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You top 3 best and worst mmorpg communities (TODAY)



  • BookahBookah Bar Harbor, MEPosts: 259Member Uncommon

    Best: Secrate World, Rift and WOW

    Worst ever : Aion!

    GW2 is shaping up to have a realy awesome communitie, although i wish the forums would open.


    PVP games tend to foster terrbile communities.

  • DrilDril LondonPosts: 107Member


    -GW2: empty chat channels, no real sense of anything going on at all, not even any guild recruitment really. GW2 fanbois in every thread screaming about the game and trashing others, and generally just a shit community. Most people don't even bother rezzing in events, even though it's pitifully easy.

    -SOME aspects of LOTRO:  this is really an odd choice, I know, but there seemed to be a lot of holier-than-thou but really ignorant asshats that I encountered who wanted to seem knowledgable and just looked like idiots. However, there are a lot of gems there as well.

    -AoC. It's toned down a lot, but it used to be dreadful.


    -Mortal Online: I met a lot of really helpful people there. Shame the game wasn't really up to scratch.

    -Allods beta, pre cash shop: it was like classic WoW (knowing the guilds, people etc who were pretty beeft), but a lot better and nicer.

    -Fallen Earth pre-CS: generally nice people, good PvP.

    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.

    Eagerly awaiting: World of Darkness, ArcheAge.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 4,037Member Uncommon

        I know the OP didnt want older MMOs but I agree with others here that they are stil lbeing played so they coun just as much...That being said the best 3 I see today are:

    1. Ryzom...Friendly, helpful and make you feel wanted

    2. EQ...Even though the game has aged the community is still pretty friendly here

    3. Atlantica Online....SOlid community where you can actually still sell your stuff

    The worst:

    1. WoW...Not even close...Horrible community

    2. Runescape....Another one full of alot of immature jerks

    3. Path of Exile...Something about these Diablo ripoffs that bring out the worst in its player base....Game hasn't even been released yet and already one of the worst.

  • kol56kol56 gbfbfg, KYPosts: 124Member

    Best: EvE, UO, FFXIV

    Worst: GW2, WOW, SWTOR.

    "Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge."

    "The idea behind the tuxedo is the woman's point of view that men are all the same; so we might as well dress them that way. That's why a wedding is like the joining together of a beautiful, glowing bride and some guy"

  • tupodawg999tupodawg999 LondonPosts: 724Member Uncommon
    sullon zek was easily the worst - and if you're as warped as me - the best as well but in a totally sick way
  • tupodawg999tupodawg999 LondonPosts: 724Member Uncommon

    "In over 10 years on playing MMOs, Guild Wars 2 has by FAR the most amazing community I've ever had the privilage of being a part of."


    I wouldn't be at all surprised if getting rid of a lot of the "the other players are the enemy" features e.g. having separate resource nodes, not having players competing to kill the same mobs for a quest etc, makes a huge difference. If you want a social game then other players should never be the enemy unless they're supposed to be.

  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member

    In no particular order:

    Best: Ultima Online, Final Fantasy XI, EVE Online.

    Worst: World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 1 (haven't played 2 yet), EVE Online.


  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,539Member Uncommon
    It is peculiar how GW 2 has Split Community here...

    Guild Wars 1 Community is one of the best. Such is price of popularity I guess...
  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member
    Originally posted by Gorwe
    It is peculiar how GW 2 has Split Community here...

    Guild Wars 1 Community is one of the best. Such is price of popularity I guess...

    From my experience with GW1, the community was full of immature players. When I started my first character and asked for a person to party up to get the res signet (Prophecies campaign), someone joined but as soon as we left town left the party. Lot's of immature chat going on too. 

  • MagiknightMagiknight McKinleyville, CAPosts: 782Member Common

    Best:  FFXI, Everquest, .....can't think of another good community

    Worst:  WoW, FFXIV, anything else I have played since WoW


    MMOs can only have communities if they are challenging and force people to work togather to accomplish something that they could not do on their own.  I don't know of a single MMO that still does that.

  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,336Member Uncommon

    Best: EQ, Vanguard

    Worst: WoW, Vindictus, and any other game that allows you to solo

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 3,019Member Uncommon

    BEST Communities: LOTRO and GW2


    Worst Communities: WOW, EVE, any full loot pvp MMO and any P2W MMO


    Games like SWTOR and AoC kind of fit in the middle.  With SWTOR leaning to the worst side and AoC to the better side.  STO seemed to have a decent community when I tried it in F2P.

  • KatlaOdindottirKatlaOdindottir essexPosts: 144Member

    Best - EVE, LOTRO


    Worst - GW2, SWTOR


    Awaiting Darkfall Unholy Wars

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,021Member Uncommon

    Wost comunity

    (1) SWTOR

    (2) Lotro

    (3) Eve


    (1) EQ2

    (2) TSw

    (3) SWG


  • defector1968defector1968 Nar ShaddaaPosts: 389Member Uncommon


    1. SWG

    2. Global Agenda

    3. SWTOR



    1. NFSW

    2. NFSW

    3. DCUO

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member Common
    1 coh
    2 daoc
    3 planetside

    1 EQ
    2 wow
    3 Aoc
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member Common
    Oh I think gw2 is pretty good for a modern mmo. But it really really depends what server you are on, I wouldn't like to be on that server where all the 4chan people went
  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,553Member Uncommon

    I have no best and worst. I tend to socialise both in guild and randomly with whoever I meet in games. Most of the time I also keep an eye on general chat channels , especially during crafting etc. I meet both great ppl and asses in every MMO. And I see annoying behaviour but also always very helpfull ppl. Regardless of popularity, payment model and how old the MMO is. 

