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Toxic community?

Shadyboss420
I hear lots of complaints of people saying this game has a toxic community and aside from pve elitist (that ive rarely encountered ) and competitive pvpers ive never known this game to have anything but a friendly helpful community atleast on ps4. what are your opinions ?
  • NorthernNightmare
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    I have seen nothing but good things so far
    Compared to dead by daylight this community is as sweet as sugar on cheery pie
  • Minyassa
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    I can't speak for console, but the NA PC community I find to be full of little pockets of awesome people kind of floating in a morass of rude, thoughtless, entitled, snotty, aggressive, just plain nastiness. You have to find the awesome ones and kind of hunker down, ignore zone chats in ANY area but especially the newbie areas and Craglorn and above all Cyrodiil, just don't even have zone chat turned on. Avoid hanging out in bigger cities if you don't have to, that's where the bored people who just want to start trouble tend to collect. Don't react to griefers, it just encourages them. Wayshrine to get away from mudball griefers and don't talk to or about them lest they figure out where you are and follow you.

    I've met quite a lot of great people in this game and made new friends I hope will be lifelong ones. But compared to the two other MMOs I've played, this game's community in general is shockingly toxic. Not even the PvP bullies that scared me away from PvP for good in another game can compare to what I see on a daily basis in both PvE and PvP in this one.

    Edited by Minyassa on July 20, 2018 11:39PM
  • Shadyboss420
    Oh yea i fogot cyrodiil zone chat is actually pretty bad expecially on dc
  • SpiderKnight
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    Minyassa wrote: »
    I can't speak for console, but the NA PC community I find to be full of little pockets of awesome people kind of floating in a morass of rude, thoughtless, entitled, snotty, aggressive, just plain nastiness. You have to find the awesome ones and kind of hunker down, ignore zone chats in ANY area but especially the newbie areas and Craglorn and above all Cyrodiil, just don't even have zone chat turned on. Avoid hanging out in bigger cities if you don't have to, that's where the bored people who just want to start trouble tend to collect. Don't react to griefers, it just encourages them. Wayshrine to get away from mudball griefers and don't talk to or about them lest they figure out where you are and follow you.

    I've met quite a lot of great people in this game and made new friends I hope will be lifelong ones. But compared to the two other MMOs I've played, this game's community in general is shockingly toxic. Not even the PvP bullies that scared me away from PvP for good in another game can compare to what I see on a daily basis in both PvE and PvP in this one.

    Pretty much exactly the same on PS4 NA. Can't say much about that last part, I don't talk to much people, but the few I thought were decent turned out to be ones that added to the toxicity, hence why I don't even try anymore.
  • Ragged_Claw
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    Well I've played since the beginning and I would have dropped the game immediately if I found it too toxic. The starter zone chat can be awful on both NA and EU servers, but I just shut down the box if it gets too bad. I've always tried to help players where I can and ignore any toxicity unless it crosses certain boundaries. In four years I've only had to report two players, so that's pretty good going I think. I've tried some other MMOs and have found them to be not necessarily more toxic but less helpful communities. It's been my experience in ESO that there'll be times when you think everyone's a tosspot and other times when we're all sitting around a campfire sharing sweetrolls and singing. In short, I think the good outweighs the bad. It's just the bad have bigger mouths.
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  • CatchMeTrolling
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    It’s purely subjective to be honest and depends on who you are and what you do in the game. Some people it’s peachy for while others get hate/racists messages and rage messages. Plus people that aren’t helpful.

    I’ve given randoms gold, mats, gear and even bought them high priced limited items. Those players can end up saying it’s a great supportive community. But players that received you’re terrible messages and no help might say the game is toxic.

    One person can’t speak for everyone because your experience doesn’t equate to the truth.
    Ebonheart Pact: Templar - Overlord - Knight Paladin Tiberium Aka The Golden Saint

  • Armatesz
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    SydneyGrey wrote: »
    The forums are more toxic than the game itself. And the forums used to be worse than they are now ... they're actually less poisonous now than they were over a year ago, thanks to (I suspect) better moderation.


    Honestly I would have to say that forums are about on par with the xbox na zone chats. Each has their bad moments and then there wondrous moments that puts a smile on your face. I have played a lot of mmo's and think eso is one of the better ones when it comes to communities. Even if I am a guildless person and solo quite a bit, it can be those breaks where interactions with others can leave a sort of deepening moment of sorts.
    Every mmo I have experienced has all had their toxic sorts, but those don't have to be the ones to break you.
    Ärmätèsz
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  • Sylvermynx
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    Oh lordy. This community is Hello Kitty compared to WoW and RIFT back in the years I played them. Yes, there are some "breakouts" - but give me this community ANY day compared.... Serious.... I spent years posting on the WoW CSF, and well.... just.... wow. Sorry for the pun....
  • DanteYoda
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    You must not be EP op... lol non-toxic..
  • Daus
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    FakeFox wrote: »
    Show me a gaming community that isn't called toxic. :D
    If you ask me people are just way to thin-skinned these days.

