Why does RIft have such a bad community as a whole.

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User Info: TheNeckbeard

4 years ago#1
And it's not just now because of F2P I mean when this game was in Beta. The mmo is actually one of the better ones out there. Yet the community as a whole has the highest percentage of horrible, elitist, bitter p****s you will find in any MMO.

The sheer concentration of people ready and eager to argue, flame and bite someones head off for something is unbelievable in this game. I make my chat window as small as possible in game so I can better ignore all the drama that takes place on it.

Gawd forbid someone asks for help. Or some poor newb soul that dare mentions the 3 bad letters.. WoW. Run for the hills if you end up being that person.

I have played some MMOs that had some great communities and some that have had some mediocre and terrible ones.

Having played the Final Fantasy 14 beta Friday and Saturday then jumping into Rift afterwards because its F2P now. It was like night and day.

What makes so many Rift players so damn bitter.
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User Info: BIadeBIade

4 years ago#2
I can't answer your question about bitterness because I'm not one of those affected, but I acknowledge that you have valid points.

You can leave chat channels or hide them from your chat log if you don't want to see the contents. 1-29 and 60 are usually not worth being in.

Also Final Fantasy 14 is going to have a good community compared to any other MMO because of how many FFXI players are on it. Probably has the highest average age of any MMO, plus since you had to group for anything in FFXI, they're trained to be courteous or at least bearable around others.
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User Info: BishtrainerTai16

4 years ago#3
I have to disagree. I have met some rude people, attention whores, and trolls, but for the most part the community has been pretty positive. I guess it depends on what server or time of day it is.

Ive only played on pve servers on Rift, but visited both pve and pvp server forums, and there is a world of difference in communities. Welcoming and friendly, versus hostile and antagonizing. I personally think pvp servers just encourage hating everybody. (And Ive played on WoWs pvp servers for years.)
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User Info: Dawnshadow

4 years ago#4
In my experience people in Rift were quite friendly. Might've been my server choice, though-- I picked the RP server, and usually those tend to be more mature than others.
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User Info: Hi C

Hi C
4 years ago#5
I doubt FF11 has a higher average age than Everquest or EVE. Maybe somewhat comparable due to game mechanics.
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User Info: BIadeBIade

4 years ago#6
Hi C posted...
I doubt FF11 has a higher average age than Everquest or EVE. Maybe somewhat comparable due to game mechanics.

I completely forgot about EVE and EQ isn't current generation.

I concede that you're correct in this regard.
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User Info: XGalt

4 years ago#7
All I know is that I've never seen an MMO community as great as FFXI. Everyone was so damn helpful and the game was so damn brutal (before they made all the solo friendly changes). I haven't played Rift for that long, but I know in the starting areas not much chatter is going on,locally. Everybody is in the 1-29 chat going crazy.
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User Info: wombat013

4 years ago#8
what a bunch of b.s.. Rift's community is VERY helpful. Yeah 1-29 chat can get stupid, but that's in every single MMO out there. Stop ttrying to turn people off of this great game. I ask for help on things all the time and ALWAYS get help.
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User Info: KyphrinX

4 years ago#9
I personally haven't had any bad experiences with the community on any of the shards I've played on, everyone has been pretty helpful and fairly pleasant from what I've seen.
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User Info: Alessar

4 years ago#10
It's true, just block everyone who's an idiot or spamming nonsense and suddenly you see people answering a whole bunch of newbie questions with honest answers. You'll see people giving bags to new players and being helpful. You can't expect great community 24/7 but it's pretty common in Rift. People generally say this is one of the friendliest and most helpful communities. There are a lot of people with long-term MMO experience. I've found on Deepwood there's a lot of former Dark Age of Camelot and Everquest players for instance.
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