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11-01-2011 @ 1:14PM
I really, really miss the sense community...
11-01-2011 @ 1:23PM
I found a new sense of community by moving into blogging. I miss that sense of server-community, though.
11-01-2011 @ 1:36PM
I agree... There was a greater sense of server-community back then, when pick-up groups were only server-wide and the people you played with were only from your server. If someone was a ninja, you posted about it on the server forums with proof and that was the end for that person. Nowadays, it's fallen to the people to keep up the server community. I'm lucky enough to be on a realm where the server community is still alive and fairly well.On the other hand, there's a bigger, more vast sense of community overall as WoW players. It's almost like a religion in the sense that the game has brought together people from various walks of life, ethnicity, etc. and, instead of being isolated within our realms, we're unified as a group of gamers playing the same video game.
Me too. That's my biggest problem with WoW now. I'm not sure why the community is bad, everyone has their views. I feel it's just because the community is so large now and a lot us players have less time to spend in the game.I find even I have changed as WoW player. I used to give to other players: help, mats, gear, gold, whatever I had if they needed it. I would drop what I'm doing and help someone. I would make new tanks gear. I would give free enchants. And now, unless you're in my guild or a friend I've known for a while, I won't give you the time of day. I rarely even correct people in randoms when they do not understand mechanics, simply because I can't be bothered. This is what's ruining the community. This apathy a lot of us have developed for whatever reason. In vanilla...Newbie - Can you spare about 5 silver? I can't afford my skills.Me - Here's a 1g. Good luck and happy hunting.Now..Newbie - Can I borrow 5 silver for skills?Me - *reports person for spam*
11-01-2011 @ 2:05PM
As someone who spent part of vanilla and BC in a guild of people I enjoyed playing with but the server's troll community decided to single out and make each and every one of our lives hell (to the extent of seeking out our myspace and facebook pages for dirt to use against us on the realm forums), I will be that likely to be downvoted soul that will argue that the lack of community definitely has its advantages.Are there disadvantages to the lack of community? Oh sure. But I honestly don't miss becoming a punching bag for the realm simply because of who I associate with.
11-01-2011 @ 2:31PM
I get where people are coming ith us, in some ways, but honestly, I haven't noticed that big a difference. The groups I get in DF are about as reliable, percentage wise, as the groups I'd find by standing in the middle of Undercity for sometimes an hour trying to find a group to run SM with. The best experience for me has always come from having friends to run with and a guild you like. That hasn't changed.
11-01-2011 @ 2:39PM
I am on a small RP Server. Progression is crap, but Community is strong.
11-01-2011 @ 3:35PM
its like that with a lot of MMORPG's... I remember with runescape, back in 2004-6, the community was AMAZING. People were totally willing to chill/chat/ and "quest" together, even if they didn't know the person, or just met them. No one was overtly obsessed with the game, and RL chat was possible. IF you wanted to RP, Runescape's lack of creative borders made it easy to do so and people were always willing to join in on the fun. And yes, there was a version of the people we have today in Trade Chat, but to a bare minimum. In fact, most of the people hanging around the town square were usually being chill, emote dancing, talking as a group, starting massive trains going around the city, or even traveling to many different areas with people jumping on and off. (one player follows another. It's funny, I thought that would be something I'd see in WoW, but I never did. I guess WASD running was so awesome upon discovery, they spontaneously forgot about "the train"). Nowadays, you have freaks that constantly taunt you about not leveling up your knitting skill or w/e (haven't been to the game in maybe 3-4 years now, and even then, I only went to see how things were going). and the worst part was, THEY HAD A WHOLE GROUP OF LIKEMINDED PEOPLE WHO TAUNTED YOU TOO!! Suffice to say, gameplay wise, and graphics, the game didn't make up for the douches that now played... so I quit. Without a backward glance.
11-01-2011 @ 5:36PM
I miss te sense of community that I felt during TBC and late Vanilla - people knew on another, you were known for your skills an not your ilvl, I was on so many friends list on my priest (my main at the time) that when I logged in, I had my pick of groups. My alt warrior (my current main) was a free-lance tank. Unguilded, I raided every week on him, without fail, because I had a reputation for being "That Guy" that was sheer awesomeness when I showed up. Now, the only whispers I get aren't about If I want to come tank a raid, it's about my ilvl, will I donate some gold, or will I quit my 6/7H guild and help start a new guild. Trade chat is for trolls, not linking of professions or items for sale, or people looking for 1 more for a group. It's all a bunch of people sitting around insulting one another.Server communities are a myth in **most** situations. @ Anne I loved that post about Real ID and why you played wow - it summed it up perfectly for me and my wife and still does. Fucking Internet dragons gonna die!
11-01-2011 @ 9:56PM
I'm sorry, but the "Community" reason is just a pair of "Rose-tinted glasses". The community back then was just as awful as it is now. People don't change.
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