It’s really hard to get a sense of “the community” with MMOs at this point, because MMOs are no longer confined to a small enough roster of players that you can get an accurate thin slice of information. Think of it this way: If we assume World of Warcraft has five million subscribers (which seems low, but potentially on-track), that means the game population is nearly twice the size of Chicago, Illinois. You can’t really get a sense of everyone involved in the game at that size.
However, to continue that analogy, fans tend to split up along neighborhoods. And of all the neighborhoods out there, Reddit is the most ubiquitous and the most visible. You can see the presence of the community right there. Which brings us to the question: Which MMO has the worst presence on Reddit?
After all, while the Star Citizen subreddit may not be indicative of the whole community around the game, it’s definitely indicative of that subreddit’s community. Lots of people have shared tales of horrible behavior on various subreddits, from Shroud of the Avatar to World of Warcraft to Final Fantasy XIV. Heck, the only one I recall as being consistently praised is the Guild Wars 2 subreddit, and even that might not be indicative. So of all the MMO subreddits out there, which one is the worst?