Best community?

slingblade9slingblade9 Morristown, TNMember Posts: 21

So which game has the best community in general? I'm looking for a good MMO to play after trying several after SWG went down hill way back. A good community, and a good guild is what I think really makes a game.

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  • RavikRavik Member UncommonPosts: 607

    Istaria has the best community of any MMO I've played altho its population is also smaller and more mature. 

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  • SgtFrogSgtFrog LondonMember Posts: 5,001

    LOTRO, just stay out of GLFF.

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  • choujiofkonochoujiofkono no, OHMember Posts: 852

        EQ2 is the best community I've ever played in.  People will help you out when you need it and are much more friendly than in a lot of other games.  The game is pretty good also.  The drawback is that the graphics engine is difficult to get under control. 

    For perspective I can say that AoC is the worst I have ever seen and WoW comming in second.  Eve is pretty horrid in my opinion also but they sort of count that as a feature in that game since the goal of it is to rip off other players apparently.  The entire time I played people complained endlessly about each other in several different "guilds". 

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  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILMember UncommonPosts: 696

    I would have to say that LOTRO has the best community, probably because the average LOTRO player seems to be older than the norm for AAA MMOs.  (No, I do not have statistics.  I am basing my opinion on personal experience.)

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  • JimmacJimmac TXMember UncommonPosts: 1,667

    Originally posted by choujiofkono

        EQ2 is the best community I've ever played in.  People will help you out when you need it and are much more friendly than in a lot of other games.  The game is pretty good also.  The drawback is that the graphics engine is difficult to get under control. 
    For perspective I can say that AoC is the worst I have ever seen and WoW comming in second.  Eve is pretty horrid in my opinion also but they sort of count that as a feature in that game since the goal of it is to rip off other players apparently.  The entire time I played people complained endlessly about each other in several different "guilds". 

    I agree about EQ2 having a good community, at least until end game. Then I found a majority of the raiding guilds to be a little too elitist for my tastes and also too informal. I'm sure there are good ones, but I just mean that overall it seemed like there were more rotten ones than not. 

    The EQ2 community as a whole though and the end game casual/non raiding guilds are great. 

    Also, Eve as a whole might have a ruthless community, but there are definitely some great people who play the game, and if you're lucky, you can even find a whole corp of them (like I did). So it's just a matter of finding those people I guess. 

    But yeah, Eve won't be winning any community awards anytime soon. 

    In response to OP, I think a niche game will be your best bet for finding a great community...the type of mmorpg's with a small but dedicated player base. Wurm Online, ATITD, Istaria, Ryzom, Haven and Hearth, and even Vendetta Online. All good communities, but mostly all very different otherwise. 

  • ShqipShqip Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 61

    LOTRO at the moment, back in the days FFXI was the best community I ever saw.

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  • Garvon3Garvon3 Worcester, MAMember Posts: 2,898

    Ultima Online circa 1999, EverQuest and Dark Age of Camelot from 2000-2003

    now, I wouldn't really call any community good

     

    The last good community was the one for Middle Earth Online. They were mostly made up of mature folks who enjoyed reading, roleplaying, and stuff of that nature (many older MMOs had demographics like this, but MEO had the added benefit of attracting fans of the book) 

    but when the game got changed into Lord of the Rings Online, the majority of the amazing community left, because the game transformed overnight into a simplified theme park quest grinder. 

  • DarkcrystalDarkcrystal Member UncommonPosts: 963

    fallen earth and back in the day asheron call 1.

  • HitechLolifeHitechLolife LeetvilleMember Posts: 210

    Sometimes it's the game, sometimes it's the particular server. There's not a lot of opportunities to be an omg grimdark skulls-for-a-hat type of character in lotro, so it has a natural advantage. EQ2 on the otherhand has some horrible communities -it's really dependant on the server. Same with AoC.

    I've always wanted to give WoW a fair go but never could find a server who's community didn't make me want to stab something.

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  • travdotytravdoty modesto, CAMember UncommonPosts: 274

    If you don't mind me counting how games used to be, EQ1 and SWG communities (in each game's glory days) were both the best that have ever existed in this game. There was no race to get the best gear. There was no sociopathic PKers running around killing everything. People actually played the game to enjoy the game and enjoy playing with other people. People would help others just for fun expecting nothing in return. Nowadays, people always accept payment for every little thing it seems.

