few interesting things I noticed
----More than 50% of all characters have highest job level of 1-4, and of the remaining characters only less than 25% have actually leveled a job (any job) to 99
This is an attestation to player mule counts. Percentage wise it's equates to about 15-20% active characters and 75-80% mules. Apparently nearly everyone has at least one or two mules, and a bunch of people have a LOT of mules. There's a lot of multi-boxing going on as well
---- Strength is the highest merit at level 12 (duh) at about 47% of the populace, but interestingly enough weighing in second is Dex at close to 18%. The percentage of players who merited Int to level 12 less than those who merited dex to level 12, sitting at around 15%
---Not only is dagger the single most merited combat skill, it outranks most other merits vastly. About 17% of players have level 8 dagger merits, whereas sword is 13%, katana is 12%, H2H is 11%, and everything else is 7% or less. Considering you get to max out three offensive combat skills that number is very high. Abyssean eviscerations and the strength of exenterator probably had a significant impact on this, but when you consider that Great Axe is about 8% and Great Katana 6%, that speaks for itself.
---Far more players merited evasion (63%) than parrying (27%), about 2 and a half times as many. This is probably an attestation to the fact that parry never friggin levels, so merits are useless if your base skill is paltry. Evasion levels just from getting hit so it's gonna cap damn fast. I wonder how this would have looked if most players had higher parry across the board.
---The number of players who chose level 5 exenterator is close to 18%. Interestingly enough Ruinator is second at 14%, and Requiescat is the only other skill over 10%, sitting at about 11%. As broken as tachi shoha is, about 7% of players wield it, whereas 9% have resolution. Tachi is sam only though, whereas both war and Dark will be using resolution. Ruinator is war and bst and maybe drk depending on setup, and is interesting to see. This is again an attestation of just how many players have a dagger job leveled. Exenterator is proportionally merited in the same way dagger merits are to other combat skills.
---Girru and Ikarigiri??? What the hell are these? Zero people have acquired them on any server. They're listed in the pulse panolplia category alongside the other weapons and the armor. Have they been released yet? If so... they're certainly not voidwatch drops. Forgive me for not knowing what these are, this struck my curiosity bone. High tier legion reward maybe? That would also be an attestation to how many people have ever cleared a high tier legion battle if it was the case...
≪Number of Characters at 110 Crafting Skill≫
Crafting Skill Number of Characters
Fishing and cooking are cheap, and even then there are 11 of each at max level ON ALL SERVERS. Meanwhile the total craft levels above 100 probably sits at 100-103 across the rest because synths past 103 are ridiculous. I already eluded to this but crafting to 110 is just stupid. Mats are too friggin silly and a lot of the recipies are pure loss. That's an ouch and a half.
Voidwatch stats and drops are spot on. No surprises there at all. In fact I wasn't shocked at anything else. Edited, Jul 4th 2012 8:59am by Melphina Edited, Jul 4th 2012 9:01am by Melphina