The remaining GW1 community is very bad.

  • I guess this is a controversial opinion, but it's not very surprising to me that the type of people to really consistently hang onto a desolate game that's over a decade old aren't very personable. I'm not saying that as an outsider, I was extremely happy with collectibles I bought for this game in the year of our lord 2019, so I'm of the people I'm criticising. Just think it's silly to be defensive--if you need tricks and tips to get around the wave of scumbaggery, that doesn't make the community "generally good." I throw my hat in with OP's camp, if for nothing but the sake of argument.

  • I guess this is a controversial opinion, but it's not very surprising to me that the type of people to really consistently hang onto a desolate game that's over a decade old aren't very personable. I'm not saying that as an outsider, I was extremely happy with collectibles I bought for this game in the year of our lord 2019, so I'm of the people I'm criticising. Just think it's silly to be defensive--if you need tricks and tips to get around the wave of scumbaggery, that doesn't make the community "generally good." I throw my hat in with OP's camp, if for nothing but the sake of argument.

    I think this is quite the stretch. I think a lot of people who still hang around are just people who enjoy this type of game the most. Because lets face it: Guild Wars is pretty unique in a lot of areas. You don't find that in other games. I also think quite a few players also play different games on top of GW or have other hobbies. Saying they are not very impersonable just because of the fact that they are still playing GW is quite a shallow take on it.


    I generally think that the internet is a toxic place. I have played many games in my life and visited a lot of forums and there was literally one forum (indiablo pre D3, German Diablo forum) and one bigger community (German beginners server for Starcraft BW) which I consider not toxic in the slightest. All other places have been toxic to some degree. I think swansonson's advice to pick the right type of people is generally a good advice on the internet.

  • Just because you are having a bad time doesn't mean others are too, I'm enjoying GW very much now.

    GW has always been toxic from my experience; the only point you made which I agree with is that bots and gold-sellers are ruining the game.

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