Kotaku released a write up breaking down racial preference in GW2, along with a graph from the recent ANet blog, detailing profession, race, character gender, and tradeskill choices. Guild Wars 2 writer Peter Fries even tweeted that he was saddened by the racial statistics!
Was anyone really surprised to hear that humans are the most played race in GW2? I wasn’t…then again…I did play Guild Wars 1 and the only choice we had then was to play a Human. It’s the age old question though, what race best represents me in game? Do I go with the Asura because of my fascination with oversized eyeballs, and serrated teeth? Or do I go with the Sylvari because I can really relate to their affinity for nature? For any MMO I have ever played, my racial choice was always based on which race looked best in a specific armor class. My choice was always determined by aesthetics, rather than which race had the best racial skills, or starting stats. What about you? What races do you tend to gravitate toward? Why? Why did you choose to play a _______ in GW2? Let us know in the comments!
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