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You top 3 best and worst mmorpg communities (TODAY)

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  • ZippyZippy NY, NYPosts: 1,412Member

    Best:

     

    Eq1, Daoc, Vanguard

     

    Worst:

     

    AoC:  Hands down the most juvenile onbnoxious self centered kiddie community of any MMO.  But the game was designed and targetted towards kiddie with an emphasis on juvenile themse with blood, gore, profanity and nudity with a simplified follwo the arrow target audience and shallow thoughtless gameplay.

    2 and 3 Fill in any modern MMO with a PvP focus.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Zippy

    2 and 3 Fill in any modern MMO with a PvP focus.

    You can save space and just go 1-3.

    Most communities are at their worst on their own PvP forums, to my obsevation.  But don't know if  that's due to a general acceptance of trash talk from players and careless moderation from companies...  Or a hasty generalization about the broader PvP audience.  Not comfortable with how broad the brush must paint, either way.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • PostcardsPostcards Springfield, VAPosts: 105Member

    I think communies today are all garbage. The one good thing about faction based MMOs is you split the assholes into their factions, while in a no faction game like TERA, you combine them all into one group.

  • Grey950Grey950 New City, NYPosts: 57Member

    I've had pretty varied experiences, plus my main games have been FF online titles for the past few years.  That said...

     

    BEST: GW2, FFXIV (at times)

    WORST: FFXI, Aion

     

    Feel pretty neutral about all the others I've been in.

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  • RionRequielRionRequiel Bristol, TNPosts: 1Member
    *Deleted for necropost.. Accidental of course*
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Best - coh, daoc, planetside
    Worst - EQ, wow, can't really think of another as bad
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Tsw - no gold sellers thing

    2 reasons
    1 its not that gold heavy a game
    2 its impossible to bot in it
  • ariestearieste toronto, ONPosts: 3,308Member Common

    best:  LoTRO, EVE, TSW

    worst: WoW, GW2... nothing else comes to mind as particularly bad.

    "I’d rather work on something with great potential than on fulfilling a promise of mediocrity."

    - Raph Koster

    Tried: AO,EQ,EQ2,DAoC,SWG,AA,SB,HZ,CoX,PS,GA,TR,IV,GnH,EVE, PP,DnL,WAR,MxO,SWG,FE,VG,AoC,DDO,LoTRO,Rift,TOR,Aion,Tera,TSW,GW2,DCUO,CO,STO
    Favourites: AO,SWG,EVE,TR,LoTRO,TSW,EQ2
    Currently Playing: EQ2, Firefall

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon

    Best:

    1)  FFXIV

    2)  Lotro

    3)  WoW

     

    Worst:

    1)  GW2

    2)  TSW

    3)  Darkfall

  • Lazarus71Lazarus71 Celina, OHPosts: 1,025Member Uncommon

    Best: All the MMOs I have ever played in.

    Worst: All the MMOs I have ever played in.

    I say this because the communities of all the games I have played have had good and bad parts of the communties. I just choose to interact with the good ones.

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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by darwa

    Best.

    EQ. It's still running and being updated, therefore it is 'of today's time'.

    Agreed, a legitmate candidate for Worst:.  The award goes to: EQ1.  DAoC.  SWG.  Honorable mentions: EvE, WoW.

    (Note: Worst communities defined as "persistently hounded their own dev staffs for the most years".)  These are the games with at least One Bad Expansion that became a never-ending supply of message board drama.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Worst without a doubt is L2, biggest bunch of cheaters i've ever seen.

    WoW is kind of a double edged sword, it has the best community *IMO* but because of its size it is easy to get blindsided by its heathens.

    Figure i'll mention GW2.. can't really tell it has much of a community yet.

  • bobbymobobbymo evansville, INPosts: 48Member

    I’m surprised by the number of people that copy/paste WoW into the worst. With that many people playing a game you are going to have a lot of trolls, and unfortunately they can be the most vocal at times. I assure you there are several nice communities in various servers and guilds across the game. As far as having the fewest, in some cases no trolls at all, you have to look for games with a very small community. Typically in a small game community the “bad” players don’t fit in and leave. I can’t say for sure from my experience which games had the “worst” communities, but the better ones have been:

    Rubies of Eventide(now closed)

    Ryzom

    DAOC

    EQ2

  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILPosts: 694Member Uncommon
    How many games do you people play at once???  The OP wants you to list a total of SIX games of today.   Who, but the most stay-at-home in their mother's basement could possibly have time to play 6 games?

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  • Lazarus71Lazarus71 Celina, OHPosts: 1,025Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Skooma2
    How many games do you people play at once???  The OP wants you to list a total of SIX games of today.   Who, but the most stay-at-home in their mother's basement could possibly have time to play 6 games?

    No where was it stated they had to be games you were currently playing.

