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What MMO has the best and worst community?



  • EdgesEdges Kitchener, ONPosts: 3Member
    I tend to find that most communities are fairly similar to be honest. You'll always have your trolls, you'll always have your game experts and you'll always have haters. I find the more competitive games tend to have more aggressive people on them (shocking, I know) and so I can see why forums like LoL can be seen as some of the worst. 
  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Maplewood, NJPosts: 1,101Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rthuth434
    of the current mmo's out TERA is probably the worst or tied for the worst.

    I don't see how it is the worst.  Maybe it is the server I am on or I am on during times when the good members of the community are playing, but I don't see how it is worse than a MOBA's community (or are you talking about how people seem to want to sexualize Ellins?)

    Since when is Tuesday a direction?

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member

    Best I'd have to also go with GW2. 


    Worst... hard to say. I've found good groups in the games I've played and tended to not pay attention to the worst there may have been.

    Oderint, dum metuant.

  • IkifalesIkifales tucson, AZPosts: 287Member Uncommon
    In my opinion SWG was the best by far. LoTRO second.

    APB and AoC PvP for worst.

    SWTOR, WoW and most other AAA MMOs have some good and some bad, but are not even close to worst or best. They are pretty much average.
  • maccarthur2004maccarthur2004 SPosts: 510Member Uncommon

    Factors that make a mmo community average behavior be better or worse:


    1- Community size => The larger the community, the worse.

    2- Solo-Friendliness => The more solo-friendly, the worse.

    3- OW pvp system => The less free the pvp, the worse.

    4- Player strenght or status => The more strong or top positioned is the player, the worse his behavior.

    5- Business model => The less expensive is to play, the worse.


    The mmo i played with the best community was L2, the worst was WoW.







    "What we are aiming in ArcheAge is to let the players feel the true fun of MMORPG by forming a community like real life by interacting with other players, whether it be conflict or cooperation." (Jake Song)

  • MajiinXMajiinX new hyde park, NYPosts: 89Member
    I must say to my dismay I started playing WoW again and have been having an excellent experience. People are surprisingly helpful and friendly. I've been running allot of random dungeons and have had some great interactions. Granted I'm still only 82 and I'm sure things can change but so far its been good.
  • RudyRaccoonRudyRaccoon SwadlincotePosts: 473Member

    Worst: WoW and LoL, both games have a horrible playerbase.


    Best: There sadly isn't one, not one I've ever played or seen.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member

    As of right now this very second?




    Why? Because it's looking like every random thought becomes a new thread there. "Reserve name?"; "Bow/arrow physics?", "Trees and flowers??" They are making the GW2 fanbois look like casuals...

  • dwarfusdwarfus Arlington, VAPosts: 93Member Uncommon

    Best: Tough to say....Rift?

    Worst: WOW and SWTOR are bad, but Age of Wushu takes the cake.

  • khartokhar3khartokhar3 HannoverPosts: 486Member

    i wouldnt choose any community as worst. have played alot of mmos and the communities were all the same. well games with an open world pvp had more aggressive communities but thats kinda understandable since pvp always make ppl to rage..

  • cheeseheadscheeseheads beloit, WIPosts: 62Member Uncommon

    best LOTRO

    worst  POE

  • dwarfusdwarfus Arlington, VAPosts: 93Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by cheeseheads

    best LOTRO

    worst  POE

    wow, that's interesting. I can't believe POE would be worst on what's essentially a solo pve action rpg grinder. why would anyone rage in there?

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 9,574Member Rare

    If the size of the community is not the same it makes a huge difference.

    For example, a niche game can have a community that is in the 100s of active players, can't really compare that to a very large playerbase.

    Also this is highly subjective, one can even argue what constitutes a game community.

  • ForumPvPForumPvP KingstownPosts: 871Member

    worst title goes to:

    in-game ,global chat etc.. Tera 5 points,WoW 4 points ,LoL 3 points

    outside game,forums etc : GW2 20  points,nothing comes even close

    overall : WoW  is still is the dirge king.


    best: theres no  best.

    Let's internet

  • Einherjar_LCEinherjar_LC MelfiPosts: 1,055Member Uncommon

    Best: Asheron's Call, Anarchy Online


    Worst: WoW

    Einherjar_LC says: WTB the true successor to UO or Asheron's Call pst!