    /end nostalgic rant

     

    As for games now, I would say stay away from WoW. Not because I'm not particularly fond of the game.... the community just won't be what you're looking for. Right now I'm playing Xsyon, a sandbox game. It's just in beta right now (you can pre-order it to get into beta, and as far as I know you can get a refund if you don't like the game BUT DO NOT QUOTE ME ON THAT BECAUSE I MAY BE WRONG). I won't explain game mechanics to you, you can look that up yourself. The community in this game, while small right now, is very tight knit and people enjoy helping eachother. 

     

    However, if playing a beta with a small number (but great community) of people isn't your cup of tea, just keep your eye on Xsyon for when it comes out as I'm sure it will be much more popular when the time comes. As far as other games go, I'm not sure how great the communities are. 

  • junzo316junzo316 Raleigh, NCMember UncommonPosts: 1,701

    Actually, I have 2...

     

    1) CoH - Some of the best people play this game.  Everyone is friendly and helpful.  A great community.

     

    2) LotRO - I have made many friends in my journies thru Middle Earth.  I always see people helping each other in chat. 

  • DemenshaDemensha GladstoneMember UncommonPosts: 76

    For me it was SWG in its first 1year of launch. Fun fun fun times

  • DismantledDismantled Chicago, ILMember UncommonPosts: 121

    EVE Online - the diversity of people playing that game means you can find any sort of people you want to fly with that appeals to you. Also that game has the best chat system ive ever seen which makes things a lot easier.

  • JetrpgJetrpg Whitehouse, OHMember UncommonPosts: 2,346

    DAOC earily in its life and for awhile. Talk about great playign experiences, it felt like i was always fightign with friends .... friends who i had just met.

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  • megaraxmegarax LindesbergMember UncommonPosts: 269

    EvE Online. Without a doubt.

  • VinterkrigVinterkrig BOSTON, MAMember UncommonPosts: 1,680

    lol at all the old gamer vets talking about what communities 'used to be good' :D

  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Anderson, InMember RarePosts: 3,169

    Originally posted by granit1024

    EvE Online. Without a doubt.

     I might agree with this if and when they would add a Pve Server along with there Item shop.

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  • DrilDril LondonMember Posts: 107

    Originally posted by Garvon3

    Ultima Online circa 1999, EverQuest and Dark Age of Camelot from 2000-2003
    now, I wouldn't really call any community good
     
    The last good community was the one for Middle Earth Online. They were mostly made up of mature folks who enjoyed reading, roleplaying, and stuff of that nature (many older MMOs had demographics like this, but MEO had the added benefit of attracting fans of the book) 
    but when the game got changed into Lord of the Rings Online, the majority of the amazing community left, because the game transformed overnight into a simplified theme park quest grinder. 

    Here's a hint: no one genuinely cares in this forum. General Discussion for all your stupid crap is a few clicks above in the index.

     

    LOTRO, although they're clueless about other MMOs; Fallen Earth might be good as well, haven't played for a while.

    RIFT was a *crushing* disappointment; a shallow, loveless, generic MMO the likes of which hasn't been seen in a P2P format since, well, forever.

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  • astoriaastoria Silver Spring, MDMember Posts: 1,681

    Fallen Earth and City of Heroes. Not sure why, but have always been the most helpful and fun.

    City of Heroes, fun player run events, everyone will help you with your builds, hell they'll power level you just for the hell of it.

    Fallen Earth even in PvP people are friendly - hell, bullets can be expensive - its the apocalypse.

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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXMember EpicPosts: 9,240

    Apart from SWG pre-nge,  Fallen Earth has the best community I've seen.  Lots of community events, help whenever you need it.  Just an overall great community. 



  • NizurNizur Austin, TXMember Posts: 1,417

    I'm going to put my vote in for Ryzom, but the community is small. The best community in a larger MMO I've tried is LotRO. I haven't played in over a year though, so I'm not sure how going F2P has changed things.

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  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAMember UncommonPosts: 6,035

    Originally posted by maskedweasel

    Apart from SWG pre-nge,  Fallen Earth has the best community I've seen.  Lots of community events, help whenever you need it.  Just an overall great community. 

    This is true, SWG was the best there ever was, and FE's is pretty decent.

    I have to vouch for Wurm though, it's very tight knit, regardless of which PvP-ruleset server you are on. Oh, and Ryzom. There is an unspoken rule that the less people "in the majority" play, the less idiots/jagoffs you will find.

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