Weekly Poll Results - Whats Your Favorite Race in DOW 2 (So Far)?

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Whats Your Favorite Race in DOW 2 (So Far)?

Space Marines 43.2% (1279)
Tyranids 30.2% (896)
None of the Above 11% (328)
Eldar 9.5% (283)
Orks 5.8% (173)
Total: 2959
Start: 08-24-2008 11:33
Last: 09-04-2008 05:14

 #1 - Posted by: Chaos_Lord_Crull (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 11:34

Space marines and Chaos, my two fav races :thumbsup:

 #2 - Posted by: Lord_Sirius (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 11:39

Grey Knights! but as that wasn't an option i'll go for their puny alternatives

 #3 - Posted by: Corbec_UST (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 11:45

None of the Above I dont care all that much for Space Marines (Imperial Guard player) Orks are fun to fight but I dont care all that much about them Dont like the Eldar Really dont like Tyranids I guess to answer this question properly It would say SM but I dont really care about any of the races. I would have prefered to have seen Chaos instead of Eldar or Tyranids

 #4 - Posted by: Deutsch_Guard (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 11:51

I picked Marines (first time i've ever done that), but i'm still disappointed by the lack of Guard + Chaos, not to mention only 4 races. I know they want to make us pay for expansions, but they could still have 5 or 6 races and there'd be plenty left for expansions :(

 #5 - Posted by: Grand_Master_Bean (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 12:06

eldar, on the basis that Harlequins are eldar

 #6 - Posted by: Cpl_Death (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 12:42

Space Marines visually look the best. Then Tyranids, Orks, and Eldar. I haven't seen much of eldar, but they don't look to different from DoW.

 #7 - Posted by: Tmoulus (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 12:59

Space marines, definetly. I like them now so it means I will like them later.

 #8 - Posted by: BeanTheKing (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 13:12

Well how, what do you know, SM might actually LOSE one of these polls for once, this is quite the epic poll we've got here. I for one didn't vote since I really don't care much for any of those races.

 #9 - Posted by: Deutsch_Guard (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 13:20

You know, there is a 'none of the above' If you vote for that, it'll go into double figures (it's on 9 right now) Or just vote 'nids to spite the Marines :D

 #10 - Posted by: 2_Dume_2_Die (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 16:12

I voted none of the above(i'm a Guard and Tau player) but, i will be surprised if the Nids don't win.

 #11 - Posted by: Cetanu666 (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 19:32

voted spacemarines since im not a big fan on the other 3... i say the new race should have been squats lol.

 #12 - whats rong with all of you - Posted by: kingoid1 (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 21:30

the nids are here and you all said that you wonted nids now your happy with boring old s.m make up your mind

 #13 - Posted by: TDATL (Member) on 08-24-2008 at 21:49

"you all said that you wonted nids" Obviously this "you" you are refering to is not as large as you seem to think. I don't care one way or another about the nids. I actually liked Chaos alot better than almost any of the other races. Only thing that kept them from being #1 in my book was a lack of Chaos God focus. Lots of people have made up their minds. The fact of the matter is there are lots and lots of different people. Don't know how you got it into your head that everyone wanted nids. The number of times SM won on the polls should have clued you in that there is at least and equal number of people who like them.

 #14 - Posted by: katerosk (Member) on 08-25-2008 at 10:32

Nids are a good income to the game but i dont like them i play Tau.

 #15 - Posted by: Grand_Master_Bean (Member) on 08-25-2008 at 11:04

seems that the silent majority didn't necessarily want nids in.... relic just listened to the gobby, impatient, spoilt, bad mooded little asshats

 #16 - Posted by: Arsonist08 (Member) on 08-25-2008 at 14:49

i voted eldar My favs are eldar and ig (have the best background and feel) dont like SM and tyranids because they are your basic bog standard boring sci fi races.

 #17 - Posted by: Justin0005 (Member) on 08-25-2008 at 17:33

I voted space marines (even tho i am a IG player) I don't really understand the none of the above option unless you don't like any of the races. And I still think the SM fan boys will win this poll. :(

 #18 - Posted by: Ifrit (Member) on 08-25-2008 at 20:17

hahaha #16 ok look at guard, then look at the army off starship troopers xD.... The reason i voted nids is because relic have said they changed the gaming experience, i think with the nids u will get the best of it, because they arent a recycled race, i think they left chaos out because the fact alot of people see them as just evil space marines, i like alot of the races but personally for the new gaming experience i want to try a new army, the only one left is nids really yes there is deamonhunters, and xenohunters etc.... but relic have gone with the trend and what is rated most "popular" which the nids i think are because they havent been done by them.sure there is goin to be people that r dissapointed that chaos, tau, necrons, and IG arent in, and DE and WH, but how do we specifically know there is only 4 races.... i mean its not goin to be released till next yr, its gonna be 6/7 months minimum wait for it, and thats some much time to add more races, so i wouldnt not get too down about it, they said there will be only 4 races but they also said nids werent in it..... so what can u believe?? u just have to wait and see

