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  sapphen

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OP  9/27/12 8:39:01 PM#1
I do not understand how people say GW2 is anti-social. I have meet and talked to more random people on GW2 than I have on any other MMO since the good ol’ days when the player base was a small niche market.

I don’t get it?  Most of the topics that I’ve heard the ‘anti-social’ response seems to be on issues they don’t agree with and they use it as some kind of catch phrase in hopes that someone would listen with them.  I also feel that it's the game's job to get us together and it's up to the players to be social.

Is there a reasonable and rational argument why GW2 is considered anti-social?
  Aerowyn

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9/27/12 8:46:23 PM#2
some people feel because you aren't forced to group to level and you are not forced to talk during combat it makes the game anti-social... for me GW2 does what this type of  MMO should do encourage players to want to play together and feel it does that better than any themepark out there. But many people seem to differ in opinions about what is considered "social"

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  cybersurfr

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9/27/12 8:53:14 PM#3
It's usually the person complaining who is anti-social. The entitlement crowd has gone rock-bottom to the point that they want the community handed down to them on a silver platter. Perhaps MMO devs should consider adding dating sim type of NPCs to please this crowd.
  krakra70

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9/27/12 8:54:19 PM#4
Originally posted by sapphen
I do not understand how people say GW2 is anti-social. I have meet and talked to more random people on GW2 than I have on any other MMO since the good ol’ days when the player base was a small niche market.

I don’t get it?  Most of the topics that I’ve heard the ‘anti-social’ response seems to be on issues they don’t agree with and they use it as some kind of catch phrase in hopes that someone would listen with them.  I also feel that it's the game's job to get us together and it's up to the players to be social.

Is there a reasonable and rational argument why GW2 is considered anti-social?

It's antisocial because you can (and most people will) go from 1 to 80 without grouping or talking to anyone. Then at 80 you can(and most people will) PvP/endgame PvE(Orr) without grouping or talking to anyone (except saying "noobs" or "u suck" when you lose a match in tPvP). Inb4 people respond with "WoW is anti-social too!". You are right. They are both antisocial. That's why they both implemented guild perks/bonuses, they have to force people to join guilds because there is no need for them anymore. 

  Keegar

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9/27/12 8:58:38 PM#5
the statement is that GW2 like all other themepark games is relatively anti-social. Play a sandbox game for once and you will realize the immense difference in player interaction.
  william0532

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9/27/12 8:59:33 PM#6
Its not the games, its the people now.
  TomBaker_fan

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9/27/12 9:06:23 PM#7
Originally posted by sapphen
I do not understand how people say GW2 is anti-social. I have meet and talked to more random people on GW2 than I have on any other MMO since the good ol’ days when the player base was a small niche market.

I don’t get it?  Most of the topics that I’ve heard the ‘anti-social’ response seems to be on issues they don’t agree with and they use it as some kind of catch phrase in hopes that someone would listen with them.  I also feel that it's the game's job to get us together and it's up to the players to be social.

Is there a reasonable and rational argument why GW2 is considered anti-social?

Because those people do not play the game. They pretend they do, and can't stand the fact it is successful. They want to be right and say it will fail.

There is plenty of social activity in GW2, people always sgtop to help someone fighting a mob, or res a fallen player while passng by. WvW offers plenty of conversation on the map channel. People group up to take supply camps, or call to help defend a tower or keep. I am actually surprised at just how social, and friendly people are in this game. Not Since early SWG have I seen this much.  I also see less trolling in this game than others. People ignore the trolls, and they go away pretty quickly.

unlike Wow and Rift where the trolls seem to get fed, and fights go on forever.

  jacklo

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9/27/12 9:12:20 PM#8

Really, if you're a social type of person, you WILL socialise. If you're a quiet kinda person and make no effort yourself, well nobody is forced to group for much so you'll be left on the wayside.

Get out of your shell, let your hair down and make an effort.

  Miklosan

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9/27/12 9:13:56 PM#9

        ~~;(  Miss.SadEyes        basically says: You're wrong to critisize Gw2!   It is very social if you look at it at the right way!