    A difference that I do notice is that when there is a lot of trolling in general chat, the help usually turns to private msges. I can tell from when I have questions about things. But this is all from personal experience of course.

    It might make a difference that I don't really expect much when there is so many people. You always get some annoying behaviour when many ppl are around imo, It only takes a few ppl to make it noticable. MMO's are not different in this.

  • T4NKofF34RT4NKofF34R Summerville, SCPosts: 7Member



    I'm looking for one because I've been in only one or two communities for the past couple of years.




    Anything by GameDP

    "What's up with this? I try to be a nice guy, all I ask for in return's help. When my plans work and ur crying, I'll be laffin!"

  • doragon86doragon86 Boston, MAPosts: 589Member Uncommon


    • GW1
    • GW2
    • LOTRO
    • WoW
    • SWTOR
    • TERA

    "For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
    And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed:
    And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
    And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"
    ~Lord George Gordon Byron

  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaacePosts: 2,507Member Uncommon

    Based on my experience with other players on my server...

    The above average: EQ2(2005-2008), Vanguard, Planetside

    Far below average: Mortal Online and EvE


    Aion, Rift, SWTOR, and other have been typically average and because there isn't really much (features) that is community drivien it can't exceed that flat threshold. If there were such things it might mean it would be above or below average based on what the players do with it. MO and EvE, players are cutthroat RPG-PvPers and so they abuse the community to their advantage. Where the game is more PvE centered or PvP is cooperative, the community has the potential to be better.



    Curious, why did the OP delete his/her account?

  • MukeMuke BredaPosts: 2,262Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deleted User

    It's the rebirth of this nearly 3 year old thread i never participated in:

    So, to give more spice to the topic, because i have a feeling most of you will refernce EVE or LOTRO (and WOW), what are the 3 best and worst communities you're seen in mmos?

    WARNING: Because i also know many of you will say the older mmorpgs like UO, EQ, DAOC, SWG, etc, i'm talking about the mmorpgs of today's time, being it AAA, indie, whatever, like Rift, SWTOR, FE, etc (probably the post-WOW mmos). I understand the older times might have been beter, but this is nowadays. Sorry image


    worst communites???


    #1. easily indeed WOW

    #2. EVE Online ofc, with the paranoid background checking for spies/thiefs + the horrific self-proclaimed elitist players on 1 side (the big alliances directors + CEO's) and Goons on the other side.

    no #3 for me.

    "going into arguments with idiots is a lost cause, it requires you to stoop down to their level and you can't win"

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member Common
    Arghhhh I forgot aion, that was another badun
  • FreezzoFreezzo EnschedePosts: 235Member

    I must say I always play on RP servers (if possible), so there might be some differences in experiences.

    Top 3:

    • GW2, people don't insult. However this might be because they get shinies anyway. Other than that the no insulting plus a nice guild is a good thing. If only more people wanted to hang out and not play a single-player zerg game... *sigh*
    • SWTOR, had a blast in the game and met tons of dedicated SW fans/RPers. If all I could do was hanging with the PvP/PvE only crowd I'd compare it to WoW, but as ignorance is bliss I just blocked those people out and hoped karma would be a working system...
    • RIFT, once again RP-PvE server. Met tons of fun people to hang out with and play with. Even in dungeons (when I played, which was the first 7-8 months and I'm currently subbed again).

    Bottom 2:

    • WoW, RPers are mostly nice people, but, when looking at the big picture, the rest of the people I met were of the 'kick because you don't know something' and 'don't talk, I want shinies' type. Not to forget the insults in both PvE and PvP whenever, no particular reason needed.
    • Shaiya, F2P/P2W game I played before knowing better. In short: people who paid could do whatever they wanted. Kill stealing, harrassment (in the way of stalking and killing everything in sight) and griefing are just a few of the things.
    Basically it's all about how you approach people. I myself like to socialise and chat more than killing stuff and often times I'd be killing for an hour and chatting for about double the killing time. This leads to only really getting along with like-minded people, which leads to a social environment. If there was an asshat around, I'd just swap to a chat (guild, area, party, whatever) that did have nice people and let the other person. Often this works, but if there's no people to really talk to it's kinda game over.

    "We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy
    And for MMORPGs ever so true...

  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,176Member Uncommon

    I just can't help but regard anything that mentions WoW or GW2 as either best or worst communities as nothing more than a pissing contest between WoW fans vs GW2 fans. This is because neither of those 2 games have the best or the worst communities. They have communities that is overall average and have a large diversity of players.

    Only games that truely have terrible communities are pvp server players on AoC and APB.



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