Tier list of most played civs compared to tier list of best civs, I think this is an interesting comparison because it’s so very different
Some things I was able to take away from the comparison is that British, usa, Spanish and Dutch are all very played, this is probably because they are all both easy and strong at the same time.
Another thing I noticed is that Russians and ottomans are very high, and Aztecs are not as bad as I would have expected, this is probably because people find fast paced civs more fun.
Haud, port, Sweden, and Lakota are not very played, this is hard to determine why because these civs aren’t similar to each other.
One more interesting thing I noticed is that civs with strong but not versatile play styles ended up in either b or c tier play rate wise,
This is probably because people like to have some form of versatility in build orders, while French, Germans, Japanese, and Inca are all strong, they have to do the same things every time, French and Germans will almost always semi ff into skirm goon or skirm war wagon, japan will always shrine boom into ashi spam, Inca will always try to play age 2 with pikes, bows, and chimus.
The poll is still early in so the tier list of most played civs is probably going to change slightly but for the most part I think it will stay somewhat similar to what it is now.