  • WaterlilyWaterlily parisPosts: 2,986Member Uncommon

    Best: Vanguard, EQ2, FFXI, FFXIV

    Worst: GW2, Tera, LoL, Vindictus

  • Slappy1Slappy1 columbus, OHPosts: 458Member

    My experience's,

    Best = Lotro and UO

    Worst = WoW and Tera

    Some day I'm going to put a sword through your eye and out the back of your skull!

    Arya Stark

  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,225Member Uncommon
    A Tale of Two Cities?
  • OFxLedzeplinOFxLedzeplin Costa Mesa, CAPosts: 7Member

    Kings Isle Entertainment has a great community.

    Wizards (WIzard 101) or Pirates (Pirate 101) all tend to be quite helpful, both in game, and on their various forum/fansites.

    They argue, they debate, but when it comes down to it, they stick together...


    I had to laugh at a user that said Worst: any kid friendly game  Best: any not kid friendly game


    50 years old, been playing online computer games for over 20 years (before the internet). Adults create the worst communities overall, they are all set in their ways, and seldom get along.  They let politics, religiion, and other influences twist their minds.  I left the bigger known MMOs for a kid friendly mmo BECAUSE of whiney, stubborn, idiotic adult gamers who dont have a clue.



  • RoguewizRoguewiz The Lone Star StatePosts: 627Member Uncommon

    The bigger the game, the worse the community is, IMO.  Not because the game itself is bad or the people it attracts is bad, but the liklihood of meeting that "jerk" increases tenfold.  WoW, right now, is the worst.  I blame it on the cross server random dungeons/raids.  With any game, you're bound to encounter the "jerk" that acts like one since you're an anoymous collection of pixels on a screen.  In most cases, the fact that you might be ostrasized on the server will tone people down.  This isn't the case with cross server stuff.  You're unlikely to group with the same people again, so you can act the way you want.


    Best:  LOL, EQ and EQ2, DDO (Don't laugh about LOL.  Sure, I encounter the jerk, but for the most part out of the 9 people I random into, 6 of them are decent individuals). The EQs are by far the best, even with the F2P aspect.

    Worst:  SWTOR, WOW

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  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,175Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Roguewiz

    The bigger the game, the worse the community is, IMO.  Not because the game itself is bad or the people it attracts is bad, but the liklihood of meeting that "jerk" increases tenfold.  

     Not true. Many games that have small population that have bad communities (such as APB, MO) show correlation against this trend.

    It seems there are more correlation between more hardcore pvp focused game that concern less with teamwork but more with competition and greed tend to have less ideal community.

    If the said games actually allow for players to identify with thugs/criminal factions the community seems to be even worse.

  • JupstoJupsto englandPosts: 2,087Member

    best: pokemmo / guild wars 1

    worst: darkfall (its a love hate thing tho)


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  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MajiinX

    I've been playing MMOs for over 10 years and have seen some of the best and worst MMO communitys have to offer, I'm curious what peoples opinions and experiences are in there games.

    For worst I'm gonna have to go with Star Wars the Old Republic. Never have I seen so much negativity, eliteism and complaining. Between the forums and in the game itself there are so many nasty and arrogant players that always respond with snobby backhanded comments or outright insults to questions, anytime new features are implimented good or bad the forums are flooded with whining and complaining its really really bad and I know the game has many issues but a big issue with this game is the player base and their attitude. 

    The best community I've experienced was EQ2 the player base is generally very friendly and helpful many guilds are eager and recruit and help new players. Getting groups was always easy and there is so much group content and with the AA system many people do low level content to min/max their characters.

  nowadays is like a mirror. You get from it what you project into it. Also it's kinda ironic that people talk about this generation of mmo players wanting things handed to them, while at the same time expecting utopian-like communities to just be there ready to accept them with open arms with doves and rainbows n sh*t.. Like it's something you can stumble upon. Or get lucky finding.


    Well maybe if 90% of the players on these forums wouldn't enter these games with chips the size of oceanliners on their shoulders or their irritation meters on full sensitivity, they would be able to build the community they are looking for. Either that or find a mmo they enjoy enough to overlook what would otherwise be deemed a negative community.

    "Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."

  • Punk999Punk999 Baytown, TXPosts: 880Member Uncommon

    Best: AC

    Worst: WoW

    "Negaholics are people who become addicted to negativity and self-doubt, they find fault in most things and never seem to be satisfied."

  • GenadiGenadi BrisbanePosts: 110Member

    Best: DAOC


    Worst: Mortal Online

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