Armory Stats - Professions
It is another quiet holiday week, so today we are taking a look at the professions of Level 90 characters at the end of Mists of Pandaria and Level 100 characters today. There are 3.7 million characters and 2.5 million accounts that make up this sample. Keep in mind data collection started recently, so there may be some characters that we haven't come across yet.
Warlords of Draenor also changed how professions work, significantly reducing the incentive to cap your profession right away by not gating items with a required high skill level. In Mists of Pandaria, 95% or more of players capped most professions, but this has significantly changed.
If you have any requests for other stats be sure to let us know in the comments, as a quiet week is a good time to fulfill requests!
Poll - Professions
What professions are you using in Warlords of Draenor? If you have any thoughts about the Warlords of Draenor profession changes, be sure to leave them in the comments.
Warlords of Draenor Cinematic Reveal Event
Our friends over at FinalBoss put together a video that shows a little more of what went on at the Warlords of Draenor cinematic reveal event. Celestalon even makes a short appearance.
Armory Stats - Character Item Level Distribution
It is another quiet holiday week, so today we are taking a look at the item level distribution of Level 100 characters. There are 3.5 million characters and 2.4 million accounts that make up this sample. Keep in mind data collection started recently, so there may be some characters that we haven't come across yet.
We can also look at everyone's highest item level character at the end of Mists of Pandaria. It appears that many players took advantage of the item level 550 honor gear at the end of the expansion.
Armory Stats - Number of Max-Level Characters
Today we are taking a look at the number of Level 100 characters that players have and Level 90 characters that players had at the end of Mists of Pandaria. There are 3.5 million characters and 2.4 million accounts that make up this sample at Level 100.
While collecting this data, we came across some fun outliers, such as the player that has 42+ Level 100 characters and a player that had 195+ Level 90 characters.
Poll - Level 100 Characters
How many level 100 characters do you have?
Character / Items This expansion made inventory management worse. Toy box was one step forward and all the new stuff 5 steps back.
What new stuff are you having trouble fitting? (Muffinus)
PvE had a SoO lockout which I joined mid run, cleared to Garrosh. after leaving it said the first 3 bosses were available + Garrosh. few weeks later, extending the lockout, I kill Immerseus and now I have a lockout with only Immerseus dead. I suppose it has to do with lockouts being nothing more than loot locks nowadays, either way I think choosing to extend should mean you are deliberately choosing to get loot locked to these bosses you don't want to re-kill.
Agreed - I think we have some work to do there to clean up the system. (WatcherDev)
Lore big lore moment in highmaul with cho'gall restricted to mythic only. feel annoyed by this, shouldn't better items be enough?
Not sure it qualifies as a 'big lore moment.' It's a neat fight, though! (DaveKosak)
Out of curiosity, how common is it for a Draenei to be named Exarch? Just did the quest chain with Yrel and found it interesting!
At this time in Draenor there were exactly five Exarchs, "The Hand of the Prophet." At least, they start with five... (DaveKosak)
Garrisons What ever happened to, followers would get a rare mission to run old raids to sometimes bring back transmog gear?
Felt strange having them run old raids when they're supposed to be defending Draenor. (Muffinus)
With the legendary follower. Is it a character that we already know of or is it an entirely new character?
I'm not sure that a brand new character would feel legendary to people. (Muffinus)
I'm really surprised our Garrisons didn't get decorated for the holidays.
Def. would have been nice to have, it was on our wishlist to let you choose the holiday decoration set any time of year. (Muffinus)
Misc also I get the feeling that after @WarcraftDevs showed up you guys just don't talk anymore, which is sad
With the release of WoD, there's a bit less to discuss atm I am thinking of making a crock pot of spiced cider. (Muffinus)
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Classes When are you planning on updating all of the tooltips that are now wrong?
These require a full client patch, so they'll be fixed in 6.1. (Celestalon)
PvE .Please make Augment Runes not work in raids.
That's the point of Augment Runes though... (Celestalon)
Does that mean Blackrock Foundry is a 6.1 raid?
Nah, Foundry is very much 6.0 content - was fully tested as such on beta. (WatcherDev)
Many players are overly fixated on representation but probably because it is the only metric to look at. (holinka) what aught they fixate on, instead?
their own experience playing the game. (holinka)
WowCraft Episode 17 - Rudolph the DC'd Tauren
WowCraft Episode 17 has been released!