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So don't take this as actual evidence everything im going to say from this point on is Anecdotal/Observance.


So i have played a number of MMO's and been on many communities online and i have generally noticed a trend.


American communities in general tend to be very TOXIC and there is more of a if you slow us down we don't want you Elitist thing going on alot.

In no gaming it's also very toxic also.


Now come Australia where i live it's Very toxic here also in gaming and outside of gaming..suprisingly to me not as much as it is with Americans but im going to guess that's due to the population size differences and culture.


Now i'm not sure about media as i don't use Japanese forums but i play a few MMO's on Japanese servers and i was surprised there is minimal toxicity and people give up time to help others even if they don't know there language (tons of Australians play on Asian servers of games due to lag).

Now this got me really thinking and confused...why does there seem to be less of an elitist attitude in these games on the Eastern Servers then the Western Servers.

I can only think culture could play a big role but even then it surprises me.

I have done so much stuff that most Australians and Americans would get pissy about and had those in eastern countries not give a crap and remain helpful even if it meant giving up what they were doing.



So..anyone else notice this or just me? i could be just imagining it but it's a pretty refreshing experience and im not sure why more communities in gaming and outside of gaming can't be like that.
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Toxic elitist communities are one of the reasons I stopped playing MMOs. But I haven't really noticed that same toxicity in non-MMO/RPG games I play, or in my hobby-related forums save for MAL. Perhaps it is there, but I don't see much of it outside of gaming. Mind you, I don't go out my way to look for that behavior, though.
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Americans are very competitive
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i remember a comic someone made from long ago, depicting the player base in an mmorpg. one from NA servers, and the other in Japan/Korean servers. one of them had players begging for items / raging at each other, while the other had the players giving away "godly" equipment to new players. maybe it was a bit of an exaggeration, but i can't say the community in NA server was overall great from my experience.... considering the reputation of the player base from COD, it's probably not limited to just mmorpgs, either.
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Because Americans are a bunch of snobby, selfish, elitist wannabe and entitled wannabe assholes. And trust me, this isn't just limited to the online gaming community. I work in retail and I deal with the same thing on a daily basis, usually more than once a day as well, when I'm at work. There's a lot of people out there who think that they're better than you or who think that they're entitled to more just because they have more experience, a better job, etc..
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Because you're mistaken.

There's a lot of toxicity in other languages, but you tend to ignore it because you don't understand it. From Сука Блять to kurwa, the Eastern Europeans has toxicity covered.

and in terms of teamkilling, it'd be the Russians teamkilling the Americans.
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When I played Ultima Online (in it's beginning) the American Shards were notorious for merciless player-killers who would kill players (mostly newbies) whether they fought back or not. These guys were only interested in stealing from you, dissecting your corpse (yes this was possible) and using clerics to see your ghost and point and laugh at you.

The German Shards had almost no PKs at all.

The Japanese PKs would approach you and wait to see what you do uttering one word to you "PK!". They wouldn't attack unless you treated them disrespectfully or went after them. One night I met one, I had just got off a fishing expedition. I handed him a stack of 100 raw fish steaks. He started a bonfire on the roadside, cooked them all and gave me back half the stack. After that I always made sure to carry a few stacks of raw fish steaks with me and EVERY PK I met treated me pretty much the same.

It's definitely a cultural thing as I've played many Asian MMORPGs over the years and never found even 10% the anti-social players I've found on American games.
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We're Americans. We're raised to believe that we're better than the rest of the world and that everyone should follow us. On a subconscious level, people begin to apply this mindset to everything they do, even if it's something as simple as playing video games. It's quite sad.
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Why do people enjoy asking loaded questions?
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namealreadytaken wrote:

i remember a comic someone made from long ago, depicting the player base in an mmorpg. one from NA servers, and the other in Japan/Korean servers. one of them had players begging for items / raging at each other, while the other had the players giving away "godly" equipment to new players. maybe it was a bit of an exaggeration, but i can't say the community in NA server was overall great from my experience.... considering the reputation of the player base from COD, it's probably not limited to just mmorpgs, either.



That's kind of how the community on the server Tonberry on FFXIV (Japanese) is.

I need to learn Japanese just to speak better with my fellow players instead of using loose translations via a translator or a fellow player who relays messages
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Because Americans are a bunch of snobby, selfish, elitist wannabe and entitled wannabe assholes. And trust me, this isn't just limited to the online gaming community. I work in retail and I deal with the same thing on a daily basis, usually more than once a day as well, when I'm at work. There's a lot of people out there who think that they're better than you or who think that they're entitled to more just because they have more experience, a better job, etc..


Worked part time at a fast food place as a cleaner and did my job so well there was very little to clean so i slowed down till more messes were made to resume clean up (they only let me do cleaning).

Some prick comes up and goes "Are you the bosses kid because you are hardly working" ...i'm just like "haha...yeah" thinking i wish i could tell this dick to fuck off.

I was the reason all the tables he and others were sitting at were CONSTANTLY spotless.

Alot of people have no respect or decency towards others :/
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I suppose there are people out there who can honestly say they've not only explored all American communities, but have also encountered every community of all countries? If YouTube is any indication, anything online related virtually summons all the pricks who live on this damned planet. One thing to note about Japan; don't mistake verbal politeness with genuine feelings.


This thread is not long for this world.
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It's because you don't understand Russians, the Chinese, and Koreans.
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Because OP says so.
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Ryulightorb wrote:

So don't take this as actual evidence everything im going to say from this point on is Anecdotal/Observance.


So i have played a number of MMO's and been on many communities online and i have generally noticed a trend.


American communities in general tend to be very TOXIC and there is more of a if you slow us down we don't want you Elitist thing going on alot.

In no gaming it's also very toxic also.


Now come Australia where i live it's Very toxic here also in gaming and outside of gaming..suprisingly to me not as much as it is with Americans but im going to guess that's due to the population size differences and culture.


Now i'm not sure about media as i don't use Japanese forums but i play a few MMO's on Japanese servers and i was surprised there is minimal toxicity and people give up time to help others even if they don't know there language (tons of Australians play on Asian servers of games due to lag).

Now this got me really thinking and confused...why does there seem to be less of an elitist attitude in these games on the Eastern Servers then the Western Servers.

I can only think culture could play a big role but even then it surprises me.

I have done so much stuff that most Australians and Americans would get pissy about and had those in eastern countries not give a crap and remain helpful even if it meant giving up what they were doing.



So..anyone else notice this or just me? i could be just imagining it but it's a pretty refreshing experience and im not sure why more communities in gaming and outside of gaming can't be like that.


Its not "americans" you're just playing with bad people. Make better friends so you don't have to play with randoms.

There needs to be a video on how diverse america is. The world sees us all as the same type of person. But we are so different from state to state. even from each corner of a state,the people, the language. we are not all the same.

anyways.. every community in every language has its elitists jerks.
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