It is always a topic of discussion when it comes to the toxicity of the gaming community. It’s true. Even amongst adults, video games can sometimes bring out the worst in us and for the sake of winning, there are times when we abandon our morals.
But today, we will be looking at the brighter side of video games as we explore 7 of the friendliest video game communities out there. These communities are very welcoming and very open to sharing extra knowledge about the game. If you are a beginner, these people are the best beacons of light.
So let’s get started!
1. Stardew Valley
Those who have played Stardew Valley will know that there is a truckload of game lore and information that even veteran players might miss. Not to worry though, because Stardew Valley’s community is always there to remind you about potential Easter eggs and updates.
Not only that, the community is very accommodating to new players. In most Stardew Valley forums like Reddit, veteran players are very eager to help new players in a super-friendly way. They’ll easily tell them what are the dos and don’ts in the early stages and are happy to share their deep knowledge about the game.
Plus, when it comes to resources, there are plenty of mods for the game created by the community that improves either the gameplay or aesthetics of the game. It’s an amazing community for an already superb indie game.
2. Animal Crossing
Just like Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing has an amazing community due to its players’ passion for sharing game knowledge with strangers. While Animal Crossing might not have the depth of Stardew Valley in gameplay, it didn’t stop the community from getting together to share their progress.
As every farm in Animal Crossing is unique, the community is more than happy in sharing the design and concept of their farms. This is very heartwarming to see and it also shows how the players would want to share their accomplishments and results with other players.
And if you need help, there are countless guides and resources you can look up online. The references all are great and the general response in the game’s forums is very warm and welcoming for new players.
3. Tekken 7
Usually one would think that an esports title would have a toxic player base, let alone a fighting-based one. Well, if you thought that about Tekken 7, you couldn’t be more wrong.
This is because, between players, there is a huge amount of respect as Tekken 7 is a very hard game to play. As such, once a player is able to perform well with a certain character, you would have to give an ovation, even if you are at the receiving end of a loss.
The mentality and sentiments are similar to traditional martial arts. It’s an admiration of one’s discipline and Tekken 7 is technically virtual martial arts and that translates to that.
The Pokemon games—the core series—have been legendary and so is its community. In a game where everyone strives to be the very best, the Poke community has the heart of a champion.
We say this because the Pokemon community has done a lot to make the games infinitely better. For instance, the community invented the Nuzlocke challenges, and completing these self-made challenges has been an achievement for veteran players.
And to not miss out on casual players, the community—from time to time—showcases amazing fan art and BGM covers that display their love for the game. It’s adorable and we honestly can’t get enough of them!
5. Idle Heroes
Idle Heroes is a mobile game that requires minimal real-time action because its gameplay is largely down to strategising and resource management. Again, this means that game knowledge is essential for succeeding in this game.
Lucky for Idle Heroes players as they have some of the best communities out there when it comes to writing guides. The information needed to succeed at this game is tabulated concisely on many websites telling which resource to prioritise for free-to-play players. This is extremely wholesome to see.
The wholesomeness doesn’t even end outside of the game. In-game, the players are very friendly and are active on the live chat, showing their progress and the heroes they’ve fostered. Guilds are also very accommodating with many of them offering helping hands in defeating guild bosses and challenges.
Hades might not be the most difficult roguelike game but it is also not the easiest game out there. For many casual players, Hades can be really difficult and having a great community to hold your hand is very assuring.
The community forums have very active threads that actively discuss the game with how and what newer players of the genre can do to ease their first few runs. They’ll tell you what is the best weapon to play and what Boons/Weapons are for beginners.
Overall, Hades is a tough game that is softened by the embrace of its community.
7. Rocket League
Unlike games like FIFA, Rocket League has a respectable and loving community. Whether you are a long-time veteran or a freshie, Rocket League’s community has a place for you.
Whenever you make a great play or a bad one, the general public of Rocket League is there to give you words of encouragement or praise. Rarely will you see your public teammate rage at you for making a mistake and this is beautiful to see in a competitive environment.
Besides that, the community online for Rocket League is also very open when it comes to design and aesthetics. Posting your personalized car online in forums is often returned with positive feedback and comments.
All in all, we’re super grateful for these games’ communities and their efforts in shedding a different light on video games. And if you are interested in being part of that community, you can get these games with some help from OffGamers here!