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Best Community?

mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,316
In your opinion, what is the best community to be a part of?  It's obviously a subjective question, and I don't want to get into a specific definition, so use your own definition, and give it in the comments section.

Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.

Who has the best community?
  1. Who has the best community49 votes
    1. WoW
        8.16%
    2. ESO
      10.20%
    3. FFX ARR
      14.29%
    4. EVE
      10.20%
    5. BDO
        2.04%
    6. Other
      55.10%
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,551
    I voted for other but I think it really depends.

    Back in the day I loved the L2 community, just grinding and talking for hours, the clan wars and castle seiges, the drama, it was great. But if I go back now, it's really not like that anymore (at least from what I saw). 

    As the question says IS I will assume you mean currently, which IMO would have to go to FFXIV. That game has one of the nicest communities I've ever met. I've never felt so included any time I join a guild. I've joined 4 or 5 different FC's on the game as I take large breaks and tend to get kicked due to that, but all of them instantly start talking to you, bring you into the FC house and just in general involve you in their community. I've had FC mates craft me full sets of gear out of nowhere as well. It's just a nice feeling when people actually just hang out and talk. Most of the time there were people in the house, not even afk, but just talking or having fun doing random little crap. Even people around in the housing area outside would come by and say hi to our FC and try to get you involved, it felt like an actual community. I didn't encounter toxicity in dungeons like you normally would if you wipe, or if you aren't doing enough damage on a raid. Everyone I encountered would actively try to help players who didn't understand. 

    It was a weird experience because you usually don't get communities that are like that anymore, but it was fun. 
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,335
    LOTRO .. easy

      FF14 runner up
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  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,316
    I voted for other but I think it really depends.

    Back in the day I loved the L2 community, just grinding and talking for hours, the clan wars and castle seiges, the drama, it was great. But if I go back now, it's really not like that anymore (at least from what I saw). 

    As the question says IS I will assume you mean currently, which IMO would have to go to FFXIV. That game has one of the nicest communities I've ever met. I've never felt so included any time I join a guild. I've joined 4 or 5 different FC's on the game as I take large breaks and tend to get kicked due to that, but all of them instantly start talking to you, bring you into the FC house and just in general involve you in their community. I've had FC mates craft me full sets of gear out of nowhere as well. It's just a nice feeling when people actually just hang out and talk. Most of the time there were people in the house, not even afk, but just talking or having fun doing random little crap. Even people around in the housing area outside would come by and say hi to our FC and try to get you involved, it felt like an actual community. I didn't encounter toxicity in dungeons like you normally would if you wipe, or if you aren't doing enough damage on a raid. Everyone I encountered would actively try to help players who didn't understand. 

    It was a weird experience because you usually don't get communities that are like that anymore, but it was fun. 
    I had a pretty good impression of the FFXIV community, I just couldn't get into the game.  For some reason, it feels like slow motion when I'm in combat.  I had a hard time getting into community with ESO.  The way the guild system is, I can't really get 'close' to one.  With 5 guilds, I'm bombarded with messages from them all, and can focus on none of them.  The easy fix would be to just join one, but there are benefits to belong to multiple guilds.

    Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.

  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,551
    mgilbrtsn said:
    I voted for other but I think it really depends.

    Back in the day I loved the L2 community, just grinding and talking for hours, the clan wars and castle seiges, the drama, it was great. But if I go back now, it's really not like that anymore (at least from what I saw). 

    As the question says IS I will assume you mean currently, which IMO would have to go to FFXIV. That game has one of the nicest communities I've ever met. I've never felt so included any time I join a guild. I've joined 4 or 5 different FC's on the game as I take large breaks and tend to get kicked due to that, but all of them instantly start talking to you, bring you into the FC house and just in general involve you in their community. I've had FC mates craft me full sets of gear out of nowhere as well. It's just a nice feeling when people actually just hang out and talk. Most of the time there were people in the house, not even afk, but just talking or having fun doing random little crap. Even people around in the housing area outside would come by and say hi to our FC and try to get you involved, it felt like an actual community. I didn't encounter toxicity in dungeons like you normally would if you wipe, or if you aren't doing enough damage on a raid. Everyone I encountered would actively try to help players who didn't understand. 