 

 

  Atlan99

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9/27/12 9:27:19 PM#10

Doh. You tricked me op.

  Hokie

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Hey Devs, just so you know. The more you give us to play with, the more we play.

9/27/12 9:30:07 PM#11
Originally posted by cybersurfr
It's usually the person complaining who is anti-social. The entitlement crowd has gone rock-bottom to the point that they want the community handed down to them on a silver platter. Perhaps MMO devs should consider adding dating sim type of NPCs to please this crowd.

Just so you know I really did laugh out loud.

And you know what? Its true.

"I understand that if I hear any more words come pouring out of your **** mouth, Ill have to eat every fucking chicken in this room."

  sapphen

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OP  9/27/12 9:38:24 PM#12
Originally posted by krakra70

It's antisocial because you can (and most people will) go from 1 to 80 without grouping or talking to anyone. Then at 80 you can(and most people will) PvP/endgame PvE(Orr) without grouping or talking to anyone (except saying "noobs" or "u suck" when you lose a match in tPvP). Inb4 people respond with "WoW is anti-social too!". You are right. They are both antisocial. That's why they both implemented guild perks/bonuses, they have to force people to join guilds because there is no need for them anymore. 

Wait, it's antisocial because people choose to level alone?  What exactly should a developer do, make people group up with each other?  That doesn't sound like fun forcing anyone to do anything.

It is of my opinion that you're in a group with anyone near you.  Casually you can join in and help people without having to invite or reduce their xp gain.   You can go to a low level area and quest with friend and still gain xp.  This has more oppertunites than any other mmo out there to 'encourage' grouping without forcing it.

 

Originally posted by william0532
Its not the games, its the people now.

 

This sounds about right.  I hate to say it but everything the above user complained about has to do with people that don't want to socialize.

  krakra70

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9/27/12 9:52:17 PM#13
Originally posted by sapphen
Originally posted by krakra70

It's antisocial because you can (and most people will) go from 1 to 80 without grouping or talking to anyone. Then at 80 you can(and most people will) PvP/endgame PvE(Orr) without grouping or talking to anyone (except saying "noobs" or "u suck" when you lose a match in tPvP). Inb4 people respond with "WoW is anti-social too!". You are right. They are both antisocial. That's why they both implemented guild perks/bonuses, they have to force people to join guilds because there is no need for them anymore. 

Wait, it's antisocial because people choose to level alone?  What exactly should a developer do, make people group up with each other?  That doesn't sound like fun forcing anyone to do anything.

It is of my opinion that you're in a group with anyone near you.  Casually you can join in and help people without having to invite or reduce their xp gain.   You can go to a low level area and quest with friend and still gain xp.  This has more oppertunites than any other mmo out there to 'encourage' grouping without forcing it.

 

Originally posted by william0532
Its not the games, its the people now.

 

This sounds about right.  I hate to say it but everything the above user complained about has to do with people that don't want to socialize.

There are plenty of things the developer can do. DAoC solved this back in 2002. You could solo exp if you wanted but grouping was faster. And an organized / well made group was MUCH faster than a random pug. Same in RvR, you could join the zerg or solo and get rps (pvp exp in daoc) at a rate x. With a pug it was faster. with a great group it was much faster. This urged people to better themselves, make better/more efficient groups, make friends with people who are skilled and reliable, and make guilds with them. In GW2/WoW a trained monkey can get to max level and raid/endgame pvp+pve without problems.So why bother with socializing if you don't need to?

  JZeroVN

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9/27/12 10:04:16 PM#14

"In GW2/WoW a trained monkey can get to max level and raid/endgame pvp+pve without problems."

 

So can an untrained one and in any MMORPG I've seen.  Why drag the monkies into this - what did they ever do to you?

 

  sapphen

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OP  9/27/12 10:05:49 PM#15
Originally posted by krakra70

There are plenty of things the developer can do. DAoC solved this back in 2002. You could solo exp if you wanted but grouping was faster. And an organized / well made group was MUCH faster than a random pug. Same in RvR, you could join the zerg or solo and get rps (pvp exp in daoc) at a rate x. With a pug it was faster. with a great group it was much faster. This urged people to better themselves, make better/more efficient groups, make friends with people who are skilled and reliable, and make guilds with them. So why bother with socializing if you don't need to?

