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What Characters Are Actually Overused? [Castle Crashers Survey]

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A long time ago, I realized that there aren't very many of certain characters played as, I decided to find out which characters truly are overused and which are underused.  I've been documenting my past 100 4 - player games, trying to get as big of a sample size as possible, and putting a tally next to a character each time someone plays as it... this led to 300 character choices, and I was surprised by what I found.  

 

These are my findings - 

 

Character           Times Played As

 

Red Knight                24

 

Skeleton                    9

 

Bear                          4

 

Blue Knight               23

 

Industrialist               13

 

Fencer                      7

 

Orange Knight          28

 

Fire Demon              8

 

Ninja                         6

 

Green Knight            13

 

Royal Guard             5

 

Saracen                    6

 

Gray Knight              20

 

Stove Face               4

 

Barbarian                  7

 

Beekeeper                0

 

Thief                         9

 

Snakey                     8

 

Conehead                4

 

Peasant                   7

 

Civilian                     5

 

Iceskimo                  10

 

Brute                        6

 

Alien Hominid          11

 

Hatty Hattington      20

 

Open - Face Gray Knight  0

 

King                         7

 

Cultist                      3

 

Necromancer           9

 

Pink Knight              10

 

Blacksmith               14

 

 

Most Played  -  Orange Knight; 28

Least Played -  Beekeeper and Open-Face Gray Knight; 0 

 

btw;  Most people asked me 'Who is the black chain face guy?' when I was scrolling past the Beekeeper, it's a shame that nobody plays it, it's really good.

 

Update - Saw my first OFGK in years.  Recently, there has been 1 Open Face, 2 Reds, 3 Blues, and 2 Oranges.

 

Take what you want to from this multi-year survey.  I encourage you guys to do the same and post the results here.

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This is an interesting survey!

 

I think the reason the Open Faced Grey Knight isn't played as because anyone who's played as the regular Grey Knight has basically played as him.

 

And for the Bee Keeper, It might be a difficult unlock.

 

It might be interesting to see the statistics of out of 100 people.

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This is an interesting survey!

Thank you very much for the input

 

I think the reason the Open Faced Grey Knight isn't played as because anyone who's played as the regular Grey Knight has basically played as him.

 

That's probably a part of it, also it is an arrow clone; the others do get played as though... It's weird.

 

And for the Bee Keeper, It might be a difficult unlock.

 

The Barbarian unlocks the Beekeeper, and tonnes of people have beaten it as the Barbarian;  I actually have no idea why it is ignored.

 

It might be interesting to see the statistics of out of 100 people.

 

These are out of 300 people, so it is even more accurate 

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Oh, I just did some character research and the original Grey Knight unlocks the Black Knight.

You mean stove face. There (sadly) isn't a black knight. :/

 

As for the survey, nice job as always hazard. I honestly would think that Hatty or Red Knight would be most played as, but I guess I was wrong.

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It is nice to see actual numbers! Good work Hazard.

This is obviously taken from xbox360 players, I don't think PS3 or Steam will be any different though.

 

People use to pick one of the default knights, DLC characters or industrialist. I NEVER see someone using the cultist on PS3, because it is unlocked in the frost castle on insane.

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People probably don't use open faced gray knight and bee keeper because they probably aren't too good. Orange Knight uses fire, which is way better. I think most people like the original four knights at the start.

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Quick update, I finally saw an Open-Face Gray Knight [L 84, White Skull] in quick match today.  That leaves the Killer Beekeeper as the only character that I have never seen someone else use in quick match.

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Just a quick thought...
 
Are you only counting each INDIVIDUAL player in the survey? If you run into the same player who is using the same character as last time, it might skew the results. Not by much though, unless you find the same player 40 times...
 

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Just a quick thought...

 

Are you only counting each INDIVIDUAL player in the survey? If you run into the same player who is using the same character as last time, it might skew the results. Not by much though, unless you find the same player 40 times...

 

Individual - I wrote down gamertags next to each character to make sure that I didn't recount.

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