Hey Blizz and Community that may know more than I do,
Any chance we will get statistics on what classes were created on what servers? I know this would just give an estimate as to what people are actually playing but it might allow people to plan what they want to play more.
I played Mage in Vanilla but I’ve seen the numbers and that is the second most played class (due to viability mainly). I personally don’t look forward to playing the same thing everyone else is playing so I want to know what classes will be less played but still viable in raid situations.
I can look at old data but the community has changed a ton and a lot of people are coming in from current WoW who aren’t going to be aware that some classes just don’t work as well as they currently do.
It would also be nice to see Horde vs Alliance populations. After making my characters on the Faerlina server I heard that a lot of streamers are going to be on that server as well. A lot of U.S. streamers play Alliance and I figure that will draw the crowd to the Alliance side of things. Since I am also Alliance I want to know what proportion of server will be on that side of things. Not just due to queue times for getting into the game, but for BG queue times as well. I played on two servers in vanilla one 49/51 Alliance:Horde, and the other ~40/60. The queue times for BGs as Horde were atrocious and I am hoping to get away from that coming back into Vanilla.
Overall I think that more data is better for community preparation. I love what you guys are doing currently to ensure realm population counts are all high (since a server dying when you are 60 is about the roughest thing in the world [of warcraft]) but it would be nice to have a small bit of the data you guys have available to us as well.
More Data makes us less sadda.