The Daily Grind: What are your favorite MMORPG-related subreddits?

    
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If you don’t read much Reddit, you might be unaware that the one most squarely on point with our genre, /r/MMORPG, had a bit of a meltdown this past week. Following a massive flamewar about the quality of the sub in a post titled This subreddit is worthless (over 3000 upvotes as I type this), the users and mods over there had a bit of an existential crisis, leading to a mod post called The Purge, in which the mods announced they had banned 44 users for being persistently toxic and planned to patrol the halls a bit more vigilantly going forward.

“These individuals represented the worst of the worst, and we’re done putting up with that kind of toxic behaviour,” one mod wrote. “I get that recent years have turned many of you into bitter, jaded husks that chase their next MMO like a drug addict chases their next heroin fix. But it is not acceptable to use that jaded bitterness as a weapon against each other, nor is it acceptable to berate someone for their choice of game they play.”

We’re certainly wishing the moderating team plenty of luck with that venture and will be watching closely and rooting for them, just as we did the last time this happened, both for their own sake and (more selfishly) for mine, since I read at least the titles of everything that gets posted over there!

But in the meantime, we’re curious about which other MMO-related boards you read on Reddit. Obviously, the small group of now-banned trolls on that sub didn’t ever represent the majority of the MMO industry that is busy playing and reading and streaming and actually having fun instead of posting rants about how we’ve not gotten any relevant MMOs in two decades (what?). If you weren’t on that sub, what subs – related to MMOs, mind you – do you frequent? Does the community on those subs make or break them?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Castagere Shaikura

The only one I had to use was for SWTOR because f2p players can’t post on the official forums which is just stupid.

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h4

It is an interesting post, but I can’t help but notice the OP did not name some of these less popular upcoming MMORPGs that the entire subreddit supposedly missed. If they were named, it might have been an amusing exercise to see whether those particular games were covered on massively or not as a comparison. I mean, he claims there were “dozens of them”!

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Pandalulz

I do not do the Reddits. Sometimes, if I have exhausted all of the internet, I will go look at /r/oddlysatisfying because it makes me happy. The rest of Reddit very rarely makes me happy.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

same

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Anstalt

Reddit is just one of the many modern social networks (or whatever u want to call it) that has passed me by. I’m just a bit of a grumpy old man when it comes to things like that, I stick to forums, comments on sites like this and I reluctantly have a facebook account. Everything else just feels a bit redundant and I’m pretty careful about my online privacy.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Reddit is awesome. Just need to give it a shot and you’ll get hooked in no time

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Random MMO fan

Yeap, it is.

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Loopy

My recommendation is to find subreddits that specifically align with your interests. /r/all is a cesspool of everything, and it’s not a great introduction to Reddit as a platform.

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Pingly

I’m an old man myself and many of the subreddits have very cozy, close communities that often surprise me and remind me of the private, old-folks-gamers online communities I used to belong to like CoFR.

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Random MMO fan

This has nothing to do with “privacy”, you never have to disclose your real information on Reddit. And it is not really a “modern social network”, it works just like forums do and even has same layout. Plus there is a topic for just about every interest that exists, except illegal ones.

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Loopy

Mainly /r/classicwow at this time. I am subbed to /r/mmorpg, but maaan that subreddit loves hating on MMOs.

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Paragon Lost

Honestly I don’t do the mmorpg Reddits. About the only thing I keep an eye on and read off an on is the tabletop rpg subreddits and even some of those annoy me.

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

I follow the subreddits of the games I actively play, plus some that I don’t because of the community.

To wit, LOTRO/FFXIV/ESO are staples… but I’ve found a genuinely helpful and friendly sort of folk on the Fallout 76 subreddit (FO76)

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I used to read your stuff over on that other MMO site. Then one day I’m reading Rappler to cross reference PH news and I saw this familiar name :-)

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Hello!

Yes, I stopped writing for that other MMO site to focus more on my work for Rappler, but I do have fond memories of writing game columns and news and whatnot. I still do, sometimes, for Rappler. :)

Thank you for your patronage though! <3

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Jon Wax

R/survivalgaming
R/gameleaksandrumors
R/politics

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I read almost every game-specific subreddit that I am currently interested in knowing, almost all of them offers more useful information than most official forums or unofficial sites. Most of them also have acceptable level of moderation, where too extreme hatred is removed but fair criticism of games, players and other sites is allowed, at least on subreddits where developers are not allowed to moderate.

Only gaming subreddits I do not read are the ones like /r/NEW_World_MMO where nobody is actually allowed to share any information about game except the information shared by developers themselves, this makes the subreddit absolutely useless. Same goes for every other subreddit for upcoming game with same rules. Luckily /r/MMORPG does not seem to apply same rules and I can post any information from any alpha test I participate in or read information and see screenshots by other alpha or beta participants ;-)

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Oleg Chebeneev

My favourite are /r/StarCitizen, /r/wowservers and /r/MUD. Im also subbed to /r/MMORPG and /r/lostarkgame

speaking of /r/MMORPG, there recently was an interesting thread that I enjoyed digging through: https://old.reddit.com/r/MMORPG/comments/g7rdkq/most_interesting_communities_in_the_history_of/

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Yes that was interesting post in terms of history.