It's never been a secret that a majority of MMO players tend to gravitate toward human (and the most human-like) races when it comes to rolling characters, so if you thought Guild Wars 2
was going to break that trend with interesting races like the Asura and Sylvari, think again. ArenaNet
Writer Peter Fries
sent out a recent tweet in which he lamented the lopsided racial balance: "Guild Wars 2
race popularity makes me sad. People avoiding Charr and Asura are missing the strongest story stuff in our game, IMO."
According to a numberless chart
from Game Economist John Smith
, Humans were by far the most popular race in the game, often twice as much as the others. Norn have the second place, with the remaining races roughly equal.