Stats - Character Gender Ratios
News has been slow and we've been looking at building random stats to keep you interested! We're still working on the juicy stuff but let's start with character gender ratios!

You might think that Female Dwarves are player's least favorite female model, but you would be mistaken! Female Orcs take the lead by a few percent margin in our poll of Level 85 characters.

Race Male Female
Human 66.48% 33.52%
Orc 89.34% 10.66%
Dwarf 86.72% 13.28%
Night Elf 56.2% 43.8%
Undead 77.4% 22.6%
Tauren 85.82% 14.18%
Gnome 69.43% 30.57%
Troll 74.24% 25.76%
Goblin 72.44% 27.56%
Blood Elf 55.05% 44.95%
Draenei 47.73% 52.27%
Worgen 80% 20%

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Tier 11 Shoulders and Head for Justice Points
Sometimes raids don't go our way. Sometimes drops don't go our way. I think anyone who has ever farmed for a mount or a particular piece of gear has had a similar experience and, while not getting a drop can be frustrating, one hopes that delayed gratification adds a little savor when you finally do obtain the object of your desire. Good things really do come to those who wait, or at least, exercise persistence and patience.

I should add that, unlike the olden days, you aren't leaving empty handed from any boss encounter, and you can spend the Valor Points you're obtaining to acquire even more powerful gear. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We Want Your Comics!
We’ve spent 8 years adding awesome community comics to our Comics section, but we’re far from finished. We’re looking for the best new World of Warcraft comics to become front page news on our site, and we’d love to have your help, whether you’re a seasoned contributor or a first-time cartoonist. If you’d like to have your comic displayed on our website, submit it here. (Blue Tracker / Official Blog)

API - HTML scraping no longer allowed
This is important to anyone who is still scraping the new Armory HTML, as it will break anything that relies on doing so.
Originally Posted by Osundir (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Now that the API is live, we want to make you all aware that HTML datamining (via or any of the other regional wow sites) is not acceptable. Within the next 7 days, we will start to blacklist users that are making excessive requests to our regular community sites.

If you are currently in the process of porting over to the API and have not requested a key yet, please do so. We do not want to interrupt service for community sites that are following that path.

Unless you're making 1000s of requests a day, its unlikely you'll get caught up in this. This is highly unlikely to apply to blue tracker sites (Assuming they are doing it sensibly), or personal guild sites.

New World of Warcraft Fan Wallpaper
The World of Warcraft Fan Wallpapers section has been updated with a new wallpaper titled "Cataclysm" by Shock.

Trading Card Game Art Gallery Update
The Trading Card game art gallery has been updated with ten new pieces.

NVIDIA Drivers
A quick note for those of you that keep your drivers up to date. There are some significant bugs in the 280.26 drivers that were recently released, including a bug that makes cards run warm. Avoid upgrading until a fixed driver is released.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Character Gender Ratios, Blue Posts, Fan Wallpaper, TCG Artworks started by chaud View original post
Comments 174 Comments
  1. mmoc4974597837's Avatar
    I can't believe that female orcs has the lowest percent. They got the best animations, the best emotes, the best voice acting, the best everything. I suppose the problem must be that the average person just can't take being exposed to that level of awesomeness.
  1. Ravenstalons's Avatar
    Wow Chaud, you should get into politics or advertising. Pecentage of people who play Orc/Dwarf male/female =/= more people choose to play female Dwarves than female Orcs. Grats on the promotion.
  1. denisgsv's Avatar
    actually there are less female dorfs why ... cos thats the % from the race .... so lets say :there are 1000 orcs and 500 dorfes female orcs are 10% ? then 100 , and female dorfies 13 ? then its 65 ? so the dorf female are still a rarity even if they got bigger percentage .... there are lot more orcs then dorfes .
  1. HatakeSC's Avatar
    I sense a mathematical failure here. These statistics are interesting but please represent them also in terms of the total number of characters played not just in terms of the characters of the same race. I believe that in actuality there should be less female forsaken than orcs simply because there are huge amounts of orcs.
  1. Glol's Avatar
    Clearly these numbers indicate people's dissatisfaction with the male Draenei character model. This includes me who plays female as a male consequently. Which sucks cause everything looks so small on them.
  1. Second's Avatar
    Chaud, could you tell us what method did you use ? (some general stuff, no details needed). I noticed that API section on US lately and i love it, tried few things with it and bumped into your post saying you dont want to share it there for some reason. Also /waggle :O
  1. Revrant's Avatar
    Worgen: Female derpfaces Draenei: Mucho hideous deformed males, bangin' hot females Makes sense.
  1. -Zait-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    Why is that chaud guy posting news instead of me? What the hell is wrong in this world?
    He's a bird. Your a cat. Go eat him!!
  1. Spaceshaman's Avatar
    draenei female.... ok let's pretend I don't get it...
  1. soulinger's Avatar
    indeed Draenei Females and Blood Elf Females...Blizzards gift to our nerd imaginations =) XD =P

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-11 at 12:41 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Nooble View Post
    The Draenei one doesn't shock me. The Blood Elf one does, as does the Night Elf. I have both a female orc and a female dwarf, heh.
    agree the NE one does to me as well
  1. Melilithia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alixie View Post
    I always kinda assumed most female players played bloodelves and draenei. Mostly agreed to be the best looking female designs, plus both races share the same body type and face type. Belf and draenei are just blue and pink reskins of each other.
    They... aren't?

    Have you seriously looked at how thin/flat BEves look compared to Draenei?
  1. Menedude's Avatar
    Simpson's paradox?

    Just for fun I added all the ratio percentages to the number of people who play each race (at level 85 only) from wowCensus:

    with this you can actually compare all the females / males with each other. Female dwarf still loses. by a tiny bit.
  1. Kaeleena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sting View Post
    "I feel these statistics are wrong, based on my test sample of at most 100 people". Really now? You make that bold of a statement and then even have the courage to question the sample size of the OP?
    Troll harder please. I'm genuinely surprised when I see male Blood Elves, Draenei, or Night elves, and I see them rarely. Therefore from my experience this data does not accurately reflect my in-game experience. This is my opinion, not a fact. Other people are obviously going to have a different in-game experience but from my point of view I have serious doubts about the sample size and how well female characters and female players were represented in this poll.
  1. mmoc8f827ee09c's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Revrant View Post
    Worgen: Female derpfaces Draenei: Mucho hideous deformed males, bangin' hot females Makes sense.
    Well, I'm definatley not compaining here as a male Draenei player! XD

    At least our race won't die out due to a shortage of females :3 (Payback's a bitch, isn't it Orcs? )

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