 

That's an educated and thought out response, I can respect that.

  DavisFlight

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9/27/12 11:53:08 PM#16
Originally posted by Aerowyn
some people feel because you aren't forced to group to level and you are not forced to talk during combat it makes the game anti-social..

We say it feels antisocial because we can't get anyone to talk or group with us and they just run around the world like NPCs.

  JoeyMMO

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To busy playing GW2 to post much around here... *shrug*

9/28/12 1:40:16 AM#17

Some people consider having to stand around looking for group a social event. If you pick up the game later and you get left out because you can't find anyone to group with, then tough for you. "You should have played when everybody else was doing that content. Try being a little more social in the next MMO you play!"

Fact is, most people are clueless as to what being social is all about when it comes to online gaming. Forced grouping or no more advancement is not exactly the summum of social gameplay. Having to organize your life around a game in order to be able to advance isn't as social as some would like to think.

  TheIronLegion

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Act with wisdom, but act.

9/28/12 1:50:36 AM#18

DAMN YOU!

  Connmacart

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9/28/12 1:55:41 AM#19
Originally posted by krakra70
Originally posted by sapphen
Originally posted by krakra70

It's antisocial because you can (and most people will) go from 1 to 80 without grouping or talking to anyone. Then at 80 you can(and most people will) PvP/endgame PvE(Orr) without grouping or talking to anyone (except saying "noobs" or "u suck" when you lose a match in tPvP). Inb4 people respond with "WoW is anti-social too!". You are right. They are both antisocial. That's why they both implemented guild perks/bonuses, they have to force people to join guilds because there is no need for them anymore. 

Wait, it's antisocial because people choose to level alone?  What exactly should a developer do, make people group up with each other?  That doesn't sound like fun forcing anyone to do anything.

It is of my opinion that you're in a group with anyone near you.  Casually you can join in and help people without having to invite or reduce their xp gain.   You can go to a low level area and quest with friend and still gain xp.  This has more oppertunites than any other mmo out there to 'encourage' grouping without forcing it.

 

Originally posted by william0532
Its not the games, its the people now.

 

This sounds about right.  I hate to say it but everything the above user complained about has to do with people that don't want to socialize.

There are plenty of things the developer can do. DAoC solved this back in 2002. You could solo exp if you wanted but grouping was faster. And an organized / well made group was MUCH faster than a random pug. Same in RvR, you could join the zerg or solo and get rps (pvp exp in daoc) at a rate x. With a pug it was faster. with a great group it was much faster. This urged people to better themselves, make better/more efficient groups, make friends with people who are skilled and reliable, and make guilds with them. In GW2/WoW a trained monkey can get to max level and raid/endgame pvp+pve without problems.So why bother with socializing if you don't need to?

Because it is much faster in GW2 as well. GW2 doesn't penalize people for grouping like a lot of other games do. Even when higher levels  group with lower ones due to the downscaling. The fact that you can do it solo is completely beside the point, because being forced to group to get to the end isn't socializing. So we are back to people being the problem not the game. Any game for that matter.

  tank017

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9/28/12 2:02:35 AM#20

take original EQ...

what was the fastest,most efficient way to gain exp?  grouping

 

was the auction house run by a feature of the game?  nope it was run by people..

 

a lot of events were player run as well..

 

The problem is,if you dont force people to be social and instead give them the option to treat the game like a single player game,thats what majority are going to do...to socialize or solo in an mmo when given both options..

most today, will pick solo.

 

that to me,is not an MMO...you want to play solo? go play your xbox then.

 

Have I started groups? sure have,with friends and strangers.But becuase companies today try to cater to everyone,including the casual and/or soloer, everything is so damn easy its a snooze fest with a group,there's hardly ever a challenge and thats what I constantly crave.

 

am I QQ'ing? am I stuck in the past? most likely

 

...dont care either.

 

 

 

 

 

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