Top 10 Most Toxic Video Game Communities

Script Written by Nathan Sharp Trolls, whiny kids, dick heads and everyone in between. These are the games that make you mute your coms, disable in game chat and disconnect from the internet all together. Welcome to http://WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Most Toxic Video Game Communities. Special thanks to our user “tevin" for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Most Toxic Video Game Communities
Something about our favourite video games just brings out the worst in people. (Rage montage with “Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows”) Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the top ten most toxic video game communities.
For this list, we're looking at those communities revolving around a single game, or series of games, that are generally considered to be rude and unwelcoming, or a combination thereof. We’ll only be focusing on the video games themselves, so communities revolving around console fanboys or the PC Master Race, will not be included (as annoying as they are).

#10: “Dark Souls” series (2011-)

There's no denying that these games are spectacular, featuring some of the most impressive worlds and challenging gameplay we've ever seen. Unfortunately, with the series’ infamous difficulty comes an elitist, hardcore community, who feel as if they are superior to the “filthy casuals” of gaming due to their mastering of the complex series. Those seeking help or guidance in these notoriously opaque games are often told to just “git gud” – which is always helpful. Finally, the online community itself isn't too great, as it's filled with constant showboaters, hackers & lag-stabbers adding a layer of frustration that even the developers didn’t full intend.

#9: “FIFA” series (1993-)

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, so it's natural that the “FIFA” series draws in millions of players every year. Unfortunately, most of these players are cheaters and cry babies. The series has a history with hackers ruining the infrastructure of the games, but it's the general attitude in the matches themselves that annoy us the most. You'll be lucky to even finish a game in the first place, as many players are known to simply disconnect after letting in a goal or two. For those of us who are lucky to finish a game, we are often treated to childish screaming, spamming, and obnoxious celebrations. So, exactly like real soccer I mean Futbal fans. Crap.

#8: “DayZ” (2013)

“DayZ’s” concept revolves around a sense of community. Ironically, it has since devolved into the lawless wasteland that it is known for today, simply on the notion that people are asses. Due to the nature of the game, “DayZ” is essentially an asshole simulator – seemingly to bringing out the most sadistic trolls in the gaming community, intent on one thing and one thing only: killing you and erasing hours of progress. It seems that, no matter your intentions, whether you want to scavenge in silence or approach someone with friendly intentions, you'll end up getting a bullet and KOS’d regardless. We understand that this is supposed to add to the element of danger, but really, it's just annoying.

#7: “Mass Effect” series (2007-)

It's no secret that fans get very involved in a good story, and voice their displeasure when the conclusion doesn't satisfy their imaginations. Add to this the fact that the game included multiplayer that nobdy really asked for – and you have a recipe for an angry mob on your hands. Voicing your opinion against something you didn’t like is fine – we played it and yah, thee ending kind of blows – but the worst part of all this was when was when “Retake Mass Effect” tried to leverage the Child’s Play Charity in order to help their cause. The real shame here was that A) there were legit criticism to be made and B) Mass Effect 3 was good up until that point – but ask the community about it and you might hear otherwise.

#6: “Team Fortress 2” (2007)

While many players of “Team Fortress 2” are perfectly fine, there is a small vocal minority that makes the game unbearable for everyone, but especially for new players. The game seems to draw a lot of elitist gamers who believe that they are better than everyone, and being vote kicked for playing poorly or playing as the “wrong” character is not uncommon. This is on top of the constant whining about minis on Hightower, despite it being a perfectly legal and legit form of playing, and the incessant complaining about bad or inexperienced teammates. If you've never played this game but have always wanted to check it out, we recommend that you mute your chat, for the first few months.

#5: “Counter-Strike” series (2000-)

While the “Counter-Strike” games may be a blast to play, the community, and “Global Offensive’s” community in particular, is so darn toxic that it negates any sense of fun you may have. The games always devolve into a mess of children screaming into the microphone, vocal abuse towards other players, higher-ranked players getting unnecessarily upset, team killers, derankers, and griefers. If that wasn't all, the servers are also poorly managed, encouraging shady tactics and, in some cases, hacking. To truly experience this series, you need to find friends and play with them, because the games are otherwise unplayable due to the childish community.

#4: “Minecraft” (2011)

While many people in the “Minecraft” community will work together and create magnificent things, there are others who will do the exact opposite, particularly in the public servers. Unfortunately, with popular games come the immature gamers, and “Minecraft” is filled to the brim with them. Not only will they spam the chat function with garbage, but they will actively troll and destroy other players’ creations at will. The malicious behavior even led to the popularization of the term “griefing,” as “Minecraft” became well-known for its troublesome players. This has become a serious problem for server admins and neutral gamers alike.

#3: “Halo” series (2001-)

Back in the day, “Halo” was the pinnacle of the online multiplayer experience, as “Halo 2” perfected the art of Xbox Live and became an immensely popular. However, due to its popularity, it has drawn both children, childish adults, and new fans who do nothing but clash with the old. Most online games revolve around childish screaming matches and immature teabagging, while forums are filled with arguments regarding the quality of each game. Old fans want the classic “Halo” gameplay returned and whine about every new gameplay element that 343 implements. New fans enjoy the experimentation and progress. And both sets do nothing but clash with each other. Can't we just enjoy the games for what they are?

#2: “Call of Duty” series (2003-)

Perhaps one of the most infamous communities in video gaming are the “Call of Duty” fans. Well, we say fans extremely lightly, because it seems to us that no one actually enjoys playing these games. Many online discussions, mostly from non-fans revolve around how these games are literally the worst of all time, and players declaring that they'll never buy another CoD game again because “they're all the same, man,” yet continuing to buy the new iteration anyway. The online portion is also no picnic, as it is well-known for the whiny children, all of which are either spamming, accusing good players of hacking, or just being loud and annoying in general.

#1: “League of Legends” (2009) & “DOTA 2” (2013)

Where to begin with these two? Gamers typically reference League and DOTA when speaking about toxic MOBA communities, and for good reason. Something about these games just seems to bring out the worst in people, as you will hear some of the most racist, profane, and inappropriate language you will ever hear while playing. Players sabotage teammates with intentional feeding and verbally assault other gamers for performing poorly. Many remain unapologetic in their behavior, and it has gotten so bad that major gaming websites, have actively written about the problem. But perhaps the worst part is how the two communities are incredibly hostile to each other, why can’t they just be nice to each other? That’s a very good question.
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