It's seen better days for sure.
1 - Very Unpleasant people
5 - Great people, awesomely friendly community
Corporate sites know how to butter the bread, so what folks will see isn't the entire sandwich. There's no mistake this is a fansite, and that means it's highly a onesided view per forum.
The only game community forums I've seen that is about as open as it can be is from EA. And that's largely due to the EA's policy of not interacting with the player community. They allow almost anything, as they don't witness it. lol
For the most part, this community is great. Still has some tools, but thats to be expected.
The value of friendly idiots is zero
I take intelligent posters who might insult me personally any day over carebear posters who can't create interesting posts even if their live depended on it
Moderation doesn't help here either as most of this kind of sites are moderated for a dont hurt my feelings direction and not based on how usefull posts are
I generally stick to off topic so can't really talk for the rest, but I know for a fact that off-topic is full of fanatical one sided zealots that don't sleep.
I kid you not, anything to do with politics, you can expect several people to be on top off that thread fist fucking it into the ground with no repercussions and when you do crack and bite at these people, you get banned.
Off topic is horrible, stay away from it. Unless you want to be banned for nothing.
Every game-related forum is a horrible community, not really any way around it
I've meet some awesome people on these forums, who I love hating debates with.
There are also some I have nothing but contempt for.
So its 50/50
When she was just a girl, she expected the world, but it flew away from her reach so she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise, para-para-paradise every time she closed her eyes..
I mean, if your neighborhood was full of crackheads, you wouldn't rate it a 4/5 because if you go to the other end of the neighborhood, there's one family of nice, standup people, would you? This is the same: The game is full of crackheads with the occasional nice guy.
There's no "MMO-C community". There are a few bunches of people who band together and most of the time they despise anyone who even slightly differs from them. You're a hardcore raider? "F U! No lifer!" You're a casual? "Damn idiot f**, your whats wrong with tihs game!" And then you have people who feel proud of boasting "f*** ponies" avatars and sigs when all bronies do is talk about tolerance. And yes, the last ones do behave horribly but because a certain level of douchebaggery has become the norm, moderators won't do anything.
Out of all those people, I'd find myself closest to the bronies, even though I'd never watch a show meant for bloody 5-year olds. But that's okay, because not everyone has the same taste in TV shows. Not everyone has the same taste in video games. Not everyone wants to put the same effort into a game he has already paid for, and that's okay because we're all different. You're not going to beat up your real-life friend because he would love to ride one of those phoenixes but doesn't want to race into a challenge mode (at least I hope you're not going to). So do a bloody service to other people in the world and understand their differences do not make them bad people.
I know I'm not going to change anyone's mind with this, but at least trying makes me feel better about myself.
Originally Posted by Chen StormstoutOriginally Posted by TotalBiscuit
But seriously, the only folks I really dislike in the WoW community/forums are those who don't understand boundaries. If they can't debate without running to a moderator; or their only way to debate is get personal; they are the epitome of what's wrong in WoW itself. MEMEME types who want to control everything their way.
Last edited by Kevyne-Shandris; 2012-11-04 at 04:00 PM.
I gave it a 3.
I've met a lot of great people here.
Unfortunately, the people who:
A. Don't listen to opinions
B. Mindlessly bash WoW with no back up nor points as to why
and C. Incite flame wars on the forums on purpose
ruin it for me. And it's depressing.
Regardless! The mods here are also awesome, especially Darsithis and Daetur!
Eh, this community is not too bad. If you want a terrible, terrible community go to arenajunkies.
I'd say the people who whine a lot about the bad community in most cases are the very cause of the bad community. We also tend to fixate a lot on the negatives. Like, I just finished playing after wiping three times in LFR on emperor's army. I'm not whining about it, I think most of the people were really good and tried their best. Didn't work this time, oh well, there's always next time.
The night is dark and full of terrors...