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Eq1, Daoc, Vanguard
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.
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.
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.
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.
best: LoTRO, EVE, TSW
worst: WoW, GW2... nothing else comes to mind as particularly bad.
"Id 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,STOFavourites: AO,SWG,EVE,TR,LoTRO,TSW,EQ2, FirefallCurrently Playing: EQ2, BDO
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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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.
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.
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)
Hedonismbot: Your latest performance was as delectable as dipping my bottom over and over into a bath of the silkiest oils and creams.
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.
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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In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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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: NonePlayed: WoW, CoX, SWG, LotRO, EVE, AoC, VG, CO, Ryzom, DF, WARTried: Lineage2, Dofus, EQ2, CoS, FE, UO, Wurm, WakfuFuture: The Repopulation, ArcheAge, Black Desert, EQN
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.
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.
Top 3 best:
1. LoTRO (RP servers)
2. EVE Online
Top 3 Worst:
1. Lineage 2
All seem to have more down to earth, helpful and knowledgable community.
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.