    It was a weird experience because you usually don't get communities that are like that anymore, but it was fun. 
    I had a pretty good impression of the FFXIV community, I just couldn't get into the game.  For some reason, it feels like slow motion when I'm in combat.  I had a hard time getting into community with ESO.  The way the guild system is, I can't really get 'close' to one.  With 5 guilds, I'm bombarded with messages from them all, and can focus on none of them.  The easy fix would be to just join one, but there are benefits to belong to multiple guilds.
    The combat is extremely slow compared to most games because of the long GCD, there are some skills you earn later on that don't follow the GCD so it helps a little bit but I can see why. I completely agree with ESO, I choose to have 1 guild in ESO other than trading guilds, but yeah constant guild chat from 4 different guilds would get annoying and feel less personal. 
  • HarikenHariken Member EpicPosts: 2,493
    I voted other. I pretty much hate the communities in the games listed.
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,287
    LOTRO
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,966
    GW2.  Very helpful people there.
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,814
    Anarchy Online Pre 2010. (Item Store was implemented)
    Anarchy was one of those games where you needed other players. The game was designed for interdependence.

    Multiple accounts and paying for buffs in the shop killed that quick.
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  • EronakisEronakis Member UncommonPosts: 2,220
    I voted for Other. 

    Everquest had the best overall community. Most people were helpful and polite. 

    Honorable mention: LOTRO. 

    Out of all of the active mmos right now, LOTRO has by far the best community. 

    The type of community is determined by two facets....

    1. The market of gamer you're trying to hit. 

    2. Lack or depth of community elements you integrate into various areas of the game. 


  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 4,097
    It's a game community..

    which means they are all full of whiny self entitled egotistical brats.. 

    With that said.. I guess it's really a matter of do you want to play with Hard Core Elitist full of hate and rage Brats, or the "I play drunk and stoned" Brats or the "I have six jobs, 3 kids, and this is the only time I get to play, I am here to unwind, now chill the fuck out" brats.
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,147
    edited June 2018
    If we talk about this website, then definitely ESO. Even as a newcomer, you feel welcome, and usually the trolls are met by a common backfire that calms them down quite quickly.

    Best community in MMORPG.com so far? For trying most of them, I vote ESO. No hesitation.
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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 21,957
    Solitaire
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    You didn't narrow it to in-game communities, so I'm gonna be that guy and say: why, our very own MMORPG.com community, of course! :D 
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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,939
    I voted:

    Entropia. People are generally helpful in rookie chat. Everyone is playing against the house. But then again, i haven't really played the other games other than EVE. So I can't say much. 

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,176
    I'd go with LotRO as well.
    Scot
  • MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,519
    FFXIV for games still running. Pre-hologrind SWG and City of Heroes for dead games.
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  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member EpicPosts: 1,955
    FFXIV. I can only think of two times I ran into jerks, in about three years of playing. 
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  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member RarePosts: 4,411
    It will always got to LOTRO as long as their servers stay up.
    Scot
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 3,496
    LotrO, from day 1 till now, the rest doesn't even come close.

    /Cheers,
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,831
    Project 99 Everquest.

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,147
    edited June 2018
    To be honest, the LOTRO community has never been much better than let's say the WoW community. Granted you had some "roleplaying" notably in the Prancing Pony (great roleplaying that is, with dozens of elves invading the Inn where they should never have been seen in the first place...), but you had just as many ninjas, gathering node thieves and other toxic behavior than in other similar games. Even on Laurelin where I used to play.

    If I had to select one game for its community, it would be Asheron's Call 1 (Harvestgain server for me). We all knew each other, there were some jerks, but generally it was an awesome community and we had some great people organizing quest (dungeon) runs weekly not because the game forced them to, but because it was fun to do those with a bunch of fellow players from the same server.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,972
    LotRO hands down, that makes it 5 votes for LotRO, I am sure it would have got far more if it was on the list. BDO on a list for best community...come on. :)

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,122
    I suspect BDO currently stands at zero because those folks didn't realize you could interact with anyone in game.

    ;)

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,122
    edited June 2018
    I voted for EVE (dont laugh) but I would pick Fallout 4.  The npc's interact with me more there than players do in most modern MMORPGs today.

    Though my wife is getting concerned about my long term relationship with 'Piper'.....lets hope she never finds out about the "Lover's Embrace" perk.

    ;)
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,226
    EQ2 TLP server. 
    Say what you want about the game itself but the community is friendly, helpful and passionate. 

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