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FTP-Bred Community?

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  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vigg
    Every time I log in to PoE, I'm taken aback by the immaturity and sheer number of insults thrown around in general chat.  Want to make a trade?  Good luck.  Need some advice?  Even worse.  This is my first FTP game.  Is this what the community is like in most FTP games?  Ugh...

    Very strange - i've had the complete opposite experience.  People have been helpful to me and to one another.  Even when one of the top guys in Hardcore died tonight (level 88 -  ranked 19th on the ladder), people congratulated him on the effort and said a 'RIP' for his character.

    Although I tend to play after 10:00pm PST, when most of the kiddies are in bed.  I found the community to be pretty helpful and somewhat sincere.

    Edit: I will agree that Tera's newbie zone had, by far, the most annoying, angst-ridden, ready to lash out at anyone for anything, type of atmosphere.  Its like all the nerdy, rage filled teenage kids across America were put in the same game, in the same zone, at the same time.  Never have I witness such hate-spewed language stemming from a simple debate about the number of CPU cores making a game run better.

    Barrens chat on my server (Balnazzar - US) was never really that bad - more lulz then anything else.

    The biggest blind fanboism I have ever witness were SWTOR players.  Some of these people would simply NOT accept any criticism of the game during those first few months, despite it being obvious and effecting everybody.  When I stated in general chat one day that my Bounty Hunter's healing felt 'clunky', I was told to 'STFU - use F1-F5, and stop being bad'.  LOL

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,641Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vigg
    Every time I log in to PoE, I'm taken aback by the immaturity and sheer number of insults thrown around in general chat.  Want to make a trade?  Good luck.  Need some advice?  Even worse.  This is my first FTP game.  Is this what the community is like in most FTP games?  Ugh...

     

    I think it's a combination of 'F2P' and shiney new game.... you get the worst of the worst.

    Something like LotR dosen't suffer from a bad community because it's an old settled game and isn't on the radar of most, especially the super transient ADHDs. Plus it set a pretty decent culture from when it was P2P. If it had launched today, looking shiney beautiful and was 'F2P', it would be every bit as bad as PoE is.

    Every new hyped F2P I have played has had a nasty wannabe 4Chan troll community, and throw PvP on top of that and it usually becomes toxic.

    Sure, there *are* asshats that play sub games, plenty in fact, but nothing like you see in a trendy new title that happens to have free access.

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by Vesavius
    Originally posted by Vigg
    Every time I log in to PoE, I'm taken aback by the immaturity and sheer number of insults thrown around in general chat.  Want to make a trade?  Good luck.  Need some advice?  Even worse.  This is my first FTP game.  Is this what the community is like in most FTP games?  Ugh...

     

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    Nope, F2P communities just like B2P and P2P communities have their bad apples, ours are just more numerous in themepark MMOs because there's no barrier to entry though the harsher the game gets the less douches you see floating around so as stated before: Play PoE on difficulties harder than Normal and play F2P MMOs which aren't easy skinner boxes (IE push a button get a reward) and you should avoid most of the crap and immaturity.

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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,641Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dihoru

    Scratch out the 2nd or 3rd element of that equation and you rarely get the same result. This equation btw is valid in all games, just that in F2P people have "less to lose" if they're total fuckwads.

     

    Except that step one should be called 'Constructed Identity', and the 4th should be 'True Self'.

    A douche is a douche, he might just hide it in his day to day real life.

  • sanshi44sanshi44 BrisbanePosts: 1,088Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vigg
    Every time I log in to PoE, I'm taken aback by the immaturity and sheer number of insults thrown around in general chat.  Want to make a trade?  Good luck.  Need some advice?  Even worse.  This is my first FTP game.  Is this what the community is like in most FTP games?  Ugh...

    Dunno bout you but im on the singapore server for PoE and the community is realy helpful and havant realy seen any horrible behavor. This is also in the hardcore difficulty i beleive they have different global than normal difficulty.

  • zimikezimike Dayton, TXPosts: 129Member Uncommon

    I've been beta testing PoE for more then a year and haven't had the same experience your talking about. Sure, maybe a couple times someone attempted to troll me, but I generally just laugh it off.

    I've been in mmo communities for all types of games going back more then a decade and have see good and bad people in them all. If you do find trolls, don't feed them!

    In my opinion, PoE has a very good and helpful community.

  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuPosts: 1,187Member Common

    Every online game should have atleast one P2P server that required CC & age verification.

    I'm not kidding.

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