Community Choice Awards: Year of the Mammoth Results
The results are in, people! Sure, the Oscars were just the other day, but now let’s get to the awards you really care about… the Community Choice Awards for the Year of the Mammoth. We had some close calls and some absolute blowouts (I’m looking at you Gul’dan). Thanks to the almost 4,000 votes we received, we can now finally answer the important questions: which expansion was best? Which quest is your favourite? And more! Read on to see which cards took home the gold and which lost spectacularly.
#1 - Best Expansion
No contest here. With a strong lead the winner of this category is Knights of the Frozen Throne with 56.8 percent of the votes. In second place we have Journey to Un’Goro with a respectable 30.1 percent. Last place goes to Kobolds and Catacombs with only 13.1 percent of the votes.
Doesn’t seem like Kobolds and Catacombs was a big hit with this crowd.
#2 - Hall of Fame Card You Miss the Most
This was a close one. The top three were all within 100 votes of one another. Looks like Blizzard really hit us where it hurts with this batch of Hall of Famers.
I tend to go for long periods of time completely forgetting about Wild, so this is my reminder to others like me: you can still visit these faves (and more) by playing Wild!
#3 - Most Painful Nerf
We’ve got a lot of Warrior players out there feeling the pain after the mana cost for Fiery War Axe was bumped up. The rest of the votes were pretty spread out here. Raza the Chained (12.6 percent of votes) and Innervate (10 percent of votes) came in second and third place respectively, but neither came close to Fiery War Axe with it’s 34.5 percent total.
#4 - Favorite Card Art From New Expansions
Wow! We got a ton of responses for this write-in category. It was awesome to see what everyone thought had the best card art, but at the end of the day there can only be one card (art) to rule them all and it is The Lich King. Congrats to the artist, Glenn Rane!
A special shout-out to the adorable runner-up Snowflipper Penguin and its artist Matt Dixon!
#5 - Most Annoying Deck to Play Against
It is now officially official…the most annoying deck to play against is Jade Druid. The people have spoken. Unfortunately, I doubt this new title will stop anyone from running this deck. Chin up, folks. With the new expansions coming out during the Year of the Raven we are sure to see some new, possibly even more annoying decks in the near future. Just think of the possibilities!
In second place, with 13.9% of the votes, we have Quest Mage, followed closely by another Mage deck, Secret Mage, in third place with 12.7 percent of the votes.
A note about the “Other” category: since this question allowed a write-in option we got a lot of responses with only a few (or one) votes. Where possible, we combined alternate spellings and misspellings of what were clearly the same deck (i.e. Cubelock, Cube Lock, and Cube Warlock). To keep this chart readable, any deck that had less than 20 votes was put into the “Other” category.
#6 - Favorite Quest
Separated by a mere 10 votes, the Warrior’s quest Fire Plume's Heart (21.6 percent of votes) just barely edges out Open the Waygate (21.4 percent of votes) to take home the gold. Wow. Talk about close!
With only 3.6 percent, The Marsh Queen is the least popular quest. Sorry, Hunters!
#7 - Best Death Knight
Least Popular Death Knight goes to Scourgelord Garrosh, who only got 29 votes.
#8 - Most OP Legendary Weapon
Who’s surprised? Not me. What is interesting is how the votes are split, looking at the chart it’s hard to tell there are more than four options. The top three dominate the pie, with Val'anyr coming in a respectable fourth place. And the rest? They’re those itty bitty slices you can barely see.
#9 - Class with the Best New Cards
Year of the Mammoth or Year of the Warlock? Once again, Warlock absolutely dominates. With over half the votes, it’s clear the community agrees that Warlock got the best additions this year. Priest comes in at a very distant second place with 18 percent of the vote.
Sorry Warrior it looks like it’s last place for you again with only 19 votes.
And that’s a wrap on this year’s Community Choice Awards. Now it’s time to get hyped for what the Year of the Raven may have in store for us. Thanks to everyone who voted!