Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Realmpop Post

I heard about this neat website while listening to the instance today and it spawned this post. The website (http://wow.realmpop.com/us.html) is divided into pie charts that show Alliance vs Horde, breaks each realm into all 10 classes and 12 races. It also has total stats for number of players on each server and can be ranked by each category. I got a lot of enjoyment out of clicking the different category headings and seeing the results.

I was surprised by a lot of the information I found when looking at my servers. Going in I assumed that Earthen Ring was going to be the most populated server I played on. It turns out that Kel'Thuzad has 16,588 more players than Earthen Ring which is almost the total number of horde players on Demon Soul. The relationship of alliance to horde on Earthen Ring is much closer, at .92 A/H, than I would have thought. On Demon Soul there are only 4,665 alliance players to the 18,238 horde players for a whopping A/H ration of 0.26. That's pretty much 4 hordies for every alliance scum.

I found out that Demon Soul really is dying. I compared the 4 servers that I played on (and the newly selected a 5th) to see how they compared. The highest population server that I currently play on is Kel'Thuzad with 99,098 characters. Demon Soul by comparison only has 23,039 characters. As you may know, Demon Soul is the realm where Chuckem (my only level 85) character is and is the server which I play on the most. I just recently rolled an Alliance, Human Rouge with my guildies who wanted to try the other side. Their move to Kel'Thuzad was also influenced by it being a popular Alliance and PvP server. These statistics show how much of a difference there was in player base.

I decided to populate the Darkspear server because they were the highest populated server that was not locked at the time. Darkspear has 101,595 characters with 64,626 alliance toons and 36, 454 horde toons. That's a 1.77 A/H ratio. Accepting the thought process of my Morningstar guildies in wanting a server with a lot of activity I went out and found the highest player-base I could find. And since I'm doing the 2012 in 2012 challenge I decided to roll 10 new toons on the Alliance side there. Because 10 is also the same number of classes available I made one of each class. I have only leveled 1 of them to level 4, but I have made all 10 to reserve the names and map out which class/race combinations I wanted. I'll write another post on that later this week.

Here is the data I pulled off of (http://wow.realmpop.com/us.html):
Name Type RP TZ Alliance Horde A/H Ratio Total
Demon Soul PvP Normal EST 4,665 18,238 0.26 23,039
Earthen Ring PvE RP EST 39,248 42,652 0.92 82,510
Kel'Thuzad PvP Normal MST 76,836 21,660 3.55 99,098
Vashj PvP Normal PST 19,917 20,187 0.99 40,403
Darkspear PvP Normal MST 64,626 36,454 1.77 101,595


  1. I knew about Realmpop but haven't actually looked at it. I think you've given me yet another future post to work on. I'm intrigued by what details might come about (and am always a sucker for this kind of sorted data).

  2. Yeah, I'm kind of a stat nerd myself. That's why I like baseball so much. I wanted to write a longer post that compared the different classes and races chosen on each server but then I decided I could do a post for each realm comparing the census data with the characters I have on the realm. We will see how that turns out.

  3. This is pretty cool, I'm gonna have to check it out.

  4. Thanks, you should check it out. I spent like 30 minutes just clicking around and looking at my different servers.

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