A bad community can absolutely sink an MMO with toxicity. A good community can keep an MMO relevant long past its due date. And yet most MMOs are somewhere in between, with their toxic pockets living alongside, however grudgingly, with the people who help newbies and run charity events. We’ve seen some of the worst of what bad communities can bring this year – but there’s a bright light in this genre too, generated by people who refuse to give into cynicism. We even started up a new column this year to chronicle all the good MMO players and devs do.
Which MMO had the best player community in 2019 specifically? And what did the players do this year to earn that honor in your view?