Stats, Poll, Trip to Blizzcon Contest, MMO Report started by chaud View original post
Comments 227 Comments
  1. sluggs's Avatar
    Im guilty of lvling a dk to 80 and not touching him in cata
  1. holz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ebianbluefox View Post
    You don't even have to have premium to enter. Mailing in my entry form asap!
    But you have to be premium member to win the tickets for blizzcon
  1. Heywes's Avatar
    I still read MMO but quit WoW. Im here cause of Boubouille. Boubouille is awesome! Oh, and Chaud does good as well.

    I'm not going anywhere, just trying to teach chaud to be as smart as me.
    reported for blasphamy!
  1. Needonboots's Avatar
    I haven't played WoW in a good amount of time, and don't plan to go back. Currently looking forward to either SWTOR or GW2 (or both) depending on how good they are. But I'm done with WoW entirely.
  1. WhiteFoxx's Avatar
    1/3 of us don't even play right now? This is within the first two months of a major content patch. That number is a lot higher than I expected to see.
  1. buggerlugs's Avatar
    i actually just bought 60 days from blizzard but i dont actually play. I just log in for 1 or 2 evenings a week. So even the numbers that are active arent necessarily playing the game any more
  1. Trapt's Avatar
    22k people don't play wow but still come to mmo champ..hmm
  1. Sunshine's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by holz View Post
    But you have to be premium member to win the tickets for blizzcon
    No, you don't.
    Quote Originally Posted by Official Rules View Post
    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
    You have to be a premium member to enter via the form on the website; if you're not, you can mail in an entry form with exactly the same chances to win.
  1. Tygroen's Avatar
    It appears you can vote twice, so I imagine a lot of disgruntled players are voting more than once, for some reason :-/ Moar chaud posts imo.

    <3 Chaud

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-15 at 12:48 AM ----------


    Also, I wish everyone would take a look at the drop of video game sales in general this summer, not just WoW. People need to keep things in perspective.
  1. Kilmir's Avatar
    Odd, to me it seems rogues are very sparse. Considering they're the only pure dps melee and Cata favoring ranged over melee this didn't seem out of place. Barely anyone is leveling an alt rogue except for Stay Classy achievements.
  1. Kwickslash's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trapt View Post
    22k people don't play wow but still come to mmo champ..hmm
    While I have lost interest in playing the game itself, I still enjoy reading about it and viewing off-topic boards.
  1. Melilithia's Avatar
    Yay! I was one of those Warlocks.

    I'm still playing WoW... on the starter edition... don't have any money. >:
  1. Notos's Avatar
    I had every class at 80 by the end of WotLK but the only ones I leveled to 85 were my DK and Shaman. The other classes I've been releveling from scratch. And yes I'm still playing obviously.
  1. Domiku's Avatar
    Common mmo champ did you really have to add the pole, just use one of the 10000 other ones saying the same thing... jk's lol
  1. vizzle's Avatar
    Look at all the people who quit WoW but still browse MMO-Champ. Yeah, we're not as small a minority as some of you think we are
  1. jayremy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tygroen View Post
    It appears you can vote twice, so I imagine a lot of disgruntled players are voting more than once, for some reason :-/ Moar chaud posts imo.

    <3 Chaud

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-15 at 12:48 AM ----------


    Also, I wish everyone would take a look at the drop of video game sales in general this summer, not just WoW. People need to keep things in perspective.
    No, the UI makes it look like that but it will always tell you after you vote, that your vote has already been counted. So no people aren't inflating it by means of voting multiple times on the poll like that.

    And why you would dismiss the numbers as such "disgruntled players" voting twice and nobody else, just seems like a person in denial.
  1. Malcho's Avatar
    No.I do not play. It got boring I noticed as time went by and as I tried all classes that there is just one rotation for each of them. Early in WoW's life, this was not so.As expansions went by, I noticed that the rotations were going stale on me, and I was getting bored of the combat. Now, in Cataclysm, I look at my oversimplified bag of tricks as a feral druid, and realize that I can only play a specific way and execute abilities in a strict order.It took me this long to realize that I hated what the combat system became in this game. Woe on me, I guess.
  1. VanishO2's Avatar
    So, I can play, but vote that I don't play, only to help ppl getting alarmed with such numbers? lol
  1. Gunslinger's Avatar
    "Nothing left to do on my main character, better reroll!" is Cata's theme! I didn't hit such a spot in Wrath... there was 2 much to do bk then. Double raids, loads of bosses, daily dungeon/weekly raid, Hodir rep, farming for BiS gear (no reforging bk then), flying to dungeons untill LFG tool appeared. Vanilla, TBC and Wrath had a lot you could do on your main character to keep you "hooked".
  1. Tang's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trapt View Post
    22k people don't play wow but still come to mmo champ..hmm
    I come for the garfield comics.

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