Minipost: Do you like your class because of its color?

Are you here looking for an egg, for the Great Blog Noblegarden Egg Hunt? Much like Icecrown Citadel, my egg will get easier to find with time! So if you haven't found it yet, keep looking! It's on a recent post!

A cascade of pretty colors! (This was from my lone "For the Horde" run.)

I was talking to Vidyala last week who pointed out that the reason she could never play a Rogue is because their names and Recount/Omen bars are yellow. According to Vid, topping the DPS meters as a Rogue would be like "a big bar of pee!"


As amusing as this analogy is (it's official. Rogues = Urine.) I thought about it for a second. Surely your class color doesn't make a difference...does it?

Well, Vid likes blue and pink. And her main is a Mage and of course, one of her other mains is a Paladin.

How about me? Well, take a look at the footer bar that's on the bottom of my posts. They're red for Horde, and I use green for links because GREEN = ORCS. (Unfortunately, this combination ALSO screams Christmas, but what can you do?)

And my mains? That would be Death Knight and Hunter.

This is a startling and curious revelation! Are our class choices secretly, unconsciously influenced by our preference for certain colors? :O Is that why there are so many Paladins - because our society secretly craves and adores pink?

However, I guess this theory falls through when it comes to players who prefer Warriors. After all, nobody likes BROWN. (Right?)

How about you? Do your favorite colors match up with your favorite classes?

(Actually, you can change the class colors in Recount if you want. Just enter Settings [the button that looks like a gear], go to the Color tab, and voila! Now you too can play a Rogue without the pee-related stigma!)

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    I'm sorry, rogues. It's not you. I just don't like the colour yellow. In my case, I also have chat software that highlights a person's name in the colour of their class (this is awesome until three mage alts are having a conversation in-guild).

    April 25, 2011 at 3:11 PM

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    poor rogues :D

    sadly, no, may favorite colours don't match with my favorite classes.

    Priest and Paladin (White and Pink), while my favorite colour is black. Oh woe is me, need new class with black class colour.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:14 PM

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    i don't mind my white bar on Ttrinity. White is the color of marshmallows and sugar after all. mmmm...wait, I am still in a stupor from that easter candy yesterday. heh heh. ;)

    April 25, 2011 at 3:16 PM

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    My favorite colors are turquoise, red, and dark brown. I can't play warriors or DKs to save my life, they're my two least-played classes. And I guess turquoise is recount pet color and I loathe playing hunters. I fail at color coordinating my toons.

    Also my captcha below is "Procy" and I feel like a mage. OOH PYROBLAST!

    April 25, 2011 at 3:18 PM

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    My favorite colors are blue and green -- oddly enough, however, I am not so fond of the turquoise and aqua shades that come between blue and green. My favorite classes are Shamans and Mages.

    April 25, 2011 at 3:21 PM

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    My favorite colors are pink and white. I have a Priest and a Druid. Pally's are the one class I've never made :O Perhaps I should try it out? ;)
    My husband's favorite color is actually brown and he has 2 capped warriors. Your color theory might hold some water ;)

    April 25, 2011 at 3:37 PM

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    I like all colors, I can't really pick one.
    However, I really dislike blue and I play a shaman :(

    April 25, 2011 at 3:54 PM

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    Interesting thought! I do like white, the color of my main. For instance my favorite flower color is white, and my favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. But my favorite color overall is blue. Although I do enjoy playing mages and shamans (a lot actually) they've never been my main.
    I don't enjoy locks and rogues very much (right now anyway). I love purple, but I'm no big fan of yellow. So some things definitely match, but not everything. Fun idea :)

    April 25, 2011 at 4:12 PM

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    I hate pink. As an artist, I feel a little guilty about that. It's the one color I wish I never had to use. Every time I see anything in "Pally Pink" I think how perfect the world would be if I could change it all to "Pally Purple".

    April 25, 2011 at 4:38 PM

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    Interesting theory.

    But I don't color code either. My favorite color is green, but I don't think I could ever make a hunter my main.

    April 25, 2011 at 6:21 PM

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    My main is a warrior, but I rolled warrior when I was a noob, before I knew what the class colors were.

    Shaman Blue is pretty close to my favorite color - and my Second Main, the first toon I rolled after being exposed to the class colors, is a shaman. Interesting.

    I also hate both pink and paladins.

    April 25, 2011 at 7:24 PM

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    I am secure in my masculinity.

    I play a Paladin. (Or two. Or three.)

    Although my favorite color is a dark blue, I haven't played a shammy yet. I guess baby blue will have to do with my mage, Neve. (Hmm... I guess I am secure in my masculinity by playing her.)

    April 26, 2011 at 5:05 AM

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    My favorite colors are blue and green. I've never gotten a shaman beyond the 20's and my hunter, after 2 years, is 63. I despise the color pink, yet my paladin was my 4th max-level character, so I can't say the colors really influenced my character choices.

    April 26, 2011 at 6:49 AM

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    Unfortunately, my main's class color seems to have no correlation with my favorite colors. My favorite color was red for most of my life, but I'm not a DK fan (she's level 58, I finished the starting area and abandoned her). My recent favorite color is blue, but my Shaman is level 13 and my Mage is level 30. My main is a Druid, and my other 85 is a Priest.

    However, once I'm done excessively gearing my Druid, my Mage will be my next toon to 85. Maybe. It might be the Paladin that I'm Pally/DKing with my partner. But I don't really like pink.

    Blah, commentary.

    April 26, 2011 at 7:52 AM

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    Favorite color: Brown!
    Favorite class: Druid!

    Orange is an OK color. Really I think I've decided I like all colors pretty much equally. They all have their times to shine. =)

    I will say, however, I keep thinking that I want to make a warrior... but I still haven't gotten around to it! ^^*

    April 26, 2011 at 10:11 AM

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    Priests are white. *looks at own blog's colour scheme* OMG, you must be on to something!

    Though generally my favourite colour is yellow and I'm not a big fan of rogues at all.

    April 26, 2011 at 11:07 AM

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    Actually, my favourite colours to wear are pale pink and chocolate brown. Preferably together, I love how it looks.

    My two favourite toons? Lis and Haddie, my Paladin and my Warrior.


    April 27, 2011 at 11:05 AM