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  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member
    thanks "User Deleted" but we don't believe you.
  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member

    the best community: Guild Wars 1 (GW2 is pretty good with an occasional douchebag in map chat)

    the worst community: WOW, EVE (you can't trust anyone in EVE due to the nature of the game)

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    Strangely enough I consider EVE Onlines to be one of the best. You clearly know who your friend and enemies are and common adversity makes for strange bedfellows.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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    Still currently "subscribed" to EVE, and only EVE!!!
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  • NizurNizur Austin, TXPosts: 1,417Member

    Disclaimer: Some of these games I played a few years ago, so their communities may have changed since then.

    Best: LotRO, Ryzom, VG

    Worst: AoC, WAR, can't think of any more as bad as those two

    Current: None
    Played: WoW, CoX, SWG, LotRO, EVE, AoC, VG, CO, Ryzom, DF, WAR
    Tried: Lineage2, Dofus, EQ2, CoS, FE, UO, Wurm, Wakfu
    Future: The Repopulation, ArcheAge, Black Desert, EQN

  • NizurNizur Austin, TXPosts: 1,417Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Strangely enough I consider EVE Onlines to be one of the best. You clearly know who your friend and enemies are and common adversity makes for strange bedfellows.

    I wouldn't say it's one of the best, but I wouldn't call it the worst either like others have. I've met some of the friendliest, most helpful players on EVE, but I've also come across some of the biggest asshats of any MMO I've played.

    Darkfall is the same imo.

    Current: None
    Played: WoW, CoX, SWG, LotRO, EVE, AoC, VG, CO, Ryzom, DF, WAR
    Tried: Lineage2, Dofus, EQ2, CoS, FE, UO, Wurm, Wakfu
    Future: The Repopulation, ArcheAge, Black Desert, EQN

  • UNH0LYEV1LUNH0LYEV1L Summerville, SCPosts: 412Member Uncommon

    Aion, by far hands down the worst comunity I've ever seen.  People would have alts on the opposite faction and when nothing is going on stalk other geared/skilled players waiting for something that they could report to try to get them banned to eliminate competition.  AND no I'm not making this shit up.  Aion was that rediculous.

    EVE can be somewhat bad, but that is mostly because its how you have to play the game.  EVE wouldn't be EVE without people taking liberties with the ruleset in my opinion.


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  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member

    Top 3 best:

    1. LoTRO (RP servers)

    2. EVE Online

    3. Vanguard

     

    Top 3 Worst:

    1. Lineage 2

    2. WoW

    3. Darkfall

     

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon

    Best:

    • Asheron's Call 1
    • Guild Wars 1
    • LOTRO

    All seem to have more down to earth, helpful and knowledgable community.

    Worst:

    • WoW - Obvious reasons, mostly, but not always, immature
    • TSW - I can't join your group because one of my pieces of gear is QL 9 instead of QL10?
    • Guild Wars 2 - Yes, I dared. GW2 is my MMO of the last 3 years, I love it. But, the chat is an embarassment. So many people with a lot to say about the game that don't really know anything about it (especially the fanbois) and try to force those nonfactual views on others. Also, someone ressing you is not a sign of a nice player, they get experience for it.. complete their own goals with your help and it counts towards achievements. It's a mish mash of every MMO community and there are constant arguements everywhere, ingame and out. Hopefully, time will improve it.

     

  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,476Member Uncommon
    Oh my turn!

    The best:

    1. Guild Wars-helpful, calm and most importantly, they do not Expect anything from you except to be yourself(idk bout GW 2-haven't tried it yet, but I am certain that it's going to be at least good)
    2. LoTRO-you know the drill. It is the only good thing bout the game except IP itself(add one and one and get awesome RP possibilities)
    3. Warhammer Online-it was awesome finding Like minded people and doing whatever in it.
    Honourable mention: The Gentlemen's Club in LoL/HoN-it REALLY brings out another side of LoL/HoN out. Cheers mates!

    The worst:
    1. League Of Legends-Too Bad there is no /ic function there(ignore chat). I literally get tired of people there(nationalism, racism, foul Language, self entitled behaviour...) and want to literally kill them. There is NO worse Community than this one. Period.
    2. WoW-you have got to this in this way, you have got to that in that way, otherwise teh trolling and flaming begins. Also racism and foul Language and, of course, spoiled brat behaviour. VERY exasperating.
    3. Warhammer Online-general population is Like RvR or bust, nevermind interesting storylines, awesome art and IP itself. RvR, RvR and MOAR RvR!!!-Fancy you if you will. Exasperating.
  • IndolIndol O''Fallon, MOPosts: 189Member

    I haven't played an MMO since the UO, EQ, AC, DAoC days that has had what i would consider to be a single overarching community. The Secret World comes close but still doesn't quite have that tight-knit feeling, to me at least.

     

    Back in the original mmo days it was a completely different ballgame.

     

    Think of it as small towns versus huge cities (mordern mmo's). Small towns have a single community more-or-less and cities have lots of disparate communities (aka guilds in mmo's) but no cohesive whole. The older mmo's had guilds too of course but they also had a general yet involved community at large as well.

     

    This kind of goes back to Game vs Virtual World territory in some ways but that's a whole other debate. image

     

     

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