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New statistics have been released for the re-launched MMO Hellgate Global showing a few interesting trends.

40 per cent of all player characters are female, according to the new stats.

Currently the Marksman class is most popular with new players as the most created class, but it's unlikely to progress.

On the other hand, the Guardian class is the most progressed class.

Female Guardians are more highly levelled than their male counterparts, while male Marksmen are the least levelled class in the game, T3fun reports.

Hellgate Global is the re-launch of the Hellgate MMO originally designed by former Blizzard employees. The game shut its servers down in the west in 2009 but continued to be active in Asia before re-releasing last year in the US and Europe.

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Endless

I still have my copy of Hellgate London on my shelf at home, it survived the recent cull because I figured it would be a fun dungeon romp to tide me over.

I almost always play as a female character, for starters so much more detail and thought seems to go into the female designs and their actions are much more fluid and graceful. I like fast, agile or glass-cannon characters. You will virtually never see me play a tank, not in the traditional sense; I havent played an MMO in a while but meatshield/aggro control just doesnt interest me. Most likely to see me play a rogue/ranger or a caster of some sort.

Having said that in City of Heroes my character was a massive black (literally black) bald dude that commanded the forces of shadow and force :D No other game to my knowledge have I intentionally played a male character. They all look like beefcakes or supremely camp most of the time, bleugh :)
Posted 17:27 on 05 January 2012
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Bloodstorm

I play as men and women (giggity), i'm sick of hearing a guy saying "i cant attack that target" so i opted for the sexy Blood Elf/Undead one instead.


Oh, Tank> Healer> DPS
Posted 13:40 on 05 January 2012
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Geraface@ BC_Animus

Yeah, I almost always play as a guy. I tend to lean toward tanks or DPS and I find I just prefer the feel of playing a massive dude who will barrel into a situation. The character design tends to be slightly cooler the more massive a character you play.
Posted 13:14 on 05 January 2012
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BC_Animus

I rarely play female toons, since I prefer my toons to look similar to how I imagine I would look in that world. From experience I do find that if you have a female char, folks are usually nicer to you.

I have seen quite a few guys running around with female toons (nicer toon to stare at I guess), but strangely I find a lot of females running around with male toons too. A few I've talked to have stated that they get harassed less...

What about you Emily, do you run around with female or male toons?
Posted 13:10 on 05 January 2012
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Clockpunk@ Geraface

Hmm... thank you, Emily - that's quite an interesting little link there! Shame that it doesn't go into more detail, but I shall enjoy perusing the statistics later today! :D

Personally, I will usually play female characters, but I am not familiar with the MMO scene - But I would always have expected, given inferential stats, that the M/F avatar split would be roughly 60/40 as standard...
Posted 12:48 on 05 January 2012
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Geraface@ Clockpunk

They actually use a lot of information like that to work out the psychology behind why users choose the avatars they do, like this: http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/000551.php
Posted 11:46 on 05 January 2012
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Clockpunk

... ... ... and this is important to the game, how? To lure in hormone-filled boys with the allure of seeing digital women?
Posted 11:37 on 05 January 2012
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BC_Animus

I actually had the original Hellgate London, even had a lifetime account. Heh. I really liked the game, thought it was interesting and had potential. Pity the big companies out there didn't agree at the time. Probably should try out the relaunched game perhaps, heh. Anyways gotta love these random numbers these companies like to spit out for their MMOs. I wonder how many percentage of players wear socks while playing before midnight?
Posted 10:20 on 05 January 2012

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Release Date: 02/11/2007
Developer: Flagship Studios
Publisher: Namco
Genre: Fantasy RPG
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 3,552 676
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