the nerf wars – a report from the front
February 27, 2009
So! All these patches, eh? The game must now be balanced within an inch of its life, surely.
Or perhaps not. Here’s the latest (post patch-3.0.9) class distribution at level 80 and level 70. The level 70 distribution is an indicator of class popularity prior to WotLK (with the obvious exception of DKs) since there are still a lot of alts parked there.
|Level 80||Level 70||delta|
To me it seems like there’s still a way to go. Some of the more interesting and challenging classes like warlocks and rogues have been absolutely hammered. You might say that hunters used to be too popular, but now the same can be said about paladins. (DKs I can understand – eveybody wants to try the new thing.)
And so people are voting with their virtual feet – parking their old toons at the bank and heading out with their paladins and DKs.