    Monster Hunter's community is leagues better than this one.
  • Chibs
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    Every community claims that the game they play is more toxic than the rest for some reason, like it’s a contest for which game has the most d-bags. This game has the least toxic community of any game of this size. Sure, there are parts of the game that have toxic players, but what games don’t?
  • BuyMe500Pugs_Please
    I remember when i first got into a pvp zone for the first time last year and went into imperial city, I was a low level 15 Khajiit nightblade sword and shield using some of the soul magic skills lol, anyway i was just about to turn in a quest and this 660cp daggerfall guy uncloaked in front of me and I'm like oh no I'll lose the progress for the quest, well after like a 30 second stare down he just left without killing me. Don't remember your gamertag but I'm still so thankfull you never killed me, It's generally in some zone chat where people are being idiots but like 95% everyones ok
  • Rogue_Ghost
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    I hear lots of complaints of people saying this game has a toxic community and aside from pve elitist (that ive rarely encountered ) and competitive pvpers ive never known this game to have anything but a friendly helpful community atleast on ps4. what are your opinions ?

    Honestly, I don't have any experience with other MMO's - other than Final Fantasy Online. I may have originally came to ESO because I enjoy the stories, but the ESO community is one of the primary reasons I stay. Like others have mentioned, there are areas where people are kind of pricks; but those areas are few and far between and they normally don't stay that way for long.

    Even the community within the forums is pretty damn good, considering. There are plenty of complaints, a lot of them for good reason, but I think everyone overall understands that it is just frustration from not being able to enjoy the game and genuinely step in to try and assist in whatever way they can.
    "Death smiles at us all. All one can do, is smile back."
  • Vanya
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    I will return soon to continue my tales within the world of Nirn, I've took longer than usual break and your post caught my attention. The toxicity of certain forums and games are ultimately inevitable. There are and there shall always be ruffians out there with a goal to distrupt,upset,plague and harass other players. I'll be open, prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Do not bother. Embrace it and enjoy the game in the fullest extent possible. You won't be able to escape,It does not matter where you go in real life or virtual imaginary world, there are toxic individuals. The "Helpful community" is a another tale to tell.How many times I've seen the similar statements and it turned out to be of very little help Same old song for the guilds as well. (; Report/Block , Do not engage and leave it behind,Gods be with thee,Vanya
    Edited by Vanya on July 21, 2018 2:24AM
  • Thunderknuckles
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    I have to agree. ESO has, generally speaking, a very decent crowd of folks. Rift and SWTOR (PvP, anyway) had some serious elitist and toxic players. In TOR I'd get hate tells even before a match had started. LOL I mean like routinely. Here it's only once in a while. I *do* wish the PvP player base were less "secret society" about class builds and such.
  • Ragebull
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    It's great except for pvp, pve elitism, aggressive farmers, and anywhere people grind mobs
  • Versispellis
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    I think the kind of people you run into comes down to its own sort of RNG. I used to be one of those people that swore off interacting with anyone in this game, but I recently decided to give it a try again. Got my mic out and started doing some PUGs. Everyone's been lovely so far. I could tell when someone was getting frustrated, but no one lashed out. Lots of 'thank you' and 'GG' going around, lots of patient waiting for others and understanding. And, no one's been ShOcKeD tHaT a WoMaN iS pLaYiNg A mAlE tOoN. It's been fun and pleasant!

    Zone chat remains abysmal, though. So many racial pejoratives.
    PS4 NA
  • Recremen
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    We have toxicity in the community, but my overall experience has been, I believe, extremely positive.
    Men'Do PC NA AD Khajiit
    Grand High Illustrious Mid-Tier PvP/PvE Bussmunster
  • Malacthulhu
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    It can be toxic, go make a post about auction house or something and watch how many, really smart people who will belittle for even making the post while on the other hand bumping said dead topic. A basketball can be deflated, the question you should ask yourself is if you want to deal with it and how.
    Xbox One Na
  • Runs
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    I've seen some toxic, but I've seen a lot more helping hands than I've seen elsewhere.
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    PC NA CP 1250+ and still a noob
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  • dem0n1k
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    I have found the majority of players in this game to be friendly & helpful. Even the forums aren't bad.. not what I would describe as toxic.. just a bit argumentative.. not such a bad thing!
    NA Server [PC] -- Mostly Ebonheart Pact, Mostly.
  • D0PAMINE
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    I like PC NA Cyrodiil chat. When you say goodnight, you get like 30 gnights back. Plus it can be hilarious in a silly way.
    Sexy
  • Mureel
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    I find end game and PVP folks far less 'toxic' than random farmers/lowbies *shrugs* I don't know why, but from my perspective they seem to salt around far more - very generally speaking.

    Myself- I'm always having zone giveaways and pugging for funsies on my tank or healer just to kinda be around/be of assistance a little bit each day.

    I also proudly wear Volunteer title xD when I'm doing this!
    Edited by Mureel on July 21, 2018 10:35AM
    You know you don't have to be here right?
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