I don't think these graphs even close to real situation.
Personally I know lots and lots of people who did faction change 3+ times during last year. All of them very active PvP'ers.
How's your "once per year" scan takes into account this?
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My statistics professor would smite you right now for those awful charts. You should fix them so that the scales aren't quite so misleading. I know you tell people about it, but it was still a poor choice to present them in that manner in the first place.
I'm also skeptical of the collection methods. There's a lot of variables that those numbers don't take into account probably. It would be nice if Blizzard would give us the actual data, but this is the best we can get I suppose.
Last edited by Culexus; 2011-02-22 at 09:10 AM.
Interesting stuff - please, please, please don't crop the y-axis next time, some people will not understand it despite your red text and see a Horde bar three times as high,
as some of you maybe know, the ally to horde ratio on most servers is rather clost to 2:1 (blizz numbers). this could mean that the ally have more immature people which have never heard the word "tactic" before. also, due to the rather long BQ queues on horde side (my battle group, blackout, as horde i got 10-30 mins with queue time and as ally igot 10 mins uber max) when you first join a BG you will be a lot more motivated to win it and do your best since if you lose you cant get your daily BG rewards and you have to wait for a small eternity for another one.
just my two cents.
Well, I've lost all but two of the 150+ WSGs I've played.
Huh.... That is a lot closer than I expected it to be, and I'm sure the % deviation is pretty big since it isn't official numbers just armory scans. To me it seems like it really could be within expected statistical uncertainty rather than for the myriad of reasons that everyone is really quick to give when these threads come up. Pretty interesting stuff either way
I have a WSG win percentage of 75% (!) as a Draenei (186 games played); and believe me when I say I could be even more effective with the AOE silence because it would permit far more kills against groups with heals. I certainly would not consider it a stretch to be able to add 5% with access to better racials, and that does line up fairly well with MMOs parsed averages.
Scaling on the graphs is a major fail while the difference is max 8% the bad scaling make it seem like 50%+.
Oh man, those graphs are so misleading
Those graphs are fake, I'm Alliance and my Statistics on Armory say
Battlegrounds played 1,073
Battlegrounds won 594
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I have to agree with the criticism. The whole purpose of having bars or pie charts is so you can visually measure the differences. Now if you cut off the bars like that they lose their purpose entirely and end up being worse than not having them at all because they look very misleading.