Stats: Character Leveling Speed in Cataclysm
There were no blue posts today because of the Labor Day holiday, Blizzard posters will probably be back tomorrow with more news!
It has been too long since we posted some stats and this time we took a look at how many characters reached Level 85 each day since Cataclysm was released. This only includes data from the US Realms to keep the dates simpler. This does not include all of the level 85 characters in the US, only a sample of 1.1 million. Interested in seeing some other statistics? Let us know in the comments!
You can see that a very large number of people reached Level 85 in the first week after release, thousands even the first day.
It seems that people enjoy leveling during the weekend with a spike on Saturday and an even larger spike on Sunday.
You can see where Patch 4.1 and Patch 4.2 came out, decreasing the amount of leveling briefly.
Poll: How many characters have you leveled to 85?
While we were working on these stats, we figured it was a good time to ask how many characters you have leveled to 85. Let us know in the poll below!
why only about 35k people reach lvl 85 first day, i thought like 10 million people played this game
Not everyone plays 8 hours a day. The average casual gamer got to 85 1-2 weeks after. Some people might have leveled a worgen/goblin or another class instead of their main first. Or something else entirely. Some people might have not bought the game the second it came out, or could play it the second it came out. Some people didn't even reboot their subscription until a bit after it came out.
its because the endgame is soooooooo good that players no longer want to create new alts
seriously though guys, its from a sample of 1.1 million so what the numbers are really saying is that around 18.5% of all players got to lvl 85 within the first week of cata (203764 from 8th till 15th) and most level on weekends.
Last edited by rockdontroll; 2011-09-06 at 04:41 AM.