The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite non-awful gaming subreddit?

    
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I want to flip the tables on the whole toxicity/Reddit thing a bit. Earlier this week, we talked about some of the problems Reddit has. But not every gaming subreddit – or every subreddit, for that matter – is a cesspit of drama. I can never write off the whole platform because I’ve had really enjoyable experiences on the subs for some of my other hobbies, for single-player games, and even for niche groups for MMOs.

For example, have you ever checked out /r/GuildWarsDyeJob/? You guys, it’s basically a fashion show in there. It reminds me of the old Guru forums where people would post up their awesome outfit/dye combos for classic Guild Wars, only this one’s got much more Guild Wars 2. People are super creative, and the commentary is constructive too.

What’s your favorite non-awful gaming subreddit? Which one truly deserves an epic shout-out?

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Zen Dadaist

Well, I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised at /r/warframe not being a cesspool. I guess it’s a combo of active attentive mods and an in game community that is relatively low toxicity for a F2P shooter. It has some spin off subs for fashionframe and mandachord tracks too.

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tinnis_

single player ones ;p

or

/r/games
/r/truegaming
/r/gaming4gamers
/r/rpg_gamers

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Dragon Whimsy

The Guild Wars 2 subreddit actually. Having a bunch of gamergate trolls invade it for a day or two doesn’t change that. There is rarely real drama there. Just complaints during content lulls or the standard PvP balance complaints. It’s generally a very helpful community.

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Skoryy

A subreddit devoted to Fashion Wars? OK, I’m in.

I’ll throw a recommendation for /r/STObuilds, the go-to place for learning how to fly your starship like a Kirk. Experts there are knowledgeable and there’s plenty of posts that explain why their builds work.

And another one for /r/GirlGamers. I don’t comment there for obvious reasons, but I do keep it on my front page as its an incredibly positive sub.

That said, I’ll also duck into /r/GuildWars2 and /r/STO for updates and discovering things I might not have otherwise learned on my own. As recent events have shown, however, no gaming subreddit is immune to mob rule by the Extremely Online. So a lot of salt must be taken before wading through said salt mines.

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Toy Clown

I’ve always enjoyed the subreddit community for GW2 the most. So many creative, light-hearted people converge there to share art and things I actually consider funny. Sure, it gets the people who complain, but its not toxic levels of complaining. People are also helpful and embrace newcomers and others post up helpful guides.

While I don’t play FFXIV anymore, I’ve always been impressed with their subreddit as well. They also seem to have a mostly-positive playerbase that frequents the subreddit.

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Argantaelle

https://www.reddit.com/r/classicwow/
It’s quite polite, mature and overall friendly (at least when “no changes” and “we need changes” people aren’t going to slaughter each other)

But to be smothered by niceness, kindness and mutual respect, visit https://www.reddit.com/r/kotor/. That’s the best subreddit I’ve seen so far.

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Oleg Chebeneev

/r/starcitizen ofc
also im lurking in /r/wowservers alot but amount of vanilla shills there is astounding

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Kevin McCaughey

ugh

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Alex Js.

Every gaming subreddit I frequently visit is good… Each and every one of them contains useful information, often missing at other places (and you guys at Massively know about this since I see many mentions of Reddit as a source of news ;-)), and even the drama can be interesting to read about (which is something that is usually not allowed on official forums for obvious reasons).

Of course, non-gaming subreddits are a whole different thing, especially politics-related or “social justice”-related but I just don’t visit any of these ;-)

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Bryan Turner

I Play For the Plot /s

They all have their moments, you just have to know what pushes buttons before you post a topic. Or if you go into a witch burning thread don’t post a reply suggesting not to burn the witch.

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Kevin McCaughey

Burn the witch!

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Bryan Turner

If she floats like a duck then she’s a witch!