I finally completed the long, laborious task of writing some programs to collect usage statistics by parsing Shoddy battle logs. I've posted a whole bunch of usage statistics in a thread over in Stark. Here's a link to the thread. I won't restate the content of that thread here. I'm making this thread for any internal discussion or commentary on usage stats and how we might use these for future tiering decisions. Please go easy with any suggestions for additional stat gathering. I'm kinda sick of the code right now. I really grinded on it over the past several days, so I'm not looking forward to adding a bunch of cool new things ATM. I will be working with chaos to help him get the stats up on the website. Although it was a pain to program, I'm really excited about looking through the stats. I didn't write the program because I HAD to; I did it because I am a stat-junkie. I love this stuff! If any of you are similarly-minded, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I think this can tell us things about the metagame that we have always suspected, but couldn't prove. Happy stat hunting!