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Post Reply Why are American communities more toxic than others?
Posted 5/17/16
They aren't.
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It's cute that they all think they're the heroes of this little adventure, but they're not.
Welcome to Earth, Kiddos.
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Well i only play on Australian servers with Australians and New Zealanders (i play fps shooters not MMO's so its not a world wide community like that/LAG) and it is not toxic.
As others have said maybe Americans are just competitive?
But if you consider some trolls and some usual normal male behaviour such as insults and bagging as toxic then yeah..
I think everywhere you will get trolls and elitists. But being competitive or just making fun of each other (as a joke and for laughs) is normal.
A Russian guy that i work with seems to think that Aussies (he plays MMO's) can be a bit rude as far as swearing and insults but to us that's just normal male behaviour, just banter and fun. To him it can be rude or offensive. But he says that Aussies usually always stick together and welcome each other in games.
He said Russians and Americans aren't always like that. But i think i recall him saying that Americans are less likely to pay him out about his accent. I'll ask him at work tomorrow. he has spoken about Americans and Russians and Aussies in gaming to me alot before.
He plays with lots of Europeans.
Only time i played with Chinese people was back when they used to play on Australian servers back in the Battlefield 2 days and again as others have said, i couldn't understand them/dont know Chinese so i cant say.


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Posted 5/17/16

Ryulightorb wrote:

So..anyone else notice this or just me?


Many Western cultures labour under the misapprehension that one can only win if others lose.

Eastern cultures, however, tend to recognise that it is not only possible but often EASIER for many people to win together.
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Posted 5/17/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

It's because you don't understand Russians, the Chinese, and Koreans.


Hence why we have a translator in our teams pv
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Posted 5/17/16 , edited 5/17/16

-Paul- wrote:


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.


I don't play with friends only randoms none of my friends play videogames that I do and I'm very selective with who I talk to or befriend for many reasons unless someone shares a few interests I'm not going to call them a friend maybe a guild mate but not a friend.

Most mmos put you in random ques anyway I mean imagine trying to organise 8 people for a dungeon run...yeah that's not gonna work

Randoms are always the goto people for me to play with sadly Many are toxic idiots who ruin gaming
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Posted 5/17/16

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It's cute that they all think they're the heroes of this little adventure, but they're not.
Welcome to Earth, Kiddos.


What do you even mean?
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I'm not sure I would use the word toxic to describe the difference. More individually competitive. It is a cultural difference. In the USA, individualism is stressed - do the best you can do and become the best individual you can. The assumption is that if each individual in a group is excellent on their own, the group will get good results together. From my Japanese roommates in college, they were much more about being a good team player instead of promoting themselves individually. The expectation is that you will become part of a team and provide support at what you're good at while others provide support at what they're good at to create excellent work as a team. Here in the USA teamwork generally doesn't get stressed except in sports or once you're in college where they assign group projects.
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Posted 5/17/16
Living in europe I've had a lot of troubles with rusians, french and grece people in online games. While there will be douchbags no matter where you go those are the most toxic ones i encounter. There are toxic people from other countries aswell of course but maybe those are more quiet or just curse at you in english instead.
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Posted 5/17/16
For some people playing that game IS their life. I think Asians play to relax from the stress of work. I play for lulz and have quit MMOs due to everyone being so serious. Its just not fun.
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Posted 5/17/16

Razor_Girl wrote:

I'm not sure I would use the word toxic to describe the difference. More individually competitive. It is a cultural difference. In the USA, individualism is stressed - do the best you can do and become the best individual you can. The assumption is that if each individual in a group is excellent on their own, the group will get good results together. From my Japanese roommates in college, they were much more about being a good team player instead of promoting themselves individually. The expectation is that you will become part of a team and provide support at what you're good at while others provide support at what they're good at to create excellent work as a team. Here in the USA teamwork generally doesn't get stressed except in sports or once you're in college where they assign group projects.


Fuck group projects! Fuck group projects! Fuck group projects! FUCK GROUP PROJECTS!!!

They are less of a group project and more of a 1-2 man project doing the work of 5 people because the other fuckers are too lazy or too useless to contribute.
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Posted 5/17/16 , edited 5/17/16

BlackRose0607 wrote:

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..


There's people like that all over the world, not just America. Nice generalization, though.

Americans are just competitive. What's so wrong with that?
Posted 5/17/16
You have clearly never played with or against Russians.
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Posted 5/17/16

Ryulightorb wrote:


Mrcreepday wrote:

It's cute that they all think they're the heroes of this little adventure, but they're not.
Welcome to Earth, Kiddos.


What do you even mean?


Don't worry, don't worry. I was quoting something from a game with small changes.
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Posted 5/17/16 , edited 5/17/16
trying to scam other players, using dc hacks to disconnect several players just to be able to get a spot to sell items, and literally ruin events (where the event item drops from the air) because of vac hack (which auto-loots the items). that's the negative aspect i know too well from NA servers of mmorpg. i'm not too sure about other servers, but i'm guessing it's not nearly as common.

edit: by scam, i don't mean just offering a lower price. they would try and trade an item that's worth a lot less, but looks the same as a valuable item on first glance. others may try to buy an item for 1 digit less than the item's worth. i'm sure other forms of scams were also used by the players.
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