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Fistao created a comprehensive research on the class representation for expected gladiator titles on the EU and US realms. We tried to get the Excel file implemented on AJ but we can't add tables or implement google docs or Skydrive, so I decided to add the post on my blog and you can browse the complete file there, while you can at least see the images here.

Click on the image below to see the external thread with the whole information.

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Link to full post with the spreadsheet.

Just to make things clear about the file and datas :

Tools :

- http://www.arenajunk...tle-calculator/ by Starcookies.
- WoW Armory. Only in 3s.
- Gladiator Title requirements

To be sure of the eligibility at the Gladiator Rank, every single team and players had to be checked : not an inactive team, personal rating not under 100 points of the team rating, 20% of the total game played.

I didn't take into account specialisations (not necessary relevant because the armory is not an efficient tool for this) and races aspects.

Conclusions :

- Classes representations : No comments.. that's pretty clear I think !

- Realms and BG : You should have a good visibility of which realms are the most attracitve ones, in PvP, and populated.

- Factions representation : Pretty equal between US and EU. Alliance is dominating a bit in both.

- The average rating to be Gladiator is a bit higher in EU (2554) than in US (2478). This can be explained by the fact that you have more eligible players in EU (440 vs 406 in US).

Keep in mind that ladders are still evolving. This is a state at D-2. But you shouldn't see any big evolution until the season ends.

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#1 Hackattack3

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

I thought someone said Rets were doing better than Rogues this season in terms of representation. Maybe it wasn't meant at Gladiator level?

How do you factor in the other spec option paladins have?

Rogues don't really have a choice, you can just spec holy and do fine with KFC.

How many exceptional Cata Rets do you think rerolled holy this season?
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#2 Hackattack3

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

This data tells a pretty compelling story. It's not the whole story of arena this season, but it is a nice little snapshot of the top 3v3 teams right now.

Do you guys feel like something isn't accurate here? KFC dominating, Warriors everywhere, Paladin and Shaman most common healers, Shadow Priests also super strong with a decent showing from Mages. Everything else seems kind of low representation, especially melee other than Warriors.

Seems like an accurate description of S12 to me.

Same to me,

The data passes the "what am I seeing live" gut check.
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#3 fant0m8

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:50 AM

Talking about classes balance (defending one or highlighting another class) is a non-sense here because we should assume, first, that all players have the same skill/level in that game. And that, in the current state, can't be proven.

It's actually really easy for statistics to block for that. There is no reason to assume that the average player skill is significantly different between classes.
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Bye again! This game isn't fun when you don't know anyone else that still plays.