 #19 - WTF??? - Posted by: Crunchjaw (Member) on 08-25-2008 at 20:26

Seriously y do we have polls like this that have Space Marines as an answer for some reason everyone likes the Noob race

 #20 - #19 - Posted by: Grand_Master_Bean (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 00:45

SM are in this poll because they are in DOWII :D

 #21 - Posted by: HappyMrAdrian (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 02:17

There is a distinct lack of blood for the blood god and skulls for the skull throne, I also miss my guardsmen. Out of the races that ARE in DOWII the Space Marines will probably play the best, mainly due to the types of infantry they have. I don't think Orks or Tyranids are going to be very interesting due to the small squad sizes ( these guys are supposed to take worlds by crushing the enemy under tides of bodies remember?) and the Eldar have never really been very appealing to me.

 #22 - Posted by: Arsonist08 (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 02:29

Iv never seen starship troopers. :)

 #23 - Posted by: godsnake (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 09:31

i dont see how nids aint wining coz every 1 wanted nids on there now they r, not many people have voted for them

 #24 - Posted by: TDATL (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 09:45

10 seconds of google searching should provide you with plenty of info on them and how the movies troopers looked alot like the IG. There are only so many ways to show troops in armor though. also, how do you dislike the SM and Nids for being "standard" but like the IG? They are as "standard" as you can possibly get. I can understand likeing the IG over the Nids or the SM for various reasons but your reason listed makes no sense at all.

 #25 - Posted by: TDATL (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 09:59

"i dont see how nids aint wining coz every 1 wanted nids on there now they r, not many people have voted for them" I bet if Chaos was up there as an option they would have beaten the nids out of seconds place as well. SM and Chaos are going to win popularity contests like this everytime for one simple reason. They have been around the longest and thus have a larger following. Pair that with the fact that all the fluff centers on the SM and Chaos and it is rather obvious why SM and Chaos would beat everyone else on playerbase contests like this. The nids players were the group of protesters in a city. The SM players are the rest of the city who sat back quietly because they had nothing to protest.

 #26 - Posted by: Grand_Master_Bean (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 11:17

it would depend entirely on whether you put chaos space marines or chaos daemons up there

 #27 - Posted by: DarkReeper93 (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 12:55

I am Tau player but now i must say: 'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids'Nids

 #28 - Posted by: DarkReeper93 (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 12:55

and sorry for the double post and my previous post, i cant help it :D

 #29 - i must ask - Posted by: Big_Bad_Warboss (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 13:40

i dont understand y ppl always like sm? idk how nids didnt win this.....and y orks and eldar dont hav higher votes....come on there both awsome!

 #30 - Posted by: TDATL (Member) on 08-26-2008 at 15:08

The likeing of the SM isn't that hard. They are the primary "good" guys at first glance. The fluff centers on them. They are humans. They are powerfull. This makes for a very easy to like and appreciate group. Nids didn't win this because they don't have enough players compaired to the SM players. People tend to pick a "side" and stick with it more often than not and even if they branch out they still maintain ties to their original pick. Its like that in almost everything. games, movies, hobbys, everything. Since SM are the advertising race of 40k it should be rather obvious that they are going to get the most starter players and thus the most fans overall. Eldar and Orks most likely stay low because they are rather flat and normal for their role. By that I mean Orks are orcs and Eldar are elves. They stick very tightly to their "fantasy in space" theme and don't move much from what you would expect from their fantasy counter-parts. Space Marines and the Imperium of Man are not the cookie cutter "good guys" that are around in most storys. They are the "less bad guys" and thus the "good guys" by default rather than merit. The Chaos Marines are also not the standard bad guys either. Many of them are the monsters the Imperium made them or victums of misunderstandings rather than misdeeds (at least to start with.) This gives both the IoM and Chaos Marine forces a bit more spice that the other races lack. You can play either side as the "good" or "bad" side. Nothing wrong with eldar or orks. thats just my take on them. awesome in their own right but exactly like they are awesome in every other place that has eldar and orks.

 #31 - Posted by: Hrtbrk1 (Member) on 08-27-2008 at 11:34

ah TDATL, how we all missed your multiple paragraphed comments... I voted "None of the above" since I believe that if we are going to vote for a favorite race for DOW 2 than we need more infomation like differences in playstyle, what each unique units each race has (unless this hasnt been changed and there all the same as from DOW 1) and how each race "feels" to play as.

 #32 - Posted by: TDATL (Member) on 08-27-2008 at 11:46

I live to serve :p

 #33 - ORKS FTW! - Posted by: alien3 (Member) on 08-27-2008 at 12:19

What! Nobody picked Orks:confused:? Tyranids are geat and all, and the Space Marines are pretty cool too, but c'mon! Even Eldar got more votes than Orks!?!

 #34 - Posted by: Deutsch_Guard (Member) on 08-27-2008 at 14:39

Maybe that means they should have dumped Orks for a bit, rather than the other races. I for one, would have liked Guard or Chaos, and if that's too human, then Tau could've stayed. Their armour would probably suit the new engine pretty well, more so than the over-shiny Orks I saw

 #35 - Posted by: Big_Bad_Warboss (Member) on 08-27-2008 at 21:58

orks r awsome...there big, there bad, and there mean!!! there r the ideal race 4 power and deception...sure nids are destructive and chaos would rule the galaxy in darkness...but thats where they differ from orks...all orks desire 1 thing and that is 2 fight!...they fight for themselves and only themselves sure they arent the smartest or the most advanced but they have pure brute strength...they r a race of over muscler mutants who desire nothin more then 2 kill every living thing in their path...they dont just want 2 fight...they want every1 and everything else dead just 2 prove they r the strongest (even 2 the point of killing eachother)...orks will b the 1s who will eventually push the other races 2 the brink of extinction...muhahahah yea they r total badasses

 #36 - Posted by: Hrtbrk1 (Member) on 08-28-2008 at 02:07

@ Big Bad Warboss "orks will b the 1s who will eventually push the other races 2 the brink of extinction...muhahahah yea they r total badasses" Hm...I think theres already a file front forum that discusses which 40k race still stands at the end of it all. Persoannly I think Tyrnaids, Necrons and Orks should all just duke it out and see which one comes out on top. Probally take another milleuim to decide that though....

 #37 - Posted by: Taylorkiller (Member) on 08-28-2008 at 12:05

man whats orks doing last?! orks are waaaaaay better that eldar and i would even go as far as saying tyranids! but please, even none of the above got more that the greenskins....

 #38 - Posted by: Deutsch_Guard (Member) on 08-28-2008 at 12:18

#35, we all know that already, although I wouldn't agree - most of the races have an argument for total domination As great as you think Orks are, clearly more people prefer the other races. We're not saying the Orks suck or anything, it's just they're not everyone's first choice

 #39 - Tyrainds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Posted by: raytenana9 (Member) on 08-29-2008 at 00:24

I went tyranids TYRANIDS FOR LIFE:rock::rock::rock:

 #40 - good point! - Posted by: Big_Bad_Warboss (Member) on 08-29-2008 at 13:30

yea ur rite guard...its just sad that so many ppl always go 4 sm

 #41 - Posted by: Deutsch_Guard (Member) on 08-29-2008 at 14:03

Well, that's their problem, but then it's like I hate Marines either :p

 #42 - Double post - mistake - Posted by: Deutsch_Guard (Member) on 08-29-2008 at 14:03

I mean NOT like

 #43 - Posted by: Grand_Master_Bean (Member) on 08-30-2008 at 07:34

SM are GWs love toy of course they will ALWAYS be first in one campaign i was involved in, space marines won the most, lost the most and had the most victory points in the campaign....

 #44 - Posted by: Alpha001 (Member) on 08-31-2008 at 04:46

elda all the way becasue they look so darn sexy ;D if chaos arent in dow2 straight away i bet its going to end up in a mass exp pack as a way to make them more money been as nearly everyone would want it

 #45 - Posted by: Deutsch_Guard (Member) on 08-31-2008 at 12:48

Well obviously, but they could have 5 or 6 races and there would still be opportunity for expansions :(

 #46 - Posted by: panzerputney (Member) on 09-01-2008 at 03:56

where the hell are the Imperial guards man???????? hphlelly there will be expansion.:rolleyes:

 #47 - Posted by: Crunchjaw (Member) on 09-01-2008 at 10:07

Well if theres Orks THERE HAS TO BE Imperial Guard.And if theres Space Marines there has to be Chaos.

 #48 - Posted by: raytenana9 (Member) on 09-01-2008 at 12:15

dawn of war 2 anit and expansion

 #49 - Posted by: Deutsch_Guard (Member) on 09-01-2008 at 14:21

I bet Guard will appear in the Campaign, like in the first DoW

 #50 - Posted by: Taylorkiller (Member) on 09-02-2008 at 09:10

in this poll you might as well just replace none of the above with chaos, because thats basicly whats bumping it up the poll.

 #51 - Posted by: compadict12 (Member) on 09-03-2008 at 09:02


 #52 - Posted by: Hrtbrk1 (Member) on 09-04-2008 at 04:39

@51 No offense, but what rock have you been living under for the past month? lol

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